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Accounting Auditing & Accountability J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
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Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.124, h-index: 5)
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African J. of Economic and Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 2)
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American J. of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Arts and the Market     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific J. of Marketing and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.244, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Business Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.182, h-index: 7)
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Asian Education and Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian J. on Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Aslib J. of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.65, h-index: 29)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 254)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.657, h-index: 26)
Baltic J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 14)
Benchmarking : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.556, h-index: 38)
British Food J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.329, h-index: 35)
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.232, h-index: 4)
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China Agricultural Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.238, h-index: 10)
China Finance Review Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.216, h-index: 12)
Circuit World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.346, h-index: 17)
Collection Building     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.829, h-index: 10)
COMPEL: The Intl. J. for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.269, h-index: 22)
Competitiveness Review : An Intl. Business J. incorporating J. of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.508, h-index: 8)
Corporate Communications An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.703, h-index: 26)
Corporate Governance Intl. J. of Business in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.309, h-index: 29)
Critical Perspectives on Intl. Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.32, h-index: 15)
Cross Cultural & Strategic Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.356, h-index: 13)
Development and Learning in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.138, h-index: 8)
Digital Library Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Direct Marketing An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Disaster Prevention and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.533, h-index: 32)
Drugs and Alcohol Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 129, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 4)
Education + Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.532, h-index: 30)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.141, h-index: 10)
Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Employee Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.435, h-index: 22)
Engineering Computations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 39)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 28)
Equal Opportunities Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.239, h-index: 9)
EuroMed J. of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 9)
European Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.481, h-index: 21)
European J. of Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.596, h-index: 30)
European J. of Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.933, h-index: 55)
European J. of Training and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.489, h-index: 23)
Evidence-based HRM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Facilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 18)
Foresight     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.486, h-index: 20)
Gender in Management : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.359, h-index: 22)
Grey Systems : Theory and Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.383, h-index: 17)
Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.172, h-index: 4)
History of Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 2)
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.174, h-index: 4)
Human Resource Management Intl. Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.121, h-index: 6)
Humanomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.14, h-index: 4)
IMP J.     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Growth and Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.163, h-index: 4)
Industrial and Commercial Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 14)
Industrial Lubrication and Tribology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.322, h-index: 19)
Industrial Management & Data Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.63, h-index: 69)
Industrial Robot An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.375, h-index: 32)
Info     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.25, h-index: 21)
Information and Computer Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Information Technology & People     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.576, h-index: 28)
Interactive Technology and Smart Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 1)
Interlending & Document Supply     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62, SJR: 0.48, h-index: 13)
Internet Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.746, h-index: 57)
Intl. J. for Lesson and Learning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. for Researcher Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Bank Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.515, h-index: 38)
Intl. J. of Climate Change Strategies and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.416, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Clothing Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.279, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Commerce and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Conflict Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.763, h-index: 38)
Intl. J. of Contemporary Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.329, h-index: 35)
Intl. J. of Culture Tourism and Hospitality Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.399, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Development Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.225, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Educational Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.424, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.179, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Energy Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.25, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.694, h-index: 28)
Intl. J. of Event and Festival Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.32, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Gender and Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.638, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.352, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Health Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.201, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Human Rights in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Information and Learning Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Innovation Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.258, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Intelligent Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Law and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.107, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Law in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Leadership in Public Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Lean Six Sigma     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.562, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Logistics Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.998, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Managerial Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Managing Projects in Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Manpower     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 37)
Intl. J. of Mentoring and Coaching in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Intl. J. of Migration, Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.261, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.594, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Operations & Production Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.198, h-index: 94)
Intl. J. of Organizational Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.222, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Pervasive Computing and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.165, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.694, h-index: 66)
Intl. J. of Prisoner Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.254, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Productivity and Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.785, h-index: 31)
Intl. J. of Public Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 37)
Intl. J. of Quality & Reliability Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.544, h-index: 63)
Intl. J. of Quality and Service Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.133, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Retail & Distribution Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.543, h-index: 36)
Intl. J. of Service Industry Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Social Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.227, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Structural Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.325, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Sustainability in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.616, h-index: 29)
Intl. J. of Tourism Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Web Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.208, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Wine Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Workplace Health Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 8)
Intl. Marketing Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.076, h-index: 57)
J. for Multicultural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
J. of Accounting & Organizational Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.346, h-index: 7)
J. of Accounting in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
J. of Adult Protection, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.291, h-index: 7)
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J. of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Accounting Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.22, h-index: 5)
J. of Applied Research in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
J. of Asia Business Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 1)
J. of Assistive Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.215, h-index: 6)
J. of Business & Industrial Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 48)
J. of Business Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 17)
J. of Centrum Cathedra     Open Access  
J. of Children's Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 9)
J. of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.188, h-index: 4)
J. of Chinese Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Chinese Human Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 3)
J. of Communication Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.735, h-index: 6)
J. of Consumer Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 62)
J. of Corporate Real Estate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.633, h-index: 5)
J. of Criminal Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 118, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 1)
J. of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
J. of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.109, h-index: 5)
J. of Documentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 184, SJR: 0.936, h-index: 50)
J. of Economic and Administrative Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.498, h-index: 26)
J. of Educational Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.848, h-index: 36)
J. of Engineering, Design and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 10)
J. of Enterprise Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 38)
J. of Enterprising Communities People and Places in the Global Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 8)
J. of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
J. of European Industrial Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of European Real Estate Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.52, h-index: 7)
J. of Facilities Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Family Business Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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J. of Financial Crime     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 342, SJR: 0.158, h-index: 5)
J. of Financial Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal  
J. of Financial Management of Property and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 1)
J. of Financial Regulation and Compliance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
J. of Financial Reporting and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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J. of Global Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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J. of Human Resource Costing & Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Journal Cover Engineering Computations
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  • Non-linear radiative squeezed flow in a rotating frame
    • Pages: 2450 - 2462
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2450-2462, November 2017.
      Purpose In this current study, the authors aim to analyze non-linear radiative squeezed flow in a rotating frame of viscous fluid. Design/methodology/approach The Radioactive nature of the fluid is taken into consideration. The reduced form of equations governing the flow are developed by the implementation of similarity transformations. The coupled system thus obtained is solved by using the homotopy analysis method (HAM). Findings Augmentation in velocity and temperature profiles is discussed graphically by varying various involved parameters. The total error of the system is discussed in Table I. The cases of linear radiation and non-linear radiation are also discussed in Tables II and III. Originality/value The study presented in this paper is original and it has not been submitted to any other journal for publication purpose. The contents are original and proper references have been provided wherever applicable.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:03Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-04-2017-0158
       
