2010
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Large De ection of Functionally Graded Cantilever Flexible Beam with Geometric NonLinearity: Analytical and Numerical Approaches
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3243.html
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Analytical and Adomian decomposition methods have been developed to determine the large
de
ection of a functionally graded cantilever beam under inclined end loading by fully accounting for
geometric nonlinearities, and by incorporating the physical properties of functionally graded materials,
and have also been solved. The large de
ection problem will also be solved by using an FEA solver.
Results obtained only due to end loading are validated using a developed analytical solution. The Adomian
decomposition method yields polynomial expressions for the beam conguration. The equilibrium equation
of a functionally graded cantilever beam actuated through selfbalanced moments has been derived and
solved using the Adomian decomposition method and the FEA solver for which no closed form solution can
be obtained. Some of the limitations and recipes to obviate these are included. The Adomian decomposition
method will be useful toward the design of functionally graded compliant mechanisms driven by smart
actuators.
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Analytical and Adomian decomposition methods have been developed to determine the large
de
ection of a functionally graded cantilever beam under inclined end loading by fully accounting for
geometric nonlinearities, and by incorporating the physical properties of functionally graded materials,
and have also been solved. The large de
ection problem will also be solved by using an FEA solver.
Results obtained only due to end loading are validated using a developed analytical solution. The Adomian
decomposition method yields polynomial expressions for the beam conguration. The equilibrium equation
of a functionally graded cantilever beam actuated through selfbalanced moments has been derived and
solved using the Adomian decomposition method and the FEA solver for which no closed form solution can
be obtained. Some of the limitations and recipes to obviate these are included. The Adomian decomposition
method will be useful toward the design of functionally graded compliant mechanisms driven by smart
actuators.
Keywords: Large de
ection; Functionally graded
exible beams; Analytical solution; Compliant
mechanism; Adomianpolynomials.
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A.
Davoodinik
Department of Mechanical Engineering,Tarbiat Modares University
Iran
iifumrij@scientiaunknown.non


GH.
Rahimi
Department of Mechanical Engineering,Tarbiat Modares University
Iran
lzebnaaw@scientiaunknown.non
Large de ection
Functionally graded exible beams
Analytical solution
Compliant mechanism
Adomianpolynomials
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Eects of Unsteady Friction Factor on Gaseous Cavitation Model
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3244.html
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The condition known as a waterhammer problem is a transient condition that may occur
as a result of worstcase loadings, such as pump failures, valve closures, etc. in pipeline systems. The
pressure in the water hammer can vary in such a way that in some cases it may increase and cause
destruction to the hydraulic systems. The pressure in the water hammer can also be decreased to the
extent that it can fall under the saturation pressure, where cavitation appears. Therefore, the liquid is
vaporized, thus, making a twophase
ow. This pressure decrease can be as dangerous as the pressure rise.
As a result of the pressure drop and vaporization of the liquid, two liquid regions are separated, which is
referred to as column separation. In almost all standard methods for simulation of column separation,
the steady friction factor was used, but in reality, the quantity of the friction factor is variable. In this
work, the unsteady friction factor has been applied in the Discrete Gas Cavity Model (DGCM), which is
a standard method of column separation prediction. Through comparisons with experimental data, results
showed that applying the unsteady friction factor can improve the magnitude of the predicted duration
shape and the timing of the pressure pulse in all of the case studies.
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The condition known as a waterhammer problem is a transient condition that may occur
as a result of worstcase loadings, such as pump failures, valve closures, etc. in pipeline systems. The
pressure in the water hammer can vary in such a way that in some cases it may increase and cause
destruction to the hydraulic systems. The pressure in the water hammer can also be decreased to the
extent that it can fall under the saturation pressure, where cavitation appears. Therefore, the liquid is
vaporized, thus, making a twophase
ow. This pressure decrease can be as dangerous as the pressure rise.
As a result of the pressure drop and vaporization of the liquid, two liquid regions are separated, which is
referred to as column separation. In almost all standard methods for simulation of column separation,
the steady friction factor was used, but in reality, the quantity of the friction factor is variable. In this
work, the unsteady friction factor has been applied in the Discrete Gas Cavity Model (DGCM), which is
a standard method of column separation prediction. Through comparisons with experimental data, results
showed that applying the unsteady friction factor can improve the magnitude of the predicted duration
shape and the timing of the pressure pulse in all of the case studies.
Keywords: Waterhammer; Cavitation; Discrete gas cavity model; Unsteady friction model; Method of
characteristics.
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B.
Firoozabadi
Department of Mechanical Engineering,Sharif University of Technology
Iran
email@email.com


