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2017
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Effect of Cu2+ ion on Biological Performance of Nanostructured Fluorapatite Doped with Copper
Raheleh
Nikonam M.
S.K.
Sadrnezhaad
Jalil
Vahdati Khaki
Nanostructured copper-doped fluorapatite (Cux.Ca(10-x).(PO4)6.F2) having crystallite sizes of 19, 29 and 34 nm at x = 0.9, 0.4 and 0.0, respectively, was synthesized by planetary ball milling of CaO, P2O5, CaF2 and CuO powders. Specifications of the products were determined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. In-vitro studies and Mossman's Tetrazole Test (MTT) assays were also conducted by incubating Cux.Ca(10-x).(PO4)6.F2 powder into Kokubo’s simulated body fluid (SBF) and against BT-20 cell, respectively, to determine bioactivity and biocompatibility of the material. Antibacterial effects toward Staphylococcus aureus was assessed by the disc diffusion test method. Measurements showed that the rate of formation of fluorapatite was lowered by Cu content. Besides, in vitro experiments showed the same SBF interacted apatite precipitation for all samples. In contrast, MTT assays revealed different behavior for pure fluorapatite and apatite with x=0.9 Cu against BT-20 cell after 24 h of incubation. This highlights increase of fluorapatite cytotoxicity when Cu ion is present in the apatite structure. Copper-doped fluorapatite was, however, desirably antibacterial. This stemmed from copper ions interactions with the bacterial metabolism which resulted in enzymes neutralization and copper-doped fluorapatite antibacterial behavior
Nanostructured fluorapatite
Ball milling
Biological Performance
2017
12
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2845
2855
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4314_a24347f7d8132c573d262634a2c65af4.pdf
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Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
1026-3098
2017
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An alternative boom design and welding technique to minimize energy consumption during boom production
Muciz
ÖZCAN
Mustafa
YAGCI
Veysel
ALVER
This paper presents an alternative boom design for mobile cranes and a method to produce it for minimizing the energy consumption during its production. The main change in the production of the crane booms is the shape of the booms. Normally two symmetric boom parts are manufactured and then these parts are welded by two welding processes, in the proposed design, firstly only one part is manufactured and bended. Therefore one welding will be sufficient and more energy-friendly process is achieved. With the proposed shape, the corner joints are eliminated while forming the boom shape without any need to produce them beforehand. Single welding process is applied to minimize the energy consumption during the manufacturing of the boom, so the welding quality becomes more important. In order to satisfy the welding quality, a welding manipulator is designed and manufactured. By using this welding manipulator used in a closed area and applied filter devices, the harmful gases were not released on the operator and the environment. Finally the energy and time required during the plasma cutting process of boom parts are decreased about 41%, and the energy consumption during the welding process is decreased about 53% compared to the traditional methods.
energy saving
Global warming
Welding
Metal bending
Welding oscillator
2017
12
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2856
2863
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4310_30c7a5e51c79a5ea41f381120ecc27e3.pdf
Scientia Iranica
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
1026-3098
2017
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6
Applying a multi sensor system to predict and simulate the tool wear using of artificial neural networks
Aydin
Salimi asl
Ayhan
Erdem
Mohammad
Rafighi
Cutting tool wear in machining processes reduces the product surface quality, affects on the dimensional and geometrical tolerances and causes tool breakage during the metal cutting. Therefore, online tool wear monitoring is needed to prevent reduction in machining quality.An artificial neural network (ANN) model was developed in this study to predict and simulate the tool flank wear. To reach to this aim, an experiment array was provided using of full factorial method and the tests were conducted on a CNC lathe machine tool. Vibration amplitude of the cutting tool and cutting forces were considered as criterion variables in monitoring the tool flank wear. For designing the model, the cutting parameters, cutting forces and vibration amplitude were defined as model input and tool flank wear was selected as output. The model was also introduced as a simulation block diagram to be used as a useful model in online and automated manufacturing systems. The estimated and measured results were then compared with each other. Based on the comparison results, maximum squared error values are under and the R2 is 1 which it means that the designed model can predict the results with a high and reliable accuracy.
Tool flank wear
Cutting forces
ANN
Vibration amplitude
2017
12
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2864
2874
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4247_1c21aa4a71f762c61afe3d4fdfe83f45.pdf
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1026-3098
2017
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A new approach for cold extrusion process: Dimples indentation on sliding contact surface and palm oil as an alternative lubricant
M.
