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Munitions

  • Moussa, N.A., Devarakonda, V.V., Atwood, A., Washburn, E., and M.J. Kaneshige, Thermal degradation of PBXN-109 during slow cookoff, Paper No. 2839, 45th Combustion / 33rd Airbreathing Propulsion / 33rd Exhaust Plume and Signatures/27th Propulsion Systems Hazards Joint Subcommittee Meeting , Monterey, CA, December 03 - 06, 2012
  • Moussa, N.A., Devarakonda, V.V., Zhang, T., Atwood, A. and E. Washburn, The effects of heating rate and soak conditions on slow cookoff, Paper No. 2498, 2012 JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Committee Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 30 - May 4, 2012
  • Moussa, N.A. and V.V. Devarakonda, Prediction of Pool Fire, Cookoff & Toxic Hazards From Energetic Material Accidents, Paper No. 2613, 37th Propellant and Explosives Development and Characterization (PEDCS), 2012 JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Committee Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 30 - May 4, 2012
  • Moussa, N.A., Devarakonda, V. and T. Zhang, Prediction of Full-Scale Cookoff Response Based on Small Scale Testing - Phase I, Presented at Navy IM Technology Review, NAWC, China Lake, CA, September 13 - 15, 2011.

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Environmental (Drinking Water)

  • Devarakonda, V. Manickavasagam, S., VanBlaricum, V., and Ginsberg, M., H2OFate- A New Software for Fate and Transport Simulations in Water Distribution Systems, Proceedings of 2010 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Providence, RI, May, 2010.
  • Devarakonda, V., Moussa, N.A., VanBlaricum, V., and Hock, V. Kinetics of Free Chlorine Decay in Water Distribution Networks, Paper No. 513, Proceedings of 2010 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Providence, RI, May, 2010.
  • Devarakonda, V., K. Crouch and M. Ginsberg, Modifications to the Hydraulics Module in EPANET to Improve the Accuracy of Predictions, Paper No. 606, Presented at the 2010 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Providence, RI, May, 2010.
  • V. Devarakonda and S. Manickavasagam, Polarized light scattering technique for morphological characterization of waterborne pathogens, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7306, 73061B (2009).
  • V. Devarakonda, S. Manickavasagam, V. VanBlaricum and M. Ginsberg, Prediction of contaminant fate and transport in potable water systems using H2OFate, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7306, 73061D (2009).
  • Devarakonda, V. et al, A Model for Chemical and Biological Agent Attacks in Water Distribution Systems, presented at the 8th Annual Water Distribution Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, August 27-30, 2006.
  • Devarakonda, V., James, M., Moussa, N.A., VanBlaricum, V., Hock, V., and Lingireddy, S., Safety of water distribution systems against chemical and bilogical agent attacks, Poster presented at the First Annual DHS Conference, April 27 - 28, Boston, MA (2005).
  • Devarakonda, V., Moussa, N.A., Ginsberg, M., and Rivera-Sustache, M., H2OFate to predict the formation and transport of TriHaloMethanes in drinking water distribution networks, Paper No. 688, Presented at the 2013 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Cincinnati, OH, May 19 - 23, 2013.
  • Devarakonda, V., Moussa, N.A., Ginsberg, M., and Rivera-Sustache, M., Importance of contaminant reactions in vulnerability and sensor placement analyses of drinking water systems, Paper No. 693, Presented at the 2013 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Cincinnati, OH, May 19 - 23, 2013.
  • Devarakonda, V., Manickavasagam, S. and M. Ginsberg, A high fidelity hydraulics model for water distribution system analysis, Paper No. 120, Presented at the 2012 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Albuquerque, NM, May 21 - 25, 2012.
  • Devarakonda, V., Moussa, N.A., Ginsberg, M. and M. Rivera-Sustache Vulnerability of water distribution networks to contaminant attacks: Applicability of current Vulnerability Assessment methods, Paper No. 172, Presented at the 2012 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Albuquerque, NM, May 21 - 25, 2012.

