Publications

Three articles by ASCC researchers were published in March

Ahmad & Gramlich publication on refining energy use in CNF production An article by ASCC researchers Dr. Ahmad A. L. Ahmad and Dr. William Gramlich was published in Cellulose on March 4, 2024. This paper shares methodology on pre-treatment to pulp in cellulose nanofibril (CNF) production. The goal of this research is to understand the […]

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ASCC’s Tjvidi research published in Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

An article by University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) researcher Mehdi Tajvidi and Renewable Bioproducts Institute researcher Matthew J. Realff has been published in the Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. The publication titled “From circular to elliptical: A useful reformulation of the closed loop economy?” discusses the concept of a circular […]

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ASCC’s Dr. Robero Lopez-Anido authors book chapter

The University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido contributed a chapter “Design of Plates and Built-up Members” published in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ new book, “Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for Pultruded Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Structures” (ASCE Press, 2024) pp. 27-29. Contact: Amy Blanchard amy.i.blanchard@maine.edu

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ASCC scientists find scalable, water-based process to strengthen biocomposites

A publication by University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Hathaithep Senkum, Peter V. Kelly, Ahmad A. L. Ahmad, Siamak Shams Es-haghi, and William M. Gramlich has been published in the journal RSC Applied Polymers. The article titled “Strengthening polylactic acid (PLA) composites with poly(methyl methacrylate)-functionalized cellulose nanofibrils created through grafting-through emulsion […]

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ASCC researchers find novel way to detect corrosion in steel bridges

An article by University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Zahra Ameli and Eric Landis was published in a special issue of Structural Health Monitoring and Performance Evaluation of Bridges and Structural Elements. The publication titled “Deep Learning-Based Steel Bridge Corrosion Segmentation and Condition Rating Using Mask RCNN and YOLOv8” explores the […]

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ASCC researchers predict life expectancy for wind turbine trailing edge

An article by University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Dr. Amrit S. Verma and Mechanical Engineering PhD student Patrick D. Moroney has been published in Energies. The publication titled “Durability and Damage Tolerance Analysis Approaches for Wind Turbine Blade Trailing Edge Life Prediction: A Technical Review” displays the results of the […]

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ASCC and NREL researchers experiment on turbine control strategies

A publication by UMaine Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Matthew Fowler, Eben Lenfest, Anthony Viselli, Andrew Goupee, and Richard Kimball, along with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers Lu Wang, Roger Bergua, Amy Robertson, Alan Wright, and Daniel Zalkind has been published in Applied Energy. The article titled “Experimental investigation of advanced turbine […]

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ASCC & ORNL research on the conditions of spray-dried nanomaterials and their applications

An article by UMaine Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Sungjun Hwang, Colleen C. Walker, Yousoo Han & Douglas J. Gardner, with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers Soydan Ozcan and Halil Tekinalp has been published in Cellulose. The publication titled “Characterization of spray dried cellulose nanofibrils produced by a disk refining process at […]

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ASCC researcher discovers environmentally favorable applications for nanocomposite materials

An article by Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) researcher Eric Landis has been published in Environmental Science & Technology. The publication titled “Harmonized Life-Cycle Inventories of Nanocellulose and Its Application in Composites” explores how nanocomposite materials like cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and nanofibers (CNF) are broadly known to be renewable materials with low-emissions, but their […]

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ASCC researchers developing a more efficient modeling method for 3D Printing design and manufacturing

An article by Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Sunil Bhandari and Roberto A. Lopez-Anido has been published in the Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 38th Technical Conference. The publication titled “Efficient residual stress modeling for large-format polymer composite extrusion-based additive manufacturing” researches the development of computer modeling for large-format polymer composite […]

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