American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Call for Papers

This special issue aims to provide an opportunity for partnerships among engineers, architects, material scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and social scientists to contribute to the knowledge and innovations in building materials, models, theories, and systems and to accelerate the advancement of science in energy and environmental design for buildings for the next generation of advanced sustainable building systems.

Recent advances in material sciences, information technologies, computational tools and intelligent systems have provided new incentives and opportunities to make fundamental advances in the design, construction, and operation of residential and commercial buildings for future generations. These advances along with the rapid advances in nanotechnology could open up new paths for designing novel materials with the desired physical and chemical properties, and lead to the development of sustainable buildings that will address a number of our needs such as reducing the consumption of natural resources, reducing the amount of fossil fuels needed to operate our buildings, and reducing the public health risks associated with poor indoor air quality. This special issue will provide the opportunity to bring together engineers, material scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists and others with interests overlapping with those areas mentioned above to collaborate in the topics of designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and retiring buildings that will minimize fossil fuel consumption and adverse environmental effects.

This issue will publish reviews and research articles. It is supported by the American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (AJEAS). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences is 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. http://thescipub.com/ajeas.toc

High quality submissions that advance the research and that contribute to the literature on sustainable building systems are encouraged. All submissions must adhere to the AJEAS journal's format requirements and fall within a limit of 10-15 page. Full experimental and methodological details, as applicable, must be provided.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Building Materials
  2. Material Science and Technology
  3. Nanotechnology
  4. Environmental Engineering and Materials
  5. Sensor and Wireless Sensor Networks
  6. Modeling and Simulation
  7. Information System and Technology
  8. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  9. Lighting and Building Illumination
  10. Energy predictive models and forecasting
  11. Safety and Fire protection in buildings
  12. Building Sciences and physical performance of buildings

Research Article

USE OF CRUMB RUBBER TO IMPROVE THERMAL EFFICIENCY OF CEMENT-BASED MATERIALS

Ashraf Fadiel, Fouad Al Rifaie, Taher Abu-Lebdeh and Ellie Fini

Pages : 1-11

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.1.11

Published On : March 14, 2014

THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF RUBBERIZED GYPSUM BOARD

Taher Abu-Lebdeh, Ellie Fini and Ashraf Fadiel

Pages : 12-22

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.12.22

Published On : March 14, 2014

DYNAMIC ENERGY MODELING OF AN EXPERIMENTAL BUILDING EQUIPPED WITH AN UNDERFLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION (UFAD) SYSTEM

Ahmed Cherif Megri and Yao Yu

Pages : 23-35

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.23.35

Published On : March 14, 2014

A NEW AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM FAN MODEL BASED ON NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Nabil Nassif, Raymond Tesiero and Nihal AlRaees

Pages : 36-44

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.36.44

Published On : March 14, 2014

LOW-COST STRATEGIES TO SAVE ENERGY IN K-12 SCHOOLS

Raymond C. Tesiero III, Nabil Nassif, Harmohindar Singh and K. M. Flurchick

Pages : 45-57

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.45.57

Published On : March 17, 2014

THE EFFECT OF VENTILATION AND ECONOMIZER ON ENERGY CONSUMPTIONS FOR AIR SOURCEHEAT PUMPS IN SCHOOLS

Nihal Al Raees, Nabil Nassif and Fouad Al Rifaie

Pages : 58-65

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.58.65

Published On : March 18, 2014

ENHANCING ASPHALT RHEOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR AND AGING SUSCEPTIBILITY USING BIO-CHAR AND NANO-CLAY

Renaldo C. Walters, Elham H. Fini and Taher Abu-Lebdeh

Pages : 66-76

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.66.76

Published On : March 24, 2014

A NOVEL PRESSURIZED ZONAL MODEL USING THE MOMENTUM EQUATION

Yao Yu and Ahmed Cherif Megri

Pages : 77-87

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.77.87

Published On : March 25, 2014

PREDICTING GROUNDWATER LEVEL USING FOURIER SERIES INTEGRATED WITH LEAST SQUARE ESTIMATION METHOD

Manoj K. Jha

Pages : 99-104

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.99.104

Published On : March 26, 2014

INVESTIGATING EFFECTS OF AMINE BASED MODIFIER ON RECYCLED ASPHALT SHINGLES BLENDING

Govinda Sedhay, Elham H. Fini and Taher Abu-Lebdeh

Pages : 105-114

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.105.114

Published On : March 26, 2014

ROLE OF SALINITY IN PRECIPITATION AND WELL WATER DEPTH RELATIONSHIP

Manoj K. Jha

Pages : 115-121

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.115.121

Published On : March 27, 2014

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT ON WATERSHED HYDROLOGY: A COMPARISON OF THREE APPROACHES

Somsubhra Chattopadhyay and Manoj K. Jha

Pages : 122-128

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.122.128

Published On : March 27, 2014

ILLUMINANCE EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT AT THREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Ahmed Cherif Megri, Yao Yu, Akeel Sobers and Alyssa Cooper

Pages : 129-136

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.129.136

Published On : March 27, 2014

INVESTIGATING EFFECTS OF INTRODUCTION OF CORNCOB ASH INTO PORTLAND CEMENTS CONCRETE: MECHANICAL AND THERMAL PROPERTIES

Antonio Price, Ryan Yeargin, Ellie Fini and Taher Abu-Lebdeh

Pages : 137-148

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.137.148

Published On : March 31, 2014

IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION ALGORITHMS ON TWO-WHEELED GROUND MOBILE ROBOT

Stephen Armah, Sun Yi and Taher Abu-Lebdeh

Pages : 149-164

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.149.164

Published On : April 7, 2014

SHALE GAS EXTRACTION AND WATER CONSUMPTION IN NORTH CAROLINA: A PRIMER

Manoj K. Jha and Daniel G. Fernandez

Pages : 165-170

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.165.170

Published On : April 10, 2014

USE OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMIC TO PREDICT AIRFLOW AND TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH AN UNDER FLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Abd Alnasser Almate A. Ali, Ahmed Cherif Megri, Paul A. Dellenback and Yao Yu

Pages : 171-184

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.171.184

Published On : April 11, 2014

THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE COMPUTATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF THE ZONAL MODEL POMA USING PARALLEL TECHNIQUES

Yao Yu, Ahmed Cherif Megri, Kenneth M. Flurchick and Dukka Bahadur K.C.

Pages : 185-193

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.185.193

Published On : April 12, 2014