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R.A. Bennett, B.P. Wernicke, J.L. Davis, P. Elosegui, J.K. Snow, M.J. Abolins, M.A. House, G.L. Stirewalt, D.A. Ferrill, "Global Positioning System Constraints on Fault Slip Rates in the Death Valley Region, California and Nevada," Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 24, 3,073-3,076, 1997.

G.B. Besse, D.M. Yost, G. Jones, D. Becktel, T. Meyer, S.D. Davis, D. Wersal, K. Lilly, R. Miller, W. Needelman, L.C. Dueck, "High Pressure Injection Fuel System Wear Study," Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Paper No. 980869, 1998.

P.A. Bjorkum, E.H. Oelkers, P.H. Nadeau, O. Walderhaug, W.M. Murphy, "Porosity Prediction in Quartzose Sandstones as a Function of Time, Temperature, Depth, Stylolite Frequency, and Hydrocarbon Saturation," American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, Vol. 82, 637-648, April 1998.

C.R. Blanchard, H.T. Lin, P.F. Becher, "Grain Boundary Sliding Measurements During Tensile Creep of a Single-Phase Alumina," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 81, No. 6, 1,429-1,436, 1998.

P.M. Bowles, "In Search of the Ultimate Debris Prediction Tool for Safe Siting of Aircraft Shelters," Transient Loading and Response of Structures, International Symposium Honoring Mr. Arnfinn Jenssen, Proceedings, 317- 332, 1998.

K.S. Chan, N.S. Cheruvu, G.R. Leverant, "Coating Life Prediction for Combustion Turbine Blades," Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Paper No. 98-GT-478, 1998.

C.L. Chang, A.T. Drobot, K. Papadopoulos, K.H. Wright, N.H. Stone, C. Gurgiolo, J.D. Winningham, C. Bonifazi, "Current-Voltage Characteristics of the Tethered Satellite System: Measurements and Uncertainties Due to Temperature Variations," Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 25, 713-716, 1998.

N.S. Cheruvu, K.S. Chan, G.R. Leverant, "Cyclic Oxidation Behavior of Aluminide, Platinum Modified Aluminide, and MCrAlY Coatings on GTD-111," Transactions of the ASME, Paper No. 98-GT-468, 1998.

N.S. Cheruvu, G.R. Leverant, "Influence of Metal Temperature on Base Material and Coating Degradation of GTD-111 Buckets," Transactions of the ASME, Paper No. 98-GT-511, 1998.

V. H. Desai, D.C. Tamboli, N. S. Cheruvu, "Oxidation Characteristics of Nickel Based Superalloys in Steam," The ASME Turbo Expo, International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, Paper No. 98-GT-587, 1998.

D.A. Ferrill, "Critical Re-evaluation of Differential Stress Estimates from Calcite Twins," Tectonophysics, Vol. 285, 77-84, 1998.

D.A. Ferrill, A.P. Morris, S.M. Jones, J.A. Stamatakos, "Extensional Layer-Parallel Shear and Normal Faulting," Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 20, 355-362, 1998.

I. Kanik, L. Beegle, C. Noren, S.M. Ahmed, R. Link, "Temperature Dependent Photoabsorption Cross Section Measurements of O2 at the Nitrogen Airglow and Auroral Emission Lines," Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 279, 297, 1997.

H. Kwun, K.A. Bartels, "Magnetostrictive Sensor Technology and Its Applications," Ultrasonics, Vol. 36, Nos. 1-5, 171-178, 1998.

H. Kwun, K.A. Bartels, J.J. Hanley, "Effects of Tensile Loading on the Properties of Elastic-Wave Propagation in a Strand," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 103, No. 6, 3,370-3,375, 1998.

H. Kwun, C.P. Dynes, "Long-Range Guided Wave Inspection of Pipe Using Magnetostrictive Sensor Technology: The Feasibility of Defect Characterization," Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 3,398, 28-34, 1998.

Y. Lu, H. Wadley, "Three-Dimensional Wave Propagation Through Cylindrical Single Crystal Solid-Liquid Interfaces," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 103, No. 3, 1,353-1,360, 1998.

P.C. Mackin, S. Hsiung, B. Jagannath, "Development of an NRC Review Plan for UMTRCA Title II Sites that Supports Requirements for Long-Term Care and Custody," Proceedings of the U.S. Department of Energy Long-Term Stewardship Workshop, 29-38, 1998.

D.A. Mauney, "Maintenance Optimization in the ASME Inspection Planning Framework," International Conference on Assuring It's Safe, IMechE Conference Transactions, C535/040/98, 405-418, 1998.

