Abstract:
E,Z-5-Aroylmethylene-3-benzyl-4-oxo-2-thioxo-1,3-thiazolidines (3a-c) react with 4-methoxy and 4-chlorophenylnitrile oxides (4a and b) in pyridine solution to afford one or more of the following compounds: Z-3, Z-2,4-dioxo analogues 5 and 3,6-diaryl-1,4,2,5-dioxadiazines (6a-b). The interconversion route is discussed and the structures of all of the synthesised compounds are proven by microanalytical and spectral data.

Abstract:
In this study, an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model to predict the pressure drop of turbulent flow of titanium dioxide-water (TiO_{2}-water) is presented. Experimental measurements of TiO_{2}-water under fully developed turbulent flow regime in pipe with different particle volumetric concentrations, nanoparticle diameters, nanofluid temperatures and Reynolds numbers have been used to construct the proposed ANN model. The ANN model was then tested by comparing the predicted results with the measured values at different experimental conditions. The predicted values of pressure drop agreed almost completely with the measured values.

Abstract:
A highly simple, rapid, sensitive and selective method is developed for spectrophotometric determination
of gabapentin in pure form as well as in pharmaceutical formulations. The method is
based on the formation of a yellow Schiff base derived from the condensation of gabapentin drug
(1-amino methyl) cyclo hexane acetic acid and 2,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde (DHBA) exhibiting a
maximum absorbance at 445 nm. The composition, molar absorptivity and effect of different excipient
have been determined spectrophotometrically. Under optimized experimental conditions,
Beer’s law is obeyed in the concentration range 2.57 - 37.25 μg/ml. The method is validated with
respect to accuracy, precision, limit of detection and limit of quantification. The Sandell sensitivity,
correlation coefficient and regression equation are calculated. The equilibrium constant and free
energy change using Benesi-Hildebrand plot are also determined. The Schiff base derived from
condensation of gabapentin with DHBA is also synthesized and characterized. The condensation
reaction mechanism has been proposed.

Abstract:
Some modified versions of susceptible-infected-recovered-susceptible (SIRS) model are defined on small-world networks. Latency, incubation and variable susceptibility are included, separately. Phase transitions in these models are studied. Then inhomogeneous models are introduced. In some cases, the application of the models to small-world networks is shown to increase the epidemic region.

Abstract:
A
mixture of deuterium (D) and tritium (T) is the most likely fuel for
laser-driven inertial confinement fusion (ICF) reactors and hence DD and DT
are the fusion reactions that will fire these reactors
in the future. Neutrons produced from the two reactions will escape from the
burning plasma, in the reactor core,
and they are the only products possible to be measured directly. DT/DD
neutron ratio is crucial for evaluation of T/D fuel ratio, burn control,
tritium cycle and alpha particle self-heating power. To measure this ratio
experimentally, the neutron spectra of DD and DT reactions have to be measured
separately and simultaneously under high neutron counting with sufficient
statistics (typically within 10% error) in a very short time and these issues
are mutually contradicted. That is why it is not plausible to measure this high
priority ratio for reactor performance accurately. Precise calculations of the
DT/DD neutron ratio are needed. Here, we introduce such calculations using a
three dimensional (3-D) Monte Carlo code at energies up to 40 MeV (the
predicted maximum ion acceleration energy with the available laser systems). In
addition, the fusion power ratio of DD and DT
reactions is calculated for the same energy range. The study indicates
that for a mixture of 50% deuterium and 50% triton, with taking into account
the reactions D(d,n)^{3}He and T(d,n)^{4}He,
the optimum energy value for achieving the most efficient laser-driven ICF is
0.08 MeV.

Abstract:
The optimizing total velocity increment Δv needed for orbital maneuver between two elliptic orbits with plane change is investigated. Two-impulse orbital transfer is used based on a changing of transfer velocities concept due to the changing in the energy. The transferring has been made between two elliptic orbits having a common centre of attraction with changing in their planes in standard Hohmann transfer with the terminal orbit which is elliptic orbit and not circular. We develop a treatment based on the elements of elliptic orbits a_{1},e_{1}, a_{2},e_{2}, and？a_{T},e_{T }of the initial orbit, final orbit and transferred orbit respectively. The first impulse Δv_{1 }at the perigee induces a rotation of the orbital plane by ？which will be minimized. The second impulse Δv_{2 }at apogee is induced an angle ？to product the final elliptic orbit. The total plane change required . We calculate the total impulse Δv and minimize by optimizing angle of plane’s variation . We obtain a polynomial equation of six degrees on the two transfer angles between neither two elliptic orbits ？and . The solution obtained numerically, using programming code of MATHEMATICA V10, with no condition on the eccentricity or the semi-major axis of the initial, transformed, and the final orbits. We find that there are constrains on the transfer angles and α. For α it must be between 40° and 160°, and there is no solution if α is less than 40° and bigger than 160° and ？takes the values less than 40°. The minimum total velocity increments obtained at the value of ？less than 25° and& alpha; equal to 160°. This is an interesting result in orbital transfer problem in which the change of orbital plane is necessary for the transferring.