  • Hydromagneto quadratic natural convection on a lid driven square cavity
           with isothermal and non-isothermal bottom wall
    • Pages: 2463 - 2478
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2463-2478, November 2017.
      Purpose This paper aims to focus on linear and non-linear convection in a lid-driven square cavity with isothermal and non-isothermal bottom surface. Design/methodology/approach It is assumed that the top moving wall is adiabatic and the bottom wall is heated in two modes, and the rest of the walls are maintained at uniform cold temperature. The coupled governing non-linear partial differential equations are solved numerically with MAC algorithm for conducting a parametric study with uniform and non-uniform temperature bottom wall. Findings The numerical results are depicted in the form of streamlines, temperature contours and variation of local Nusselt number. The local Nusselt number at the bottom wall of the cavity increases in presence of non-linear temperature parameter as compared with linear temperature parameter and heat transfer reduces with increasing of Ha for uniform and non-uniform heating of bottom wall. Research limitations/implications The numerical investigation is conducted for unsteady, two-dimensional natural convective flow in a square cavity. An extension of the present study with the effect of inclination of cavity, wavy walls and triangular cavity will be the interest of future work. Originality/value This work studies the effect of magnetic field in the presence of linear convection and non-linear convection. This study might be useful to cooling of electronic components, alloy casting, crystal growth and fusion reactors, etc.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:22Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-06-2017-0204
       
  • Particle shape, thermal radiations, viscous dissipation and joule heating
           effects on flow of magneto-nanofluid in a rotating system
    • Pages: 2479 - 2498
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2479-2498, November 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of thermal radiation, viscous dissipation and Joule heating effects on the flow of a magneto-nanofluid between two horizontally placed plates. Three distinct shapes of nanoparticles in a base fluid (water) are considered to compose the nanofluid. Design/methodology/approach Introducing feasible similarity variables, the flow model is transformed into a nonlinear and coupled system of ordinary differential equations. The consequent system is solved by using homotopy analysis method. Findings Furthermore, the influence of embedded parameters on velocity and temperature profiles is highlighted graphically. The same is done for showing the variations in skin friction coefficient and local rate of heat transfer. Under certain conditions, present results compared with already existing results in the literature. Some main findings are pinpointed in the last section before the bibliography. From presented work, it is analyzed that the velocity field along y-axis and x-axis are increasing and decreasing functions of suction/injection parameter. The velocity of the fluid starts increases for Reynolds number and declines for volumetric fraction of the nanoparticles. Significant variations in angular velocity are observed for volumetric fraction and Reynolds number, respectively. Thermal field increases rapidly for brick-shaped nanoparticles, and for platelet-shaped nanoparticles, it decreases rapidly. Local rate of heat transfer increases for radiation and Reynolds number and starts decreasing for Eckert number. Originality/value The study presented is original and has not been submitted to any other journal for the publication purpose. The contents are original and proper references have been provided wherever applicable.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:30Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-04-2017-0149
       