G.I. Ofoegbu, D.A. Ferrill, "Mechanical Analyses of Listric Normal Faulting with Emphasis on Seismicity Assessment," Tectonophysics, Vol. 284, 65-77, 1998.

R.A. Page, G.R. Leverant, "Inhibition of Interdiffusion from MCrAlY Overlay Coatings by Application of a Ni-Re Interlayer," Transactions of the ASME, Paper No. 98-GT-375, 1998.

C.J. Pollock, V.N. Coffey, J.D. England, N.G. Martinez, T.E. Moore, M.L. Adrian, "Thermal Electron Capped Hemisphere for Ionospheric Studies," in Measurement Techniques in Space Plasmas: Particles, Geophysical Monograph, Vol. 102, 201-207, 1998.

B. Rahe, D.A. Ferrill, A.P. Morris, "Physical Analog Modeling of Pull-Apart Basin Evolution," Tectonophysics, Vol. 285, 21-40, 1998.

M.J. Sablik, D.C. Jiles, M.R. Govindaraju, "Finite Element Modeling of the Effect of Creep Damage on a Magnetic Detector Signal for Seam-Welded Steel Pipes," Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE), Vol. 17, 1,493-1,500, 1998.

M.J. Sablik, D.C. Jiles, M.R. Govindaraju, "Finite Element Simulation of Creep Damage Effects on a Magnetic Detector Signal for a Seam Weld/Heat Afflicted Zone Region in Steel Pipe," Proceedings: NDE for Damage Assessment Workshop, 121-130, 1998.

M.E.G. Schmidt, D.A. Mauney, "Risk-Based Methods and the ASME Handbook," International Conference on Assuring It's Safe, IMechE Conference Transactions, C535/029/98, 323-332, 1998.

E. T. Schulitz, Y. Lu, H. Wadley, "Ultrasonic Propagation in Metal Power-Viscous Liquid Suspensions," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 103, No. 3, 1,361-1,369, 1998.

S.S. Simescu, G.L. Borman, H. Sasaki, H. Kawamura, "Combustion and Instantaneous Heat Transfer in a Ceramic Diesel Engine," Proceedings-Fourth International Symposium on Diagnostics and Modeling of Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines, 161-166, 1998.

A.J. Smalley, P.J. Pantermuehl, R. M. Lewis, E.A. Johnson, "New Look at Forces Can Help Minimize Foundation Cracking," Pipe Line and Gas Industry, 45-51, 1998.

V.P. Swaminathan, N.S. Cheruvu, J.M. Klein, W. M. Robinson, "Microstructure and Property Assessment of Conventionally Cast and Directionally Solidified Buckets Refurbished After Long-term Service," ASME International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress 1998, Paper No. 98-GT-510, 1998.

J.D. Winningham, N.H. Stone, C.A. Gurgiolo, K.H. Wright, R.A. Frahm, C.A. Bonifazi, "Suprathermal Electrons Observed on the Tethered Satellite System-1 Reflight Satellite," Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 25, 429-432, 1998.

K.H. Wright, Jr., N.H. Stone, J. Sorensen, J.D. Winningham, C. Gurgiolo, "Observations of Reflected Ions and Plasma Turbulence for Satellite Potentials Greater than the Ion Ram Energy," Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 25, 417-420, 1998.

M.P. Wuest, "Time-of-Flight Ion Composition Measurement Technique for Space Plasmas," in Measurement Techniques in Space Plasmas: Particles, Geophysical Monograph, Vol. 102, 141-155, 1998.

Presentations

D.I. Ash, D.A. Mauney, "Predictive Maintenance/Inspection Planning Optimization," NPRA Maintenance Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 1998.

L.W. Beegle, I. Kanik, C. Noren, J. Ajello, R. Link, "Temperature Dependent Photoabsorption Cross Section Measurements of the Aeronomically Important Species of N2 and O2," First International Thermospheric Ionospheric Geospheric Research (TIGER) Symposium, Freiburg, Germany, June 1998.

K.A. Behring, "Accuracy of Natural Gas Sampling Techniques, and the Impact of Composition Measurement Efforts on Flow Rate and Heating Value Determination," The FLOMEKO '98 International Conference on Flow Measurement, Lund, Sweden, June 1998.

K.A. Behring, S.E. Foh, "Quantification of Uncertainty Associated with Gas Sampling Equipment and Techniques, and the Impact on Flow Rate and Heating Value Measurement," The American Gas Association 1998 Operations Conference, Seattle, Washington, May 1998.

