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International Journal of Forensic Engineering

 

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International Journal of Forensic Engineering (3 papers in press)

 

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  • The impact and awareness of implementing Safety Management System OHSAS 18001:2007 at Kulliyyah of Engineering   Order a copy of this article
    by Wan Ahmad Yusmawiza Wan Yusoff 
    Abstract: ABSTRACT Purpose-The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of awareness towards the implementation of occupational safety and health management system, OHSAS 18001:2007 at Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Design/methodology/approach- The paper analyzes data from two samples which are 61 staff and 893 students from Kulliyyah of Engineering based on gender, department, years of experience with IIUM, job category and level of study. The problem questions are tested through the analysis. Findings- Data analysis shows that the department, years of experience and job category have direct effect of awareness towards the implementation of the system. Finally, the gender does not show the effect of awareness towards the implementation of the system. Research limitations/implications- Future research should be continuing with the large sample size with different level of difficulty of questions. Moreover, analyses carried out provide some interesting directions and recommendations for future research. Practical implications- The practical implication is continues training needed and implement the system to all departments. Based on the outcome of the analysis, management can review the weaknesses thus make some strategies to overcome them. Indirectly, respondents become aware on the existence of this system from the survey of this paper. Originality/value- the occupational safety and health is not new in engineering field. Basically, this research analyzes the level of awareness among community of KOE. Thus, contribute to the advancement based on the survey questionnaire.
    Keywords: OHSAS 18001:2007 ;Safety Management System ;Chemicals Hazardous ;Safety and Health;Operational Control.

  • Options to use rectification program to evaluate degree of conformance of vehicle deformations in multiple damage   Order a copy of this article
    by Ján Mandelík 
    Abstract: The article deals with the demonstrations of the rectification program usage options in order to evaluate a degree of conformance of vehicle deformations in its multiple damage so as to settle insurance events. It briefly explains the purpose of the rectification program used in the expert analysis of traffic accidents in order to process the photo documentation of a traffic accident location. Furthermore, it clarifies the reason to assess the degree of conformance of vehicle deformations in case of repeated insurance events associated with one vehicle and a common method to evaluate them for the needs of forensic evidence. Subsequently, it demonstrates a method of using the PC Rect rectification program in order to objectively evaluate the degree of conformance of vehicle deformations that developed due to repeated insurance events. In conclusion, an evaluation of the assets of the demonstrated process for the needs of its further usage in technical assessment of the issue in question is carried out.
    Keywords: Vehicle; comparison of vehicle deformations; accident; vehicle kolision; insurance fraud; rectification program; forensic exploration.

  • Use of fluid viscous dampers in structural control, a case study   Order a copy of this article
    by Aboubaker Gherbi, Mourad Belgasmia 
    Abstract: This study focuses on the assessment of the buildings dynamic response under wind loads. It is known that any structure inherently dissipates and absorbs energy due to external loads thanks to the combination of its deformability, strength and flexibility. An improvement of this capacity could be achieved using fluid viscous dampers, concentrating mainly on their nonlinear behavior; a case study will illustrate the major impact of these devices on a RC tall building, subjected to wind turbulence. Wind have a great impact on the dynamic response of tall buildings, with its dynamic and random nature, it plays an important role in the design of civil structures. In this paper, the simulation of wind time histories is discussed, in order to fully cover all wind components to end up with proper results.
    Keywords: Viscous fluid dampers; Energy dissipation; Wind speed samples; Nonlinear behavior; Time history analysis.