  • Flow of magneto-nanofluid over a thermally stratified bi-directional
           stretching sheet in the presence of Ohmic heating
    • Pages: 2499 - 2513
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2499-2513, November 2017.
      Purpose This paper aims to explore the flow of nanofluid over bi-directional stretching sheet in the presence of magnetic field and linear thermal radiation. Design/methodology/approach In this study, water is taken as a base fluid, and copper is diluted in the base fluid. Further, four different shapes of nanoparticles are considered for the analysis. The governing nonlinear partial differential equations are transformed into the system of ordinary differential equations after using the feasible similarity transformations. Solution of the model is then performed by means of Runge–Kutta scheme. Findings Influence of the emerging dimensionless parameters on velocity, temperature, skin friction coefficient and local rate of heat transfer are studied with the help of graphs. Originality/value The study is presented in this paper is original and has not been submitted to any other journal for the publication purpose. The contents are original, and proper references have been provided wherever applicable.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:28Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-04-2017-0127
       
  • A study for steady nanofluid flow between parallel plates
    • Pages: 2514 - 2527
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2514-2527, November 2017.
      Purpose In this paper, the authors study the behavior of heat and mass transfer between parallel plates of a steady nanofluid flow in the presence of a uniform magnetic field. In the model of nanofluids, the essential effect of thermophoresis and Brownian motion has been encompassed. Design/methodology/approach The variation of parameters method has been exploited to solve the differential equations of nanofluid model. The legitimacy of the variation of parameters method has been corroborated by a comparison of foregoing works by many authors on viscous fluid. Findings An analysis of the model is performed for different parameters, namely, viscosity parameter, Brownian parameter, thermophoretic parameter and magnetic parameter. Originality/value The variation of parameters method proves to be very effective in solving nonlinear system of ordinary differential equations which frequently arise in fluid mechanics.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:24Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-04-2017-0142
       
  • Solving imprecisely defined vibration equation of large membranes
    • Pages: 2528 - 2546
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2528-2546, November 2017.
      Purpose Vibration of large membranes has great utility in engineering application such as in important parts of drums, pumps, microphones, telephones and other devices. So, to obtain a numerical solution of this type of problems is necessary and important. In general, in existing approaches, involved parameters and variables are defined exactly. Whereas in actual practice, it may contain uncertainty owing to error in observations, maintenance-induced error, etc. So, the main purpose of this paper is to solve this important problem numerically under fuzzy and interval uncertainty to have an uncertain solution and to study its behaviour. Design/methodology/approach In this study, the authors have considered a new approach is known as double parametric form of fuzzy number to model uncertain parameters. Along with this a semianalytical approach, i.e. variational iteration method, has been used to obtain uncertain bounds of the solution. Findings The variational iteration method has been successfully implemented along with the double parametric form of fuzzy number to find the uncertain solution of the vibration equation of a large membrane. The advantage of this approach is that the solution can be written in a power series or a compact form. Also, this method converges rapidly to obtain an accurate solution. Various cases depending on the functional value involved in the initial conditions have been studied and the behaviour has been analysed. Applying the double parametric form reduces the computational cost without separating the fuzzy equation into coupled differential equations as done in traditional approaches. Originality/value The vibration equation of large membranes has been solved under fuzzy and interval uncertainty. Uncertainties have been considered in the initial conditions. New approaches, i.e. variational iteration method along with the double parametric form, have been applied to solve the vibration equation of large membranes.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:11:57Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-04-2017-0118
       
  • Metamodel-based design optimization employing a novel sequential sampling
           strategy
    • Pages: 2547 - 2564
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2547-2564, November 2017.
      Purpose Metamodels are widely used to replace simulation models in engineering design optimization to reduce the computational cost. The purpose of this paper is to develop a novel sequential sampling strategy (weighted accumulative error sampling, WAES) to obtain accurate metamodels and apply it to improve the quality of global optimization. Design/methodology/approach A sequential single objective formulation is constructed to adaptively select new sample points. In this formulation, the optimization objective is to select a sample point with the maximum weighted accumulative predicted error obtained by analyzing data from previous iterations, and a space-filling criterion is introduced and treated as a constraint to avoid generating clustered sample points. Based on the proposed sequential sampling strategy, a two-step global optimization approach is developed. Findings The proposed WAES approach and the global optimization approach are tested in several cases. A comparison has been made between the proposed approach and other existing approaches. Results illustrate that WAES approach performs the best in improving metamodel accuracy and the two-step global optimization approach has a great ability to avoid local optimum. Originality/value The proposed WAES approach overcomes the shortcomings of some existing approaches. Besides, the two-step global optimization approach can be used for improving the optimization results.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:11:54Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-01-2016-0034
       
