Engineering

Research Papers/Topics in Engineering

SIMULATION OF REACTIVE POWER CONTROL IN AC TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS USING STATIC VAR COMPENSATOR

Voltage stability is a major concern when planning and operating electrical power systems. As demand for electric power increases, power systems are stressed more and more.  Since the construction of new transmission lines is very expensive, and the right of way requirements are not easy to come by, a cost-effective policy is to use the existing lines to their maximum thermal and stability limits, and this requires optimum sharing of power flow in the system. Flexible AC Transmission S...

DESIGN OF 2TONNES AUTOMATED HYDRAULIC JACK

ABSTRACTThe design of 2 tones automated hydraulic jack was carried out using the basic principles of machine design and analysis. The hydraulic jack was designed with a 204watts wiper motor with the output lever having a torque of 30Nm.  The effective diameters of ram and plunger pistons were found to be 12mm and 6mm respectively, when the load lifted was 2000N with mechanical advantage being 3.4. The working stress was 21MPa when the effort applied at the handle by the lever w...

SUSTAINABLE E-LEARNING FOR NIGERIAN EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACTAs Nigeria aims at optimizing the implementation of the E-learning programme in tertiary institutions, this paper discusses the ways by which the implemented E-learning can be sustained. The discussion was carried out using data derived from students, teaching staff and telecommunication engineers in Nigeria using Owerri metropolis as a case study. Data analysis was carried out and analyzed using excel and Minitab. Conclusions and recommendations were drawn for effective imp...

PRESSURE TRANSIENT ANALYSIS IN GAS RESERVOIRS (PSEUDOPRESSURE APPROACH - A NEW APPROACH)

The ability to analyse the performance and forecast the production of gas wells is important in gas reservoir engineering. Information like the reservoir permeability, damage and improvement, reservoir pressure etc should not be faulty because when faulty, estimation of information that involved them will also be faulty which will in turn depicts wrong forecast of the gas well. To obtain a reasonable degree of accuracy, different analytical methods have been studied and applied to mode...

THE IMPERATIVE OF ENGAGING PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKS

Time has come for people to know the implications of engaging non-professional builders in building construction works. The stoppage of engaging non-professional  builders would reduce or even stop  the event such as shoddy works, use of inappropriate materials/personnel’s and abandonment of project, cost overrun, and inadequate supervision/incompetence and incessant collapse of buildings. This project therefore delved into the imperative of engaging professional builders in build...

Energetic and Exergetic analysis of waste heat recovery system in sulphur acid using organic Rankine cycle.

The continuous search for sustainable alternative energy to non renewable energy to mitigate environmental pollution has made waste heat recovery from industries process, material and energy streams frontier. Power plant technologies like steam and Organic Rankine cycle are been research by researchers to improve waste heat recovery efficiency and energy utilization. In this study Hexane and Toluene are the organic fluid used .Their performance inwaste heat recovery in the melting furnace...

Evaluation of Guinea Corn Husk Ash As Oil-Well Cement Slurry Extender

The objective of primary cementing operation is to provide zonal isolation while drilling oil and gas wells. To achieve this purpose, cement slurries are designed by adding additives to control certain properties such as density, free fluid, compressive strength, rheology, among others. These additives are imported whereas Ghana produces large amount of agro-waste yearly causing environmental nuisance, though these have the potentials of being used in the petroleum industry. The extend...

Remediation of Soil Contaminated with Diesel Using an Anionic Surfactant (LAS) as an agent. (2)

Environmental pollution as a result of drilling and mining activities in areas where deposits of petroleum and oil are found, proved a great threat to the wellness of the fauna and flora as well as to the humans. TABLE OF CONTENTS Background of studyliterature reviewOil pollution act of 1990DieselChemical composition Volatility of DieselSoil, it's chemical and physical properties Site CharacterizationSoil contamination Sources of organic contaminants SurfactantsKrafft and cloud pointsIm...

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A SELF FEEDING CASSAVA GRATING MACHINE

This project seek to modify the existing cassava grating machine to make it to be self-feeding in operation, to make the operation of the machine easier, safer The existing processing techniques used in the production of cassava starch and cassava dough leaves much to be desired. There are difficulties in the grating of the cassava dough, since the conventional methods available is time consuming and labour intensive. In the modified design, two side hopper, belt drives, gears and pulle...

Development of Autonomous Lawn Mower from Locally Sourced Materials

A lawnmower is a machine that uses a revolving blade or blades to cut a lawn grass. Many designs have been made, each suited to a particular purpose. Manual grass cutter has environmental issues regarding pollution's and also require the need of man power to operate and has a great maintenance to its engine. This robot is design to be environment friendly and operated by a rechargeable battery and can be describe as an intelligent robot because the micro-controller receives information from s...

Purification of Water Using a Plastic Bio-Sand Filter

Plastic bio-sand filter is a prototype of a slow sand filter which purifies water using sand and gravels of specific sizes of (0.36mm, 2.36mm, 6.35mm), this filter has been designed and constructed to evaluate its performance using raw water from fishpond at faculty of Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and to remove pathogenic organisms present in the water. The filter is composed of a lid which covers the whole filter from the entrance of debris or contamina...

CHARACTERIZATION OF NON-EDIBLE OIL FROM WASTE PLANT MATERIALS FOR BIOIDIESEL PRODUCTION

Oil obtained from orange peels and velvet tamarind nut by solvent extraction (n-hexane and acetone) using the soxhlet extractor were investigated as feedstock’s to determine some of the suitable parameters such as iodine value, saponification value, specific gravity, density, acid value and free fatty acid value, and their percentage yield that are suitable for biodiesel production. The density of orange and tamarind oil were found to be 0.9326g/cm3 and 0.8541g/cm3 respectively, their...

DEVELOPMENT OF A SOLAR POWERED CAR

ABSTRACT: This project work is on the development of a solar powered car. It involves the design and fabrication of a solar powered car with a carrying capacity of two and a maximum speed of 30 km/hr, which runs entirely on a stand-alone solar system. The car is a unique prototype sedan car. It is designed with dimensions of 3 meters’ x 1.6 meters'. The maximum load carrying capacity of the vehicle is 700 kg and it requires a driving force of about 4.3 kW. The solar car uses a clean engine ...


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