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C.E. Anderson Jr., S.J. Bless, T.R. Sharron, S. Satapathy, M. Normandia, "Investigation of Yawed Impact into a Finite Target," Shock Compression of Condensed Matter -- 1997, 925-928, AIP Press, Woodbury, New York, 1998.

C.E. Anderson Jr., D.L. Orphal, R.R. Franzen, J.D. Walker, "On the Hydrodynamic Approximation for Long-Rod Penetration," International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 1, 23-42, 1999.

C.E. Anderson Jr., T.R. Sharron, J.D. Walker, C.J. Freitas, "Numerical Simulations of a Hydrodynamic Ram Experiment," Proceedings of the Transient Loading and Response of Structures Symposium, 333-352, 1998.

C.E. Anderson Jr., J.D. Walker, "Normalized Residual Lengths and Velocities as a Function of Projectile Strain-to-Failure," Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Ballistics, Vol. 3, 427-433, 1998.

C.E. Anderson Jr., J.D. Walker, T.R. Sharron, "The Influence of Edge Effects on Penetration," Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Ballistics, Vol. 3, 33-40, 1998.

D.S. Bass, W.M. Murphy, G.P. Miller, D.J. Grosch, J.D. Walker, S.A. Mullin, J.H. Waite, "Response of Organic Materials to Hypervelocity Impacts," Bulletin of the AAS, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1,026, 1998.

P.M. Bowles, "In Search of the Ultimate Debris Prediction Tool for the Safe Siting of Aircraft Shelters: A History Lesson," Proceedings of the Transient Loading and Response of Structures Symposium, 317-332, 1998.

J.L. Brady, J.M. Klein, M.D. Stevenson, S.P. Petullo, N.E. D'Orsi, R.C. Skinner, K.D. Eager, R.A. Perry, "Downhole Gas Separation and Injection Powered by a Downhole Turbo Expander," Proceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 1998.

S. Chocron, C.E. Anderson Jr., J.D. Walker, "Long-Rod Penetration: Cylindrical vs. Spherical Cavity Expansion for Extent of Plastic Flow," Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Ballistics, Vol. 3, 319-326, 1998.

D.J. Fox, D.D. Kana, S.M. Hsiung, "Influence of Interface Roughness on Dynamic Shear Behavior in Joint Rock," International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 35, No. 7, 923-940, 1998.

R.R. Franzen, D.L. Orphal, C.E. Anderson Jr., "The Influence of Experimental Design on Depth-of-Penetration Test Results and Derived Ballistic Efficiencies," International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 8, 727-737, 1997.

C.J. Freitas (editor), Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Fluids Engineering Division (FED)-Vol. 245, 1998.

C.J. Freitas, "Forum on Parallel Computing Methods," Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division -- 1998, FED-Vol. 247, 93-144, 1998.

C.J. Freitas, C.E. Anderson Jr., J.D. Walker, "A Numerical Study of a Hydrodynamic Ram Benchmark Experiment," Symposium on Structures Under Extreme Loading -- 1998, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (PVP)-Vol. 361, 139-156, 1998.

B.E. Hill, C.B. Connor, M.S. Jarzemba, P.C. La Femina, M. Navarro, W. Strauch, "1995 Eruptions of Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua, and Risk Assessment for Future Eruptions," Geological Society of America Bulletin, Vol. 10, 1,231-1,241, 1998.

M.S. Jarzemba, "Estimating Heat Generation Rates for Wastes Contaminated Primarily by Cs-137 and Sr-90," Nuclear Technology, Vol. 124, No. 1, 82-87, 1998.

B. Khalighi, M.J. Braun, C.J. Freitas (editor), W.-J. Yang, D.H. Fruman, F. Baban, R.D. Gould, "Experimental and Numerical Flow Visualization and Laser Anemometry 1998," Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, 1998.

