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The Future of Conventional Aircraft Ground Propulsion Systems in Relation to Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 91 - 100

Published: 28 Jan 2017

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.02.003

by Iniobong Edem, Owunna Ikechukwua , Ikpe Aniekan E, Ememobong E. Ikpe from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Coventry University, Priory Street, CV15FB, West Midlands UK Department of Instrumentation and Control, Exxon Mobil Producing Nigeria, Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Abstract: Aircraft spends a minimum of 20 minutes using its main engine to taxi from the airport terminal gate to the runway, where the aircraft takes-off and s read more...

Keywords: Aircraft, CO2 Emission, Fuel Consumption, Weight, Ground Propulsion, Cost Savings


Short Term Forecasts of Internal Temperature with Stable Accuracy in Smart Homes

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 81 - 89

Published: 16 Jan 2017

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.02.002

by Bruce Spencer, Feras Al-Obeidat, Omar Alfandib, from University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada Zayed Universty, Abu Dhabi, UAE University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Abstract: We forecast internal temperature in two homes, using variants of regression with data from the readings of multiple sensors. We use 48 separate models read more...

Keywords: Smart Home, Linear Regression, Temperature Forecasting


Design and Optimization of a Radial Flow Heat Sink under Free Convection at Steady State Condition

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 75 - 80

Published: 04 Jan 2017

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.02.001

by M. M. Rahman, H. Bhowmik, S. Talukdar from Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Department of Mechanical Engineering, DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Abstract: Three dimensional numerical models were developed to make prediction free convection heat transfer at steady state condition from radial flow heat sin read more...

Keywords: Natural convection, Laminar flow, Radial flow, Heat transfer, Optimization


Evaluation of Environmental Impacts Resulting from Electric Power Generation and Steel Manufacturing using Coal as Fuel Source

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 143 - 153

Published: 29 Jan 2017

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.02.010

by Aniekan E. Ikpe, Owunna Ikechukwu, Ememobong Ikpe from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Coventry University, Priory Street, CV15FB, West Midlands UK Department of Instrumentation and Control, Exxon Mobil Producing Nigeria, Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Abstract: Our environment is extremely important to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (1PCC) and other environmental protection agencies because it is a read more...

Keywords: Coal, Life Cycle Analysis, Environmental Impact, Power Generation, Steel Manufacturing


Revamped Cooling of a Rectangular Shaped Chip Inserting a Highly Conductive Solid: Coupled vs. Uncoupled Conceptions

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 135 - 141

Published: 28 Jan 2017

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.02.009

by M. R. Hajmohamdami, A. Campob from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, 158754413, Iran Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 78249, USA

Abstract: The performance of highly conductive inserts embedded into a heated chip has been investigated in recent years. The role of the insert was to gather t read more...

Keywords: electronics cooling, rectangular chip, highly conductive insert, minimized peak temperature


A Study of Solar Energy Potential in Sapele, Nigeria

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 129 - 133

Published: 28 Jan 2017

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.02.008

by E.K. Orhorhoro, O.W. Orhorhoro, A.E. Ikpe from Cemek Machinery Company, Technology Incubation Centre, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology, Nigeria Electrical/Electronic Engineering Department, Delta State Polytechnic Oghara, Nigeria Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Abstract: In this paper, a study was carried out on solar energy potential in Sapele, Nigeria. Five photovoltaic solar panel (cell) connected in series where us read more...

Keywords: Solar energy potential, temperature, power deposited, global solar radiation, Sapele, Nigeria


Engine Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Direct Injection Diesel Engine Fuelled with 1- Hexanol as a Fuel Additive in Mahua Seed Oil Biodiesel Blends

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 121 - 127

Published: 28 Jan 2017

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.02.007

by V. Dhana Raju, K. Kirankumar, P.S. Kishore from Mechanical Engineering Department, LBRCE, Mylavaram, India Mechanical Engineering Department, Amrita sai Institute of Science &Technology, Paritala, India Mechanical Engineering Department, Andhra University, Vizag, India

Abstract: The increasing industrialization and motorization of the world has led to a steep rise for the demand of petroleum products. Petroleum based fuels are read more...

Keywords: Mahua seed oil, Transesterification, Bio-diesel, Methanol, NOx


Design Analysis of Thermoacoustic Refrigerator Using Air and Helium as Working Substances

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 113 - 120

Published: 28 Jan 2017

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.02.006

by B.G. Prashantha, M.S. Govinde Gowda, S. Seetharamu, G.S.V.L. Narasimham from Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, JSS Academy of Technical Education, Dr. Vishnuvardhana Road, Bangalore-560 060, India Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology, Bengaluru-562 164, India Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore-560 080, India Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012, India

Abstract: In this paper, thermoacoustic refrigerator design strategy with parameters normalization and literature review covering the recent development in the read more...

Keywords: Thermoacoustic, TDH design, Drive ratio, DeltaEC


Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Savonious Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Uncertain Speed Regions

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 107 - 111

Published: 28 Jan 2017

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.02.005

by S. Naga Kishore, T. Venkateswara Rao, M.L.S. Deva Kumar from Department of Mechanical Engineering, RSR Engineering College, Kadanuthala, AP, India Department of Mechanical Engineering, KL University, Vaddeswaram, AP, India Department of Mechanical Engineering, JNTUCEA, Anantapur, AP, India

Abstract: The consumption of electricity in urban as well as rural is increasing every day and became an essential commodity for household and industrial purpos read more...

Keywords: Savonious, Vertical Axis Wind turbine, Velocity, Power, Rotor.


A Mathematical Model for Predicting the Performance of Liquid Desiccant Wheel

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 2 (2016), PP 101 - 105

Published: 28 Jan 2017

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.02.004

by M. Mujahid Rafique from Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: The liquid desiccant cooling system is found to be a good alternative of conventional air conditioning system for better control of both latent and se read more...

Keywords: Liquid desiccant wheel, heat and mass transfer coefficients, air conditioning, mathematical model.


Combined Production of Biofuels from Locally Grown Microalgae

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 7 - 12

Published: 27 Jul 2016

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.01.002

by N. Adam, A. Shanableh from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering, University of Sharjah, PO Box 2727, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the potential of combining the production of three types of biofuels (i.e., biodiesel, bioethanol, and biogas) read more...

Keywords: Biofuels, Biogas, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Enzymatic Hydrolysis, Sugars, Oil, Renewable Energy, Microalgae.


Heat and Mass Transfer in Partially-Layered Cavity with Inner Square conductive Body

IJTEE, volume-13 , Issue 1 (2016), PP 67 - 74

Published: 24 Dec 2016

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.13.01.010

by Hassan S. Ghalib, Muneer A. Ismael from Mechanical Engineering Department, Engineering College, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq

Abstract: This paper investigates the double diffusive natural convection in a partially porous layered enclosed cavity with a thermally conductive square body. read more...

Keywords: Double-diffusive, partitioned cavity, porous medium, inner body, finite difference