### Recent Submissions

• #### Analysis of friction stir welding tool offset on the bonding and properties of al–mg–si alloy t-joints ﻿

(MDPI, 2021-06-28)
Research on T-configuration aluminum constructions effectively decreases fuel consumption, increases strength, and develops aerial structures. In this research, the effects of friction stir welding (FSW) tool offset (TO) ...
• #### Modification of the Wiebe function for methane-air and oxy-methane- based spark-ignition engines ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-11-01)
Predictive combustion models assess engine performance for given setpoints by determining the rate of heat release that is governed by the fuel mass burned. Often, simple mathematical functions such as the Wiebe function ...
• #### Applications of carbon nanomaterials in perovskite solar cells for solar energy conversion ﻿

(KeAi Communications Co., 2021-04-23)
The energy issues and environmental concern have led to intense research activities in renewable energy conversion, such as photovoltaic (PV) to convert solar energy into electricity. Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) based ...
• #### Life cycle inventory and performance analysis of phase change materials for thermal energy storages ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-05-29)
Solar energy is a renewable energy that requires a storage medium for efective usage. Phase change materials (PCMs) successfully store thermal energy from solar energy. The material-level life cycle assessment (LCA) plays ...
• #### Dissimilar welding of AA5083 to AZ31 Mg alloys using modified friction stir clinching brazing ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-03-26)
AA5083-H112 Al alloy and AZ31 Mg alloy with pure Zn as an interlayer was joined through a Modified friction stir clinching brazing (MFSCB) process. Results revealed that no deleterious phase such as $Al_3Mg_2$ was present ...
• #### Design of bio-exoskeleton for elbow rehabilitation ﻿

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2020-05-11)
In this study, a methodology for designing a task-based exoskeleton which can recreate the end-effector trajectory of a given limb during a rehablitation task/movement is presented. The exoskeleton provides an option to ...
• #### Catalytic pyrolysis of recycled HDPE, LDPE, and PP ﻿

(SAGE Publications, 2021-05-25)
Plastic waste has been growing every year, and as a result, environmental concern has been a topic of much attention. Many properties of plastics, such as their lightweight, durability, and versatility, are significant ...
• #### Sustainable atmospheric fog water generator through superhydrophobic electrospun nanocomposite fibers of recycled expanded polystyrene foams ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-08-01)
In recent years, the production of disposable plastic products is increasing day by day and resulting in global growing concern that it poses to the environment. Microorganisms hardly resolve these types of plastic wastes; ...
• #### Enhancing the short-beam strength of composite laminates using helical carbon nanotubes ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-09-15)
The main disadvantage of traditional composite laminated structures is the lack of reinforcement in out-of-plane direction in between the laminae and the fiber filaments. This will result in poor interlaminar properties ...
• #### Evaluation of the infill design on the tensile response of 3d printed polylactic acid polymer ﻿

(MDPI, 2021-04-25)
The current study explores the effects of geometrical shapes of the infills on the 3D printed polylactic acid (PLA) plastic on the tensile properties. For this purpose, by utilizing an accessible supply desktop printer, ...
• #### Enhancing the performance of dielectric elastomer actuators through the approach of distributed electrode array with fractal interconnects architecture ﻿

(IOP Publishing, 2021-04-27)
Dielectric elastomer actuators fabricated from thin and miniaturized metal electrodes integrated with highly soft and stretchable elastomers offer the promise of opening new possibilities in the field of microrobotics. To ...
• #### Interlaminar properties improvement of nanocomposites using coiled nanomaterials ﻿

(SAE International, 2021-03-02)
In this research helical Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) with various weight percentages as an additional reinforcement were used. The objective was to investigate the effectiveness of helical geometries of the CNTs to form ...
• #### Current progress of 4D-printing technology ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-04-14)
The combination of smart materials to print a three-dimensional (3D) product has primarily driven the development of innovative technology, or four-dimensional (4D) printing. 3D-printing technology seems to have provided ...
• #### Phase-change heat transfer of bare surface evaporator with phase-separating wick in downward facing orientation ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-07-01)
Liquid-vapor, phase-change heat transfer using wicks can provide reliable and high heat flux cooling capability, especially in microgravity applications. However, the maximum heat removal capacity, also known as Critical ...
• #### Improving fluid retention properties of 316L stainless steel using nanosecond pulsed laser surface texturing ﻿

(Laser Institute of America, 2020-11)
stainless steel has been used as a successful biomaterial for decades. In this study, a pulsed nanosecond laser was used to create patterned surfaces of stainless steel coupons to study the effect of patterning on fluid ...
• #### Tailoring interfacial properties of polyethylene oxide/ hexagonal boron nitride nanocomposites via polydopamine ﻿

(Society of Plastics Engineers, 2020)
Boron nitride (BN) nanomaterials, with high chemical inertness and a lack of functional groups are not able to form sufficient interfacial interactions with polymers in polymer nanocomposites. Polydopamine (PDA), an adhesive ...
• #### Enhanced wickability of thin non-uniform sintered particle wicks using Lattice Boltzmann Method ﻿

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2021-02-16)
Thin non-uniform particle size wicks are essential to improve the maximum heat flux of two-phase thermal management systems by improving the wickability. To understand the enhanced wickability, we examine a pore-scale ...
• #### Analysis of laser cutting of 1.2 MM thick austenitic stainless steel ﻿

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2021-02-16)
Stainless steel 304 is one of the most commonly used steel types for corrosion resistance applications, but higher melting point is a limitation in industries from a manufacturing point of view. The non-conventional and ...
• #### Evaluation of automotive hood and bumper performance with composite material by pedestrian impactor systems ﻿

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2021-02-16)
The quality and reliability of vehicle safety in the automotive industry has greatly improved over the last years. Automotive manufacturers are constantly investigating the potential for enhancing rigidity for passenger ...
• #### Computational modelling and simulation of pedestrian subsystem impactor with Sedan vehicle and truck model ﻿

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2021-02-16)
The increase in public transportation in the last decade has resulted in a larger pedestrian population and hence a larger number of pedestrian collisions. In the past, car-pedestrian accident prevention had been a challenge ...