Advances in Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2019

  • Energy and Exergy Based Performance Analysis of Westinghouse AP1000 Nuclear Power Plant

    Robert Benjamin Eshun

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 1-10
    Received: 15 February 2019
    Accepted: 1 April 2019
    Published: 22 April 2019
    Abstract: Energy and exergy analyses of the performance of the Westinghouse Advanced Passive 1000-MWe Nuclear Plant (AP1000) was conducted with the primary objectives to identify and quantify the operational locations having the largest energy and exergy losses under normal operating conditions. The energy and exergy losses in the reactor units were determin... Show More
  • Safety Assessment of Damaged Multi-planar Square Hollow Section Welded Joints Using the New BS 910:2013+A1:2015

    Seng Tjhen Lie, Vipin Sukumara-Pillai

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 11-22
    Received: 19 March 2019
    Accepted: 26 April 2019
    Published: 17 May 2019
    Abstract: The safety assessment procedure in the new BS 7910:2013+A1:2015 guide is based on the failure assessment diagram (FAD) method. This paper aims to validate the above procedure for complex geometries such as damaged multi-planar square hollow section (SHS) welded joints and to recommend optimal solutions if necessary. FAD curves are constructed for c... Show More
  • Nutritional Benefit and Economic Value of Hydroponics Fodder Production Technology in Sustainable Livestock Production Against Climate Change - A Mini-Review

    Amanuel Bekuma

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 23-25
    Received: 20 March 2019
    Accepted: 23 April 2019
    Published: 23 May 2019
    Abstract: In many parts of the world, production of sufficient green fodder and grain to feed the livestock population has become a big challenge. This is due to limited land allocation, fertilizer and manure requirements for cultivation, lack of irrigation facilities and natural calamity. To overcome this problem, hydroponics fodder production technology is... Show More