eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2097
2112
10.24200/sci.2016.3941
3941
Features of flow past a circular cylinder with a slit
W. Jian Sheng
1
W. Chen
2
Key Laboratory of Efficient Utilization of Low and Medium Grade Energy, MOE, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China.
School of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanics, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China.
The impact of a slit placed along a circular cylinder diameter, which is parallel to the incoming flow, is numerically investigated in order to nd a geometric modication that can help drag reduction, as well as vortex suppression, without any additional energy consumption. The drag reduction is achieved by diverting part of the fluid in the front stagnation region into the low pressure zone at the back of cylinder through the slit. The Reynolds number based on the cylinder diameter, D, ranges from 60 to 250. The eect of the slit width ratio (s=D) on the drag and lift coecients, the Strouhal number, and the wake flow feature of the cylinder is presented. Favorable reduction of drag and lift coecients is observed with the rising of slit width ratio. The vortex shedding generated from the slit alters the wake flow thoroughly and drives the vortex shedding derived from the cylinder surface to further downstream.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3941_85c44422de9e3fbdeb8012823c47fd80.pdf
Passive control
Cylinder with a slit
Vortex suppression
Drag and lift coecients
Strouhal number
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2113
2124
10.24200/sci.2016.3942
3942
Conceptual duct shape design for horizontal-axis hydrokinetic turbines
A. Zahedi Nejad
1
M. Rad
zqsohpdx@scientiaunknown.non
2
M. Khayat
3
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
In the present paper, conceptual duct shape design for kinetic energy extraction with hydrokinetic turbines is discussed. The goal is to nd a single-passage axisymmetric geometry that holds stable flow with maximum kinetic energy ux at duct throat. For nding the optimum duct shape, the fluid flow was numerically simulated in a wedge shaped space with Flow-Simulation Software. In a multi-stage conceptual design, tabulated congurations were employed to study each geometrical characteristic separately. These include curvature of prole camber, trailing edge shape, prole tip shape, and duct exit cross sectional area. The revolved prole of each duct consists of a well constrained composite curve with few degrees of freedom. The Sketcher environment of SolidWorks Software provides a feasible method of rebuilding constrained curves. Duct shape optimization was performed based on successive flow simulation and approximation of optimum geometric dimension at optimum flow condition. The drag coecients were compared with available experiments. Based on the numerical simulations with needle shaped leading edge, the duct throat velocity can be increased. Inversely, the flow blockage can reduce the kinetic energy flux at duct throat. The optimum duct shape has shown the greatest frictional drag coecient and the minimum flow separation.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3942_950a0405f84e19503d36b104b60d9786.pdf
Axisymmetric duct
Conceptual design
Eddy
Hydrokinetic turbine
Isothermal cavitation
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2125
2143
10.24200/sci.2016.3943
3943
A dierential quadrature procedure for free vibration of rectangular plates involving free corners
S.A. Eftekhari
1
A.A. Jafari
2
Young Researchers and Elite Club, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, P.O. Box 31485-313, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, P.O. Box 19395-1999, Iran.
