IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE)

Jan. - Feb. 2016 Volume 13 - Issue 1

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : "Theoretical and ExperimentalAnalysis forPerformance Evaluation of anActualOperating Absorption Unit"
Country : Egypt
Authors : M. Khalil Bassiouny || A. A. Hussien || Mostafa El Shafie || Noriyuki Kobayashi

Abstract: AbstractThis paper presents a theoretical and experimental analysis for evaluation of an actual lithium-bromide/water direct-fired double effect absorption chiller in parallel flow configuration. The absorption chilleranalyzed in this work is used for air conditioning system and is allocated at El-Araby Company for Lighting Technology-Egypt. This unit is capable of providing a cooling capacity [500 R.T], [1750 kW]. A set of thermocouples used to allow the measurements of the working temperature through all operating chiller components. The measurements have been obtained at different times in July 2013 and in July 2014. A set of mathematical equations have been developed, allowing the estimation of the chiller coefficient of performance and heat transfer rates for each component.

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Absorption Chiller", Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol.16, PP.975-987.
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Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, Vol.5, PP.53-59.
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Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol.17, PP.157-170.
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Water-Lithium Bromide Absorption Systems", Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol.21, PP.1273-1279.


Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Cooling Tower Performance and Determining Energy Saving Opportunities through Economizer Operation: A Review
Country : India
Authors : Dhruvit Joshi || Chetan Jaiswal

Abstract: Cooling towers form an important part of chilled water systems and perform the function of rejecting the heat to the atmosphere. Chilled water systems are observed to constitute a major portion of energy consumption in air conditioning systems of commercial buildings and of process cooling in manufacturing plants. It is frequently observed that these systems are not operated optimally, and cooling towers being an integral part of this system present a significant area to study and determine possible energy saving measures. More specifically, operation of cooling towers in economizer mode in winter (in areas where winter temperatures drop to 40°F and below) and variable frequency drives (VFDs) on cooling tower fans are measures that can provide considerable savings.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Optimum Design For Close Range Photogrammetry Network Using Particle Swarm Optimization Technique
Country : Egypt
Authors : Saad El-Hamrawy || Hossam El-Din Fawzy || Mohamed Al-Tobgy

Abstract: With the rapid development in close range photogrammetry and low cost of this technique, it is important to improve the accuracy of the result of this technique. For that, the main aim of that paper is using the Particle Swarm Optimization. The mathematical model of Particle Swarm Optimization for the close range photogrammetry network is developed. The experimental tests have been carried out to develop a Particle Swarm algorithm to determine the optimum camera station and evaluate the accuracy of the developed.
Keywords: Close range photogrammetry network design, artificial intelligence and Particle Swarm Optimization.

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Design The Close Range Photogrammetry Network" International Journal of Civil Engineering & Technology (IJCIET), Volume 6,
Issue 6, 2015, pp. 147-157, ISSN Print: 0976 – 6308, ISSN Online: 0976 – 6316.
[4] Mohammad Khajehzadeh, Mohd Raihan Taha, Ahmed El-Shafie and Mahdiyeh Eslami, 2011. " A Survey on Meta-Heuristic Global
Optimization Algorithms" Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 3(6): 569-578, 2011, ISSN: 2040-
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Experimental Studies On Friction Coefficient Between Concrete Block And Steel Plate Bolted Joints
Country : Sudan
Authors : Mansour Ahmed Mohamed || Tianlai Yu || N.M Akasha

Abstract: The aim of this study is to determine the friction coefficient (slip coefficient) between steel plate and concrete block interfaces as affected by various parameters using glue and sand between the two elements of friction. In this study, thirty groups of specimen (steel plate -concrete blocks slip) were tested. The materials we used to create this composite model included concrete blocks, steel plate, welded end plates and 8.8 M16 high-strength bolts. The strength of concrete block used is C30 (30 MPa), the concrete block dimension (15*15*37.8 cm). The grades of steel plate Q345.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : A Floating Antartic Research Station (Fars) A Reality Or Fantasy?
Country : Poland
Authors : S.Rakusa-Suszczewski

Abstract: FARS is a floating mobile unit which can be used as a base mooring in lagoons which occurred near shore as a results of glacial retreat.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Application of CAD/CAM Tools in the Production of Investment Casting Part
Country : Nigeria
Authors : Mustapha M. Usman || Abdulrahaman S. Ahmad || Nuhu A. Sulaiman || Musa A. Ibrahim

Abstract: Application of CAD/CAM in product development cycle has transformed every sector of manufacturing process from black-art into a knowledge based intelligent technology. Proper Application of the CAD/CAM tools in manufacturing stages minimizes to a greater extent the production cost, lead time and deliver good quality products. In this paper, the CAD/CAM technology was briefly introduced and the CAD/CAM tools were applied in modelling an investment casting part, design and modelling of wax pattern injecting mold, and finally NC machining simulation for the wax pattern injection mold cavity.

