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Publications from Pulsed Power and Energy Lab </br></br>

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications: (25 published/accepted, 10 submitted/pending)

2011

1.      D.A. Wetz, F. Stefani and I.R. McNab, `Experimental Results on a 7 m Long Plasma-Driven Electromagnetic Launcher,` IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 39, No. 1, Part 1, pp. 180 - 185, January 2011.

 

2.      D. Motes, M. Crawford, J. Ellzey, F. Stefani, and D. A. Wetz `An Investigation of Internal Gas Dynamics for an Electrothermal Launcher,` IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 39, No. 2, Pages: 802 - 808, February, 2011.

 

3.      D.A. Wetz, T. Watt, D. Surls, and M.T. Crawford, `Investigation into the Behavior of Armature Ejecta in Electromagnetic Launchers,` IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 947 - 952, March 2011.

 

4.      R. W. Karhi, D.A. Wetz, M. Giesselmann, J.J. Mankowski, J. Diehl, and P.M. Kelley `A 40-Stage Synchronous Distributed Energy Railgun,` IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 39, No. 4, Pages: 1192 - 1197, April, 2011.

 

5.      D.A. Wetz, D. Landen, S. Satapathy, and D. Surls, `Inductive Heating of Materials for the Study of High-Temperature Mechanical Properties,` IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 1342-1351, August 2011.

 

2012

6.      D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, P. Novak, and Y. Chen, `Cycling of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices at Elevated Rates,` Journal of Directed Energy, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 211 - 231, Summer 2012.

 

7.      R.W. Karhi, D.A. Wetz, J.J. Mankowski, and M. Giesselmann, `Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Breech Fed and 40 - Distributed Energy Stage Plasma Arc Railguns,` IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 40, No. 10, Part: 1, pp. 2637 - 2645, October 2012.

 

8.      P. Novak, D.A. Wetz, and B. Shrestha, `Fast Recharge of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices at Pulsed Elevated Rates,` IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 40, No. 10, Part: 1, pp. 2416 - 2424, October, 2012.

 

9.      B. Shrestha, D.A. Wetz, and P. Novak, `Pulsed Elevated Rate Discharge of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices,` IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 40, No. 10, Part: 1, pp. 2462 - 2469, October, 2012.

2013

10.  D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, and P. Novak, `High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage for Directed Energy Applications,` SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Electron. Electr. Syst., Vol.6, No. 1, May, 2013.

 

11.  D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, and P. Novak, `Elevated Rate Cycling of High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices for Use as the Prime Power Source of an EM Launcher,` IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 1319 - 1325, May, 2013.

 

12.  D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, and P.M. Novak, `Pulsed Evaluation of High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices,` IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 1040 - 1048, August, 2013.

 

13.  D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, P. Novak, and Y. Chen, `Characterization of High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices for use in Naval Applications,` Naval Engineers Journal, Vol. 125, No. 3, pp. 125 - 135, September 2013.

 

14.  B.M. Huhman, J.M. Neri, and D.A. Wetz, `Application of a Compact Electrochemical Energy Storage to Pulsed Power Systems,` IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 1299 - 1303, August 2013.

 

15.  A. Jain, D.A. Wetz, S.J. Drake, J.K. Ostanek, S.P. Miller, and J.M. Heinzel, `Measurement of Anisotropic Thermophysical Properties of Cylindrical Li-ion Cells,`, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 252, pp. 298 - 304, April 2014.

 

16.  K. Shah, S.J. Drake, A. Jain, D.A. Wetz, J.K. Ostanek, S.P. Miller, J.M. Heinzel, `Modeling of Steady-State Convective Cooling of Cylindrical Li-ion Cells,` Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 258, July 2014, pp. 374 - 381.

 

17.  B.M. Huhman, J.M. Neri, and D.A. Wetz, `Application of a Compact Electrochemical Energy Storage to Pulsed Power Systems,` IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 1299 - 1303, August 2013.

 

18.  A. Jain, D.A. Wetz, S.J. Drake, J.K. Ostanek, S.P. Miller, and J.M. Heinzel, `Measurement of Anisotropic Thermophysical Properties of Cylindrical Li-ion Cells,`, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 252, pp. 298 - 304, April 2014.

