Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 51


Victoria M. Petrova  (Editor)

Series: Advances in Engineering Research
BISAC: TEC000000

This book contains eight selected chapters on advances in engineering research. Chapter One examines a new dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator configuration for thermo-fluid dynamic applications. Chapter Two reviews the research on and applications of precision machining methods for aerospace engine casting. Chapter Three examines potentialities of infrared thermography in education. Chapter Four provides a review of infrared thermography in magnetism. Chapter Five reviews the use of different gas injection channel geometries to improve the performance of proton-exchange membrane fuel cells. Chapter Six explores the prospect of solving the idle LBO problem for next-generation aero combustors. Chapter Seven is an interdisciplinary study of the classification of cardiac arrhythmia using fractal dimension. Chapter Eight is a review of the operation and control of active distribution networks.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. New Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuator Configurations for Thermo-Fluid Dynamic Applications
Frederico Rodrigues and Jose Pascoa
Centre for Mechanical Aerospace Science and Technology, University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal

Chapter 2. Research and Application of Precision Machining Method for Aero-Engine Casing
Yang Xiao¹, Tian Li², PhD, Shuling Dai³, PhD, and Yuming Jiang⁴, PhD
¹School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
²AECC Chengdu Engine Co., Ltd., Chengdu, Sichuan, China
³School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China
⁴School of Computer Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Chapter 3. Potentialities of Infrared Thermography in Education
M. Rodríguez-Martín¹, PhD, and P. Rodríguez-Gonzálvez², PhD
¹Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Salamanca Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
²Dept. Mining Technology, Topography and Structures, Universidad de León, Ponferrada, Spain

Chapter 4. Infrared Thermography in Magnetism
Maria J. Pereira, PhD
Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Chapter 5. Performance Improvement of Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells through Different Gas Injection Channel Geometries
Nima Ahmadi and Hojjat Ashrafi
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical and Vocational University (TVU), Tehran, Iran

Chapter 6. Solving the Idle LBO Problem for Next Generation Aero Combustors
Jushan Chin¹ and Jin Dang², PhD
¹Retired from Rolls-Royce, Laguna Woods, CA, USA
²Fossil Energy Research Corp, Laguna Hills, CA, USA

Chapter 7. Classification of Cardiac Arrhythmia using Fractal Dimension
Sabrine Ben Ali, PhD, Aguili Taoufik
Communication System Laboratory Sys’Com, National engineering School of Tunis University Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

Chapter 8. Operation and Control of Active Distribution Networks
Diego Feroldi¹,³, Pablo Rullo¹,⁵,Patricio Luppi¹,⁴ ,Lautaro Braccia¹,⁴ and David Zumoffen¹,²
¹French-Argentine International Center for Information and Systems Sciences (CIFASIS), Rosario, Argentina
²National Technological University (UTN), Regional Faculty of Rosario (FRRo), Rosario, Argentina
³National University of Rosario (UNR), Department of Computer Science, ECEN-FCEIA, Rosario, Argentina
⁴National University of Rosario (UNR), Department of Control, EIE-FCEIA, Rosario, Argentina
⁵National Technological University (UTN), Regional Faculty of San Nicolás (FRSN), San Nicolás, Argentina.}


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