Civil Engineering
1. Determining the Drift in Reinforced Concrete Building Using ANFIS Soft Computing Modeling

Hojjatollah Torkian; Zahra Keshavarz

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 1-11

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.53677

Abstract
  Earthquakes are considered as one of the most significant natural disasters that can potentially cause significant damages to structures. Displacement of buildings’ floors is one of the serious failures in structures caused by earthquakes. In this paper, the drift of a concrete frame with the shear ...  Read More

Mechanical Engineering
2. Transient Combustion Analysis for Iron Micro-Particles in a Gaseous Oxidizing Medium Using Adomian Decomposition Method

Gbeminiyi Musibau Sobamowo; Ahmed Yinusa

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 1-15

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.122052.1012

Abstract
  The present study presents analytical solution to transient combustion analysis for iron micro-particles in a gaseous oxidizing medium using Adomian decomposition method. The analytical solutions obtained by the Adomian decomposition method are verified with those of the fourth order Runge–Kutta ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
3. Steel Plate Shear Wall with Different Infill Steel Plates

Mohammad Hossein Kashefizadeh; Mohammad Azimzadeh Koocheh; Behtash Amiri; Reza Esmaeilabadi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 1-14

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.118244.1011

Abstract
  The steel plate shear wall (SPSW) system is one of the most common and acceptable lateral-resisting structural systems for steel structures. Although the advantages of SPSW over the other structural systems are somehow well-known, the wall-farm interaction of the system is not comprehensively investigated. ...  Read More

Mechanical Engineering
4. On the Study of Magnetohydrodynamic Squeezing Flow of Nanofluid between Two Parallel Plates Embedded in a Porous Medium

Gbeminiyi Musibau Sobamowo; Olumide Jayesimi; Akindoye Waheed

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 1-15

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.122325.1013

Abstract
  A study of magnetohydrodynamic squeezing flow of nanofluid between two parallel plates embedded in a porous medium is presented in this work. The ordinary differential equation which is transformed from the developed governing partial differential equations is solved using differential transformation ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
5. Wind Pressure Coefficients on Pyramidal Roof of Square Plan Low Rise Double Storey Building

Jagbir Singh; Amrit Kumar Roy

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-15

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2019.144599.1043

Abstract
  The present study demonstrates the pressure variation due to wind load on a two storey building with a square plan and a pyramidal roof through CFD simulation. Past cyclone reports and other related post-disaster studies have shown loss of lives and extensive property loss mostly in the cyclone-prone ...  Read More

Materials Engineering
6. Numerical Simulation of Concrete Mix Structure and Detection of its Elastic Stiffness

Mofid Mahdi; Iqbal Marie

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 12-22

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.54011

Abstract
  Concrete mix stiffness (CM) primarily relies on its ingredients, which mainly consists of stone aggregate and mortar. To analyse the role of the components of CM on its properties a numerical simulation of CM structure is conducted. Within the scope of this study, the structure and the properties of ...  Read More

Mechanical Engineering
7. A Moving Cohesive Mesh Formulation to Predict Debonding Phenomena in Layered Structures

Marco Francesco Funari; Paolo Lonetti; Arturo Pascuzzo

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 16-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.132122.1028

Abstract
  A new numerical formulation, which combines the Cohesive Zone Model (CZM) approach with the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) methodology to investigate the crack onset and evolution of multilayer composite beams is presented. The CZM approach is used to calculate the main variables, which governs ...  Read More

Materials Engineering
8. Three-Dimensional Modelling of Concrete Mix Structure for Numerical Stiffness Determination

Mofid Mahdi; Iqbal Marie

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 15-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.118218.1010

Abstract
  A three dimensional (3-D) numerical model with explicit representation of two distinctive phases is used for precise prediction of the stiffness and Poisson’s ratio of concrete mixture, CM. Using ANSYS code, a 3-D macro scale numerical finite elements model was developed. The aggregates size, shape ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
9. A computational model for estimating the compressive strength of mortars admixed with mineral materials

