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IET Image Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
IET Micro and Nano Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
IET Optoelectronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
IET Renewable Power Generation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IET Science, Measurement & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IET Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
IETE Journal of Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
IETE Technical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
IIE Transactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IIUM Engineering Journal     Open Access  
Implementation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Indian Journal of Biotechnology (IJBT)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Industrial Data     Open Access  
Industrie et Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
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Innovare : Revista de ciencia y tecnología     Open Access  
Instrumentation Science & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Integration, the VLSI Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intelligent Control and Automation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Interface Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Intermetallics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Archives of Science and Technology     Open Access  
International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International conference KNOWLEDGE-BASED ORGANIZATION     Open Access  
International Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Abrasive Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Advancements in Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Advances in Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Advances in Engineering, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Aerospace Innovations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Applied Power Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Architectural Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Automation and Control Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Autonomic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Biomedical Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cast Metals Research     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Coal Science & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Collaborative Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Combinatorics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Communication Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Control Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Corrosion     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Crashworthiness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Design Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Education and Management Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education Economics and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Emerging Multidisciplinary Fluid Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Engine Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Engineering & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Engineering Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Engineering Mathematics     Open Access  
International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy     Open Access  
International Journal of Engineering Practical Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Engineering Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology     Open Access  
International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Fatigue     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
International Journal of Flow Control     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Fracture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Geo-Engineering     Open Access  
International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 132)
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Hypersonics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Impact Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Information Acquisition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Innovation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Innovative Technology and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Integrated Engineering     Open Access  
International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Lifecycle Performance Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Manufacturing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Multiphase Flow     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Nanoscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Navigation and Observation     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Network Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Pavement Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Plasticity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Plastics Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Polymer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Precision Technology     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Production Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Quality and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Quantum Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Science Engineering and Advance Technology     Open Access  
International Journal of Sediment Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Social Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Space Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Speech Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Sustainable Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Technoethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Technology Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Thermal Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Thermodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Turbo & Jet-Engines     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Vehicle Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Vehicle Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Vehicular Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)

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   ISSN (Print) 0125-8281 - ISSN (Online) 0125-8281
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  • ANNs in ABC Multi-driver Optimization Based on Thailand Automotive
           Industry

    • Authors: Noppadol Amdee, Kawin Sonthipermpoon, Chaitamlong Pongpattanasili, Kreangsak Tamee, Chonnanath Kritworakarn
      Abstract: The purpose of this research was to develop a method for Activity Based Costing (ABC) that provided accurate product production costs. ABC using Single Driver Activity Based Costing (SDABC) can result in distortion of the cost. A more accurate ABC cost calculation based on multiple cost drivers (CDs) in each activity has been devised and proven by considering the various cost drivers using the correlation coefficient or R2. The application of artificial neural networks (ANNs) to choose the CDs is Multiple Drivers Activity Based Costing (MDABC). The ANNs choose the CDs by algorithms including Multilayer Perceptron and Back-propagation. The transfer function for hidden layers is the Log-Sigmoid Function and for the output layer is the Pure Linear transfer function. The results have demonstrated that using MDABC results in more accurate cost calculations than when using SDABC. The study found that both of the extended ABC method, SDABC and MDABC provide more accurate actual cost of production, and both are applicable to products with low turnover or those in a state of loss condition. However, MDABC is better used in situations which include a variety of production activities, while the SDABC method is best used in situations of the factory operations not being very complex. Overall, the resolution, or accuracy, of the calculated production costs is better using the MDABC method, but is more complicated in its use and operation. Computer-based ANNs overcome this problem of complexity.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Properties of Pervious Concrete Aiming for LEED Green Building Rating
           System Credits

    • Authors: Than Mar Swe, Pitcha Jongvivatsakul, Withit Pansuk
      Abstract: Pervious concrete is a special type of concrete with high porosity. The use of pervious concrete may achieve many potential LEED green building rating system credits. The objective of this paper is to investigate the appropriate mix proportion which provides the high LEED points and also the good mechanical properties. Nine mix proportions based on possible LEED points were examined. The replacement of cement by fly ash (20% - 60%) and coarse aggregate by recycled aggregate (20% - 100%) were used. Properties of pervious concrete relating to LEED credits and design values such as permeability, void content, compressive strength and splitting tensile strength were evaluated. It was found that the proposed pervious concrete can achieve the stormwater design-quantity control, recycled content and recycled materials credits. According to the results, the mix proportions which cement was replaced by 40% and 60% of fly ash archived the highest LEED credit points and also provided the sufficient mechanical properties. Therefore, these mix proportions are recommended for green construction.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Simplified Weight Function for Calculating Stress Intensity Factor in
           Complicated Stress Distributions

