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AL-NAHRAIN JOURNAL FOR ENGINEERING SCIENCES

مجلة النهرين للعلوم الهندسية

ISSN: 25219154 / eISSN 25219162
Publisher: Al-Nahrain University
Faculty: Engineering
Language: Arabic and English

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Al-Nahrain Journal for Engineering Sciences is a refereed scientific engineering journal published by the College of Engineering, Nahrain University two times per year. The journal publishes the scientific output of researchers from Iraq and abroad in the fields of architectural, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, information technology, laser and optoelectronics, mechanical and medical engineering as well as in related fields. Papers written in Arabic and English are accepted and they are subjected to proper evaluation and accordingly classified as follows:
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Table of content: 2018 volume:21 issue:1

Article
Ant Colony Optimization Based Type-2 Fuzzy Force-Position Control for Backhoe Excavator Robot
مسیطر ضبابي قوة–موقع من نوع_ 2 للحفارة الروبوتیة باستخدام خوارزمیة مستعمرة النمل

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This paper proposes the design and simulation of Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Control using MATLAB/Simulink to control the position of the bucket of the backhoe excavator robot during digging operations. In order to reach accurate position responses with minimum overshoot and minimum steady state error, Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) algorithm is used to tune the gains of the position and force parts for the force-position controllers to obtain the best position responses. The joints are actuated by the electro-hydraulic actuators. The force-position control incorporating two-Mamdani type-Proportional-Derivative-Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Controllers for position control and 3-Proportional-Derivative Controllers for force control. The nonlinearity and uncertainty in the model that inherit in the electro hydraulic actuator system are also studied. The nonlinearity includes oil leakage and frictions in the joints. The friction model is represented as a Modified LuGre friction model in actuators. The excavator robot joints are subjected to Coulomb, viscous and stribeck friction. The uncertainty is represented by the variation of bulk modulus. It can be shown from the results that the ACO obtain the best gains of the controllers which enhances the position responses within the range of (19, 23 %) compared with the controllers tuned manually.الخلاصة یقدم ھذا البحث تصمیم المسیطر المضبب من نوع - 2 للسیطرة على موضع دلو الحفارة الروبوتیة خلال عملیات الحفر. للحصول على نتائج دقیقة في الموضع مع اقل نسبة خطأ. یتم استخدام خوارزمیة مستعمرة النمل بغیة التوصل إلى استجابات زمنیة موقع دقیق مع اقل نسبة خطأ وضبط معاملات وحدات التحكم (قوة-موقع) للحصول على استجابات زمنیة أفضل موقع. اذ یتم تحریك المفاصل بواسطة المنظومة عدد 2- متناسب – مشتق لمراقبة الموقع (Mamdani)- الكھربائیة الھیدرولیكیة. یتكون المسیطر (قوة-موقع) من مسیطر ضبابي نوع - 2 وعدد 3- متناسب – مشتق للتحكم بالقوة. تم دراسة اللاخطیة وعدم الیقین في نموذج المنظومة الكھربائیة الھیدرولیكیة اللاخطیة لتشمل في الأسطوانات. وتتعرض المفاصل الى الاحتكاك من نوع (LuGre) تسرب الزیت والاحتكاكات في المفاصل. یتمثل نموذج الاحتكاك بنوع (stribeck-viscous -Coulomb). أظھرت النتائج أن استخدام تقنیة مستعمرة النمل تعطي أفضل معاملات ربح المسیطر وبالتالي . حصول تحسینات لوحدات التحكم في الموقع بالمقارنة مع وحدات تحكم ضبطھا یدویا داخل النطاق بنسبة (19-23)%


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Determination of Settlement for Beam on Elastic Foundation by ETABS Software
ایجاد مقدار الھطول تحت عتبات المستندة على اساس مرن بواسطة برنامج ایتاب 2015

