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    Formation mechanism of bead-chain-like ZnO nanostructures from oriented attachment of Zn/ZnO nanocomposites prepared via DC arc discharge in liquid

    , Article Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing ; Volume 72 , 2017 , Pages 128-133 ; 13698001 (ISSN) Ziashahabi, A ; Poursalehi, R ; Naseri, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Bead-chain-like ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) formed in colloidal solution from oriented attachment (OA) of spherical nanoparticles. Arc discharge in liquid is a cost-effective method for quick mass production of nanostructured materials without considerable environmental footprints. Applying voltage across two zinc rods as electrodes, which were immersed in water cause explosion of electrodes and plasma generation. Zn/ZnO nanocomposites produced by interaction of different active species in high-pressure and high-temperature plasma at the solid-liquid interface. Different sized nanoparticles with diameters of 26, 35, 40 and 60 nm at applied discharge currents of 150, 100, 50 and 20 A... 

    Advancement in numerical study of gas flow and heat transfer in microscale

    , Article Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer ; Volume 23, Issue 1 , 2009 , Pages 205-208 ; 08878722 (ISSN) Vakilipour, S ; Darbandi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    The gas flow and heat transfer in a long microscopic channel with inlet-to-outlet pressure ratio equal to 8000 is studied. The second-order slip velocity and temperature jump boundary conditions are used, which are derived using a gas-surface interface mechanisms. The inlet is discretized to 19 nodes and they are clustered near the wall, while the longitudinal dimension in discretized to 1500 divisions using a nonuniform grid distribution. The current velocity profiles are found to have a good agreement with high-order analytical solutions, indicating that the current velocity perform second-order accuracy. The pressure distributions are found to perform higher nonlinearity as the... 

    Thermal optimization of the continuous casting process using distributed parameter identification approach—controlling the curvature of solid-liquid interface

    , Article International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology ; Volume 94, Issue 1-4 , 2018 , Pages 1101-1118 ; 02683768 (ISSN) Tavakoli, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer London  2018
    Thermal optimization of the vertical continuous casting process is considered in the present study. The goal is to find the optimal distribution of the temperature and interfacial heat transfer coefficients corresponding to the primary and secondary cooling systems, in addition to the pulling speed, such that the solidification along the main axis of strand approaches to the unidirectional solidification mode. Unlike many thermal optimization of phase change problems in which the desirable (target) temperature, temperature gradient, or interface position are assumed to be a priori known, a desirable shape feature of the freezing interface (not its explicit position) is assumed to be known in... 

    Nanostructured particles for controlled polymer release in enhanced oil recovery

    , Article Energy Technology ; Volume 4, Issue 9 , 2016 , Pages 1035-1046 ; 21944288 (ISSN) Tamsilian, Y ; Ramazani S., A ; Shaban, M ; Ayatollahi, S ; de la Cal, J. C ; Sheng, J. J ; Tomovska, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Wiley-VCH Verlag  2016
    With the decline in oil discoveries over recent decades, it is believed that enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies will play a key role to meet energy demand in the coming years. Polymer flooding is used commonly worldwide as an EOR process. In this work, we propose the synthesis of protected polyacrylamide (PAM) nanoparticles (PPNs) with a hydrophobic polystyrene (PSt) shell by one-pot two-step inverse emulsion polymerization, in which the PSt shell was created by surface polymerization. The shell protects the active PAM chains from premature degradation caused by the harsh environment in the reservoirs, controls the release of the chains as rheological modifiers, and additionally, it... 

    Theoretical and experimental study of foam stability mechanism by nanoparticles: Interfacial, bulk, and porous media behavior

    , Article Journal of Molecular Liquids ; Volume 304 , 2020 Suleymani, M ; Ghotbi, C ; Ashoori, S ; Moghadasi, J ; Kharrat, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2020
    Foam flooding has been applied as a promising method in enhanced oil recovery to obviate the challenges of gas flooding such as fingering, channeling and overriding. However, long-term foam stability is crucial for mobility control. In this work, the effective mechanisms on foam stability in the presence of CaCO3 nanoparticles were assessed both theoretically and experimentally. The static and dynamic behaviors of cationic surfactant (HTAB) foam in the presence of CaCO3 nanoparticles with different hydrophobicity were evaluated. The CaCO3 nanoparticles were treated with a series of long-chain fatty acids to generate a range of wettability. Afterward, the underlying mechanisms were revealed... 

