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    Details study on the kinematic characteristics of manta ray section in flapping motion and exploring its application in wave glider propulsion system

    , Article Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments ; Volume 53 , 2022 ; 22131388 (ISSN) Abbaspour, M ; Safari, H ; Darbandi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2022
    It has always been a human challenge to inspire natural configurations and phenomena and benefit from their merits in improving the performances of man-made proposed aero/hydro vehicles. For example, the manta rays are known for their great swimming performances. To design and fabricate an underwater robot based on the manta ray geometry and its kinematic characteristics, it is important to initially study its hydrodynamic behavior and possibly arrive at some key design parameters, which can remarkably help to figure out an optimum geometry with high swimming performances. The main objective of this study is to focus on the merits of gliding motion inspired by the manta ray fish considering... 

    Stability analysis of parametric resonance in spar-buoy based on Floquet theory

    , Article Ocean Engineering ; Volume 266 , 2022 ; 00298018 (ISSN) Aziminia, M. M ; Abazari, A ; Behzad, M ; Hayatdavoodi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2022
    Parametric resonance is a phenomenon caused by time-varying changes in the parameters of a system which may result in undesirable motion responses and instability. Floating bodies like ships and spar-buoys are prone to Mathieu instability mainly due to the instantaneous change of the metacentric height. With the fast-growing developments in Ocean Renewable Energy systems, spar-buoys are commonly used for wave energy convertors and floating wind turbines. Undesirable, unstable motions as a result of the parametric resonance can be problematic as it may cause inefficiency in operations and structural risk integrity. In this research, a new approach has been developed to investigate these... 

    A low cost Hydrokinetic Wells turbine system for oceanic surface waves energy harvesting

    , Article Renewable Energy ; Volume 156 , 2020 , Pages 610-623 Valizadeh, R ; Abbaspour, M ; Taeibi Rahni, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2020
    This paper provides a feasibility study on a low cost system called Hydrokinetic Wells turbine for surface wave energy conversion without using plenum chambers. The elimination of the plenum chamber and its complicated valve systems can reduce the expenses of wave energy conversion up to 23%.The feasibility process were done for high and low frequency conditions. For the low frequency waves, we offer the 300 rpm angular velocity as an optimum selection for further studies. For the high frequency condition a reliable analytical approach based on validated methods was developed. The analytical results indicate that a wells turbine with 60 cm diameter could produce up to 1600 Watts power in... 

    Iran atlas of offshore renewable energies

    , Article Renewable Energy ; Volume 36, Issue 1 , January , 2011 , Pages 388-398 ; 09601481 (ISSN) Abbaspour, M ; Rahimi, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    The aim of the present study is to provide an Atlas of IRAN Offshore Renewable Energy Resources (hereafter called 'the Atlas') to map out wave and tidal resources at a national scale, extending over the area of the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman. Such an Atlas can provide necessary tools to identify the areas with greatest resource potential and within reach of present technology development. To estimate available tidal energy resources at the site, a two-dimensional tidally driven hydrodynamic numerical model of Persian Gulf was developed using the hydrodynamic model in the MIKE 21 Flow Model (MIKE 21HD), with validation using tidal elevation measurements and tidal stream diamonds from... 

    Laboratory investigations on impulsive waves caused by underwater landslide

    , Article Coastal Engineering ; Volume 55, Issue 12 , December , 2008 , Pages 989-1004 ; 03783839 (ISSN) Ataie Ashtiani, B ; Najafi Jilani, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Laboratory investigations have been performed on the submarine landslide generated waves by performing 120 laboratory tests. Both rigid and deforming-slide masses are considered. The effects of bed slope angle, initial submergence, slide geometry, shape and deformation on impulse wave characteristics have been inspected. Impulse wave amplitude, period, energy and nonlinearity are studied in this work. The effects of bed slope angle on energy conversion from slide into wave are also investigated. Laboratory-based prediction equations are presented for impulse wave amplitude and period in near and far-field and are successfully verified using the available data in previous laboratory and... 

    FDTD analysis of distributed amplifiers based on the fully distributed model

    , Article 2007 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE2007, Melaka, 4 December 2007 through 6 December 2007 ; 2007 ; 1424414350 (ISBN); 9781424414352 (ISBN) Mirzavand, R ; Abdipour, A ; Shishegar, A. A ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this paper a wave approach has been introduced to study the performance of a distributed amplifier. The time domain response of a FET is obtained by means of the fully distributed model. By applying the procedure to a pi-gate GaAs MESFET, the S matrix is computed from time domain results over a frequency range of 2-20 GHz. Scattering parameters of gate and drain lines are extracted from three-dimensional FDTD simulation. The result obtained by this wave approach is compared with device lumped model and Quasi static approach of transmission line. © 2007 IEEE  

    Parallelized numerical modeling of the interaction of a solid object with immiscible incompressible two-phase fluid flow

    , Article Engineering Computations (Swansea, Wales) ; Volume 34, Issue 3 , 2017 , Pages 709-724 ; 02644401 (ISSN) Ghasemi, A ; Nikbakhti, R ; Ghasemi, A ; Hedayati, F ; Malvandi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Purpose - A numerical method is developed to capture the interaction of solid object with two-phase flow with high density ratios. The current computational tool would be the first step of accurate modeling of wave energy converters in which the immense energy of the ocean can be extracted at low cost. Design/methodology/approach - The full two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations are discretized on a regular structured grid, and the two-step projection method along with multi-processing (OpenMP) is used to efficiently solve the flow equations. The level set and the immersed boundary methods are used to capture the free surface of a fluid and a solid object, respectively. The full...