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In this study a numerical examples and solutions has been obtained by using three system of beam resting on elastic foundation (BOEF) which was adopted previously by three different engineering software. The first part of this paper was related to verify the model of (BOEF) by using ETABS2015 by make a comparison with previous results by determination the maximum settlements at the mid of span which show a good agreement between ETABS2015 and other results, where the total differences was vary from 2.13 % to 3.27%. . The second part of this study was highlighted on the settlement of BOEF with different parametric study (beam thickness, soil subgrade reaction(KS) and the load location), case (1) was selected for this goal. In this paper it is found that the differential settlement along the beam are decrease as increasing in the beam stiffness in addition to possibility to obtain uplift (positive settlement ) for some type of changing in the load location specially for higher thick beam . It was noticed that the settlement are increased significantly as reducing in the (KS). Finally this study show a different form of deflection by combination two of parametric study.تم التطرق في ھذه الدراسة الى نوع من انواع الاساسات والمستخدمة بشكل واسع في عملیة تنفیذ المباني والمستندة الى اساس مرن والخاصة نسبة الى العالم الذي قام بتمثیل Winkler او تسمى في بعض الاحیان نظریة Beam On Elastic Foundation (BOEF) بنظریة التربة وذلك باستخدام محموعة من النوابض ذات مقاومة معلومة والتي تستند علیھا الاسس مثل الاسس الشریطیة او الاساس المركب والمتعرضة الى احمال منقولة من المقاطع اللانشائیة الخاصة بالمنشأ مثل الاعمدة اوالجدران companied and strip footings والتي تم (BOEF) في عملیة تمثیل وتحلیل ثلاث انظمة من ال ETABS الحاملة للاوزان حیث تم استخدام البرنامج الھندسي 2015 لغرض المقارنة والتحقق Span الاستفادة منھا سابقا في بعض البرامج الھندسیة الاخرى حیث تم ایجاد قیم الھطول في منتصف ال وكانت النتائج جیدة جدا حیث كان نسبة الاختلاف تتراوح مابین 3.27 % و 3.12 % . ولغرض معرفة تصرف مثل ھذه verification parametric study المقاطع الانشائیة تم استخدام المثال الاول لغرض اجراء بعض التغیرات وذلك باعتماد بعض حالة او اكثر من ال والتي كانت تضم سمك العتبة ,مقدار رد فعل التربة بالاضافة الى تغییر موقع الحمل . ومن اھم ما لوحظ في ذلك الفصل ھو امكانیة حصول في بعض الحالات نتیجة لتغییر موقغ الحمل وكذلك نقصان في درجة التحدب والحصول على ھطول منتظم كلما uplift الھطول الموجب زاد نسبة الجساءة الخاصة بالعتبة مع ملاحظة ان تغییر مقدار رد فعل التربة لایؤثر على شكل الھطول بقدرما یؤثر على مقدار الھطول حیث یتناسبان بشكل عكسي فكلما زادت قوة تحمل التربة قل مقدار الھطول .


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Properties of Epoxy-Asphalt Pavement Mixture for Bridge Decks
خصائص خرسانة التبلیط نوع الإسفلت ایبوكسي لرصفة الجسر

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Improving the ability of asphalt pavement to survive the heavily repeated axle loads and weathering challenges in Iraq has been the subject of research for many years. The critical need for such data in the design and construction of more durable flexible pavement in bridge deck material is paramount. One of new possible steps is the epoxy asphalt concrete, which is classified as a superior asphalt concrete in roads and greatly imparts the level of design and construction. This paper describes a study on 40-50 penetration graded asphalt cement mixed with epoxy to produce asphalt concrete mixtures. The tests carried out are the Marshall properties, permanent deformation, flexural fatigue cracking and moisture damage. Epoxy asphalt mixes performed better on resistance to fatigue and permanent deformation. They also performed significantly better on low-temperature properties and resistance to moisture damage. The addition of 30 percent of epoxy (by weight of asphalt cement) resulted in increase of Marshall stability by 39.8 percent, improve the tensile strength ratio by 22.9 percent, lowering both the rate of permanent deformation by 26.8 percent and the fatigue accumulation coefficient by 53.5 percent, in comparison with control HMA. Based on the above findings, it is recommended to use epoxy asphalt mixes as an optimal material for paving bridges deck in Iraq since it showed good prospects for this application due to the valuable performance and durability improvement.


Article
Evaluation of Surface Roughness of 316L Stainless Steel Substrate on Nanohydroxyapatite by Electrophoretic Deposition
تقییم خشونة السطح للفولاذ المقاوم للصدأ المطلي بطبقة من النانوھیدروكسي اباتایت بطریقة الترسیب الكھربي

