American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences


This special issue is devoted to the integrated study of renewable, sustainable, environmental and architectural engineering (from earliest times to the present day) will be published to give researchers appreciation of where the discipline has come from. We aim to provide an advanced forum for studies related to the proposed fields with all topics below. The objective of this special issue is to present recent advances and emerging cross-disciplinary in the field of renewable, sustainable, environmental and architectural engineering. Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, motor fuels, and rural (off-grid) energy services. Environmental Engineering is the integration of sciences and engineering principles to improve the natural environment, to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to clean up pollution sites. Environmental engineering can also be described as a branch of applied science and technology that addresses the issue of energy preservation, production asset and control of waste from human and animal activities. Furthermore, it is concerned with finding plausible solutions in the field of public health, such as waterborne diseases, implementing laws which promote adequate sanitation in urban, rural and recreational areas. It involves waste water management and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, environmental sustainability, and public health issues as well as knowledge of environmental engineering law. It also includes studies on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects. Architectural engineering, also known as building engineering, is the application of engineering principles and technology to building design and construction. Sustainable energy is the form of energy obtained from non-exhaustible resources, such that the provision of this form of energy serves the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Articles discussing methodology and reviews of the current state of knowledge and possibilities for future research are especially welcome. Moreover, this issue will publish reviews and research articles. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental and methodological details, as applicable, must be provided. The American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 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 would be highly appreciated. Manuscripts containing summaries and surveys on research cooperation and actual 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. Renewable Energy
  2. Sustainable Energy
  3. Energy Conservation
  4. Wind Power
  5. Hydropower
  6. Solar Energy
  7. Solar Farms
  8. Geothermal Energy
  9. Bio-energy
  10. Biomass
  11. Tidal Energy
  12. Heat Pump
  13. Smart-Grid technology
  14. Carbon-Neutral and Negative Fuels
  15. Hydrogen Energy
  16. Architectural and Civil Engineering
  17. Construction Engineering
  18. Environmental Engineering
  19. Earthquake Engineering
  20. Geotechnical Engineering
  21. Water Resources Engineering
  22. Transportation Engineering
  23. Coastal Engineering
  24. Glass Architecture

Guest Editors

John Kaiser Calautit Researcher, University of Sheffield, UK
Laura Vanoli Associate Professor, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
Alfonso Capozzoli Researcher, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Francesco Calise Associate Professsor, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Muftah H. El-Naas Professor, Qatar University, Qatar
Rafal Damian Figaj Researcher, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
Fabrizio Ascione Researcher, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Anna Laura Pisello Assistant Professor, University of Perugia, Italy
Annamaria Buonomano Researcher, Uiversity of Naples Federico II, Italy
Maria Vicidomini Researcher, Uiversity of Naples Federico II, Italy


Editorial for the "FRP Structures" Special Issue

Pages : 439-441

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.439.441

Published On : September 27, 2016

Research Article

Optimization of a Combined Approach for the Treatment of Carbide Slurry and Capture of CO2

Pages : 449-457

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.449.457

Published On : December 30, 2015

Energy Balance for a Diesel Engine Operates on a Pure Biodiesel, Diesel Fuel and Biodiesel-Diesel Blends

Pages : 458-465

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.458.465

Published On : January 29, 2016

Field Data Based Method for Predicting Long-Term Settlements

Pages : 466-476

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.466.476

Published On : February 22, 2016

Case Report

Outlook of Municipal Solid Waste in Bogota (Colombia)

Pages : 477-483

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.477.483

Published On : March 2, 2016

Observational Study of Wind Shear in Northeastern Brazil

Pages : 484-504

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.484.504

Published On : March 12, 2016

Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Deaggregation for Karaj City (Iran)

Pages : 520-529

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.520.529

Published On : June 16, 2016

Mixed Nickel Cobalt Manganese Oxide Nanorods for supercapacitor application

Pages : 540-546

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.540.546

Published On : June 22, 2016

Effect of Crumb Rubber as Coarse and Fine Aggregates on the Properties of Asphalt Concrete

Pages : 558-564

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.558.564

Published On : June 24, 2016

Graphene Synthesis by Plasma-Enhanced CVD Growth with Ethanol

Pages : 574-583

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.574.583

Published On : July 27, 2016

Hydrothermal Synthesis of CuWO4-Reduced Graphene Oxide Hybrids and Supercapacitor Application

Pages : 584-590

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.584.590

Published On : August 12, 2016

Numerical Study of Natural Convection in a Square Porous Cavity Thermally Modulated on Both Side Walls

Pages : 591-598

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.591.598

Published On : August 13, 2016

Robustness of XFEM Method for the Simulation of Cracks Propagation in Fracture Mechanics Problems

Pages : 599-610

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.599.610

Published On : August 15, 2016

Stochastic Model for Variable Amplitude Fatigue Induced Delamination Growth in Graphite/Epoxy Laminates

Pages : 635-646

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.635.646

Published On : August 29, 2016


WLHP Systems in Commercial Buildings: A Case Study Analysis Based on a Dynamic Simulation Approach

Pages : 659-668

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.659.668

Published On : September 26, 2016

Review on the use of FRP Composites for Facades and Building Skins

Pages : 713-723

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.713.723

Published On : September 29, 2016

Designing a Comprehensive Security Framework for Smartphones and Mobile Devices

Pages : 724-734

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.724.734

Published On : October 3, 2016

An Adaptive Procedure for the Limit Analysis of FRP Reinforced Masonry Vaults and Applications

Pages : 735-745

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.735.745

Published On : October 5, 2016