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Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Central European Journal of Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Chaos : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Chinese Science Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Advanced Engineering Forum
Number of Followers: 7  
 
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ISSN (Print) 2234-9898 - ISSN (Online) 2234-991X
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  • Design Optimisation of Internally Reinforced Beams Subjected to Torsion
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    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): Hugo Miguel Silva, José Filipe Bizarro de Meireles
      In this work, novel types of internally reinforced hollow-box beams were structurally optimized using a Finite Element Updating code built in MATLAB. In total, 24 different beams were optimized under torsion loads. A new objective function was defined in order to consider the balance between mass and deflection on relevant nodal points. New formulae were developed in order to assess the efficiency of the code and of the structures. The efficiency of the code is determined by comparing the Finite Element results of the optimized solutions using ANSYS with the initial solutions. It was concluded that the optimization algorithm, built in Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) allowed to improve the effective mechanical. Therefore, the developed algorithm is effective in optimizing the novel FEM models under the studied conditions.


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  • Design Optimisation of Internally Reinforced Beams Subjected to Bending
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    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): Hugo Miguel Silva, José Filipe Bizarro de Meireles
      In this work, novel types of internally reinforced hollow-box beams were structurally optimized using a Finite Element Updating code built in MATLAB. In total, 24 different beams were optimized under bending loads. A new objective function was defined in order to consider the balance between mass and deflection on relevant nodal points. New formulae were developed in order to assess the efficiency of the code and of the structures. The efficiency of the code is determined by comparing the Finite Element results of the optimized solutions using ANSYS with the initial solutions. It was concluded that the optimization algorithm, built in Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) allowed to improve the effective mechanical behavior under bending in 8500%.Therefore, the developed algorithm is effective in optimizing the novel FEM models under the studied conditions.


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • Analysis of MHD Non-Newtonian Fluid over a Stretching Sheet with
           Thermophoresis and Brownian Moment
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): K. Avinash, R. Hemadri Reddy, Anselm Onyekachukwu Oyem
      A study on the thermophoresis and Brownian moment effects on magnetohydrodynamic flow of dissipative Casson fluid over a stretching sheet is considered. The governing equations of the flow, heat and mass transfer is transformed to ordinary differential equations by using similarity transformation. Numerical solutions of these equations are obtained by using shooting technique. The influence of pertinent parameters on the velocity, temperature and concentration profiles along with friction factor, local Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are discussed and presented through graphs and tables. It is found that the heat and mass transfer rate is high in steady flow when compared to unsteady flow.


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • The Influence of Boundary Condition on the Impact Behavior of High
           Performance Fabrics
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): Selim Gürgen
      Boundary condition is an important factor for the impact behavior of fabrics. In the present work, the effect of boundary condition on the impact behavior of fabrics was investigated modeling the impact conditions in a finite element software program. In the numerical simulations, fabric boundary condition and impact velocity were used as variable parameters and their effects were discussed in terms of fabric deformation and energy absorption capacity. Based on the study, the significance of boundary condition gradually diminishes as impact velocity increases. However, at low velocities, fabrics with free edges provide enhanced energy absorption performance in comparison to those with fixed edges. In addition, fabric deformation turns to local scale increasing impact velocity however, at low velocities, deformation is extended over a wider area on the fabrics.


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • Effects of Process Parameters on Material Removal Rate and Surface
           Roughness in Wedm of H-13 Die Tool Steel
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): Kuldeep Singh, Khushdeep Goyal, Deepak Kumar Goyal
      In research work variation of cutting performance with pulse on time, pulse off time, wire type, and peak current were experimentally investigated in wire electric discharge machining (WEDM) process. Soft brass wire and zinc coated diffused wire with 0.25 mm diameter and Die tool steel H-13 with 155 mm× 70 mm×14 mm dimensions were used as tool and work materials in the experiments. Surface roughness and material removal rate (MRR) were considered as performance output in this study. Taguchi method was used for designing the experiments and optimal combination of WEDM parameters for proper machining of Die tool steel (H-13) to achieve better surface finish and material removal rate. In addition the most significant cutting parameter is determined by using analysis of variance (ANOVA). Keywords Machining, Process Parameters, Material removal rate, Surface roughness, Taguchi method


