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Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing

ISSN:1555-256X(print)
ISSN:1555-2578(online)
Publication Frequency:Bimonthly(Regular isssues of FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing will be published monthly from 2023)

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About the Journal

The Journal is intended to cover some "frontier" aspects of materials science and, in particular, the most modern and advanced processes for the production of inorganic (semiconductors and metal alloys), organic (protein crystals) materials and "living" (in vitro) biological tissues, with emphasis on the fluid-dynamic conditions under which they are operated. The Journal focuses on the final properties of these materials as well as on fluid-mechanical aspects pertaining to the technological processes used to grow them. Some attention is devoted as well to all those problems of “structure/fluid” interaction that have extensive background applications in important fields such as marine, aeronautical and aerospace engineering.

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Emerging Source Citation Index (Web of Science) (ESCI 2016); Scopus Citescore (Impact per Publication 2021): 1.9; SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper 2021): 0.745; Engineering Index (Compendex); Thomson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) Master Journal List; Web of Science Core Collection; Applied Mechanics Reviews; Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: Aerospace and High Technology, Materials Sciences & Engineering, and Computer & Information Systems Abstracts Database; INSPEC Databases; Mechanics; Science Navigator; Zentralblatt fur Mathematik; Portico, etc...

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    On the Combination of Silica Fume and Ceramic Waste for the Sustainable Production of Mortar

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1083-1090, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2022.021970
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Materials and Energy an Updated Image for 2021)
    Abstract The combined use of silica fume (SF) and ceramic waste (CW) for the production of mortar is studied. Sand is replaced by 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% of CW while a fixed 5% percentage (% wt of cement) of SF is used. The results show that the best results are obtained by using silica fume and ceramic waste sand with 15% weight of sand and 5% wt of cement. With the addition of sand ceramic waste (SCW), the mortar compressive strength and density increase, while the porosity displays an opposite trend. The experimental analysis is complemented with theoretical considerations on… More >

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    On the Combination of Silica Fume and Ceramic Waste for the Sustainable Production of Mortar

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    Performance Improved of a Lime and Hemp-Based Concrete through the Addition of Metakaolin

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1091-1113, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.020348
    Abstract This work describes in detail the experimental investigation of the physico-mechanical properties of nonstructural hemp concrete (usually used as insulating wall material) when the Air-lime based Tradial PF70 binder is partially replaced using Metakaolin. The objective is to reduce the amount of free Ca2+ ions in the binder as these are responsible for the degradation of vegetables particles and can therefore induce a loss of mechanical performances. In order to assess the effectiveness of pozzolanic reaction, amounts of 0%, 10%, and 20% vol. of Air-lime binder were replaced by the Metakaolin material, while testing the mechanical properties of concrete specimens… More >

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    Effect of an Internal Heat Exchanger on the Performances of a Double Evaporator Ejector Refrigeration Cycle

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1115-1128, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2022.022674
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Materials and Energy an Updated Image for 2021)
    Abstract A theoretical investigation is presented about a double evaporator ejector refrigeration cycle (DEERC). Special attention is paid to take into account the influence of the sub-cooling and superheating effects induced by an internal heat exchanger (IHX). The ejector is introduced into the baseline cycle in order to mitigate the throttling process losses and increase the compressor suction pressure. Moreover, the IHX has the structure of a concentric counter-flow type heat exchanger and is intentionally used to ensure that the fluid at the compressor inlet is vapor. To assess accurately the influence of the IHX on the DEERC performance, a mathematical… More >

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    Effect of an Internal Heat Exchanger on the Performances of a Double Evaporator Ejector Refrigeration Cycle

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    Analysis of the Influence of the Blade Deformation on Wind Turbine Output Power in the Framework of a Bidirectional Fluid-Structure Interaction Model

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1129-1141, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.023538
    Abstract The blades of large-scale wind turbines can obviously deform during operation, and such a deformation can affect the wind turbine’s output power to a certain extent. In order to shed some light on this phenomenon, for which limited information is available in the literature, a bidirectional fluid-structure interaction (FSI) numerical model is employed in this work. In particular, a 5 MW large-scale wind turbine designed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the United States is considered as a testbed. The research results show that blades’ deformation can increase the wind turbine’s output power by 135 kW at rated working conditions.… More >

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    Analysis of the Influence of the Blade Deformation on Wind Turbine Output Power in the Framework of a Bidirectional Fluid-Structure Interaction Model

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    Numerical Simulation of Dust Removal in the Cyclone Collector of a Straw Crusher Based on a Discrete Phase Model

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1143-1157, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2022.022496
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Simulation of the Structure-Fluid Interaction and Heat Transfer)
    Abstract The cyclone dust collector is an important subsystem of straw crushers used in agriculture. In the present study, a new type of dust collector with involute morphology is proposed to obtain better dust removal efficiency with respect to that of classical tangential and spiral dust collectors. A discrete phase model (DPM) method is used in synergy with a turbulence model, and the SIMPLE algorithm to simulate the flow field inside the dust collector and the related particle dynamics. It is shown that the internal flow field features a primary swirl, a secondary swirl and blockage effects. Moreover, for the involute… More >

