Publications

Publications

Below is a collection of our latest published work and findings (most recent to older in descending order). We have divided our work between peer-reviewed (journal) publications, and conference proceedings (for which usually only the extended abstracts are peer-reviewed).

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

  • Richard Thompson and Trevor Moeller, “Divergence-Preserving Magnetohydrodynamic Solutions Using a Non-Iterative Hyperbolic Conservation Law Scheme,” under review.
  • Richard Thompson and Trevor Moeller, “Numerical and Closed-form Solutions for the Maxwell Equations of Incompressible Flow,” Physics of Fluids 30, 083606 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5045749.
  • Trevor M. Moeller, “Towards the Development of Low Power Arcjet for Use with Green Propellant,” NASA Technical Report, M17-6211, Aug 11, 2017.
  • Nehemiah Williams and Trevor Moeller, “Numerical Simulations of High Frequency Transverse Pulsed Jet Injection into a Supersonic Crossflow”, under review.
  • Densu Aktas and Trevor M. Moeller, “Implementing Thin Sheath Theory for Langmuir Probe PIC Simulations,” revision under review.
  • Densu Aktas and Trevor M. Moeller, “Use of PROBEPIC for Particle Simulations of Langmuir Probes in Non-Maxwellian Plasmas,” revision under review.
  • P. Rhodes, T. M. Moeller, M. S. Conner, “Heat Transfer to Truncated Cylinder in Cross-Flow,” Experimental Heat Transfer, Vol. 9, No. 3, Nov. 2015. DOI:10.1080/08916152.2015.1012569
  • Richard Thompson and Trevor Moeller, “A Discontinuous Wave-in-Cell Numerical Scheme for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws.” Journal of Computational Physics in May, 299, 404-4282015, 2015.
  • Thompson, R. J., Wilson, A., Moeller, T. M., Merkle, C. L. “Advected Upstream Splitting Method for the Coupled Maxwell and Navier–Stokes Equations,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 53, No. 3 (2015), pp. 638-653, March 2015.
  • Thompson, and T. Moeller, “Advanced Plasmadynamic Modelling for Fluid Plasmas.” Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 548, 012051 doi:10.1088/1742-6596/548/1/012051
  • Andrew Wilson, Richard Thompson and Trevor Moeller, “Plasma Instability Modeling with Mixed Wave and Diffusion Field Behavior,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 42, No. 10, June 2014, pp. 2528-2529.
  • Andrew Wilson, Richard Thompson and Trevor Moeller, “Plasma Modeling with Mixed Wave and Diffusion Field Behavior,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 42, No. 10, June 2014, pp. 2530–2531.
  • Robert Rhodes and Trevor Moeller, “Modeling a Phase Change Thermal Storage Device,” Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 6, June 2014. doi 10.1134/S0020441214020316
  • Robert Rhodes, Trevor Moeller, Abraham J. Meganathan and Ahmad D. Vakili, “Numerical Modeling of an Aspirated Total Temperature Probe,” Instruments and Experimental Techniques, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2014, pp 361-368.
  • Thompson, R. J., Wilson, A., Moeller, T., Merkle, C. L. “A Strong Conservative Riemann Solver for the Solution of the Coupled Maxwell and Navier-Stokes Equations,” Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 258, 1 Feb 2014, pp 431-450.
  • Trevor M. Moeller, L. Montgomery Smith, Frank G. Collins, Jesse M. Labello, James P. Rogers, Heard S. Lowry, Dustin H. Crider, “Measurement of the accumulation of water ice on optical components in cryogenic vacuum environments,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 51, 115601, No. 11, 2012.
  • R. J. Thompson and T. M. Moeller, “Classical Field Isomorphisms in Two-fluid Plasmas,” Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 19, 082116, Aug. 2012.
  • Robert Rhodes, Trevor Moeller, and Dennis Keefer, “Electrical Conductivity Measurements via a Low-Voltage Conductivity Channel,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 40, No. 4, 2012, pp. 972-979.
  • Richard Joel Thompson and Trevor Michael Moeller, “Computer Simulations of Exothermic Propellants in a Micro-laser Ablation Plasma Thruster,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2012, pp. 387-395.