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • Improvement of Hardness and Biodegradability of Natural Based Bioplastic -
           Effect of Starch Addition during Synthesis
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): Nanang Eko Wahyuningtiyas, Heru Suryanto, Sukarni, Novita Dwi Intan Sari
      Biodegradable plastic are renewable packaging technology that are bio-based made of starch. The use of starch as a manufacture of bioplastic has great potential due to in Indonesia has various biodiversity of starch-producing plants. The objective of this research was to determine effect of cassava starch addition to hardness, density, moisture absorption, and biodegradability of bioplastic. The methods is a synthesis of bioplastic using a casting procedure ie mixing cassava starch at various concentrations 2%, 3%, 4%, and 5% (b/v) into the glycerol. This was demonstrated of bioplastic hardness and density of 31.56; 46.78; 52.34; 67.99 Shore A and 1.164; 1.178; 1.184; 1.191 g/cm3. Revealed that complete decomposition could be achieved on the 12, 13, 14, and 15 days. It shows that the cassava starch addition can improve hardness, density, moisture, and accelerate the decomposition process.


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • Kinetic Studies on the Thermal Synthesis of Fluorapatite: Model Free and
           Model-Fitting Methods
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): Hamid Reza Javadinejad, Sayed Ahmad Hosseini, Mohsen Saboktakin Rizi, Eiman Aghababaei, Hossein Naseri
      The kinetic study for the synthesis of Fluorapatite has been done using the thermogravimetric technique under non-isothermal conditions and at four heating rates of 5, 10, 15 and 20 °C. Both model free and model-fitting methods were used to investigate kinetic parameters. Calcium oxide, phosphorus pentoxide and calcium fluoride were used as the precursor materials. The activation energy values were calculated through model-fitting and isoconversional methods and were used to predict the reaction model and pre-exponential factor. In this case several techniques were considered such as master plots and compensation effects. The results indicated that the reaction mechanism was chemically controlled with second and third order reaction models in the whole range of conversion which the activation energy varied from 25 to 43 kJ/mol.


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • Statistical Modeling and Optimization of Coag-Flocculation Process of
           Phosphate Removal from Aqueous Solution Using Ox-Eye Seed (Chrysanthemum
           leucanthemum) as Coagulant
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): K. Akinpelu Babayemi, D. Okechukwu Onukwuli, O. Akindele Okewale
      Excess deposits of phosphorus into surface waters have caused a lot of devastating effects on both human and aquatic lives and, of course, ecosystem disruption. Ox-eye seed (OES), an agricultural biomass, has been explored as a coagulant to remove phosphorus from aqueous solution through coag-flocculation process. The seeds were prepared into a coagulant and a proximate analysis was carried out on the prepared OES. Nephelometric analysis was employed to investigate the effects of settling time, coagulant dosage and pH on phosphate removal efficiency of OES. The process parameters were optimized using Response Surface Methodology. OES’s performance was compared with Alum’s, a conventional coagulant, and the results obtained reveal Alum as having a global minimum of zero turbidity, global optimum values for pH (7.4103) and dosage (301.6501mg/l) but a local optimum of 80min for settling time, while the optimum operating parameters for OES are 7.3740 (global), 500mg/l (local), 80min (local) and 11.2266mg/l (local) for pH, dosage, settling time and turbidity respectively. It is evident that, by increasing settling time and dosage , OES can effectively compete with Alum. The main attribute to effective performance of both OES and Alum is pH. The interactions pH-dosage and pH-settling time are significant. The model accuracy is confirmed by the values of R2 >0.99 and is validated by the closeness of the experimental data to the predictions. Keywords: Phosphorus, wastewater, turbidity, Coagulant, ox-eye, flocculation


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • Effectiveness of Geogrid for Protecting Polder in Sundarban Coastal Region
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): A.B.M. Tausif Ullah Chy, Saurav Barua, Mehedi Ahmed Ansary
      Numbers of large scale polders are constructed to protect low-lying coastal area of Sundarban in Bangladesh during 1960s. At present, there are number of polders occupying an area of about 1.2 million hectares, which are vulnerable to breach and cause immense misery to millions of people every year. The purpose of this study is to assess the safety factors (FoS) of those Polder embankments during diurnal tidal cycle in coastal area and provide solution to improve the stability of embankment through installation of geogrid layers. To investigate vulnerability of the embankment failure, soil samples are collected from several borehole locations in Satkhira, a coastal site of Sundarban area. Field test—SPT and several Laboratory tests—direct shear test and Sieve analysis test have been carried out to determine shear strength, angle of internal frictions and grain size distribution. Slope stability analysis are performed using Geo5 software under several conditions—high water table (HWT), low water table (LWT) and rapid drawdown (RD) with side slope are 1:1, 1:1.5 and 1:2 and embankment height are 5m, 7.5m and 10m. The safety factor has been found lowest at rapid drawdown condition because of rapid recession of external water level. The lower FoS have been found 0.68, 0.89 and 0.92 which can be improved to 1.23, 1.34 and 1.24 respectively by installing several geogrid layers. Simplified Bishop Method have been used in Geo5 to perform the stability analysis under various conditions. In our investigation, HDPE biaxial geogrid have been taken to strengthen of polder embankments, which are timesaving, cost effective and efficient, side by side suitable for Sundarban area. The findings and solutions proposed by the study will help geotechnical engineers to reduce the vulnerability of Polder embankment under similar coastal conditions.