K.A. Behring, "Update on the GRI/API Chapter 14.1 Gas Sampling Research Project," Proceedings, 73rd International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement, Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 1998.

C.J. Buckingham, E.B. Bowles, "Compressed Natural Gas Measurement," Proceedings, 73rd International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement, Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 1998.

G. Crowley, A. Ridley, R. Link, D. Winningham, R.A. Frahm, J.R. Sharber, R. Roble, A. Richmond, J. Russell III, "Particle Effects on the Middle Atmosphere Modeled Using the Parallelized Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesophere Electrodynamics-Global Circulation Model," Spring Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Boston, Massachusetts, May 1998.

G. Crowley, J.D. Winningham, R.A. Frahm, J.R. Sharber, A. Ridley, R. Link, "Climatology of Precipitating Particles and their Effects on the Middle Atmosphere," First International TIGER Symposium, Freiburg, Germany, June 1998.

L.G. Dodge, J.T. Kubesh, D.W. Naegeli, P. Campbell, "Modeling NOX Emissions from Lean-Burn Natural Gas Engines," SAE International Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, Paper 981389, Dearborn, Michigan, May 1998.

L.G. Dodge, K.R. Shouse, J. Grogan, Douglas Leone, K.A. Whitney, and P.M. Merritt, "Development of an Ethanol-Fueled Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle," SAE International Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, Dearborn, Michigan, May 1998.

D.A. Ferrill, "Active Detachment Faulting in the Western Basin and Range: New Constraints from the Bare Mountain Region (Nevada) and the Death Valley Region (California)," School of Geology and Geophysics Shell Oil Colloquium Series at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, April 1998.

D.A. Ferrill, "Normal Fault Growth Processes and Implications for Exploration," Seminar in the School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, May 1998.

D.A. Ferrill, J.A. Stamatakos, D. Sims, A.P. Morris, "Fault Growth Processes and Applications in Exploration," Regional Technology Transfer Conference, Houston, Texas, April 1998.

D.J. Fox, J.F. Unruh, M.J. Schad, R.J. Locker, "Vibration Characterization of Intumescent Mat Mounted Ceramic Preconverters," 1998 SAE, Inc., International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 1998.

R.A. Frahm, R. Link, J.D. Winningham, J.R. Sharber, G. Cowley, A.J. Ridley, M.V. Codrescu, E.E. Gaines, D.L. Chennete, "Atmospheric Ionization Rates from Particle Environment Monitor (PEM) Electron Data: Differential and Integral Differences," Spring Annual Meeting of the AGU, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1998.

R.A. Frahm, J.D. Winningham, J.R. Sharber, "Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) Power System and Plasma Interaction," Space Environment and Effects Flight Experiments Workshop, Huntsville, Alabama, June 1998.

G.R. Gladstone, M.B. Boslough, "The Impact Plume Model for Far Ultraviolet (FUV) Dayglow Holes," Spring Annual Meeting of the AGU, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1998.

A.W. Gray III, T.W. Ryan III, "Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI)," Environmental Vehicles and Alternative Fuels Conference and Exposition, Ypsilanti, Michigan, June 1998.

A.W. Gray III, T.W. Ryan III, C.E. Roberts, L.G. Dodge, "HCCI Emissions Formation," 31st International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation, Dusseldorf, Germany, June 1998.

T.A. Grimley, "The Influence of Velocity Profile on Ultrasonic Flow Meter Performance," The American Gas Association 1998 Operations Conference, Seattle, Washington, May 1998.

S.J. Hudak, Jr., M.A. Miller, G.A. Cragnolino, D.S. Dunn, C. Laird, Y. Li, J. DeLuccia, and J. Goodman, "Development of an Electrochemical Sensor for Early Detection of Fatigue Damage in Aircraft Structures," 1997 USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Conference, San Antonio, Texas, December 1997.

M.L. Janssens, "Establishment of Cone Calorimeter Acceptance Criteria for Evaluation of Fire Restricting Materials for High Speed Craft," Symposium on Computational and Experimental Methods in Mechanical and Thermal Engineering, Belgium, May 1998.

M.L. Janssens, "Performance-Based Fire Tests of Materials: U.S. Overview," 14th United States Japan Natural Resources (UJNR) Meeting, Tsukuba and Tokyo, Japan, May-June 1998.

M.L. Janssens, D. Alley, A. Grenier, "Development of Cone Calorimeter Criteria for Composite Fire Restricting Materials Used on High Speed Craft," 14th UJNR Meeting, Tsukuba and Tokyo, Japan, May-June 1998.