  • Richard Joel Thompson and Trevor Michael Moeller, “A Maxwell formulation for the equations of a plasma,” Physics of Plasma, Vol. 19, Jan 2012.
  • Richard Joel Thompson and Trevor Michael Moeller, “Computational Investigations of Performance Improvements for Micro-laser Ablation Plasma Thrusters using Nozzles,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 39, No. 11, pp. 2932–2933, Nov. 2011.
  • D. Li, C. Merkle, W.M. Scott, D. Keefer, T. Moeller, and B. Rhodes, “Hyperbolic Algorithm for Coupled Plasma/Electro-magnetic Fields Including Conduction and Displacement Currents,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No. 5, 2011, pp. 909-920.
  • Marcus S. Conner, Gregg R. Beitel, Trevor M. Moeller, Maurice M. May, “Utilization of the AEDC/UTSI J85 Turbojet Test Stands in Technology Development and Transition,” ITEA Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2010, pp. 356-367.
  • Trevor Moeller and Kurt Polzin, “Thrust stand for vertically oriented electric propulsion performance evaluation,” Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 81, 115108, 2010.
  • Trevor Moeller and Young Chang, “MACH2 Simulations of a Laser Ablation Thruster,” Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 11, No. 6, September, 2007, pp. 481-489.
  • Dhar, R.; Pedrow, P.D.; Liddell, K.C.; Moeller, T.M.; Osman, M.A., “Synthesis of Pt/ZrO2 catalyst on fecralloy substrates using composite plasma-polymerized films,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Volume 33, Issue 6, Part 2, Dec. 2005 Page(s):2035 – 2045.
  • Romit Dhar, Patrick D. Pedrow, Knona C. Liddell, Quentin Ming, Trevor M. Moeller, and Mohamed A. Osman, “Plasma Enhanced Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (PEMOCVD) of Catalytic Coatings for Fuel Cell Reformers,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 33, Issue 1, Part 2, Feb. 2005, pp. 138-146.
  • Trevor M. Moeller, Michael L. Alexander, Mark H. Engelhard, Daniel J. Gaspar, Maria L. Luna, and Patricia M. Irving, “Surface Decontamination of Simulated Chemical Warfare Agents Using a Nonequilibrium Plasma with Off-Gas Monitoring,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, August 2002.
  • Trevor Moeller, Dennis Keefer, and Robert Rhodes, “Cascade Arc Studies of Hydrogen/Nitrogen Plasmas in Nonequilibrium,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 18, No. 1, January-February 2002.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Kenneth Adam Croft and Trevor M. Moeller, “Validation of a SUPG finite element solver for the two-fluid plasma model using the Brio-Wu MHD shock tube problem,” AIAA 2019-3357, AIAA Aviation Forum, 15 June 2019, Dallas, TX.
  • Richard J. Thompson and Trevor M. Moeller, “Divergence-Preserving Conservation Law Scheme for Magnetohydrodynamic Plasmas,” AIAA 2019-1248, AIAA SciTech Forum, January 7-11, San Diego, CA.
  • Kenneth Adam Croft and Trevor M. Moeller, “Implementation of a SUPG Stabilized finite element method for a two fluid plasma model,” AIAA 2018-2942, AIAA Aviation Forum, 25-29 June 2018, Atlanta, GA.
  • J. T. Cranford, E. J. Jacob, P. W. Gloyer, J. Kolwyck, T. Price, and T. Moeller, “Superior Stability Engine Development: Part 2 – Cold Flow Testing,” 65th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM), Long Beach, CA, May 21 – 24, 2018.
  • E. J. Jacob, P. W. Gloyer, J. R. Guastaferro, T. M. Rice, C. A. Scholz, J. G. M. Harris, J. T. Cranford, J. Davenport, J. Kolwyck, and T. Moeller, “Superior Stability Engine Development: Part 3 – Hot-fire Validation,” 65th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM), Long Beach, CA, May 21 – 24, 2018.
  • Katrina M. Sweetland, Christopher S. Combs, Trevor M. Moeller, John D. Schmisseur, Robert P. Rhodes, Feng-Yuan Zhang, and David H. Plemmons, “Development of MIR TLAS System with Applications to Reacting Hot Gas Flows,” AIAA 2018-1023, AIAA SciTech Forum, Kissimmee, Florida, 8–12 January 2018.
