American Journal of Mechanics and Applications

Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014

  • Evaluation of Kinetic and Viscosity Based Parameters for Fiber Reinforced Composite Rebars at Elevated Temperatures: A Parametric Study

    Mohammed Faruqi, Sumon Roy, Francisco Aguiniga, Joseph Sai

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 14-20
    Received: 22 July 2014
    Accepted: 31 July 2014
    Published: 10 August 2014
    Abstract: Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are high performing materials and offer a wide range of applications. This has led to an increased use of FRP rebars in new construction with concrete as an alternative to steel in buildings. In building applications, FRP rebars need to conform to fire endurance ratings. Unfortunately, there has been very l... Show More
  • Structural and Contact Analysis of Disc Brake Assembly during Single Stop Braking Event

    Ali. Belhocine, Abd. Rahim Abu Bakar, Mostefa Bouchetara

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 21-28
    Received: 26 November 2013
    Accepted: 17 August 2014
    Published: 20 August 2014
    Abstract: An automobile disc brake system is used to perform three basic functions, i.e. to reduce speed of a vehicle, to maintain its speed when travelling downhill and to completely stop the vehicle. During these braking events, the disc brake may suffer of structural and wear issues. It is quite sometimes that the disc brake components fail structurally a... Show More