West Indian Journal of Engineering

West Indian Journal of Engineering

Archived Issue

Volume 28: Number 2-January 2006



Foamy Oil Production in Trinidad - J.A. Babwah, R.A. Dawe and W. Mellowes.
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Science, Technology and Innovation in Caribbean Countries:  Performance Indicators of a Generic Model - C.K. Sankat, K.F. Pun and C.B. Motilal. Abstract | View PDF

Engineering Properties of Major Soils Used in Cricket Pitches in Trinidad - E.I. Ekwue, D.Z. Lall and R.J. Stone. Abstract | View PDF

Osmotic Dehydration and Microwave-Drying of Guava Fruit
Part 2: Microwave-Convective and Microwave-Vacuum-Drying - S. Geyer, P.S. Sunjka and G.S.V. Raghavan. Abstract | View PDF

The Environmental Significance of Some Microscopic Organisms Around Nevis, West Indies - B. Wilson. Abstract | View PDF

Dynamic Response of Footing Resting on a Layered Soil System - D.K. Baidya and A. Mandal. Abstract | View PDF

Experimental Investigation of the Performance of a Design Model for Vapour Compression Refrigeration Systems - M.A. Akintunde, C.A. Adegoke and O.P. Fapetu. View PDF

In this study, a design model for vapour compression refrigeration systems developed by Akintunde (2003a) was used to develop a practical refrigeration system.  The system developed by using the design model (rig a) was compared experimentally with another system, built out of original components (rig b) and of the same capacities, under the same experimental conditions.  The experimental investigations were based on important parameters such as refrigeration inventory, condensing, and evaporating temperatures, coefficient of performance (COP) and refrigeration efficiency.  Previous analysis and experimental investigations carried out by Akintunde (2003a) showed that the model results were comparable to the experimental ones and the performance data were comparable to the experimental ones and the performance data were comparable to those in the ASHRAE handbook and other literature.  The present results show that the maximum absolute deviations are within the ranges 19% and 35% for a rig a and rig b, respectively, as compared with the model results.

13th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering 2004 – Caribbean Implications and Recommendations - R.P. Clarke . Abstract | View PDF