  • Theron J. Price, Trevor M. Moeller, Jake T. Cranford, Joshua W. Batterson, and Eric J. Jacob, “Experimental Investigation of Transverse Mode Nozzle Damping: Preliminary Results,” AIAA 2017-513, AIAA Space Forum, Orlando, FL, September 2017.
  • Richard J. Thompson and Trevor Moeller, “Flux Treatment Methods for the Coupled Navier-Stokes and Maxwell Equations,” AIAA 2017-4014, AIAA Aviation Forum, Denver, Colorado, 5-9 June 2017.
  • William Stevens, Trevor M. Moeller, and L. Montgomery Smith, “Ice Film Thickness Measurements on a Cryogenically Cooled Gold Mirror under High Vacuum Conditions,” Optical Interference Coatings, THC 10, Optical Society of America, Tucson, AZ, June 2016.
  • Richard J. Thompson and Trevor Moeller, “Divergence-Preserving Magnetohydrodynamic Solutions Using a Non-Iterative Hyperbolic Conservation Law Scheme,” Presented at the 47th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, June 2016, Washington D.C.  Paper number AIAA-2016-3226.
  • Nehemiah Joel Williams and Trevor M. Moeller, “Numerical Investigations of High Frequency Pulsed Fuel Injection into Supersonic Crossflow,” Presented at the 47th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, June 2016, Washington D.C.  Paper number AIAA-2016-3483
  • Trevor Moeller and John Schmisseur, “The University of Tennessee Space Institute: Historic Accomplishments and New Horizons for Space Related Research,” Presented at the AIAA SCITECH Forum, January 2016, San Diego,  CA.
  • Richard J. Thompson and Trevor Moeller, “A Non-iterative Hyperbolic, First-order Conservation Law Approach to Divergence-free Solutions to Maxwell’s Equation,” Presented at the 46th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, 22-26 June 2015, Dallas, Texas. Paper number AIAA-2015-2501.
  • Nehemiah Williams and Trevor Moeller, “Preliminary Numerical Investigations of Pulsed Fuel Injection into Supersonic Crossflow,” Presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum, 22-26 June 2015, Dallas, Texas. Paper number AIAA-2015-3209.
  • E. Lara Lash and Trevor Moeller, “Assessment of Aerospike Nozzle for Single-Stage to Orbit Flight,” Presented at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, July 2015, Orlando, Florida. Paper number AIAA-2015-3979.
  • R. Thompson, A. Wilson, T. Moeller, C. Merkle. “An Approximate Riemann Solver for Relativistic Two-fluid Plasmadynamics.” Presented at the 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 13-17 January, 2014, National Harbor, MD. AIAA-2014-1192. Chapter DOI: 10.2514/6.2014-1192.
  • R. Thompson, A. Wilson, T. Moeller, C. Merkle. “A Unified Hyperbolic Model for Coupled Fluid Dynamics and Electromagnetics in Aerospace Application.” Presented at the 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 13-17 January, 2014, National Harbor, MD. AIAA-2014-1191. Chapter DOI: 10.2514/6.2014-1191.
  • W. H. Stevens, T. M. Moeller, and L. M. Smith, “Ice film thickness measurements on a cryogenically cooled gold mirror under high vacuum conditions,” Optics Conference Papers. Part F31-OIC 2016, July 21, 2014.
  • Trevor M. Moeller, L. Montgomery Smith, Frank G. Collins, Jesse M. Labello, James P. Rogers, Heard S. Lowry, Dustin H. Crider, “Further results in measuring water ice buildup on optical components in cryogenic vacuum chambers,” the SPIE Optics + Photonics 2012 conference, San Diego, CA, August 25-30, 2013.
  • Thompson, R. J., Wilson, A., Moeller, T. M., Merkle, C. L. “An AUSM-based Algorithm for Solving the Coupled Navier-Stokes and Maxwell Equations.” Presented at the 44th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, 24-27 June 2013, San Diego, CA. Paper number AIAA 2013-3005. 10.2514/6.2013-3005.
