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    Tolerance Analysis of Rotating Mechanical Systems in Presence of Dimensional and Geometrical Errors

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Fallahzadeh, Hamed (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Because of increasing demands for using of rotating systems in high accuracy and high speed applications, in addition of specific condition of rotating systems, it is necessary to analysis these rotating systems characteristics. In addition to the dimensional and geometrical errors of mechanical system parts and assembly errors, manufacturing quality directly depends on Non Repetitive Run-Out (NRRO) errors; so the results of NRRO errors as an ultra-precision characteristic should be studied in required outputs. In this paper by analyzing dimensional and geometrical tolerances as tolerance zone, the variations of system outputs because of tolerances is calculated in both static and dynamic... 

    Selection of the Optimal Orientation of Parts in Rapid Prototyping Processes

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Amir Hossein Golmohammadi (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as Rapid prototyping or D printing, is a new technology for the manufacturing of the physical parts through an additive manner. In the AM process, the orientation pattern of the part is one of the most important factors that significantly affects the product properties such as the build time, the surface roughness, the mechanical strength, the wrinkling, and the amount of support material. The build time and the surface roughness are the more imperative criteria than others that can be considered to find the optimum orientation of parts. In this research, Two method is used to optimize part build orientation (PBO). In the first method a new combined... 

    Robust Design Optimization for Fatigue Life with Geometric and Material Uncertainties of Mechanical Parts Under Random Loading Based on Maximizing Fatigue Life and Minimizing Uncertainty in Fatigue Llife Prediction

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Esfahani, Saeed (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Fatigue life prediction of a mechanical part is one of issues which a group of engineers are engaged with it and always they try to design the parts with the maximum of lifetime. Although many researches have been done in this field but yet we can see that predicted life are different from that happens in the reality because there are some uncertainties in the phenomena. Our effort in this project is creating an algorithm design so that the parts are designed by it, have the maximum fatigue life and the minimum uncertainty in prediction. In this project we have considered geometrical, material and random loading uncertainties as error resources. Older methods those are presented in this... 

    Optimal Design of Tolerances in the Non-rigid Assemblies under the Thermal Impact

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Hemati Nik, Javad (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Tolerance allocation in the recent mechanical assembly is significant because it straightly affects product performance and cost. Loose tolerances may cause the quality defect while tight tolerances can increase the cost. Thermal effects and the temperature gradients are one of the factors that caused changes in the size and geometry of the components during the performance of mechanical assemblies. This thesis proposes a new approach for tolerance design considering the thermal effects, to achieve lower manufacturing cost and good product quality. Finite element analysis is used to determine the deformation of components in an assembly. The neural network is trained using experimental... 

    Laser-Based Inspection of Internal Geometry of Industrial Pipes in Pigging Procedure

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Hadavand, Majid (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Along with improvement of technology and need for access to energy resources, existence of pipelines such as gas, oil and water pipes is vital for our lives. These pipes will be eroded and damaged over time. With the prediction of the defects and tracking of pipeline paths, the probability of sudden damages is greatly reduced. In this research, at first various non-destructive methods of monitoring the pipelines are investigated and it is shown that the laser method is the most comprehensive and non-destructive inspection method and then the background of the chosen method is examined. Also, the hardware aspect of the system and the proper layout of the laser sensors are determined on the... 

    A new Approach in Reliability Based Robust Optimization

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Sharafi, Mohammad Hossein (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    A mechanical system inherently affected by the conditions, factors and parameters of uncertainty. Without including the uncertainty effects in the optimal design procedure, the mechanical system will not be reliable. To include uncertainty effects in an optimum design, there are two different approaches; the robust design optimization and the reliability based design optimization. In robust design optimization process, the main aim is to enhance the system performance by minimizing the variations. In reliability based design optimization process, the target is that the optimal design variables to be in appropriate reliably levels. In this paper, a new model for the reliability based robust... 

    Optimization of Resonator’s Acoustic Performance in the Muffler Set

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Asadi, Alireza (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Noise pollution is one of the major issues in automative industry. Many of these noises are caused by the internal combustion engine. Using reactive mufflers in the car's exhaust path can effectively reduce this annoying noises. Imposed pressure drop caused by installation this mufflers must be within an acceptable range for the car engine. Resonators, despite having a much lower pressure drop than other components of the exhaust system, can be used to cover the weaknesses of the muffler in the acoustic performance of the noise reduction set. One of the most common methods for designing a resonator is to use perforated plates. In this study the effect of various geometric parameters of a... 