 

19.  K. Shah, S.J. Drake, A. Jain, D.A. Wetz, J.K. Ostanek, S.P. Miller, J.M. Heinzel, `Modeling of Steady-State Convective Cooling of Cylindrical Li-ion Cells,` Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 258, July 2014, pp. 374 - 381.

2014

20.  D.A. Wetz, P.M. Novak, B. Shrestha, J.M. Heinze1, and S.T. Donahue, `Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices in Pulsed Power,` Accepted in July 2014 for publication in the 2014 IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science Special Issue on Pulsed Power, October 2014.

 

21.  D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, P.M. Novak, and S.T. Donahue, `Capacity Fade of a High Power Battery when Evaluated for Use within a Prime Power Supply,` Submitted for review to the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science in August 2014, pending review.

 

22.  Z. Zhang, W-J. Lee, D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, J. Shi, A. Jackson, H. Honang and J. Fielder, `Evaluation of the Switching Surges Generated during the Installation of Legacy and `Smart` Electric Metering Equipment,` IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 2164 - 2172, May, 2014.

 

23.  Cohen, J.P. Kelley, D.A. Wetz, and J. Heinzel, `Evaluation of a Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM) for Pulsed Power Applications,` Accepted in December 2013 for publication in the 2014 IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science Special Issue on Pulsed Power, October 2014.

 

24.  Shah, S.J. Drake, D.A. Wetz, J.K. Ostanek, S.P. Miller, J.M. Heinzel, and A. Jain, `An Experimentally Validated Transient Thermal Model for Cylindrical Li-ion Cells,` Accepted in July 2014 for publication in the Journal of Power Sources, publication pending.

 

25.  G.K. Turner, J.P. Kelley, C.L. Storm, D.A. Wetz, and W.-J. Lee, `Design and Control of a Microgrid Testbed,` Accepted in July 2014 for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, publication pending.

 

26.  S.T. Donahue, C.L. Storm, D.A. Wetz, W.-J. Lee, `Study of the Effects of Smart Meter RF Transmissions on GFCI Outlets,` Accepted in August 2014 for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, publication pending.

 

27.  C.G. Gnegy-Davidson, S. Pondichery, D.A. Wetz, E.I. Meletis, `Oxygen`s Effect on the Development of Metallic Corrosion under a Continuous Magnetic Field,` In Process for submission to the Corrosion Science Journal.

 

28.  A.F. Matasso, D.A. Wetz, F. Liu, `The Effects of Internal Pressure Evolution on the Aging of Commercial Li-Ion Cells,` Submitted for review to the Journal of Power sources in June 2014, pending review.

 

29.  B. Shrestha, P. Novak, D.A. Wetz, and J.M. Heinzel, `Impact of High Rate Discharge on the Aging of Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide Batteries,` In process for submission to the Journal of Power Sources.

 

30.  P. Novak, B. Shrestha, D.A. Wetz, and J.M. Heinzel, `Evaluation of High Pulsed and Continuous ChargeRate Recharge on the Aging of High Power Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide Batteries,` In process for submission to the Journal of Power Sources.

 

31.  M. Liu, Z. Ding, F.L. Quilumba, W.-J. Lee, and D.A. Wetz, Using a Microgrid Test Bed to Evaluate the Strategies for Seamless Renewable Energy Integration,` Submitted in May 2014 for review to the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications in March 2014, pending review.

 

32.  S.J. Drake, K. Shah, D.A. Wetz, J.K. Ostanek, S.P. Miller, J.M. Heinzel, A. Jain, `Measurement of Heat Generation Rate in a Heated Body: Towards Comprehensive Thermal Characterization of high-rate Li-ion Cells,` In process for submission to the Journal of Power Sources.

 

33.  B.M. Huhman, J.M. Neri, and D.A. Wetz, `Development of a Rep-Rated Capacitor Bank Utilizing Electrochemical Energy Storage,` Submitted for review to the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science in August 2014, pending review.

 

34.  Cohen, D.A. Wetz, J.P. Kelley, and J.M. Heinzel, ``Evaluation of a High Rate Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM), Submitted for review to the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science in August 2014.