P.I. Lacey, "Development of a Gear Oil Scuff Test Procedure to Predict Adhesive Wear Resistance of Turbine Engine Lubricants," Tribology Transactions, Vol. 41, No. 3, 307-315, 1998.

P.I. Lacey, S. Howell, "Fuel Lubricity Reviewed," Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Paper No. 982567, 1998.

P.I. Lacey, B.D. Shaver, "Evaluation of the Wear Mechanisms Present in the HFRR Fuel Lubricity Test," Proceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on Fuels, Ostfildern, Germany, 199-210, January 1999.

P.I. Lacey, R.T. Stockwell, "Development of a Methodology to Predict Cylinder Liner Scuffing in the DD 6V92TA Standard Engine Test," Tribology Transactions, Vol. 42, No. 1, 22-31, 1999.

J.A. Leet, T. Friesen, A. Shadbourne, "Exhaust Gas Recirculation's (EGR) Effect on Oil Degradation and Intake System Performance," SAE Paper No. 980179, 1998.

J.A. Leet, A.C. Matheaus, D.W. Stewart, "EGR System Integration on a Pump-Line-Nozzle Engine," SAE Paper No. 980181, 1998.

D.L. Littlefield, C.E. Anderson Jr., S.J. Bless, "The Penetration of Asymmetric Long-Rod Projectiles at 2.6 km/sec," International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 21, No. 8, 625-643, 1998.

R.V. Lust, Y.-T. Wu, "Probabilistic Structural Analysis -- An Introduction," Experimental Techniques, Vol. 22, No. 5, 29-32, 1998.

T. McCartin, R. Codell, S. Mohanty, R. Baca, V. Colten-Bradley, J. Firth, M.R. Byrne, M.S. Jarzemba, R.W. Janetzke, "U.S. NRC Performance Assessment Capability," Proceedings of the Eighth International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, 313, 1998.

R.C. McClung, H.R. Millwater, G.G. Chell, "Probabilistic Analysis of Multiple Cycle Proof Testing," Fatigue, Fracture, and Residual Stresses -- 1998, PVP-Vol. 373, 35-45, 1998.

S. Mohanty, "Effect of Multiphase Fluid Saturation on the Thermal Conductivity of Geologic Media," Journal of Physics D. Applied Physics, Vol. 30, L80-L84, 1997.

S. Mohanty, G.A. Cragnolino, D.S. Dunn, N. Sridhar, T. Ahn, R. Codell, J. Davis, "EBSPAC: A Computer Code for Evaluating the Performance of the Engineered Barrier System for HLW Disposal," Proceedings of the Eighth International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, 411, 1998.

S. Mohanty, T. McCartin, R. Codell, "A Methodology for Probabilistic Performance Assessment of a High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository," Proceedings of the DISTEC '98 International Conference, 541, 1998.

T.B. Morrow, "Avoiding Installation Errors for Orifice Flow Meters," Flow Control Magazine, Vol. IV, No. 10, 14-18, 1998.

W.M. Murphy, D.S. Bass, "Greenhouse Gases and Gas-Water-Rock Interactions at the Surface of Early Mars," Bulletin of the AAS, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1,030-1,031, 1998.

J.O. Parra, "Dispersion of Acoustic Waves in Poroelastic Media with Azimuthal Anisotropy," Proceedings of the Biot Conference on Poro-Mechanics, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 283-288, September 1998.

J.O. Parra, B.J. Zook, P.C. Xu, R.L. Brown, "Transmission and Detection of Guided Seismic Waves in Attenuating Median," Geophysics, Vol. 63, No. 4, 1,190-1,199, 1998.

D.J. Podnar, "Characteristics of a Small Engine Equipped with an Electromagnetic Valve Actuation System," SAE Paper No. 981908, 1998.

A.M. Polansky, Y.M. Chou, R.L. Mason, "Transforming Non-Normal Data to Normality in Statistical Process Control," Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 30, 131-141, 1998.

