American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences


The objective of this special issue is to present advances and emerging cross-disciplinary approaches in the field of structural mechanics, computational mechanics, optimization techniques, engineering structures, structural design, earthquake engineering, spatial structures, materials science and many more. We aim to provide a forum for researchers across disciplines as well as for practicing engineers in various fields within structural engineering as proposed below.

The editors would like to encourage studies that outline the general development of the main disciplines of engineering structures as we know them today. Articles discussing methodologies and reviews of the current state of knowledge, and opportunities for future research are especially welcome. In particular, this issue intends to provide a forum for a productive exchange of ideas and interaction among diverse technical and scientific fields such as structural, civil, mechanical, aeronautical as well as applied mathematics, statistics and computer science.

This issue will publish high-quality reviews and research articles. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental and methodological details, as applicable, must be provided, and the special issue will be supported by American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. All submissions must adhere to the American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences journal's format requirements.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, an international journal publishes four times a year in print and electronic form. AJEAS is a peer-reviewed technical journal publishes original research contributions and is an unparalleled resource for key advances in the field of engineering. Scope of the journal includes but not limited to applied physics and applied mathematics, automation and control, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, data engineering and software engineering, earth and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and operations research, information technology and informatics, materials science, measurement and metrology, mechanical engineering, medical physics, power engineering, signal processing and telecommunications.

Manuscripts regarding original research proposals and research ideas are highly appreciated. Manuscripts containing summaries and surveys on research cooperation and future projects (as those founded by national governments or others) are likewise appreciated, as they provide interesting information for a broad field of users.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Steel structures
  2. Steel-concrete composite structures
  3. Space frame structures
  4. Lightweight structures
  5. Textile structures
  6. Masonry structures
  7. Materials technology
  8. Timber structures
  9. Composite materials
  10. Bio-based materials
  11. Concrete structures
  12. Glass structures
  13. Nanotechnologies
  14. Performance-based optimization techniques
  15. Form-finding, topology and structural morphology
  16. Innovative structural design
  17. Adaptive structures
  18. Model predictive structural control (MPSC)
  19. Spatial structures
  20. Space, tension, and shell structures
  21. Dynamic response for metal structures
  22. Earthquake engineering
  23. Geoscience
  24. Strengthening structures
  25. Nonlinear behavior of steel structures
  26. Buckling and stability
  27. Offshore structures
  28. Wind engineering
  29. Monitoring of structures and buildings
  30. Mechanical engineering
  31. Electronics
  32. Constructions engineering
  33. Architecture
  34. Civil engineering
  35. Computer programs
  36. Soil-structure-interaction
  37. Advanced modeling techniques
  38. Product modeling

Guest Editors

Taher M. Abu-LebdehAssociate Professor, North Carolina A&T State University, United States
Francisco M. MarquezProfessor, University of Turabo, United States
Antonio ApicellaProfessor, The Second University of Naples, Italy
Gianfranco MoraniResearcher, Italian Aerospace Research Centre, Italy
Guanying ChenProfessor, Harbin Institute of Technology&SUNY Buffalo, China
Florian Ion Tiberiu PetrescuSenior Lecturer, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Haixiao LiuProfessor, Tianjin University, China
Shuhui LiProfessor, University of Alabama, United States
Chiara BedonAssistant Professor, University of Trieste, Italy

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission DeadlineAugust 30, 2019
Review Completed byOctober 15, 2019
Possible Publication DateOctober 30, 2019

Research Article

Hardware and Software Components of an Oysters' Gape Measurement System

Amin Ali, Kamal Ali, Aaugustine Ukpebor, MD Hasan, James Addy, Otto Ikome and Ali Abu-El Humos

Pages : 319-328

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.319.328

Published On : September 7, 2019

A New Approach to Load Flow Analysis for Radial Distribution System - Application for Medium Voltage Distribution System in Morocco

Saad Ouali and Abdeljabbar Cherkaoui

Pages : 329-336

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.329.336

Published On : June 29, 2019

Free Particle Spin Speed

Nicolae Petrescu and Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu

Pages : 337-341

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.337.341

Published On : July 5, 2019

Study of Energy Types: Fossil, Nuclear and Renewable Energies and their Evaluation in Terms of Environmental Pollution and Economically

Sara Abdollahi, Meysam Madadi, Soleyman Ghorbanzadeh, Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari, Vijay P. Singh and Saeid Eslamian

Pages : 342-351

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.342.351

Published On : July 18, 2019

Measurement of Gas-Phase Mass Transfer Coefficients in a Humidification Column through Random Packing

Masoud Khorasani, Morteza Zivdar, Farshad Fashchi Tabrizi, Zahra Askari, Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari, Vijay P. Singh, Saeid Eslamian and Mohsen Ghane

Pages : 352-358

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.352.358

Published On : July 18, 2019

Seismic Fragility Assessment of RC Frame Equipped by Visco-Elastic Dampers Using NLTHA and FNA

Ali A. Rostam Alilou and Majid Pouraminian

Pages : 359-367

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.359.367

Published On : July 18, 2019

A Contribution of the CDP Gathers and Pre-Stack Seismic Inversion in the Prospect Evaluation: A Case Study of El Mansoura Field, Nile Delta, Egypt

Mohamed Hussein, Ahmed Abu El-Ata and Mohamed El-Behiry

Pages : 368-386

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.368.386

Published On : July 24, 2019

Literature Review

Investigating QoS and Performance of Received Signal Strength Indicator in Fiber Optics Broadband Data Communication

Owusu Nyarko-Boateng, Adebayo F. Adekoya and Benjamin A. Weyori

Pages : 391-401

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.391.401

Published On : August 3, 2019

Review Article

Permanent Magnetic Fluids

Nicolae Petrescu and Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu

Pages : 402-412

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.402.412

Published On : August 22, 2019

Histogram Matching Schemes for Image Thresholding

Salah Ameer

Pages : 413-419

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.413.419

Published On : September 9, 2019

Identification of Retrofits Needed in Old Office Buildings to Achieve Thermal Comfort

Chipozya Tembo Silungwe, Josephine Mutwale Ziko and Edward Jims Sakala

Pages : 420-431

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.420.431

Published On : September 18, 2019

Reduction of Microbial Contamination of Outlet Waste in Urban Wastewater Treatment Plants

Sona Pazdar, Saeid Eslamian, Hossein Gholami and Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari

Pages : 432-439

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.432.439

Published On : September 18, 2019

Design and Experimental Investigation of a Novel Solar Collector with a W-Shape Cover

Edoun Marcel, Djimasra Bonheur, Kuitche Alexis and Zeghmati Belkacem

Pages : 440-449

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.440.449

Published On : September 19, 2019