Abstract:
We compute the long-term orbital variation of a test particle orbiting a central body acted upon by normal incident of plane gravitational wave. We use the tools of celestial mechanics to give the first order solution of canonical equations of long-period and short-period terms of the perturbed Hamiltonian of gravitational waves. We consider normal incident of plane gravitational wave and characteristic size of bound—two body system (earth’s satellite or planet) is much smaller than the wavelength of the wave and the wave’s frequency n_{w} is much smaller than the particle’s orbital n_{p}. We construct the Hamiltonian of the gravitational waves in terms of the canonical variables (l,g,h,L,G,H)？and we solve the canonical equations numerically using Runge-Kutta fourth order method using language MATHEMATICA V10. Taking Jupiter as practical example we found that there are long period perturbations on ω,Ω and i？and not changing with revolution and the short period perturbations on a, e and M？changing with revolution during the interval of time (t−t0 ) which is changing from 0→4π.

Abstract:
For certain values of semi-major axis and eccentricity, orbit plane precession caused by Earth oblate is synchronous with the mean orbital motion of the apparent Sun (a sun-synchronism). Many forces cause slow changes in the inclination and ascending node of sun-synchronous orbits. In this work, we investigate the analytical perturbations due to the direct solar radiation pressure and gravitational waves effects. A full analytical solution is obtained using technique of canonical Lie-transformation up to the order three in (the oblateness of the Earth). The solar radiation pressure and gravitational waves perturbations cause second order effects on all the elements of the elliptic orbit (the eccentricity, inclination, ascending node, argument of perigee, and semi-major axis) consequently these perturbations will cause disturbance in the sun-synchronism. Also we found that the perturbation or the behavior of gravitational waves almost the same as the perturbation or the behavior of solar radiation pressure and their coupling will incorporate the sun-synchronism through the secular rate of the ascending node precession.

Abstract:
This work deals with the numerical solution of the gravitational waves effects on the orbital elements of the planets in case of commensurability between the wave’s frequency n_{g} and the planet’s mean motion n_{p}. Taking Mercury and Pluto as practical examples for low frequency and high frequency, the variations of the orbital elements of Mercury due to resonance of gravitational wave are different and small than the perturbation on Pluto. The amount of changing in the orbital elements under the effects of gravitational waves is different from planet to planet according to the planet’s mean motion n_{p}. For low frequency n_{g}, the secular variation in orbital elements will be negative (i.e. decreasing) in the inclination, semi-major axis and the eccentricity (i, a, e) like as Pluto. For high frequency n_{g} like Mercury, the secular variation in all the orbital elements will be positive (i.e. increasing). The perturbation on all the orbital elements of two planets is changing during each revolution except the eccentricity e of Mercury and the mean anomaly M of Mercury and Pluto during the time.

Abstract:
Prepared metakaolin produced by calcination of a kaolin sample at 750°C after soaking for 5 hrs was tested as an active pozzolan for locally produced cement. Blended pastes of partially replaced ordinary Portland cement with different metakaolin amounts 5%, 10% and 15% were prepared, then they were hydrated with water for various time intervals of 1, 3, 7, 14 and 28 days. At each time interval, the hydrated paste specimens were tested for compressive strength, hydration kinetics and followed up using differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffractometry analyses and scanning electron microscopy techniques. Results showed that the blended pastes OPC-MK10 recorded the highest compressive strength values at all the hydration times reaching 33.10, 86.40, 101.20, 112, and 122 MPa with increasing the age of hydration as compared with the neat samples which recorded 31.70, 65.20, 72.6, 82 and 101.30 MPa respectively. Meanwhile, the OPC-MK10 blend showed a decrease in the free CaO content reaching 4.07%, 4.27%, 4.23%, 4.19%, and 4.11% CaO with increasing age of hydration compared with the neat samples which recorded 4.27%, 5.15%, 5.42%, 5.61%, and 5.96% CaO respectively. The DSC thermograms results for the hardened neat and OPC-Mk10 pastes at the 14 and 28 hydration days showed the formation of hydrated materials mainly calcium silicate hydrates, calcium sulphoaluminate hydrates and calcium aluminates hydrates. The X-ray diffractometry analyses of both hardened neat and OPC- MK10 showed that, the intensity of calcium hydroxide peaks of OPC-MK10 was lower than in case of neat OPC, while the peak of the hydration products of calcium silicate hydrates and calcium aluminates silicate hydrates of OPC- MK10 samples were of higher intensity than in case of neat OPC. Scanning electron microscopy micrographs indicated the formation of denser micro- structure for the hardened OPC-MK10 paste as compared to neat OPC pastes after the 28 days age of hydration.