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  • 1. MODELS FOR PREDICTING THE STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SAND-QUARRY DUST BLOCKS

    » ABSTRACT   In this work, models for predicting six structural characteristics and cost of sand quarry dust blocks were developed. Three model equations namely Scheffe’s simplex lattice design (pseudo component), Scheffe’s simplex lattice design (component proportion) and Osadebe’s model were developed for each property.   The properties investigated were Compressive strength, Water absorp...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  44 engagements | 

  • 2. OPTIMIZATION OF BAGASSE ASH CONTENT IN CEMENT-STABILIZED LATERITIC SOIL

    » ABSTRACT   The frequent rises in the price of cement and other binders have resulted in the escalation of the cost of construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads. One of the possible ways of cost reduction is to convert waste bagasse residue into ash and use it as a supplement/partial replacement for cement. Therefore this study is an attempt to optimize bagasse ash content in cement st...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  45 engagements | 

  • 3. THE EFFECT OF BIOREMEDIATION ON THE COMPACTION PARAMETERS, CBR, AND PERMEABILITY...

    » ABSTRACT       Environmental pollution with petroleum and petrochemical products has been recognized as one of the most important and serious challenges facing environment engineers. Disposal from mechanic sites, accidental leakages from petroleum carrying ships, vandalization of pipelines, have all contributed to the current common oil pollution in Nigeria today.   The currently used physical...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  34 engagements | 

  • 4. EFFECT OF LOCUST BEAN WASTE ASH ON CEMENT-MODIFIED BLACK COTTON SOIL

    » ABSTRACT   Black cotton soil classified as an A 7 6 (24) soil on AASHTO classification collected from new Marte area of Borno state was modified with up to 4% cement and LBWA up to 8% by weight of the soil. The effect of locust bean waste ash (LBWA) on the cement modified soil was studied with respect to particle size distribution , Atterberg limits, compaction characteristics and shear strength ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  39 engagements | 

  • 5. ISO-SAFETY DESIGN OF FLAT SLABS IN ACCORDANCE WITH EUROCODE 2

    » ABSTRACT   This research work focuses on the development of Iso safety design charts for flexural design of flat slabs at predefined reliability levels in accordance with Eurocode 2 (2004) design criteria. Constitutive models for reinforcing steel and concrete were selected in accordance with the Eurocode 2 design requirements and subsequently the flexural limit state function was derived. Charts...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  28 engagements | 

  • 6. RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS SUBJECT TO FATIGUE

    » ABSTRACT     In this thesis the reliability analysis of reinforced concrete bridge decks subjected to high cycle fatigue was undertaken. A simply supported (single span) reinforced concrete bridge deck was specifically used for the investigation. The statistical models of capacity loss were derived. The uncertainties in structural resistance and the applied loadings were fully accommodated using...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  33 engagements | 

  • 7. STOCHASTIC ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIAN TIMBERS FOR BRIDGE DECKS IN ACCORDANCE TO AASH...

    »   ABSTRACT   This work provides results for stochastic safetyevaluation of Nigerian timbers for bridge decks in accordance to American Association of State Transportation and Highway Officials (AASHTO) Load Resistance Factored Design (LRFD) design specifications.A timber bridge is modeled in accordance to AASHTO LRFD, 2010, to represent real life experiment in order to depict the structural beha...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  33 engagements | 

  • 8. AN APPROACH TO MITIGATING RISK OF SEISMIC-INDUCED BUILDING COLLAPSE IN NIGERIA

    » ABSTRACT     Buildings world wide are one of the most essential assets of humanity, and they serve as a major contributor to the sustainable development of any nation. The consequences of building collapse is usually colossal ranging from loss of lives, damage to property and its attendant socio economic implications, etc. This menace appears to be worse off in developing countries like Nigeria ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  32 engagements | 

  • 9. DESIGN OF A WATER STORAGE AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM FOR WASTEWATER REUSE

    »   ABSTRACT     This research is focused at designing of water storage facilities of size 875,000 litres (750,000 litres for underground water storage, and 125,000 Litres for elevated steel tank) of treated wastewater and its transmission system for the storage and re use of treated wastewater. The project is aimed to structurally design water storage facilities and its transmission system from ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  37 engagements | 

  • 10. A FRAMEWORK FOR RURAL ROADS ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING

    » ABSTRACT   The concept of public participation and how it can be incorporated in transport planning was studied. Current planning methods and steps were reviewed, and a tool which incorporates public participation in planning (questionnaire) was developed. This study was carried out using questionnaires that incorporate socioeconomic factors that affect transportation in the rural areas of Kaduna...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  28 engagements | 

  • 11. COST EVALUATION OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN NIGERIA USING HUMAN CAPITAL APPROACH

    » ABSTRACT       Nigeria experiences the highest rate of road traffic accidents resulting in fatalities and various levels of injuries. On Abuja Lokoja road, traffic accident takes the lion’s share of the risk having highest number of vehicular accidents withcorresponding fatalities and injurieswhich has a great impact on cost and the socio economic development of the society. It is therefore n...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  38 engagements | 

  • 12. EFFECT OF MIX RATIO AND CURING WATER ON THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF OIL PALM SHE...

