Research Papers/Topics in Civil Engineering

Dispersion Studies in River Ebere

ABSTRACT The Conventional Levenspiel and Smith fixed point continuous monitoring method is used in the evaluation of the dispersion number and the dispersion coefficient, I? of river Ebm under study. Comparisons were made with Agunwamba’s method and both methods for different results. The leverspiel and Smith method gave higher values than those obtained with the Agunwamba's method except in me station. This is due to experimental errors. The Agunwamba's method though more tedious gave mor...

Modelling of Adsorption Efficiency for the Removal of Lead and Copper from Waste Water

Abstract  The focus of this research work is to derive a model that will be used to obtain the adsorption efficiency of an adsorbent for the removal of lead and copper from waste water. To date, the prevalence of adsorption separation remains an aesthetic attention and consideration abroad the nations owning to its low cost, simplicity of design, ease of operation, insensitivity to toxic substances and complete removal of pollutants even from solutions. The data points for this work were col...

Integrated Solar and Hydraulic Jump Enhanced Waste Stabilization Pond

ABSTRACT  This study on the integrated solar and hydraulic jump enhanced waste stabilization pond (ISHJEWSP) is aimed at determining the effect of variations in solar radiation, hydraulic jump, hydro-kinematic factors and pond geometry, on the treatment efficiency of wastewater in the ISHJEWSP. An equation to account for these effects was derived, calibrated and verified. An empirical regression model for the prediction of the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5) in the ISHJEWSP for sewage treat...

Effects of Stabilization on the Performance of Deltaic Lateritic Soils as a Road Pavement Material

Abstract Deltaic lateritic soils of the Niger delta region of Nigeria differ markedly fiom the other lateritic soils because of some mode of formation related peculiarities. As the most widely used soil materials for road earthworks in the entire region, their continual exploitation based on properties of the more matured and widely studied lateritic soils of the hinterland has met with mixed degrees of failure and success. In this study, samples of this soil material fiom different locations...

Potentials of Processed Termite as a Stabilizing Agent

ABSTRACT Clay soil posses a great threat causes problem on civil engineering structures due to its tendency to swell when it is in contact with water and shrinks when they dry out. Stabilization using chemical admixtures is the oldest and popular method of soil improvement. In this study, an investigation was conducted to explore the possibility of using processed termite mound as a stabilizing admixture to improve clay soils. This investigation involves the determination of the swelling pote...

Assessment of Sustainable Eco-Friendly Green Building Structures and Its Promotion in Kampala

ABSTRACT The construction industry consumes about forty percent of the world’s energy. The high increasing rate of construction activities has led to exploitation of most of the natural resources. These activities have led to massive deforestation and clearing of green cover for settlement and infrastructure development in Kampala. The repercussions of these activities are catastrophic such as poor air quality, urban heat island effect, toxic gas emission, increased cooling costs, which lat...

Design and Simulation of a Control System for a Center Pivot Irrigation Device

Abstract In the agricultural projects that use the center pivot irrigation system, which depends on the groundwater wells as a source of water using turbine pumps, which are actuated by internal combustion engines, the suspension of the center pivot irrigation device on the movement when a malfunction occurs with its continuous flow of water is a big problem and waste water, fuel and time, It also damages some crops that are heavily affected by water,this research studies the design of an aut...

Application of Total Quality Management on Garments Manufacturing in Sudan

Abstract Abstract -This study aimed to use and attempted to apply total quality management TQM in the Sudanese garment manufacturing factories to improve productivity and profitability and product quality and solving the factory's problems to meet customer satisfaction and decrease the garment imported and determined the potential of competition of local factories in the local and global market. The study designed and employed two methods, one for local garments factories in Sudan and the sec...

Design of a Sanitary Landfill for Kapchorwa Central Division

ABSTRACT  The study was to design a sanitary landfill in Kapchorwa central division to curb the problem of improper solid waste disposal. According to the study that was conducted within the municipality; it was found out that the municipality majorly had four main sources at which the solid wastes are generated; Residential wastes, Commercial wastes and Institutional wastes Qualitative data was collected to know the characteristics of solid wastes whereas quantitative data was used to measu...

Assessment of the Technology Choices for Rural Road Construction (A Case study of Otuke and Alebtong Districts)

ABSTRACT Rural roads constitute about 65% of the Uganda road network, which provide a critical link in the road transport network, facilitating access to and development of the rural areas. Traffic volume on rural roads in Uganda is very low, 90 % of the rural road network has an Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) less than 200, with an average road width of about 5.0 meters.  The main problem facing the development of rural roads lies in the method of construction. Common methods used...

Design Of A Small Scale Irrigation Scheme For Arechek Village In Napak District, Uganda

ABSTRACT Irrigation is a technology that ensures a good soil-moisture balance resulting into a good environment for crop growth for the well-established irrigation systems This project covered the different sections which included the site visits, desk studies, topographic and geographic studies, nature of the land. The specific objective entailed the determination of pertinent parameters for the design, coming up with the system layout to ensure every farmer gets water and sizing of the pipe...

Design of A Water Supply System for Muko Ikamiiro Parish in Rubanda District

ABSTRACT The study was to design a water supply system for Muko Ikamiiro parish in Rubanda district. The study was guided by the following objectives mainly to increase access to safe adequate and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene service delivery. And specifically to characterize and determine the quality of the available water sources, to determine water demand for the community and to design an effective water supply system. The project was carried out with in Ikamiro parish and c...

Flood Plain Mapping Of Bunga-Soya

  ABSTRACT This report comprises of 5 chapters, reflecting the activities that are to be carried out. Chapter 1. Presents a detailed introduction of the project. Chapter 2. Is the Literature Review presenting information concerning flood analysis related topics. Chapter 3. Methodology. This shows the different methods and approaches which were used to execute the project. Chapter 4. Results and findings. This chapter shows the results obtained using the methods d...

A Proposed Design of A Water Distribution System Using Epanet Forserere District

INTRODUCTION PROJECT BACKGROUND   globally and considering the hydraulic cycle, water is in constant motion from the land surface to the atmosphere and from atmosphere to the ground or land surface. run off is experienced when heavy rains are experienced. this run off normally erodes loads of silt sediments and this mixes with streams, lakes and pollutes surface water (chang 2004). in china due to industrialisation, the water cycle has been tempered with. this is due to production of tox...

Assessment of Sedimentation Level Using Remote Sensing and Gis in Kiira Dam, Jinja District Uganda

TABLE OF CONTENTDECLARATION...........................................................................................................iCERTIFICATION........................................................................................................iiACKNOWLEDGEMENT .............................................................................................. iiiTABLE OF CONTENT ................................................................................................ivABSTRACT.........


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