The Dierential Quadrature Method (DQM) is one of the most powerful approximation methods for analyzing the free vibration of rectangular plates. It is easy to use and straightforward to implement. However, in spite of its many advantages, the conventional DQM has some limitations in determining the natural frequencies of rectangular plates involving free corners. This is because it is very dicult to implement the free corner boundary condition in conventional DQM. As a result, the method may exhibit some convergence problems and this may lead to erroneous and oscillatory results for natural frequencies of rectangular plates involving free corners. To overcome this diculty, this paper presents a simple DQM formulation in which all the natural boundary conditions, including the free corner boundary condition, are implemented in an easy manner. Its accuracy and eciency are demonstrated through the vibration analysis of rectangular plates with dierent combinations of free edges and free corners. Numerical results prove that the proposed method can produce much better accuracy than the conventional DQM while exhibiting a monotonic convergence behavior with respect to the number of sampling points. Furthermore, unlike the conventional DQM, solutions of the proposed method are not very sensitive to the sampling point distribution.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3943_db9c146ab33aa3f0e32862b873efb63b.pdf
Simple DQM formulation
Rectangular plates
Boundary conditions
Free edges
Free Corners
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2144
2153
10.24200/sci.2016.3944
3944
Investigation of fluid flow and heat transfer of compressible flow in a constricted microchannel
M.M. Heydari
mmheydary@gmail.com
1
Aerospace Complex, Malek-Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
Heat transfer and hydrodynamics of air flow in a constricted microchannel are numerically investigated by considering the eect of geometry, stagnation pressure and temperature at the inlet, and applied heat flux at the walls. Kurganov-Tudmor method is used to solve the governing equation; Maxwell and Smoluchowski approaches are used to model the rarefaction eects of compressible micro flow. This study shows that using slip model is necessary in both high-speed and low-speed flows, especially at the downstream of the constricted portion. Also, throat height reduction results in more rarefaction and compressibility at the constricted region.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3944_5510a0242d5c1be90a01327641fe7d7e.pdf
Constricted microchannel
Compressible flow
Rarefaction
Convective heat transfer
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2154
2165
10.24200/sci.2016.3945
3945
Determination of ship maneuvering hydrodynamic coecients using system identication technique based on free-running model test
S. Hajizadeh
1
M.S. Seif
seif@sharif.edu
2
H. Mehdigholi
mehdi@sharif.edu
3
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Center of Excellence in Hydrodynamics and Dynamics of Marine Vehicles, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Center of Excellence in Hydrodynamics and Dynamics of Marine Vehicles, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Center of Excellence in Hydrodynamics and Dynamics of Marine Vehicles, Tehran, Iran.
In the recent years, dierent mathematical models have been suggested for maneuvering of displacement vessels that are capable of estimation of vessel maneuvers with acceptable precision. These mathematical models are based on determined hydrodynamic coecients and their accuracy depends on the known coecients used to solve the mathematical model. System identication methods are developed to calculate these coecients utilizing input and output data obtained from dierent sources. In this research, a 4.36-m model of KRISO Container Ship (KCS) displacement vessel has been manufactured by berglass, and the maneuver turning tests have been carried by selfpropulsion method. A 3DM-GX1 sensor, together with a protractor and Global Positioning System (GPS), has been used to measure the yaw and rudder angle, position, linear accelerations, and angular velocities of the vessel in dierent times. The hydrodynamic coecients in the mathematical model are determined by the Extended Kalman lter method. Then, the mathematical model is solved and dierent maneuvers are simulated by coecients calculated from the experiments. Simulations are validated by model tests. The mathematical model and hydrodynamic coecients presented in this paper can be applied for optimization of ship maneuvering performance and course control purposes
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3945_0289939625449c60cccbb247bfc04ca5.pdf
Maneuvering
modeling
Displacement hull
Hydrodynamic coecient
System identication technique
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2166
2178
10.24200/sci.2016.3946
3946
Algorithm development for aerodynamic preliminary design of multi-stage axial compressors
R. Azizi
1
R. Ebrahimi
2
M. Ziabasharhagh
3
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, K. N. Toosi University, Tehran, P.O. Box 16765-3381, Iran.
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, K. N. Toosi University, Tehran, P.O. Box 16765-3381, Iran.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University, Tehran, P.O. Box 1999-19395, Iran.
