Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 32


Victoria M. Petrova (Editor)

Series: Advances in Engineering Research
BISAC: TEC000000

Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 32 opens by describing a general strategy for building Markov chain models and performing computational analysis of characteristics of the process, as well as showing a few examples of applying this approach to modeling mixing, grinding, fluidized bed, etc.

Next, the configurations of gas channels and gas diffusion layers influences on the performance of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells are investigated.

Additionally, a numerical method and an experimental method are realized to predict aeroelastic response and characteristic parameters of wing structure. The numerical method is based on coupled algorithms between computational fluid dynamics and computational structural dynamics.

A Lagrangian expression based on the state equation of a class of nonlinear system is proposed to develop the corresponding functional. From this, a control law is developed, and by employing the classical Euler-Lagrange approach, the operation of the system was led to a critical point with success.

Following this, a roadmap is presented to directly transition from cutting edge experimental and in-situ geospatial data-collection technology to a predictive computational model for volcanic lahars.

The soil-pile-structure interaction plays an important role in assessing the vibrations internally generated within structures due to dynamic loads that could bring significant impacts on the structural behavior. As such, the effects of forces on the seismic response of three tall and massive building cases are investigated.

In conclusion, research is presented on the joint effect of silica fume and nanosilica on the fresh and hardened properties of natural hydraulic lime-based grouts for mechanical strengthening of old stone masonry walls.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Analysis of the Operational Parameters Effects on the Proficiency of the Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell
(Nima Ahmadi, PhD, and Sadra Rostami, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia,West Azarbaijan, Iran)

Chapter 2. Aeroelasticity Research through a Comprehensive Fluid-Structure Coupling Method
(Khanh P. Nguyen and Dung T. K. Hoang, Department of Aeronautical and Space Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, and Phenikaa University, Hanoi, Vietnam)

Chapter 3. Dynamic Optimal Control for a Class of Nonlinear System
(Ricardo Aguilar-López, PhD, Edgar N. Tec-Caamal and Juan L. Mata-Machuca, PhD, Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, CINVESTAV-IPN, Av. Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 4. Across Fields and Scales: An Integrating Roadmap for the Prediction and Prevention of Volcanic Lahar Phenomena
(Alex X. Jerves, Carlos F. Avila, Maurizio Mulas, Sergio A. Galindo-Torres and Esteban P. Samaniego, College of Science and Engineering, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, and others)

Chapter 5. Effect of Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction on Seismic Design of Tall and Massive Buildings
(Sassan Mohasseb, Niloufar Ghazanfari and Mona Alizadeh, Department of Civil Engineering, Smteam GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland)

Chapter 6. Combined Effect of Silica Fume and Nanosilica on the Performance of Injection Grouts for Consolidation of Heritage Buildings
(Luis G. Baltazar, Fernando M. A. Henriques and Maria T. Cidade, Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, and others)


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