Manufacturing Processes
1. Study on tool wear and surface roughness in end milling of particulate aluminum metal matrix composite: Application of response surface methodology

R. Arokiadass*; K. Palaniradja; N. Alagumoorthi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2012, , Pages 1-13

Abstract
  Metal matrix composites have been widely used in industries, especially aerospace industries, due to their excellent engineering properties. However, it is difficult to machine them because of the hardness and abrasive nature of reinforcement elements like silicon carbide particles (SiCp).In the present ...  Read More

Heat and Mass Transfer
2. Heat generation and radiation effects on steady MHD free convection flow of micropolar fluid past a moving surface

M. Gnaneswara Reddy

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 1-10

Abstract
  This paper was concerned with studying the magnetohydrodynamic steady laminar free convection flow of a micropolar fluid past a continuously moving surface in the presence of heat generation and thermal radiation. Similarity transformation was employed to transform the governing partial differential ...  Read More

Welding
3. Effect of welding parameters on pitting corrosion rate of pulsed current micro plasma arc welded AISI 304L sheets in 1N HCl

Kondapalli Siva Prasad; Chalamalasetti Srinivasa Rao; Damera Nageswara Rao

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2013, , Pages 1-11

Abstract
  Austenitic stainless steel sheets have gained wide acceptance in the fabrication of components, which require high temperature resistance and corrosion resistance such as metal bellows used in expansion joints in aircraft, aerospace and petroleum industries. In the case of single pass welding of thinner ...  Read More

Fracture Mechanics
4. Fracture mechanics-based life prediction of a riveted lap joint

A. R. Shahani; H. Moayeri Kashani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2014, , Pages 1-17

Abstract
  In this paper, three-dimensional modeling of the fatigue crack growth profiles was performed in a simple riveted lap joint. Simulation results showed that mode I was dominated on the one side of the plates and the crack straightly grew on this side, while the other side of the plates was in a mixed-mode ...  Read More

Vibration
5. Experimental and finite-element free vibration analysis and artificial neural network based on multi-crack diagnosis of non-uniform cross-section beam

B. Asmar; M. Karimi; F. Nazari; A. Bolandgerami

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 1-11

Abstract
  Crack identification is a very important issue in mechanical systems, because it is a damage that if develops may cause catastrophic failure. In the first part of this research, modal analysis of a multi-cracked variable cross-section beam is done using finite element method. Then, the obtained results ...  Read More

Optimization
6. Simultaneous allocation of reliability & redundancy using minimum total cost of ownership approach

G. Kanagaraj; N. Jawahar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2011, , Pages 1-16

Abstract
  This paper addresses the mixed integer reliability redundancy allocation problems to determine simultaneous allocation of optimal reliability and redundancy level of components based on three objective goals. System engineering principles suggest that the best design is the design that maximizes the ...  Read More

Aerodynamics
7. Favorable Plug Shape of an Aerospike Nozzle in Design, Over and Under Expansion Conditions

ava shahrokhi; sahar noori

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 1-14

Abstract
  The influence of the plug shape on the performance of an aerospike nozzle thrust force is studied in different back pressure conditions. To generate smooth plug contours, Cubic B-Spline technique is employed. In the current research, basis functions are obtained using Deboor’s relation. The flow ...  Read More

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
8. An advection-diffusion multi-layer porous model for stent drug delivery in coronary arteries

Seyed Masoud Vahedi; Mohammad Sadegh Valipour; Filippo de Monte

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 1-18

Abstract
  Arterial drug concentration distribution determines local toxicity. The safety issues dealt with Drug-Eluting Stents (DESs) reveal the needs for investigation about the effective factors contributing to fluctuations in arterial drug uptake. The current study focused on the importance of hypertension ...  Read More

Control
9. Application of the airflow control by electro-hydrodynamic actuator

R. Mestiri*; F. Aloui; S. Ben Nasrallah

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2012, , Pages 69-76

Abstract
  The technique used to control the airflow is based on the electro-hydrodynamic actuator which is also called plasma actuator. This actuator ensures the airflow control thanks to the electric wind created by the electrical corona discharge. This ionic wind is developed at the profile surface tangential ...  Read More

