Research Papers/Topics in Industrial and Production Engineering

Development of A Generalised Solution for The Performance Measures of Queuing Systems

ABSTRACT This study developed computer software with the capacity to provide a generalized solution to queuing problems involving laborious, time consuming and complex mathematical approach of evaluating the performance measures of queuing systems when it was applied in the analysis of the six (6) fundamental performance measures of thirty (30) different organizations representing the six (6) queuing systems; the result was compared with that of mathematical computations and 97.22% complianc...

Genetic Algorithm Approach For Optimisation Of Silica Extraction For Micro-Crystalline Silicon Production

Solar collectors mainly produced from poly-crystalline (P-Si) and micro-crystalline silicon (µ-Si) are in high demand in Nigeria due to persistent power challenges. The silicon are mostly imported and µ-Si is preferable due to its low cost. The µ-Si is extracted from Rice Husk (RH). However, the procedure of setting its optimal process variables (temperature, time and solvent volume) which are determinants of the reduction in cost is under reported in the literature. The aim of this ...

Reversing Centrifugal Pumps As Alternative To Conventional Turbines For Micro Hydropower: A Review

ABSTRACT This paper presents the operation of centrifugal pumps as turbines for micro hydropower application. Block diagrams are used to present components required from intake chamber to hydropower plant and their electrical energy mechanism for micro hydropower system. A comparison of operational parameters of pump as turbine and conventional turbines is discussed. Also, the paper discusses three types of methods for selecting the centrifugal pump as turbine based on the head, flow...

Effect of Suggestopedia Instructional Method on Academic Achievement, Interest And Retention of Metal Work Students of Technical Colleges in Lagos State

ABSTRACT The study was carried out to determine the effect of suggestopedia instructional technique on academic achievement, interest and retention of metalwork students of technical colleges. Six research questions were answered while nine null hypotheses formulated were tested at a 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a quasi-experimental design and was carried out in Lagos State. The population for the study was 410 male and female students. The sample size for the study was...

Local Sourcing of Raw Materials for the Manufacture of Manual Metal Arcwelding Electrode: A Case for Locally Produced Steelwire in Nigeria

ABSTRACTSince early 1995 when pressure was mounted on the Raw Materials Research and development council in Nigeria, with a  view to sourcing wire, flux and binder locally, little or no success has been recorded. As at 1998,allthe raw materials including core wire for electrode manufacture in Nigeria were still being imported. The aim of this project is therefore to explore the possibility of using locally sourced wire in electrode production. In this research, wire drawn at the Oshogbo roll...

Electrodialysis

this paper shows separation technique with research.

Evaluation of The Effectiveness of Quality Control in Dangote Cement Plc

   v  ABSTRACT The project evaluates the effectiveness of quality control  in Dangote Cement PLC, Ibese  Ogun  State,  Nigeria.  Limestone,  shale  and  laterite  samples  were  from  the  mines  to determine their right grade as well as their mixing proportion. Also samples were taken from kiln feed and the final stage of cement production. The compressive strength of the cubes is determined according t...

The role of informal Sector in employment generation in Ilorin, kwara state Nigeria

                       AbstractThis research work examined the role of informal Sector in employment generation in Ilorin, kwara state Nigeria. The study made use of primary data obtained from 100 respondents from Ilorin West Local Government in kwara state through the copies of questionnaire administered. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics and statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The outcome of the empirical investigations showed that inf...