Engineering

Research Papers/Topics in Engineering

Broadband Network Penetration and Growth Pattern in North Eastern Part of Nigeria

Information and Communications Technology, like many other classical innovations has been institutionalized and become myths binding on organizations. How this seditious tool can be used as a catalyst for developing countries, in the face of empirical anomalies has been a cause for concern. Why does increasing number of agencies go on-line and establish similar web presences with similar structures even when delivery to end user is poor or near impossible? What are the processes of adapti...

Broadband – Infrastructural Deficit and ICT Growth Potentials in Cross River State, Nigeria

The study examined Broadband infrastructural deficit and the growth potentials of Information and Communications Technology in Cross River State of Nigeria, by using three–to-five scale closed-ended questionnaires. Cross River State has a population of about 3,104,446; yet by 2014, it was estimated that mobile Broadband connections in Cross River State was below 50,000 subscribers. Government statistics put Internet penetration in Nigeria at 28 per cent. Out of these, only less than 9 p...

Issues of Variance of Extreme Values in a Heterogeneous Teletraffic Environment

The reliability of various teletraffic data-analytical devices in communication systems is relevant to all stakeholders. Among other key external variables, the performance of the network evaluated under a variety of traffic scenarios is the focus of the study: data / video traffic generated by subscribers, who ordinarily subscribed voice bandwidth services. This study, therefore views teletraffic data as complete random and in-deterministic variables, and examines its continuous dependenc...

Issues Associated with Decimeter Waves Propagation at 0.6, 1.0 and 2.0 Peak Fresnel Zone Levels

Radio waves propagation is dependent on many variables. Any of these variables employed must ensure that the antennae at both sides of the link can see each other. This is because the radio horizon extends beyond the optical horizon. Inspite of this porch, telecommunications’ long distance signal suffer degradation. The ratio of the transmitted power to the receiver power is empirically deteriorated. The level of the received signal fluctuation is usually a function of the configured cha...

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A GSM-BASED MULTI-PURPOSE MEASURING DEVICE FOR UHF SIGNAL STRENGTH LEVELS.

It has become common for many business entrepreneurs to move with two or three mobile phones at any particular time in Nigeria. The reason is usually anchored on the epileptic reception of the telecommunications networks and their desire to keep in touch with their businesses. This burden can be made lighter if signal strength levels of Telecommunications’ operators can be periodically measured and predicted without resorting to the Network operator; like weather forecasting. The de...

Unmanned Aerial VehiclePitch Optimization for Fast Response of Elevator Control System

The flight dynamicsof an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(UAV)is the science ofitsorientation and control in three dimensions.The three primary orientations include: the Pitch, the Roll and the Yaw. Therear part of the tailplaneis known as the elevatorcontrol ofanUAVpitch (therotating around the transversal axis). Flight route deviations and flight altitude variations due to hash weather conditions such as shock waves or thunder storm and the wind speed/direction during flight gre...

Design of a Robust PID Controller for Improved Transient Response Performance of a Linearized Engine Idle Speed Model

One of the advantages of automatic control system is its application to the regulation of internal combustion engines. An area of significance in fuel energy reduction and efficiency improvement is the control engine idling speed. This paper has presented a control system for improved transient response performance of a linearized engine idle speed model. In order to realize the aim of the work, nonlinear dynamics of engine idle speed are obtained and were later linearize...

THE IMPACT OF SUPERVISION ON EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVENESS IN ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OWERRI, IMO STATE)

ABSTRACT This study on the Impact of Supervision on employees effectiveness in Organization focused on the ministry of Education Owerri, Imo State. The study used Survey Design technique. The population of the study consists of 110 staff of the ministry of Education while Yaro Yamen formula was used to determine the sample size. Both primary and Secondary sources of date were used while a 14 Hem structured questionnaire was the main instrument of data collection, the sample per...

The economic analysis of gas pipeline construction for the evacuation of natural gas from a gas processing facility to a gas fired power

ABSTRACT   The site of electrical power plants has been a subject of interest since the advent of electricity and the distance between energy sources (mines, oil and gas fields, and water bodies for renewable energy) and distance load (cities and industrial hubs) centres. The quest for sufficient energy infrastructure to supply Nigeria’s huge and growing population of about 190 million and also to power the much-anticipated industrialization and economic growth and developm...

Evaluation of Sugarcane Fiber as Potential Lost Circulation Material

Abstract—Drilling fluid is a mixture of chemicals used in the drilling operation and it is re-circulated within the well. It function as lubricating agents to keep the drilling tools in good condition, maintain the temperature and pressure, as well as prevent well damage. The drilling fluid may lost in circulation due to the pressure differences because of formation fractures; crevices within the formation. Lost Circulation Material (LCM) is substances that added into the drilling fluid fun...

THE EFFECTS OF FOAM AND WATER ALTERNATING GAS INJECTION ON PERFORMANCE OF THIN OIL RIM RESERVOIRS

Recovery from thin oil rims are generally affected by the depletion strategies, reservoirarchitecture, operational and reservoir uncertainties. Irrespective of the oil rim thickness,size of the gas cap and aquifer, recoveries are generally low because of pressure depletionrates. Oil recoveries during gas and water injections are also often low due to ineffectivestudy of uncertainties in reservoir parameters. Previous studies on Water Alternating Gas(WAG) injection were based on less profitabl...

LAPLACE TRANSFORM DECONVOLUTION AND ITS APPLICATION TO WELL TEST DATA ANALYSIS

The primary objective of this project is to extend the conveniences ofdeconvolution to non-linear problems of fluid flow in porous media. Unlikeconventional approaches, which are based on an approximate linearization of theproblem, here the solution of the non-linear problem is linearized by a perturbationapproach, which permits term-by-term application of deconvolution. Because theproposed perturbation solution is more conveniently evaluated in the Laplacetransform domain and the standard de...

Enhanced Oil Recovery of Medium Crude Oil (310 Api) Using Nanoparticles and Polymer

The aim of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is to influence thefluid-fluid properties and fluid-rock properties between theinjected fluid and the residual oil phase to improve recoveryefficiency. New methods of improving recoveries have beeninvestigated since they provide lower risks, costs anduncertainty as compared to exploring for new reserves. Waterenhanced with nanoparticles (nano-fluid) has recently gainedresearch interest for enhanced oil recovery because of thepossible physical and chemica...

Production forecast for niger delta oil rim synthetic reservoirs

The data sets in this article are related to a Placket Burman (PB)design of experiment (DOE) made on a wider range of uncertainties such as: reservoir, operational and reservoir architectureparameters that affect oil rim productivities. The design was basedon a 2 level PB-DOE to create oil rim models which were developed into reservoir models using the Eclipse software and configured under the best depletion strategy of concurrent oil and gasproduction. Approximate solutions to the models was...

Dataset on the beneficiation of a Nigerian bentonite clay mineral for drilling mud formulation

This paper presents dataset on the beneficiation of a Nigerian claymineral for drilling mud application. The experimental designapplied used a Response Surface Design (RSM), which involved 24(2-Level, 4-Factors) to generate statistical models, and analyze thedataset. The independent variables were (Bentonite; X1), (Polymer;X2), (Sodium Carbonate, X3) and (Aging Time; X4). The rheologicalproperties of interest, which forms the response variables, wereselected based on the API specification 13-...


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