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Environmental (Air)

  • Devarakonda, V., Moussa, N.A., and S. Manickavasagam, An Advanced Filtration Technique for Nanoparticles from Process Streams; Presented at the 5th International Conference on Nanotechnology- Occupational and Environmental Health, Boston, MA, 9 - 12 August (2011).
  • Devarakonda, V., N.A. Moussa and S. Kwak, Cross Validation of ADORA using NTS detonation data, 2003 Global Demilitarization Symposium, May 19-22, 2003
  • N. A. Moussa, V. Devarakonda, and T. Fuselier, Modeling of VOCs and PM2.5 Emissions from OBOD Operations, Presented at SERDP Meeting, Washington, VA, Nov. (2000)
  • Brian Derry, Venkat Devarakonda and N. Albert Moussa, Cumulative Depositions from OB/OD for Preparing Predictive Risk Assessments Associated with Subpart X Permitting, 26th Environmental Symposium and Exhibition, Long Beach, CA March, 2000.
  • N. Albert Moussa, Venkat V. Devarakonda, Mike Masonjones, Tulin H. Fuselier, Challenges in the Prediction of VOCs from OBOD Operations;, Global Demilitarization Symposium, Coeur D'Alene, ID, May, 2000.
  • Moussa, N. A., and V. Devarakonda, Atmospheric Dispersion Of Reactive nbc Chemicals - On the Potential linking of ADORA to HPAC, HPAC User's Conference, Dulles, VA, Nov. 18-19 (1999).
  • Moussa, N. A., Devarakonda V., and A. Harrison, Parametric Calculations using ADORA for Cleaner OBOD, Global Demilitarization Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahama. (1999)
  • Devarakonda, V. and N. A. Moussa, Atmospheric Dispersion of Pollutants Resulting from Open Burn Open Detonation of Mixtures of Explosives, Final Report to be submitted to EnSafe (1999).
  • Devarakonda, V., and N. A. Moussa, Novel Technique for Separation of PM2.5 Particulates from Exhaust Gases, International Joint Power Generation Conference and Exposition and the International Conference on Power Engineering, San Francisco, CA. (1999).
  • Devarakonda, V. and N. A. Moussa, ADORA-v2.0, Innovative Technology Summary Report prepared for The Strategic EnviroTechnology Partnership, Boston, MA. (1999).
  • Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling of Reacting Chemicals from Energy Materials, presented at the 1998 Life Cycles of Energetic Materials, March 29 - April 1, 1998, Fullerton, CA.
  • "Accurate Prediction of Emission factors by ADORA" Presented at the 1998 Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition, May 11 - 14, 1998, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.
  • Recent Applications of ADORA Presented at the Toxic Release Assessment Group (TRAG) Meeting. June 23, 1998, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Moussa, N.A. et al. Modeling the 17 January 1997 Delta-II Explosion by ARAC, ADORA, and REDEEM Conference of American Meteorological Society, 1997.
  • Application of ADORA to Dispersion Modeling of Instantaneously Released Reacting Chemicals, presented at the American Nuclear Society - Sixth Topical meeting on Emergency Preparedness and Response, April 22 - 25, 1997, San Francisco, California.
  • Atmospheric Dispersion Of Reacting Agents From Open Burn Open Detonation, the Prediction of Time Varying Emission Factors, Presented at the 1997 Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition, May 5 - 8, 1997, Reno, Nevada.
  • Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling of Reacting Chemicals-Application to 112(r), presented at the Air and Waste Management Association, June 9 - 13, 1997, Toronto, CANADA.
  • Atmospheric Dispersion Of Reacting Agents From Open Burn Open Detonation, Presented at the Demilitarization Users Group, held in Little Rock, AR, Nov. 1997
  • Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling of Reacting Chemicals, presented at the Proceedings of a Specialty Conference sponsored by the Air and Waste Management Association, December 2 - 4, 1996, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
  • Reacting Puff Rise, CPIA Publication 634, presented at the JANNAF Safety and Environmental Protection Subcommittee Meeting, Tampa, FL 4 - 8 Dec. 1995.
  • A Simple Analytical Buoyant Puff Rise Model, CPIA Publication 634, presented at the JANNAF Safety and Environmental Protection Subcommittee Meeting, Tampa, FL, 4 - 8 Dec. 1995.
  • Moussa, N.A. and Devarakonda, V.V., Prediction of cookoff and toxic emissions from energetic materials, Proc. of the Seventh International Seminar on Fire & Explosion Hazards (ISFEH7), 2013.