 

35.  A. Matasso, D. Wong, D.A. Wetz, and F. Liu, `Correlation of Bulk Internal Pressure Rise and Capacity Degradation of Commercial LiCoO2 Cells,` Submitted for review to the Journal of Power sources in July 2014, pending review.

International Conference Publications: (29 published/accepted, 0 submitted/pending)

2011

1.      D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, P. Novak, and Y. Chen, `Cycling of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices at Elevated Rates,` Proceedings of the 14th Annual Directed Energy Symposium, November 14-18, 2011, San Diego, California. (Oral Presentation)

 

2.      B. Shrestha, D.A. Wetz, P. Novak, G. Sarkar, J. Kelley, and J. Reed, `Discharge of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices at Elevated Rates for Driving Pulsed Power Applications,` Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 19-23, 2011.

 

3.      P. Novak, D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, G. Sarkar, J. Kelley, and J. Reed, `Recharge of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices at Pulsed Elevated Rates,` Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 19-23, 2011.

 

4.      R.W. Karhi, D.A. Wetz, J.J. Mankowski, M. Giesselmann, and I. El-Dana, `A 40-Stage DES Plasma Arc Railgun,` Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 19-23, 2011. (Invited Oral Presentation given by D.A. Wetz)

 

2012

5.      D.A. Wetz, P. M. Novak, and B. Shrestha, `Development of a Power Electronic Test Stand for the Elevated Rate Recharge of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices,` Proceedings of the 2012 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and Exposition, February, 5-9, 2012, pp. 2159 - 2166, Orlando, Florida. (Poster Presentation)

 

6.      D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, and P. Novak, `Elevated Rate Cycling of High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices for Use as the Prime Power Source of an EM Launcher,` Proceedings of the 16th International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium (EML), Beijing , China, May 15-19, 2012.

 

7.      D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, P. Novak, and Y. Chen, `Characterization of High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices for use in Naval Applications,` Proceedings of the American Society of Naval Engineers Electric Machines Technology Symposium (EMTS) 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 23-24, 2012. (Oral Presentation)

 

8.      D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, and P. Novak, `Pulsed Current Limitations of High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices,` Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Power Modulator Symposium and 2012 High Voltage Workshop, San Diego, California, June 3 - 7, 2012. (Oral Presentation)

 

9.      D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, and P. Novak, `High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage for Directed Energy Applications,` Proceedings of the SAE 2012 Power Systems Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, October 30 - November 1, 2012. (Oral Presentation)

 

10.  Installation of Legacy and `Smart` Electric Metering Equipment,` Proceedings of the 48th Industrial & Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, May 20 - 24, 2012.

 

11.  Z. Ding, W.-J. Lee, D.A. Wetz, and C.-C. Tsai, `Evaluating the Use of a MicroGrid as a Power Solution for Africa`s Rural Areas,` Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 22 - 26, 2012.

2013

12.  P.M. Novak, D.A. Wetz, and B. Shrestha, `Cycling Fatigue induced on Electrochemical Energy Storage Cells as a result of High C Pulsed Charging,` Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 50, No. 26, March 2013, 175-186.

 

13.  B. Shrestha, D.A. Wetz, and P.M. Novak, `The Impact of High Pulsed Loading on the Fatigue of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices,` Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 50, No. 26, March 2013, pp. 187-196.

 

14.  B.M. Huhman, D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, and P.M. Novak, `Characterization of High Power Battery Cells and Analysis of Battery Module Cooling for Shipboard Pulsed Load Management,` Proceedings of the 2013 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Day, February 21-22, 2013, Arlington, Virginia.

 

15.  J.P. Kelley, D.A. Wetz, J.A. Reed, I.J. Cohen, G. K. Turner, and W.-J. Lee, `The Impact of Power Quality when High Power Pulsed DC and Continuous AC Loads are Simultaneously Operated on a MicroGrid Testbed,` Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, pp. 6 - 12, April 22 - 24, 2013, Arlington, Virginia.

 

16.  B.M. Huhman, J.M. Neri, and D.A. Wetz, `Design of a Battery Intermediate Storage System for Rep-Rated Pulsed Power Loads,` Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, pp. 1 - 5, April 22 - 24, 2013, Arlington, Virginia.

