Journal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers - Series C (J CHIN SOC MECH ENG)

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    ABSTRACT: Taking atomic force microscopic (AFM) diamond probe as a tool, this paper conducts experiments and analysis of nanocutting of V-shaped groove on the surface of single-crystal silicon (Si) substrate, and innovatively proposes using the concept of specific down force energy (SDFE) of different axles to develop a theoretical model for calculating cutting force and down force for nanocutting of V-shaped groove on single-crystal Si substrate. This paper firstly conducts an experiment of nanoscale cutting of V-shaped groove by AFM probe under the fixed down force. Then it can obtain the SDFE value for nanocutting of single-crystal Si. According to the SDFE theoretical equations of different axles as well as the known cutting depth for nanocutting of single-crystal Si and the shape and size of the cutting tool of probe, this paper calculates the down force and cutting force for nanocutting of V-shaped groove on single-crystal Si workpiece. This paper compares the calculated values of down force and cutting force by using SDFE theoretical equations with the down force and cutting force obtained from simulation using the simulation model of three-dimensional quasi-steady molecular statics nanocutting, and then verifies that the SDFE theoretical equation of different axles proposed by this paper can calculate the cutting force and down force for nanocutting of V-shaped groove on single-crystal Si.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers - Series C
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    ABSTRACT: This paper describes and compares two integrated dynamic controller systems (IDCs), developed to stabilize lateral dynamics and maintain steerability. The IDCs in question make use of a brake system, and front steering system. IDCB independently controls the brake systems of all four wheels, while IDCF controls the rear wheel brake systems and the front wheel steering system. A fuzzy logic control method and a sliding mode control method were employed to design the two systems. In addition, an AFS fuzzy logic controller is also developed to compare the response. The performance of the IDCs and AFS was tested under a variety of road and driving conditions. The results show that IDCB and IDCF tracked the reference yaw rate and reduced the body side slip angle under all tested conditions. These results indicate that IDCB and IDCF enhanced lateral stability and preserved steerability regardless of the brake input from a driver.
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    ABSTRACT: Aiming at the inconvenience of energy supplying for microelectronic devices, a micro piezoelectric electric generating device working based on surrounding vibrations was designed in this paper. As the device may harvest a biggest energy when it is resonating with the surrounding vibrations, its resonance frequency was designed adjustable with the span of piezoelectric vibrators. What is more, the harvesting performance of the micro generating device was investigated by theoretical modeling and finite element analyzing methods. It is found that the resonance frequency rises with the span increasing and the variation can be 500Hz or more. The output voltage depends on the structure parameters of the piezoelectric vibrators. By contrast, it rises with the increasing of vibrator's length while decreases with the increasing of metal substrate's thickness and the linearity between them are all well. However, it rises first then falls with the increasing of both the vibrator's width and the piezoelectric ceramic piece's thickness. The optimal interval values of the width and the thickness are 4 similar to 5mm and 0.4 similar to 0.5mm, respectively. The theoretical calculations have similar variation trends with the finite element simulations. However, there are some differences between them as the joint points are not included when calculating the equivalent mass which should be noticed in actual applications. It is believed that this work may provide an effective technological way for energy supplying of low energy microelectronic products such as wireless sensor network nodes and so on.
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    ABSTRACT: The biodiesel production technics was optimized based on the orthogonal test and neural network theory, parameters such as alcohol-oil ratio, catalyst concentration were used as the input parameters, and the biodiesel yield was used as the output parameters. Having completed the 1000-hours reliability test of a diesel engine fueled with BD5 biodiesel. Having measured the engine parameters, such as fuel consumption, lubricant oil consumption, power, torque, piston leakage volume, and exhaust temperature before and after the reliability test. Having analyzed the lubricants chromatographic and the durability of main engine parts. We can see that the best production parameters were, alcohol-oil ratio (6:1), catalyst concentration (1.0%), reaction temperature (40 degrees C), reaction time (60min). the neural network model can predict the yield very exactly. The diesel engine could burn biodiesel fuel for long-term without problems and the specific fuel consumption and oil consumption increases slightly after the reliability test. The power, torque and exhaust temperature decreases at different degrees, but the piston leakage volume increases. The engine lubricating oil contains unsaturated fatty acid methyl ester and arouses lubricants metamorphism. Some carbon depositions exist in the fuel injector, the valve and the piston. Small scratches could be found in the piston skirt and piston ring as a result of normal attrition. These changes were the same under the situation when diesel engine burning with diesel fuel.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper uses a meshless radial point interpolation method to characterize the dynamics of a thin graphene micro plate system. Mesh less radial point interpolation method possesses great flexibility on handling essential boundary conditions and physical parameters. System governing equations are derived first based upon a nonlocal elasticity theory. After establishing stiffness and mass matrices, dynamics of the system are characterized. System dynamics are then enhanced by introducing additional physical characters. In the study, five different numerical examples are presented to illustrate the proposed new approach including (1) characterization and comparative studies of the graphene plate, (2) associated nanoscale vibrational analysis, (3) strength enhancement for design analysis, (4) critical pull-in voltage for various micro actuators, and (5) characters of elastic media for various pull-in voltages. The results of the above studies are shown to be robust and satisfactory as compared to those obtained by using finite element methods. This indicates that the approach presented in this paper is feasible and accurate for use in modeling graphene micro plate systems.