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    Numerical Simulation of Dust Removal in the Cyclone Collector of a Straw Crusher Based on a Discrete Phase Model

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    A Study on the Physical Properties of Banana Straw Based on the Discrete Element Method

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1159-1172, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2022.024070
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Computational Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics in Intelligent Manufacturing and Material Processing)
    Abstract To improve the application of discrete element models (DEM) to the design of agricultural crushers, in this study a new highly accurate model is elaborated. The model takes into account the fiber structure, porous nature of the material and the leaf sheath coating structure. Dedicated experimental tests are conducted to determine the required “intrinsic” and basic contact parameters of the considered banana straw materials. A large number of bonding parameters are examined in relation to the particle aggregation model in order to characterize different actual banana straws. Using the particle surface energy contact model, the viscosity characteristics of the crushed… More >

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    A Study on the Physical Properties of Banana Straw Based on the Discrete Element Method

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    A Research on the Air Permeability of High Polymer Materials Used to Produce Sports Clothing Fabrics

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1173-1187, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2022.021140
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advanced Materials, Processing and Testing Technology)
    Abstract Composite fabrics based on Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) polymer displays several notable properties. They are waterproof, windproof, permeable to moisture and thermally insulating at the same time. In the present study, PTFE fibers are used as raw material to make fiber membranes. The film is formed by crisscrossing interconnected fiber filaments and the related air permeability: tensile creep characteristics and other properties are tested. The results show that the pore size, thickness, and porosity of the film itself can affect the moisture permeability of the film. The water pressure resistance of the selected fabric is 8.5 kPa, and the moisture permeability is… More >

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    Analysis of the Mechanisms Underpinning Rainstorm-Induced Landslides

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1189-1201, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.023637
    Abstract The present study considers the damage mechanisms and the rainfall infiltration process responsible for landslide phenomena which originate from accumulation slopes. Accordingly, a physical test model is developed for different slopes and different rainfall conditions. Moreover, a three-dimensional laser scanner and a camera are used to monitor the slope erosion and the landslide dynamic evolution. Using this approach, the time variation curves of volumetric water content, pore water pressure, soil pressure, slope deformation, and damage are determined. The results show that under similar conditions, similar trends of the pore water pressure are achieved for different slopes and rainfall intensities. More >

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    Analysis of the Mechanisms Underpinning Rainstorm-Induced Landslides

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    Numerical Analysis of Dynamical Effects Associated with a Plugging String in a Horizontal Well

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1203-1214, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.022022
    Abstract The finite element method has been applied to simulate the dynamics of a water plugging string in a complex horizontal well of a low-permeability oilfield. The force associated with the pipe string and the packer has been determined under the sucking action of the oil well pump. Such analysis has been conducted for a real drilling well, taking into account the process of lifting, lowering, unblocking and water plugging. Comparison between field measured data and simulation data indicates that the model is reliable and accurate. The packer creep effect under different pressure differences has also been investigated in the framework… More >

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    An Experimental Study on the Reinforcement of Weakly-Consolidated Shallow Formation in Deep Water Using an Epoxy Resin-Based Fluid

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1215-1226, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2022.022219
    Abstract The mechanical properties of Portland cement differ from the weakly consolidated shallow formation in deep water. This results in undesired abrupt changes in the compressive strength and elastic modulus at the cement–formation interface. In this study, a water-borne epoxy resin was applied as a strengthening material to reinforce the weakly consolidated shallow formation and protect the cement sheath from potential failure. The mechanical properties of the unconsolidated clay were tested, including their changes with increases in the temperature and curing time. In addition, the effects of the seawater, cement slurry alkaline filtrate, and saltwater drilling fluid were evaluated. As confirmed… More >

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    Numerical Investigation of the Thermal Behavior of a System with a Partition Wall Incorporating a Phase Change Material

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1227-1236, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.022530
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Materials and Energy an Updated Image for 2021)
    Abstract The work deals with the thermal behavior of a conventional partition wall incorporating a phase change material (PCM). The wall separates two environments with different thermal properties. The first one is conditioned, while the adjacent space is characterized by a temperature that changes sinusoidally in time. The effect of the PCM is assessed through a comparative analysis of the cases with and without PCM. The performances are evaluated in terms of dimensionless energy stored within the wall, comfort temperature and variations of these quantities as a function of the amount of PCM and its emplacement. More >

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    A Comprehensive Method for the Optimization of Cement Slurry and to Avoid Air Channeling in High Temperature and High-Pressure Conditions