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • Assemblage of Urban Small Parcels in Three Different Scales with the
           Emphasize on the Citizenship Participation, Case Study: Tehran - Iran
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): Sanaz Ahmadzadeh Siyahrood, Arghavan Ebrahimi, Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad
      During recent years, several experiences have been executed for interfering in inefficient urban fabrics, all of them had been forced on the basis of centralized intervention approach; determining a territory as the project range, funding sources, ownership, execution, utilization, is a single process , the attribution of which could be found in several cases in the country. The important point in this regards which determines the future strategies is the performance process and method. The global examples and local experiences show that all approaches, plans and executive plans should be developed and materialized on the basis of “people participation” principle. This procedure is executable in various forms; reinforcement of existing buildings, renovation of single parcel and assemblage of small sized parcels are the methods that play important role in this process. The present paper studies different scales of “assemblage” as one of the methods of housing renovation and by using analytic hierarchy model AHP method proves that assemblage in urban block scale by citizenship participation could serve both as a tool for improving land distribution pattern, and, providing new opportunities for the city to develop. The indexes that are used in this survey were selected by literature review and attribution to several executive plan cases.


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • Gait Analysis of Pedestrians with the Aim of Detecting Disabled People
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): Amir Mukhtar, Michael J. Cree, Jonathan B. Scott, Lee Streeter
      Gait classification is an effective and non-intrusive method for human identification and it has received significant attention in the recent years due to its applications in visual surveillance and monitoring systems. In this project, we analysed gait signatures using spatio-temporal motion characteristics of a person to answer the question ``is there a discriminating feature in gait signal that can help to categorise disable person from healthy'''. The procedure has three steps. detection of a pedestrian using YOLO followed by the silhouette extraction using the Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM). Finally, skeletonization from the silhouette image to estimate head and torso locations and their angles with the vertical axis. Furthermore, velocity and acceleration signals were recorded to look for accelerating behaviour of person walking with a limp.


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • Complementarity between Solar and Wind Energy Potentials in Benin Republic
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): Maurel Aza-Gnandji, François Xavier Fifatin, A. Hypolite J. Hounnou, Frédéric Dubas, Didier Chamagne, Christophe Espanet, Antoine Vianou
      This paper presents a study to show the complementarity between solar and wind energy potentials in Benin Republic. Daily wind speed data in the coast of Cotonou city, precisely in Cadjehoun district, has been used to assess wind energy potential. Solar potential is evaluated using spatio temporal daily solar radiation data covering the country. In this research, we have found the locations offering optimal complementarity between solar and wind energy. The complementarity is measured with Pearson correlation coefficient, which is used as objective function to be minimized. The optimization method used is Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), which has been implemented in Matlab®. We showed that an optimal complementarity is obtained between the coast of Cotonou in the ‘Littoral’ department and the central part of the country in the ‘Collines’ department.


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
  • Economic Power Dispatch with Emission Constraint and Valve Point Loading
           Effect Using Moth Flame Optimization Algorithm
    • Abstract: Publication date: 27 June 2018
      Source: Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 28
      Author(s): Asmaa A. Elsakaan, Ragab Abdel-Aziz El-Sehiemy, Sahar S. Kaddah, Mohammed I. Elsaid
      Economic dispatch (ED) is an important optimization task in power system which involves determination of the optimal combination of power outputs for all generating units which will minimize the total fuel cost while satisfying load constraints. There are three criteria in solving the economic load dispatch problem. They are minimizing the total generator operating cost, total emission cost and multi-objective (cost and emission). This paper proposes Moth Flam Optimization (MFO) algorithm for solving the economic dispatch problem with valve point effects and emissions. It determines the optimal generation schedule of generating units by minimizing three criteria. Two test systems consisting of 6 generating units and isolated microgrid have been used to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed MFO method. The results obtained from MFO is compared with different algorithms. The results show better global convergence and also gives good optimum solution by reducing system generation cost and emission cost.


      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +020
       
 
 
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