    • Authors: Jirapong Kasivitamnuay
      Abstract: Calculation of a stress intensity factor becomes more difficult when crack are subjected to a complicated stress distribution profile. A standard procedure called influence coefficients is inadequate, because a stress profile may not be accurately represented by a polynomial function. This paper applies a piecewise linear approximation of stress profile and a weight function method to overcome that restriction. However, the typical adopted weight function, i.e. universal weight function, is replaced by a weight function, in which its form coincides with the analytical form. Although a new weight function consists of lesser number of terms, it is proved to be accurate when applies to a cracked-cylinder problem, e.g. internal part-through circumferential crack and internal fully circumferential crack under various complicated weld residual stress profiles. Using this simpler weight function and linearized approximation scheme led to a closed-form stress intensity factor solution, which is convenient for programming.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Degree of Hydration and Mass Balance Equations for Determination of Mix
           Proportion of Hardened OPC Concrete

    • Authors: Thidaporn Chuosavasdi, Boonchai Stitmannaithum, Taweechai Sumranwanich, Warangkana Saengsoy, Somnuk Tangtermsirikul
      Abstract: A method for estimating mix proportion of hardened OPC concrete is proposed in this study. A set of mass balance equations was formed to calculate content of concrete compositions including cement, water, sand, and coarse aggregate. The degree of hydration of cement was taken into account in the analysis in order to cover the effect of age of concrete. In order to verify the accuracy of the proposed method, the determination of mix proportion of concrete was conducted on concrete specimens prepared in the laboratory with known mix proportions. Moreover, the mix proportion of concrete at different ages were calculated both with and without consideration of time-dependent degree of hydration in the analysis to clarify the enhanced capability of the proposed method when the effect of age of concrete is considered. It was found from the analytical results that the proposed method could be used to estimate mix proportion of concrete, with a satisfactory precision, at any age. The calculation of mix proportion of hardened concrete with consideration of time-dependent degree of hydration provided less error than that without consideration of the degree of hydration. The percentage of error of the mix proportion prediction of the concrete samples was less than 5%.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • A Simple Investigation into the Stability of Lightweight Motorcycle

    • Authors: Chuthamat Laksanakit, Pichai Taneerananoon, Kitti Wichettapong
      Abstract: The objective of this study is to investigate the stability of lightweight motorcycle in straight path running test. The stability of three different tyre dimensions was measured using acceleration, angular velocity and vehicle speed signals from smartphone sensors. The signals were analyzed to determine whether standard configuration of tyres used in lightweight motorcycles in various developing countries are safe in terms of vehicle stability. In order to identify effects of tyre width on driving stability, forward speed, angular acceleration and rotational velocity were measured. These measurements are valuable empirical data in the understanding of motorcycle balance mechanism. Results of analysis show that for the range of tyre width 70 mm to 110 mm for the front and 80 mm to 120 mm for the rear wheel used in the test, motorcycle stability is not affected by the tyre width for the straight path run with maximum speed of 60 km/h.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Acoustic-Phonetic Approaches for Improving Segment-Based Speech
           Recognition for Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech

    • Authors: Krerksak Likitsupin, Proadpran Punyabukkana, Chai Wutiwiwatchai, Atiwong Suchato
      Abstract: Segment-based speech recognition has shown to be a competitive alternative to the state-of-the-art HMM-based techniques. Its accuracies rely heavily on the quality of the segment graph from which the recognizer searches for the most likely recognition hypotheses. In order to increase the inclusion rate of actual segments in the graph, it is important to recover possible missing segments generated by segment-based segmentation algorithm. An aspect of this research focuses on determining the missing segments due to missed detection of segment boundaries. The acoustic discontinuities, together with manner-distinctive features are utilized to recover the missing segments. Another aspect of improvement to our segment-based framework tackles the restriction of having limited amount of training speech data which prevents the usage of more complex covariance matrices for the acoustic models. Feature dimensional reduction in the form of the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is applied to enable the training of full covariance matrices and it results in improved segment-based phoneme recognition. Furthermore, to benefit from the fact that segment-based approach allows the integration of phonetic knowledge, we incorporate the probability of each segment being one type of sound unit of a certain specific common manner of articulation into the scoring of the segment graphs. Our experiment shows that, with the proposed improvements, our segment-based framework approximately increases the phoneme recognition accuracy by approximately 25% of the one obtained from the baseline segment-based speech recognition.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Improvement of Vehicle Service System by the Application of Lean Six Sigma

    • Authors: Natcha Thawesaengskulthai, Patiphan Jarumanee
      Abstract: This research aims to improve the efficiency of vehicle service system in Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. The study adopted the lean six sigma methods with DMAIC process and New Service Development by following 5D steps which are Discover, Define, Design, Develop and Deploy. In this process, the Lean Six Sigma or DMAIC is implemented and considered as the main tool which is used together with the development of service innovation in order to equip the tools with fully developed characters. The occurred problems and its root causes were discovered and defined by using SERVQUAL questionnaires to evaluate customer satisfaction levels to 20 service dimensions. Innovative solutions were generated by using the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and lean techniques. The action plan includes: 1) developing a vehicle reservation system which can be done via intranet, 2) redesigning the back-end procedure by applying the ECRS principle and developing the manual, 3) improving the quality control and assessment system, 4) developing a new working standard for customers and drivers. After the implementation of this new system, the car users were satisfied with the service as the score (1-5 Likert scale) increased by 30% from 3.35 as the medium level to 4.37 as the good level. The time of check back system is decreased by 87% from 15.5 minutes to 2 minutes
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Lifetime Estimation for Metal Sheet Cladding and Roofing in Wang-Noi
           Combined Cycle Power Plant

    • Authors: Chakrit Suvanjumrat, Ravivat Rugsaj
      Abstract: This research aimed to study corrosion behavior and evaluated lifetime of the metal sheet cladding and roofing when exposed to actual usage environment using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) test method. The sample plates were galvanized steel grade 550 and thickness of 0.6 mm which was coated with 55% of Al-Zn and a polyvinylidene fluoride layer which were prepared for metal sheet cladding and roofing of Wang-Noi combined cycle power plant in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province of Thailand. The specimens were tested under wet-dry cyclic condition by immersing in the simulated acid rain solution for an hour, then the specimen was removed from the solution and allowed to dry in open air environment with exposing to sunlight for 7 hours a day. The wet-dry cyclic treatment was repeated 3 times a day which was considered as the severe usage condition therefore the 3 wet-dry cycles might lead to extreme corrosion due to raining about 3 times a day. The EIS was used to evaluate the corrosion rate of specimens after the wet-dry cyclic treatment. Analysis results were expressed in Bode and Nyquist plot and used to calculate for corrosion current by using Stern-Garry equation which was used to calculate corrosion rate by using Faraday’s law. The first order polynomial regression was appropriate to estimate corrosion rate beyond the real time usage of the metal sheet, and total mass loss over time was estimated by integrating the polynomial regression model to obtain the governing equation of the total mass loss of the cladding and roofing sheet in the usage environment. The evaluated mass loss over 20 years of usage under severe condition was estimated which had the maximum penetration of 1.04004 milli-inch and could be converted into penetrating thickness of 26.41 m.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Stability of Soil Block on Low Interface Friction Plane With and Without
           Side Supports