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1237-1248, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2022.023147
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Meshless, Mesh-Based and Mesh-Reduction Methods Based Analysis of Fluid Flow in Porous Media)
    Abstract Air channeling in the annulus between the casing and the cement sheath and/or between the cement sheath and formation is the main factor affecting the safe operation of natural gas wells at high temperatures and pressures. Prevention of this problem requires, in general, excellent anti-channeling performances of the cement sheath. Three methods to predict such anti-channeling performances are proposed here, which use the weightless pressure of cement slurry, the permeability of cement stone and the volume expansion rate of cement sheath as input parameters. Guided by this approach, the anti-channeling performances of the cement slurry are evaluated by means of… More >

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    Computation of Stiffness and Damping Derivatives of an Ogive in a Limiting Case of Mach Number and Specific Heat Ratio

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1249-1267, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.023158
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Materials, Energy, and Fluid Dynamics)
    Abstract This work aims to compute stability derivatives in the Newtonian limit in pitch when the Mach number tends to infinity. In such conditions, these stability derivatives depend on the Ogive’s shape and not the Mach number. Generally, the Mach number independence principle becomes effective from M = 10 and above. The Ogive nose is obtained through a circular arc on the cone surface. Accordingly, the following arc slopes are considered λ = 5, 10, 15, −5, −10, and −15. It is found that the stability derivatives decrease due to the growth in λ from 5 to 15 and vice versa.… More >

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    Simulation of Gas-Water Two-Phase Flow in Tight Gas Reservoirs Considering the Gas Slip Effect

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1269-1281, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.023188
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Meshless, Mesh-Based and Mesh-Reduction Methods Based Analysis of Fluid Flow in Porous Media)
    Abstract A mathematical model for the gas-water two-phase flow in tight gas reservoirs is elaborated. The model can account for the gas slip effect, stress sensitivity, and high-speed non-Darcy factors. The related equations are solved in the framework of a finite element method. The results are validated against those obtained by using the commercial software CMG (Computer Modeling Group software for advanced recovery process simulation). It is shown that the proposed method is reliable. It can capture the fracture rejection characteristics of tight gas reservoirs better than the CMG. A sensitivity analysis of various control factors (initial water saturation, reservoir parameters,… More >

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    Comparative Study of Two Materials Combining a Standard Building Material with a PCM

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1283-1290, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2022.023183
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Materials and Energy an Updated Image for 2021)
    Abstract Phase change materials (PCMs) have the ability to store thermal energy and make it available at a later stage to keep indoor temperature within a specific range and achieve better thermal comfort in buildings. This study focuses on the performances of materials obtained by combining a standard building material with a PCM. In particular, two different materials mixed with the same PCM are considered under the same climatic conditions. The related thermal behavior is assessed in the framework of numerical simulations conducted with ANSYS Fluent assuming parameters representative of a city located in Europe. The results show that the addition… More >

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    An Investigation into the Effects of Oil-Well Cement Expansion Agent on the Integrity of Cement Sheath

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1291-1300, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2022.022233
    Abstract Generally, the so-called expansion agent is very effective in eliminating all the micro-annuli that exist between the casing and the cement sheath or between the cement sheath and the formation. However, this approach can detrimentally affect the sealing ability of cement sheath if the expansion agent is used in an unreasonable way. For these reasons, in the present work, numerical simulations have been conducted to analyze the effect of elasticity modulus of cement sheath, the elasticity modulus of formation, the expansion rate of cement, the geo-stress on the micro-annulus caused by cement expansion, and the cement sheath expansion on the… More >

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    Numerical Simulation of Aerodynamic Interaction Effects in Coaxial Compound Helicopters

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1301-1315, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.023435
    Abstract The so-called coaxial compound helicopter features two rigid coaxial rotors, and possesses high-speed capabilities. Nevertheless, the small separation of the coaxial rotors causes severe aerodynamic interactions, which require careful analysis. In the present work, the aerodynamic interaction between the various helicopter components is investigated by means of a numerical method considering both hover and forward flight conditions. While a sliding mesh method is used to deal with the rotating coaxial rotors, the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations are solved for the flow field. The Caradonna & Tung (CT) rotor and Harrington-2 coaxial rotor are considered to validate the numerical method. The… More >

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    Improved Design of a Hydraulically Expanded Overhead Cylinder for an Automotive Torsion Beam

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 1317-1338, 2023, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.024265
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Computational Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics in Intelligent Manufacturing and Material Processing)
    Abstract The design of hydro-bulge molds, able to provide hollow parts with special-shaped cross-sections, is still a pretty complicated task (especially for what concerns the design of the related hydraulic system and its “synchronization”). In the present work, this task is addressed through the introduction of a new type of overhead cylinder hydraulic synchronization system, able to correct automatically any deviation from the optimal process. Using the AMESim software, the displacement synchronization curve of the piston rods of the two cylinders is obtained and it is verified that the system is able to implement an automatic deviation correction function by adjusting… More >

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