  • A new meshless approach in simulating free surface flows using continuous
           MLS shape functions and Voronoi diagram
    • Pages: 2565 - 2581
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2565-2581, November 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop an efficient and accurate mesh-less method to simulate free flows with continuous deformation in boundary positions. Design/methodology/approach A two-step pressure projection method in a Lagrangian form is used to solve the governing equations of mass and momentum conservation. In the first step, velocity field is calculated in which incompressibility is not enforced. In the second step, a pressure Poisson equation is applied to satisfy incompressibility conditions. The numerical proposed method is used for spatial discretization of the governing equations. Three benchmark-free surface problems, namely, dam break, solitary wave propagation and evolution of an elliptical bubble with available experimental results and analytical solutions, are used to test the accuracy of the proposed method. The results prove the accuracy of the method in simulating free surface problems. Findings The Voronoi diagram instead of kernel function summation can be used to estimate the particle or nodal volume concept in particle-based (mesh-less) methods for function approximation. This idea probably works well especially for highly irregular node distributions. Originality/value The continuous moving least squares shape functions are applied for function approximation, and the Voronoi diagram concept is also used to estimate region influence of computational nodal points or particle volumes. Combinations of these two concepts and finite differences formulation for first derivatives gives an accurate numerical model for Laplacian operator in the proposed method.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:09Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-10-2016-0370
       
  • Optimal sensors and actuators placement for large-scale unstable systems
           via restricted genetic algorithm
    • Pages: 2582 - 2597
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2582-2597, November 2017.
      Purpose One of the fundamental problems in control systems engineering is the problem of sensors and actuators placement. Decisions in this context play a key role in the success of control process. The methods developed for optimal placement of the sensors and actuators are known to be computationally expensive. The computational burden is significant, in particular, for large-scale systems. The purpose of this paper is to improve and extend the state-of-the-art methods within this field. Design/methodology/approach In this paper, a new technique is developed for placing sensor and actuator in large-scale systems by using restricted genetic algorithm (RGA). RGA is a kind of genetic algorithm which is developed specifically for sensors and actuator placement. Findings Unlike its other counterparts, the proposed method not only supports unstable systems but also requires significantly lower computations. The numerical investigations have confirmed the advantages of the proposed methods which are clearly significant, in particular, in dealing with large-scale unstable systems. Originality/value The proposed method is novel, and compared to the methods which have already been presented in literature is more general and numerically more efficient.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:21Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-04-2016-0138
       
  • The comparison of two reliable methods for the accurate solution of
           fractional Fisher type equation
    • Pages: 2598 - 2613
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2598-2613, November 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is the comparative analysis of Haar Wavelet Method and Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Method for fractional Fisher type equation. In this paper, two reliable techniques, Haar wavelet method and optimal homotopy asymptotic method (OHAM), have been presented. The Haar wavelet method is an efficient numerical method for the numerical solution of fractional order partial differential equation like the Fisher type. The approximate solutions of the fractional Fisher-type equation are compared with those of OHAM and with the exact solutions. Comparisons between the obtained solutions with the exact solutions exhibit that both the featured methods are effective and efficient in solving nonlinear problems. However, the results indicate that OHAM provides more accurate value than the Haar wavelet method. Design/methodology/approach Comparisons between the solutions obtained by the Haar wavelet method and OHAM with the exact solutions exhibit that both featured methods are effective and efficient in solving nonlinear problems. Findings The comparative results indicate that OHAM provides a more accurate value than the Haar wavelet method. Originality/value In this paper, two reliable techniques, the Haar wavelet method and OHAM, have been proposed for solving nonlinear fractional partial differential equation, i.e. fractional Fisher-type equation. The proposed novel methods are well suited for only nonlinear fractional partial differential equations. It also exhibits that the proposed method is a very efficient and powerful technique in finding the solutions for the nonlinear time fractional differential equations. The main significance of the proposed method is that it requires less amount of computational overhead in comparison to other numerical and analytical approximate methods. The application of the proposed methods for the solutions of time fractional Fisher-type equations satisfactorily justifies its simplicity and efficiency.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:27Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-03-2017-0074
       