A Nurul
S.
Syahrullail
Surface texturing is one of the economic solution of modification die if compared withtool change and hot works. In extrusion die design, it has become increasingly commonto add dimple for maintaining lubricant flow along the metal forming process. For thatreason, this research was done by embedded a dimples on a taper die sliding contactsurface to explore its effectiveness on a finished product of cold extrusion process.Beside, an alternative lubricant from palm oil was also tested and mineral oil was usedfor comparison purpose. As a result, dimpled taper die may help to decrease theextrusion load of cold extrusion process, so as resulting finer surface roughness ofextruded product. Palm oil based lubricant also presents similar results with mineral oilwhich means that, palm oil has a potential to be considered as new metal forminglubricant in a future.
Dimples
taper die
Cold extrusion
alternative lubricant
palm oil
2017
12
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2875
2886
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4248_600f977f75acc37645e09079e3c7a34f.pdf
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Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
1026-3098
2017
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Transient behavior of electrostatically-actuated micro systems considering squeeze film damping and mechanical shock
Javid
Abderezaei
Mahdi
Moghimi Zand
In this paper, we model the dynamics of microbeams under the effects of electrostatic force, mechanical shock, squeeze film damping (SQFD) and fringing field. A Galerkin-based reduced-order model is used to convert the partial differential equation of motion (PDE) to an ordinary differential equation (ODE). Furthermore, the system dynamics is studied using the developed nonlinear finite element code. Two different simpler models are validated by the results in the literature which are in good compatibility. It is shown that the effect of squeeze film damping can dominate mechanical shock significantly. The response of microbeam to electrostatic actuation is also delayed when damping is included. The simultaneous and sole effects of electrostatic actuation, mechanical shock, squeeze film damping and fringing field are investigated in this study for the first time.
MEMS
NEMS
Nonlinearity
Electrostatic actuation
Newmark method
Pull-in instability
Fringing field
2017
12
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2887
2894
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4245_f1714e2162ae18b724a96450312d82ea.pdf
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Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
1026-3098
2017
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Zero and nonzero normal fluxes of thermal radiative boundary layer flow of nanofluid over a radially stretched surface
N. A.
Ramly
S.
Sivasankaran
N. F. M.
Noor
The axisymmetric flow of a nanoparticles-saturated-fluid with existence of thermic radiation over a stretched sheet is investigated. The effects of zero (passive control) as well as nonzero fluxes (active control) of nanoparticles on the plate towards distributions of temperature and volumetric fraction of nanoparticles are investigated together comparatively. Through the supposition of boundary layer, the Navier-Stokes equations are simplified hence converted into non-dimensional form by similarity transformation. A shooting technique is engaged to deal with the emerging nonlinear system of ordinary differential equations numerically in MATLAB software. Several distributions of velocity, thermal energy and volumetric fraction of nanoparticles under zero/nonzero normal flux are graphically demonstrated. The impact of the parameters towards the reduced coefficient of skin friction, and are investigated too. The presence of thermic radiation under consideration of both zero and nonzero normal fluxes have significant effects on the intensification of the flow heat transfer. Thermophoresis enhances the heat conductivity performance in the case of zero fluxes of nanoparticles.
Nanofluid
axisymmetric flow
thermal radiation
stretching sheet
zero flux
boundary layer
2017
12
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2895
2903
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4534_0adf98d0db957aea6b2e1ea4542d5077.pdf
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1026-3098
1026-3098
2017
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Dynamic Behaviour of β-Ti-15333 in Ultrasonically Assisted Turning: Experimental and Numerical Analysis
Riaz
Muhammad
Naseer
Ahmed
Himayat
Ullah
Vadim V.
Silberschmidt
The enhanced strength, fatigue life and corrosion resistance properties of Ti-alloys have attracted many industries for its utilization in various components exposed to extreme operating conditions. The machining of these alloys using conventional machining techniques is one of the main challenges in its wide application in many components and there is an obvious demand to analyse the materials response of these alloys in machining processes by developing simulation based models. The materials behaviour used in simulation of machining processes are usually determined by means of split-Hopkinson-pressure-bar (SHPB) setup. A 3D thermo-mechanically coupled finite-element (FE) model of SHPB is developed in the current work to analyse materials response of the β-Ti-15333 at selected temperature, strain rate and strain. The obtained materials response of the tested alloys is used in 3D thermo-mechanically coupled FE model of ultrasonically-assisted turning and conventional turning at various tested cutting conditions. The developed FE model was used for parametric analysis of β-Ti-15333 machining and the obtained FE results were in good agreement with experimental results.