    Cosintering of powder injection molding parts made from ultrafine WC-Co and 316L stainless steel powders for fabrication of novel composite structures

    , Article Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science ; Volume 41, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 233-241 Simchi, A. (Abdolreza) ; Petzoldt, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract Sintering response and phase formation during sintering of WC-Co/316L stainless steel composites produced by assembling of powder injection molding (PIM) parts were studied. It is shown that during cosintering a significant mismatch strain (> 4 pct) is developed in the temperature range of 1080° C to 1350° C. This mismatch strain induces biaxial stresses at the interface, leading to interface delamination. Experimental results revealed that sintering at a heating rate of 20 K/min could be used to decrease the  

    Cosintering of powder injection molding parts made from ultrafine WC-Co and 316L stainless steel powders for fabrication of novel composite structures

    , Article Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science ; Volume 41, Issue 1 , 2010 , Pages 233-241 ; 10735623 (ISSN) Simchi, A ; Petzoldt, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    Sintering response and phase formation during sintering of WC-Co/316L stainless steel composites produced by assembling of powder injection molding (PIM) parts were studied. It is shown that during cosintering a significant mismatch strain (>4 pct) is developed in the temperature range of 1080 °C to 1350 °C. This mismatch strain induces biaxial stresses at the interface, leading to interface delamination. Experimental results revealed that sintering at a heating rate of 20 K/min could be used to decrease the mismatch strain to <2 pct. Meanwhile, WC is decomposed at the contact area and the diffusion of C and Co into the iron lattice results in the formation of a liquid and MC and M6C... 

    Densification and microstructural evolution during co-sintering of Ni-base superalloy powders

    , Article Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science ; Volume 37, Issue 8 , 2006 , Pages 2549-2557 ; 10735623 (ISSN) Simchi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    This work presents the effect of co-sintering on the densification and microstructural evolution in the two-layer stepwise graded composite of INCONEL 718 and INCONEL 625 superalloys. A pressureless co-sintering method in conjunction with a powder layering technique was used. The sintering was carried out in solid state and liquid phase in temperature ranging from 1260 °C through 1300 °C for 60 minutes in a low pressure of an argon atmosphere. Nonisothermal sintering behavior was also examined by dilatometric analysis. Similarly, the sintering response of the individual layers was characterized. The results reveal an enhanced densification rate during co-sintering of the composite layers.... 

    Analysis of structure-properties relationship in nitrile-butadiene rubber/phenolic resin/organoclay ternary nanocomposites using simple model system

    , Article Polymers for Advanced Technologies ; Volume 21, Issue 5 , April , 2010 , Pages 356-364 ; 10427147 (ISSN) Shojaei, A ; Faghihi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    The present study deals with the structure-property relationship of organoclay (OC) filled nanocomposites based on rubber blend comprising of nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) and phenolic resin (PH). To obtain a better insight into the characteristics of the NBR/PH/OC hybrid system, a simple model system consisting of NBR/OC nanocomposites is also taken into consideration. A series of NBR/OC and NBR/PH/OC nanocomposites containing a wide range of OC concentrations (2.5-30 phr) are prepared by using traditional open two-roll mill. Structural analysis performed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and transmission electron microscope (TEM) exhibits mixed exfoliated and... 

    Physico-mechanical properties and thermal stability of thermoset nanocomposites based on styrene-butadiene rubber/phenolic resin blend

    , Article Materials Science and Engineering A ; Volume 527, Issue 4-5 , 2010 , Pages 917-926 ; 09215093 (ISSN) Shojaei, A ; Faghihi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Effect of organoclay (OC) on the performance of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)/phenolic resin (PH) blend prepared by two-roll mill was investigated. The influence of OC content ranging between 2.5 and 30 phr on the performance of SBR/PH was investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), interfacial energy analysis, tensile, dynamic mechanical, swelling, cure rheometry and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). It was found that the OC is mainly localized in the SBR phase of SBR/PH blend through the kinetically favored mechanism relevant to rubber chains. The results also demonstrated the positive role of PH on the dispersion of OC. Both PH and OC showed... 

