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    Modeling and Vibration Analysis of Laminated Composite Beam with Magneto-Rheological Fluid Segments

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Naji, Jalil (Author) ; Behzad, Mehdi (Supervisor) ; Zabihollah, Abolghasem (Supervisor) ; Shamloo, Amir (Co-Advisor)
    Abstract
    Magnetorheological (MR) materials show variations in their rheological properties when subjected to varying magnetic fields. They have quick time response, in the order of milliseconds, and thus are potentially applicable to structures and devices when a tunable system response is required. When integrated with a structural system, they can produce higher variations in the dynamic response of the structure. In this thesis, vibration behavior of laminated-composite beam with MR Fluid is investigated.In most studies, shear strain across the thickness of MR layer has been considered as a constant value which does not precisely describe the actual shear strain field. Shear modulus of MR layer in... 

    Forecasting Science Hotspots Based on Keywords Network

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Moslemzadeh, Mustafa (Author) ; Hajsadeghi, Khosrow (Supervisor) ; Khosravi, Kaveh (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    When the keywords in academic articles are collected and accumulated to achieve a certain amount, they will display a network property. This property can help us to get the hotspot graph of science by using the keywords network, which is directly related to the subject of the paper. Also by analyzing this network, it is possible to forecast the future science hotspots.By analyzing keywords network from complex networks point of view, we are able to predict the future hotspots based on current trends, previous growth patterns that happened or with the power of different centrality measures like eigenvector etc. As an example, when a new keyword appears in a paper for the first time, a complex... 

    Detecting Communities in Multidimensional Networks based on Network Structural Properties

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Khavarinezhad, Nasim (Author) ; Khansari, Mohammad (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Complex network studies grow by the scientific community, thanks to the increasing availability of real-world network data. The importance of using analysis on this type of network algorithms and community structure is one of the most important problems in the field of complex networks. Community Detection in a multidimensional network is still under investigation in the research community. The aim of this research is to give an algorithm for community discovery. We have reviewed the basis for multidimensional network analysis and will present a solid repertoire of basic concepts and analytical measures, which take into account the general structure of multidimensional networks. Then, we... 

    Distributed Computation of Centrality Measures in Dynamic Complex Networks

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Sharifzadeh Kermani, Zahra (Author) ; Hematyar, Ali Mohammad Afshin (Supervisor) ; Kavousi, Kaveh (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Complex networks represent a wide diversity of systems in nature and human interactions. Networks are graphs that describe the structures of interacting systems and give significant information about the patterns of connections between the nodes in a particular system. In turn, having knowledge about the structure of networks and their arrangements enables one to make certain types of predictions about their behavior of network.Network methods have had profound influence in many domains and fields in the past decade. Centrality measures are very important tool for analysis complex networks, in real-world complex networks are heterogeneous structures, all their components such as nodes... 

    Detection of Central Nodes in Social Networks

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Mahyar, Hamid Reza (Author) ; Movaghar, Ali (Supervisor) ; Rabiee, Hamid Reza (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    In analyzing the structural organization of many real-world networks, identifying important nodes has been a fundamental problem. The network centrality concept deals with the assessment of the relative importance of network nodes based on specific criteria. Central nodes can play significant roles on the spread of influence and idea in social networks, the user activity in mobile phone networks, the contagion process in biological networks, and the bottlenecks in communication networks. High computational cost and the requirement of full knowledge about the network topology are the most significant obstacles for applying the general concept of network centrality to large real-world social... 

    Discovering Communities in Complex Networks by Distributed Edge Label Propagation Algorithm

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Shafaeipour, Zahra (Author) ; Hematyar, Ali Mohammad Afshin (Supervisor) ; Kavousi, Kaveh (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Network methods have had profound influence in many domains and fields in the past decade. Community structure is a very important property of complex networks, but the precise definition of a community remains an unresolved problem and Community detection in complex networks has recently attracted wide attention in several research areas such as social networks, communication networks, and biological systems. Complex network studies grow by the scientific community, thanks to the increasing accessibility of real-world network data. The emphasis of use analysis on the network algorithms and community structure is one of the most important problems in the field of complex network. Many... 

    Improving Robustness of Complex Net-works through Centrality Metrics Analysis

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Sayahi, Ali (Author) ; Ghorshi, Mohammad Ali (Supervisor) ; Kavousi, Kaveh (Co-Advisor)
    Abstract
    Complex Networks are everywhere, many complex systems can be represented as networks, such as the power grid, the road network, the airline network and the Protein-protein interaction network, delivery and distribution networks, and telephone networks. A fundamental issue concerning complex networks is the robustness of the overall system to the failure of its constituent parts. The robustness of networks against failure, targeted attacks to individuals’ components, and the impact on the performance of the system has become an important issue for practical reasons in the last few years. The failures attacks or errors on networks are not limited to the deletion of vertex, for common... 