Ti- alloys
SHPB
Turning
Machining
Finite-element
2017
12
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2904
2914
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4312_9486af23a55b47d5c610896503fc4791.pdf
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1026-3098
1026-3098
2017
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Computational Investigation of Vortex Breakdown over a Pitching Delta Wing at Supersonic Speeds
Mostafa
Hadidoolabi
Hossein
Ansarian
Vortex breakdown in compressible flows over a 60-degrees sweep delta wing with a sharp leading edge undergoing pitching oscillations is computationally studied. Emphasis in this study is on possible supersonic vortex breakdown for pitching motion of a delta wing, as well as aerodynamic characteristics behavior during a cycle. Unstructured grid, turbulence model and dual-time implicit time integration are used. Accurate simulations are performed for various Mach number and mean angles of attack to cover different flow structures and phenomena associated with them. Variations of flow structure around the wing and hysteresis loops associated with lift coefficient and vortex breakdown location during a pitching cycle are investigated. The trends with Mach number, mean angle of attack, amplitude of pitching and pitching frequency are illustrated.
Delta wing
pitching oscillation
vortex breakdown
supersonic flow
aerodynamic coefficients
2017
12
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2915
2928
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4246_4ddab6c0d0e813a7e9adf9e931ebc6c1.pdf
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Scientia Iranica
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1026-3098
2017
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Ferrofluid appendages: Ferrofluid vortex container - A numerical investigation of free surface shape and vortex flow in ferrofluids for different relative densities
Mohammad A.
Feizi Chekab
Parviz
Ghadimi
The use of ferrofluids as shapeable external appendage to a submerged body and as a mean of vortex flow induction is studied in this paper. Ansys-CFX numerical results are validated against analytical problems and used to analyze the ferrofluid free surface shape affected by gravity, different magnets and different densities of the surrounding non-magnetic fluids. It is demonstrated that the height, width, and curvature of ferrofluid can be controlled by magnet size and strength. It is also observed that ferrofluid mass loss may occur due to gravity which should be addressed in designing a fluid appendage. Subsequently, vortex production inside the ferrofluid is investigated via a shear flow on the magnet. It is shown that ferrofluid can contain complex vortices while being shaped by the magnetic field, gravity, and the vortices. It is also observed that vortices inside the ferrofluid affect the flow of the surrounding fluid. Additionally, the effects of surface tension and viscosity are briefly analyzed to roughly show the importance of these parameters for further works. Overall, it is concluded that using ferrofluids as appendages for shaping and controlling fluid flow around submerged bodies seem to be practical and needs further attention.
Ferrofluid
Density
Shape
Vortex
numerical simulation
2017
12
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2929
2940
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4533_49a97b332d9887d50a33fac76f2d6968.pdf
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Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
1026-3098
2017
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THE NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF THE BAGLEY-TORVIK EQUATION BY EXPONENTIAL INTEGRATORS
SHAHROKH
ESMAEILI
This paper presents a family of computational schemes for the solution of the Bagley-Torvik equation. The schemes are based on the reformulation of the original problem into a system of fractional differential equations of order 1/2. Then, suitable exponential integrators are devised to solve the resulting system accurately. The attainable order of convergence of exponential integrators for solving the fractional problem is studied. Theoretical ndings are validated by means of some numerical examples. The advantages of the proposed method are illustrated by comparing several of the existing methods
fractional derivatives
fractional differential equations
Bagley-Torvik equation
Mittag-Leffler function
exponential integrators
2017
12
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2941
2951
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4503_0c141d0bd1ae1bd6a6815d26cc7eeaeb.pdf
Scientia Iranica
Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
1026-3098
2017
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The Effect of Outer Diameter of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Fracture Behavior of Epoxy Adhesives
H.
Khoramishad
M.
Khakzad
M.
