Contributions and Publications - Modeling Feedstock Physical Performance


Ajayi, O.O., Lorenzo-Martin, C., Erck, R.A., Fenske G.R., “Analytical predictive modeling of scuffing initiation in metallic materials in sliding contact”  Wear Vol.301 (2013), 57-61.

Ajayi, O.O., Lorenzo-Martin, C., Erck, R.A., Fenske G.R., “Scuffing mechanism of near-surface material during lubricated severe sliding contact”  Wear  Vol.  271 (2011), 1750-1753.  DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2010.12.086.

Crawford, N. C., Nagle, N., Sievers, D. A., & Stickel, J. J. (2016). The effects of physical and chemical preprocessing on the flowability of corn stover. Biomass and Bioenergy, 85, 126–134.

Crawford, N. C., Sprague, M. A., & Stickel, J. J. (2016). Mixing behavior of a model cellulosic biomass slurry during settling and resuspension. Chemical Engineering Science, 144, 310–320.

Hernandez S, Westover TL, et al. Feeding properties and behavior of hammer- and knife-milled pine, In press, accepted manuscript. 

Zhou, J., H. Huang, J. McLennan, P. Meakin, M. Deo (2017), A Dual-Lattice Discrete Element Model to Understand Hydraulic Fracturing in Naturally Fractured System, Hydraulic Fracturing Journal, 4(2). 

Guo L, Huang H, Gaston DR, Permann CJ, Andrs D, Redden GD, Lu C, Fox DT, Fujita Y. (2013) “A Parallel Fully-coupled Fully-implicit Solution to Reactive Transport in Porous Media Using Preconditioned Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov Method,” Advances in Water Resources, 2013 53: 101-108.

Hershberger, J., Ajayi, O.O., Zhang, J., Yoon, H., Fenske, G.R.,  “Evidence of Scuffing Initiation by Adiabatic Shear Instability”  Wear  Vol. 258 (2005), 1471-1478.

Huang, H., Meakin, P., & Malthe-Sorenssen, A. (2016). Physics-based simulation of multiple interacting crack growth in brittle rocks driven by thermal cooling. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, doi: 10.1002/nag.2523

Huang H, Spencer B, Hales J. (2014). “Discrete element method for simulation of early-life thermal fracturing behavior in ceramic nuclear fuel pellets.” Nuclear Engineering and Design, 278, 515-528.

Kenney KL, Smith WA, Gresham GL, Westover TL. Understanding biomass feedstock variability, Biofuels 2013; 4(1): 111-127.  DOI: 10.4155/bfs.12.83

Liu, Y., Wassgren, C., (2016) Modifications to Johanson's roll compaction model for improved relative density predictions, Powd. Technol. 297, 294-302.   DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2016.04.017

Sitaraman, H., Kuhn, E. M., Nag, A., Sprague, M. A., Tucker, M. P., & Stickel, J. J. (2015). Multiphysics modeling and simulation of high-solids dilute-acid pretreatment of corn stover in a steam-explosion reactor. Chemical Engineering Journal, 268, 47–59. 

Stickel, J. J., Knutsen, J. S., Liberatore, M. W., Luu, W., Bousfield, D. W., Klingenberg, D. J., Monz, T. O. (2009). Rheology measurements of a biomass slurry: an inter-laboratory study. Rheologica Acta, 48(9), 1005–1015.

Westover TL, Ryan JCB, Matthew AC, Hernandez S, Hopper apparatus for processing a bulk solid, and related systems and methods, application no. 15/235,895, filed 08/12/2016. 

Westover TL, Phanphanich M, Ryan, JC. Comprehensive rheological characterization of chopped and ground switchgrass, Biofuels 2015; 6(5-6): 249-260.    doi:10.1080/17597269.2015.1091189

Westover TL, et al. Impact of scale on thermochemical pretreatment of southern pine for pyrolysis conversion. Biofuels 2013; 4(1): 45-61.