Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Resistance


Fire-Resistance of Styroferrocement Sandwich Panels

Mohamed Raouf Abdul Kadir; Atta Shekh Karim Abdullah

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 6, Pages 1150-1160

This paper investigates the effect of fire on ferrocement sandwich panels. The experimental program consisted of fabricating and testing nine panels (400X400x30 mm in dimensions). The variables were type and number of mesh and Styrophoam content. A special arrangement was designed to create the effect of fire on panels. Test results showed that ferrocement panels have an endurance of fire when compared to control panels which may provide a desired protection to fire. In-spite-of wire mesh cracks, in plane cracks occurred when more volume fraction of mesh included. Whereas Styrophoam content affected the number of in-plane cracks. Plastic wire mesh had no significant effect on the wire mesh-induced cracks

Isolation and Identification of Bacterial Isolates from House Flies in Sulaymaniya City

Ali Shihab Ahmed; Karim Mohammad Ahmed; Sabiha Sharif Salih

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 24-33

The objective of this study was to isolate and identify bacteria found in natural association with adults of Musca domestica.In this study adults of Musca dometica were collected from four sites in Sulamani city,Kudistan,Iraq to isolate and identify bacteria on the external surface of house flies . Bacteria from fly samples isolated using the conventional isolation technique were E.coli , Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Staphylococcus albus , Staphylococcus aureus , Salmonella sp. and Klebsiella sp. The results of current study confirm that the houseflies are much more than nuisance and they pose potentially serious health risks. Consequently, the population of houseflies has to be controlled.