Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2738

Table of Content: 25 June; 8(24)

June 2013

Static synchronous series compensator and static var compensator interaction on voltage stability limit enhancement and active power loss minimization through differential evolution algorithm

    This paper proposes an application of differential evolution (DE) algorithm based extended voltage stability margin and minimization of real power loss incorporating static synchronous series compensator (SSSC) and static var compensator (SVC) devices. A new circuit element based model of SSSC and variable susceptance model of SVC are utilized to control the line power flows...

Author(s):   L. Jebaraj, C. Christober Asir Rajan, K. Sriram, J. Ramesh and R. Sivasankari

June 2013

Validation of dynamic modelling of an industrial vibratory bowl feeder

    This paper presents a simple approach to model an industrial vibratory bowl feeder. The vibratory feeder is a device used to separate, feed and locate automatically a variety of parts in order to speed up the process of manufacture and assemble in industry. The analytical model obtained is validated through an experimental setup, assembled in laboratory, composed by a...

Author(s):   Marcos A. Felizola, Álvaro M. S. Soares, João B. Gonçalves and Pedro P. L. Prado

June 2013

Community knowledge of traditional mosquito repellent plants in Kolla Temben District, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

    Insect repellents have been used to reduce human-vector contact for long periods of time in different parts of the world. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of traditional mosquito repellent plants among inhabitants of Kolla Temben district, Ethiopia. Two hundred and forty households were selected for an ethnobotanical survey using stratified, systematic...

Author(s):     Dawit Kidane, Zewdneh Tomass and Tadesse Dejene

June 2013

Effect of drought stress on yield and yield components of maize hybrids

    The effect of drought stress on yield and its components was studied on six (6) Iranian commercial corn hybrids at the Khorasan Razavi Agricultural Research and Natural Resources Institute Mashhad, Iran in 2010. The study was conducted in a randomized complete block design with three replications under drought stress conditions. There were significant differences among hybrids...

Author(s):     Khodadad Mostafavi, Morteza Firoozi and Seyed Mohammad Nasir Mousavi