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Inexpensive Pipelines Health Evaluation Techniques Based on Resonance Determination, Numerical Simulation and Experimental Testing  [PDF]
Waheed Sami Abushanab
Engineering (ENG) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2013.54046
In this paper, a non-destructive, reliable, and inexpensive vibration-based technique for evaluating Carbon steel pipes structure integrity. The proposed techniques allow a quick assessment of pipes structures at final pipe manufacturing stages and/or just before installation. A finite element modelling (FEM) using ABAQUS software was developed to determine the resonance mode of healthy Carbon steel pipe and a series of experiments were conducted to verify the outcomes of the modelling work. Consequently, the effects of quantified seeded faults, i.e., a 1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, and 4 mm diameter holes in the pipe wall on these resonance modes were determined using modelling work. A number of common used vibration analysis techniques were applied to detect and to evaluate the severity of those quantified faults. The amplitudes and frequencies of vibration signals were measured and compared. There were found to be in good agreement with the modelling work and provide important information on pipe construction condition and fault severity.
Oil Transmission Pipelines Condition Monitoring Using Wavelet Analysis and Ultrasonic Techniques  [PDF]
Waheed Sami Abushanab
Engineering (ENG) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2013.56066
Abstract: In this paper, a reliable and sensitive diagnostic method for oil pipelines based on wavelet analysis and ultrasonic technique. This will be achieved by the use of 3-D finite element modeling software (Abaqus CAE 6.10) combined with a power full wavelet based signal processing technique will be used to collect the empirical ultrasonic data to validate the developed diagnostic method. The affect known seeded faults i.e., 1 mmhole at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% depth in pipe wall were investigated using FEM techniques. A developed acoustic transceiver (Air Ultrasonic Ceramic Transducer 235AC130) will be used to collect the empirical ultrasonic data to validate the developed diagnostic method. The amplitudes and frequency spectra of the ultrasonic signals were measured and the predicted results were found to be in good agreement with the measured data, and that to confirm that this method can provide important information on pipe defects.
Uncertainty Modeling for Oil Tankers and Operational Guidance  [PDF]
Waheed Sami Abu Shanab
Open Journal of Marine Science (OJMS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojms.2017.72020
Abstract: Technology evolution has been a driving factor in the oil tanker industry. The technology breakthroughs and historical data served as the main factor of evo-lution in the industry. Nowadays the oil tankers have been modified and opti-mized according to the requirements of the cargo and the area in which they are supposed to operate. This paper reviews some technological developments in the tanker industry and driving factors behind them. The issues of environmental pollution, failure prediction, and efficient operations are also discussed in mathematical terms.
Sensors Lifetime Enhancement Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks - A Survey
Sami Halawani,Abdul Waheed Khan
Computer Science , 2010,
Abstract: Wireless Sensor Networks are basically used for gathering information needed by smart environments but they are particularly useful in unattended situations where terrain, climate and other environmental constraints may hinder in the deployment of wired/conventional networks. Unlike traditional networks, these sensor networks do not have a continuous power supply at their disposal. Rather the individual sensors are battery operated and the lifetime of the individual sensors and thus the overall network depend heavily on duty cycle of these sensors. Analysis on WSNs shows that communication module is the main part which consumes most of the sensor energy and that is why energy conservation is the major optimization goal. Since routing protocols and MAC protocols directly access the communication module therefore the design of protocols in these two domains should take into account the energy conservation goal. In this paper, we discuss different state-of-the-art protocols both in MAC and routing domains that have been proposed for WSNs to achieve the overall goal of prolonging the network lifetime. The routing protocols in WSNs are generally categorized into three groups - data centric, hierarchical and location-based but we focus on only the first two categories because location-based routing protocols generally require a prior knowledge about sensors location which most of the times is not available due to random deployment of the sensors. We then discuss how schedule-based and contention-based MAC protocols can contribute to achieve optimal utilization of the limited energy resource by avoiding or reducing the chances of collisions and thus the need for retransmission.
Conscientiousness Moderates the Influence of a Help-Eliciting Prime on Prosocial Behavior  [PDF]
Rhonda Swickert, Branden Abushanab, Hannah Bise, Rebecca Szer
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2014.517198
Abstract: This study tested whether personality influenced the effect of a help-eliciting prime. Participants (N = 203) attended two experimental sessions. In the first session, Conscientiousness was measured along with several control variables. Participants returned for a second session where they were randomly assigned to a help-eliciting prime or a Control prime. After completing the written prime exercise, participants were asked to respond to a helping scenario. Textual analyses showed that written responses to the help-eliciting prime differed across level of Conscientiousness, with individuals high in Conscientiousness writing more often about one’s moral obligation to help. An ANCOVA analysis revealed a significant main effect for Conscientiousness, as well as a significant interaction effect between Conscientiousness and the Prime. Individuals scoring higher in Conscientiousness were more likely to provide assistance, and this was particularly true if they were in the help-eliciting prime condition. Our results are supportive of an interactional model where one must consider both personality and situational factors to successfully understand and predict helping responses.
