Original Article Mechanical Engineering
1. 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


  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

Original Article Civil Engineering
2. 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


  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

Original Article Civil Engineering

Magdy I Salama

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


  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

Original Article Civil Engineering
4. 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


  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

Original Article Mechanical Engineering
5. 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


  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

Original Article Civil Engineering
6. Modelling and Simulation of Reinforced Concrete Bridges with varying percentages of Shape Memory Alloy Rods

Samson Olalekan Odeyemi; Adeola Abdullahi Adedeji

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 65-78


  Earthquakes constitute a major problem for mankind resulting in loss of lives and structures. Smart structural materials such as Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) suppress the structural vibration in a structure by adjusting the dynamic performance of the structure. SMA rods are unique for their shape memory ...  Read More

Original Article Civil Engineering
7. Seismic Assessment of Steel Moment Frames with Irregularity in Mass and Stiffness

Iman Faridmehr; Elahe Chabokan

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 79-101


  Irregularity, consider to be one of the main reasons of buildings collapse in recent earthquakes. Irregularity also effects the seismic behavior and maximum capacity of structures. The effect of mass and stiffness irregularity was carried out in this research using static and dynamic analysis. Three ...  Read More