  • A state space boundary element method for elasticity of functionally
           graded materials
    • Pages: 2614 - 2633
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2614-2633, November 2017.
      Purpose The state space method (SSM) is good at analyzing the interfacial physical quantities in laminated materials, while it has difficulty in calculating the mechanical quantities of interior points, which can be easily evaluated by the boundary element method (BEM). However, the material has to be divided into many subdomains when the traditional BEM is applied to analyze the functionally graded material (FGM), so that the computational amount will be increased enormously. This study aims to couple these two methods to strengthen their advantages and overcome their disadvantages. Design/methodology/approach Herein, a state space BEM in which the SSM is coupled by the BEM is proposed to analyze the elasticity of FGMs, where one BEM domain is set and the others belong to SSM domains. The discretized elements occur only on the boundary of the BEM domain and at the interfaces between different SSM domains. In SSM domains, the horizontal interfaces of FGMs are discretized by linear elements and the variables along the vertical direction are yielded by the precise integration method. Findings The accuracy of the proposed method is verified by comparing the present results with the ones from the finite element method (FEM). It is found that the present method can provide accurate displacements and stresses in the FGMs by fewer freedom degrees in comparison with the FEM. In addition, the present method can provide continuous interfacial stresses at the interfaces between different material domains, while the interfacial stresses by the FEM are discontinuous. Originality/value The system equations of the state space BEM are built by combining the boundary integral equation with the state equations according to the continuity conditions at the interfaces. The mechanical parameters of any inner point can be evaluated by the boundary integral equation after the unknowns on the boundaries and interfaces are determined by the system equation.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:36Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-10-2016-0351
       
  • A novel hybrid stress meshless method for two-dimension elastic structure
           with a traction-free circular boundary
    • Pages: 2634 - 2650
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2634-2650, November 2017.
      Purpose To increase the use of the meshless method, a hybrid stress method is introduced into the meshless method. Design/methodology/approach The method is based on the radial point interpolation method (RPIM). According to the Hellinger Reissner principle, stress functions are introduced into the solution procedure. Finite elements are used as background cells for integration. All cells are divided into two types – the H cells, which are around the traction-free circular boundary, and the G cells. For the H cells, stress functions in polar coordinates are created. For the G cells, 12-parameter stress functions in Cartesian coordinates are used. Stress functions are based on equilibrium equations and stress compatible equation. Findings Numerical results show that this method is reliable. Originality/value Hybrid stress methods have been applied to finite element methods, but the finite element methods have not been applied into meshless methods.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:11:48Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-05-2016-0157
       
  • Influence of Lorentz forces on nanofluid flow in a porous cavity by means
           of non-Darcy model
    • Pages: 2651 - 2667
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2651-2667, November 2017.
      Purpose This main purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of Lorentz forces on magnetic nanofluid free convection in a porous media. Control volume based finite element method (CVFEM) is chosen to simulate the purpose of this paper. Influences of Darcy number, Fe3O4–water volume fraction, Hartmann and Rayleigh numbers on hydrothermal behavior are presented. Design/methodology/approach Magnetic nanofluid flow in a permeable medium is studied numerically using the non-Darcy model. Outputs are obtained by means of CVFEM. Findings Results indicated that isotherms become denser near the inner cylinder with augmentation of the permeability of the porous media. The Nusselt number enhances with an increase in buoyancy forces, Darcy number but it detracts with augment of Lorentz forces. Originality/value Results depict that the effect of the Hartmann number on rate of heat transfer is more observable in a medium with higher permeability.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:13Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-01-2017-0008
       
  • A set of constitutive functions for dried body to predict entire
           deformation process of ceramic products during firing
    • Pages: 2668 - 2697
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2668-2697, November 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to propose a set of constitutive functions for dried bodies for accurate prediction of the entire deformation process of ceramic products during firing and to present relevant methods for determining their coefficients from a series of respective thermo-mechanical analysis (TMA) tests. Design/methodology/approach The function forms of the sintering-induced strain rate, viscoplastic multiplier and elastic modulus are formulated in order with reference to empirical data of relative densities. Separate TMA tests are conducted to identify their coefficients, while a stairway thermal cycle test is carried out to identify the parameters in the densification rate. Then, various finite element analyses (FEA) are performed for accuracy confirmation. Findings The performances of the present constitutive functions along with the identified material parameters were validated in comparison with the relevant test results. It has then been confirmed that these functions enable us to some extent to accurately estimate the non-mechanical and mechanical deformations of dried bodies during firing. Also, by performing FEA of an actual sanitary ware product, the applicability and capability of the proposed set of constitutive functions could be demonstrated. Practical implications The present methodology with the proposed constitutive functions is a simple, but reliable and practical approach for simulating the deformation process of arbitrary ceramic products subjected to firing and applicable for practical applications in various engineering fields. Originality/value The constitutive functions of the viscoplastic multiplier and elastic modulus, which enable us to properly characterize the mechanical behavior of dried bodies subjected to firing, are originally formulated in analogy with that of the sintering-induced strain.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:11:36Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-12-2016-0444
       
  • Numerical simulation for magnetohydrodynamic three dimensional flow of
           Casson nanofluid with convective boundary conditions and thermal radiation
           