    Complex Network Model for Improving E-Commerce Applications

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Movaghar, Ali (Author) ; Ghorshi, Mohammad Ali (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Nowadays financial and business jobs without new technologies and new methods to manage are not that much useful. Managers are searching for all new methods in different areas for improving their profit, quality of services or increasing number of their customers. Because of this, they would check some ways to prove their issues. But the point is that they should have a great view about their products, customers and generally their own shop. One of the perfect methods to present the form and relation between their favorite factors is complex network. With complex network they can have perfect sight about their system. Also, with some remarkable and noticeable ways they can categorize their... 

    A Symmetric Kernel Matrix for Community Detection in Directed Complex Networks

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Firouzi, Hamid Reza (Author) ; Roosta Azad, Reza (Supervisor) ; Zarei, Mina (Co-Advisor)
    Abstract
    Complex directed networks are widely used in representing, modeling and summarizing various homo and heterogeneous real networks such as protein-protein interactions, social and twitting networks, brain connectomes, chipsets mapping and marketing. While working on undirected networks in the hope for detecting communities or any other static and dynamic structures, has been on agenda of many physician and computer scientists, dealing with directed ones seems more challengeable for quick advances. Availability of theoretical basis especially symmetric adjacency matrix recommends modeling with undirected graphs but we believe that directed graphs are more general and practical to model real... 

    A New Immunization Algorithm Based on Spectral Properties for Complex Networks

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Zahedi, Ramin (Author) ; Khansari, Mohammd (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Vaccination is one of the ways of disease control and prevention, which not only protect individuals against the disease, but also reduce the disease spread rate. Mass vaccination of individuals is not always possible due to the high cost and limitation of immunization resources. Therefore, researchers are always seeking solutions to find the persons that their immunization may have a greater impact in reduction of disease spread rate. The advent of network epidemic models and the possibility of removal the secured nodes in those models, showed that this problem is equivalent to finding a limited set of individuals that their removal will eliminate or minimize the number of people at risk of... 

    The Analysis of the Structural Features of Complex Networks According to Their Types

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ghorbani, Nazila (Author) ; Habibi, Jafar (Supervisor) ; Hemmatyar, Mohammad Afshin (Co-Advisor)
    Abstract
    Nowadays, the world is based on the interaction between individuals, groups and different systems. The actual networks that have a complex structure and behavior are called complex networks. Complex networks are one of the new knowledge that studies the connections. The complex systems represented as graph, with non-trivial topological features—features that do not occur in simple networks.With the vast development of computer networks, complex networks appear in different categories such as social networks, citation networks, collaboration networks and communication networks. Data mining is the process of exploring hidden knowledge in data bases and it has applications in complex networks.... 

    Finding Influential Nodes in Complex Networks

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Barazandeh Shirvan, Amin (Author) ; Jalili, Mahdi (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    The modern science of networks helps us to have a better understanding of complex systems. Networked systems can be found everywhere and many systems can be represented by a complex network. A networked structure consists of a number of nodes and links connecting to them. Networks’ ability in information propagation is one of their amazing features that have attracted lots of scholars to work on. It has potential applications in many fields ranging from marketing to biology, epidemiology and sociology. Information propagation studies how information such as computer viruses, contagion, rumor, or new product’s interest propagates over a network. Percolation theory and various epidemic models... 

    A Prevention Strategy Against Rumor Spreading in Complex Networks

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Sadati, Hoda (Author) ; Khansari, Mohammad (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Complex networks have recently become a very noticeable subject because of their remarkable theory on real networks such as rumor spreading. This thesis contributes to a prevention strategy which uses a maximal clique algorithm to find overlapping communities and also uses inverse targeting immunization strategy to immune these communities. By the using maximal clique algorithm combined with inverse targeting strategy we have achieved that the TIK method (targeted immunization using k-clique percolation) obtains 10% of better immunization than HD (highest degree) method which is one of the best methods in targeted immunization strategies. The TIK also demonstrates that rumor spreading is... 

    A Complex Network Model for Peer-to-Peer Streaming Networks

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Kaveh, Amin (Author) ; Akbari, Behzad (Supervisor) ; Rabiee, Hamid Reza (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Complex networks science have become the major method in the modeling of topological features of networks and graphs. Although file sharing Peer-to-Peer systems can be modeled by networks with un-weighted nodes and links, using these networks for Peer-to-Peer streaming systems have not led to a suitable model.In this research, we aim to model Peer-to-Peer streaming networks with weighted nodes and weighted links so that present the performance of nodes and the amount of streaming that is transmitted between nodes respectively. Due to lack of information about upload bandwidth distribution in networks we assume this distribution as uniform. Because of dynamics of network, this distribution... 

