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    Optimum mechanism for rehabilitation of fingers

    , Article 5th RSI International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, IcRoM 2017, 25 October 2017 through 27 October 2017 ; 2018 , Pages 451-456 ; 9781538657034 (ISBN) Yekta, R ; Zohoor, H ; Shirzadi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc  2018
    Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, humans are looking for ways to cure various diseases. Meanwhile, musculoskeletal injuries usually have a long treatment period. Therefore, in recent years, Researchers working one exoskeleton with rehabilitation application which conduct physiotherapy tasks. In current study, a portable two degree of freedom hand exoskeleton is designed which its mechanism is a combination of cable and link mechanism, MCP1 1Metacarpophalangeal joint between metacarpal and proximal phalanges joints move by link mechanism, DIP2 2Distal interphalangeal joint between proximal phalanges and middle phalanges and PIP3 3Proximal interphalangeal joint between middle... 

    Biomechanical simulation of eye-airbag impacts during vehicle accidents

    , Article Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine ; Volume 232, Issue 7 , 2018 , Pages 699-707 ; 09544119 (ISSN) Shirzadi, H ; Zohoor, H ; Naserkhaki, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    SAGE Publications Ltd  2018
    Airbags are safety devices in vehicles effectively suppressing passengers’ injuries during accidents. Although there are still many cases of eye injuries reported due to eye-airbag impacts in recent years. Biomechanical approaches are now feasible and can considerably help experts to investigate the issue without ethical concerns. The eye-airbag impact–induced stresses/strains in various components of the eye were found to investigate the risk of injury in different conditions (impact velocity and airbag pressure). Three-dimensional geometry of the eyeball, fat and bony socket as well as the airbag were developed and meshed to develop a finite element model. Nonlinear material properties of... 

    Biomechanical Modeling of Human Eye in Car Airbag Blunt Impacts During Accident: an Empirical Test and Finite Element Study

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Shirzadi, Hooman (Author) ; Zohour, Hassan (Supervisor)
    Eye and vision are the most important tools and the perceptual sense of human. This important vital member is one of the most vulnerable organs of human body. For example in the United States 1.9 million eye surgery are being done yearly which include 9 thousand globe rupture and 30 thousand blindness due to impacts on the eye. Eye traumas could have occurred as mechanical, radiation, thermal, chemical, etc. among these, the damages related to the airbag impact which is subset of mechanical damages, take a significant percentage. Presenting a model of human eye in car airbag blunt impacts during accident could be effective for receiving helpful information from damage of the internal parts... 

    Analysis of Contact Geometry Effect on the Slip Amplitude in Fretting Fatigue of a Turbine Blade Root

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Shirzadi, Saba (Author) ; Adibnazari, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Turbine blades are exposed to mechanical and thermal stresses due to their operation in critical conditions and get into various damages such as fatigue and wear. These factors reduce the life of the blades and lead to expensive maintenances. As a result, recognizing the type of possible damage helps to increase the life of the blade and to delay the occurrence of failures by taking the necessary actions.The subject of this thesis is to investigate the effect of geometric parameters on the slip amplitude in the root of a turbine blade. In this work, the effect of three parameters of contact area length, contact angle, and coefficient of friction on relative slip amplitude and contact... 

    Determination of the Equivalent Linear Systems of Nonlinear MDOF Steel Moment Resisting Frames

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Shirzadi, Tiam (Author) ; Rahimzadeh Rofooei, Fayyaz (Supervisor)
    The purposeof this study isto findthe propertiesof an equivalent linear Multiple Degrees of Freedom (MDOF) system, or so-called substitute structure, that its response is an approximation ofthe target actualnonlinearMDOF structure’s response (Shodja, 2013). In that regard,thestiffness anddampingmatricesofthe substitutestructure are considered as functions ofthe stiffnessand dampingmatrices ofthe actualnonlinear structure. Inthisway,the substitute structurescan be constructedthroughtrial and errorfor structures with different fundamentalperiods, damping ratios and number of floors.Inthat regard, a number of multi-story steel moment resisting frames are considered. The ductilities of these... 