    On the formation of intermetallics during the furnace brazing of pure titanium to 304 stainless steel using Ag (30-50%)-Cu filler metals

    , Article Materials and Manufacturing Processes ; Volume 25, Issue 11 , 2010 , Pages 1333-1340 ; 10426914 (ISSN) Shafiei, A ; Abachi, P ; Dehghani, K ; Pourazarang, K ; Sharif University of Technology
    In the present work, the effect of brazing pa rameters on the properties of the brazed joint of pure titanium and 304 stainless steel (304SS) was investigated. Three different Ag-Cu filler metals were used, while the temperature and time of brazing were in the range of 800-950°C and 5-45 minutes, respectively. The microstructural observations show that, depending on the brazing conditions, different intermetallic phases such as CuTi2, CuTi, Cu3Ti4, and FeTi were formed at the phases interface. Based on the microstructural observations, a model was developed to characterize the formation of phases at the interfaces and brazed joint. The results show that, while some phases may form during the... 

    Comparison and validation of plug and boundary layer flow models of monolithic reactors: Catalytic partial oxidation of methane on Rh coated monoliths

    , Article International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering ; Volume 6 , 2008 ; 15426580 (ISSN) Sari, A ; Safekordi, A ; Farhadpour, F. A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Walter de Gruyter GmbH  2008
    Catalytic partial oxidation of methane in short residence time rhodium coated monolithic reactors offers an attractive route for syngas production. The plug flow and boundary layer flow approximations are considered as computationally efficient substitutes for the full Navier-Stokes model of the reactor while including detailed heterogeneous and homogeneous chemistry. The one dimensional plug flow model has trivial computational demands but only a limited range of application. The boundary layer model provides an excellent, computationally manageable substitute for the full Navier-Stokes model over a wide range of operating conditions. Using the 38-step elementary surface reaction mechanism... 

    Effect of magnesium addition on the wetting of alumina by aluminium

    , Article Applied Surface Science ; Volume 255, Issue 19 , 2009 , Pages 8202-8206 ; 01694332 (ISSN) Sangghaleh, A ; Halali, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this report the wetting behaviour between polycrystalline alumina substrates and molten aluminium doped with magnesium as a wetting agent has been studied using the sessile drop technique. The time required for equilibrium attainment is investigated. To explore the formation of possible phases at the interface, electron microscopic studies along with EDX analysis have been employed. It is found that magnesium reduces the time and temperature required for equilibrium in the Al/Al2O3 system. The Al-7 wt% Mg and Al-10 wt% Mg alloys can wet alumina at temperatures as low as 900 °C. It is also found that molten aluminium doped with magnesium can wet polycrystalline alumina at temperatures... 

    Computational simulation of marangoni convection under microgravity condition

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 16, Issue 6 B , 2009 , Pages 513-524 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Saidi, M. H ; Taeibi Rahni, M ; Asadi, B ; Ahmadi, G ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this work, the rising of a single bubble in a quiescent liquid under microgravity condition was simulated. In addition to general studies of microgravity effects, the initiation of hydrodynamic convection, solely due to the variations of interface curvature (surface tension force) and thus the generation of shearing forces at the interfaces, was also studied. Then, the variation of surface tension due to the temperature gradient (Marangoni convection), which can initiate the onset of convection even in the absence of buoyancy, was studied. The related unsteady incompressible full Navier-Stokes equations were solved using a finite difference method with a structured staggered grid. The... 

    Improved adhesion of NiTi wire to silicone matrix for smart composite medical applications

    , Article Materials and Design ; Volume 30, Issue 9 , 2009 , Pages 3667-3672 ; 02641275 (ISSN) Sadrnezhaad, Kh ; Hassanzadeh Nemati, N ; Bagheri, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Recent uses of intelligent composites in biomedical appliances aggrandize the necessity of bonding-strength improvement in NiTi/silicone matrix interface. SEM micrographs and pull-out tests are employed to determine the strength of the NiTi/silicone bonds in a flexible composite piece. Greater adhesion strengths are obtained due to the presence of thin oxide layer, surface roughness and frictional forces between the embedded-wires and the contacting phase. Effect of curing treatment on phase transformation temperatures of the wires is determined by electrical resistivity (ER) measurements. Results show that the curing treatment shifts the transition points of the wires towards higher... 