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The present work was designed on producing nanohydroxyapatite layers using electrophoretic deposition (EPD) on 316L stainless steel substrate. The EPD coatings were prepared by the deposition of hydroxyapatite (HA)-chitosan nanocomposites on different substrate roughness (polish surface, 220 grit SiC grind, and sand blast surfaces). Depositions were performed using the suspensions of HA nano particles (3 g/L) in the mixture of alcohol and distilled water (ethanol, 5 vol. %water and containing 0.5 g/L of chitosan dissolved in 1 vol.% acetic acid. Coatings were achieved on the cathode at constant voltage, time and temperature (90 V, 5 min and 40 °C respectively); the pH value was performed and fitted at 4. After deposition, the coated samples were dried at room temperature for 24 h. The surface topography of coatings was analyzed using atomic force microscopy (AFM). SEM was used to postulate both the surface and the cross section morphology of the coatings. The adhesion bonding between the deposited coatings and substrate were measured using tape tester to evaluate the adhesion bonding between the coating and substrate. The results showed the deposited coatings on sand blasted substrate has less porosity compared with the polish surface and 220 emery paper SiC grinding substrate respectively. The coating on the sand blasted substrate showed higher nanoroughness (122 nm), better adhesion bonding (removal area 15%) and higher thickness layer (12 μm) than that of the polish substrate and 220 emery paper SiC grinding substrate.یھدف البحث الى انتاج طبقات طلاء من النانوھیدروكسیابتایت بطریقة الترسیب الكھربي على طبقة من الفولاذ المقاوم للصدا. الطلاء تم تحضیره عن طریق ترسیب النانوھیدروكسیابتایت والنانوكایتزون على سطوح خشونة مختلفة (سطح صقیل، سطح باستخدام ورق تنعیم 220 وسطح تم تخشینھ باستخدام دقائق الرمل). لأجراء عملیة الترسیب تم استخدام عالق متكون من اذابة 3 غم/لتر من الھیدروكسیابتایت في محلول یتكون من 95 % ایثانول و 5% ماء مقطر واضیف لھا 0.5 غم/لتر من الكایتزون والذي تمت اذابة الكایتوزون في 1% من حامض الخلیك. واستخدمت قیم ثابتة للمتغیرات بعد عملیة الترسیب تم تجفیف النماذج لمدة 24 ساعة بدرجة .º (فولتیة وزمن ودرجة حرارة) وكانت المتغیرات: 90 فولت و 5 دقیقة و 40 م كما تم دراسة سطوح والمقطع العرضي لسطوح الطلاء (AFM) حرارة الغرفة تم دراسة طوبوغرافیة السطح باستخدام محھر القوة الذریة ولتقییم قوة التصاق طبقة الطلاء مع المادة الاساس تم استخدام طریقة اختبار الشریط اللاصق .(SEM) یاستخدام المجھر الالكنروني الماسح اظھرت النتائج ان السطح الذي تم تخشینھ باستخدام دقائق الرمل ابدى اعلى قیم للخشونة وأفضل قوة التصاقیھ واعلى سمك .(Tape test) للطبقة عما في السطح الصقیل والسطح الذي تم تنعیمھ باستخدام ورق التنعیم.


Article
Comparison between Performance of Okra Waste and Wheat Bran for Removing some Heavy Metals from Wastewater
مقارنة بین أداء نفایات البامیة ونخالة القمح لإزالة بعض المعادن الثقیلة من میاه الصرف الصناعي

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In the present work, the agricultural wastes which are wheat bran and raw okra waste used as adsorbent material for adsorption of cadmium and copper ions from wastewater .The effect of adsorption variable which include initial pH of solution , agitation speed, agitation time, initial concentration of cadmium and copper ions, and amount of adsorbent material were investigated in a batch process in order to obtain the maximum ions removal from wastewater .The results obtained from experimental investigation show that the percentage removal of metal ions increases with increasing pH and agitation speed until a maximize value after that it decreased with increasing pH and agitation speed. Also increases with increasing amount of adsorbent material and agitation time until a maximize value then reach a constant value approximately , and decreasing with increasing metal ions concentration .The maximum removal percent of cadmium and copper ions were 85.8% and 52.7 % respectively which obtained at pH equal 5.0, agitation speed 150 revolution per minute, agitation time 105 minute , metal ion concentration 40mg /L ,and adsorbent amount 1.5gm when using wheat bran as adsorbent material ,while obtained the maximum removal percent of cadmium and copper ions were 81.7% and 47.8 % which obtained at pH equal 6.0, and pH equal 5.0 respectively , agitation speed 150 revolution per minute, agitation time 90 minute ,metal ion concentration 40 mg /L ,and adsorbent amount 1.5gm when using okra waste as adsorbent material. From above result the wheat bran and okra waste was a best adsorbent material for removal cadmium and copper ions from wastewater but wheat bran slightly more effective than okra waste.وفي ھذا العمل استخدمت النفایات الزراعیة والتي تعتبر نواتج جانبیة والتي تشمل نخالة القمح ونفایات البامیة الخام مادة ماصة لامتصاص الكادمیوم وأیونات النحاس من میاه الصرف الصناعي.أثر متغیرات الامتصاص والتي تشمل الرقم الھیدروجیني الأبتدائي للمحلول وسرعة الارتجاج ووقت الارتجاج ، تركیز الأولي من ایونات الكادمیوم وأیونات النحاس، وكمیة المواد المازة في عملیة دفعة من أجل الحصول على أقصى إزالة أیونات المعادن من میاه الصرف الصحیوأظھرت النتائج التي تم الحصول علیھا من التجارب أن نسبة إزالة أیونات المعادن تزداد مع زیادة درجة الحموضة وسرعة االارتجاج حتى تصل الى اعلى القیمة بعد ذلك تنخفض مع زیادة الرقم الھیدروجیني وسرعة الارتجاج، وتزداد مع زیادة كمیة المواد المازه ووقت الارتجاج حتى تصل الى اعلى القیمة ثم تصل الى قیمة ثابتة تقریبا، وتناقص مع زیادة تركیز أیونات المعادن. وكانت النسبة المئویة القصوى لإزالة الكادمیوم وأیونات النحاس 85.8 ٪ و 52.7 ٪ على التوالي والتي تم الحصول علیھا عند درجة الحموضة= 5.0 ، وسرعة الارتجاج 150 دورة في الدقیقة الواحدة، وزمن الارتجاج 105 دقیقة، تركیز أیون المعادن 40 ملغ م / لتر، ومقدار 1.5 غم ماصة عند استخدام نخالة القمح كماده مازه ، في حین تم الحصول على نسبة إزالة القصوى من الكادمیوم وأیونات النحاس 81.7 ٪ و 47.8 ٪ التي تم الحصول علیھا عند الرقم الھیدروجیني = 6.0 ، ودرجة الحموضة = 5.0 على التوالي، وسرعة الارتجاج 150 دوره في الدقیقة الواحدة، وزمن الاتجاج 90 دقیقة، تركیز أیون المعادن 40 ملغم/ لتر، وممتاز 1.5 غم مادة مازة عند استخدام النفایات البامیة كماده مازه. من نتیجة أعلاه كانت نخالة القمح ونفایات البامیة أفضل المواد المازه لإزالة ایونات الكادمیوم وأیونات النحاس من میاه الصرف الصحي ولكن نخالة القمح كانت أكثر فعالیة من النفایات البامیة


