B.O. Akinnuli

B.O. Akinnuli
Federal University of Technology, Akure | futa · School of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
B.O. Akinnuli currently a PROFESSOR of Industrial and Production Engineering in the Department of Industrial and Production Engineering in Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. field Engineer he was trained and as Earth Moving Equipment Engineer , Machine Tools Engineer and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer by Nigeria Air Force before accepting teaching appointment in FUTA. His area of interest are System Development, maintenance and Terotechnology.
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Publications (94)
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A software system that enhances the selection of appropriate power plant capacity that will convert combustible municipal solid waste (MSW) into energy was developed. The aggregate of waste to be converted was determined and the corresponding heating value was established. The capacities of steam power plants’ components required for the conversion...
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One obvious problem in determining productivity especially for small and medium scale companies is the lack of appropriate software to help determine their productivity. This work developed a computer aided system for industrial productivity performance determination for small and medium-scale industries. The industrial productivity assessment appl...
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The crankshaft and engine block of automobile wear or fail after certain years of usage. The cause of failure is a contributing factor to the power loss of the engine. Power loss reduces the performance of the vehicle. Due to the economic situation in Nigeria, the cost of buying new engines is usually high and some used engines have problems that a...
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This study deals with the detailed design of 13,000 m³ oil storage tank using height-diameter ratio of 0.8. The nominal diameter and nominal height was estimated to be 26.76 m and 23.1 m respectively. The jumbo plate material used was G40.21 M grade 260 W which was 2.1 m wide. 1-Foot method was adopted for the design of tank shell and based on the...
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Proper planning and improved productivity is highly desired in industrial settings to optimize the available resources when there is limited resources and to control excessive spending in time of surplus. Productivity is achievable by good levels of Materials, Time and Labor inputs which needs to be measured scientifically in order to maintain long...
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Limited or poor food preservation techniques and capacity causes post-harvest losses of food crops and initiates the problem of food and nutritional insecurity in the country. In other to solve this problem, food crops needs to be processed into a lasting and nutritious consumable form, through the use of mechanization. In this research an easily o...
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The decision on the selection of the best height-diameter ratio for the optimal design of oil storage tanks is a difficult task because there are so many criteria to be considered in selecting the most appropriate alternative. In this study, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) was used by adopting Criteria Importance Through Inter-criteria Corr...
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Turbocharger which is a type of forced induction system compresses the exhaust gas energy which would have been lost, into the engine so that more fuel, and thus more engine power output from each cylinder is experienced. This helps the engine to achieve low level consumption, reduced gas emissions and high performance characteristics. The life spa...
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The challenges that used to come up as a result of project failure have to do with improper planning. This is looking into future what can occur based on present event. In financing equipment or machinery, the capital in hand is a critical factor that determines equipment procurement strategies. There is need for an optimum model to control the bud...
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Equipment procurement budget is of a great challenge in manufacturing industries by reasons of its multi-objectives, insufficient funds, and inflation problems. Solutions were proffered to these problems by identifying the strategic decisions required in equipment procurement (machine, accessories, spare parts and miscellaneous costs). Procurement...
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Cost estimation is a fundamental activity in engineering management and business decision making. It normally involves estimating the quantity of labor, materials, utilities, floor space, sales, overhead, time and other parameters over a given period of time. These estimates are used typically as inputs to deterministic analysis methods or to stoch...
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The global demand for effective utilization of both humans and machinery is increasing due to wastage incurred during product manufacturing. Excessive waste generation has made entrepreneurs find it difficult to breakeven. The development of dynamic error-proof Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) model for optimizing a complex production process...
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An interactive user friendly low cost software called "CADDgear" was developed in this study to facilitate the design and drafting of helical and spur gears thereby generating reliable data for use in manufacturing process. The software was developed, using JAVA programming language, as a tool for determining the design parameters and producing acc...
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Oil storage tanks are mandated for calibration before putting to use and to be recalibrated as a statutory requirement at every five year interval. Oil tanks could be calibrated by geometrical methods such as Manual Strapping Method (MSM) and Electro-Optical Distance Ranging (EODR) method. This study compares both MSM and EODR in terms of cost incu...
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In this study, attempt was made to estimate the quantity of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated per annum, the generation rate in kg/capita/day as well as the quantity and the fractions of the waste streams available for energy production. The physical characterization of the waste streams into fractions was conducted. The proximate and ultimate...
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Waste-to-energy (WTE) management method, has been considered as the best option; because, it reduces the quantity of waste generated by about 71 %, and ensure energy recovery for efficient waste management. In this study, physical, chemical and the heating properties of the waste components, generated in Ilorin were determined. The heating value wa...
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In recent times, the gear design has become a highly complicated and comprehensive subject. A designer of a modern gear drive system must remember that the main objectives of a gear drive is to transmit higher power with comparatively smaller overall dimensions of the driving system which can be constructed with minimum possible manufacturing cost,...
