Original Article Mechanical Engineering
1. 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


  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

Original Article Mechanical Engineering
2. 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


  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

Original Article Civil Engineering
3. 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


  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

Original Article Civil Engineering
4. 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


  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

Original Article Civil Engineering
5. Buckling of Tapered Columns with Polygon Cross-Section

Magdy I. Salama

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


  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

Original Article Materials Engineering
6. 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


  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

Original Article Civil Engineering
7. Use of Tuned Mass Dampers in Controlling the Vibrations of Steel Structures with Vertical Irregularity of Mass

Mehdi Babaei; Alireza Moniri

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 83-94


  One of the common methods of the inactively controlling structures subject to earthquakes is the use of Tuned Mass Damping (TMD) systems. These dampers consist of three major parameters, namely mass, damping and stiffness. TMDs generally reduce the response domain by influencing a mode, which is most ...  Read More