Article
Low Dispersion Performance of Plastic Fiber Grating Using Genetic Algorithms
أداء ألالیاف الضوئیة البلاستیكیة المحززة بتشتت منخفض بأستخدام الخوارزمیات الوراثیة

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In this paper, we suppose a method for reducing the dispersion in the plastic optical fiber (POF) Bragg gratings based on optimizing the grating coupling-strength (ξ) using genetic algorithms. The effects of average refractive index (δn) and temperature (T) change on the dispersion properties are investigated numerically. It is found that the amplitude of the δn for low dispersion performance needs to be reduced at the cost of the design complexity of the POF Bragg gratings. Owing to the unusually large and negative thermo-optic coefficient of the POF, the dispersion due to the wavelength shift induced by the temperature variation will be reduced by operating at high ξ value. Results showed that by optimizing the ξ value a very large dispersion reduction range has been obtained, from 1178 to 11.5 ps/nm at 30 mm grating length.أعتمادا على أیجاد القیمة المثلى (POF) في ھذا البحث, نقترح طریقة لتقلیل التشتت في ألیاف براغ الضوئیة البلاستیكیة المحززة على (T) و تغییر دردة الحرارة (δn) بأستخدام الخوارزمیة الوراثیة. تأثیر متوسط معامل الانكسار (ξ) لمعامل قوة اقتران الحزوز لأداء بأقل تشتت یجب تقلیلھ مع كلفة تعقید التصمیم لألیاف براغ الضوئیة المحززة. δn خصائص التشتت تم دراستھا عددیا. تبین أن قیمة فأن التشتت نتیجة أنحراف الطول الموجي بتأثیر تغییر درجة الحرارة یمكن تقلیلة POF بسبب المقدار الكبیر و السالب لمعامل الحرارة ل فأن التشتت تم تقلیلھ بمدى كبیر جدا من 1178 الى ,ξ النتائج أظھرت من خلال أیجاد القیمة المثلى ل .ξ عن طریق العمل بمقدارعالي ل 11.5 بیكو ثانیة/نانو متر لحزوز بطول 30 ملیمتر.


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State Feedback Sliding Mode Controller Design for Human Swing Leg System
تأثير التغذيه الراجعه لمسيطر التحكم الانزلاقي لمنظومه الساق البشريه المتأرجحه

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In this paper, the robustness properties of sliding mode control (SMC) which is designed to produce a dynamic output feedback controller to achieve robustness for trajectory tracking of the nonlinear human swing leg system is presented. The human swing leg represents the support of human leg or the humanoid robot leg which is usually modeled as a double pendulum. The thigh and shank of a human leg will respect the pendulum links, hip and knee will connect the upper body to thigh and then shank respectively. The total moments required to move the muscles of thigh and shank are denoted by two external (servomotors) torques applied at the hip and knee joints. The mathematical model of the system is developed. The results show that the proposed controller can robustly stabilize the system and achieve a desirable time response specification.