M.
Mosharaf Dehkordi
Department of Mechanical Engineering,Sharif University of Technology
Iran
nmxxlncf@scientiaunknown.non
Waterhammer
Cavitation
Discrete gas cavity model
Unsteady friction model
Method of Characteristics
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Hydrodynamic Analysis of NonPlaning and Planing Hulls by BEM
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3245.html
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A threedimensional, potentialbased Boundary Element Method (BEM) is developed for
the hydrodynamic analysis of nonplaning and planing hulls in steady conditions. The method uses
constantstrength doublet and source distributions over the body surface and source distributions on the
free surface. Numerical computations are rst applied to analyze the hydrodynamic characteristics and
the free surface waves are generated by the mathematical nonplaning model (Wigley hull), which is well
known in ship hydrodynamics. The second type is a planing model, namely 4666, the experimental data
of which were carried out by Clement and Blount [1]. Some numerical results of wave elevation, pressure
distribution, lift and resistance are presented. Validations show that the computed results are in good
agreement with experimental data and other numerical approaches.
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A threedimensional, potentialbased Boundary Element Method (BEM) is developed for
the hydrodynamic analysis of nonplaning and planing hulls in steady conditions. The method uses
constantstrength doublet and source distributions over the body surface and source distributions on the
free surface. Numerical computations are rst applied to analyze the hydrodynamic characteristics and
the free surface waves are generated by the mathematical nonplaning model (Wigley hull), which is well
known in ship hydrodynamics. The second type is a planing model, namely 4666, the experimental data
of which were carried out by Clement and Blount [1]. Some numerical results of wave elevation, pressure
distribution, lift and resistance are presented. Validations show that the computed results are in good
agreement with experimental data and other numerical approaches.
Keywords: Wigley hull; Planing hull; Free surface; Pressure distribution; Resistance and lift coecients.
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H.
Ghassemi
Department of Marine Technology,Amirkabir University of Technology
Iran
email@email.com


A.
Kohansal
Department of Marine Technology,Amirkabir University of Technology
Iran
uewynwum@scientiaunknown.non
Wigley hull
Planing hull
Free Surface
Pressure Distribution
Resistance and lift coecients
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Maximum Allowable Dynamic Load of Flexible Manipulators Undergoing Large Deformation
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3246.html
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In this paper, a general formula for nding the Maximum Allowable Dynamic Load
(MADL) of geometrically nonlinear
exible link manipulators is presented. The dynamic model for
links in most mechanisms is often based on the small de
ection theory but for applications like lightweight
links, highprecision elements or high speed it is necessary to capture the de
ection caused by
nonlinear terms. First, the equations of motion are derived, taking into account the nonlinear straindisplacement
relationship using Finite Element Method (FEM) approaches. The maximum allowable
loads that can be achieved by a mobile manipulator during a given trajectory are limited by a number
of factors. Therefore, a method for determination of the dynamic load carrying capacity for a given
trajectory is explained, subject to the accuracy, actuator and amplitude of residual vibration constraints
and by imposing a maximum stress limitation as a new constraint. In order to verify the eectiveness of
the presented algorithm, two simulation studies considering a
exible twolink planar manipulator mounted
on a mobile base are presented and the results are discussed. The simulation results indicate that the eect
of introducing geometric elastic nonlinearities and inertia nonlinearities on the maximum allowable loads
of a manipulator.
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In this paper, a general formula for nding the Maximum Allowable Dynamic Load
(MADL) of geometrically nonlinear
exible link manipulators is presented. The dynamic model for
links in most mechanisms is often based on the small de
ection theory but for applications like lightweight
links, highprecision elements or high speed it is necessary to capture the de
ection caused by
nonlinear terms. First, the equations of motion are derived, taking into account the nonlinear straindisplacement
relationship using Finite Element Method (FEM) approaches. The maximum allowable
loads that can be achieved by a mobile manipulator during a given trajectory are limited by a number
of factors. Therefore, a method for determination of the dynamic load carrying capacity for a given
trajectory is explained, subject to the accuracy, actuator and amplitude of residual vibration constraints
and by imposing a maximum stress limitation as a new constraint. In order to verify the eectiveness of
the presented algorithm, two simulation studies considering a
exible twolink planar manipulator mounted
on a mobile base are presented and the results are discussed. The simulation results indicate that the eect
of introducing geometric elastic nonlinearities and inertia nonlinearities on the maximum allowable loads
of a manipulator.
Keywords: Flexible link; Finite element; Large deformation; Load; Residual vibration.
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M. H.
Korayem
Department of Mechanical Engineering,Iran University of Science and Technology
Iran
hkorayem@iust.ac.ir