    A System Dynamic Simulation Approach to Investigate Economic And Environment Factors Based on VUCA framework: A Case Study in Petrochemical Industry

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Monfaredi Jafarbagi, Aoun (Author) ; Hassannayebi, Erfan (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    To maintain adaptability, businesses should anticipate changes in their environment. The commonly employed forecasting method within corporate circles is the bottom-up approach, which relies on historical data for projecting future trends. However, research suggests that this approach often falls short of accurately reflecting real-world events. This has led to the adoption of dynamic systems modeling, a technique grounded in the assumption of stable conditions. This method effectively replicates the system's current state, thereby assisting in predicting future behaviors over a longer timeframe. The dynamic systems modeling approach was employed in this study, underscoring the imperative... 

    Boron Isotope Separation by Distillation of BF3-(C2H5)2O Complex

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology montazeri, Meysam (Author) ; Otukesh, Mohammad (Supervisor) ; Ahmadi, Javad (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Natural boron consists of two stable isotopes, mass 10 (19.3%) and mass 11 (80.7%). 10B isotope has a large thermal neutron capture cross-section and it therefore, used widely in such aspects as modern industry, military equipment, medical science and so on. specially the demand of atomic energy industry for the boron isotope is increased severely. So the separation of 10B from natural boron has received very wide attention at present. There are many kinds of methods on the boron isotopes separation, such as chemical exchange reaction and distillation in boron trifluoride method, ion exchange in boric acid solution method, counter current recycle membrane cascades in boron trifluoride... 

    Developing Hybrid Das-Sr Method for Structural Health Monitoring Using Guided Lamb Waves and Sparse Array of Pzt Transducers with Experimental Validation

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Nokhbatolfoghahai, Ali (Author) ; Mohammad Navazi, Hossein (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    The main purpose of this dissertation is to investigate and improve the efficiency of Sparse Reconstruction method for structural health monitoring application in order to solve the challenges including; finding multiple simultaneous damages, damage detection and location in anisotropic structures and real engineering complex structures. The main approach of this research is based on presenting theoretical concepts and developing practical methods based on the presented concepts, as well as evaluating and implementing the developed methods using numerical simulations and experimental tests. In this work, the finite element method is used for numerical simulation. In the experimental test,... 

    Three Dimensional Flight Control Design for an Aero-Elastic Flapping Vehicle

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Babaoghli, Fatemeh (Author) ; Pourtakdoust, Hossein (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    This thesis is focused on development, modeling and simulation of a complete 6DOF elastic flapping air vehicle (FAV). In this respect the aerodynamic modeling is performed using a recent experimentally validated generalized modified strip theory (GMST) that considers the unsteady effect of wake and leading edge vortices via the Theodorsen function and Polhamus analogy respectively. The FAV wing structure is modeled using an elastic plate whose dynamic behavior is determined via a modal approach that is also verified with experimentation. The resulting novel integrated aerodynamic and structure (IAS) equations of motion are simulated for case study of FAV flight. Subsequently, since the IAS... 

    Axiomatic Design Science: Application in reducing Design Complexities of Special Structures

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Fazli, Noroddin (Author) ; Abedian, Ali (Supervisor) ; Malaek, Mohammad Bagher (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    This research aims to study fundamentals of design as a science for possible use in special structures. Special structures are referred to those structures that designers’ knowledge for which are insufficient. Designs of such structures are complex in the sense that we lack all necessary elements of design matrix; as well as proper steps to reach the unknowns. Introducing appropriate design strategy for such structures; we show how a design could be developed without specific needs for trial and errors. In this work, various design methodologies and especially “Axiomatic Design” have been examined. In addition, functional requirement and associated design parameters for structural design are... 

    A Complexity-Based Model for Cost Estimation of Jet UAVs

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Haji Jafari, Mohammad (Author) ; Banazadeh, Afshin (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Cost Estimation plays an essential and role in UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) Projects. By increasing the complexity of new unmanned systems, the importance of this task augments. Additionally, up to now, a comprehensive approach has not been adopted internationally. But in parallel a number of international companies and organizations has developed specific methods by themselves; confined to their corporate.
    This project pursues developing a complexity-based model for cost estimation of unmanned aerial vehicles, especially Jet UAVs. However, it’s anticipated that this model may be utilized for all kind of systems, but it seems that jet UAVs use it with a better and more reliable...