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Automated Algorithm for Data Migration from Relational to NoSQL Databases
خوارزمیة الیة لترحیل البیانات من قاعدة بیانات علائقیة الى غیر علائقیة

Authors: Alza A. Mahmood
Pages: 60-65
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One of the barriers that the developer community face once turning to the newly, highly distributable, schema agnostic and non-relational database, called NoSQL, which is how to migrate their legacy relational database (which is already filled with a large amount of data) into this new class of database management systems. This paper presents a new approach for converting the already filled relational database of any database management system to any type of NoSQL databases in the most optimized data structure form without bothering of specifying the schema of tables and relations between them. In addition, a simplified software as a prototype based on this algorithm is built to show the results of the output for testing the validity of the algorithm.احدى العوائق التي یواجھا مجتمع المطورین عند التحویل الى نظام قاعدة البیانات الغیر علائقیة الحدیثة التي تسمى وتتصف بسھولة التوزیع ولا تحتاج الى مخطط قاعدة بیانات، ھي كیفیة ترحیل قاعدة البیانات العلائقیة الخاصة بھم، بNoSQL التي تحتوي على كم ھائل من البیانات، الى ھذا الصنف الجدید من أنظمة إدارة قواعد البیانات. ھذا البحث یقدم خوارزمیة مبتكرة بأفضل NoSQL لتحویل قاعدة بیانات علائقیة من أي نوع من أنظمة إدارة قواعد البیانات الى أي نوع من قواعد بیانات الصیغة ھیاكل بیانات ممكنة ومن دون عناء تحدید مخطط للجداول والعلاقات بینھا. بالإضافة لذلك، تم تطویر برنامج مبسط كنموذج تجریبي بالاعتماد على ھذه الخوارزمیة وذلك لعرض نتائجھا من اجل اختبار صحتھا.


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Capability of Pocket Penetrometer to Evaluate Unconfined Compressive Strength of Baghdad Clayey Soil
مطابقة قراءة اداة اختراق التربة لحساب مقاومة الانضغاط غیر المحصور لنموذج تربة طینیة غرینیة من محافظة بغداد

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Unconfined compressive strength represents an important parameter for soil investigation report test results because the values of cohesion and allowable bearing capacity can directly obtained from the relevant test especially if the clayey soil layers are found at sufficient enough depth above water table level. This paper deals with simple comparison (based on (31) soil samples) between unconfined compressive strength (qu) obtained by using the pocket soil penetrometer tool and the unconfined compressive strength using the conventional test for the same sample penetrated by the pocket penetrometer with different soil moisture contents. Two triaxial specimens, sample type-1- with dimensions 38 X 79mm and type-2- with dimensions 33 X 79mm(diam. X height)) prepared in the libratory. It was found that the results refers that soil pocket penetrometer readings are closed enough to the results that obtained from the unconfined compression test result with certain conditions. The average percentage of difference between penetrometer readings and unconfined compression test result values was (1.103%) for sample type-1- and (1.53%) for sample type -2-. The maximum moisture content for all tests samples was (27.3%) and the minimum was (14.7%) while the average moisture content was(20.9%).الخلاصة ان مقاومة الانضغاط غیر المحصور تمثل عاملا مھما في نتائج تقریر تحریات التربة حیث یمكن حساب قوة تماسك التربة ومقاومة الانضغاط المسموحة مباشرة من الفحص اذا كانت الترب الطینیة ضمن عمق مناسب فوق منسوب المیاه السطحیة. یتناول البحث مقارنة أولیة لنتائج فحوص ( 31 ) نموذج تربة تم فحصھا باستخدام اداة اختراق التربة وفحص الانضغاط غیر المحصور 79 ملم) * التقلیدي لنفس النموذج بمحتوى رطوبة فعلي متغیر، وقد تم استخدام نموذجین قیاسیین لفحص الانضغاط ثلاثي المحاور بأبعاد ( 33 .( 79 ملم) لنموذج نوع ( 1 * لنموذج نوع ( 2) و( 38 وجد بعد مقارنة النتائج المتحققة لمقاومة الانضغاط غیر المحصورة بین الطریقتین ان مقدار النسبة المئویة للفرق بین القرائتین كان .( %1.53 ) للنموذج رقم ( 2) و( 1.103 %) للنموذج رقم ( 1 ) ان مراقبة نتائج محتوى الرطوبة الفعلي المسجل بینت ان القیمة العظمى لمحتوى الرطوبة كانت ( 27.3 %) فیما كان مقدار أدنى محتوى .(% رطوبة فعلي( 14.7 %) فیما كان معدل محتوى الرطوبة الفعلي لكل النماذج ( 20.9 بالاستناد الى الى نتائج الانضغاط الغیر محصور المسجلة فأن ھناك مقبولیة لاستخدام اداة اختراق التربة الموقعیة نظرا لتقارب نتائجھا المسجلة مع قیم فحص الانضغاط الغیر محصور التقلیدي للترب الطینیة وفق شروط یوضحھا البحث.