G. Raman, S.H. Walker, J.M. Charbonnier, C.J. Freitas (editor), "High Speed Jet Flows," Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, 1998.

M. Ravid, S.R. Bodner, J.D. Walker, S. Chocron, C.E. Anderson Jr., J.R. Riegel III, "Modification of the Walker-Anderson Penetration Model to Include Exit Failure Modes and Fragmentation," Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Ballistics, Vol. 3, 267-274, 1998.

S.R. Runnels, I. Kim, J. Schlueter, C. Karlsrud, M. Desai, "A Modeling Tool for Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Design and Evaluation," IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 11, No. 3, 501-510, 1998.

M.J. Sablik, M.Q. Smith, C.J. Waldhart, D.A. McKee, B. Augustyniak, "The Effects of Biaxial Stress on Barkhausen Noise When the Magnetic Field is Noncoaxial with the Stress Axes," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 84, No. 11, 6,239, 1998.

C.R. Shah, P. Sui, W. Wang, Y.-T. Wu, "Probabilistic Reliability Analysis of an Engine Crankshaft," 1998 ANSYS Proceedings, 1.215-1.224, 1998.

B.D. Shaver, R.M. Giannini, P.I. Lacey, J. Erwin, "Effects of Moisture on Distillate Fuel Lubricity," SAE Paper No. 982568, 1998.

B.S. Spigel, J.P. Buckingham, "Optimal Composite Doubler Designs for Aluminum Aircraft Structure," Proceedings of the 30th International Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Technical Conference, 12-25, October 1998.

B.H. Thacker, Y.-T. Wu, D.P. Nicolella, "Probabilistic Model of Neck Injury," Frontiers in Head and Neck Trauma: Clinical and Biomechanical, IOS Press, Harvard, Massachusetts, 1998.

W. van Dam, J.P. Graham, R.T. Stockwell, A.M. Montez, "A New Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Engine Test for the Evaluation of Natural Gas Engine Oils," SAE Paper No. 981370, 1998.

J.D. Walker, C.E. Anderson Jr., "An Analytical Model for a Ceramic Tile, Substrate, and Fabric," Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Ballistics, Vol. 3, 65-72, 1998.

J.D. Walker, C.E. Anderson Jr., "An Analytical Model for a Drucker-Prager Yield Surface with Cutoff," Shock Compression of Condensed Matter -- 1997, 897-900, AIP Press, Woodbury, New York, 1998.

J.D. Walker, C.E. Anderson Jr., "Optimization Using a Light Armor Model," Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Ballistics, Vol. 3, 375-382, 1998.

W. Wang, Y.-T. Wu, "Reliability-Based Robust Design," Proceedings of the 39th Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 2,956-2,964, April 1998.

B.F. Wernicke, C.B. Connor, J.A. Stamatakos, D.A. Ferrill, B.E. Hill, "Technical Comment on Anomalous Strain Rates in the Yucca Mountain Area, Nevada," Science, Vol. 282, 1,007b-1,009b, 1998.

H. Zhang, "A Predictive Tool for Engine Performance and NOx Emission," SAE Paper No. 982462, 1998.

Presentations

C.E. Anderson Jr., D.L. Orphal, R.R. Franzen, J.D. Walker, "On the Hydrodynamic Approximation for Long-Rod Penetration," Society of Engineering Science Annual Technical Meeting, Pullman, Washington, September 1998.

C.E. Anderson Jr., J.S. Wilbeck, J.S. Elder, "Long-Rod Penetration into Highly Oblique, Water-Filled Targets," Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, Huntsville, Alabama, November 1998.

K.A. Behring, "Lessons Learned from the API 14.1 Gas Sampling Research Project," 33rd Annual American School of Gas Measurement Technology, Houston, Texas, September 1998.

L.E. Blodgett, D.E. Jungbauer, "Acoustic Fatigue Involving Large Turbocompressors and Pressure Reduction Systems," A&M Turbomachinery Conference, Houston, Texas, September 1998.

