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Kevin Simmons

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Selected Publications

2016

2015

  • Upadhyay P, Y Hovanski, LS Fifield, and KL Simmons. 2015. "FRICTION STIR LAP WELDING OF ALUMINUM - POLYMER USING SCRIBE TECHNOLOGY." Chapter 17 in Friction Stir Welding and Processing VIII, March 15-19, 2015, Orlando, Florida, ed. RS Mishra, et al, pp. 153-161.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.  doi:10.1002/9781119093343.ch17

2014

  • Brooks KP, KL Simmons, and MR Weimar. 2014. "Systems Engineering of Chemical Hydrogen Storage, Pressure Vessel and Balance of Plant for Onboard Hydrogen Storage." Chapter IV.B.2 in 2014 Progress Report for the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, vol. DOE/GO-102014-4504, pp. 30-35.  U.S. Department of Energy, Washington DC. 
  • Brooks KP, RP Pires, and KL Simmons. 2014. "Development and Validation of a Slurry Model for Chemical Hydrogen Storage in Fuel Cell Applications." Journal of Power Sources 271:504515.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.07.186
  • Brooks KP, T Semelsberger, KL Simmons, and BA Van Hassel. 2014. "Slurry-Based Chemical Hydrogen Storage Systems for Automotive Fuel Cell Applications." Journal of Power Sources 268:950-959.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.05.145
  • Choi YJ, E Ronnebro, SD Rassat, AJ Karkamkar, GD Maupin, JD Holladay, KL Simmons, and KP Brooks. 2014. "Kinetics Study of Solid Ammonia Borane Hydrogen Release – Modeling and Experimental Validation for Chemical Hydrogen Storage." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 16(17):7959-7968.  doi:10.1039/C3CP55280B
  • Nguyen BN, SE Sanborn, KL Simmons, RN Mathur, MD Sangid, X Jin, F Costa, UN Gandhi, S Mori, and CL Tucker III. 2014. Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-Molded Long-Carbon-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites - FY 2014 First Quarterly ReportPNNL-23139, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Simmons KL, LS Fifield, MP Westman, and JA Roberts. 2014. New Technologies for Repairing Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants: M3LW-14OR0404015 Cable Rejuvenation Report PNNL-23606, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2013

2012

  • Simmons KL, P Ramuhalli, DL Brenchley, JB Coble, H Hashemian, R Konnik, and S Ray. 2012. Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program – Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) R&D Roadmap for Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear Power PlantsPNNL-21731, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Ren X, R Qui, LS Fifield, KL Simmons, and K li. 2012. "Effects of Surface Treatments on Mechanical Properties and Water Resistance of Kenaf Fiber-Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Composites ." Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 26(18-19):2277-2289.  doi:10.1163/156856111X623087
  • White H, JE Tanner, K Allen, JM Benz, S McOmish, and KL Simmons. 2012. "A Passive Tamper Indicating Enclosure For Use Within A Nuclear Weapons Monitoring Regime." In 53rd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM 53), July 15-19, 2012, Orlando, Florida, vol. 4, pp. 2442-2451.  Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Deerfield, IL. 

2011

  • Qui R, X Ren, LS Fifield, KL Simmons, and K Li. 2011. "Hemp-Fiber-Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Composites: Optimization of Processing and Improvement of Interfacial Adhesion." Journal of Applied Polymer Science 121(2):862-868.  doi:10.1002/app.33674
  • Wynn P, H White, K Allen, KL Simmons, P Sliva, JM Benz, and JE Tanner. 2011. "Passive Tamper Indicating Enclosures Incorporating Embedded Optical Fibre." In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 17-21, 2011, Palm Desert, California, vol. 5, pp. 4278-4187.  Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Deerfield, IL. 

