Iranian Society of Mechanical EngineeringIranian Journal of Mechanical Engineering Transactions of the ISME1605-972716120150301Vibration analysis of coupled double-nanocomposite microplate-systems52822976ENAli Ghorbanpour AraniFaculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran.Hossein VossoughFaculty of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Kashan, Kashan, IranReza KolahchiFaculty of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Kashan, Kashan, IranJournal Article20141105The aim of the paper is to analyze electro-thermo nonlinear vibration of a double-piezoelectric composite microplate-system (DPCMPS) based on nonlocal piezoelasticity theory. The two microplates are assumed to be connected by an enclosing elastic medium which is simulated by Pasternak foundation. Both of smart composite microplates are made of poly-vinylidene fluoride (PVDF) reinforced by zigzag double walled boron nitride nanotubes (DWBNNTs). The micro-electromechanical model is employed. Using nonlinear strain-displacement relations and considering charge equation for coupling between electrical and mechanical fields, the motion equations are derived based on energy method and Hamilton's principle. The frequency ratio of DPCMPS is investigated for three typical vibrational states, namely, out-of-phase, in-phase and the case when one microplate is fixed in the DPCMPS. A detailed parametric study is conducted to scrutinize the influences of the small scale coefficient, stiffness of the internal elastic medium, the volume fraction and orientation angle of the DWBNNTs reinforcement, temperature change and aspect ratio. The results indicate that with increasing geometrical aspect ratio, the effect of coupling elastic medium between two smart nanocomposite microplates reduces.https://jmee.isme.ir/article_22976_73ed74e89ed78bedad2d1e1fee935cf4.pdfIranian Society of Mechanical EngineeringIranian Journal of Mechanical Engineering Transactions of the ISME1605-972716120150301Dynamic Modelling of a Compressed Air Energy Storage System in a Grid Connected Photovoltaic Plant295122977ENAhmad ArabkoohsarFederal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, BrazilMahmood Farzaneh-GordShahrood University of TechnologyRicardo N.N.KouryFederal University of Minas Gerais, BH, BrazilJournal Article20151205The use of photovoltaic (PV) cells in domestic and industrial applications has grown rapidly through the recent years. Constructing PV plants is a very smart measure to produce free electricity in large scales, especially in the countries with higher solar irradiation potential. On the other hand, compressed air energy storage (CAES) has already been proposed to be employed for energy storage applications. In this work, erecting a large scale grid connected PV plant accompanying with a CAES system to produce either all (if applicable) or a portion of the required electricity, in the most appropriate geographical location in Brazil, is proposed. In the first step, the best point for erecting the power plant is chosen regarding climate and solar engineering considerations. Then, the best tracking mode for the PV cells is opted based on energy and economic considerations. The CAES system is designed and analyzed in the next step. In order to prove the proficiency of the proposal, the performance of the PV plant as well as the CAES unit is assessed for a whole year in the chosen city.https://jmee.isme.ir/article_22977_21e65ae8263888d7587100d7e4a6b27c.pdfIranian Society of Mechanical EngineeringIranian Journal of Mechanical Engineering Transactions of the ISME1605-972716120150301Optimization of Thermal Instability Resistance of FG Flat Structures using an Improved Multi-objective Harmony Search Algorithm527222982ENJournal Article20161201This paper presents a clear monograph on the optimization of thermal instability resistance of the FG (functionally graded) flat structures. For this aim, two FG flat structures, namely an FG beam and an FG circular plate, are considered. These structures are assumed to obey the first-order shear deformation theory, three-parameters power-law distribution of the constituents, and clamped boundary conditions. The objectives of the optimization problem are considered to be maximizing the critical buckling temperature and minimizing the structural mass. Also, the problems are confined to the range of elastic stability by considering an appropriate constraint criterion. This paper proposes the IMHSA algorithm (improved multi-objective harmony search algorithm) to deal with the stated problem. The capability of the proposed algorithm is examined by solving a benchmark problem.Results are shown as optimal pareto-points for the problems introduced in the paper and some pareto-points are tabulated in detail. Results reveal that the un-symmetric material distribution is not suitable to postpone the buckling temperature of the flat structureshttps://jmee.isme.ir/article_22982_5214cf91885fd183b400f5f598585707.pdfIranian Society of Mechanical EngineeringIranian Journal of Mechanical Engineering Transactions of the ISME1605-972716120150301Coupled Thermoelasticity Impact Response Analysis of Composite Plates with SMA Wires in Thermal Environments739622980ENM. ShariyatK.N. Toosi University of TechnologyA. NiknamiK.N. Toosi University of TechnologyJournal Article20151229Impact responses of rectangular composite plates with embedded shape memory alloy (SMA) wires are investigated in the present research. The plate is assumed to be placed in a thermal environment; so that in contrast to the available researches in the field, the shape memory and ferroelasticity effects have to be considered also in addition to the superelasticity. The governing equations are derived based on a proposed enhanced free energy function and refined constitutive equations with coupled thermoelasticity expressions and solved by the finite element method. The resulting governing equations are solved through an iterative solution scheme, a bridging law, and a special phase transformation tracing algorithm. A special case of the results is verified by the experimental results extracted by the authors. Results showed that the volume change rate, impact-induced temperature rise, and ambient temperature may significantly affect the phase transformations mechanism and the non-linear indentation phenomenon.https://jmee.isme.ir/article_22980_3505edee3786442df0166b98cc14309b.pdfIranian Society of Mechanical EngineeringIranian Journal of Mechanical Engineering Transactions of the ISME1605-972716120150301Multiple moving cracks in an orthotropic strip sandwiched between two piezoelectric layers9711322981ENMojtaba AyatollahiFaculty of Engineering, University of Zanjan, P. O. Box 45195-313, Zanjan, IranMahsa NourazarFaculty of Engineering, University of Zanjan, P. O. Box 45195-313, Zanjan, IranJournal Article20160118In this paper, the solution of a moving Volterra-type screw dislocation in an orthotropic layer, bonded between two piezoelectric layers is obtained using complex Fourier transform. The dislocation solution is then employed as strain nuclei to derive singular integral equations for a medium weakened by multiple moving cracks. These equations, which are classified as, Cauchy singular equations, are then solved numerically for dislocation density functions an the numerical results of the dynamic stress intensity and strain energy density factors are obtained. Finally, the effects of the material properties, geometrical parameters and the speed of the crack propagating on the stress intensity factors and strain energy density factor are investigated. It is shown from theses results that the effect of the crack propagation speed can be highly significant.https://jmee.isme.ir/article_22981_987061295d519d73a74284e24cf87dce.pdf