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, optimisation 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 practising engineers on 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 AJEAS journal's format requirements.

AJEAS is an open access peer reviewed technical journal which 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. Timber structures
  8. Composite materials
  9. Bio-based materials
  10. Performance-based optimisation techniques
  11. Form-finding, topology and structural morphology
  12. Innovative structural design
  13. Adaptive structures
  14. Model predictive structural control (MPSC)
  15. Spatial structures
  16. Space, tension and shell structures
  17. Dynamic response for metal structures
  18. Earthquake engineering
  19. Strengthening structures
  20. Nonlinear behaviour of steel structures
  21. Buckling and stability
  22. Offshore structures
  23. Wind engineering
  24. Monitoring of structures and buildings
  25. Soil-structure-interaction
  26. Advanced modelling techniques
  27. Product modelling

Guest Editors

Konstantinos Daniel TsavdaridisLecturer (Assist. Prof.), University of Leeds, UK
Charis GantesProfessor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Patrick TeuffelProfessor, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Qing Quan LiangAssociate Professor, Victoria University, Australia

Review Article

A Review of Human Induced Vibrations on Footbridges

C. Maraveas, Z. C. Fasoulakis and K. D. Tsavdaridis

Pages : 422-433

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.422.433

Published On : October 30, 2015

Research Article

Credibility of 3D Volume Computation Using GIS for Pit Excavation and Roadway Constructions

Ragab Khalil

Pages : 434-442

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.434.442

Published On : September 1, 2015

Dialectic Form Finding of Structurally Integrated Adaptive Structures

L. Rhode-Barbarigos, V. Charpentier, S. Adriaenssens and O. Baverel

Pages : 443-454

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.443.454

Published On : July 6, 2015

Optimal Arrangement of Energy-Dissipating Members for Seismic Retrofitting of Truss Structures

Toru Takeuchi, Yusuke Kinouchi, Ryota Matsui and Toshiyuki Ogawa

Pages : 455-464

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.455.464

Published On : July 14, 2015

Characterization of Solid Residues Obtained from Supercritical Ethanol Liquefaction of Swine Manure

Rui Li, Bo Zhang, Shuangning Xiu, Hui Wang, Lijun Wang and Abolghasem Shahbazi

Pages : 465-470

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.465.470

Published On : July 15, 2015

Cross-Section Optimization of Sandwich-Type Cylindrical Wind Turbine Towers

Stylianos M. Vernardos and Charis J. Gantes

Pages : 471-480

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.471.480

Published On : August 7, 2015

Similitude Distortion Compensation for a Small Scale Model of a Knee Braced Steel Frame

Nouredine Bourahla and Anthony Blakeborough

Pages : 481-488

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.481.488

Published On : August 7, 2015

Welded Connections of Wind Turbine Towers under Fatigue Loading: Finite Element Analysis and Comparative Study

Nafsika Stavridou, Evangelos Efthymiou and Charalampos C. Baniotopoulos

Pages : 489-503

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.489.503

Published On : August 18, 2015


Real-Time Automatic Inspection System for the Classification of PCB Flux Defects

Ang Teoh Ong, Aouache Mustapha, Zulkifilie Bin Ibrahim, Suzaimah Ramli and Boo Chai Eong

Pages : 504-518

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.504.518

Published On : August 25, 2015

RETRACTED: Durability Properties of High-Performance Concrete Incorporating Nano-TiO2 and Fly Ash

Ehsan Mohseni, Malek Mohammad Ranjbar and Konstantinos Daniel Tsavdaridis

Pages : 519-526

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.519.526

Published On : September 1, 2015

Synthesis and Characterization of Ink (Carbon)-Perovskite/Polyaniline Ternary Composite Electrode for Sodium Chloride Separation

Savita Dixit and Sandhya Pal

Pages : 527-537

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.527.537

Published On : September 2, 2015

Determination of Natural Frequencies through Modal and Harmonic Analysis of Space Frame Race Car Chassis Based on ANSYS

Mohammad Al Bukhari Marzuki, Mohammad Hadi Abd Halim and Abdul Razak Naina Mohamed

Pages : 538-548

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.538.548

Published On : September 2, 2015

Structural Optimization for Materially Informed Design to Robotic Production Processes

H. Bier and S. Mostafavi

Pages : 549-555

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.549.555

Published On : September 11, 2015

Sedimentology and Depositional Environment of D2 Sand in Part of Greater Ughelli Depobelt, Onshore Niger Delta, Nigeria

