Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2748

Table of Content: 15 April, 2014; 9(7)

April 2014

Failure model and detecting method for MOSFET degradation in DC-DC power converters

MOSFET is the most commonly used devices in DC-DC power converters, and its performance is important to the prognosis and health management of power. The paper proposes a degradation analysis model for MOSFET in DC-DC power converters. A method for detecting the degradation of MOSFET is also introduced. Simulations have shown that the method can predict deterioration in the performance of MOSFET. The simulation results...

Author(s): Wu, Li-Feng,, Dong, Peng-Fei,, Guan, Yong,, Wang, Guo-Hui,, and Li, Xiao-Juan,    

April 2014

Performance assessment of transferred irrigation management: Case study of Düzce Irrigation District in Turkey

In this study, physical and financial performance criteria of transferred irrigation management of Düzce Irrigation District were evaluated between 2006 and 2012. Physical and financial performances are irrigation ratio and sustainability of irrigated land, and cost recovery ratio, maintenance expenditure to revenue ratio, operational cost per unit area, total cost per personnel employed on water delivery, revenue...

Author(s): ÖZMEN, Selçuk

April 2014

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation to analyze the performance of tube-in-tube helically coiled of a heat exchanger

This work deals with a comparative performance study of two different helically coiled heat exchangers with two and three helical coils through a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation for heat transfer characteristics. The helically coiled heat exchangers are typical industrial equipments found in process applications, such as: chemical, food, energy, electronics, environmental, spatial, and cryogenic. Numerical...

Author(s): Chaves, C. A,  de Castro, D. R. F. ,  Lamas, W. Q., , Camargo, J. R., and Grandinetti, F. J.

April 2014

Comparative study of protective effect of separate administration of vitamin C and folic acid in act therapy induced hepatic injury

Artemisinin and its derivatives are among the most effective antimalarial drugs used today. This study compared the effects of pre-treatment with vitamin C and folic acid on the hepatotoxic effect of artemisinin combination. Thirty male wistar rats randomly assigned to six groups of five rats each were used in the study. Group A was the normal control; groups B, C, D, E and F were placed on therapeutic doses of leonart,...

Author(s): Adegbesan, Bukunola O., Ogunlabi, Olugbenga O., Aroyewun,  Aramide, O. and Ajani, Emmanuel O.,

April 2014

Estimation of number of generations of Spodoptera litura Fab. on peanut in India during near and distant future climate change scenarios

Studies were conducted to estimate the impact of increase in temperature on number of generations of tobacco caterpillar, Spodoptera litura on peanut for seven different locations of various agro ecological zones of the country for baseline (1961 to 1990), present (1991 to 2005), near future (2021 to 2050) and distant future (2071 to 2098) climate change (A1B) scenarios. The daily minimum and maximum temperature (MinT...

Author(s): Rao, M. Srinivasa, Rama Rao, C. A., Vennila, S., Manimanjari, D., Maheswari, M. and  Venkateswarlu, B.

April 2014

Antidiabetic activity and phytochemical screening of Acalypha wilkesiana (Euphorbiaceae) Mull Arg. roots in alloxan-induced diabetic rats

The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-diabetic effects and biochemical parameters of methanol root extract of Acalypha wilkesiana Mull Arg. (MEAW) in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. The effect of the extract (200 and 400 mg/kg, p.o.) on fasting blood glucose (FBG), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), serum glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (SGOT), serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) level...

Author(s): Odoh, U.  E., Ndubuokwu, R. I., Inya- Agha, S. I., Osadebe, P. O., Uzor, P. F. and Ezejiofor, M.