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Others

  • Devarakonda, V., Moussa, N.A., and S. Manickavasagam,Effect of particle size and shape on toxicity of nanoparticles; to be presented at the 5th International Conference on Nanotechnology- Occupational and Environmental Health, Boston, MA, August 9 - 12 (2011)
  • Moussa, N.A., Stephen Banik, Darrel Robertson, and Gangming Zhang. Momentum Flux Gauge for Particle-Laden Flows from Detonations. Presented at the 13th ISIEMS Conference, Bruhl, Germany. May 2009.
  • Moussa, N. A and V. Devarakonda, Impact Initiation of Reactive Materials, Multi-Functional Warhead Workshop, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2004
  • Devarakonda V., Andrews, E. A., and N. A. Moussa, Engineering Calculations for Chemical Combustion/Deflagration and Container Response, Final Report Submitted for the Deactivation of Potentially Shock Sensitive Chemicals Project by a national laboratory. (2002)
  • Moussa, N.A. et al. Physical Flow Modeling of Combustion Systems. ASME FACT Vol. 21, pp. 45-58, 1996.
  • Moussa, N.A. and T. Wierzbicki. Replication of Aircraft Structures for Ballistic Vulnerability Testing. Presented at the Hydrodynamic Ram Workshop, Warminster, PA, July 26 - 27 1994.
  • Flammability of Aircraft Fluids, presented at the Society of Automotive Engineering AEROTECH'90 Conference in Long Beach, CA., October 1 - 4, 1990.
  • Responses of Airborne Biota to Microwave Transmission from Satellite Power System, A.D. Little Final Report to EPA, Contract No. 68-02-3278, June 1982, (chapter 5 on Thermal Modeling).
  • Time Progression of Hemolysis of Erythrocyte Populations Exposed to Supraphysiological Temperatures, with E. Tell & E.G. Cravalho, ASME J. of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 101, No. 3, pp. 213-217, August 1979.
  • A Dimensionless Criteria for Ice Formation in Cells, with M.D. Cosman, E.G. Cravalho & C.E. Huggins, presented at the 14th Annual Mtg. of the Society for Cryobiology in Minneapolis, MN, 7/1977.
  • Kinetics of Thermal Injury to Cells, with P.J. Asimacopoulos, J.J. McGrath & E.G. Cravalho, ASME J. of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 99, No. 3, pp. 155-159, 8/1977.
  • Mechanism of Smoldering Combustion of Cellulosic Materials, with T.Y. Toong & C.A. Garris, 16th Symp. (Int.) on Combustion, 1976, pp. 1447-1457.
  • Quantification of Reversible & Irreversible Thermal Damage of Biological Cells, contrib. to NSF-U. of Illinois Rep. of Eng. Aspects of Heat Transfer in Medicine by J. Chato & T.A. Haberman, 1976.
  • Moussa, N. A., Flammability of Aircraft Composites, Presented at the ISASI Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, August 19th, 2013.
  • Moussa, N.A., Wolf, M. and T. Stagliano, Armament Assessment Assistant, presented to the Marines at Quantico, VA, April 25th, 2013.
  • Book: Backer, S, Tesoro, G., Toong, T.Y. and Moussa, N.A., Textile Fabric Flammability, MIT Press, 1976.

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