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The quest for effective utilization of both humans and machinery is on the increase in order to survive competition. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metric application in industry has been facing a challenge of continuing advancement in industrial operations. A smart OEE is required for a quick response to the dynamism in industrial system. I...
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In a situation where a decision maker faces problems of allotting the available budget on the strategic decisions in a manufacturing industry, data information plays an important role to maintain long run profit in the industry. Statistical analysis was incorporated to determine the correlational strength between the number of years and each of the...
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This study reports on the design, construction and performance evaluation of a domestic gas oven. The oven was designed and was fabricated with an outer dimension of 860 mm length × 660 mm width × 1150 mm height made up of mild steel and the inner dimension of 759 mm length × 559 mm width × 835 mm height made up of mild steel and fiber glass of 40...
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An improved direct current (DC) generic shopping cart with a maximum loading of 50 kg was developed to answer a long cry by retailers for improvement in the shopping cart and introducing innovation, improved ergonomics, stability, reduced cost and futurism to the shopping cart. Thus to achieve these, a DC electrical shopping cart was conceptualized...
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Technological advancement has widely cut across every facet of the socioeconomy and manufacturing sectors with significant and laudable changes being recorded. With this rapid transformation, the manufacturing cutting edge has greatly influenced products’ definition, quality, geometry, demand, customers’ taste, usability, and reusability as asserte...
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The chapter introduces the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) coping model or strategy for operation advancement in manufacturing technology. Advances in manufacturing calls for how the small and medium scale industries could be salvaged, sustained, and prevented from folding up as they could no longer cope with the trends in manufacturing sustain...
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An investigation study on municipal solid waste generation and physicochemical characteristics of combustible fractions was carried out in Ilorin metropolis. This was driven by a need to meet energy demand and reduce the consequential effects of wastes for clean and green habits. Ilorin waste sector, requires detailed information on the physicochem...
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Indirect combustion noise had not been attracting research in the past, but recent indication seems to prove that it could be a threat in the future if not addressed. Means of reducing this type of noise to a low decibel value was also included. Noise is due to the ingestion of distorted atmospheric turbulence, as the two set of blades rotate in di...
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The dataset represented in this article describe a diagnostic schedule for a defective LC-195V5 CNC milling machine using PERT. The efficiency of the technicians who repaired the CNC machine tools was measured based on fault location within the shortest possible time. A diagnostic schedule was developed which showed the sequential means of troubles...
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Municipal solid waste (MSW) is an aggregate of unwanted and discarded materials that are generated, as man interact with the environment, in his daily activities. The agglomeration of MSW in the environment is huge and its inefficient management could result in land degradation and pollution, unsightly scenes, ecological contamination and global wa...
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Municipal solid waste (MSW) is an aggregate of unwanted and discarded materials that are generated, as man interact with the environment, in his daily activities. The agglomeration of MSW in the environment is huge and its inefficient management could result in land degradation and pollution, unsightly scenes, ecological contamination and global wa...
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Operators of Earthmoving Equipment (EME) are daily exposed to certain Whole-body vibration (WBV) dosage, exceeding the recommended values. In this study, the WBV experienced by operators of EME used in construction industries were measured using a tri-axial accelerometer (GCDC X16-4 3-Axis, G-Force Data logger, ±18 g acceleration range). These meas...
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The aim of this study is to develop and estimate the cost of 5 kW Palm Kernel Shell (PKS) steam boiler. Design drawings were produced and used to fabricate PKS combusting unit. Other components needed for the design were selected based on functionality, durability, cost and local availability. Using the developed furnace, maximum combustion efficie...
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In this study, Al-4043/Ni-coated SiC composite was developed via stir casting process and the mechanical properties of the composites investigated. The composites were produced with varying SiC reinforcement fraction between 5-25 wt%. The microstructure of the composites was characterized using optical microscope and tensile properties of the compo...
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Adequate staff-students ratio (SSR) is one of the important National Universities Commission (NUC) prescribed criteria to be implemented in manpower planning by Universities in Nigeria. Forecasting manpower requirement has been used for economic planners and even the academic sector. In other to avoid imbalance, the manpower requirement is very vit...
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Operators of Earthmoving Equipment (EME) are daily exposed to certain Whole-body vibration (WBV) dosage, exceeding the recommended values. In this study, the WBV experienced by operators of EME used in construction industries were measured using a tri-axial accelerometer (GCDC X16-4 3-Axis, G-Force Data logger, ±18 g acceleration range). These meas...
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Deep drawing is the process of changing a flat precut sheet metal into hollowed vessels. Their production are always accorded with material waste despite observing the recommended production and engineering features guides. Causes were investigated and solutions proffered. Investigation revealed that both less and bigger blank diameter than the req...
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Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) by-products in Nigeria is hazardous. The cause was traced to wrong computation of components for blending. This led to the development of this model and its software to proffer solution. Standard PMS blend specification was identified, percentage by volume required was evolved by developed mathematical models to generate...