Heat and Mass Transfer
10. Effects of thermal diffusion and chemical reaction on MHD transient free convection flow past a porous vertical plate with radiation, temperature gradient dependent heat source in slip flow regime

S. Mohammed Ibrahim; K. Suneetha

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 83-95

Abstract
  An analytical investigation is conducted to study the unsteady free convection heat and mass transfer flow through a non-homogeneous porous medium with variable permeability bounded by an infinite porous vertical plate in slip flow regime while taking into account the thermal radiation, chemical reaction, ...  Read More

Vibration
11. Optimal design of a vibration absorber for tremor control of arm in Parkinson's disease

Rouhollah Hosseini; Keikhosrow Firoozbakhsh; Hossein Naseri

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 85-94

Abstract
  Because the underlying physiology of pathological tremor in a Parkinson's patient is not well understood, the existing physical and drug therapies have not been successful in tremor treatment. Different mathematical modeling of such vibration has been introduced to investigate the problem and reduce ...  Read More

Thermodynamics and Cumbustion
12. Performance evaluation of waste fried vegetable oil in a medium grade low heat rejection diesel engine

M. V. S. Murali Krishna; R. P. Chowdary; T. Kishen Kumar Reddy; P. V. K. Murthy

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 101-102

Abstract
  Investigations were carried out to evaluate the performance of direct injection diesel engine with medium grade low heat rejection (LHR) combustion chamber and 3 mm air gap insulated piston, 3 mm air gap insulated liner, and ceramic coated cylinder head [ceramic coating with the thickness of 500 µ ...  Read More

Perturbation Technique
13. A study on free convective heat and mass transfer flow through a highly porous medium with radiation, chemical reaction and Soret effects

shaik Mohammed ibrahim; Kanna Suneetha; G.V Ramana Reddy

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 121-132

Abstract
  The paper addresses the effects of Soret on unsteady free convection flow of a viscous incompressible fluid through a porous medium with high porosity bounded by a vertical infinite moving plate under the influence of thermal radiation, chemical reaction, and heat source. The fluid is considered to be ...  Read More

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
14. Mixed convection on radiative unsteady Casson ferrofluid flow due to cone with Brownian motion and thermophoresis: A numerical study

chakravarthula S K Raju; P DurgaPrasad; S.V.K. Varma

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 137-150

Abstract
  In this study, the Brownian motion and thermophoresis effects on the MHD ferrofluid flow over a cone with thermal radiation were discussed. Kerosene with the magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4) was considered. A set of transformed governing nonlinear coupled ordinary differential equations were solved numerically ...  Read More

Robotics
15. Grasp analysis of a four-fingered robotic hand based on Matlab simmechanics

Eram Neha; Mohd. Suhaib; Shruti Asthana; Sudipto Mukherjee

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 169-182

Abstract
  The structure of the human hand is a complex design comprising of various bones, joints, tendons, and muscles functioning together in order to produce the desired motion. It becomes a challenging task to develop a robotic hand replicating the capabilities of the human hand. In this paper, the analysis ...  Read More

Nonlinear Solution
16. Effect of geometrical parameters on fluid film coefficients in tilting pad journal bearing

Harsh Kumar Dixit; T.C Gupta

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 May 2020

Abstract
  The simplified analytical method has developed to analyze the effect of bearing geometrical parameters, i.e. eccentricity ratio, journal rotation speed, slenderness ratio, bearing radial clearance, pad pivot offset and the number of pads on tilting pad journal bearing (TPJB) properties, i.e. fluid film ...  Read More

Damage Mechanics
17. An investigation into finding the optimum combination for dental restorations

E. Homaei; K. Farhangdoost; M. Akbari

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 1-9

Abstract
  The aim of the study was to find the optimum combination of materials and thicknesses to provide a tough, damage resistant multi-layer system with numerical methods to restore the damaged teeth. Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM) was used to assess the critical loads for the onset of damage modes ...  Read More