E.B. Bowles, "Gas Research Institute Metering Research Facility Update," 33rd Annual American School of Gas Measurement Technology, Houston, Texas, September 1998.

P.M. Bowles, M. Crull, "Refinement of DISPRE2 Quantity-Distance Software," Twenty-Eighth Department of Defense (DOD) Explosives Safety Seminar, Orlando, Florida, August 1998.

C.S. Brossia, "Effects of MnS Inclusions on Crevice Corrosion of Stainless Steels in Neutral Chloride Solutions," Critical Factors in Localized Corrosion III Symposium -- Electrochemical Society Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1998.

C.S. Brossia, D.S. Dunn, N. Sridhar, "The Role of Metal Salt Film Formation on Localized Corrosion Stabilization," Critical Factors in Localized Corrosion III Symposium -- Electrochemical Society Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1998.

J.W. Cardinal, "Damage Tolerance Analysis -- An Overview," Association of American Railroads Tank Car Committee Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, January 1999.

C.B. Connor, B.E. Hill, "Guidelines for Probabilistic Volcanic Hazard and Risk Assessments for Nuclear Facilities," American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1998.

P.A. Cox, K.A. Marchand, M.A. Polcyn, "Wall Damage Prediction Methods for Conventional Munitions," Twenty-Eighth DOD Explosives Safety Seminar, Orlando, Florida, August 1998.

G.A. Cragnolino, "Waste Package Integrity," Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Program Review Meeting, Washington, D.C., October-November 1998.

G. Crowley, C.J. Freitas, A.J. Ridley, R. Link, J.D. Winningham, R.L. Murphy, R.G. Roble, A.D. Richmond, "Next Generation Model for Space Weather Specification and Forecasting," Coupling Energetics Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, June 1998, and AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1998.

W.D. DiSilverio, B.B. Bykowski, "An Apparatus to Quickly Screen Aftertreatment and Exhaust Sensor Technologies," SAE TOPTEC Symposium, Novi, Michigan, October 1998.

C.J. Freitas, "Factors Affecting Message Passing Efficiency," International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, California, November 1998.

C.J. Freitas, "Numerical Simulation of Hydrodynamic Ram Events," Joint Technical Coordinating Group on Aircraft Survivability, Government-Industry Interface Annual Meeting, Marietta, Georgia, September 1998.

C.J. Freitas, "Numerical Uncertainty Standards in ASME," ASME Fluid Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 1998.

S. Fritz, "Ten Questions on EPA's Locomotive Exhaust Emission Regulations," Locomotive Maintenance Officers' Association Technical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, September 1998, and ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, Clymer, New York, September 1998.

C.L. Hackert, J.O. Parra, P.C. Xu, "Simulation of Full Waveform Dipole Sonic in Vertically Fractured Formations," Technology Transfer Workshop, Midland, Texas, October 1998.

K. Haji, B.C. Brown, "A Reconfigurable Computing Platform for Detection and Direction Finding of Frequency Hopping Signals," Military and Aerospace Applications of Programmable Devices and Technologies Conference, Greenbelt, Maryland, September 1998.

M.J. Heimrich, "Future Transportation Emissions Technologies," VIA Transit 2025 Symposium Series on Transportation, the Environment and Sustainability, San Antonio, Texas, September 1998.

B.E. Hill, P.Y. Doubik, C.B. Connor, "Shallow Subsurface Disruption Associated with Basaltic Cinder Cone Eruptions: Application to Yucca Mountain Volcanic Risk Analyses," AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1998.

M.N. Ingalls, "Development of Accelerated Catalyst Aging Cycles on an Engine Test Stand," SAE TOPTEC Symposium, Novi, Michigan, October 1998.

M.N. Ingalls, G.J. Bartley, B.B. Bykowski, "Fuel and Oil Catalyst Aging System (FOCAS) -- A New Apparatus for Evaluating the Effects of Poisoning on Catalyst Durability," SAE TOPTEC Symposium, Novi, Michigan, October 1998.