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This website was designed to educate the populace about the dangers of pollution and suggested quick measure to temper the effects of the pollutants. Basically, oxides of Sulphur, Nitrogen, Carbon, Ozone and Particulate matters were area of focus because these are most popular environmental pollutants. Considerations were given to the health implic...
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Crushing of dried Cocoa beans and pressing of the paste that comes out of it, called “Cocoa Liquior” yields cocoa butter and cake. Both are of high economic value and boost the Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) of any Nation producing them. In planning for future production of butter and cake, there is need for a tool capable of predicting the quant...
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The discharge of oil-based drill cuttings to open sea has been adjudged to cause acute and sub-lethal toxic effects such as smothering of seabed life (due to the formation of cuttings piles), poisoning of aquatic life (due to the presence of toxins), and eventual ecological disruption/eco-toxicological disturbances of offshore environment. Equally,...
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The discharge of oil-based drill cuttings to open sea has been adjudged to cause acute and sub-lethal toxic effects such as smothering of seabed life (due to the formation of cuttings piles), poisoning of aquatic life (due to the presence of toxins), and eventual ecological disruption/eco-toxicological disturbances of offshore environment. Equally,...
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Aluminum-silicon carbide (Al/SiC) metal matrix composites have become a promising engineering material owing to its high strength to weight ratio. However, there is formation of aluminum carbide phase which is deleterious to the physical properties of the composites and needs to be eliminated. In this paper, the stir casting of Al-4043/Ni-coated Si...
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The aim of this study is to develop and estimate the cost of 5 kW Palm Kernel Shell (PKS) steam boiler. Design drawings were produced and used to fabricate PKS combusting unit. Other components needed for the design were selected based on functionality, durability, cost and local availability. Using the developed furnace, maximum combustion efficie...
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There exist a discrepancy between the usage of the expensive standard accelerometer and the cheap and accessible consumer device accelerometer for the measurement of whole-body vibration (WBV). This study investigated the validity of accelerations (g-forces) obtained from a consumer device accelerometer by simultaneously using the consumer device a...
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Engineering features are one of the predominant factors in considering machines for procurement; others are economic and supply conditions. Three major attributes considered under these strategic decisions are engineering features (reliability), economic features (annual operating cost) and supply condition (delivery date). This is an extension of...
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An Unmanned Surveillance Aerial Vehicle (USAV) is an air vehicle which is largely used for surveillance, monitoring, reconnaissance, data relay, and data collection or to enter an area which is not safe for human. This study documents the development and evaluation of a low cost, short range unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor a fixed operational ur...
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The negligence of livestock farmers regarding waste disposal and inadequate waste control facilities are becoming a serious health and environmental hazard. In this study, a charcoal-fuelled dryer was developed to eliminate the moisture content in hog waste for easy conversion into organic fertilizer. The dryer is made up a drying chamber and a hea...
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The process of making pounded yam, from yam, Dioscorea spp., which is mostly consumed by people of sub-Sahara region as source of carbohydrate is energy consuming, therefore, the pounded yam flour, commonly called poundo yam, through which pounded yam is prepared faster and easier, has become popular in West Africa. Although there is an existing ni...
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There exist a discrepancy between the usage of the expensive standard accelerometer and the cheap and accessible consumer device accelerometer for the measurement of whole-body vibration (WBV). This study investigated the validity of accelerations (g-forces) obtained from a consumer device accelerometer by simultaneously using the consumer device a...
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Early processing of Yam (Dioscorea spp) tubers with adequate technique is necessary to prevent post-harvest food losses, in order to increase processed Yam products for future consumption, food processing operations have to be mechanized to improve processing technique. This research paper concentrates on development and performance evaluation of a...
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Early processing of Yam (Dioscorea spp) tubers with adequate technique is necessary to prevent post-harvest food losses, in order to increase processed Yam products for future consumption, food processing operations have to be mechanized to improve processing technique. This research paper concentrates on development and performance evaluation of a...
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There exist a discrepancy between the usage of the expensive standard accelerometer and the cheap and accessible consumer device accelerometer for the measurement of whole-body vibration (WBV). This study investigated the validity of accelerations (g-forces) obtained from a consumer device accelerometer by simultaneously using the consumer device a...
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This study aimed at optimizing the mixture of palm kernel shell (PKS) and selected additives (Al 2 O 3 , MgO, and CaO), on the yield of ash after combustion using D-optimal under the Mixture Methodology of the Design Expert (6.0.8). The samples were oven-dried at 105°C, then placed in furnace at 575°C and ashed to a constant weight based on the exp...
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There are various tricycles, both the locally fabricated and imported of different designs in the market. However, majority of these are not adequately designed primarily for the paraplegics. The initial developed tricycle for the paraplegics had problems of actuation of the clutch. Therefore, this research modified the gear and clutch systems and...