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  • Phase Distribution of Bubbly Flows under Terrestrial and Microgravity Conditions
  • Abstract We use direct numerical simulations to study phase distribution of bubbles under terrestrial and microgravity conditions. The full Navier-Stokes and energy equations, for the flows inside and outside the bubbles, are solved using a front tracking/finite difference technique. Both nearly spherical and deformable bubbles are considered. For buoyancy-driven flows, spherical bubbles at Re = O(10) and deformable ones at Re = O(100) exhibit a uniform spatial distribution at quasi steady-state conditions, while nearly spherical bubbles at Re = O(100) form horizontal rafts. Bubbles, driven by thermocapillary effects in microgravity, also form horizontal rafts, but due to an entirely different mechanism.…
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  • Numerical Simulation of CZ Crystal Growth of Oxide
  • Abstract In this paper, our recent numerical studies on the Czochralski (CZ) crystal growth of oxide are surveyed. In the first part of the analysis, a "global" heat transfer model for an inductively heated CZ furnace is introduced and depicted in detail. It is emphasized that accounting for the internal radiation within the crystal and/or melt is of crucial importance since they are often semitransparent to infrared radiation. Results coming from such a "global" approach suggest that the melt/crystal interface shape is strongly affected by the optical properties of the crystal, of the melt and by the melt convection. The second…
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  • On the Three-Dimensional Instability of Thermocapillary Convection in Arbitrarily Heated Floating Zones in Microgravity Environment
  • Abstract The three-dimensional instability of the thermocapillary convection in cylindrical undeformable floating zones heated laterally is studied numerically. Different types of the boundary conditions, including radiation heating, linearized radiation and prescribed heat flux are used in the calculation. Stability diagrams showing the Prandtl number dependence of the critical Marangoni numbers that represent the thermocapillary forcing for different heating conditions are reported. It is shown that the primary instability of initially axisymmetric thermocapillary flows is defined mainly by the total amount of heat supplied through the heated side surface. The way in which the heat is supplied has a less significant effect…
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  • Gyro-Chirality Effect of Bianisotropic Substrate on the Resonant Frequency and Half-power Bandwidth of Rectangular Microstrip Patch Antenna
  • Abstract In this paper, the gyrotropic bi-anisotropy of the chiral medium in substrate constitutive parameters (xc and hc) of a rectangular microstrip patch antenna is introduced in order to observe its effects on the complex resonant frequency and half-power bandwidth. The analysis is based on the full-wave spectral domain approach using the Moment Method, with sinusoidal type basis functions. The numerical calculations related to the dominant mode have been carried out, and it has been observed that the resonant frequency and the bandwidth are directly linked to the medium chirality. The new results can be considered as a generalisation form of…
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  • A Study on the Estimation of Prefabricated Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Panel Strength Values with an Artificial Neural Network Model
  • Abstract In this study, artificial neural networks trained with swarm based artificial bee colony optimization algorithm was implemented for prediction of the modulus of rapture values of the fabricated glass fiber reinforced concrete panels. For the application of the ANN models, 143 different four-point bending test results of glass fiber reinforced concrete mixes with the varied parameters of temperature, fiber content and slump values were introduced the artificial bee colony optimization and conventional back propagation algorithms. Training and the testing results of the corresponding models showed that artificial neural networks trained with the artificial bee colony optimization algorithm have remarkable potential…
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  • Wave Propagation in a Magneto-Micropolar Thermoelastic Medium with Two Temperatures for Three-Phase-Lag Model
  • Abstract The present paper is concerned with the wave propagation in a micropolar thermoelastic solid with distinct two temperatures under the effect of the magnetic field in the presence of the gravity field and an internal heat source. The formulation of the problem is applied in the context of the three-phase-lag model and Green-Naghdi theory without dissipation. The medium is a homogeneous isotropic thermoelastic in the half-space. The exact expressions of the considered variables are obtained by using normal mode analysis. Comparisons are made with the results in the two theories in the absence and presence of the magnetic field as…
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  • Fractional Order Derivative Model of Viscoelastic layer for Active Damping of Geometrically Nonlinear Vibrations of Smart Composite Plates
  • Abstract This paper deals with the implementation of the one dimensional form of the fractional order derivative constitutive relation for three dimensional analysis of active constrained layer damping (ACLD) of geometrically nonlinear laminated composite plates. The constraining layer of the ACLD treatment is composed of the vertically/obliquely reinforced 1–3 piezoelectric composites (PZCs). The von Kármán type nonlinear strain displacement relations are used to account for the geometric nonlinearity of the plates. A nonlinear smart finite element model (FEM) has been developed. Thin laminated substrate composite plates with various boundary conditions and stacking sequences are analyzed to verify the effectiveness of the…
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  • Analysis of Hydrogen Permeation in Metals by Means of a New Anomalous Diffusion Model and Bayesian Inference
  • Abstract This work is aimed at the direct and inverse analysis of hydrogen permeation in steels employing a novel anomalous diffusion model. For the inverse analysis, experimental data for hydrogen permeation in a 13% chromium martensitic stainless steel, available in the literature [Turnbull, Carroll and Ferriss (1989)], was employed within the Bayesian framework for inverse problems. The comparison between the predicted values and the available experimental data demonstrates the feasibility of the new model in adequately describing the physical phenomena occurring in this particular problem.
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