    • Authors: Ouch Rithy, Boonchai Ukritchon, Thirapong Pipatpongsa
      Abstract: Slope instability is a challenging problem in geotechnical engineering. The main focus of this paper is to investigate the stability of a soil block, with and without side supports, resting on a low interface friction plane by employing a three-dimensional finite element analysis (3D FEA). In the numerical model, the soil block is modeled as a volume element with Mohr-Coulomb material in a drained condition. Interface elements are used at the bottom plane in order to capture the shear sliding on the interface plane. Side interface elements with fully rough surfaces are also used in the slip analysis with side supports. A failure analysis is performed by means of the gravity loading method. The results of 3D FEA are compared with those of the existing physical models for both cases. Extensive parametric studies of a slip analysis with side supports are carried out in order to develop an empirical equation for the stability number as a function of four normalized parameters. Finally, the paper presents an application of the proposed equation to the prediction of the failure width and the required width for the excavation of an actual mine.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Approach to Identifying Black Spots Based on Potential Saving in Accident
           Costs

    • Authors: Huy Huu Nguyen, Pichai Taneerananon, Paramet Luathep
      Abstract: In improving road safety, the identification of black spots based on potential saving in accident costs is an attempt to make the selection of black spots to treat out of the identified ones. This selection is based on a new approach in which safety potential is employed as a key parameter which has a dual function of identification and prioritization. With this approach, it is possible to find black spots where safety improvement measures are expected to have the greatest economical effectiveness. Therefore, the approach may be a practically suitable tool for developing countries in road traffic accident reduction effort. This paper intends to introduce the new approach to identify road accident black spots in detail. First, the evolution of criteria for black spot identification is reviewed. What follows is an analytical framework for identifying black spots based on potential saving in accident costs. Finally, a particular case of practical implementation is enclosed in order to illustrate the approach.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Kinematics-Based Analytical Solution for Wheel Slip Angle Estimation of a
           RWD Vehicle with Drift

    • Authors: Ronnapee Chaichaowarat, Witaya Wannasuphoprasit
      Abstract: Accurate real-time information of wheel slip angle is essential for various active stability control systems. A number of techniques have been proposed to enhance quality of GPS based estimation. This paper exhibits a novel cost-effective strategy of individual wheel slip angle estimation for a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle. At any slip condition, the slip angle can be estimated using only measurement of steering angle, front wheel speeds, yaw rate, longitudinal and lateral accelerations, without requiring GPS data. On the basis of zero longitudinal slip at both front tires, the closed-form solutions for direct computation of wheel slip angles were derived via kinematic analysis of a planar four-wheel vehicle, and then primarily verified by computational simulation with prescribed functions of radius of curvature, vehicle speed, sideslip and steering angle. Neither integration nor tire friction model is required for this estimation methodology. In terms of implementation, a 1:10th scaled RWD vehicle was modified so that the steering angle, the front wheel rolling speeds, the vehicle yaw rate and the linear accelerations can be measured. Preliminary experiment was done on extremely random sideslip maneuvers beneath the global positioning using four recording cameras. By comparing with the vision-based reference, the individual wheel slip angles could be well estimated despite extreme tire slip. Other vehicle state variables—radius of curvature, vehicle sideslip and speed—may also be directly obtained from the kinematic relations. This proposed estimation methodology could then be alternatively applied for the full range slip angle estimation in advanced active safety systems.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • An Experimental Investigation of Accelerated Carbonation on Properties of
           Concrete

    • Authors: Shaik Hussain, Dipendu Bhunia, Shamsher Bahadur Singh
      Abstract: This study deals with the effect of carbonation on the mechanical properties such as compressive strength, flexural strength and durability like depth of carbonation and volume of permeable voids of the concrete cast using ordinary Portland cement over a time period of up to 120 days. To study the behavior of carbonation front of concrete in presence of varying water content, water binder ratios of 0.35, 0.50 and 0.65 are chosen. It is observed that the volume of permeable voids of concrete has decreased, with an increase in compressive strength, flexural strength and depth of carbonation as the number of days of exposure of concrete specimen to high carbon dioxide increased.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • The Combination of Calcium Oxide and Cu/ZrO2 Catalyst and their Selective
           Products for CO2 Hydrogenation