 

17.  D. T. Motes, A. E. Zielinski, D.A. Wetz, D. Surls, T. M. Least, J. A. Reed, and M. Mazurek, `Experimental Results from a Small Caliber Hybrid Electrothermal Launcher,` Proceedings of the 60th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting / 9th Modeling and Simulation (MSS) / 7th Liquid Propulsion (LPS) / 6th Spacecraft Propulsion (SPS) / Joint Subcommittee Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 29-May 2, 2013.

 

18.  B. Shrestha, P.M. Novak, and D.A. Wetz, Evaluation of High Power Energy Storage Devices for Use in Compact Pulsed Power Systems,` Abstract only, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Pulsed Power and Plasma Sciences Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, California, June 16 - 21, 2013. (Oral Presentation)

 

19.  B.M. Huhman, J.M. Neri, and D.A. Wetz, `Investigations into the Use of an LLC Converter for Rep-Rate Capacitor Charging Systems,` Abstract only, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Pulsed Power and Plasma Sciences Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, California, June 16 - 21, 2013. (Oral Presentation)

 

20.  J.P. Kelley, D.A. Wetz, G.K. Turner, and I. Cohen, `Integration of Pulsed Loads into a MicroGrid Architecture,` Abstract only, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Pulsed Power and Plasma Sciences Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, California, June 16 - 21, 2013. (Oral Presentation)

 

21.  Z. Ding, M. Liu, W.-J. Lee, and D.A. Wetz, `An Autonomous Operation MicroGrid for Rural Electrification,` Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Industry Applications Society General Meeting, Orlando, Florida, October 6-11, 2013.

 

2014

22.  D.A. Wetz, B. Shrestha, P.M. Novak, and S.T. Donahue, `Capacity Fade of a High Power Battery when Evaluated for Use within a Prime Power Supply,` Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, La Jolla, California, July 7-11, 2014. (Oral Presentation)

 

23.  B. Shrestha, P. Novak, and D.A. Wetz, `Evaluation of High C Rate Cycle Induced Aging on Low Impedance Lithium-Ion Batteries using In-Situ Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS),` Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 58, No. 48, pp. 207 - 222, 2014.

 

24.  A.F. Matasso, D.A. Wetz, and F. Liu, `The Effects of Internal Pressure Evolution On The Ageing Of Commercial Li-Ion Cells,` Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 58, No. 46, pp. 37 - 44, 2014.

 

25.  S. P. Miller, J. K. Ostanek, J. M. Heinzel, B. Shrestha, and D.A. Wetz, `Temperature-Dependent Hysteresis Behavior Modeling of the Open Circuit Potential and Impedance of LiFePO4 Batteries,` Proceedings of the 17th International Meeting on Lithium-Ion Batteries (IMLB), Como, Italy, June 10 - 14, 2014.

 

26.  I.J. Cohen, J.P. Kelley, D.A. Wetz, and J.M Heinzel, `Impact of a Hybrid Energy Storage Module on the Power Quality of a Fossil Fuel Generator within a MicroGrid,` Proceedings of the 2014 American Society of Naval Engineers Electric Machines Technology Symposium (EMTS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 28 - 29, 2014.

 

27.  S. Drake, M. Martin, A. Jain, D.A. Wetz, J. Ostanek, S. Miller, and J.M. Heinzel, `Experimental Thernal Characterization of Various High Power Cylindrical Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Devices,` Proceedings of the 2014 American Society of Naval Engineers Electric Machines Technology Symposium (EMTS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 28 - 29, 2014.

 

28.  Cohen, D.A. Wetz, J.P. Kelley, J.M. Heinzel, and S.T. Donahue, `Evaluation of a High Rate Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM)`, Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, La Jolla, California, July 7 - 11, 2014.

 

29.  B.M. Huhman, J.M. Neri, and D.A. Wetz, `Development of a Rep-Rated Capacitor Bank Utilizing Electrochemical Energy Storage,` Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, La Jolla, California, July 7 - 11, 2014

Co-Authored Book/Online Book Articles: (1 published)

 

1.      Kristiansen M., Dickens J.C. and Wetz D.A Pulsed Power Systems, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, 2013.