Hosein Naderpour; Masoomeh Mirrashid

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 16-25

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.136069.1031

Abstract
  In this paper, a new computational model is presented to estimate the compressive strength of mortars admixed with Microsilica and a mineral material namely Wollastonite. For this purpose, an equation with fourteen unknown parameters was considered based on a large experimental data, which were published ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
10. Comparative Studies of the Effects of Blocking and Water Repellant Agents on Tensile Strengths OF Fanpalm

Audu Mohammed Taiwo; Raheem Ayinde; Raheem A Ayinde

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 16-23

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2019.146916.1045

Abstract
  The effects of blocking and water repellant coatings applied on fanpalm specimens on the tensile strength were examined. Fanpalm specimens (coated and uncoated specimens) were soaked in sodium hydroxide solution for specific periods up to 1 year to expose item to alkaline attack. Two groups of coating ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
11. Reliability-Based Investigation on Compressive Strength Characteristics of Structural-Sized Iroko (Meliceae Excelsa) and Mahogany (Khaya Ivorensis) Timber Column Found in Nigeria

Abdullahi Alao Jimoh; Rauf Rahmon; Sofiyyat O. Ajide

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 23-37

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.105453.1002

Abstract
  This research work examined the reliability of the Nigerian grown Iroko and Mahogany timber species as column materials. The strength and physical properties of these timber species were determined to predict the suitability of the species as structural material. Forty lengths of timber species of 50mm ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
12. Debonding and Fracture Behavior of Concrete Specimens Retrofitted by FRP Composite

Hadi Abbaszadeh; Ali Ahani; M.Reza Emami Azadi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 27-40

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.125309.1015

Abstract
  The effects of FRP retrofitted concrete specimens with couple of notches on the fracture behavior have been investigated during an experimental and analytical test program in this study. This paper represents the fracture characteristics and parameters for three point bending tests on two distinguish ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
13. Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Laterally Loaded Pile Group in Multilayered Cohessionless soil

Babu Shivaram Chawhan

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 28-45

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.108513.1005

Abstract
  ABSTRACT: This paper presents the results of experimental and numerical analysis of laterally loaded bamboo pipe piles embedded in multilayered cohesionless soil. An experimental investigation on model piles had been carried out using bamboo pipe pile with outer diameter of 24mm and inner diameter of ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
14. ELASTIC BUCKLING OF SINGLE-STEPPED COLUMNS WITH END AND INTERMEDIATE AXIAL LOADS

Magdy I Salama

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 26-36

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.147218.1046

Abstract
  Buckling study of single-stepped columns subjected to both intermediate and end axial loads are introduced in this paper. The column understudy is considered as two segments where the upper and the lower parts have different cross-section moment of inertia or different material and subjected to an intermediate ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
15. Investigating on hydrodynamic behavior of slotted breakwater walls under sea waves

Seyed hamid Baiat Ghiasi; Mohamadamin Oyar Hossein; Mostafa Adineh; Vahid Khiali

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 24-31

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2019.172568.1059

Abstract
  Breakwater walls are buildings that are built to prevent the collapse of the soil or other granular materials and the safety of the sea. One of the destructive phenomena in these structures is the impact of sea wave forces on the overturning phenomenon and instability of the coastal wall, which has damaged ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
16. Seismic Fragility Assessment of Local and Global Failures in Low-rise Non-ductile Existing RC Buildings: Empirical Shear-Axial Modelling vs. ASCE/SEI 41 Approach

Mohammad Reza Azadi Kakavand; Mohammad Khanmohammadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 38-57

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.114549.1008

Abstract
  The brittle behavior of older non-ductile reinforced concrete buildings such as shear-axial failure in columns can cause lateral instability or gravity collapse. Hence, the attempt is to assess the collapse potential through fragility curves. Current research focuses on fragility assessment of these ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
17. Efficient Configuration of Storage Rack System as Per Nonlinear Static Pushover Analysis under Triangular and Uniform Pattern of Lateral Loading Pattern

Chandrakant Narhari Thombare; Keshav K Sangle; Vinod M Mohitkar; Swapnil B Kharmale

