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Miraoui M.,Kairouan University
Numerical Functional Analysis and Optimization | Year: 2017

From the fixed-point methods and the properties of the μ-pseudo-almost automorphic functions, the existence and uniqueness of measure pseudo-almost automorphic solution are obtained for differential equations involving reflection of the argument. © 2017 Taylor & Francis.

The conditions to obtain a table-like behavior of the entropy change, on the composite system (LBMO2.98)1-x/(LBMO2.95)x, have been investigated from the isothermal magnetic entropy change versus temperature curves ΔS(T) of La2/3Ba1/3MnO2.98 and La2/3Ba1/3MnO2.95 materials. The latters are characterized by Curie temperatures (TC) values (310 K for La2/3Ba1/3MnO2.98 and 292 K for La2/3Ba1/3MnO2.95 around room temperature. The temperature dependence of the isothermal magnetic entropy change ΔS(T) has been calculated for the composite system with 0 ≤ x≤ 1 . The optimum magnetocaloric effect (MCE) properties, i.e., a ΔS(T) curve with table-like shape, have been found in the temperature interval of 293-309 K for the composite with x= 0. 48 at 1 T. The ΔS(T) of the composite comes close to a constant value of 1.73(7)J/(kg ·K). A large refrigerant capacity value of ∼ 66. 4 (9 ) J/kg is obtained in a wide temperature span over 16 K. This composite can be used as the working material in the Ericsson-cycle magnetic regenerative refrigerator. These results make the (LBMO2.98)0.52/(LBMO2.95)0.48 system a promising material for practical magnetic refrigeration using a lower field (1 T), which is much easier to generate by permanent magnets, than higher fields, like 2 T. © 2016, Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Chebbi O.,Kairouan University | Fatnassi E.,University of Tunis
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2017

This paper presents the development of the multi depot oneto- one pickup and delivery problem with distance constraints problem. This problem involve routing vehicles in a multi depot network topology to satisfy a set of pickup and delivery requests subject to a maximum allowable distance constraint. A problem definition is given and a real world application is proposed for that problem. An approximate solution approach which divides the problem into several subproblems and solve them to optimality is also proposed. Computational experiments show that the proposed solution approach reach good quality solutions is a reasonable computational time. © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2017.

M'nassri R.,University of Sfax | M'nassri R.,Kairouan University | Cheikhrouhou A.,University of Sfax | Cheikhrouhou A.,CNRS Neel Institute
Journal of the Korean Physical Society | Year: 2014

The magnetocaloric proprieties of Ba2Fe1-xCrxMoO6 (cubic, Fm3m) have been investigated. With the help of the phenomenological model, the temperature dependences of the magnetization for Ba2Fe1-xCrxMoO6 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) in a 1 T magnetic field were simulated. The behavior of the temperature-dependent magnetocaloric effect was investigated in the vicinity of magnetic phase transitions. The magnetic entropy change and the specific heat were obtained. The values of the maximum magnetic entropy change, the full width at half maximum, and the relative cooling power for a change in the magnetic field of 1 T were calculated. The values and the shapes of -ΔSM and -ΔCp strongly depended on the Cr concentration. As x was increased, the maximum values of -ΔSM and -ΔCp decreased and the peaks of -ΔSM and -ΔCp became broader. The magnetocaloric effect of this material is large and tunable, suggesting a possible technical application of the material at moderate magnetic fields at temperatures near room temperature. For Ba2Fe1-xCrxMoO6, the magnetic entropy change was shown to follow a master curve behavior. © 2014 The Korean Physical Society.

M'Nassri R.,Kairouan University | Chniba Boudjada N.,CNRS Neel Institute | Cheikhrouhou A.,University of Sfax
Journal of Alloys and Compounds | Year: 2014

This article covers the detailed study on the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Pr0.5Eu0.1Sr0.4MnO3 samples. The materials were synthesized through the sol-gel using nitrate-citrate route method by sintering at four different temperatures starting from 600 to 1000 °C. Phase purity, structure, size, and crystallinity were investigated using XRD and SEM. The structure, magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effect of Pr0.5Eu0.1Sr0.4MnO3 ceramics with different particle sizes have been investigated. Regardless of the sintering temperature, the orthorhombic crystal structure with the Pnma space group is stable. XRD analysis showed that the particle size increases with the increase in sintering temperature. The Curie temperature shifted from 90 K to 270 K. Magnetization, magnetic entropy change (ΔS), and relative cooling power (RCP) also increased with size in the nanocrystalline samples. The magnetic entropy changes were about 0.89 J/kg K, 2.75 J/kg K, 3.34 J/kg K, and 3.82 J/kg K for the samples sintered at 600 °C, 800 °C, 900 °C and 1000 °C, respectively when a magnetic field of 5 T was applied. It is shown that for Pr0.5Eu0.1Sr0.4MnO3 the magnetic entropy change follows a master curve behavior. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

Selmi A.,University of Sfax | M'Nassri R.,Kairouan University | Cheikhrouhou-Koubaa W.,University of Sfax | Chniba Boudjada N.,CNRS Neel Institute | Cheikhrouhou A.,University of Sfax
Journal of Alloys and Compounds | Year: 2014

Structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Pr0.7Ca0.3Mn0.95X0.05O3(X = Cr, Ni, Co and Fe) ceramics have been investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and magnetic measurements. Powder samples have been elaborated using the solid state reaction method at high temperature. The Rietveld analysis of the powder X-ray diffraction shows that the samples crystallize in the orthorhombic structure with Pnma space group. Magnetic measurements show that all our materials exhibit a paramagnetic-ferromagnetic transition with decreasing temperature. The Arrott plots of ours materials reveal the occurrence of a second-order phase transition. The maximum values of magnetic entropy change |ΔSMmax| are 2.92, 2.96, 3.1, and 2.38 J kg-1K-1and the relative cooling power (RCP) values are 405.8, 378.2, 352.2 and 337.4 J kg-1for a magnetic-field change from 0 to 5 T for Cr, Ni, Co and Fe respectively. The large RCP found in our substituted samples will be interesting for magnetic refrigeration over a wide temperature range ∼130 K around its paramagnetic to ferromagnetic transition temperature. With the scaling laws of ΔSM, the experimental ΔSMcollapse onto a universal curve for several ceramics, where an average curve is obtained. With the phenomenological universal curve, the experimental ΔSMare well predicted for all materials. © 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Khlifi M.,University of Sfax | Khlifi M.,Kairouan University | Dhahri E.,University of Sfax | Hlil E.K.,CNRS Neel Institute
Journal of Alloys and Compounds | Year: 2014

La0.8Ca0.2-x□xMnO 3 compounds were prepared by the solid-state reaction with 0.00 ≤ x ≤ 0.20, annealed at high temperature and post annealed at 800 C. Structural, magnetic and electrical measurements were performed to examine the effect of the calcium deficiency on the physical properties. The XRD data have been analyzed by Rietveld refinement technique. We have noticed that the calcium deficiency causes a structural transition form an orthorhombic structure with Pnma space group to a rhombohedral one with R3â€c space group, and an increase of the unit cell volume. Magnetization versus temperature study has shown that all samples exhibit a magnetic transition from ferromagnetic (FM) to paramagnetic (PM) phase when increasing temperature. All samples present a large magnetocaloric effect which reaches 8 J/K kg under magnetic field of 5 T for x = 0.00. Moreover, the temperature dependence of electrical resistivity shows a metal-insulator transition at Tρ for all samples. The electrical resistivity is fitted with the phenomenological percolation model. Hence, we found that the estimated values of the resistivity are in good agreement with experimental data. Above all, the magnetoresistance study showed a peak which has a great value around the insulator-metal transition temperature. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Ben Ammar A.,Kairouan University
IISA 2016 - 7th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications | Year: 2016

Today, graph databases (GDB) represent a requirement for many applications that manage graph-like data, such as social networks. They are able to manage highly interconnected data such as analyzing whole-graph and answering user queries, which are more interested in the relationships between data rather than on the nodes of the graph. Partitioning data over several systems is one of the most techniques used to optimize queries. It allows distributing data over several servers when it is infeasible to query and store them on a single site. The aim is to improve query response time and to minimize the data storage cost. Although, it has been extensively used in traditional databases, data partitioning has many specificities when it is applied in GDB, which are characterized by a dynamic structure and highly interconnected data. In this paper, we study the recent approaches of GDB partitioning. We summarize and then discuss what partitioning options these approaches have used, what partitioning criteria they have optimized and what are the main steps for partitioning GDB. © 2016 IEEE.

Harrabi A.,Kairouan University
Advanced Nonlinear Studies | Year: 2014

We prove an existence result for a fourth order elliptic equation where the associated functional does not satisfy the Palais-Smale condition. We use some truncations argument and L8-norm estimates.

M'Nassri R.,Kairouan University
Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism | Year: 2014

In this paper, the field dependence of magnetocaloric properties of La 0.6Pr 0.4Fe 10.7Co 0.8Si 1.5 with second-order phase transition material is studied using a phenomenological model. The model parameters were determined from the magnetization data adjustment and were used to give better fits to magnetic transition and to calculate the magnetocaloric thermodynamic quantities. The entropy curves have been observed to behave as an asymmetrical broadening of ΔS M peak with increasing magnetic field. For larger fields, the peak shifts to higher temperatures, while the overall shape of the curve broadens over a wide temperature range. The values of maximum magnetic entropy change, full width at half maximum, and relative cooling power, at several magnetic field variations, were calculated. The maximum magnetic entropy changes of 3.957(5) and 14.197(4) J kg -1 K -1 and the relative cooling power (RCP) values of 95.420(3) and 392.729(2) J kg -1 are obtained for 1 and 5 T, respectively. The theoretical calculations are compared with the available experimental data. The critical exponents associated with ferromagnetic transition have been determined from magnetocaloric effect (MCE) methods. By using the field dependence of ΔS M max≈a(μ 0 H) n and the distance (T peak-T c)≈b(μ 0 H)1/Δ, we have investigated the critical behavior of La 0.6Pr 0.4Fe 10.7Co 0.8Si 1.5. From the analysis of the relationship between the local exponent n and the gap exponent Δ, we have calculated other exponents: β, γ, and δ. The large MCE, relatively high RCP, high magnetization, and low cost jointly make the present compound a promising candidate for magnetic refrigerant near room temperature. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

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