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Corrosion Behavior of Diffusion Bonding Joints of (OFHC) Copper with Stainless Steel 304L in 3.5% NaCl

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The present work deals with direct diffusion bonding welding without interlayer of austenitic stainless steel type AISI 304L with Oxygen Free High Conductivity pure copper (OFHC) in vacuum atmosphere (1.5 *10-5 mbr.). The optimum bonding conditions are temperature of 650 ◦C, duration time of 45 min. and the applied stress of 30 MPa, in order to secure a tight contact between the mating surfaces. The corrosion behavior of diffusion bonding joints in 3.5% Nacl is studied to evaluate the corrosion resistance of welding joints by using Potentiodynamic method. The observed microstructure of corroded specimen of optimum diffusion bonding joint shows that the corrosion current density has low value as compared with base materials used. During polarization, galvanic coupling is observed between two materials used. At passivity region, inverse polarity is occurred at 450mV. Therefore, passive stainless steel 304 L behaves as cathode respective to pure copper, the corrosion behavior of the diffusion bonding joint was mostly by copper side. The corrosion results indicate the presence of galvanic effect. The corrosion current density of copper, stainless steel 304L and bond joints condition were (3.66 μA/cm2, 1.62 μA/cm2 and 1.85μA/cm2) respectively. A SEM examination of corroded diffusion bonding joint indicates that the galvanic corrosion happened on copper side. The corrosion rate of bonding joint conditions was 0.85 mpy, which is less than 1%. This means that corrosion resistance of bond joint is more than excellent.

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The Microstructure Properties of Ni-W Alloy Electrodeposition
الخصائص المجھریة لسبائك Ni-W المرسبة بواسطة الترسیب الكھربائي

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The Electrodeposition process has been used to prepare Nickel-Tungsten alloys on low carbon steel substrate by using ammonical citrate bath. The influence of deposition condition by variation of current density (0.04-0.2 A/cm2) and solution temperature (60-70 °C), on the microstructure was studied. The optical microscope and the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used to study the morphology of the deposit while the energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) was used to approximate the composition, in addition to X-Ray diffraction examination. The results show that the current efficiency has the major influence on the tungsten content in the alloys due to the formation of ternary complex which reflected into the properties of the deposit.أستخدمت طریقة الترسیب الكھربائي لتحضیر سبائك من النیكل- تنغستن على قاعدة من الحدید واطئ الكاربون بأستخدام -0.04) A/cm أحواض تحتوي على الأمونیا والسترایت. حیث تم دراسة تأثیر متغیرات عملیة الطلاء من حیث كثافة التیار 2 70 -60 ) على التركیب المایكروي. تم أستخدام المجھر الضوئي والماسح ) °C 0.2 ) ودرجة حرارة المحلول فقد أستخدم (EDS) من أجل قیاس البنیة المجھریة للمترسب، أما جھاز مطیاف تشتت الطاقة بالأشعة السینیة (SEM) الألكتروني (XRD) من أجل حساب التكوین التقریبي للمترسب بالأضافة الى فحص حیود الأشعة السینیة . أظھرت النتائج التأثیر الكبیر لكفاءة التیار على محتوى التنغستن في السبیكة ویعود السبب في ذلك الى تكوین المعقد الثلاثي والذي ینعكس على خصائص المترسب.


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Alternative Strut and Tie Model for Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams
نموذج دعامة ورباط بدیل للعتبات الخرسانیة العمیقة

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This paper presents a simple strut and tie model to calculate the shear strength of reinforced concrete deep beams. The proposed model assumes that the shear strength is the algebraic sum of three strength components: concrete diagonal strut, vertical stirrups, and horizontal web reinforcements. The contribution of each strength components was calibrated with the test results of 305 deep beams compiled from previous studies with wide range of geometrical and material properties. The predictions of the proposed model were compared with those of the current codes of practice (ACI-318-14 and ASHTOO 2014) and those of existing model in the literature. Comparisons revealed that the proposed model provided better predictions than other models. The mean of predicted strength to test of the proposed model, the ACI-318-14 model, the ASHTOO 2014 model were 0.98, 0.79, and 0.75, respectively. The corresponding standard deviations were 0.17, 0.28, and 0.49, respectively.