Towards a Remote Sensing and GIS-Based Technique to Study Population and Urban Growth: A Case Study of Multan  [PDF]
Atif Ali, Anam Khalid, Muhammad Atif Butt, Rashid Mehmood, Syed Amer Mahmood, Javed Sami, Jahanzeb Qureshi, Kashif Shafique, Asdullah Khan Ghalib, Rizwan Waheed, Farhan Ali, Rais Mukhtar, Muhammad Azhar
Advances in Remote Sensing (ARS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ars.2018.73017
In recent decades, the migration rates of the large cities of Punjab have been risen up to a considerable level due to the lack of employment opportunities as well as lack of facilities in the rural areas of the province. It has caused an unprecedented and unplanned urbanization across the urban areas of the province. This study has been undertaken to perform fractal analysis about the sprawl in rapidly growing city. GIS and remote sensing data have been used in this study as an emerging technology which is cost effective as well as accurate at the same time. Landsat images have been taken for the study and the sprawl has been calculated with the analysis of the data of each decade for past more than 40 years. It has been observed that the built up area is 47.8 to 141.12 Sq. Km whereas the pattern of urban settlement has been classified as clustered and linear, following the roads network. The temporal population growth also seconded these results. The population growth rate and population density increase, are based on the pixel based extraction of the data from satellite imagery for the period of 2000 to 2014, which is taken as a decision support tool. In 2000, the population of the district increased from 2,071,694 (1981 census) to 2,939,907 and then in 2013, it became 4,384,191 at a rate to 2.93% upturn per annum. Moreover, the study also reveals the extent of the growth of other land uses as well which may be taken as a reference that in an agricultural country like Pakistan, the natural resources are being wasted (by urbanization of the fertile land). There must be some master planning to avoid such things in the other cities as well.
Performance of Galvanized Steel Reinforcement in Concrete in Sea and Dead Sea Water  [PDF]
Sami Masadeh
Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (MSCE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/msce.2015.35006
Abstract: Steel reinforcements of 8 mm diameter and 24 cm length were cut from steel and after pickling treatment of all specimens. Steel reinforcements then were galvanized by hot dipping method. The measured coating thickness by thickness gage meter of zinc coat was in the range 8 - 11 μm. Bare steel samples were also used for comparison reasons. Each steel bar was inserted in a middle of a plastic tube with 4.5 cm diameter into which concrete was cast. After proper curing, specimens were immersed into 3.5% NaCl and Dead Sea water separately. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements were performed at different time intervals. Results showed that galvanized steel was corrosion resistant in sea water, and Dead Sea water over the test period.
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Of Epoxy-Coated Steel Exposed To Dead Sea Water  [PDF]
Sami Masadeh
Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering (JMMCE) , 2005, DOI: 10.4236/jmmce.2005.42007
Abstract: Electrochemical impedance tests were applied to steel specimens which were coated by epoxy and tested after immersion in Dead Sea water for different periods at room temperature and at 50C. Results taken from Nyquist and Bode plots and as were analyzed by means of software provided with the instrument. Results were presented as the values of capacitance and resistance (Cdl and Rct). Results show that degradation occurred after immersion in the test solution, and were more severe at higher temperature. Specimens were examined under scanning electron microscope, and micrographs showed clear rupture and degradation in epoxy coatings.
The Effect of Added Carbon Black to Concrete Mix on Corrosion of Steel in Concrete  [PDF]
Sami Masadeh
Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering (JMMCE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jmmce.2015.34029
Abstract: The effect of added carbon black to concrete mix on corrosion of steel reinforcement was studied. This was achieved by inserting steel bars in different concrete mixes containing 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5, carbon black/cement. Samples were cured, immersed in 3.5% chloride solution for 6 months. Chloride permeability and corrosion rates were measured. Tests showed that corrosion rate and chloride ions penetration decreased with increased carbon black content. This was expressed due to filling effect of very fine particles of carbon black and was in the order less than 250 nm.
Air Quality Management Using Modern Remote Sensing and Spatial Technologies and Associated Societal Costs
Waheed Uddin
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 2006, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph2006030028
Abstract: This paper presents a study of societal costs related to public health due to the degradation of air quality and the lack of physical activity, both affected by our built environment. The paper further shows road safety as another public health concern. Traffic fatalities are the number one cause of death in the world. Traffic accidents result in huge financial loss to the people involved and the related public health cost is a significant part of the total societal cost. Motor vehicle exhausts and industrial emissions, gasoline vapors, and chemical solvents as well as natural sources emit nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, which are precursors to the formation of ground-level Ozone. High concentration values of ground-level Ozone in hot summer days produce smog and lead to respiratory problems and loss in worker’s productivity. These factors and associated economic costs to society are important in establishing public policy and decision-making for sustainable transportation and development of communities in both industrialized and developing countries. This paper presents new science models for predicting ground-level Ozone and related air quality degradation. The models include predictor variables of daily climatological data, traffic volume and mix, speed, aviation data, and emission inventory of point sources. These models have been implemented in the user friendly AQMAN computer program and used for a case study in Northern Mississippi. Lifecycle benefits from reduced societal costs can be used to implement sustainable transportation policies, enhance investment decision-making, and protect public health and the environment.
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