An algorithm for aerodynamic preliminary design of axial compressors has been developed. The aerodynamic design modules are meanline design and annulus sizing, velocity triangle determination, blade design, and axial compressor three-dimensional geometry generator. The hub and tip radii are computed through the meanline method and the velocity triangles are determined through radial equilibrium and vortex equations. Using incidence and deviation angles correlations of NACA 65, DCA, and NACA 63- A4K6 proles, the blades sections are designed on the compressor streamlines. The three-dimensional geometry of the designed compressors is the output of the developed preliminary design algorithm, which is generated through the developed geometrical code. This code generates the prole coordinates of blades sections and stacks them over a guideline curve and assembles them on the compressor axis. In dierent sections of this article, the aforementioned modules are explained, the developed algorithm is presented, the required design variables are introduced, and the design constraints are investigated. Finally, the aero-dynamical and geometrical specications of the redesigned NACA 8-stage compressor achieved through the developed algorithm are presented and compared with the ones from original compressor.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3946_677ae8976108850a860b3ea364b826ed.pdf
Axial compressor
Aerodynamic preliminary design
Velocity triangles determination
Annulus sizing
Blade design
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2179
2193
10.24200/sci.2016.3947
3947
Analytical solutions to nonlinear oscillations of micro/nano beams using higher-order beam theory
M.M. Roozbahani
1
N. Heydarzadeh Arani
2
M. Moghimi Zand
mmscernq@scientiaunknown.non
3
M. Mousavi Mashhadi
4
School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
In this study, the nonlinear oscillations of micro/nano beams, modeled by Timoshenko beam theory and actuated by suddenly applied electrostatic forces, are investigated. The eects of electrostatic actuation, residual stress, mid-plane stretching, and fringing eld are considered in modeling. In order to develop the governing equations and the boundary conditions, the Hamilton's principle is employed. After combining governing equations, the Galerkin's decomposition method is used to convert the governing nonlinear partial equation to a nonlinear ordinary dierential equation. The Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM) is used to present semi-analytical solutions to the strongly nonlinear behavior of system. To verify the present model, in special limiting cases, the results are compared with numerical results; and in low values of beam thickness, the results are compared with those obtained with the assumption of Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, which are available in literature. Some numerical results are presented to investigate the eects of high thicknesses and dierent values of residual stress on the nonlinear frequency and the midpoint de ection of the beam.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3947_444a9572216f16b08c9597e7e9a2b4db.pdf
MEMS
NEMS
Higher-order beam theory
High thickness
Analytical solutions
Nonlinear vibrations
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2194
2202
10.24200/sci.2016.3948
3948
A simple method for geometric modelling of biological structures using image processing technique
Sh. Eshghi
1
H. Rajabi
2
A. Darvizeh
adarvizeh@guilan.ac.ir
3
V. Nooraeefar
4
A. Shafiei
5
T. Mirzababaie Mostofi
6
M. Monsef
7
Young Researchers and Elite Club, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anzali Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Anzali, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.
Young Researchers and Elite Club, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.
The exceptional mechanical performance and outstanding material properties of biological structures have attracted much attention during recent decades. Finite Element (FE) Method is one of the most useful tools for investigating the eects of dierent parameters on the mechanical behaviour of such complex structures. This method, however, presents a major challenge for engineers and scientists, because many biological structures have complex shapes and geometries that are almost impossible to be modelled by using traditional modelling techniques. In this paper, we present a simple modelling method which is applicable for two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) geometric modelling of planar structures that are mainly made of one or two materials. The results show that the proposed method, which employs a Digital Image Processing (DIP) technique, is successfully able to develop precise FE models of natural structures considering their complex shapes and corrugated patterns.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3948_5bcb80fe162866c682fe306b5b46aac4.pdf
Biological tissue
Finite element modelling
Image Processing
Insect wing
2D and 3D modelling
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2203
2210
10.24200/sci.2016.3949
3949
Eect of anisotropy and piezoelectricity on the force-frequency coecient of AT-cut quartz crystals
M.M. Mohammadi
1
H. Daneshpajooh
2
M. Hamedi
3
School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155/4563, Tehran, Iran.
School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155/4563, Tehran, Iran.
School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155/4563, Tehran, Iran.