    • Pages: 2698 - 2722
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2698-2722, November 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this study is to analyze magnetohydrodynamic three-dimensional flow of Casson nanofluid over a stretching sheet in presence of thermophoresis and Brownian motion effects. In contrast, the convective surface boundary conditions with the effects of radiation are applied. Design/methodology/approach The governing partial differential equations are transformed into highly nonlinear coupled ordinary differential equations consisting of the momentum, energy and nanoparticle concentration via suitable similarity transformations, which are then solved the using optimal homotopy analysis method (OHAM) a Mathematica Package BVPh2.0. Findings The influence of emerging physical flow parameters on fluid velocity component, temperature distribution and nanoparticle concentration are discussed in detail. Also, an OHAM solution demonstrates very good correlation with those obtained in the previously published results. It is noticed that OHAM can overcome the earlier restriction, assumptions and limitation of traditional perturbation method. The main advantage of this method is that OHAM can be applied directly to nonlinear differential equations without using linearization and round-off errors, and therefore, it cannot be affected by error associated to discretization. Originality/value Here the approximate solutions are compared with the numerical results published in earlier work.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:11:46Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-02-2017-0064
       
  • A novel design for microfluidic chamber based on reverse flow optimization
    • Pages: 2723 - 2730
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2723-2730, November 2017.
      Purpose This paper aims presents topology optimization of microfluidic channels with reverse flow. Design/methodology/approach A circular chamber with an inlet and an outlet are chosen as an initial design domain. The energy dissipation is chosen as an objective function. The incompressible Navier–Stokes equation is applied for simulating the fluidic motion in channels. An artificial friction force which is proportional to the flow velocity is substituted into the Navier–Stokes equation for controlling the design variable. Findings The effect of a bifurcation angle between the inlet and the outlet on a topological structure is analyzed. The flow velocity, pressure and design variable for every bifurcation angle are obtained. Originality/value This work is instructive to the design of a microfluidic system.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:31Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-08-2016-0284
       
  • 8-node and 12-node plane elements based on assumed stress quasi-conforming
           method immune to distorted mesh
    • Pages: 2731 - 2751
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2731-2751, November 2017.
      Purpose Severe accuracy loss may occur when finite element comes to the distorted mesh model, and the calculation may fail when element mesh degenerates into concave quadrangle or the element boundary is curved. This is a valuable research topic, and many efforts have been made to develop new finite element models. This paper aims to propose two quasi-conforming membrane elements based on the assumed stress quasi-conforming method and fundamental analytical solutions to overcome the difficulties. Design/methodology/approach First, the fundamental analytical solutions which satisfied both the equilibrium and the compatibility relations of plane stress problem are used as the initial assumed stress of both elements. Then, the stress-function matrices are used as the weighted functions to weaken the strain-displacement equations, which makes only string-net functions on the boundary of the elements are needed in the process of strain integration. Finally, boundary interpolation functions expressed by unknown nodal displacement parameters are adopted to the process of strain integration. Findings The formulations of both elements are simple and concise, and the elements are immune to the distorted mesh, which can be used to the mesh shape degenerates into a triangle or concave quadrangle and curved-side element. The results of the numerical tests have proven that the new models possess high accuracy. Originality/value New formulations of quasi-conforming method are described is detail, and the new strategy exhibits advantages of both analytical and discrete methods.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:11Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-11-2016-0404
       
  • Hybrid multilevel solution of sparse least-squares linear systems
    • Pages: 2752 - 2766
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2752-2766, November 2017.
      Purpose Large sparse least-squares problems arise in different scientific disciplines such as optimization, data analysis, machine learning and simulation. This paper aims to propose a two-level hybrid direct-iterative scheme, based on novel block independent column reordering, for efficiently solving large sparse least-squares linear systems. Design/methodology/approach Herewith, a novel block column independent set reordering scheme is used to separate the columns in two groups: columns that are block independent and columns that are coupled. The permutation scheme leads to a two-level hierarchy. Using this two-level hierarchy, the solution of the least-squares linear system results in the solution of a reduced size Schur complement-type square linear system, using the preconditioned conjugate gradient (PCG) method as well as backward substitution using the upper triangular factor, computed through sparse Q-less QR factorization of the columns that are block independent. To improve the convergence behavior of the PCG method, the upper triangular factor, computed through sparse Q-less QR factorization of the coupled columns, is used as a preconditioner. Moreover, to further reduce the fill-in, then the column approximate minimum degree (COLAMD) algorithm is used to permute the block consisting of the coupled columns. Findings The memory requirements for solving large sparse least-squares linear systems are significantly reduced compared to Q-less QR decomposition of the original as well as the permuted problem with COLAMD. The memory requirements are reduced further by choosing to form larger blocks of independent columns. The convergence behavior of the iterative scheme is improved due to the chosen preconditioning scheme. The proposed scheme is inherently parallel due to the introduction of block independent column reordering. Originality/value The proposed scheme is a hybrid direct-iterative approach for solving sparse least squares linear systems based on the implicit computation of a two-level approximate pseudo-inverse matrix. Numerical results indicating the applicability and effectiveness of the proposed scheme are given.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:33Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-10-2016-0353
       
