Engineering

Research Papers/Topics in Engineering

SUSTAINABLE ECOSOPHY FOR AFRICA: AN ETHICAL EVALUATION OF THE AFRICAN ENVIRONMENT

Ecosophy is an Ecological Philosophy aimed at a Philosophical study of the Ecological knowledge. This book is particularly an ethical assessment of the African environment as its setting is basically on the African environment.

Investigation of Bamboo as Possible Substitute for Concrete as Main Building Material in Nigeria

ABSTRACTBamboo is one of the oldest traditional materials used by mankind. They are the largest members of the grass family and are the fastest growing in the world. Bamboo is a substitute building material which is renewable, environment friendly and widely available as the wood resources are diminishing and restrictions are imposed on the felling of the natural forest trees. Due to its rapid growth and high yield, adaptability to most climatic conditions and due to its properties, bamb...

EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS ON THE ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF SOIL A CASE STUDY OF POLYUNWANA MICROFINANCE BANK

ABSTRACTSoil is the ultimate foundation material which supports the structure. The proper functioning of the structure will, therefore, depend on the engineering properties of the underlying soil. The objectives of this research are to investigate the engineering properties of soils found in the site by conduction different types of laboratory tests. This research work is useful in providing necessary data or information that can be used in designing Civil Engineering structures in the site. ...

Design and Construction of a Model Power Generating Windmill

This project covers the design and construction of a power generating windmill. The designs was carried out based on long-term available wind data of bida at 10m above the ground level. The average wind speed for Bida is 5.24m/s and rated turbine wind speed is 6.29m/s. The design of each components of the system were carefully constructed in a well equipped workshop within the school premises. Calculations were done manually for each components of the system and the results was match with the...

UNIVERSITY OF BENIN PROJECT WORK1

This is a review of The HP HT wells in Niger Delta.

EVALUATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF 2-D SEISMIC SURVEY IN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION: A CASE STUDY OF GNPC, VOLTAIAN BASIN PROJECT

One of the widely debated topics in petroleum exploration in the management of its undesirable adverse effects on the environment. An accurate evaluation of the potential biophysical and socioeconomic impact will minimize the negative impacts of petroleum exploration and enhance the benefits thereof. Due to higher uncertainties associated with the potential presence of oil and gas in the Voltaian Basin, a 2-D seismic survey is carried out by Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to help...

WELL STIMULATION IN OREDO WELL USING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

Hydraulic fracturing plays a key role in the economic production of hydrocarbons from a reservoir by inducing permeable channels to improve the drainage area and to ease flow of oil and gas into the wellbore (Burton et al, 2002). A pressure transient test in Oredo O well, Oredo field located in Benin city, Nigeria, revealed a skin factor of +7.58 and flow efficiency of 0.53 (Kelechi et al, 2015). These are indications of a damaged well. PROSPER software (production system performance) has bee...

Statistical model to predict dry sliding wear behaviour of Aluminium-Jute bast ash particulate composite produced by stir-casting

A model to predict the dry sliding wear behaviour of Aluminium-Jute bast ashparticulate composites produced by double stir-casting method was developed in termsof weight fraction of jute bast ash (JBA). Experiments were designed on the basis ofthe Design of Experiments (DOE) technique. A 2k factorial, where k is the number ofvariables, with central composite second-order rotatable design was used to improvethe reliability of results and to reduce the size of experimentation without loss ofacc...

Solid(1)

  Nigeria’s Solid Minerals Resources AND LOCATIONS

STABILIZATION OF SILTY CLAY SOIL USING CEMENT AND SAW DUST ASH samson et al

ABSTRACT Soils containing large quantities of clay and silt are the most burdensome to the engineer. These soils exhibit marked changes in volume with changes in water content and consequently affect the function of any layer lain upon it due to its shrink and up heave behavior when used as a subgrade or a layer built of it. The test assesses the geotechnical characteristics of silty clay soil in order to increase the shear strength and decrease the compressibility of the soil, so t...

PRODUCTION OF BIOGAS USING COW DUND, GRASS CUTTINGS, PIG WASTE

ABSTRACTThis study comparatively analysed biogas production from three waste materials: Grass - Axonopus compressus, cow dung and pig waste slurry, with respect to the effects of carbon/nitrogen (C:N) ratio on biogas yield. A mixing ratio of 1:10 (one (1) part of substrate to ten (10) parts of water) was used. Nine 2L plastic digesters, were used for the study. Digestion was carried out in triplicates, 3 digesters for each substrate. The C:N ratios of the substrates were as follows:  Axonopu...

Festus project

The spread of pollutant in an area is partly a function of wood burning in local kitchens by the population of the area. This pollution generated through combustion of wood  fuels presents difficult environmental challenges to societies as it could degrade the environment and affect human health and quality of life. Wood burning emissions are major contributors to air pollution in rural areas as they contain harmful gases. The level of carbon monoxide in the air in two location in oleh t...

Future SCADA System for Smart Grid

ABSTRACTTraditional power grids are now transformed into Smart Grids (SGs) in order to solve the problems of energy wastage, energy control, uni-directional flow of information, growing energy demand, reliability, measurement and security. Smart grids increase the automation, coordination and connectivity between these electricity suppliers, electricity users and networks used in local distribution tasks and long distance transmission. Smart Grids offer bi-directional energy flow between elec...

Design and Construction of a Four Way Traffic Light Control

ABSTRACTA traffic light also known as a traffic signal,  stop light and go light, robot or semaphore is a signally device positioned at four (cross) junction, pedestrian crossing or other locations in other to indicate when it is safe to drive or walk using a universal color code ( and in precise sequence for those that are color blind).Traffic light system operate on a turning mechanism that changes the light after a given interval of 7-120 seconds depending on the traffic congestion on...


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