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International Journal of Design Engineering

International Journal of Design Engineering (IJDE)

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International Journal of Design Engineering (3 papers in press)

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  • Automatic Structural Inspection using Remotely Operated Vehicle   Order a copy of this article
    by Meet Rathod, Burhanuddin Telwala, Amey Parab, Aditya Date, Vinayak Khatawate, Bharati V. Khatawate 
    Abstract: This research article describes in detail the process of automatic structural inspection of underwater structures using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). The need for structural inspection has been touched upon in this paper. Due to the advancement in machine learning and the availability of large amounts of data, image recognition-based inspection is finding applications in the inspection of all kinds of infrastructure. Application of Deep Learning for object detection has been explored in this paper. An ROV has been designed and built to test the Machine Learning (ML) model inside water. This study also includes the performance testing of the ROV. Integration of a camera with the ROV for underwater footage collection along with the deployment of the Machine Learning model on it has also been discussed in this paper.
    Keywords: Machine Learning (ML); Computer Vision; Structural Failure Detection; ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles).
    DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2023.10057617
  • Determination of Localized Spot Weld Rupture between Inner and Outer Panels of Car Bonnet   Order a copy of this article
    by Atul Karanjkar  
    Abstract: A car bonnet, also known as an engine hood, is one of the automotive closures that provide an aesthetic and aerodynamic shape to improve vehicle performance as well as pedestrian and occupant safety. Many factors influence its design, including cost, weight, durability, and stiffness, to meet the standards of numerous regulatory bodies. It is necessary to monitor the bonnet condition because it is an integrated structure. This paper defines the separation of the joining point between inner and outer panels as damage to the bonnet structure. An experimental vibration analysis has been provided for the damage detection of a commercial car bonnet. A parametric model was created utilising 3D scanning of a real bonnet to verify the results of experimental vibration analysis. Using finite element analysis (FEA), the natural frequencies for undamaged and damaged bonnet states are determined. A classical thin plate theory (CTPT) with justified approximations is used.
    Keywords: car bonnet; classical thin plate theory; CTPT; weld rupture; experimental vibration analysis; FFT analyser; 3D scanning; 3D modelling; finite element analysis; FEA.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2023.10058274
  • Review on Effect of Biodiesel Blends on Tribological Properties of Lubricating Oil   Order a copy of this article
    by Sanjay Patel, Pragensh Brahmbhatt, Anand Dhruv, Pravin Rathod 
    Abstract: An alternative fuel termed biodiesel is created by changing the molecular structure of vegetable oils through a process called transesterification. It is necessary to do experimental research on biodiesel's impact on lubricating oil degradation before it is widely used in transportation engines. To correlate the impact of fuel chemistry on the performance and longevity of lubricating oil, numerous tribological investigations into lubricating oil were undertaken. The performance of several biodiesels blended fuels was compared using a number of tests, including those for density, viscosity, moisture content, differential scanning calorimetric, and others. According to numerous reviews of the literature, the performance of biodiesel blend diesel fuel is determined to be superior, and using biodiesel is proven to affect lubricating oil life. Numerous studies have demonstrated that the performance outcomes for engines using biofuels are satisfactory. This review paper focuses on various edible and non-edible seeds vegetable oil effects on engine oil tribological properties.
    Keywords: biodiesel; diesel engine; viscosity; tribological property; density; lubricating oil.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2023.10058453