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    ABSTRACT: Based on gearing theory, the curvature analysis model for an innovative modified spur gear with crowned teeth is developed. Applying the model, the analytical solutions of design-parameter-ranges for avoiding undercutting of the gear are proposed. They should be helpful on designing the innovative modified spur gear without undercutting. Computer programs are developed based on the models, and numerical examples are given to verify the proposed models and to demonstrate gear characteristics.
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    ABSTRACT: Dental implants (DIs) were extensively utilized on edentulous patients for recovering the chewing functions. The fatigue life of DIs was definitely specified to ensure the expected lifespan as well as the quality. This paper proposed the methods of reliability life estimation for DIs. The life estimation models are developed including constant amplitude and random loadings. The geometry models of the DIs were constructed for performing stress analysis by finite element methods. The tested steps and the specifications of DIs were reported for fulfilling dynamic testing and collecting the experimental data. The life estimation models are formulated in cooperation with linear regression methods. Four types of probabilistic distributions are used to calculate the probabilistic lives of DIs based on the characteristic parameters of the life distributions. The evaluated errors are compared to formulate the trend lines of the characteristic parameters changing. The studied results show that the direct linear estimation is an efficient approach to predict the fatigue lives as well as the lognormal function is more suitable for the probabilistic lives, especially at the low cyclic loadings.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper proposes a sliding mode control to track the maximum power point of fuel cell power systems using a DC-DC boost converter. The maximum is achieved when the objective function defined as dP/dI = 0 is satisfied. Different to the other approaches, no desired reference voltage/current is required using the proposed method, and the issue of stability is also addressed. The results of the experiment demonstrate the effectiveness and robustness of the fuel cell power management system in various operating environments based on the duty manipulation of a converter.
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    ABSTRACT: LPG tank under jet fire will cause explosion accident, it is important to study the thermodynamic coupled rules of the gas and liquid phase in LPG tank. Firstly, relating researches are summarized. Secondly, the temperature-pressure coupled model of gas phase and liquid LPG is established based on equation of state, VOF model, and Governing equation of incompressible turbulent. Thirdly, the Shannon wavelet finite element is constructed. Then the convergence criteria and choice of time step are discussed. Finally, thermodynamic coupled simulation analysis of the LPG tank under jet fire is carried out based on ANSYS software, Shannon wavelet finite element method, and test respectively, and the temperature and pressure changing rules of LPG in tank are obtained, the temperature-pressure coupled mechanism is obtained. Results show that the Shannon wavelet finite element method has higher computing precision and efficiency.
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    ABSTRACT: In order to effectively recognize the rotating machine fault, a new method is proposed. Firstly, the gathered vibration signals are decomposed by the empirical mode decomposition (EMD), the corresponding intrinsic mode functions (IMF) are got. Then, Shannon entropy of the IMFs is used as the original features. But the extracted features have the problems of high dimension and redundancy serious. So, the KPCA is introduced to extract the characteristic features. The characteristic features are inputted to the BPNN-KNN model to train and construct the fault diagnosis model, the rotating machine fault condition identification is realized. The running states of a normal inner race and several inner races with different degree of fault were recognized, the results validate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Journal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers - Series C
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    ABSTRACT: Here we investigate how inevitable heating of a solar cell, resulting from its nonuniformly distributed surface irradiance, affects the overall photovoltaic conversion efficiency of a high-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) module utilizing the solar cell. To that end, a thin infinite plate is considered to model the PV backsheet, At the center of the backsheet, a circular spot modeling the solar cell is subjected to an axisymmetrically distributed surface irradiance. Assuming also a linear temperature dependence of the local photovoltaic conversion efficiency of the solar cell, i.e., a constant "temperature coefficient" of the conversion efficiency, we calculate the steady-state temperature distribution on the cell-and-backsheet module analytically. The overall (or, spatially averaged) photovoltaic conversion efficiency of the cell then is evaluated. Through a systematic and realistic parameter study for a two-zone cell-surface irradiance dustribution, it is demonstrated that cell-surface irradiance nonuniformity tends to decrease the overall module conversion efficiency. But with sufficient cooling and a small temperature coefficient of the cell conversion efficiency, the module conversion efficiency can be brought closer to the ideal value. The analytic methodology and results presented here are expected to be useful for HCPV system engineers to optimize their module design.
