### Recent Submissions

• #### Organic conjugated polymers and polymer dots as photo-catalysts for hydrogen production ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-07-30)
Owing to the outstanding characteristics of tailorable electronic and optical properties, semiconducting polymers have attracted considerable attention in recent years. Among them, organic polymer dots process large breadth ...
• #### Thermo-mechanical simulation of underwater friction stir welding of low carbon steel ﻿

(MDPI, 2021-08-30)
This article investigates the flow of materials and weld formation during underwater friction stir welding (UFSW) of low carbon steel. A thermo-mechanical model is used to understand the relation between frictional heat ...
• #### Uncertain gain and time-delay control of 300-kW SOFC-GT ﻿

(ASME, 2021-08-18)
This paper presents a Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller design with the presence of an uncertain internal gain and additional time delay in the forward path of a 300 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell-Gas Turbine ...
• #### Effects of FSW tool plunge depth on properties of an Al-Mg-Si alloy T-joint: Thermomechanical modeling and experimental evaluation ﻿

(MDPI, 2021-08-23)
One of the main challenging issues in friction stir welding (FSW) of stiffened structures is maximizing skin and flange mixing. Among the various parameters in FSW that can affect the quality of mixing between skin and ...
• #### An investigation of a novel LuGre-based friction force model ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-12-01)
The LuGre friction force models are amongst the most popular and powerful approaches to treat frictional contact in modeling, simulation and control of mechanical systems. However, these friction force models have some ...
• #### Planetary gear train microcrack detection using vibration data and convolutional neural networks ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-07-07)
Planetary gear trains (PGTs) are widely used in many industrial applications from wind turbines to automobile transmissions due to their high power-to-weight ratio. Since PGT can be subjected to faults and prone to failure ...
• #### Investigating the effects of metallic submicron and nanofilms on fiber-reinforced composites for lightning strike protection and EMI shielding ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2020-01-27)
Lightning strike protection (LSP) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding topics have been extensively investigated, since composite material was first introduced to an aircraft a few decades ago. Generally, ...
• #### Enhanced wickability of bi-particle-size, sintered-particle wicks for high-heat flux two-phase cooling systems ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-11-01)
Two-phase thermal management systems such as heat pipes and vapor chambers offer high heat flux cooling performance in modern electronics and spacecrafts. However, the cooling performance is limited by poor wickability, ...
• #### 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 ...