    Integration of miniature heat pipes into a proton exchange membrane fuel cell for cooling applications

    , Article Heat Transfer Engineering ; Volume 38, Issue 18 , 2017 , Pages 1595-1605 ; 01457632 (ISSN) Shirzadi, N ; Roshandel, R ; Behshad Shafii, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    In proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) operations, the electrochemical reactions produce a rise in temperature. A fuel cell stack therefore requires an effective cooling system for optimum performance. In this study, miniature heat pipes were applied for cooling in PEMFC. Three alternatives were considered in tests: free convection, forced convection cooling with air, and also water. An analytical model was developed to show the possibility of evoking heat from inside a fuel cell stack with different numbers of miniature heat pipes. An experiment setup was designed and then used for further analysis. The proposed experiment setup consisted of a simulated fuel cell that produced heat... 

    Integration of Miniature Heat Pipes into a PEM Fuel Cell for Cooling Application

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Shirzadi, Navid (Author) ; Roshandel, Ramin (Supervisor) ; Shafii, Mohammad Behshad (Co-Advisor)
    Due to the operation of proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), temperature will rise because of the electrochemical reactions and control of temperature is one of the most important sections that has influence on the performance of the fuel cell. In this study three alternative for cooling and controlling the temperature situation is proposed and compared. the experimental setup consists of the simulated fuel cell that produce heat just like PEMFC and number of thermosyphon miniature heat pipes for evoke the heat and three types of condenser that makes three different scenario for this cooling setup. Free convection, force convection using Fan and force convection using circulating... 

    Comparison of vibration and acoustic responses in a rotary machine balancing process

    , Article Applied Acoustics ; Volume 164 , July , 2020 Isavand, J ; Kasaei, A ; Peplow, A ; Afzali, B ; Shirzadi, E ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2020
    Balancing a rotating machine is a vital step towards ensuring it will operate reliably and safely. To achieve this condition monitoring is an important aspect for early faulty detection and it can also result in the improvement of the operational continuity and equipment safety. Imbalance itself, is a common problem in rotating machinery and it can lead to poor or even dangerous vibration levels. And, for example, it is also well known that misalignment can lead to bearing defects. So, in order to overcome these problems many balancing techniques have been developed that are largely based on measured vibration data using accelerometers attached to the faulty device. The three-point method is... 

    Nonlinear interstory drift contours for idealized forward directivity pulses using "modified fish-bone" models

    , Article Advances in Structural Engineering ; Volume 18, Issue 5 , May , 2015 , Pages 603-627 ; 13694332 (ISSN) Khalo, A. R ; Khosravi, H ; Jamnani, H. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd  2015
    Four 5-, 10-, 20- and 30-story moment frames, representing low-, mid-, and two high-rise structures, were subjected to a great number of idealized directivity pulses. The amplitudes and periods of pulses vary from 0.02 g to 1.0 g and 0.5 to 12 sec, respectively. Over 1400 nonlinear dynamic analyses of low- to high-rise moment frames were performed which were feasible through using modified fish-bone model. The distribution of interstory drift along the height was studied and two applied contours were proposed: (i) the maximum interstory drift contour, and (ii) the critical story contour. These contours were demonstrated versus the ratio of natural period of the structure to the pulse period... 

    Analysis of singularities of a 3DOF parallel manipulator based on a novel geometrical method

    , Article 8th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA2006, Torino, 4 July 2006 through 7 July 2006 ; Volume 2006 , 2006 ; 0791837793 (ISBN); 9780791837795 (ISBN) Pendar, H ; Sadeghian, H ; Roozbehani, H ; Zohoor, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this article singular points of a parallel manipulator are obtained based on a novel geometrical method. Here we introduce the constrained plain method (CPM) and some of its application in parallel mechanism. Given the definition of constraint plane (CP) and infinite constraint plane (ICP) the dependency conditions of constraints is achieved with the use of a new theorem based on the Ceva geometrical theorem. The direction of angular velocity of a body is achieved by having three ICPs with the use of another theorem. Finally, with the use of the above two novel theorems singularities of the 3UPF_PU mechanism are obtained. It should be emphasized that this method is completely geometrical,... 