2010

  • Fifield LS, and KL Simmons. 2010. "COMPRESSION MOLDED, BIO-FIBER REINFORCED, HIGH PERFORMANCE THERMOSET COMPOSITES FOR STRUCTURAL AND SEMI-STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS." In COMPOSITES: SHAPING NEW VEHICLES, 10th Annual Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition, September 15-16, 2010, Troy, Michigan.  Society of Plastics Engineers, Newtown, CT. 
  • Fifield LS, C Huang, and KL Simmons. 2010. "Investigation of Polymer Resin/Fiber Compatibility in Natural Fiber Reinforced Composite Automotive Materials." In 10th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites.  Forest Products Society, Madison, WI. 
  • Fifield LS, KL Simmons, R Battiste, C Schutte, MT Smith, D Houston, and L Berger. 2010. "Evaluation of Composite Natural Fiber-Resin Compatibility." Chapter G in 2009 Annual Progress Report: Lightweighting Materials, vol. 8, pp. 8-77 - 8-85.  US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Washington, DC. 
  • Westman MP, LS Fifield, KL Simmons, S Laddha, and TA Kafentzis. 2010. Natural Fiber Composites: A ReviewPNNL-19220, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Fifield LS, KL Simmons, S Laddha, and TA Kafentzis. 2010. "PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF COMPRESSION MOLDED KENAF FIBER REINFORCED VINYL ESTER COMPOSITES THROUGH RESIN ADDITIVE." In SAMPE 2010: New Materials and Processes for a New Economy 55th International SAMPE Symposium, May 17-20, 2010, Seattle, Washington, ed. K Nelson, A Yousefpour and SW Beckwith.  Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Covina, CA. 
  • Miller SD, JE Tanner, KL Simmons, MM Conrady, JM Benz, and BA Greenfield. 2010. "An Optically Stimulated Luminescence Uranium Enrichment Monitor." In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 11-15, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland.  INMM, Deerfield, IL. 
  • Simmons KL, LS Fifield, S Laddha, F Chen, and KM Wright. 2010. "EFFECT OF SODIUM HYDROXIDE AND SUPERCRITICAL FLUID TREATMENTS ON UNRETTED KENAF FIBERS." In SAMPE 2010: New Materials and Processes for a New Economy 55th International SAMPE Symposium, May 17-20, 2010, Seattle Washington, ed. K Nelson, A Yousefpour and SC Beckwith, p. Paper No. 66.  Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Covina, CA. 

2009

  • Pilli SP, KL Simmons, JD Holbery, V Shutthanandan, PB Stickler, and LV Smith. 2009. "A Novel Accelerated Moisture Adsorption Test and Characterization." Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing 40(9):1501-1505.  doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2009.06.008
  • Simmons KL, DT Howe, S Laddha, and LS Fifield. 2009. "Natural Fiber Composite Retting, Preform Manufacture and Molding (Project 18988/Agreement 16313)." Chapter 8E in 2009 Annual Progress Report: Lightweighting Materials, pp. 8-54 - 8-65.  Department of Energy; Vehicle Technologies Office, Washington DC. 

2008

  • Fifield LS, C Huang, KL Simmons, JA Carpenter, and MT Smith. 2008. "Evaluation of Composite Natural Fiber/Resin Compatibility ." In Annual Progress Report 2008 Vehicle Technologies Program, Lightweigting Materials, pp. 8-75 - 8-81.  US Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Program, Washington, DC. 
  • Pilli SP, KL Simmons, JD Holbery, and V Shutthanandan. 2008. "Accelerated Composite Moisture Infusion Test and Characterization." In CompTest 2008: The 4th International Conference on Composites Testing and Model Identification, ed. F Pierron.  Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
  • Khaleel MA, X Sun, and KL Simmons. 2008. "Fabrication and Optimization of Properties of Polymer Laminated Nanoreinforced Automobile Glasses: Experiments and Modeling." Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer chemistry 50(5):568-572. 
  • Miller SD, MK Murphy, KL Simmons, C Yahnke, C Yoder, B Markey, M Salasky, and A Crabtree. 2008. "A HIGH-PRECISION, TISSUE-EQUIVALENT DOSIMETER FOR NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY APPLICATIONS BASED ON OPTICALLY STIMULATED LUMINESCENCE (OSL) IN AL2O3:C." Radiation Measurements 43(2-6):875-878.  doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2007.12.054
  • Tanner JE, SD Miller, MM Conrady, KL Simmons, and MR Tinker. 2008. "Container Verification Using Optically Stimulated Luminescence." In Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 49th Annual Meeting, July 13-17, Nashville, Tennessee, p. Paper No. 360.  Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Northbrook, IL. 

2007

  • Nguyen BN, KL Simmons, KI Johnson, and J Holbery. 2007. "The Effect of Fiber Orientation on the Elastic Properties of Discontinuous Fiber Composites." In Proceedings of the American Society for Composites—Twenty-Second Technical Conference, pp. 30-207.  DEStech Publications, Lancaster, PA. 
  • Holbery J, KL Simmons, BN Nguyen, and MT Smith. 2007. "X-ray Computer Tomography and Real Time Ultrasonic Inspection as Process Development Tools for Discontinuous Fiber Composites." In 7th Annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition.  Society of Plastics Engineers, Automotive & Composites Division, Newtown, CT. 