V. Jain, "Process Safety Issues Associated with Melter Operations During Vitrification of Radioactive Wastes," International Congress on Glass, San Francisco, California, July 1998.

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, Gent, Belgium, May 1998.

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

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

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

G.R. Leverant, "Blade Coating Life Extension and Prediction," Electric Power Research Institute Combustion Turbine Advisory Committee, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1998.

K.A. Lysiak, "NEC Model Results for Shipboard Shielded Crossed Loop Antennas with Scale-Model Range Data," 14th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, Monterey, California, March 1998.

K.A. Lysiak, P. Dombowsky, "Comparison of Shipboard HF Transmit Fan Characteristics NEC vs. Scale-Model Measurements," 14th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, Monterey, California, March 1998.

R. Marrett, J.A. Stamatakos, D.A. Ferrill, C.B. Connor, B.E. Hill, "Extension Rate Estimates from Faults, Fracture Opening, and Earthquakes near Yucca Mountain, Nevada," AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1998.

R.L. Mason, J.C. Young, "Exact Power Comparisons for a Hotelling's T-Square Statistic," 157th Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Dallas, Texas, August 1998.

R.C. McClung, "Analysis of Fatigue Crack Closure During Simulated Threshold Testing," American Society for Testing Materials Symposium on Fatigue Crack Growth Thresholds, Endurance Limits, and Design, Norfolk, Virginia, November 1998.

R.C. McClung, B.H. Lawless, M. Gorelik, C. Date, Y. Gill, and R.S. Piascik, "Fatigue Crack Growth of Titanium Rotor Alloys in Vacuum and Air," The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) Symposium on Fatigue Behavior of Titanium Alloys, Chicago, Illinois, October 1998.

P.C. McKeighan, L.C. Perocchi, A.E. Nicholls, R.C. McClung, "Characterizing the Cracking Behavior of Hard Alpha Defects in Rotor Grade Ti-6-4 Alloy," TMS Symposium on Fatigue Behavior on Titanium Alloys, Chicago, Illinois, October 1998.

S. Mohanty, "NRC's Approach to Waste Package Degradation Modeling," DOE/NRC Technical Exchange on Total-System Performance Assessments for Yucca Mountain, San Antonio, Texas, March 1998.

S. Mohanty, "NRC's Total-System Performance Assessment Code (Version 3.1): Nominal Case and Selected Scenario Outputs," DOE/NRC Technical Exchange on Total-System Performance Assessments for Yucca Mountain, San Antonio, Texas, March 1998, and 101st Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste Meeting, Rockville, Maryland, April 1998.

S. Mohanty, G.A. Cragnolino, "NRC's Approach to Source Term Modeling," DOE/NRC Technical Exchange on Total-System Performance Assessments for Yucca Mountain, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1997.

S. Mohanty, G.A. Cragnolino, D.S. Dunn, N. Sridhar, "NRC's Approach to Waste Package Degradation Modeling," DOE/NRC Technical Exchange on Total-System Performance Assessments for Yucca Mountain, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1997.

W.M. Murphy, D.S. Bass, "Greenhouse Gases and Gas-Water-Rock Interactions at the Surface of Early Mars," American Astronomical Society (AAS) Division of Planetary Sciences Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, October 1998.

D.L. Orphal, C.E. Anderson Jr., "Streamline Reversal in Hypervelocity Penetration," Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, Huntsville, Alabama, November 1998.

J.O. Parra, "The Determination of Directional Permeability Using RVSP and Crosswell Seismic Measurements," Society of Professional Well Log Analysts Topical Conference on Petrophysical Estimation of Permeability, Taos, New Mexico, October 1998.

J.O. Parra, "Reservoir Characterization Using Well Control and Crosswell Seismic Data at the Buena Vista Hills Field in Kern County, California," Chevron USA, Bakersfield, California, June 1998.