    Melting enthalpy and entropy of freestanding metallic nanoparticles based on cohesive energy and average coordination number

    , Article Journal of Physical Chemistry C ; Volume 115, Issue 35 , August , 2011 , Pages 17310-17313 ; 19327447 (ISSN) Omid, H ; Delavari H., H ; Madaah Hosseini, H. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    An analytical model is proposed to study the effect of particle size on melting enthalpy and entropy of metallic nanoparticles (NPs). The Mott's and Regel's equations for melting entropy in the combination of core average coordination number (CAC) and surface average coordination number (SAC) of freestanding NPs are considered. Clusters of icosahedral (IC), body centered cubic (BCC), and body centered tetragonal (BCT) structure without any vacancies and defects are modeled. Using the variable coordination number made this model to be in good agreement with experimental and molecular dynamic (MD) results of different crystal structures. The model predicts melting entropy and enthalpy of... 

    On the temperature and residual stress field during grinding

    , Article WCE 2010 - World Congress on Engineering 2010, 30 June 2010 through 2 July 2010 ; Volume 2 , 2010 , Pages 1196-1200 ; 9789881821072 (ISBN) H-Gangaraj, S. M ; Farrahi, G. H ; Ghadbeigi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Grinding is widely used for manufacturing of components that require fine surface finish and good dimensional accuracy. In this study a thermo-mechanical finite element analysis is conducted to find out how grinding parameters can affect temperature and residual stress distribution in the workpiece. Results of parametric study presented in this work indicate, by carefully selecting the grinding parameters, minimum thermal and mechanical damage can be achieved. Higher workpiece velocities produce higher surface residual stress. By increasing depths of cut, depth of tensile residual stresses increases. Convection heat coefficient does not have any considerable effect on surface residual stress... 

    A new lattic LP-based post filter for adaptive noise cancellers in mobile and vehicular applications

    , Article Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2008, 16 December 2008 through 19 December 2008, Sarajevo ; 2008 , Pages 407-412 ; 9781424435555 (ISBN) Khorram, S ; Sameti, H ; Veisi, H ; Abutalebi, H. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Adaptive Noise Cancellation (ANC) is a well-known technique for background noise reduction in automobile and vehicular environments. The noise fields in automobile and other vehicle interior obey the diffuse noise field model closely. On the other hand, the ANC does not provide sufficient noise reduction in the diffuse noise fields. In this paper, a new multistage post-filter is designed for ANC as a solution to diffuse noise conditions. The designed post-filter is a single channel Linear Prediction (LP) based speech enhancement system. The LP is performed by an adaptive lattice filter and attempts to extract speech components by using intermediate ANC signals. The post-filter has no... 

    Finite element analysis of shot-peening effect on fretting fatigue parameters

    , Article Tribology International ; Volume 44, Issue 11 , 2011 , Pages 1583-1588 ; 0301679X (ISSN) H-Gangaraj, S. M ; Alvandi Tabrizi, Y ; Farrahi, G. H ; Majzoobi, G. H ; Ghadbeigi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Shot peening is widely used to improve the fretting fatigue strength of critical surfaces. Fretting fatigue occurs in contacting parts that are subjected to fluctuating loads and sliding movements at the same time. This paper presents a sequential finite element simulation to investigate the shot peening effects on normal stress, shear stress, bulk stress and slip amplitude, which are considered to be the controlling parameters of fretting damage. The results demonstrated that among the modifications related to shot peening, compressive residual stress has a dominant effect on the fretting parameters  

    Mechanically activated synthesis of single crystalline MgO nanostructures

    , Article Journal of Alloys and Compounds ; Volume 506, Issue 2 , September , 2010 , Pages 715-720 ; 09258388 (ISSN) Nusheh, M ; Yoozbashizadeh, H ; Askari, M ; Kobatake, H ; Fukuyama, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    One-dimensional (1D) MgO structures were successfully synthesized via carbothermic reduction of mechanically activated mixture of MgO and graphite. Mechanical activation of source materials before carbothermic reduction can substantially enhance the formation of MgO products at a temperature (1000 °C) relatively lower than that required in previous approaches (≥1200 °C). However, the morphology of MgO formed is dependent on the degree of mechanical activation and the condition of the subsequent carbothermic reduction. Two distinctive morphologies were found for MgO products synthesized using our method: single crystalline nanorods with rectangular cross-sections whose diameters range from 50... 