  • Thompson, R. J., Wilson, A., Moeller, T. M., Merkle, C. L. “A Strong Conservative Implicit Riemann Solver for Coupled Navier-Stokes and Full Maxwell Equations.” Presented at the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exhibition, 7-10 January 2013, Grapevine, TX. Paper number AIAA-2013-0210. Chapter DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-210.
  • Richard J. Thompson, Andrew Wilson, Trevor Moeller, and Charles L. Merkle, “A Strong Conservative Implicit Riemann Solver for Coupled Navier-Stokes and Full Maxwell Equations,” in 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, January 7-10, 2013.
  • Trevor M. Moeller, L. Montgomery Smith, Frank G. Collins, Jesse M. Labello, James P. Rogers, Heard S. Lowry, Dustin H. Crider, “Measurement of the accumulation of water ice on optical components in cryogenic vacuum environments,” the SPIE Optics + Photonics 2012 conference, San Diego, CA, August 12-16, 2012.
  • Robert J. Baltz,  Gregg R. Beitel , Nickolas A. Galyen, T. M. Moeller, and M. M. May, “AEDC/UTSI J85 Turbojet Test Stands,” 48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 30 July – 1 August 2012, Atlanta, GA.
  • R. J. Thompson, T. Moeller, and C. L. Merkle, “A strong conservation formulation for finite volume plasma simulations with displacement and conduction current,” in 43rd AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 25-28, 2012.
  • R. J. Thompson and T. Moeller, “A novel set of unified Maxwell equations describing both fluid and electromagnetic behavior,” in AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 25-28, 2012.
  • Trevor Moeller, Robert Rhodes, Gregg R. Beitel, and Maurice M. May, “Prediction and Experimental Measurement of Total Temperature in an Afterburning Turbojet Exhaust,” in Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 25-28, 2012.
  • R. J. Thompson and T. Moeller, “Numerical investigations of plasma actuator lorentz body forces,” in 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Nashville, TN, Jan. 9-12, 2012.
  • Trevor Moeller, “ASSET,” Augmentor Design Systems Conference, Jacksonville, FL, Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
  • Beitel, G. R., Moeller, T. M., and May, M. M., “Cooling of Miniature Flow-Field Probes for Combustion Measurements,” AIAA 2011-3485, 42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Honolulu, HI, 27-30 June 2011.
  • Beitel, G. R., Conner, M. S., Moeller, T. M., May, M. M., and Parker, W. M., “Turbine Engine Diagnostics Development at AEDC and Utilization of a Turbojet Test Stand for Evaluation and Verification,” AEDC PA2011-125 (presentation), 57th ISA International Instrumentation Symposium, St. Louis, MO, 20-24 June 2011.
  • Beitel, G. R., Conner, M. S., Moeller, T. M., and May, M. M., “Utilization of the AEDC/UTSI J85 Turbojet Test Stands in Technology Development and Transition,” AEDC PA2011-065 (presentation), 15th Annual ITEA Test Instrumentation Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, 9-12 May 2011.
  • Robert Rhodes and Trevor Moeller, “Numerical Model of an Aspirated Temperature Probe,” , AIAA 2011-1202, 49th AIAA ASM Conference in Orlando, FL, January 4-7, 2011.
  • Trevor Moeller, “Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Research at the University of Tennessee Space Institute,” Invited presentation, 49th AIAA ASM Conference in Orlando, FL, January 4-7, 2011.
  • Robert Rhodes and Trevor Moeller, “Modeling a Phase Change Thermal Storage Device,” AIAA-2010-4768, 10th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference in Chicago, IL, June 28 – July 1, 2010.
  • Trevor Moeller and Kurt Polzin, “Thrust stand for vertically oriented electric propulsion performance evaluation,” AIAA-2010-7017, 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Nashville, TN, July 25–28, 2010.
  • Thompson, R. J., Moeller, T. M., “MACH2 Simulations of a Micro-laser Ablation Plasma Thruster with Nozzles”, 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, July 25–28, 2010, Nashville, TN, AIAA-2010-6619.