J.O. Parra, "The Use of Attenuation and Dispersion of Acoustic Waves in the Frequency Range of Interwell Seismic Measurements to Detect Fractures in Reservoirs," Technology Transfer Workshop, Midland, Texas, October 1998.

J.O. Parra, C.L. Hackert, "Characterization of Fracture Reservoirs Using Static and Dynamic Data: From Sonic and 3D Seismic to Permeability Distribution," Technology Transfer Workshop: BDM Oklahoma, DOE, and the Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 1998.

J.O. Parra, C.L. Hackert, R.L. Brown, H.A. Collier, "Estimation of Components of Elastic Scattering and Intrinsic Attenuation via Well Control at the Buena Vista Hills Field," Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 68th Annual Meeting Expanded Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 1998.

S.R. Runnels, "Recent Developments in Chemical-Mechanical Polishing (CMP) Modeling," International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, California, April 1998.

S.R. Runnels, I. Kim, "Algorithms for Reliability-Based Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Optimization," CMP -- Multilevel Interconnection Conference, Santa Clara, California, February 1998.

S.R. Runnels, F. Miceli, I. Kim, B. Easter, "Filling the Technology Gap Through Balanced Joint Development Projects and Contracted Independent Research Providers," Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, September 1998.

T.W. Ryan III, J.P. Buckingham, L.G. Dodge, C. Olikara, "The Effects of Fuel Properties on Emissions from a 2.5 gm NOx Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine," SAE International Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 1998.

M.J. Sablik, B. Augustyniak, M. Chmielewski, "Modeling Biaxial Stress Effects on Magnetic Hysteresis in Steel with Field and Stress Axes Noncoaxial," Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Miami, Florida, November 1998.

K.H. Schrader, "Economic Implications of DADTA for Military Aircraft Operators of Non-USAF Fleets," C-130 Worldwide Review Conference, Warner Robins, Georgia, October 1998.

C. Shah, "Probabilistic Reliability Analysis of an Engine Crankshaft," ANSYS Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 1998.

A.J. Smalley, J.R. Hollingsworth, G.L. Habets, H.E. Kimmel, "Rotor Dynamic Analysis of a Submerged Turbine Generator Driven by Liquefied Natural Gas," Fifth International Conference on Rotor Dynamics, Darmstadt, Germany, September 1998.

L.S. Socha, A. Heibel, B.C. Kessler, J. Rieck, G.C. Mitchell, P.A. Weber, J.P. Buckingham, "Performance of Different Cell Structure Converters -- A Total Systems Perspective," SAE International Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 1998.

B.S. Spigel, J.P. Buckingham, D.H. Wieland, "Optimum Design of Composite Doublers for Aluminum Structure," USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference, San Antonio, Texas, December 1998.

N. Sridhar, "The Effects of Water Chemistry on Internal Corrosion of Steel Pipelines," Corrosion Supervisory Committee Meeting, Stravanger, Norway, August 1998.

N. Sridhar, "Understanding the Disbonded Coating Environment," International Gas Research Conference, San Diego, California, November 1998.

V.P. Swaminathan, "Durability and Life Assessment of GTD-111 Buckets," Gas Turbine Users Association Conference, Dallas, Texas, June 1998.

V.P. Swaminathan, "Overview of the State-of-the-Art Hot Section Component Repair Methods," ASM Materials Solutions Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 1998.

V.P. Swaminathan, D.A. Mauney, "Achieving Maximum Life and Reducing Maintenance Cost for Gas Turbine Hot Section Components," VII Latin American Turbomachinery Congress, Veracruz, Mexico, November 1998.

W. van Dam, J.P. Graham, R.T. Stockwell, A.M. Montez, "A New CNG Engine Test for the Evaluation of Natural Gas Engine Oils," International Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, Dearborn, Michigan, May 1998.

R.A. Vidrine, J.C. Young, R.L. Mason, "Operational Ranges for Variables of a Multivariate System," 157th Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Dallas, Texas, August 1998.

