Research Glimpses

Energy

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Grain-oriented (GO) materials are commonly used in magnetic circuits of power transformers. They provide a high permeable path for the main magnetic flux with minimum iron (or core) losses for…Continue reading
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Vacuum circuit breakers (VCBs) are finding increased usage in the medium voltage range (1 - 52 kV) due to their robustness and compactness. As the entire current interruption process takes place…Continue reading
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Despite a tremendous interest on molybdenum disulphide as a thinnest direct band gap semiconductor with a huge potential for application in optoelectronics and plasmonics, single step synthesis of a…Continue reading
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Polycarbocyclic cage compounds ■ Synthesised from readily available starting materials in minimum number of steps In comparison with conventional propellants/explosives, polycyclic cage compounds…Continue reading
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Efficient use of energy is an age-old goal. But its importance has become even more apparent with the increased emphasis on human development and the increased use and thirst for more energy that it…Continue reading
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Pinch Analysis was originally developed as a thermodynamic tool to conserve thermal energy in chemical process industries through a network of heat exchangers. Over the last four decades, it was…Continue reading
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The rapid growth in population, industrialisation, and infrastructure, has led to over dependence on conventional non - renewable resources (viz., coal, petroleum, and natural gas) for fuel and…Continue reading
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The soil mass is subjected to elevated temperature due to construction of several thermo-active structures like tanks storing heated fluids, buried cables and pipelines, air conditioning ducts,…Continue reading
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Many would be aware about the blue-painted houses of the ‘sun city’ Jodhpur, also known as the blue-city for many tourists, where the day temperature is average of about 33.6°C and the record high…Continue reading
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High consumption of electricity in running air conditioners / coolers in summer is a usual phenomenon. A rough estimate shows that there is a saving of Rs480 Crores per annum in electricity if the…Continue reading
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With growth and advancement in science and technology, electronics and electrical systems continue to be placed in denser packaging and smaller enclosures. All electronic and electrical devices heat…Continue reading
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The use of fins to improve heat transfer in engineering systems such as heat-sinks, radiators and IC engines is very common. The present work numerically examines improvements or changes in thermal…Continue reading
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Thermal energy storage technologies can reduce the dependency on fossil fuel by making the solar radiation a viable option for electricity generation through solar thermal power plant. This can be…Continue reading
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Gas hydrates, which are cages of water molecules entrapping hydrocarbons like methane, ethane etc., are solid snow-like substances found in deep seabed. They are billed as the future energy source as…Continue reading
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In order to sustain the progress in the ever growing digital technology, there is need for new tools and resources that more efficiently store and processes digital information along with better…Continue reading
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The technology of wide-area measurements systems (WAMS) aims to make available high-quality, system-wide measurements for enhanced monitoring, control and protection applications in a large power…Continue reading
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Thermal sorption studies on Mg(H2) for vehicular applications MgH 2 is a promising material for on-board vehicular hydrogen storage applications, due to its high gravimetric capacity (7.6 wt. %). If…Continue reading
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Low temperature refrigerators or cryocoolers generate temperatures below -150°C. Depending upon the working cycle or operating principles, there are various types of cryocoolers like Joule-Thompson,…Continue reading
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Any elastic structure vibrates in the presence of fluid flow; for instance, we can see leaves in a tree, attached to branches via elastic stems, oscillate furiously on a windy day. These vibrations…Continue reading
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In several biological applications, it is required to maintain the cells above / below the room temperature implying the need for heating / cooling the microdevice. For instance, in polymerase chain…Continue reading