  • An algorithm inspired by social spiders for truss optimisation problems
    • Pages: 2767 - 2792
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2767-2792, November 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the performance of social spider algorithm (SSA) to solve constrained structural optimisation problems and to compare its results with others algorithms such as genetic algorithm, particle swarm optimisation, differential evolution and artificial bee colony. Design/methodology/approach To handle the constraints of the problems, this paper couples to the SSA an efficient selection criteria proposed in the literature that promotes a tournament between two solutions in which the feasible or less infeasible solution wins. The discussion is conducted on the competitiveness of the SSA with other algorithms as well as its performance in constrained problems. Findings SSA is a population algorithm proposed for global optimisation inspired by the foraging of social spiders. A spider moves on the web towards the position of the prey, guided by vibrations that occur around it in different frequencies. The SSA was proposed to solve problems without constraints, but these are present in most of practical problems. This paper evaluates the performance of SSA to solve constrained structural optimisation problems and compares its results with other algorithms such as genetic algorithm, particle swarm optimisation, differential evolution and artificial bee colony. Research limitations/implications The proposed algorithm has no limitations, and it can be applied in other classes of constrained optimisation problems. Practical implications This paper evaluated the proposed algorithm with a benchmark of constrained structural optimisation problems intensely used in the literature, but it can be applied to solve real constrained optimisation problems in engineering and others areas. Originality/value This is the first paper to evaluate the performance of SSA in constrained problems and to compare its results with other algorithms traditional in the literature.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:11:41Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-12-2016-0447
       
  • Haar wavelets operational matrix based algorithm for computational
           modelling of hyperbolic type wave equations
    • Pages: 2793 - 2814
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2793-2814, November 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this study is to develop an algorithm for approximate solutions of nonlinear hyperbolic partial differential equations. Design/methodology/approach In this paper, an algorithm based on the Haar wavelets operational matrix for computational modelling of nonlinear hyperbolic type wave equations has been developed. These types of equations describe a variety of physical models in nonlinear optics, relativistic quantum mechanics, solitons and condensed matter physics, interaction of solitons in collision-less plasma and solid-state physics, etc. The algorithm reduces the equations into a system of algebraic equations and then the system is solved by the Gauss-elimination procedure. Some well-known hyperbolic-type wave problems are considered as numerical problems to check the accuracy and efficiency of the proposed algorithm. The numerical results are shown in figures and Linf, RMS and L2 error forms. Findings The developed algorithm is used to find the computational modelling of nonlinear hyperbolic-type wave equations. The algorithm is well suited for some well-known wave equations. Originality/value This paper extends the idea of one dimensional Haar wavelets algorithms (Jiwari, 2015, 2012; Pandit et al., 2015; Kumar and Pandit, 2014, 2015) for two-dimensional hyperbolic problems and the idea of this algorithm is quite different from the idea for elliptic problems (Lepik, 2011; Shi et al., 2012). Second, the algorithm and error analysis are new for two-dimensional hyperbolic-type problems.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:11:59Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-10-2016-0364
       
  • An efficient and novel technique for solving continuously variable
           fractional order mass-spring-damping system
    • Pages: 2815 - 2835
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2815-2835, November 2017.
      Purpose In this paper, the formulation and analytic solutions for fractional continuously variable order dynamic models, namely, fractional continuously mass-spring damper (continuously variable fractional order) systems, have been presented. The authors will demonstrate via two cases where the frictional damping given by fractional derivative, the order of which varies continuously – while the mass moves in a guide. Here, the continuously changing nature of the fractional-order derivative for dynamic systems has been studied for the first time. The solutions of the fractional continuously variable order mass-spring damper systems have been presented here by using a successive recursive method, and the closed form of the solutions has been obtained. By using graphical plots, the nature of the solutions has been discussed for the different cases of continuously variable fractional order of damping force for oscillator. The purpose of the paper is to formulate the continuously variable order mass-spring damper systems and find their analytical solutions by successive recursion method. Design/methodology/approach The authors have used the viscoelastic and viscous – viscoelastic dampers for describing the damping nature of the oscillating systems, where the order of the fractional derivative varies continuously. Findings By using the successive recursive method, here, the authors find the solution of the fractional continuously variable order mass-spring damper systems, and then obtain close-form solutions. The authors then present and discuss the solutions obtained in the cases with the continuously variable order of damping for an oscillator through graphical plots. Originality/value Formulation of fractional continuously variable order dynamic models has been described. Fractional continuous variable order mass-spring damper systems have been analysed. A new approach to find solutions of the aforementioned dynamic models has been established. Viscoelastic and viscous – viscoelastic dampers are described. The discussed damping nature of the oscillating systems has not been studied yet.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:11:50Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-04-2016-0145
       
