International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications

Volume 11, Issue 1, February 2023

  • Quality Evaluation Method of Anchor Chain Flash Butt Welding Based on Deep Learning

    Jiahe Gao, Haibo Wen, Shenao Zhu, Shihui Dong, Shijie Su, Jian Zhang

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 24 December 2022
    Accepted: 10 January 2023
    Published: 17 January 2023
    Abstract: Flash butt welding, a mainstream welding method employed in producing anchor chains, is a critical manufacturing process affecting the quality of anchor chains. Ultrasonic and load testing are used to evaluate the welding quality of anchor chains, but the cost of checking and replacing unqualified chain links is high. A deep learning-based quality ... Show More
  • Optimize the Location of Embedded Pipes by Using Low-Grade Natural Thermal Energy/Waste Heat for Thermal Activated Façade

    Heinz-Axel Guo

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 9-25
    Received: 8 January 2023
    Accepted: 4 February 2023
    Published: 24 February 2023
    Abstract: The final effect of a thermal activated façade (TAF) wouldn’t only be influenced by the thermal character of the wall, dimensions and distance of the embedded pipes besides flow rate and temperature of the medium, but also by the location of the pipes. The location of the embedded pipes not only affects the final effect of thermoactivated, there is... Show More
  • Effective Press Folding Line Processing as Deformation Induction for Adjusting Impact Energy Absorption

    Kosuke Terada

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 26-37
    Received: 16 February 2023
    Accepted: 6 March 2023
    Published: 16 March 2023
    Abstract: Press formed products have recently been applied widely in various structures. Press forming is a mass production method that is used to manufacture many machine components such as automobiles, industrial machinery, and various plants. However, there is a limit to the degree of shape freedom that can be applied, so measures against cracks, wrinkles... Show More