    A Path Planning Method Based on Basic RRT* Algorithm and Cagd-Based Curves Ffor Non-Holonomic Wheeled Mobile Robots

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Eshtehardian, Ali (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Throughout recent decades, one of the most important and challenging problems in robotics has been robot's path planning. Path planning means a robot must find its way from start to the goal point and track it without any collision to the obstacles. For this aim during the recent decades a wide variety of algorithms such as A*, Dijkstra and … have been proposed that some of which generate an optimal path as their output while others tend to create only a path regardless of its optimality. One of the most practical path planning methods is RRT algorithm which is executable in real-world applications, and by generating some nodes randomly then creating a tree-based graph, thereby outputting a... 

    Robust Orientation Estimation Using Imu and Online Machine Learning Based Calibration in the Presence of Distortions

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Golmohammad, Sadjad (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    In this project an optimized and robust orientation estimation method using IMU and magnetic sensors is presented. Magnetic distortion effects in orientation estimation is also one of the main purposes. Proposed sensor fusion algorithm is based on a complementary filter which provides a quaternion estimation as the algebraic solution of a system from inertial/magnetic observations. To develop the basic sensor fusion algorithm some procedures including a simple calculation to deal better with non-gravitational accelerations, decrease the effect of magnetometer in the presence of distortions and online gyroscope bias estimation is added. Also, a method for classification the different types of... 

    Optimal Process Planning for Automated Robotic Assembly of Mechanical Assembles based on Reinforcement Learning Method

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Raisi, Mehran (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Nowadays, the assembly process is planned by an expert and requires knowledge and it is time-consuming. The flexibility and optimality of the assembly plan depend on the knowledge and creativity of the expert, and therefore expertise is an important parameter in developing the assembly plan. Therefore, the use of intelligent methods to plan the assembly process has been considered by many researchers. . The reinforcing learning approach has the potential to solve complex problems due to the use of experience gained from interacting with the environment and Has been successfully implemented in controlling many robotic tasks. However, due to the inherent complexity of the assembly, as well as... 

    Design and Optimization of Gears Using Lattice Structure for Additive Manufacturing

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Pourrokni Salehan, Sepehr (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Gears are a major component of many transmission systems. nowadays, improving the operating conditions and reducing the weight of the gears is one of the most needed issues in the industry. This dissertation aims to find the optimal structure of gear under different load cases and reduce its weight optimally. In this regard, topology optimization is used to develop the gear structure.In this research, two areas of bio-inspired design and additive manufacturing are used to achieve goals. These two areas can make good use of each other's potentials and achieve results that were not previously possible with traditional methods of design and manufacturing. First, an introduction and history of... 

    Robotic Arm Manipulation Learning from Demonstration based on Reinforcement Learning

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Noohian, Amir Hossein (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    The field of learning from demonstration is the field in which researchers seek to create methods by which a robot can learn and reproduce a skill simply by using the demonstration of the skill. One of the main drawbacks of learning from demonstration methods is their inability to improve the learned skills. To answer this question, the reinforcement learning method can be used. The reinforcement learning approach has the potential to improve the initial skill due to the use of the experience of interacting with the environment. In this project, the dynamic movement primitives algorithm is considered as the learning from demonstration method. The research approach is that first, the dynamic... 

    Process Capability Analysis of Additive Manufacturing Process through Predictive Model of Dimensional and Geometric Errors based on Machine Learning

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Abdolahi, Alireza (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Additive manufacturing (AM)has gained extensive industrial and research attention in recent years. Reducing manufacturing waste, lead-time and costs and the ability to build surfaces and parts with complex shapes, assemblies all at once or parts with internal features are some benefits of AM. However, complex error generation mechanisms underlying AM digital physical chains are likely to result in geometrical inaccuracies of the final product, thus posing significant challenges to design and tolerancing for AM. Therefore, predictive modeling of shape deviations is critical for AM. With increasing volumes and varieties of data, machine learning has gained extraordinary popularity due to its... 