    Boundary control design for vibration suppression and attitude control of flexible satellites with multi-section appendages

    , Article Acta Astronautica ; Volume 173 , 2020 , Pages 22-30 Ataei, M. M ; Salarieh, H ; Nejat Pishkenari, H ; Jalili, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2020
    Attitude and vibration control of a general form of flexible satellites is addressed in this paper. Partial differential dynamic equations are derived considering new details such as multi sectioned solar panels and elastic connections between main hub and solar panels. Boundary control approach is adopted to eliminate simplification errors of discrete models, using just one actuator in the hub. Asymptotic stability of attitude dynamics is proved for a group of boundary controllers and necessary conditions for asymptotic stability of vibrations are discussed. Being independent of modeling accuracy and using easily measurable feedbacks are among advantages of the proposed class of... 

    Characterization and calcination behavior of a low-grade manganese ore

    , Article Materials Today Communications ; Volume 25 , 2020 Cheraghi, A ; Becker, H ; Eftekhari, H ; Yoozbashizadeh, H ; Safarian, J ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2020
    Characterization and calcination behavior of a low-grade manganese ore, as a part of Mn ferroalloys production, was studied by XRF, ex-situ XRD, in-situ XRD, and SEM-EDS techniques. Calcination experiments were carried out at and up to 900 °C (1173 K) in air and argon atmospheres. The samples were in particles and powder forms. The results indicated that both quartz and calcite phases in the ore exhibit a bimodal spatial distribution; as relatively large regions and finely distributed in the Mn- and Fe-containing phases. By Rietveld analysis of the in-situ XRD data, the reactions occurring upon heating during the calcination process were deduced. Thermal decomposition and reactive diffusion... 

    Minimizing the error of time difference of arrival method in mobile networks

    , Article 2005 International Conference on Wirelessand Optical Communications Networks, Dubai, 6 March 2005 through 8 March 2005 ; 2005 , Pages 328-332 ; 0780390199 (ISBN); 9780780390195 (ISBN) Malekitabar, A ; Aghababa, H ; Radfar, M. H ; Khalaj, B. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Estimating the position of a mobile set is of great importance in new mobile services. However, in most cases, the accuracy should be less than 100 meters. This accuracy is hard to reach especially in urban areas. The main problem is that there are a lot of obstacles like buildings between the BTS and the mobile set. Thus the time measured between BTS and the mobile set is somehow greater than the time it takes the wave to travel directly between two points. This paper introduces an optimized solution for TDOA as one of the most efficient ways for finding the location of a mobile phone. Considering the standards and limitations of both GSM and UMTS, the Authors present a solution for... 

    A fast and novel method of pattern synthesis for non-uniform phased array antennas

    , Article Proceedings International Radar Symposium, 24 June 2015 through 26 June 2015 ; Volume 2015-August , 2015 , Pages 924-929 ; 21555753 (ISSN) ; 9783954048533 (ISBN); 9783954048533 (ISBN); 9783954048533 (ISBN) Tohidi, E ; Sebt, M. A ; Nayebi, M. M ; Behroozi, H ; Rohling, H ; Rohling, H ; Rohling, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    IEEE Computer Society  2015
    Weighting elements to achieve radiation patterns with desired characteristics is a classical work in phased array antennas. These characteristics can be low sidelobe level, narrow beamwidth, high directivity, pattern nulling in special angle and etc. For each of these characteristics, different methods have been introduced. Most of methods have been presented for uniform arrays, however there are lots of methods to obtain a desired pattern for antennas with non-uniform element distances. The problem with these methods is complexity or not very good results. In this paper, fast and easy methods based on Least Square Error that leads to good results are presented. In addition, weighting of... 

    Size-dependent interaction of an edge dislocation with an elliptical nano-inhomogeneity incorporating interface effects

    , Article International Journal of Solids and Structures ; Volume 49, Issue 5 , March , 2012 , Pages 759-770 ; 00207683 (ISSN) Shodja, H. M ; Ahmadzadeh Bakhshayesh, H ; Gutkin, M. Y
    The elastic behavior of an edge dislocation, which is positioned outside of a nanoscale elliptical inhomogeneity, is studied within the interface elasticity approach incorporating the elastic moduli and surface tension of the interface. The complex potential function method is used. The dislocation stress field and the image force acting on the dislocation are found and analyzed in detail. The difference between the solutions obtained within the classical-elasticity and interface-elasticity approaches is discussed. It is shown that for the stress field, this difference can be significant in those points of the inhomogeneity-matrix interface, where the radius of curvature is smaller and which...