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Numerical and Experimental Study of CPU Cooling with Finned Heat Sink and Different P.C. Air Passages Configurations
دراسة التجریبیة و العددیة لتبرید وحدة المعالجة المركزیة مع مشتت حراري ذو زعانف باستخدام اشكال مختلفھ لاماكن دخول الھواء للحاسوب المكتبي

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This study investigated numerically and experimentally fluid flow and heat transfer in the desktop PC. Three patterns of the positions of air inlet and outlet were tested to find the best one for cooling. The computer components in the present study are CPU, finned heat sink, power supply, motherboard, CD, HDD and fans. Three components which were generate heat are CPU, motherboard and power supply and there were two openings for air inlet and two for air outlet. The air inlet velocities were 1.2, 1.8, 2.4 m/s with constant CPU fan velocity. The studied parameters were the changed of inlet air velocity, powers of CPU, motherboard and PSU and the positions of inlet air. The numerical results obtained are found in a good agreement with the experimental results. The experimental results show that the maximum temperature was 81℃ at 16.5 W and 1.2 m/s. Numerical results showed that the CPU temperature reaches 89.6 ℃ at 18.5 W and 1.2 m/s. From the results, it was found that; the temperatures of the main components (PSU and motherboard) affected little by CPU power and vice versa, the finned heat sink has higher cooling efficiency and the pattern 1 was the best pattern for CPU cooling.


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Experimental Study the Effect of Tool Geometry on Dimensional Accuracy in Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) Process
دراسة عملیة لتأثیر ھندسیة شكل العدة على دقة الابعاد في عملیة التشكیل النقطي التزایدي

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Incremental forming is a flexible sheet metal forming process which performed by utilizes simple tools to locally deform a sheet of metal along a predefined tool path without using of dies. One limitations of single point incremental forming (SPIF) process is the error occur between the CAD design and the product profile. This work presents the single point incremental forming process for produced pyramid geometry and studied the effect of tool geometry, tool diameter, wall angle, and spindle speed on the dimensional accuracy. Three geometries of forming tools were used in experimental work: ball end tool, hemispherical tool, and flat with round corner tool. The sheet material used was pure Aluminum (Al 1050) with thickness of (0.9 mm). The experimental tests in this work were done on the computer numerical control (CNC) vertical milling machine. The products dimensions were measured by utilized the dimensional sensor measuring instrument. The extracted results from the single point incremental forming process indicated the best acceptance between the CAD profile and product profile was found with the ball end tool and diameter of (10 mm), wall angle (50°) and the rotational speed of the tool was (800 rpm).


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The Mechanism Analysis of Underactuated Robotic Finger for Optimum Grasping Using Gradient Descent Method
تحلیل ألیة إصبع روبوتي منخفض التشغیل لأمثل مسكة بأستخدام طریقة التدرج النسبي

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This study was devoted in investigating the optimum geometric parameters for underactuated linkage three phalanges robotic finger. New kinematic and kinetic equations of grasping were derived in this research taking into account the angle for the ternary solid links of the four-bar linkages. To obtain the target of optimization, a gradient descent method was used which consists of three stages to find the optimal geometric parameters with high accuracy. Five criteria were selected to find the optimal solution by using multi objectives function algorithm, these are percentage of the grasping stability, the grasp forces, squeezing force, Mimic function for grasping task, and transmission angle for grasping operation. Gradient descent method starts by detecting the optimal geometric parameters for each criterion and choosing the best geometric parameters from the five criteria functions. At the optimum solution, the underactuated robotic finger prototype was built from hard Polylactic acid (PLA) plastic using rapid prototyping and was tested performance by grasping objects. Finally, the results have been shown that the robotic finger adapts to the wanted configurations.


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Effect of Aging on Corrosion Behavior of Martensite Phase in Cu-Al-Be Shape Memory Alloy
تاثیر التعتیق على مقاومة التاكل طور المارتنسایت لسبیكة نحاس-المنیوم- بریلیوم الذاكرة الشكل

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The corrosion behavior of martensite phase in Cu-Al-Be shape memory alloy with aging at 150℃ at time 2,4and 6 hour and quenching ice water with salt, water at room temperature and oil media study by open circuit potential, tafal polarization and cyclic polarization. The microstructure of martensite study by optical microscope and x-ray diffraction(XRD) and transformation temperature was determined by Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC).the result show aging martensite at 150℃ at 2 and 4 hour have high open circuit potential, low corrosion current density, high corrosion potential and pitting potential than martensite without aging.