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 41-58

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.125616.1017

Abstract
  The individual components of cold-formed storage rack system are most vulnerable to local and torsional buckling lateral loads in addition to under gravity. Deterministic allotment of strength and ductility in the structural components and performance evaluation of appropriate techniques is considered ...  Read More

Mechanical Engineering
18. Modeling of the new boundary of reaction force based on particle collision in the smoothed particle hydrodynamics

L. Wang; P. Wang

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 46-66

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.141232.1037

Abstract
  A new reaction force model of particle collision is built, which is based on the conservation of momentum and the conservation of energy. Combined with weakly compressible smoothed particle hydrodynamics and the artificial compressibility, the new model and a conventional reaction force model of Lennard-Jones ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
19. Estimation of Aquifer Transmssivity Using Dar Zarrouk Parameters Derived from Resistivity Soundings on the Floodplain of River Dadin Kowa, Gombe State, Northeastern Nigeria

B. A. Ankidawa; J. M. Ishaku; A. A. Hassan

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 37-53

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.129584.1024

Abstract
  The shallow alluvial aquifers on the floodplain are the major sources of water supply for the dry season farming activities. The research is aimed to estimate the aquifer transmissivity of the alluvial formations on the floodplain using Dar Zarrouk Parameters derived from geoelectric soundings. Ten profiles ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
20. The Effect of Diagonal Stiffeners on the Behaviour of Stiffened Steel Plate Shear Wall

Behtash Amiri; Hamed AghaRezaei; Reza Esmaeilabadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 58-67

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.112951.1007

Abstract
  In the current study, the nonlinear behavior of the stiffened steel plate shear wall with diagonal stiffeners is numerically studied. After nonlinear pushover analysis, the finite element modeling results are compared with un-stiffened and stiffened steel plate shear walls, with the horizontal and vertical ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
21. Buckling of Tapered Columns with Polygon Cross-Section

Magdy I. Salama

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 59-69

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.136082.1032

Abstract
  This paper is concerned with the elastic stability of slender tapered columns of regular polygon cross-section with constant volume is presented. Various end conditions of the tapered columns such as pinned ends, clamped -pinned ends and clamped ends are considered in this paper. The analysis is developed ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
22. The Effects of Outrigger type and distribution on seismic behavior of super-tall building

Ali Ahani; Elshan Ahani; Hadi Abbaszadeh

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 67-80

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.125321.1016

Abstract
  Seismic performance and behavior of super-tall building is one of significant place of doubt while using energy dissipated outriggers. To improve the seismic performance of super-tall building structures using outrigger is one common method; however, the performance and behavior of the outrigger varies ...  Read More

Mechanical Engineering
23. Numerical investigation of the cooling of shear thinning fluids in cylindrical horizontal ducts

Houari Ameur; Youcef Kamla; Djamel Sahel

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 54-64

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.148483.1047

Abstract
  The present paper is an investigation of the cooling of hot shear thinning fluids flowing through cylindrical pipes. The study is achieved via numerical simulations with the help of the computer code CFX, which is based on the finite volume method to solve the governing equations. The efficiency of two ...  Read More

Civil Engineering
24. Settlement Modelling of Raft Footing Founded on Oferekpe/Abakaliki Shale in South East Region of Nigeria

Salahudeen Bunyamin; Saideh Aghayan

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 68-82

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.116754.1009

Abstract
  In engineering practice, settlement of foundations are experimentally determined or numerically modelled based on conventional saturated soil mechanics principles. The study area, Oferekpe in Abakaliki LGA of Ebonyi State, South Eastern Region of Nigeria is characterised with sedimentary formations highly ...  Read More

Materials Engineering
25. Design and Evaluation of Drip Irrigation System for Date Palm Plantations in MAUTECH, Yola, Adamawa State, Northeastern Nigeria

Buba Ankidawa; D. S. Zakariah

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 70-82

http://dx.doi.org/10.22115/cepm.2018.134525.1030

Abstract
  Irrigation using dripping system is often considered more efficient method in terms of both water application and labour. The research is aimed at design and evaluating the drip irrigation system for the Date Palm Plantations in MAUTECH, Yola, Adamawa State, Northeastern Nigeria. The drip irrigation ...  Read More