Heat and Mass Transfer
18. Free convective heat and mass transfer of magnetic bio-convective flow caused by a rotating cone and plate in the presence of nonlinear thermal radiation and cross diffusion

M. Gnaneswara Reddy; Sandeep N

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 1-21

Abstract
  This article explores the heat and mass transfer behaviour of magnetohydrodynamic free convective flow past a permeable vertical rotating cone and a plate filled with gyrotactic microorganisms in the presence of nonlinear thermal radiation, thermo diffusion and diffusion thermo effects. We presented ...  Read More

Vibration
19. Experimental investigations on the softening and ratcheting behaviors of steel cylindrical shell under cyclic axial loading

M. Shariati; H. Hatami; M. Damghani Nouri

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 11-22

Abstract
  In this research, softening and ratcheting behaviors of Ck20 alloy steel cylindrical shells were studied under displacement-control and force-control cyclic axial loading and the behavior of hysteresis curves of specimens was also investigated. Experimental tests were performed by a servo-hydraulic INSTRON ...  Read More

Plates and Shells
20. Study on buckling of steel cylindrical shells with an elliptical cutout under combined loading

Abdolhossein Fereidoon; Kamal Kolasangiani; Amin Akbarpour; Mahmoud Shariati

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2013, , Pages 13-25

Abstract
  In this paper, simulation and analysis of thin steel cylindrical shells with elliptical cutouts under oblique loading were studied using finite element method. First, the numerical results were validated by the results of experimental test performed by an INSTRON 8802 servo hydraulic machine. Also, the ...  Read More

Fluid Mechanics
21. Thermo-elasto-hydrodynamic (TEHD) analysis of oil film lubrication in big end bearing of a diesel engine

H. Chamani; H. Karimaei; M. Bahrami; S. M. Agha Mirsalim

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 13-24

Abstract
  Nowadays, due to the increasing power of diesel engines, especially heavy duty diesel engines, and increasing gas pressure inside the combustion chamber, the forces acting on the engine bearings have dramatically raised. On the other hand, becaus eof the competition in the market, it is necessary to ...  Read More

Vibration
22. Effect of shell axial deformation on flutter of cantilevered cylindrical shells under follower forces

Mohammad Ebrahim Torki Harchegani; Mohammad Taghi Kazemi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2012, , Pages 15-24

Abstract
  Axial vibration effect of shell particles on dynamic stability of a cantilevered cylindrical shell under an axial follower force was addressed. In spite of free-ended shells, the reduced axial force under this effect cannot be derived analytically. Instead, an approximate method was proposed based on ...  Read More

Vibration
23. A comparison between modal damping ratios identified by NExT-ERA and frequency domain impact test

Ali Nouri; Sajad Hajirezaee

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 15-24

Abstract
  In this research, the modal parameters of a beam in free-free condition are extracted by performing different experiments in laboratory. For this purpose, two different techniques are employed. The first methodology is considered as a time domain method in Operational Modal Analysis. While the other ...  Read More

Pressure Vessels
24. Dynamic simulation of a high pressure regulator

A. R. Shahani*; H. Esmaili; A. Aryaei; S. Mohammadi; M. Najar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2011, , Pages 17-28

Abstract
  In this paper, the dynamic simulation for a high pressure regulator is performed to obtain the regulator behavior. To analyze the regulator performance, the equation of motion for inner parts, the continuity equation for diverse chambers and the equation for mass flow rate were derived. Because of nonlinearity ...  Read More

Heat and Mass Transfer
25. Soret and chemical reaction effects on a three-dimensional MHD convective flow of dissipative fluid along an infinite vertical porous plate

J. Prakash; K. S. Balamurugan; S. Vijaya Kumar Varma

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2014, , Pages 19-42

Abstract
  An analytical study was performed to study effects of thermo-diffusion and chemical reactions on a three-dimensional MHD mixed convective flow of dissipative fluid along an infinite vertical porous plate with transverse sinusoidal suction velocity. The parabolic partial differential equations governing ...  Read More