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Journal Cover Journal of Engineering and Technology Research
  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
     ISSN (Print) 2006-9790
     Published by Academic Journals Homepage  [73 journals]
  • Applications of intelligent multi-agent systems for smart distribution

    • Abstract: Multi-agent systems (MAS) can be applied to service restoration planning of distribution systems. The main purpose of service restoration planning is to restore as many customers as possible. In this paper, a MAS-based service restoration planner with a Genetic Algorithm (GA) is developed to solve group and zone service restoration problems in power distribution systems. Intelligent software...
      PubDate: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • New technique based on uterine electromyography nonlinearity for preterm
           delivery detection

    • Abstract: Detecting uterine electromyography (EMG) signals can yield a promising approach to determine and take actions to prevent preterm deliveries. This paper objective is to predict this risk using such uterine signals. Previous classification studies have used only linear signal processing which depends on the spectral characteristics of the uterine EMG signals that did not give clinically accept...
      PubDate: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Analysis and parametric optimization of flux cored arc welding process for
           IS 2062 mild steel plates using Taguchi method and utility concept

    • Abstract: Optimization of flux cored arc welding (FCAW) process parameters were carried out to obtain optimum weld bead geometry in mild steel plates of IS 2062 by using an alternate Taguchi method. Design of experiments based on multi-objective Taguchi approach was employed for development of mathematical model correlating important process parameters like welding voltage (V), welding current (I), st...
      PubDate: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Performance of reactive powder concrete slabs with different curing

    • Abstract: In this paper, the material performance of Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC) with two different curing conditions, water-curing of 25°C and heat-treatment of 90°C and 95% relative humidity was experimentally studied. An experimental investigation is carried out to study the influence of using steel fiber and heat-treatment on RPC slab specimens. All the slabs are simply supported along the four...
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Effect of immersion speed on the mechanical properties and micro-structure
           of oil quenched AISI 1020 steel

    • Abstract: Steel is one of the most important commodities in the engineering world due to its usefulness and availability. Its application is wider than any other metal, ranging from domestic use in the forms of utensils and many more to its use in construction and manufacturing industries. The wide range of application of steel in engineering practices has prompted the desire to increase certain mecha...
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Effect of battery effluent on plasticity and swelling characteristics of
           expansive soil

    • Abstract: Ground pollution is perpetuated by humans due to many reasons. Industrial activity is necessary for the socio-economic progress of a country, but at the same time, it generates large amount of solid and liquid wastes. Among various means available, disposal through land is simple and widely used. All types of pollution have either direct or indirect effect on soil properties. Behaviour of an...
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Mass and color kinetics of foamed and non foamed grape concentrate during
           convective drying process: A comparative study

    • Abstract: Experiments were conducted on drying of grape concentrate to form leather by using convective and foam mat drying process. Mass and color degradation kinetics of both non foamed and foamed grape concentrate were studied at selected temperatures (55, 65 and 75°C) at constant drying bed thickness of 5 mm. The results indicated that the drying took place in falling rate period where as higher d...
      PubDate: Sat, 31 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Impact of industrial effluents on water quality of Kali river in different
           locations of Meerut, India

    • Abstract: Water covers approximately 70.9% of earth’s surface and is a vital source for all known forms of life. The study highlights the pernicious elements present in water of Kali River. Various physico-chemical parameters, like Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total hardness, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), pH, Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride, and Sulphate were undertaken d...
      PubDate: Sat, 31 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Parameter optimization of electrical discharge machining process by using
           Taguchi approach

    • Abstract: Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is one of the most extensively used non-traditional material removal processes for difficult-to-cut materials. The full potential of the EDM process has not yet been exploited due to its complicated discharge mechanism. Though a lot of research has been done to improve the process performance, optimal selection of process parameters for the best performan...
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +010
  • Investigation of self-similar nature of video streaming traffic in
           corporate network

    • Abstract: In this work, a model of the corporate network had been developed, simulated and implemented using an optimized network engineering tool in a simulation area of 1.5 × 1.5 km enterprise topology network to stream video between each other. Total of 14,670 video traffic (traffic load) is streamed from different sources and destinations at random. The video streaming traffic is monitored, analyz...
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
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