M.K. Khair, "An Integrated Approach Towards Reducing NOx and Particulate Matter from Diesel Engines," International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation," Dusseldorf, Germany, June 1998.

T. Kinsella, M. Neary, K.A. Bartels, G.M. Light, "Evaluation of the Reusability of an X-Ray-Sensitive Phosphor Screen," 43rd International Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Symposium and Exhibition, Anaheim, California, May-June 1998.

J.U. Kozyra, P. Song, M.O. Chandler, T.E. Moore, M.P. Wuest, C.T. Russell, R.R. Anderson, "Multi-Instrument, Multi-Spacecraft Analysis of the June 20, 1995 Cusp Crossing by the Polar Spacecraft During Northward Interplanetary Magnetic Field Conditions," Spring Annual Meeting of the AGU, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1998.

J.A. Leet, "Potential Application of Fischer-Tropsch Fuels," Gas-to-Liquids Processing, Bringing Clean Fuels to Market, San Antonio, Texas, March 1998.

G.R. Leverant, "Maintenance Savings Through Coating Life Prediction," Gas Turbine Users Association Conference, Dallas, Texas, June 1998.

R. Link, "Short and Long Term Variability in Solar X-Ray to Extreme Ultra Violet-FUV and Effects on Airglow," First International TIGER Symposium, Freiburg, Germany, June 1998.

P.C. Mackin, "Development of a Standard Review Plan for the Review of a Reclamation Plan for Mill Tailings Sites Under Title II of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act," National Mining Association, Grand Junction, Colorado, June 1998.

P.C. Mackin, "Development of an NRC Review Plan for UMTRCA Title II Sites that Supports Requirements for Long-Term Care and Custody," U.S. Department of Energy Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Stewardship Workshop, Grand Junction, Colorado, June 1998.

D.A. Mauney, M.E.G. Schmidt, "Financially Structured Risk-Based Methods from the ASME Application Handbook," International Conference and Workshop on Reliability and Risk Management, San Antonio, Texas, September 1998.

A.N. Maurellis, T.E. Cravens, D. Grodent, G.R. Gladstone, J.H. Waite, "Diurnal Models of the Jovian Ionosphere," Spring Annual Meeting of the AGU, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1998.

T.B. Morrow, "Effects of Oil on Orifice Plates in Gas Flow Measurement," The 1998 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 1998.

T.B. Morrow, K.A. Behring, "Effects of Swirl and Velocity Profile Asymmetry on Flow Conditioner Performance for Orifice Meters," The FLOMEKO '98 International Conference on Flow Measurement, Lund, Sweden, June 1998.

T.B. Morrow, E. Kelner, "Orifice Meter Installation Effects: Effect of Variable Spacer Length Between Two 90 Ells Out-of-Plane," The American Gas Association 1998 Operations Conference, Seattle, Washington, May 1998.

D.P. Nicolella, A.E. Nicholls, J. Lankford, "Microstructural Strain Fields in Cortical Bone," Texas Mineralized Tissue Society, Austin, Texas, August 1998.

A.J. Ridley, "Propagating the Interplanetary Magnetic Field from a Satellite to the Magnetosphere," Spring Annual Meeting of the AGU, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1998.

T.W. Ryan III, "The Effect of Fuel Properties on Emissions from a 2.5 gm NOx Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine," SAE International Fall Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, California, October 1998.

T.W. Ryan III, "Fischer-Tropsch Liquids and Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition," 1998 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction Workshop, Castine, Maine, July 1998.

M.J. Sablik, B. Augustyniak, "Magnetic Measurement Methods of Nondestructive Evaluation," 17th Annual Conference on Properties and Applications of Magnetic Materials at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, May 1998.

L. Schaefer, G.M. Light, "Comparison of Acoustic Microscopy, Pulsed Infrared Thermography, and Laser Shearography for the Detection of Debonds in Honeycomb Structures," 43rd International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition, Anaheim, California, May-June 1998.

M.E.G. Schmidt, D.A. Mauney, "How Financially Optimizing Maintenance Can Solve Your Safety Issues," International Conference and Workshop on Reliability and Risk Management, San Antonio, Texas, September 1998.

J.R. Sharber, R.A. Frahm, G. Crowley, A.J. Ridley, R. Link, J.D. Winningham, E.E. Gaines, R.W. Nightingale, D.L. Chenette, W. Keith, "The UARS PEM Energetic Particle Climatology-Status and Applications," Spring Annual Meeting of the AGU, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1998.

