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Investigation of Heat Transfer Rate and Temperature Distribution of Different Fin Geometry Using Experimental and Simulation Method.

Authors: N. Sethuraman, Dr. P. Mathiazagan, M. Jayamoorthy, S. Vinod Raj

Abstract-- Convective heat dissipation from the standard surface can be significantly increased by the use of fins. Calculation of heat released from the fin involves a complex conjugate system of conduction and convection. The performance analysis is carried out using simulation and experimental method. Experiment carried out by using different geometry at different heat inputs. In this study, the enhancement of natural convection heat transfer from a horizontal rectangular fin embedded with rectangular perforations of aspect ratio of two has been examined using finite element technique. A fin experimental value set up is for designed developed and working procedure of the apparatus is simple. The results show that the rate of heat transfer is high for with insulated triangular fin, followed by without insulated triangular fin the results show that the rate of heat transfer is high for tapered pin fin, followed by pin fin.


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A Case Study on the Geotechnical Investigations of a Hydroelectric Project

Authors: R. Chitra, Manish Gupta

Abstract— Hydroelectric Projects are capital intensive high risk projects which are normally safe, but any failure can be catastrophic. An adequate assessment of site geologic and geotechnical conditions is one of the most important aspects of a dam safety evaluation. Evaluation of the safety of either a new or an existing dam requires, among other things, that its foundation has been adequately examined, explored, and investigated so that it is as fully understood as possible. Dagmara Hydroelectric Project is located near village old Bhaptiahi on left bank, about 31 km downstream of Bhimnagar barrage on Kosi river in district Supaul of Bihar. The project envisages construction of a concrete barrage of 998.5 m long, 2.345 km long Right Guide Bund, 2.345 km long Left Guide Bund, 3.35 km long Right Earthen Dam, and 2.22 km long m long Left Earthen Dam. The geotechnical investigations for the proposed Dagmara Hydroelectric Project, Supaul, Bihar was carried out by CSMRS and is discussed in this paper.

Keywords— Foundation Investigations, Plate Load Test, Standard Penetration Test, Hydroelectric Project, Insitu Permeability Test


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Performance Estimation And Analysis Of Pulse Detonation Engine With Different Blockage Ratios For Hydrogen-Air Mixture

Authors: Nadella Karthik, Repaka Ramesh, N.V.V.K Chaitanya, Linsu Sebastian

Abstract -- This paper provides an introduction to the concept of Detonation waves in the application of Pulse Detonation Engine (PDE) which includes the Detonation initiation and propagation of wave. A review of previous computational studies of Pulse Detonation Engine shows a wide variation in the performance of system. We present the results of systematic study of Pulse Detonation Engine operating with Hydrogen-Air mixture with different blockage ratios to attain high Detonation velocities. We use these results to provide an explanation for the wide variation in a system performance. The system contains the single tube with one end closed and other end opened, which is maintained at two different temperatures and pressure values. Results are computed and analyzed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling.

Keywords--Blockage Ratio, C-J Velocity, DDT, Detonation, Shchelkin Spiral, Fuel-Air Mixture, Rarefaction Waves.


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Improved Flexural Strength of Shear Beam from Treated Recycled Coarse Aggregate

Authors: Pankaj Kumar, Prof. Ragini Mishra

Abstract --Recycle coarse aggregate concrete is widely most used in the recent construction industry because of its easily availability and cheap in the market. The partial replacement of RCA with NA in this experiment. In this experiment shear behavior of 12 self-compacting recycled coarse aggregate reinforced beams (SCRAC) were casted by Nansu method with two mixing approach namely NMA and TSMAsfc. The results were maximum load at failure (Pmax), ultimate shear force at failure (Vult), shear strength, load-mid span deflection. It was found that shear strength of beams casted with treated RCA with TSMAsfc approach was maximum among all the beams as compared of beams with NMA mixing approach and natural aggregate beams.

Keywords--Recycled coarse aggregate, self-compacting concrete, EMV, NMA, TSMAsfc Flexure strength test, Loading.


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