Volume 02 - Issue 02 (February 2018)


Title: Evaluating Some Selected Soil Physical Characteristics Influencing the Infiltration Rate Of Basin Irrigation Fields At Lower Anambra Irrigation Project(Laip) In Anambra State
Authors: Ugwu.E.I, Okoro. A.C., Nwankwo. O and Agu.R.S
Source: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management, pp 01 - 09, Vol 02 - No. 02, 2018
Abstract: Pertinent information on the soil physical characterization of a surface irrigated field, gives an insight on the level of infiltration rate of the soil. This study was centered on assessing some selected physical soil characteristics influencing the soil infiltration rate of basin irrigation fields at lower Anambra irrigation project(LAIP). Four fields cultivated with rice were randomly selected for the study. The soil texture was clay loam with aspect ratio ranging from 0.35 to 0.67 while the surface area was between 216 and 504 m2. The mean soil moisture, volumetric moisture, bulk density, field capacity, permanent wilting point and the total available water taken at different depth profiles of 0 - 15, 15 - 30 and 30 - 45 cm were 23.4 %, 28.6 %, 1.28 g/cm3, 35.26 % v/v, 21.77 % v/v, and 2.84 mm/m, respectively. The soil infiltration rate after 160 min was 0.12 mm/min, while the maximum cumulative infiltration was 62 mm at 220 min. It is recommended that the basin irrigation fields can be more effective when the information on the soil physical characterization and the infiltration rate are employed in irrigation design.
Keywords: Basin Irrigation, Infiltrometer, Infiltration Rate, Soil Physical Characteristics, Surface Irrigation.
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Title: Preparation and Research on Mechanical Properties of a Corrugated-Aluminum Honeycomb Composite Pale
Authors: Yu Yang, Shen Yi, Wang Xue, Zhang Shichao, Xie Feng, Yuan Mingxin, Zhu Peng
Source: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management, pp 10 - 15, Vol 02 - No. 02, 2018
Abstract: In view of the impact of dynamic load on the impact of aluminum honeycomb panels, a new aluminum honeycomb composite pale is designed by adding corrugated board to the conventional aluminum honeycomb core. The effects of static and dynamic load impact on the aluminum honeycomb composite panels were analyzed based on ANSYS finite element software, and the results of their damage and deformation are compared with those of conventional aluminum honeycomb panels. The results show that under the same static load parameters, the larger the contact area, the higher the energy absorption coefficient, the higher the intensity. Under the condition of the same impact load parameters, the corrugated board added between the aluminum panel and the aluminum honeycomb core can effectively buffer the impact force of the aluminum honeycomb sandwich panel, which is a good solution to the impact of dynamic load on the aluminum honeycomb panels.
Keywords: Aluminum honeycomb panels, Corrugated panel, Static load, Dynamic load, Finite element analysis
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Title: Branding Problems of Jaffna Made Products: A Multiple Case Studies of Manufacturers in Jaffna District
Authors: Malathy, R.K.M, Shivany, S
Source: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management, pp 16 - 28, Vol 02 - No. 02, 2018
Abstract: Branding is a key tool in marketing to any business whether local products or foreign products to win the market. good branding boosts the business activities and gains competitive advantages in the market place. This study shows the branding problems of Jaffna made products, and why they are ineffective in the market place. In the post war Jaffna Market there are number of new business from other districts of Sri Lanka, as well as from foreign countries have penetrated into the market. Due to that, consumers have more bargaining power than manufacturers, the have more choices to purchase product, because many branded products are available in the market place. Jaffna manufacturers transformed their businesses activities due to prolonged war and recently returned to their livelihood businesses. Due to the poor knowledge they have on branding, they face stiff competition in market place. This study analyzed the reasons behind the unsuccessfulness of Jaffna made products. Through the qualitative research methodology ten multiple case studies from 10 Jaffna Manufacturers were selected to collect data. Collected data were analyzed using content analysis method to identify the branding problems of Jaffna made products. This study has found that there are many reasons behind the branding problems, such as Poor-quality packaging, inadequate supporters to develop, lack of knowledge on branding, good external brands from other places, Poor quality production, Poor technology adoption, non-attractive packaging, insufficient marketing opportunity, and Deprived branding promotion. Each brand has unique problems in their labels and features. Each brand is compared with good quality brands and the ideas for improvement have been suggested by the researchers. This study found that due to many reasons they could not achieve the target market even though the Jaffna manufacturers have good product, Jaffna Manufacturers have to work hard to improve their brands to match the quality standards.
Keywords: Branding problems, External branding and Strategy, Multiple Case studies, Manufacturers
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Title: Preliminary Reservoirs Characterizations of Silurian Shale, Case of Ahnet Basin, Southern Algeria
Authors: Mohamed.Mehdi.Kadri, Messaoud.Hacini
Source: International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Management, pp 29 - 33, Vol 02 - No. 02, 2018
Abstract: Reservoirs characterization still the best way to predict production and suggest future well plan, The advance method in unconventional reservoir is the determination of hot shale interval distribution along the shale thickness in a vertical well and proposes the sweet window according this distribution for future well which should be drilled horizontally with integration of logging data combined with clay mineralogy analysis, This mixture of measurements provide a global characterization of potential zones (Hot Shale or sweet window). The aim of this paper is to present a case study of Silurian shale in Ahnet Basin therefore a well is drilled vertically and it exhibits a shale formation around 200m of thickness, ions of XRD results and logging data highlight that the potential zone located in the lower Silurian and it correlatese positively with abundance of illite.
Keywords: Reservoirs characterization, sweet window, Logging Data, Silurian Shale, Clay Mineralogy Geochemical Analysis.
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