Keywords: CAD/CAM, Investment Casting, Mold, NC Machining, Pro/E, UG-NX 8, Blank

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Multiple Objective Optimizations of Parameters in Rotary Edm of P20 Steel
Country : India
Authors : Jayesh G || Dr. Santhosh Kumar N

Abstract: Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is one of the advanced methods of machining. Most publications on the EDM process are directed towards non-rotational tools. But rotation of the tool provides a good flushing effect in the machining zone. Optimization of process parameters in rotary EDM to arrive at the best manufacturing conditions, is an essential need for industries towards manufacturing of quality products at lower cost. This paper aims to investigate the optimal set of process parameters such as work piece polarity, current, pulse ON and OFF time and tool rotational speed in rotary EDM process to identify the variations in three performance characteristics such as material removal rate, tool wear rate and surface roughness value during machining of P20 die steel using copper electrode. Based on the experiments conducted using L18 orthogonal array, analysis has been carried out with Grey relational analysis. Response tables and graphs were used to find the optimal levels of parameters in rotary EDM process. Confirmation experiments were carried out to validate the optimal results.

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[3]. Bulent Ekmekci, Atakan Sayar: "Debris and Consequences in Micro Electric Discharge Machining Of Micro Holes", International Journal Of Machine Tools And Manufacture, Vol.65, 2013, pp.58-67.
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Development Of A Paddle Wheel Aerator For Small And Medium Fish Farmers InNigeria
Country : Nigeria
Authors : Omofunmi O.E. || Adewumi J.K. || AdisaA.F || Alegbeleye S.O

Abstract: Pond aeration systems were developed to sustain large quantities of fish and biomass materials. In this study the importance and functions of aeration were examined and prototype paddle wheel aerator was developed. The main features of the paddle wheel aerator wereelectric motor used as prime mover which was of one horse power capacity, Paddle hubs with six paddles all mounted on a shaft made of stainless steel and brass materials. Aeration experiment was conducted in water basin made up of plastic. Paddle-wheel aerator performance evaluation was conducted using unsteady state test.Physico-chemicalproperties of water sampled from the tested ponds were determined in accordance with the American Public Health Association standards (APHA, 2005).

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Influence of Chloride Compounds on the Swelling and Strength
Properties of Expansive Subgrade Soil
Country : India
Authors : G.Radhakrishnan || Dr M. Anjan Kumar || Dr GVRP Raju

Abstract: The engineering properties of expansive soil containing montmorillonite clay mineral are highly sensitive to moisture variations. The cyclic wetting and drying process in the expansive subgrade soil leads to the failure of pavements constructed on them. In order to improve the properties of subgrade soils and the pavement system performance, stabilization of subgrade soil is only the alternative. In the process of stabilization, usage of chemicals has gained prominence due to their easy applicability and adaptability. In
general, lime is a conventionally used chemical for the last two decades and investigations reveals that chloride compounds could also be used instead of lime, because of their active contribution towards the cation exchange with soil and also their solubility in water causes easy application to soil grains. In the present study the performance of different chloride compound chemicals like Ammonium chloride (NH4Cl), Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2) and Aluminum Chloride (AlCl3) on the swelling and strength properties expansive soil were studied. Evaluation is based on the laboratory test results on the soil collected from coastal area of Andhra Pradesh, India..