A clear understanding of force-frequency eect is essential for enhancing the accuracy of quartz crystal resonators and sensors. Several analytical models have been developed to predict the frequency change of piezoelectric crystals like quartz due to forcefrequency eect. According to these models, frequency change is due to initial mechanical stresses caused by the application of diametrical forces. Usually, the anisotropy and piezoelectricity of quartz are neglected in determination of stress bias and in force-frequency equation. In this research, we quantied the eect of anisotropy and piezoelectricity of ATcut quartz on the force-frequency coecient. To this end, besides using the mathematical models, a nite element code, based on linear and nonlinear Lagrangian formulations, was developed. The FEM showed more reliable results than dierent analytical approaches. We found that the force-frequency coecient is more sensitive to the anisotropy than to the piezoelectricity of quartz. By considering the anisotropy, the standard error of the force-frequency model decreased from 12.4 E-15 (ms/N) to 5.75 E-15 (ms/N). On the other hand, anisotropy can modify the shape of force-frequency curve at force azimuth angles close to 0.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3949_cee8a77104f0bff7e5767680a9216d21.pdf
Quartz crystal resonator
Force-frequency eect
anisotropy
Piezoelectricity
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2211
2219
10.24200/sci.2016.3950
3950
Numerical study of conjugate heat transfer in laminar and turbulent nano fluid flow in double pipe heatÂ exchangers
H. Safikhani
1
M. Ahmari
2
E. Azadehfar
3
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Arak University, Arak, P.O. Box 38156-88349, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Arak University, Arak, P.O. Box 38156-88349, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Arak University, Arak, P.O. Box 38156-88349, Iran.
In this paper, the conjugate heat transfer for water-Al2O3 nano fluid flow in double pipe heat exchangers was numerically modeled. The important parameters such as temperature distribution, local heat transfer coecient, pressure drop, and the heat transfer rate in inner and outer fluids were evaluated and compared. All the obtained results were simultaneously analyzed for parallel and counter flows, laminar and turbulent flows, and the presence or absence of nano fluid. The nano fluid flow was modeled by employing a twophase mixture method. The ndings indicate that parallel or counter flows have a more signicant eect on the heat transfer performance in the laminar flow than the turbulent one. The results also show that for warming a cold fluid, the most eective mechanism is to use nano fluids in the tube containing the warm fluid. Similarly, for cooling a warm fluid, the most ecient method is to use nano fluids in the tube containing the cold fluid (using the nano fluid in the other tube).
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3950_66890c8c33bc5ac9347825e3d01a02b2.pdf
Nano Fluid
Double pipe heat exchanger
turbulent flow
Heat transfer enhancement
Mixture model
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2220
2229
10.24200/sci.2016.3951
3951
Aerosol nano-particle charger simulations and optimizations
A. Shaygani
1
M.S. Saidi
dzwgnvmz@scientiaunknown.non
2
M. Sani
ottvvavv@scientiaunknown.non
3
School of Engineering and Science, Sharif University of Technology, Kish, Iran.
School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, P.O. Box 11155-9567, Iran.
School of Engineering and Science, Sharif University of Technology, Kish, Iran.
Size distribution of aerosol particles is prevalently obtained through electrical characterization techniques and study of charged particles' dynamics in the presence of electric eld. In this work, a wire-cylinder corona charger is presented, redesigned, and aerodynamically optimized. An initial 2D axisymmetric geometry of the charger was employed for the simulations using the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) commercial code FLUENT 6.3.26. Through successive attempts, a new geometry was obtained by streamlining the walls to eliminate the undesired vortices produced in the flow eld of the previous ones. The process optimized the charger by minimizing losses and dilutions of the particles. For electrical simulations of the charger, a new numerical algorithm was designed based on the steady-state corona discharge to work with segregated solvers to satisfy governing equations. The algorithm was validated using a one-dimensional semianalytic solution of corona discharge. Tracing particles for the optimized geometry, the percentage of losses was calculated 6%, whereas the loss in the old geometry was more than 30%. The average charge and charge distributions induced on particles were also calculated with evaluation of the residence times in the charger.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3951_5f1cf65a09a699206f323192552e0954.pdf
Aerosol
Charger
Corona discharge
CFD
Nano
Optimization
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2230
2237
10.24200/sci.2016.3952
3952
Investigation of the eects of the weld groove shape on the residual stress formation in the butt-welded plates
M. Farahani
pdkgjeqy@scientiaunknown.non
1
S. Hakkak Zargar
2
D. Akbari
3
School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, P.O. Box 1439957131, Iran.