    A Framework for the Optimal and Robust Tolerance Design of Compressor Blades Under Functional Uncertainties”

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Mirhosseini, Darya (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Improving the performance of compressors plays a key role in saving energy in industries. The presence of aleatory and epistemic uncertainties, such as dimensional, geometrical and environmental uncertainties, causes the tolerances that are within the allowed ranges in normal assembly conditions to violate the assembly requirements in operational conditions and cause a drop in compressor efficiency. In order to reach the dimensional and geometrical tolerances of the components of a compressor, especially in the design of the rotor and stator blades, that guarantees the optimal and stable performance while not increasi the production costs, there is a need for an optimal and robust tolerance... 

    Automation of Vision Measurement Machine to Develop Parts Profile Dimensional Measurement Algorithm based on Machine Vision and Image Processing Technique Algorithms

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Hosseini, Arian (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Automated dimensional inspection is commonly expensive because of the requirement for high-precision measurement devices. To perform a precision measurement, the technician must be highly skilled and fully understands the operation of the equipment. Moreover, automation of the mentioned process to reduce dimensional measurement time is a complicated task due to restrictions of precise equipment such as CMM. With the expansion of the use of cameras in the industry, the measurement method with the help of machine vision systems is one of the cost-effective methods that can be achieved with the development of a suitable image processing algorithm to achieve acceptable accuracy compared to... 

    Safe Path Planning for Cooperative Mobile Robots Based on Deep Reinforcement Learning

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Kazemi Tameh, Ehsan (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Nowadays, with the remarkable development of the robotics industry, there is an increasing demand for mobile robots. Mobile robots can be deployed individually or in groups for various tasks such as autonomous warehouses, search and rescue operations, firefighting operations, and maintenance and repairs. It is evident that performing certain tasks, such as moving large and long objects or firefighting operations, is more efficient when robots are deployed cooperatively, and in some cases, these tasks cannot be accomplished by a single robot alone. Therefore, in recent years, the issue of path planning for cooperative robots has received significant attention. By cooperation, we mean that... 

    Topology optimization for manufacturability of Additive Manufacturing based on Deep Learning and Generative Adversarial Network

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Mohseni, Maedeh (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    In recent years, Additive Manufacturing has been extensively used by various industries. These manufacturing processes produce components in a layer-by-layer manner; therefore, they do not impose any geometric constrains to engineers and provide designers with the freedom to design components. Nowadays, one of the primary goals of all industries is to utilize as few raw materials as possible; this way they can deal with the shortage of raw materials and improve their efficiency. Consequently, they implement topology optimization algorithms to design and produce their components. However, topology optimization algorithms result in complicated geometries that can only be fabricated by AM.... 

    Topology Optimization to Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing Based on Constructive Solid Geometry and Machine Learning

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Lotfi, Mohaddeseh (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    The unique ability of additive manufacturing in manufacturing industrial parts with complex geometries has led to the development of topology optimization methods and their use for the optimal design of parts in various industries. However, considering the limitations of additive manufacturing methods in the optimal design of parts is usually a difficult process, and when making decisions, facing multiple conflicting design goals is often difficult and usually involves high computational cost. The main goal of this research is to provide a topology optimization method for generative design for additive manufacturing based on the concept of constructive solid geometry and using machine... 

    Multi Objective Topology Design based on Moving Morphable Component and Machine Learning

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ramezani, Mohammad Sajad (Author) ; Khodaygan, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Today, the additive manufacturing process is one of the most important manufacturing processes. In the additive manufacturing process, the mass of the parts is directly related to the printing duration, in addition to the costs of consumables. On the other hand, the use of lighter parts in industries, such as the aviation, is one of the important requirements of those industries, and topology optimization is needed to reduce the consumables and the mass of the parts. Also, since in the optimal design of engineering parts, more than one design objective is usually considered, the multi-objective optimization of topology is of great importance. The Moving Morphable Components is one of the new... 

    Effect of Superhydrophobic Materials Application on the Car Body to Reduce Drag

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Valizadeh, Mahsa (Author) ; Moosavi, Ali (Supervisor) ; Khodaygan, Saeed ($item.subfieldsMap.e)
    Abstract
    Considering the importance of environmental issues and the limitation of fuel supplies in the world, car issues have become one of the most important debates of the day. The methods used to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases are primarily aimed at changing vehicle structure to reduce drag. An external body shape has been developed to reduce drag forces over the years. Due to the existence of limitations in the actual conditions of the theory, such as the beauty and convenience production, other methods should be examined. In this study, the structure of superhydrophobic properties materials with the emphasis on innovation has been considered. In order to investigate...