C.C. Webb, B.B. Bykowski, "Emissions Reduction Intercept and Control (ERIC) -- A System to Provide Vehicle Emission Modification Through Computer Controlled Signal Interception," SAE TOPTEC Symposium, Novi, Michigan, October 1998.

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

A.B. Wenzel, "Southwest Research Institute Experience in Jet Fire Testing," 17th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics, 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.

M.A. Whitehead, J.P. Buckingham, J.K. Brunner, "The Port Fuel Injector Deposit Test -- A Statistical Review," SAE International Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, California, October 1998.

C.W. Wright, J.J. White, "Development and Validation of a Snowmobile Engine Emission Test Procedure," SAE International Off-Highway and Powerplant Conference and Exposition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 1998.

Y.-T. Wu, "Methods for Efficient Probabilistic Analysis of Systems with Large Numbers of Random Variables," 7th AIAA/USAF/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, St. Louis, Missouri, September 1998.

P.C. Xu, J.O. Parra, "Characterization of Azimuthal Anisotropic Formations Using Full Wave Synthetic Borehole Data," GEO-TRIAD Conference, Calgary, Canada, June 1998.

P.C. Xu, J.O. Parra, "A Parametric Study of Synthetic Dipole Logging Data in Azimuthally Anisotropic Formations," SEG 68th Annual Meeting Expanded Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 1998.

H. Zhang, "A Predictive Tool for Engine Performance and NOx Emission," SAE International Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, California, October 1998.

Internal Research Projects Funded January 1, 1999

G.J. Bartley, E.R. Fanick, "Research and Development of an Emission Control Catalyst Poison Guard Bed."

W.J. Chimitt, J.E. Hipp, J.A. Sills, "Detection and Direction Finding for Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum Signals in the High-Frequency Spectrum."

H. Dixon, C.S. Brazel, "Nanoparticles for Photoactivated Controlled Release."

R.L. Johnson, W.M. Sherrill, "Technology Development for Bearings-Only Target Motion Analysis."

J. Ling, "3-D Visualization and Volumetric Analysis of Cancer Therapeutic Agents and Cell Interactions Using Raman Imaging."

D.P. Nicolella, "DISMAP Technology Upgrade."

J.H. Nixon, B.C. Brown, "Frequency Hopper Detection, Deinterleaving, and Demodulation."

C.J. Pollock, S.E. Weidner, S.E. Pope, "A Sensor to Directly Measure the Ionospheric Thermal Electron Distribution."

S.P. Saulnier, J.E. Hipp, "UHF (Ultra High Frequency) Array for Integrated COMINT/ELINT Antenna and Frequency Extension."

A.J. Smalley, J.R. Hollingsworth, "Dynamic Stability of Large Centrifugal Compressors."

M.E. Van Dyke, "Silicon-Containing Polymers for High Temperature Applications."

S.T. Wellinghoff, D.P. Nicolella, "Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid Crystal Monomers for Use in Stereolithography."

Patents

S. Ariga, "Independent Valve Train Lubrication System," U.S. Patent No. 5,823,159, October 1998.

D.W. Stewart, "Apparatus and Method for Controlling Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Combustion in Diesel Engines," U.S. Patent No. 5,832,880, November 1998.

K.R. Farmer, "Shrink-Wrap Fire Extinguishing Method and Container," U.S. Patent No. 5,842,524, December 1998.

P.A. Jensen, "Isolated Current Sensor," U.S. Patent No. 5,831,424, November 1998.

M.K. Khair, "Turbocharging Systems for Internal Combustion Engines," U.S. Patent No. 5,771,868, June 1998.

J.A. Nolen, W.A. Mallow, "Apparatus for Attracting and Destroying Insects," U.S. Patent No. 5,799,436, September 1998.

R.H. Thring, "Porous Element Fuel Vaporizer," U.S. Patent No. 5,836,289, November 1998.

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