    » ABSTRACT     In this study, the compressive strengths and Modulus of elasticity of lightweight Concrete with oil palm shells as partial replacement of coarse aggregate was presented. The different types of mixing water were used, namely, clean water from Ahmadu Bello University Water Works, Salt water, obtained from Lagos Shore and Pond water obtained from Nagoye, Zaria. Also three mix ratios we...Continue Reading »

    67 pages |  48 engagements | 

  • 13. EVALUATION OF SAW DUST ASH AS MINERAL FILLER IN ASPHALT MIXTURE

    » ABSTRACT   The quest for economy in asphalt production using locally available materials necessitated this research which is aimed at evaluating the suitability of Saw Dust Ash (SDA) as mineral filler in asphalt mixture.Chemical analysis, sieve analysis, specific gravity and plasticity index tests were performed on SDA. Asphalt briquettes prepared using Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) without saw ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  43 engagements | 

  • 14. INCORPORATION OF RELIABILITY INTO NIGERIAN EMPIRICAL MECHANISTIC PAVEMENT ANALYS...

    » Abstract   This work was aimed at providing the most appropriate Nigerian Empirical Mechanistic Flexible Pavement Analysis and Design method (NEMPAD) by incorporating Reliability, using First order reliability method (FORM), considering all the input variabilities, uncertainties, and seasonal variations, with the aid of Matlab to express the algorithms. A frame work was developed for computation ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  31 engagements | 

  • 15. RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF A PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BEAM

    » ABSTRACT     The Reliability Analysis of a Prestressed Concrete Beam (PCB) was presented using First Order Reliability Method and Eurocode 2 procedures to carry out the analysis. The results show that the safety of the PCBin bending decreasedfrom 2.9 to 1.0 and 3.1 to 2.6 as prestress force and the depth from the extreme compressive fiber to the neutral axis of the beam increased from 20kN to 10...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 16. STOCHASTIC EVALUATION OF OFFSHORE CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE PLATFORMS ON ...

    » ABSTRACT   A stochastic evaluation of the performance of Carbon Fibre Offshore Plastics (CFRP) offshore platform consideringsubmerged and partially submerged environmental conditions wasanalyzed usingSwedish code,Boverket (2004). A Probability based analysis using First Order Reliability Method (FORM) was used to determine the safety index of the deck considering varied load ratios, effective dep...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 17. STOCHASTIC SECTION MODULUS REQUIREMENT FOR CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED PLASTIC PULTR...

    » ABSTRACT   Six Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) pultruded beam section from The Pultex® Pultrusion Design Manual Volume 4 Revision 8 Copyright © 2004 by Creative Pultrusions Inc., were assumed to be simply supported doubly symmetric I section, with uniformly distributed load of 3.5kN/m2 applied over the length of 3.050m each. A comparative analysis of section modulus effect under the lo...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  48 engagements | 

  • 18. WATER TREATMENT PLANT MODEL

    » ABSTRACT The technical report of this project deals with the design of a water treatment plant model which consists of five tanks. Water treatment plant model is made up of glass with pipe joining them together to allow movement of water from one tank to another. 6mm plain glass is used for base and 5mm plain glass is used for other component. These glasses are joined together with addition of sil...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  38 engagements | 

  • 19. COMPARING FLOOD FREQUENCY ANALYSIS USING ANNUAL PEAK RAINFALL DATA

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION      1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Flood is a basic phenomenon of nature, it occurs during or immediately after an intensive rainfall or large and sudden snow melt due to increase in temperature (in the glacial/temperate countries). Also, flood is a high water stage in which overflows its natural or artificial banks onto normally dry land such as a river inundated its f...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 20. DESIGN OF ACCESS ROAD FROM ‘TIPE’ SCHOOL GATE TO THE SCHOOL STAFF QUARTERS

    » ABSTRACT             General procedure for complete road design which is divided into geometric design, drainage design, and pavement design were adopted in the course of execution of this project. Introductory discussion were made under which highway planning, geometric design, drainage design, pavement design, and maintenance of highway were briefly discussed. Brief history of the po...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  33 engagements | 


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