Fasihi
In this paper, the influence of the outer diameter of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) on the fracture behavior of epoxy adhesives was investigated experimentally and numerically. MWCNTs with three different outer diameters of less than 8, 20-30 and 50-80 nm were used to toughen the epoxy adhesive. Double Cantilever Beam specimens were tested to determine the fracture energy. The results indicated that improvement in the adhesive fracture resistance by introducing MWCNTs was considerably dependent on the outer diameter of MWCNTs. Toughening the epoxy adhesive by incorporating MWCNTs with 8 nm diameter improved the adhesive fracture energy three times higher compared to the MWCNTs with larger diameters. The SEM fractography of the fracture surfaces was also utilized to assess the governing fracture mechanisms occurred in the toughened epoxy adhesives. Moreover, a cohesive zone model was used for numerical investigation of the effect of the MWCNT diameter on the damage behavior of epoxy adhesives.
Multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Toughened adhesives
Fracture energy
Cohesive zone model
Double Cantilever Beam
2017
12
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2952
2962
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4504_ee55a084339150ac45698ae8a8127481.pdf
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1026-3098
1026-3098
2017
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Influence of printed circuit board thickness in wave soldering
M.S.
Abdul Aziz
M.Z.
Abdullah
C.Y.
Khor
I.A.
Azid
A.
Jalar
F. Che
Ani
This paper presents a thermal fluid–structure interaction (FSI) study of printed circuit boards (PCBs) during wave soldering. The influences of PCB thickness on displacement, stress and temperature distribution are the foci of the study. Five PCB thicknesses (i.e., 0.6, 1.0, 1.6, 2.4, and 3.1 mm) are considered. The paper focuses on a simple PCB with a single hole and constructed in a three-dimensional model. The thermal FSI of the PCB is solved by fluid (FLUENT) and structure (ABAQUS) solvers that are connected using the mesh-based parallel code coupling interface method. Molten solder advancement is tracked using volume-of-fluid technique in the thermal fluid analysis. ABAQUS solves PCB displacement, von Mises stress, and temperature distributions when high solder temperature is experienced during wave soldering. The correlations of PCB thickness to displacement, von Mises stress, temperature distribution, and molten solder filling time are studied. Results reveal that an increase in PCB thickness yields a linear correlation to solder filling time. Temperature distribution, von Mises stress, and displacement of PCB exhibit polynomial behavior to PCB thickness. A laboratory-scale two-way wave-soldering machine is also used to measure PCB temperature during wave soldering. The predicted temperature of PCB is substantiated by the experimental results.
Printed circuit board (PCB)
Wave soldering
Thermal fluid–structure interaction
Thermal stress
displacement
2017
12
01
2963
2976
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4311_61be7f042b84a076373f69dd8ad7ceb9.pdf
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Scientia Iranica
1026-3098
1026-3098
2017
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A Robust Proportion-Preserving Composite Objective Function for Scale-Invariant Multi-Objective Optimization
Morteza
Daneshmand
Mehdi
Tale Masouleh
Mohammad Hossein
Saadatzi
Cagri
Ozcinar
Gholamreza
Anbarjafari
This paper aims at introducing a proportion-preserving composite ob-jective function for multi-objective optimization, namely, PPCOF, and validating its eciency through demonstrating its applicability to opti- mization of the kinetostatic performance of planar parallel mechanisms. It exempts the user from both specifying preference factors and conduct- ing decision-making. It consists of two terms. The rst one adds the normalized objective functions up, where the extrema are resulted from single-objective optimization. To making the composite objective func- tion steer the variations of the objective functions while preserving ra- tional proportions between them, as the main contribution of the paper, it is sought that the normalized objective functions take closely similar values, to which end, they are juxtaposed inside a vector, which is then scaled such that its Euclidean norm-2 is equal to that of the vector of all ones with the same dimensions, and then the second term is constructed as the addition of penalty factors standing for the absolute value of the dierence between each element of the foregoing vector from 1. Based on the experimental results, with a considerably smaller computational cost, the PPCOF obtains an optimal solution that is not dominated by any point from a set of Pareto-optimal solutions oered by NSGA-II.
Proportion-Preserving Composite Objective Function (PPCOF)
Multi-objective optimization
Pareto-optimal set of solutions
Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II (NSGI-II)
Planar Parallel Mechanisms (PPMs)
2017
12
01
2977
2991
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4313_d6fd2a81400e46ec6e61fd95bf213ac6.pdf