M.
Haghpanahi
Department of Mechanical Engineering,Iran University of Science and Technology
Iran
yspnfoap@scientiaunknown.non


H. R.
Heidari
Department of Mechanical Engineering,Iran University of Science and Technology
Iran
xhhbhjcm@scientiaunknown.non
Flexible link
Finite Element
Large Deformation
Load
Residual vibration
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On Fatigue Striations
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3247.html
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This paper provides a review of the research that has led to our current understanding
of the process of fatigue striation formation. An important question addressed is whether or not at low
stress intensity values, fatigue cracks can propagate intermittently in steels and aluminum alloys. It is
concluded that there is no valid evidence for propagation on other than a cyclebycycle basis.
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This paper provides a review of the research that has led to our current understanding
of the process of fatigue striation formation. An important question addressed is whether or not at low
stress intensity values, fatigue cracks can propagate intermittently in steels and aluminum alloys. It is
concluded that there is no valid evidence for propagation on other than a cyclebycycle basis.
Keywords: Fatigue striations; Fatigue crack growth; Fatigue fractography; Fatigue mechanism.
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Arthur J.
McEvily
Department of Materials Engineering,University of Dhaka
Iran
kctjqwle@scientiaunknown.non


Hisao
Matsunaga
Department of Materials Engineering,University of Essex
Iran
kkqbjuzv@scientiaunknown.non
Fatigue striations
Fatigue crack growth
Fatigue fractography
Fatigue mechanism
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Application of Screens and Trips in Enhancement of Flow Characteristics in Subsonic Wind Tunnels
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3248.html
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Subsonic wind tunnel experiments were conducted to study the turbulence level in the test
section. Measurements were performed by introducing trip strip and/or damping screens on the
ow
eld. The results indicated that the introduction of trip strips not only reduced the turbulence intensity
compared to cases without it, but also
attened the variations. Further, the experiments which investigated
the impact of the damping screens indicated a similar reduction in turbulence intensity; the pattern,
however, remained the same. Furthermore, the results for cases wherein both trip strips as well as damping
screens were placed on the contraction and in the settling chamber, respectively, showed that turbulence
intensity was even more reduced than in previous cases. It is believed that the combination of several
damping screens with the trip strip could be a sound method for turbulence reduction in subsonic wind
tunnels.
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Subsonic wind tunnel experiments were conducted to study the turbulence level in the test
section. Measurements were performed by introducing trip strip and/or damping screens on the
ow
eld. The results indicated that the introduction of trip strips not only reduced the turbulence intensity
compared to cases without it, but also
attened the variations. Further, the experiments which investigated
the impact of the damping screens indicated a similar reduction in turbulence intensity; the pattern,
however, remained the same. Furthermore, the results for cases wherein both trip strips as well as damping
screens were placed on the contraction and in the settling chamber, respectively, showed that turbulence
intensity was even more reduced than in previous cases. It is believed that the combination of several
damping screens with the trip strip could be a sound method for turbulence reduction in subsonic wind
tunnels.
Keywords: Wind tunnel; Turbulence reduction; Trip strip; Screen
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K.
Ghorbanian
Department of Aerospace Engineering,Sharif University of Technology
Iran
email@email.com


