International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications

Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2020

  • A Solution to Remove Railway Track Discontinuities at Spiral Junctions

    Jean-Pierre Pascal

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2020
    Pages: 95-102
    Received: 2 September 2020
    Accepted: 17 September 2020
    Published: 24 September 2020
    Abstract: To design railway track layouts, engineers use tangent and circle segments. To maintain curvature and bank angle continuities between flat straight lines, with zero curvature, and banked circles, they use spiral segments where curvature and bank angle vary linearly as function of distance. This method meets the behavior of track engineers for which... Show More
  • Modelling and Simulation of the Multi-effect/Thermal Vapor Compression Distillation Process

    Khalid Bamardouf, Osman Ahmed Hamed, Amro Mohammed Mahmoud

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2020
    Pages: 103-110
    Received: 14 September 2020
    Accepted: 29 September 2020
    Published: 12 October 2020
    Abstract: The Multi-effect distillation (MED) associated with thermal vapor compression (TVC) process has recently been applied for a number of desalination plants in the GCC countries and emerged as a strong competitor to the multistage flash distillation (MSF) process. The MED/TVC desalination process is characterized by low power consumption compared to t... Show More