School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, P.O. Box 1439957131, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran.
In this investigation, nite element technique and experimental method were utilized for analyzing the residual stresses created during the welding process of plates. In this way, a welded specimen was prepared with controlled welding parameters. Hole drilling technique was used to measure the residual stresses in some points of the welded specimen. To evaluate accuracy of the FE modeling, a comparison between experimental data and FE results was utilized and showed a good agreement. According to this study, the procedure of the FE modeling with acceptable accuracy was extended. This improved model was employed to investigate the in fluence of the groove shape on the remained stresses of welded plates. It was shown that the weld groove shape can aect the distribution of the remained stresses in thick welded plates, but it had no signicant eect on peak stresses.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3952_588b33491877a13162d855a9f66a1691.pdf
Remained stresses
Finite element technique
Butt-welded plate
Groove shape
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2238
2246
10.24200/sci.2016.3953
3953
Non-axisymmetric stagnation-point flow and heat transfer of a viscous luid on a stationary cylinder
R. Alizadeh
rezaalizadeh@aut.ac.ir
1
A.B. Rahimi
2
M. Najafi
3
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, P.O. Box 91775-1111, Iran.
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
The steady-state viscous flow and heat transfer in the vicinity of a nonaxisymmetric stagnation point of an innite stationary cylinder with non-uniform normal transpiration, U0('), and constant wall temperature are investigated. The impinging free stream is steady and with a constant strain rate, k. A reduction in Navier-Stokes and energy equations is obtained by use of appropriate similarity transformations. The semisimilar solution of the Navier-Stokes equations and energy equation has been obtained numerically using an implicit nite-dierence scheme. All the solutions above are presented for Reynolds number, Re = ka2=2, ranging from 0.01 to 100 for dierent values of Prandtl number and for selected values of transpiration rate function, S(') = U0(')=ka, where a is cylinder radius and is kinematic viscosity of the fluid. Dimensionless shear stresses corresponding to all the cases increase with increase in Reynolds number and transpiration rate function. The local coecient of heat transfer (Nusselt number) increases with the increasing transpiration rate function and Prandtl number.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3953_d50c388b56157272ebdf95be34f67fd9.pdf
Non-axisymmetric stagnation-point flow
Heat transfer
Stationary cylinder
Viscous fluid
Numerical solution
Non-uniform transpiration
eng
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
2345-3605
2016-10-01
23
5
2247
2260
10.24200/sci.2016.3954
3954
Advanced exergy and exergoeconomic analyses of Kalina cycle integrated with parabolic-trough solar collectors
F.A. Boyaghchi
1
M. Sabaghian
2
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Alzahra University, Deh-Vanak, Tehran, P.O. Box 1993891176, Iran.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Alzahra University, Deh-Vanak, Tehran, P.O. Box 1993891176, Iran.
This research deals with the performance and cost assessment of a Kalina cycle integrated with Parabolic-Trough Solar Collectors (PTSC) using advanced exergy and exergoeconomic based methods to identify the improvement potential and the interaction among system components. The exergy destruction rate and the total operating cost within the components are divided into endogenous/exogenous and unavoidable/avoidable parts. Results indicate that the avoidable exergy destruction cost rate ( _C AV D ) of the entire system is only 29%, of which 32% is related to the components and 68% is due to the interaction between them. Also, the endogenous part of the exergy destruction cost for the entire system is notably high (87%) and the contribution of _C AV D in the entire system is 32%, of which 68% is related to the endogenous part. Furthermore, 84% of the investment cost rate is associated with endogenous cost rate ( _Z EN) and 84% of the avoidable investment cost rate ( _Z AV D ) is endogenous. It is revealed that the auxiliary heater and PTSC have the highest modied improvement potential with values of 66.9% and 59.5%, respectively.
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3954_f46d4aae5aff0e190f13b033a2617c00.pdf
solar energy
Endogenous/exogenous
Unavoidable/avoidable
Kalina cycle
Modied exergy eciency