Life-Cycle Prediction
1. On the Transient Combustion Analysis of Iron Micro-Particles in a Gaseous Oxidizing Medium Using Variation of Parameter Method

Yinusa Ahmed; Sobamowo Gbeminiyi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 1-11

  Iron micro-particles when eject to the atmosphere from industries, factory and production enterprises pollute the atmosphere and generally affect the respiratory system. This paper presents a solution to such transient problem analytically by employing Variation of Parameter Method (VPM). For proper ...  Read More

2. Reliability Appraisal of Nominal Eccentricity of Short Reinforced Concrete Column Designed to BS 8110 and Eurocode (EN: 2)-Ultimate Limit State on Fatigue

Ajibola I. Quadri

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 1-14

  Nowadays assessment of fatigue and reliability of structures have increased dramatically. This is confirmed by the recommendations of the standards and constitutive model of concrete in which the rules and requirements to ensure safety, serviceability and durability of the structure are stated. This ...  Read More

Failure Probability
3. Derrick-Supported Flare-Stacks Seismic Fragility Assessment: A Case Study

Bijan SayyafZadeh; Saeedeh Kouhestani; Mahdi Sharifi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 1-16

  Today oil, gas and petrochemical plants risk mitigation and management due to various aspects such as energy supply, financial implications, life loss and repairs has become a primary concern. One of the approaches that can be used for risk assessment of such these plants which are composed of different ...  Read More

System Reliability
4. Tire Pressure Checking Framework: A Review Study

Ashraf Elfasakhany

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 12-28

  Incorrect tire pressure reduces vehicle performance, braking effectiveness, system control, and a ride comfort. Tire pressure checking framework (TPCF) is a system framework applied for checking tire pressure. This study aim at summarizing early work for the tire pressure checking framework including ...  Read More

Structural Simulation
5. Application of a New Hybrid Method for Solving System of Nonlinear BVPs Arising in Fluid Mechanics

Sobhan Mosayebidorcheh; M. Mahmoodi; Taha Mosayebidorcheh; D. D. Ganji

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 15-32

  This article is aimed to introduce a new hybrid analytical-digital technique for solving a wide range of problems in fluid mechanics. This method is according to the Different Transform Method (DTM) and Newton’s Iterative Method (NIM). In the Boundary Value Problems (BVP), the system and the boundary ...  Read More

Structural and Infrastructural Safety
6. A Study of Nonlinear Behavior of Multistoried Structure for Repeated Earthquake

Sachin Popat Patil; Jagadish G Kori

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020

  According to current practices in earthquake engineering, and as per guidelines of codes the multistoried structures are analyzed and designed only for a single, rare design earthquake. In reality, most of the locations are affected by multiple earthquakes within short time intervals, also the repeated ...  Read More

Probabilistic Design Approaches
7. Probabilistic Strength of Steel Poles Used for Power Production and Transmissions

A. Mustapha; Olugbenga Abejide

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 29-41

  The profound changes in engineering over the last few decades were reflected by ideas of uncertainty recognized in engineering today. Civil engineering structures like steel transmission poles are to be designed for loads created by environmental actions such as wind, snow and earthquake, but these actions ...  Read More

Stochastic and Statistical Analysis of Structural Resistance and Material
8. Reliability Analysis of Rolled Steel Beams in Offshore Platforms

Kolawole Abejide; Jubril Kaurra Mohammed; A. Lawan; Olugbenga Samuel Abejide

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 33-45

  This study presents the structural reliability of rolled steel beams on offshore platforms exposed to corrosion during their design period and beyond. The rate of corrosion of the rolled steel beam was determined using a standard expression for extreme marine environment. Limit equations were used to ...  Read More

Uncertainties Evaluation of Loads and Loading Conditions
9. Developing a Lateral Load Pattern for Pushover Analysis of EBF System

Farshad Dorri; Hooman Ghasemi; Andrzej Nowak

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 42-54

  Finding an appropriate system to absorb the intended energy of the earthquake is of great importance in seismic region. The eccentric bracing frame (EBF) is one of the structural systems that reveal proper behavior during earthquakes phenomenon. In doing so, design codes attempt to optimize EBF seismic ...  Read More

Failure Probability
10. Multi-Hazard Fragility Assessment of a Concrete Floodwall

Saran Srikanth Bodda; Abhinav Gupta; BuSeog Ju; Minho Kwon

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 46-66

  Safety of critical industrial facilities such as Nuclear power plants has gained significant attention against external events in the last decade. Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station disaster occurred due to flooding of the plant which was caused by the Great East Japan earthquake and the subsequent ...  Read More

Structural Simulation
11. Blast Mitigations of Low-Rise Structure by Using Control Devices

K.K. Kiran; Jagadish Kori

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 55-71

  Designer of military and high-security facilities, planner, architects and engineers throughout the world are much concerned against a blast load on structures. Blast load is a human hazard occurring in the world, due to terrorist, chemical explosives, mining area, an accident, and so on. Blast load ...  Read More

Failure Probability
12. Failure Analysis of a Partially-Collapsed Building Using Analytical Hierarchical Process

George Uwadiegwu Alaneme; Gregory C. Ezeokpube; Elvis M. Mbadike

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 1-20

  Building-failure usually results to collapse if not discovered and properly addressed. Building-collapse/failure most times cause loss of properties and lives. A case study of a partially-collapsed one-story building is presented for emphasis with technical-assessment of the actual collapse cause so ...  Read More

Risk Assessment
13. High-Rise Structure Exposed to Blast Load Controls by MR Damper and Cladding Material

K.K. Kiran; Jagadish G Kori

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 21-49

  Blast load is an impulse, unpredictable load occurs on the structure. It causes not only damage to the structure but also takes the life of the people. Here an attempt is studied is carried out for a high-rise structure exposed to blast load. The response is calculated by using Adaptative based modal ...  Read More

Uncertainties Evaluation of Loads and Loading Conditions
14. Reliability Assessment of a Bridge with an Orthotropic Deck Subjected to Extreme Traffic Events

Franziska Schmidt; Marcel Nowak; Mariia Nesterova; Oliver Fischer

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 67-76

  When dealing with the construction of a bridge or the assessment of an existing bridge to traffic loads, one important point is the prediction of reliability levels for critical details to the expected traffic loads in its remaining lifetime: this is done here for details of a steel-orthotropic bridge ...  Read More