  • Numerical algorithms for solving shallow water
           hydro-sediment-morphodynamic equations
    • Pages: 2836 - 2861
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2836-2861, November 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a fully conservative numerical algorithm for solving the coupled shallow water hydro-sediment-morphodynamic equations governing fluvial processes, and also to clarify the performance of a conventional algorithm, which redistributes the variable water-sediment mixture density to the source terms of the governing equations and accordingly the hyperbolic operator is rendered similar to that of the conventional shallow water equations for clear water flows. Design/methodology/approach The coupled shallow water hydro-sediment-morphodynamic equations governing fluvial processes are arranged in full conservation form, and solved by a well-balanced weighted surface depth-gradient method along with a slope-limited centred scheme. The present algorithm is verified for a spectrum of test cases, which involve complex flows with shock waves and sediment transport processes with contact discontinuities over irregular topographies. The computational results of the conventional algorithm are compared with those of the present algorithm and evaluated by available referenced data. Findings The fully conservative numerical algorithm performs satisfactorily over the spectrum of test cases, and the conventional algorithm is confirmed to work similarly well. Originality/value A fully conservative numerical algorithm, without redistributing the water-sediment mixture density, is proposed for solving the coupled shallow water hydro-sediment-morphodynamic equations. It is clarified that the conventional algorithm, involving redistribution of the water-sediment mixture density, performs similarly well. Both algorithms are equally applicable to problems encountered in computational river modelling.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:34Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-01-2016-0026
       
  • Adaptive finite element method for eigensolutions of regular second and
           fourth order Sturm-Liouville problems via the element energy projection
           technique
    • Pages: 2862 - 2876
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2862-2876, November 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a numerically adaptive finite element (FE) method for accurate, efficient and reliable eigensolutions of regular second- and fourth-order Sturm–Liouville (SL) problems with variable coefficients. Design/methodology/approach After the conventional FE solution for an eigenpair (i.e. eigenvalue and eigenfunction) of a particular order has been obtained on a given mesh, a novel strategy is introduced, in which the FE solution of the eigenproblem is equivalently viewed as the FE solution of an associated linear problem. This strategy allows the element energy projection (EEP) technique for linear problems to calculate the super-convergent FE solutions for eigenfunctions anywhere on any element. These EEP super-convergent solutions are used to estimate the FE solution errors and to guide mesh refinements, until the accuracy matches user-preset error tolerance on both eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. Findings Numerical results for a number of representative and challenging SL problems are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness, efficiency, accuracy and reliability of the proposed method. Research limitations/implications The method is limited to regular SL problems, but it can also solve some singular SL problems in an indirect way. Originality/value Comprehensive utilization of the EEP technique yields a simple, efficient and reliable adaptive FE procedure that finds sufficiently fine meshes for preset error tolerances on eigenvalues and eigenfunctions to be achieved, even on problems which proved troublesome to competing methods. The method can readily be extended to vector SL problems.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:12:20Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-03-2017-0090
       
  • Parametric finite element modeling and tooth contact analysis of spur and
           helical gears including profile and lead modifications
    • Pages: 2877 - 2898
      Abstract: Engineering Computations, Volume 34, Issue 8, Page 2877-2898, November 2017.
      Purpose The finite element method has been increasingly applied in stress, thermal and dynamic analysis of gear transmissions. Preparing the models with different design and modification parameters for the finite element analysis is a time-consuming and highly skilled burden. Design/methodology/approach To simplify the preprocessing work of the analysis, a parametric finite element modeling method for spur and helical gears including profile and lead modification is developed. The information about the nodes and elements is obtained and exported into the finite element software to generate the finite element model of the gear automatically. Findings By using the three-dimensional finite element tooth contact analysis method, the effects of tooth modifications on the transmission error and contact stress of spur and helical gears are presented. Originality/value The results demonstrate that the proposed method is useful for verifying the modification parameters of spur and helical gears in the case of deformations and misalignments.
      Citation: Engineering Computations
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T02:11:45Z
      DOI: 10.1108/EC-06-2016-0203
       
 
 
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