Research Paper Control
1. 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

Research Paper Optimization
2. Few heuristic optimization algorithms to solve the multi-period fixed charge production-distribution problem

N. Balaji; N. Jawahar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 77-87

Abstract
  This paper deals with a multi-period fixed charge production-distribution problem associated with backorder and inventories. The objective is to determine the size of the shipments from each supplier and backorder and inventories at each period, so that the total cost incurred during the entire period ...  Read More

Research Paper Fluid Mechanics
3. Buckling of multi wall carbon nanotube cantilevers in the vicinity of graphite sheets using monotone positive method

Aminreza Noghrehabadia; Mohammad Ghalambaza; Afshin Ghanbarzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 89-98

Abstract
  In this paper, a monotone positive solution is studied for buckling of a distributed model of multi walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) cantilevers in the vicinity of thin and thick graphite sheets subject to intermolecular forces. In the modeling of intermolecular forces, Van der Waals forces are taken into ...  Read More

Research Paper Thermodynamics and Cumbustion
4. Performance evaluation of a low heat rejection diesel engine with carbureted ethanol and jatropha oil

M. V. S. Murali Krishna; V. V. R. Seshagiri Rao; P. V. K. Murthy; T. K. K. Reddy

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 99-110

Abstract
  Experiments were conducted to evaluate the performance of a low heat rejection (LHR) diesel engine. Performance parameters and emission levels were determined at various magnitudes of brake mean effective pressure. Combustion characteristics of the engine were measured with TDC (top dead centre) encoder, ...  Read More

Research Paper Fluid Mechanics
5. The numerical simulation of compressible flow in a Shubin nozzle using schemes of Bean-Warming and flux vector splitting

Gh. Payganeh; A. Hadidi; M. Hallaji; N. Garjasi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 111-118

Abstract
  Over the last ten years, robustness of schemes has raised an increasing interest among the CFD community. The objective of this article is to solve the quasi-one-dimensional compressible flow inside a “Shubin nozzle” and to investigate Bean-Warming and flux vector splitting methods for numerical ...  Read More

Research Paper Dynamic Response
6. Effects of asymmetric stiffness on parametric instabilities of rotor

Chandan Kumar; Vikas Rastogi Rastogi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 119-128

Abstract
  This work deals with effects of asymmetric stiffness on the dynamic behaviour of the rotor system. The analysis is presented through an extended Lagrangian Hamiltonian mechanics on the asymmetric rotor system, where symmetries are broken in terms of the rotor stiffness. The complete dynamics of asymmetries ...  Read More

Review paper Fluid Mechanics
7. A review of dough rheological models used in numerical applications

S. M. S. M. Hosseinalipour; A. Tohidi; M. Shokrpour

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Winter and Spring 2012, Pages 129-147

Abstract
  The motivation for this work is to propose a first thorough review of dough rheological models used in numerical applications. Although many models have been developed to describe dough rheological characteristics, few of them are employed by researchers in numerical applications. This article reviews ...  Read More