    • Authors: Soipatta Soisuwan, Wilasinee Wisaijorn, Chalida Nimnul, Orawan Maunghimpan, Piyasan Praserthdam
      Abstract: The catalytic activities of Cu/ZrO2_CaO catalysts were investigated on CO2 hydrogenation. The CO2 hydrogenations were carried out over combination of calcium oxide and Cu/ZrO2 catalyst. Two calcination temperatures were chosen at 300 and 650 oC according to thermal decomposition results. The catalysts were characterized by means of N2 adsorption-desorption, H2 temperature programmed reduction and X-ray diffraction. The CO2 hydrogenation under atmospheric pressure and at 250 oC was carried out over copper-based catalysts combined with calcium oxide namely i.e. Cu/ZrO2_CaO300, Cu/ZrO2_CaO650, Cu/ZrO2_Cu/CaO and Cu/ZrO2+CaO. The catalytic activities over all catalysts were consistent for 4 hours. The catalytic reaction rates over copper-based catalysts were in the range of 2.2 - 4.7 × 10-4 mol L-1 s-1 g cat-1. The modification of calcium oxide can improve the catalytic activity of copper-based catalysts to 4.7 × 10-4 mol L-1 s-1 g cat-1. The calcination temperature can cause a difference in active species that impact on product selectivity. The CaO consisting in copper-based catalysts, i.e. Cu/ZrO2_CaO650, facilitate the growth of long chain hydrocarbon, whereas Cu/ZrO2_CaO300 favors the formation of carbon monoxide plausibly arising from reverse water gas shift reaction. Directly combined calcium oxide with Cu/ZrO2 via physically mixing, i.e. Cu/ZrO2+CaO, can improve the rate of methanol production.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Study of Flow Pattern in Jet Clarifier for Removal of Turbidity by
           Residence Time Distribution Approach

    • Authors: Ploypailin Romphophak, Kritchart Wongwailikhit, Nattawin Chawaloesphonsiya, Pornsak Samornkraisorakit, Pisut Painmanakul
      Abstract: This study aims to determine the performance of the jet clarifier for turbidity removal and its mechanisms for proposing the optimal operating conditions and design criteria. The experiment were performed continuously using a pilot scale jet clarifier with the volume of 243 L. Effects of liquid flow rates, types of liquid phase, and sludge blanket heights on turbidity removal efficiency were investigated. Moreover, the residence time distribution (RTD) study was carried out to investigate the flow pattern. The results indicated that the jet clarifier can effectively reduce the water with the efficiency of 80% under the optimal condition. The RTD results suggested that the flow pattern in the jet clarifier corresponded to the design as the plug flow and mixed flow conditions were found in the coagulation and the flocculation/sedimentation zones, respectively. The presence of the sludge blanket can reduce the bypass and recirculated flows. Besides, the increase of flow rate resulted in the increase recirculation in the tank. It can be suggested that the jet clarifier can be used for removing turbidity in the water treatment. The hydrodynamic in the reactor, which relates to flow pattern in the reactor, is one among the important factors in a jet clarifier.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
  • Chemical Characteristics of Native Soil in Shrimp Gher and Agricultural
           Land in Khulna, Bangladesh

    • Authors: Ashis K Bala, Quazi H Bari, Amimul Ahsan, Moetaz M ElSergany, Ravishankar Sathyamurthy, Mohamed A Bek, Md K Rowshon, Jayanta Mallick, Nik Norsyahariati Nik Daud
      Abstract: This study was conducted to characterize the native soil at shrimp Gher and agricultural land in Khulna, Bangladesh. Eight locations were selected and among them five Ghers from south part of Dumuria which is about 60 km away from KUET campus, Khulna, Bangladesh. In the laboratory, various parameters such as salinity, organic content, chloride, pH, alkalinity, conductivity and moisture content were determined by following standard methods. The chloride and alkalinity were determined manually and pH, conductivity and salinity were determined by digital meter. The organic and moisture content both were highest at 30 cm depth for both the cases of shrimp Gher and agricultural land. Chloride was highest at 15 cm depth for both the cases shrimp Gher and agricultural land. Alkalinity was highest at 30 cm depth for shrimp Gher, however, the lowest was for agricultural land. It is concluded that the salinity and organic content vary with depth, age and soil condition.
      PubDate: 2016-05-18
      Issue No: Vol. 20 (2016)
       
 
 
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