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Galvanic Corrosion of Copper / Nickel-Chrome Alloy in an Agitated Sulfuric Acid Solution
التاكل الكلفاني لسبیكة النیكل كروم و النحاس في محلول حامض الكبریتیك تحت تاثیر الجریان

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Abstract Galvanic corrosion of Nickel-Chrome alloy (Ni-Cr alloy) and Copper (Cu) coupled in 5% sulfuric acid solution was investigated. The effects of agitation velocity, temperature, and time on the galvanic corrosion current and the weight loss of both metals in both free corrosion and galvanic corrosion were investigated. The trends of open circuit potential (OCP) of each metal and galvanic potential (Eg) of the couple were also determined. The results showed that Cu was cathodic relative to Ni-Cr alloy in galvanic couple and the corrosion potential of the couple (Ni- Cr alloy /Cu) was between the values of the two single components because the OCP of copper shifted to positive with the increase in velocity. Under stagnant conditions initially the galvanic current was more negative then shifted to the positive with time. The corrosion of Ni-Cr alloy decreased with time because the passivation layer was formed on the surface. Under flow conditions, the galvanic current sharply shifted to the negative direction (increase galvanic current from Ni-Cr alloy (anode) to Cu (cathode) during the first few minutes.


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Investigation on Influence of Ultrasonic Impact Treatment (UIT) on Fatigue Life for Aluminium Alloy 2017-T4
التحقق من تاتیر المعالجة بالموجات فوق الصوتیة (UIT) على عمر الكلال لسبیكة الالمنیوم T4 - 2017

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Improving fatigue life is one of the most important issues in mechanical design; an investigation has been conducted on Al 2017-T4. Group of samples have been machined and prepared, some of specimens have been treated using the ultrasonic impact treatment (UIT) with one line peening. The fatigue tests were carried out under constant and variable amplitude (R=-1) at ambient temperature, in order to find out the fatigue life S-N curve and strength after treatment. It has been found significant increasing in strength after it was treated by (UIT). The fatigue strength is improved after treatment up to 4.16% at 107 cycles, enhancement are present with 24% and 18.78% for the cumulative fatigue lives low-high and high–low respectively. These results also show a strong tendency of increasing of fatigue strength after application of (UIT) with increase in mechanical properties of material used.


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Effects of Irradiation by UV- Acceleration on Mechanical Properties of Polymer Blends (Polyester: Starch)

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This work covers mixing of unsaturated polyester (un- polyester) with starch powders as polymer blends and study the effects of irradiation by UV-acceleration on mechanical properties of its. The unsaturated polyester was mixing by starch powders at particle size less than (45 μm) at selected weight fraction of (0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3%). These properties involve ultimate tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, elongation percentage, flexural modulus, flexural strength, fracture toughness, impact strength and hardness. The results illustrate decrease in the ultimate tensile strength at and elongation percentage, while increasing modulus of elasticity, with increasing the weight ratio of starch powder to 3 % weight fraction, whereas the maximum value of hardness and flexural, impact properties happened at 1 % weight fraction for types of polymer blends.


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Free Vibration Analysis of Rotating Clamped-Clamped Multi-Layered Cylindrical Shells Containing Functionally Graded Middle Layer
تحلیل الاھتزاز الحر لأسطوانة دوارة متعددة الطبقات تحتوي على طبقة وسطى متدرجة الوظائف

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The free vibration analysis of rotating multi-layered cylindrical shell is investigated based on the first order shear deformation theory (FSDT) of shell. Cylindrical shell consists of three layers; outer and inner layers are isotropic material and the middle layer is a functionally graded material (FGM). The material properties for middle layer are assumed to be graded in the thickness direction. Based on Hamilton’s principle, the equilibrium equations and the equations of motion are derived and then solved by using the differential quadrature method (DQM) as a numerical tool. MATLAB software was adopted for programming the equations and the related boundary condition. The effect of (FGM) layer thickness, angular speed, index power law, circumferential wave number on the natural frequency of the clamped-clamped rotating cylindrical shell were examined. The numerical results showed that a reasonable agreement between the present study and analytical data available in the literature.

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Improving Strengths of Porcelanite Aggregate Concrete by Adding Chopped Carbon Fibers
تحسین مقاومات خرسانة االبورسیلانایت الخفیفة الوزن باستخدام الیاف الكاربون

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In this work chopped carbon fibers are used to improve tensile strength of Porcelanite lightweight aggregate concrete. Silica fume was added in order to improve the mixes compressive strength. Silica fume increase water demand and using fibers reduce workability, to improve workability and decrease water demand high rang super plasticizers are used. The results showed that compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, modulus of elasticity of carbon fibers Porcelanite lightweight aggregate concrete increase with increasing of carbon fiber up to 2% compared to reference Porcelanite lightweight aggregate concrete without fibers. The percentages of increasing were 14.40%, 68.00%, and 10.66% for compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, and modulus of elasticity, respectively. Flexural Strength continues in increase with increase of fibers. The dry unite weight of mixes with chopped fiber decrease with increase of fiber percentage. Besides the chopped carbon improved the ductility of Porcelanite lightweight aggregate concrete and that clear from stress-strain relationship.

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