Nikki A. Adams

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Endothelial cells, covering the inner surface of vessels and the heart, are permanently exposed to fluid flow, which affects the endothelial structure and the function. The response of endothelial cells to fluid shear stress is frequently investigated in cone-plate systems. For this type of device, we performed an analytical and numerical analysis of the(More)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED iii COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP TITLE: Dissolved organic matter influences the timing of embryonic development of the purple sea urching, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. ABSTRACT Dissolved organic matter influences the timing of embryonic development of the purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Marine dissolved organic matter (DOM)(More)
In order to guarantee a homogeneous mixture of the precursor with the carrier gas, a certain mixing length is needed. For this purpose, a low static temperature is necessary to suppress a pre-reaction of the precursor. This is achieved by accelerating the flow to supersonic speed. The required mixing length results in the development of the boundary layers(More)
Automotive fuel injection systems are small, yet highly dynamic components of combustion engines. A schematic of a six-hole injection nozzle including the region upstream of the injector holes as well as the injection needle is shown in Fig. 1. Recent developments in Diesel injectors tend towards increasing injection pressures, which enhances the jet(More)
  • BALANUS AMPHITRITE, Luis Obispo, +21 authors Chris Kitts
  • 2016
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED iii COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP TITLE: Rearing temperature affects the expression of proteins in the adhesive of the striped acorn barnacle, Balanus amphitrite iv ABSTRACT Rearing temperature affects the expression of proteins in the adhesive of the striped acorn barnacle, Balanus amphitrite Barnacles are dominant hard–fouling organisms in(More)
The behavior of tethered DNA in shear flow is investigated numerically by the smoothed dissipative particle dynamics (SDPD) method. Unlike numerical methods used in previous studies, SDPD models the solvent explicitly, takes into account the fully coupled hydrodynamic interactions and is free of the numerical artifact of wall sticking. Based on numerical(More)
In this study we present direct numerical simulation results of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability (RMI) initiated by Ma=1.05,Ma=1.2, and Ma=1.5 shock waves interacting with a perturbed planar interface between air and SF(6). At the lowest shock Mach number the fluids slowly mix due to viscous diffusion, whereas at the highest shock Mach number the mixing(More)
Two-dimensional simulations of the single-mode Richtmyer–Meshkov instability (RMI) are conducted and compared to experimental results of Jacobs and Krivets (2005 Phys. Fluids 17 034105). The employed adaptive central-upwind sixth-order weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) scheme (Hu X Y et al 2010 J. Comput. Phys. 229 8952–65) introduces only very(More)
An inexpensive and portable approach to measure the time an experimental event occurs as measured by a specific electronic clock is presented. The clock resets in active synchronization with the experimental AC-power cycle. This allows an efficient and complete correction for correlated noise contributions to pulse area and time measurements of detector(More)