Archives for July 20, 2016

Posted: July 20, 2016

Dr. Yu Ding, Mike and Sugar Barnes professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the highest level of membership of ASME. Ding was nominated by Jianjun Shi, the Carol…

Posted: July 20, 2016

About 350 million tons of dredged sediments are excavated annually in U.S. waters. Nearly all major ports in the world have at some time required dredging. One of the most efficient and versatile types of modern dredges is the cutter suction dredge which uses a cutter located at the entrance to the…

Posted: July 20, 2016

Chad Haga has been a bicycle enthusiast most of his life. The Texas A&M University mechanical engineering graduate wasted no time before before joining the university cycling team as a freshman in 2006. Ten years later, he’s racing professionally for the Giant Alpecin team in Europe. It’s bee…

Posted: July 20, 2016

Acceleration is defined as an increase in the rate or speed of an object, specifically the rate of change of velocity per unit of time. For four students in the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) program at Texas A&M University, DVDT is not only the formula for acceleration, but al…

Posted: July 20, 2016

On March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami that caused the shutdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant’s active nuclear reactors, disabled all sources powering core cooling systems and caused three of the reactor cores to overheat. The resulting meltdowns caused the release of r…

Posted: July 13, 2016

Students and faculty from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University recently attended the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) annual meeting in New Orleans. The meeting focused on topics supporting nuclear power’s continued status as the leading supply of clean, carbon-free e…