A.J. Smalley, P.J. Pantermuehl, "Realistically Assessing Load Severity on Concrete Foundation and Mounting Systems for Large Reciprocating Compressors," The 1998 Spring Convention-American Concrete Institute, Houston, Texas, March 1998.

V.P. Swaminathan, "Assuring the Integrity of Repaired Hot Section Gas Turbine Components," ASME Asia '97 Conference, Singapore, October 1997.

V.P. Swaminathan, "Condition and Life Assessment of Hot Section Components in Gas Turbines," Western Turbine Users Conference, San Diego, California, March 1998.

V.P. Swaminathan, "Refurbishment of Advanced Technology Gas Turbine Hot Section Components," ASME Internationl Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, June 1998.

V.P. Swaminathan, "State-of-the-Art Life Prediction Methods for Turbine-Generators," Electric Power Research Institute Turbine/Generator Maintenance and Inspection Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, June 1998.

O.L. Vaisberg, L.A. Avanov, V.N. Smirnov, D.V. Korotkov, J.L. Burch, J.H. Waite, C.T. Russell, J.A. Sauvaud, "The Plasma Structure of Flux Transfer Events as Observed by the Interball Tail Probe," Spring Annual Meeting of the AGU, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1998.

A.T. Vemuri, "On the Use of On-Line Approximators for Sensor Fault Diagnosis," The 1998 American Control Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1998.

J.C. Weber, D.A. Ferrill, "Northern Range, Trinidad, Metasedimentary Rocks: Progressive East to West Transposition of Depositional Layering by Tectonic Foliation," 15th Caribbean Geological Conference, Kingston, Jamaica, June 1998.

A.B. Wenzel, "Fire Testing at Southwest Research Institute," National Fire Protection Association 1998 Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 1998.

A.B. Wenzel, "Southwest Research Institute Experience in Jet Fire Testing," Jet Fire Workshop, 17th Internal Conference on Offshore Mechanics (OMAE) '98, Lisbon, Portugal, July 1998.

A.B. Wenzel, M.L. Janssens, "Test Procedures for Evaluating Fire Performance of Advanced Composites," 5th Arab International Conference on Materials Science (Materials and Fire), Alexandria, Egypt, March 1998.

J.D. Winningham, "New Observation on Suprathermal Electrons on the TSS1-R Satellite," Spring Annual Meeting of the AGU, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1998.

J.J. Xiao, G. Shoup, G.J. Hatton, V. Kruka, "Predicting Hydrate Plug Movement During Subsea Flowline Depressurization Operations," The 1998 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 1998.

Internal Research Projects

"Accurate Array Manifolds Based on Numerical and Scaled Modeling," K.A. Lysiak.

"An Advanced Technique for Automated Radio Identification/Recognition," R.L. Johnson, K. Haji.

"Bi-directional Buck/Boost Power Converter," S.X. Bhowmik.

"Development of a Buffer Layer Deposition Technique for High Temperature Superconducting Wires," J.H. Arps.

"Development of Combined EPR and NMR Technologies for Reservoir Characterization," Q. Ni, J.D. King, J.O. Parra.

"GDS-II File Translation Capability," S.R. Runnels.

"Instantaneous Personnel Protection System Defensive Countermeasure Demonstration," M.D. Ladika, D.J. Stevens.

"Mapping of Titan's Surface and Atmosphere Haze: Capability Development for NASA Planetary Atmospheres Program and Space Telescope Opportunities," E. Young.

"Tophat Mass Analyzer Investigation," R.A. Frahm, M.J. Sablik, M.P. Wuest, C.J. Freitas.

Patents

C.R. Blanchard, R.A. Page, "Composite Powder and Method for Forming a Self-Lubricating Composite Coating and Self-Lubricating Components Formed Thereby," U.S. Patent No. 5,763,106, June 1998.

L.B. Hoffman, G.R. Bartlett, S.B. Farmer, P.B. Wood, Eric C. Peterson, "Wire Harness Assembly System," U.S. Patent No. 5,740,602, April 1998.

G.M. Light, Daniel Schneberk, "Method for Obtaining Optimized Computed Tomography Images from a Body of High Length-To-Width Ratio Using Computer Aided Design Information for the Body," U.S. Patent No. 5,764,721, June 1998.

T.W. Ryan III, Kendall R. Swenson, "Apparatus and Method for Determining the Distribution and Flow Rate Characteristics of an Injection Nozzle," U.S. Patent No. 5,753,806, May 1998.

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