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Chloride on Properties of Expansive Soil for Pavement Subgrades, Proceedings of IGC-99, Calcutta, 1999, 279-282.
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Safety For Swimming Pool 'Life Is Precious' "Nothing Is More Valuable Than One's Life, Which They Have, Haven't Or Wish To Have."
Country : India
Authors : Mabibhushan Kumar

Abstract: Safety in swimming pool is more than a set of regulations or concern, it's a serious matter. Pool professionals (with new technics or advanced system) can help owners to prevent accidents.
As pool are a fantastic way to stay fit and spend time outdoors; and making pool safety as priority will let you enjoy your pool fully by giving you peace mind.
Pool operators are legally responsible for health and safety of pool users and employees. In order to manage and control risks, and comply with the law, you must carry out an assessment of risks to pool users and employees working at the pool, which must be written where there are 5 or more employees. You must take action to eliminate or control risks so far as is reasonably practicable.

[1]. www.swimmingpool.com
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Special Thanks To
[1]. Mr Abhijit Patil sir ( H.O.D, Y B PATTIL POLYTECHNIC,1ST SHIFT,AKURDI,PUNE,MAHARASHTRA,INDIA)
[2]. Mr Vikash N Tripathi (Accountant and Manager , QUIMZTECH SOLUTIONS, INDIA)
[3]. Mr Niraj Rajesh Prasad( Civil Engineer, Pune, INDIA)
[4]. Mr Amit Dhanawade (Electrical Engineer, Pune, INDIA)
[5]. Mr Ronak B Patel (Civil Engineer , Daman, INDIA)


Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Performance Evaluation of a Developed Paddle Aerator on Catfish Effluent in Lagos State, Nigeria
Country : Nigeria
Authors : Omofunmi O.E. || J.K || Adewumi., A.F || Adisa., || S.O || Alegbeleye

Abstract: Catfish production is one of the largest segments of fish culture in Lagos State, Nigeria. However, catfish effluents, which usually deteriorate the environment, need to be controlled. The effect of paddle-wheel aerator in catfish effluent was evaluated. The volume of catfish effluent was collected into two basins and diluted at given ratios. The paddle-wheel aerator was installed in one basin, while another basin served as control in determining the impact of paddle wheel aerator on catfish effluents. Water qualities such as Total Suspended Solids (TSS),.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Elevated Temperature Wire Drawing Process Using AzadirachtaIndicaAndJ.Curcas Seed Oil As Lubricants
Country : Nigeria
Authors : M. Mamuda || D.S. Yawas || M.Dauda || T.Ause

Abstract: Generally, exploration of the mechanics of wire drawing has been confined to cold working, for which the effects of strain rate and temperature on the flow stress can be neglected. The work in this paper described intensively elevated temperature wire drawing process usingazadirachtaindica and J.curcas seed oil as lubricants, both lubricants were found suitable and dies at temperatures varying from room to 8500C. The dies used were made from Hot-pressed Silicon nitride, Tungsten Carbide, High- Speed Steel. The experimental drawing process was carried out with mild steel and medium carbon steel rod of 8 and 10mm diameter respectively at temperatures varying fromambiant to 8500C..

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[3]. Cenm S. Cetinarslan (2012). A study on influence of some process parameters on colddrawing of ferrous wires. Indian journal of Engineering and materials sciences.Vol.19. PP221-228
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Effect of Biodiesel - Diesel Blends on Exhaust Emission and Performance of Compression Ignition Engine
Country : Iraq
Authors : Adel M Salih || Abdul-Rahman M Ahmed

Abstract:The present work investigates the engine performance parameters and emissions characteristics for in-line four cylinders four stroke direct injection diesel engine using biodiesel blends without any engine modifications. A two fuel blends samples and efficient diesel are used, neat diesel (100% diesel fuel), B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel fuel), and B50 (50% biodiesel and 50% diesel fuel) respectively. Engine performance test carried out at full load, with variable speeds ranging from 1000 to 2600 rpm at an interval of 200 rpm. The engine emission was measured in all tests. The study results indicated that there has been a decrease in the brake thermal efficiency by (3.5768%) for the B20 and (7.671%) for the B50.

1] M. T. Chaichan, The impact of equivalence ratio on performance and emissions of a hydrogen-diesel dual fuel engine with cooled exhaust gas recirculation, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 6 (6), 2015, 938-941.
[2] Vaneet, Comparative analysis of the performance and emissions characteristics of a C.I. engine fuelled with three different blends of biodiesel derived from waste mustard oil, M. Sc. Thesis, Thapar University, Punjab, India, 2012.


Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Effect of Soil-Structure Interaction on High Rise RC Building
Country : India
Authors : Mr. Rahul Sawant || Dr. M. N. Bajad

Abstract:Most of the civil engineering structures involve some type of structural element with direct contact with ground. When the external forces, such as earthquakes, act on these systems, neither the structural displacements nor the ground displacements, are independent of each other. The process in which the response of the soil influences the motion of the structure and the motion of the structure influences the response of the soil is termed as soil-structure interaction (SSI). In this paper, the interaction between the super-structure and sub-structure is investigated by modelling the soil as simple as possible to capture the overall response of the system. As new analytical hysteresis rules and more advanced tools of analysis have been developed in recent years, first the nonlinear response of a single-degree-of freedom system which can be representative of a broad range of newly designed structures, is investigated while allowing for flexibility of the soil-foundation system and SSI effects. This non-linear frame model is high rise residential building of G+42 storeys located at MUMBAI and time history of ELCENTRO is used to study the response of the model in ETABS.

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Department of Civil Engineering, City University of New York,NY,USA.
Effect Of Soil-Structure Interaction On High Rise RC Building
DOI: 10.9790/1684-13148591 www.iosrjournals.org 91 | Page
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Free Convection and Mass Transfer Flow through a Porous Medium with Variable Viscosity and Thermal Conductivity
Country : Bangladesh
Authors : Md. Abul Kalam Azad || R.K. Mondal || Sajal Kumar Dhali || Shamima Sultana1

Abstract:The unsteady free convection and mass transfer flow past an exponentially accelerated infinite vertical plate with variable viscosity and thermal conductivity has been investigated in this work. The plate temperature is raised linearly with time and the concentration level near the plate is raised to C  .The governing boundary layer equations of momentum, temperature and concentration are the second order couple linear partial differential equation. Mathematical formulation of boundary layer equations have been nondimensionalized by using dimensionless variables. These non-dimensional boundary layer equations are nonlinear and partial differential equations and are solved by finite difference method. For the different physical parameters the results of velocity, temperature and concentrations are displayed in the form of level curves. Skin friction and Nusselt number are also described in graphically.
Keywords: Porous medium, Variable viscosity, Variable thermal conductivity, vertical plate, free convection

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Thermodynamic analysis of LiBr and water based vapour absorption air-conditioning system utilizing waste exhaust heat energy of Diesel Engine
Country : India
Authors : Shakti Prakash Jena || Smrutirekha Mishra

Abstract:The potential of an engine exhaust driven LiBr-water based absorption system for air-conditioning is analyzed in this paper. The effects of generator, condenser, evaporator, and absorber temperatures on the energy and exergy performance of the absorption system were observed. The results indicate that the coefficient of performance increases with increase in evaporator temperature, but decreases with increase in condenser and absorber temperature. The exergy analysis of the system indicates that air cooled condenser and absorber shows higher exergy losses than the generator and evaporator. A small scale LiBr-water based absorption system can be feasible to operate using exhaust heat energy from a diesel engine.

Keywords- Absorption Refrigeration, Diesel Engine, Energy, Exergy Efficiency, Exergy losses

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Parametric Optimization during CNC Turning of Aisi 8620 Alloy Steel Using Rsm
Country : India
Authors : G.Sandeep kumar || R.K.Suresh || P.Dileep

Abstract:Turning process is one of the method to remove material mainly from cylindrical work materials. The process of turning is influenced by many factors such as the cutting speed, feed rate, depth of cut, nose radius, hardness of tool, cutting conditions etc. The finished product with desired quality targets such as surface roughness and cutting forces developed which are Responses of these input parameters. Properties such as wear resistance, fatigue strength, coefficient of friction, lubrication, wear rate and corrosion resistance of the machined parts are greatly influenced by surface roughness. In many manufacturing processes engineering judgment is still relied upon to optimize the response.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Investigation of Valve by Value Engineering for Sustainability
Country : India
Authors : Mr. Satish M. Silaskar || Prof. (Dr.) Vilas B. Shinde

Abstract:The change observed in the Industrial environment is a consistent process. The changes observed in the product in comparison to earlier design is so faster and difficult to predict its presence. The rate of change of any product has become so faster due to customer's demand. The manufacturing enterprises are constantly practicing to innovate and improve the design of product and process operations for sustainability and cost effectiveness. This product sustainability and cost effectiveness aspects can be achieved by investigating the specific product by value engineering for enhance the productivity. This will help to maintain their margin and competitive advantage of the product.

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