American Journal of Civil Engineering

Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014

  • Field Evaluation of Indoor Microclimates of Green and Bare Roofed Urban Buildings at No-Ventilation Condition in a Sub-Saharan Climate

    Sadiq Abubakar Gulma, Stephen Nyarindo Ondimu, Patrick Ajwang, Wariara Kariuki

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 143-151
    Received: 20 November 2014
    Accepted: 30 November 2014
    Published: 2 December 2014
    Abstract: There is a growing use of green roofs on urban buildings around the world with a focus on reducing energy consumption of buildings. Energy consumption of buildings results mostly from heating or cooling of indoor spaces. When mechanical air conditioners are operating, windows (natural ventilation) are shut. This paper studied 2 field models, one wi... Show More
  • A Study on the Nonlinear Behavior of Crossing-Fault Buried Pipelines Using Pushover Analysis

    Mahdi Shadab Far, Nemat Hassani, Reza Rasti, Seyed J. Faraji

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 152-157
    Received: 16 December 2014
    Accepted: 28 December 2014
    Published: 12 January 2015
    Abstract: Earthquakes can cause a lot of damages to buried pipelines. When pipelines are placed in a seismically active area, in addition to safety, performance, and environmental criteria, ground displacement hazards such as fault movements should be considered carefully. Therefore, the present study was aimed to evaluate the response of buried pipelines cr... Show More