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    ABSTRACT: A novel type of mine roofbolter driven by non-circular planetary gear hydraulic motor was developed in this paper, whose static and dynamic characteristics were investigated by methods of theoretical analysis and experimental research. Firstly, a mathematical model was established to describe the static and dynamic characteristics of the hydraulic roofbolter based on some reasonable hypothesis. The characteristics of speed-flux under rated load, speed-load under normal operating conditions, as well as the dynamic response of output rotate speed on step input flux and step input load were subsquently studied, respectively. Secondly, the characteristic parameters of the mathematical model were ascertained by experiment and the experimental curves describing the static and dynamic characteristics were gained. Finally, the mathematical model was simulated by MATLAB and the simulations were compared with the expriments. It is shown that the simulation results keep good concordance with the experimental curves, which indicates that the novel roofbolter has some advantages: favarable linear relationships between speed and flux, high loading capacity and fast response performance. It is proved that the roofbolter driven by non-circular planetary gear hydraulic motor can satisfy the volume, weight and performance requirements for a roofbolter to work in underground mines. Therefore, it is believed that this paper can provide some scientifical and technological basis for the design and application of novel roofbolters.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper aims to present a systematic approach to improve the design of an on-road bicycle frame which undergoes drop-mass impact test simulation. Performance measure of the frame is maximum permanent displacement (MPD) along the longitudinal direction of the frame, according to EN-14781 bicycle testing standard. The behavior of the frame impacted by a dropping mass is predicted by explicit dynamic finite element analysis. The innovative and integrated procedures composed uniform design of experiments, Kriging interpolation, genetic algorithm and Nelder-Mead simplex method are introduced in this study. Based on the numerical results obtained in this paper, MPD can be reduced by 11.7% after performing the uniform design of experiments and 13.3% after performing surrogate modeling and optimization. For the optimal design of frame, the most significant factor is TTT. Decreasing TTT is not beneficial for reducing MPD.
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    ABSTRACT: The paper contains an experimental study of micro-cutting intended to help the optimization of the grinding process of the silicon nitride ceramic Silinit R (Si3N4 - Al2O3 - AIN - TiN). The investigations were carried out to determine the normal and tangential cutting forces, the critical penetration depth and the specific grinding energy as a function of the grain penetration speed and depth. The micro-cutting process was performed with a single diamond cone-shaped grain (tip angle 120 [degrees] and tip radius 0.2 [min]) at varying depths of cut. The critical grain penetration depth separating ductile flow from brittle fracturing falls within the 6-8 [mu m] range. The specific grinding energy ranges from 135 - 180 [J/mm(3)] in ductile flow and from 60 80 [J/mm(3)] in brittle fracturing.
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    ABSTRACT: A program load spectrum compiling method for automotive components was introduced with swing arm as example. Based on low loading strengthening property, a spectrum compiling method considering the strengthening effective loads is put forward, which overcomes the deficiency of the traditional methods, in which only the damage effect of low amplitude loads is considered. By transferring the strengthening loads to the most effective level, the bench tests show that the total cycling blocks decline sharply under homemade specification. It proves that while deleting the useless loads during the spectrum compiling process, the strengthening loads' influence should be taken into account. Moreover, the real service condition of automotive parts by simulation can be faster and more real, and it is significant to predicate the failure mode of durability tests and to estimate service life of automotive parts more accurately.
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    ABSTRACT: This study analyzes the viscous fluid flow between the moving top and bottom plates with arrayed rectangle rods. The fluid velocity is described using Poisson equations, and calculated using the point-matching method. The result shows that when the plates move forward, the fluid moves in the same direction, and that the f Re value decreases as the plate velocity increases. However, when the plates move backward, a backflow occurs between the top and bottom plates, and the f Re value is higher at larger negative plate velocity. As well as the local fluid velocity, the mean fluid velocity and volume flow rate as influenced by the moving plates and arrayed rods are discussed.
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, a refined genetic algorithm (GA) was created for resolving the incorrect job assignment and diversity problems encountered when using traditional GAs to resolve scheduling problems in a distributed and flexible job-shop manufacturing environment. Several factors such as job routing and selection of jobs, machines, and manufacturing units, which all render encoding solutions into chromosomes of the GA increasingly difficult, should be considered when addressing the scheduling problems in this environment. The problem of incorrect assignment may occur when using traditional GA encoding methods. Therefore, a unique design for the evolution process is necessary; however, the diversity is often lost. To overcome this drawback, this paper proposes a simple and easy-to-use encoding operator in which a probability concept is integrated into a real-parameter encoding method. Two scenarios involving the distributed and flexible job-shop scheduling problems were tested, yielding satisfactory results; several verifications of the results revealed that they are robust. This study focused on optimizing the makespan for single-objective considerations; to simulate applications in an actual production environment, multiple objectives or multiple criteria will be further investigated to satisfy practical requirements.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Journal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers - Series C
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, an adaptive fuzzy sliding mode controller (AFSMC) to suppress the vibration of a magnetorheological (MR) mount is proposed. An MR mount is used for absorbing unwanted disturbances in the base by properly controlling the magnetic fields inside the mount. The current coils inside the MR mount can generate a magnetic field to control the damping ratio of this vibration attenuation system. However, the dynamic equation of an MR mount is highly nonlinear and difficult to identify exactly. To resolve this issue, we propose the use of an AFSMC. The capability of isolating the vibration of an MR mount was proved by experiments in which the developed AFSMC was used. The vibration-isolating performance of the AFSMC was shown to be superior to that of the well-known skyhook controller.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Journal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers - Series C