    Simplified model for polyurethane foaming in porous media

    , Article International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow ; Volume 27, Issue 1 , 2017 , Pages 142-155 ; 09615539 (ISSN) Sadrhosseini, H ; Bazkhane, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Emerald Group Publishing Ltd  2017
    Purpose - The purpose of the study is to present a simplified model to replace the complicated foaming simulations for investigating the liquid polyurethane behavior just before solidification. Design/methodology/approach - This model is inspired from the traveling heater method of crystallization because of the low injection velocity. Besides, the heat generated during the reaction is considered as a heat source function in the energy equation. Findings - Various distributions of the heat generation function inside the geometry have been studied to choose the most realistic one. Effect of parameters such as the soil material and porosity on the temperature distribution and flow field are... 

    Relationship between wetting properties and macroscale hydrodynamics during forced gravity drainage and secondary waterflood

    , Article Petroleum Science and Technology ; Volume 28, Issue 8 , 2010 , Pages 804-815 ; 10916466 (ISSN) Rostami, B ; Kharrat, R ; Ghotbi, C ; Alipour Tabrizy, V ; Sharif University of Technology
    In order to relate the wetting properties at the pore scale to the macroscale prevailing forces, a series of experiments was performed in vertical porous media under forced gas invasion at various wettability conditions with partially spreading oil. To describe the dynamics of oil recovery in a three-phase flow condition, the downward gas flood experiments were continued by water injection from the bottom. Experimental results obtained in situations where the magnitudes of viscous, capillary, and gravity forces are comparable. We study the transition from flow configurations where the interface is stable with respect to viscous instability to flow configurations where viscous fingering... 

    New approaches in lowering the gas-phase synthesis temperature of TiO2 nanoparticles by H2O-assisted atmospheric pressure CVS process

    , Article Journal of Materials Research and Technology ; Volume 8, Issue 3 , 2019 , Pages 3024-3035 ; 22387854 (ISSN) Rahiminezhad Soltani, M ; Saberyan, K ; Simchi, A ; Gammer, C ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Editora Ltda  2019
    H2O-assisted atmospheric pressure chemical vapor synthesis is a modern economical process for the gas-phase synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles. In the present work, the influence of synthesis temperatures (100-800 °C) on the phase structure, nanoparticle size, morphology, and agglomeration is investigated by transmission electron microscopy, selected area electron diffraction, X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetry, and differential thermal analysis. Down to 400 °C, crystalline TiO2 nanoparticles are synthesized and at 200 °C amorphous nanoparticles are formed. Therefore, a decrease in minimum synthesis temperature by more than 500 °C is achieved. In addition, the paper investigates the hypothesis... 

    Investigation of structural and mechanical properties of magnetic pulse welded dissimilar aluminum alloys

    , Article Journal of Manufacturing Processes ; Volume 37 , 2019 , Pages 292-304 ; 15266125 (ISSN) Pourabbas, M ; Abdollah zadeh, A ; Sarvari, M ; Pouranvari, M ; Miresmaeili, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2019
    The present study aimed to join AA4014 to AA7075 by using magnetic pulse welding (MPW). In addition, acceptable joints were achieved by selecting welding parameters such as collision angle and discharge energy appropriately. Changing collision angle and discharge energy can influence the velocity, leading to the formation of three different types of welding interfaces with wavy, molten wavy and porous morphologies. The formation of these various morphologies is mainly associated with different collision angle parameters. The hardness of the welding interface with molten layer was significantly higher than that of the base metals due to the grain refinement phenomenon occurring through the... 

    Numerical study of the mixing dynamics of trans- And supercritical coaxial jets

    , Article Physics of Fluids ; Volume 32, Issue 12 , 2020 Poormahmood, A ; Farshchi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Institute of Physics Inc  2020
    Characterization of the transcritical coaxial injectors, accounting for the geometrical features and thermodynamics nonlinearities, is of both practical and fundamental importance. In the present study, the interactions and effects of turbulent mixing and pseudo-boiling phenomena are investigated. To do this, the mixing dynamics of bi-shear jets injected under trans- and supercritical conditions has been investigated numerically using the large-eddy simulation technique. The numerical framework provides real-gas thermodynamics and transport properties, using the Peng-Robinson equation-of-state and Chung's models, respectively. The obtained flow quantities are in good agreement with the...