M. R.
Soltani
Department of Aerospace Engineering,Sharif University of Technology
Iran
jzufniwp@scientiaunknown.non


M. D
Manshadi
Department of Aerospace Engineering,Sharif University of Technology
Iran
fslmciwb@scientiaunknown.non
wind tunnel
Turbulence reduction
Trip strip
Screen
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Computational Simulation of Current Forces on Floating Production Storage and Ooading in Irregular Waves
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3249.html
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This paper presents the eect of current forces on the motion of forces on Floating
Production Storage and Ooading (FPSO) in irregular waves. The objective of this research is to compute
the motion of FPSO in irregular waves by time domain simulation including the eect of current forces.
A study is made on the slowly varying oscillations of a moored single body system in a current and waves.
Linear potential theory is used to describe the
uid motion, and threedimensional source distribution
techniques are applied to obtain the hydrodynamic forces and transfer function of the wave exciting forces.
OCIMF (1994) data are used for estimation of the current forces. The nonlinear time domain simulations
have been carried out in irregular waves. Based on it, slowly varying motion responses are examined
including the eect of the current forces. Several environmental conditions, such as the current angle
of attack, current velocity, signicant wave height and mean wave period are considered, which may
signicantly aect FPSO motion in surge, sway and yaw moments. It is found that the eect of current
forces is quite signicant when the current velocity is increased. In this simulation, while the current
velocity is increased to 3.0 meter/seconds, the impact on FPSO motion is quite signicant, which should
be taken into consideration from the point of view of safety, failure of mooring systems, operating responses
and the dynamic positioning of the FPSO.
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This paper presents the eect of current forces on the motion of forces on Floating
Production Storage and Ooading (FPSO) in irregular waves. The objective of this research is to compute
the motion of FPSO in irregular waves by time domain simulation including the eect of current forces.
A study is made on the slowly varying oscillations of a moored single body system in a current and waves.
Linear potential theory is used to describe the
uid motion, and threedimensional source distribution
techniques are applied to obtain the hydrodynamic forces and transfer function of the wave exciting forces.
OCIMF (1994) data are used for estimation of the current forces. The nonlinear time domain simulations
have been carried out in irregular waves. Based on it, slowly varying motion responses are examined
including the eect of the current forces. Several environmental conditions, such as the current angle
of attack, current velocity, signicant wave height and mean wave period are considered, which may
signicantly aect FPSO motion in surge, sway and yaw moments. It is found that the eect of current
forces is quite signicant when the current velocity is increased. In this simulation, while the current
velocity is increased to 3.0 meter/seconds, the impact on FPSO motion is quite signicant, which should
be taken into consideration from the point of view of safety, failure of mooring systems, operating responses
and the dynamic positioning of the FPSO.
Keywords: FPSO; Current forces; Irregular waves; Motion; Seakeeping.
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M. R.
Islam
Department of Geomatics Engineering,Farab Co.
Iran
pbcvnvvp@scientiaunknown.non


Omar Bin
Yaakob
Department of Marine Technology,Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, BUET
Iran
szixtidh@scientiaunknown.non


Adi Maimun bin
Abdul Malik
Department of Marine Technology,Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, BUET
Iran
tiszkvsf@scientiaunknown.non


M. Yusof bin
M. Kamal
Department of Marine Technology,Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, BUET
Iran
unqhycmp@scientiaunknown.non
FPSO
Current forces
Irregular waves
Motion
Seakeeping