Prince Suka Momta, Jonathan O. Omoboh and Minapuye I. Odigi

Pages : 556-566

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.556.566

Published On : September 19, 2015


Investigating the Parameters Influencing the Behavior of Knee Braced Steel Structures

Edris Farokhi and Mehrdad Gordini

Pages : 567-574

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.567.574

Published On : September 21, 2015

Effect of Exhaust Gas Temperature on the Performance of Automobile Adsorption Air-Conditioner

Abdul Hadi N. Khalifa, Ali H. Jabbar and Jamal A. Muhsin

Pages : 575-581

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.575.581

Published On : October 13, 2015

Improving Medical Imaging and Blood Flow Measurement by using a New Doppler Effect Relationship

Florian Ion T. Petrescu

Pages : 582-588

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.582.588

Published On : October 14, 2015

Structural Dynamics of the Distribution Mechanism with Rocking Tappet with Roll

Florian Ion T. Petrescu, John Kaiser Calautit and Dragan Marinkovic

Pages : 589-601

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.589.601

Published On : October 28, 2015

Process is Unreliable and Quantity Discounts Supply Chain Integration Inventory Model

Ming-Feng Yang and Yi Lin

Pages : 602-610

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.602.610

Published On : October 29, 2015

Study of Heat-Treated Steel and Related Applications

Shu-Ping Chang, Ming-Chen Chen and Jyh-Dong Lin

Pages : 611-619

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.611.619

Published On : October 30, 2015

Semi Active Tuned Mass Dampers of Buildings: A Simple Control Option

Demetris Demetriou, Nikolaos Nikitas and Konstantinos Daniel Tsavdaridis

Pages : 620-632

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.620.632

Published On : October 30, 2015

Computational Intelligence and Application of Frame Theory in Communication Systems

K. Rajupillai, S. Palaniammal and K. Bommuraju

Pages : 633-637

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.633.637

Published On : October 30, 2015

Technical Report

Well Test and PTA for Reservoir Characterization of Key Properties

Okotie Sylvester, Ikporo Bibobra and Ogbarode Napoleon Ogbon

Pages : 638-647

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.638.647

Published On : October 30, 2015

Parameters Optimization of Adaptive Cashew Shelling Cutter Based on BP Neural Network and Genetic Algorithm

Yun-Fei Fu, Jie Gong, Hui Huang, Yi-Jun Liu, De-ming Zhu and Peng-Fei Zhao

Pages : 648-658

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.648.658

Published On : November 1, 2015

The Use of the Super Absorbent Polymer as Water Blocker in Concrete Structures

Moayyad Al-Nasra, Mohammad Daoudb and Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh

Pages : 659-665

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.659.665

Published On : November 6, 2015

Experimental Evaluation of the Raking Energy in Damping System of Steel Stud Partition Walls

Salah Amer, Sameer Hamoush and Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh

Pages : 666-677

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.666.677

Published On : November 6, 2015

Report on the Evaluation of Ugua J2 and J3 Reservoir Performance

Okotie Sylvester, Ikporo Bibobra and Ovuema Augustina

Pages : 678-688

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.678.688

Published On : November 7, 2015

Design and Realization of Pre-Amplifier and Filters for on-Board Radar System

N. Dinesh Kumar, R. Divya Ravali and Panchavati R. Srirekha

Pages : 689-701

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.689.701

Published On : November 9, 2015

Ultra Low Power MUX Based Compressors for Wallace and Dadda Multipliers in Sub-threshold Regime

Priya Gupta, Anu Gupta and Abhijit Asati

Pages : 702-716

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.702.716

Published On : November 17, 2015

Verification of Anchoring in Foundations of Wind Turbine Towers

Nafsika Stavridou, Evangelos Efthymiou and Charalampos C. Baniotopoulos

Pages : 717-729

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.717.729

Published On : November 23, 2015

Bayesian Statistical Inference for Number Counting Experiments

Diego Casadei

Pages : 730-735

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.730.735

Published On : November 27, 2015

A Scheme Design of Cloud + End Technology in Demand Side Management

Leijiao Ge and Xiandong Xu

Pages : 736-747

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.736.747

Published On : November 29, 2015

Seismic Design of Masonry and Reinforced Concrete Infilled Frames: A Comprehensive Overview

Marina L. Moretti

Pages : 748-766

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.748.766

Published On : November 30, 2015

Confluences among Big Data, Finite Element Analysis and High Performance Computing

Lidong Wang, Guanghui Wang and Cheryl Ann Alexander

Pages : 767-774

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.767.774

Published On : July 15, 2015