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Chapter Meetings are typically the 3rd Thursday of each month. 
Our next Regular Chapter Meeting is planned for 

Thursday, September 19, 2019. 

RSVP to Membership chair Bradley Biehn at Bradley.Biehn@nasa.gov if you plan to attend so that we can estimate headcount for food orders.

What:  September INCOSE Huntsville Chapter Meeting 
When:  9/19/2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where:  UAH Wilson Hall, Room 226

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Topic: PhD research at Tennessee State University

Speakers: PhD Candidates Omar Paul and Kyra Bryant

 

Agenda
5:15:-5:30 Sign in / Badge in
5:30-5:55 Dinner ($5.00 honor box donation)
5:55-6:00 Chapter Announcements
6:00-7:00 Speaker Presentation
7:00-7:20 Questions and Answers
7:20-7:30 Adjourn Chapter Meeting

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Topics:

Nanocomposite polymeric materials. Purposely doped nanocomposite materials allow scientists and engineers to produce and tailor the material properties suitable for specific needs and objectives. For this research project, we examine Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) doped with neutral and reduced Graphene Oxides (GOs) which is a chemically inert, durable, flexible, cheap, and highly piezoelectric with longevity.

The experiment leverages the high electric field which seems to promote higher uniformity and controlled orientation of the piezoelectricity in the PVDF nanocomposites.
At the meeting, we will present and discuss how the sample preparation and fabrication parameters affect the material properties such as, applied voltage, solution flowrate, and GO doping concentration in PVDF. We will also discuss our Raman, XRD, Profilometry, and SEM results associated with our findings.

Accurate hurricane storm surge prediction. Emergency management officials need a reliable model to properly minimize loss of life, which also benefits authorities in preventing and limiting risks when designing coastal structure protection. A reliable model accurately portrays each parameter associated with hurricane storm surge. As witnessed with Hurricanes Harvey (2017), Florence (2018), and Dorian (2019), a hurricane extends far beyond the wind-based Saffir-Simpson scale. Flooding and surge are a hurricane’s most lethal hazards.

Yet some hurricane storm surge modeling programs lack a rain source term. This study employs rain, wind speed, and pressure data from the numerical weather prediction system Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) with the Computation and Modeling Engineering Laboratory (CaMEL) to model Hurricane Irma’s storm surge. First, the model simulates Hurricane Irma without a rainfall parameter (Case 1). Second, Hurricane Irma is simulated in CaMEL applying a rain input from WRF (Case 2). Both cases are compared to observational data collected from various NOAA stations along the Puerto Rico and Florida coasts.


Guest Speaker Biographies:

Omari Paul is a Ph.D. candidate at Tennessee State University in the Computer, Information and System Engineering (CISE) degree program. He received his B.S. (2011) in Physics at Fisk University and M.S. (2013) in Material Physics at Fisk University. His current research interest includes Device Fabrication and Software Development. Upon completion of his degree, he plans to work as a software engineer.

Kyra Bryant is a Ph.D. student at Tennessee State University in the Computer, Information and System Engineering (CISE) degree program. She received her B.S. (2007) in Mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and M.S. (2016) in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tennessee State University. Her current research interest includes improving hurricane storm surge modeling, improving how hurricane hazards are communicated by updating how storms are categorized, and bringing attention to the neglected US territories of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Upon completion of her degree, she plans to serve coastal communities by working in the hurricane modeling industry.


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Directions to UAH Wilson Hall
Traveling East on I565:
From I565, traveling East, take the Sparkman/Bob Wallace/Space Center exit. Turn left onto Sparkman Drive. Travel North on Sparkman Drive across I565 and through the first traffic light. Merge into the far right lane traveling to the second traffic light.  That lane must turn right onto the UAH campus.  On the campus, follow the road a short block to a fork and bear left. You will quickly come to a Stop sign and should bear left again. Follow this road through the roundabout taking the second exit, under the Holmes Street bridge, and through another Stop sign.  At the Stop sign, you will be in front of the Business Administration Building to the right. The next building is Wilson Hall. It is a large, brown brick building, which is contemporary in style with broad bands of white trim. You may park in any of the
available parking places that serve the Business Administration Building, Wilson Hall, the student dorm, and the Bevill Center.

Traveling West on I565:
From I565, traveling West, take the Sparkman/Bob Wallace/Space Center exit. Turn right onto Sparkman Drive. Travel North on Sparkman Drive across I565 and through the first traffic light. Merge into the far right lane traveling to the second traffic light. That lane must turn right onto the UAH campus. On the campus, follow the road a short block to a fork and bear left. You will quickly come to a Stop sign and should bear left again. Follow this road through the roundabout taking the second exit, under the Holmes Street Bridge, and through another Stop sign.  At the Stop sign, you will be in front of the Business Administration Building to the right. The next building is Wilson Hall. It is a large, brown brick building, which is contemporary in style with broad bands of white trim. You may park in any of the available parking places that serve the Business Administration Building, Wilson Hall, the student dorm, and the Bevill Center.

Parking

No parking restrictions at UAH during this meeting. Park at a convenient area near Wilson Hall.