2006

  • Weil KS, EA Nyberg, and KL Simmons. 2006. "A new binder for powder injection molding titanium and other reactive metals." Journal of Materials Processing Technology 176(1-3):205-209. 
  • Weil KS, EA Nyberg, and KL Simmons. 2006. "A New Binder for Powder Injection Molding Titanium and Other Reactive Metals." Journal of Materials Processing Technology 176(1-3):205-209.  doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2006.03.154

2005

  • Fifield LS, KM Denslow, A Gutowska, KL Simmons, and J Holbery. 2005. "ROLE OF FIBER MODIFICATION IN NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITE PROCESSING." In International SAMPE Technical Conference: Materials and Processing Technologies for Revolutionary Applications.  Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Covina, CA. 
  • Simmons KL, GG Jones, SP Walsh, and GM Wood. 2005. "High Performance Laminates Using Blended Urethane Resin Chemistry." In Composites 2004 Convention and Trade Show, American Composites Manufacturers Association.  American Compositites Manufacturers Association, Arlington, VA. 
  • Weil KS, EA Nyberg, and KL Simmons. 2005. "Use of a Naphthalene-Based Binder in Injection Molding Net-Shape Titanium Components of Controlled Porosity." Materials Transactions 46(7):1525-1531. 
  • Johanson RE, and KL Simmons. 2005. "Causal Analysis for Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) Spray from Peristaltic Pump Tube Failure ." Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention 5(4):62-66. 
  • Nyberg E, MR Miller, K Simmons, and KS Weil. 2005. "Manufacturers 'need better quality titanium PM powders'." Metal Powder Report 60(10):8-13.  doi:10.1016/S0026-0657(05)70496-3
  • Nyberg EA, KL Simmons, and KS Weil. 2005. "A Novel Method of Injection Molding Titanium Components." In Global Innovations in Materials Processing & Manufacturing; Trends in Materials and Manufacturing Technologies for Transportation Industries and Powder Metallurgy Research and Development in the Transportation Industry. 6th MPMD Global Innovations Symposium : San Francisco, Calif., ed. Thomas R. Bieler, pp. 311-320  Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Nyberg EA, MR Miller, KL Simmons, and KS Weil. 2005. "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Titanium Components Fabricated by a New Powder Injection Molding Technique." Materials Science and Engineering. C. Biomimetic Materials, Sensors and Systems 25 (3):336-342. 
  • Nyberg EA, MR Miller, KL Simmons, and KS Weil. 2005. "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Titanium Components Fabricated by a New Powder Injection Molding Technique." Materials Science and Engineering. C. Biomimetic Materials, Sensors and Systems 25(3):336-342. 
  • Simmons KL, EA Nyberg, KS Weil, and MR Miller. 2005. "In-situ Formation of Ti Alloys via Powder Injection Molding." In Medical Device Materials II: Proceedings from the Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2004, August 25–27, 2004, St. Paul, Minnesota, ed. Mike Helmus & Dana Medlin, pp. 225-228.  ASM International, Materials Park, OH. 
  • Simmons KL, EA Nyberg, KS Weil, and MR Miller. 2005. "Powder Injection Molding of Titanium Components." In Medical Device Materials II: Proceedings from the Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2004, August 25–27, 2004, St. Paul, Minnesota, ed. Mike Helmus & Dana Medlin, pp. 211-216.  ASM International, Materials Park, OH. 
  • Sun X, KL Simmons, and MA Khaleel. 2005. Characterization of Sound Transmission Loss of Laminated Glass with Analytical and Experimental ApproachesPNNL-15517, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2003

  • Conkle HN, SF Kuczek, SP Chauhan, KL Simmons, WD Samuels, and M Wyderski. 2003. "Environmentally Friendly, Non-Glycol Type I Aircraft Deicing Fluid." In In-Flight Icing/Ground De-icing International Conference Proceedings, FAA, p. 2125.  Society of Automotive Engineers, New York, NY. 
  • Morris MJ, and KL Simmons. 2003. "Comparing Surfaces and Engineered Interfaces using Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) and Injected SAMs Silanes." Journal of Undergraduate Research 20-25. 
  • Strachan DM, HT Schaef, MJ Schweiger, KL Simmons, LJ Woodcock, and MK Krouse. 2003. "A versatile and inexpensive XRD sample holder for highly radioactive or hazardous samples." Powder Diffraction 18(1):23-28. 

2000

  • Samuels WD, KL Simmons, GE Fryxell, KL Alford, RS Brooks, M Neil, KE Piippo, and AJ Wiborg. 2000. "Interfacial Chemical Control for Enhancement of Composite Material Strength." In ICCE/7 Seventh Annual International Conference on Composites Engineering, ed. David Hui, pp. 767-768.  International Community for Composites Engineering and College of Engineering, U. of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. 

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