  • Thompson, R. J., Moeller, T. M., “MACH2 Simulations of Exothermic Propellants in a Micro-laser Ablation Plasma Thruster”, 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, July 25–28, 2010, Nashville, TN, AIAA-2010-7021.
  • C. Merkle, D. Keefer, T. Moeller, Robert Rhodes and W.M. Scott, “A Hyperbolic Algorithm for Numerical Solutions of Coupled Plasma/EM Fields Including Both Real and Displacement Currents,” 17th International Conference on MHD Energy Conversion, Shonan Village Center, Kanagawa, Japan, September 14-17, 2009.
  • C. Merkle, T. Moeller, Robert Rhodes and D. Keefer, “Computational Simulations of Power Extraction in MHD Channel,” Paper No. 13100, the 40th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 2009.
  • T. Moeller, J.T. Lineberry, L.L. Begg, and R.J. Litchford, “HVEPS Combustion Driven MHD Power Demonstration Tests,” Paper No. 13100, AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, Seattle, WA, June 23-26, 2008.
  • Yevgeny Raitses, Trevor Moeller, James Szabo, “AEDC Plume Measurements Using Bi-directional Ion Flux Probes,” the 30th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Florence, Italy, September 17-20, 2007.
  • D. Rooney, T. Moeller, D. Keefer, R. Rhodes, and C. Merkle, “Experimental and Computer Simulation Studies of a Pulsed Plasma Accelerator,” AIAA-2007-5225, the 2007 Joint Propulsion Conference, Cincinnati, OH, July 2007.
  • D. Li, C. Merkle, W.M. Scott, D. Keefer, T. Moeller, and B. Rhodes, “A Hyperbolic Algorithm for Numerical Solutions of Coupled Plasma-EM Fields Including Both Real and Displacement Currents,” AIAA-2007-5745, the 43rd Joint Propulsion Conference, Cincinnati, OH, July 2007.
  • Ding Li, Charles L. Merkle, Dennis Keefer, Trevor Moeller, Robert Rhodes, and W. Michael Scott, “Coupled Electromagnetic/Fluid Dynamic Simulation of Fields Through Plasma and Vacuum,” the 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science and the 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 17-22, 2007.
  • K.A. Polzin, T. Moeller, J. Szabo, L. Byrne, A. Dawbarn, K.E. Tatum, D. Crider, M. Brown, Y. Raitses, and I.D. Boyd, “Demonstration Of High Power Plasma Propulsion Test Capabilities At Arnold Engineering Development Center,” to be presented at the 54th Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Propulsion Meeting (JPM), Denver, Colorado, May 14-17, 2007.
  • Gerry Dozier, Win Britt, Michael SanSoucie, Patrick Hull, Michael Tinker, Ron Unger, Steve Bancroft, Trevor Moeller and Dan Rooney, “Evolving High-Performance Evolutionary Computations for Space Vehicle Design,” IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July 16-21, 2006.
  • T. Moeller, R. Rhodes, D. Keefer, C. Merkle and D. Li, “Experimental ad Computer Simulation Studies of a Pulsed Plasma Accelerator,” presented at the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, Traverse City, Michigan, June 4 through June 8, 2006.
  • T. Moeller, D. Keefer, R. Rhodes, D. Rooney, D. Li, and C. Merkle, “Comparison of Experimental and Computational Simulations Results of a Pulsed Plasma Accelerator,” IEPC-2005-008, presented at the 29th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Princeton University, October 31 – November 4, 2005.
  • T. Moeller, D. Keefer, and R. Rhodes, “Experimental Pulsed Plasma Thruster for Code Evaluation.” Presented at the 31st IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, Baltimore, MD, June 28 – July 1, 2004.
  • P.D. Pedrow, R. Dhar, T.M. Moeller, Q. Ming, K.C. Lidell, and M.A. Osman, “Synthesis of Platinum-Loaded Zirconia on Fecralloy Using Composite Plasma-Polymerized Films.” Presented at the 31st IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, Baltimore, MD, June 28 – July 1, 2004.
  • Trevor M. Moeller, “Mechanisms in an Air Plasma for the Destruction of Biological Surface Contaminants.”  Presented at the 2002 Joint Service Chemical and Biological Decontamination Conference, San Diego, CA, October 21-October 24, 2002.