Browsing Research Articles (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering) by Title

Browsing Research Articles (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering) by Title

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  • Kat, Cor-Jacques; Els, P.S. (Pieter Schalk) (Routledge, 2012)
    Engineers and scientists are often faced with the problem of objectively comparing time histories of measured and/or simulated data. This article presents a reliable and intuitive validation metric for use in the validation ...
  • Botha, T.R. (Theunis); Els, P.S. (Pieter Schalk) (Inderscience, 2019)
    The location of a vehicle’s centre of mass is an important parameter as it has a determining effect on the dynamics of a vehicle. The height of the vehicle centre of mass from the roll and pitch centres has a large ...
  • Hamersma, Herman Adendorff; Els, P.S. (Pieter Schalk) (Taylor and Francis, 2021)
    Controllable suspension systems have the capability of changing suspension forces. One control approach is to define a cost function with the aim of optimising either ride comfort or handling. Such controllers are usually ...
  • Nwaokocha, Collins N.; Phakatkar, Haribhau G.; Giwa, Solomon O.; Layeni, Abayomi T.; Kale, Sandip A. (Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication, 2019-06)
    Rice husk and sawdust are waste generated freely in many developing countries in the cause of rice production and wood processing respectively. This large biomass volume can be useful as an energy resource useful in ...
  • Karakus, Murat; Cavus, Aydin; Colakoglu, Mehmet (Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2017)
    The effect of three different factors, which are inflation pressure, vertical load and coefficient of friction on the natural frequencies of a tire (175/70 R13) has been studied. A three dimensional tire model is ...
  • Talai, S.M.; Desai, D.A.; Heyns, P.S. (Philippus Stephanus) (Elsevier, 2016-11)
    Infrared thermography (IRT) has matured and is now widely accepted as a condition monitoring tool where temperature is measured in a non-contact way. Since the late 1970s, it has been extensively used in vibrothermography ...
  • Meyer, Josua P.; Adio, Saheed Adewale; Sharifpur, Mohsen; Nwosu, Paul N. (Routledge, 2016)
    The enhanced thermal characteristics of nanofluids have made it one of the most raplidly growing research areas in the last decade. Numerous researches have shown the merits of nanofluids in heat transfer equipment. ...
  • Mehrabi, M.; Sharifpur, Mohsen; Meyer, Josua P. (Elsevier, 2013-04)
    By using an FCM-based Adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (FCM-ANFIS) and a set of experimental data, models were developed to predict the effective viscosity of nanofluids. The effective viscosity was selected as the ...
  • Alam, Md. Mahbub; Zhou, Y.; Wang, X.W. (Cambridge University Press, 2011-01)
    Aerodynamic interference between two cylinders involves most of the generic flow features associated with multiple structures, thus providing an excellent model for gaining physical insight into the wake of multiple ...
  • Moghimi Ardekani, Mohammad; Ahmadi, G. (Elsevier, 2018-09)
    Wind barriers, according to their sizes and shapes, can effectively control, shift and even modify the airflow field in their downstream. These structures can accelerate the wind flow over the mirror field and move the ...
  • Baseer, Mohammed Abdul; Meyer, Josua P.; Rehman, S.; Alam, Md. M. (Elsevier, 2017-03)
    The wind characteristics of seven locations in Jubail, Saudi Arabia were analysed by using five years of wind data of six sites and three years data of one site at 10 m above ground level (AGL). The highest annual mean ...
  • Bagiorgas, Haralambos S.; Mihalakakou, Giouli; Rehman, Shafiqur; Al-Hadhrami, Luai M. (American Institute of Physics, 2012-02-24)
    This paper utilizes three hourly measured values of wind speed and direction from seven buoys data collection stations in Aegean Sea to study the wind speed and power characteristics applying the Weibull shape and scale ...
  • Baseer, Mohammed Abdul; Meyer, Josua P.; Alam, Md. Mahbub; Rehman, Shafiqur (Elsevier, 2015-08)
    This paper presents the wind characteristics and resource assessment of the largest industrial base in the Middle East (Jubail industrial city) using measured hourly mean wind speed data at 10, 50 and 90 m above ground ...
  • Baseer, Mohammed Abdul; Rehman, Shafiqur; Meyer, Josua P.; Alam, M. (Taylor and Francis, 2012)
    The study utilized wind speed measurements made at three heights and the Weibull parameters to study the wind speed characteristics and assess the wind power potential of seven sites in Saudi Arabia. Weibull shape and ...
  • Meijer, Marius-Corne; Dala, Laurent (Elsevier, 2015-08)
    An aeroelastic prediction framework in MATLAB with modularity in the quasi-steady aerodynamic methodology is developed. Local piston theory (LPT) is integrated with quasi-steady methods including shock-expansion theory ...