Vol.15, No.3, 2019-Table of Contents
  • Constrained Groove Pressing (CGP): Die Design, Material Processing and Mechanical Characterization
  • Abstract Constrained groove pressing (CGP) is a severe plastic deformation (SPD) technique used as a strengthening method for sheet metal. In the current work, an optimal/cost-saving design for CGP dies was attained using the stress analysis tool in SolidWorks Simulation Xpress wizard. This study examined low-cost and widely industrially applied aluminium materials, i.e., pure 1050 Al and 5052 Al alloy. Each material was subjected to three passes of the CGP process using a 150 tons capacity press. For both materials, inter-pass annealing treatment was undertaken before the third pass. The effect of the number of CGP passes on the microstructure and… More
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  • Influence of the Area of the Reflux Hole on the Performance of a Self-Priming Pump
  • Abstract The self-priming process of a pump involves a complex gas-liquid two-phase flow. Studying the distribution of gas and water and the evolution of their flow in the pump is of great importance to optimize this process and shorten the pump self-priming time. In the present study, a standard k-ε turbulence model and a multiphase flow model have been used to simulate the self-priming pump process considering four different reflux hole areas. A comparison of the distribution of air and water distribution on the axial surface and inside the volume have been carried out for the different considered cases. The pattern… More
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  • Heat Absorption and Joule Heating Effects on Transient Free Convective Reactive Micropolar Fluid Flow Past a Vertical Porous Plate
  • Abstract Mathematical model for an unsteady, incompressible, electrically conducting micropolar fluid past a vertical plate through porous medium with constant plate velocity has been investigated in the present study. Heat absorption, Joulian dissipation, and firstorder chemical reaction is also considered. Under the assumption of low Reynolds number, the governing transport equations are rendered into non-dimensional form and the transformed first order differential equations are solved by employing an efficient finite element method. Influence of various flow parameters on linear velocity, microrotation velocity, temperature, and concentration are presented graphically. The effects of heat absorption and chemical reaction rate decelerate the flow is… More
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  • Non-Aligned Stagnation Point Flow of a Casson Fluid Past a Stretching Sheet in a Doubly Stratified Medium
  • Abstract This paper investigates the problem of oblique hydro magnetic stagnation point flow of an electrically conducting Casson fluid over stretching sheet embedded in a doubly stratified medium in the presence of thermal radiation and heat source/absorption with first order chemical reaction. It is assumed that the fluid impinges on the wall obliquely. Similarity variables were used to convert the partial differential equations to ordinary differential equations. The transformed ordinary differential equations are solved numerically using Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method with shooting technique. It is observed that a boundary layer is formed when the stretching velocity of the surface is less than the… More
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  • Analysis of the Influence of Viscosity and Thermal Conductivity on Heat Transfer By Al2O3-Water Nanofluid
  • Abstract The addition of nanoparticles into liquid, even at low concentrations, leads to an increase in both, dynamic viscosity and thermal conductivity. Furthermore, the increase in temperature causes an increase in thermal conductivity and a decrease in the nanofluid viscosity. In this context, a numerical investigation of the competition between viscosity and thermal conductivity about their effects on heat transfer by Al2O3-water nanofluid was conducted. A numerical study of heat transfer in a square cavity, filled with Al2O3-water nanofluid and heated from the left side, was presented in this paper. Continuity, momentum, and thermal energy equations are solved by the finite… More
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  • Analysis of the Impact of the Space Guide Vane Wrap Angle on the Performance of a Submersible Well Pump
  • Abstract In order to study the influence of the wrap angle relating to the space guide vane of a submersible well pump (250QJ125) on the flow field and pump performance, seven possible configurations have been considered (obtained by changing the blade wrap angle while keeping unchanged all the other parameters). Such configurations have been numerically simulated in the framework of a computational model based on the Reynolds time-averaged N-S equations, the RNG k-ε turbulence approach and the SIMPLE algorithm. The impact exerted by different wrap angles of the guide vane on the performance of the pump, the internal losses of the… More
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