Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research

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EISSN : 2721-7582
Published by: Politeknik Negeri Bandung (10.35313)
Total articles ≅ 33

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Luthfi Muhammad Mauludin, Aji Pratama Rendragraha
Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research, Volume 3, pp 1 – 10-1 – 10;

Numerical simulation is developed to investigate the effect of inclusion on crack propagation. In this study, the crack growth is modeled using extended finite element method (XFEM). Two-dimensional rectangular plate with single inclusion embedded off-centered is modeled. The specimen is subjected to uniaxial tension. The dimensions of the specimen are 40 mm x 80 mm and the radius of the inclusion is 10 mm. The specimen is pre-cracked with the length of an edge crack is 5 mm. The motion of the crack is modeled by XFEM based on traction-separation cohesive behavior for 2D mixed mode problem. In addition, enrichment procedure is used to implicitly determine predefined crack in XFEM framework. Two different inclusions, which are soft and hard inclusions, are considered on crack propagation scheme. The effects of soft and hard inclusions on crack propagation are studied and observed. The results showed that the trajectory of crack highly depends on inclusion inside the material. In the case of soft inclusion, propagation of the crack tended to approach the inclusion. Whereas in the case of hard inclusion, crack trajectory tended to move away from the inclusion. The mismatch of elastic modulus between inclusion and surrounded materials has significant effect on propagation of crack.
Wirenda Sekar Ayu, Bowo Yuli Prasetyo
Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research, Volume 3, pp 46 – 54-46 – 54;

Nowadays, various problems have arisen in agricultural sector. One of which is the decline in productivity of farmers' crops up to 40% which is caused by non-optimal environmental conditions during the plant growth process. This is certainly a challenge for Indonesian farmers to be able to continue in supplying the country's needs for high quality agricultural products. The challenges faced by Indonesian farmers do not only come from the environmental conditions of plant growth, but the development of Industry 4.0 technology also plays an important role in the development of agricultural sector in Indonesia. In order to adapt to these technological changes, a solution is needed in the form of an integrated agricultural equipment with Industry 4.0 technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT). One of which is creating an IoT-based control and monitoring system that will be applied to the screen house. In this research, an IoT-based temperature and humidity conditioning system was designed in the screen house. The system design is modeled and tested through simulation on Vensim software. Based on the simulation results of system design, the screen house internal temperature can be controlled or maintained in the optimal temperature range for tomato plant growth, which is 18–24oC with an offside value of ±0.5oC. The heating capacity or heating rate required in this system is 10oC/hour. The cooling capacity or cooling rate generated to compensate the influence of external temperature and heating effect on the screen house internal temperature is 1–1.8oC/hour. The heating and cooling rate values generated in this research are still need to be converted into fan and pump PWM values to be implemented in a fan- pad evaporative cooling system.
Bowo Yuli Prasetyo
Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research, Volume 3, pp 11 – 21-11 – 21;

Thermoelectric has been used in various applications related to cooling systems (TEC). Most researchers focused on expanding the application of TEC and improving heat transfer. The improvement of the heat transfer relied on the configuration, heat exchanger, and fluid medium. However, no previous work has reported the influence of air and water as the fluid’s medium on the TEC performance. Therefore, in this study, the performance of TEC with water and air as working fluids is evaluated experimentally. Besides, several input parameters are controlled to evaluate the TEC performance under different conditions. The results reveal that the variation of working fluid and input parameters influenced the overall TEC output. The increment of TEC cooling capacity is proportional to the input power, mass flow rate, and inlet temperature of the working fluid. While the input power and inlet temperature also vary the heat exchanger thermal resistance. The overall thermal resistance of the water block is averagely ten times lower than that of the heat sink, therefore, the water block is significantly better compared to the heat sink. While the highest COP obtained from the water and air system is 1.72 and 1.41, respectively.
Luqman Raji, Y Gajawa, Aji A. B.
Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research, Volume 3, pp 55 – 65-55 – 65;

The role of the pump in any pumping system is to provide sufficient pressure to overcome the operating pressure of the system in order to move fluid (water) at a required flow rate to the user. In this study, a mathematics model was used for design in order to provide adequate water supply to every quarter in Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa state Nigeria. According to the research, the proposed water supply requires a 1360W power pump, a 1500W inverter, and a 1500W solar panel. Because the suggested water supply is based on renewable energy, the study found that it can be used at Federal Polytechnic Mubi to increase their supply for human use. As a result, the FPM management has reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Ayu Ratna Permanasari
Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research, Volume 3, pp 22 – 35-22 – 35;

Mg/Al Hydrotalcite as the catalyst in isomerization of glucose into fructose was made by coprecipitation of Mg(NO3)2.6H2O and Al(NO3)3.9H2O. Operating condition of precipitation including the temperature and pH was determined by Response Surface Method (RSM). The catalyst synthesis was carried out in the mole ratio of Mg/Al 3:1 for 18 h and the catalyst was activated by calcination for 3 h at 500°C. Catalyst characterization was done by FTIR, BET, and XRD. The highest mass product of Hydrotalcite Mg/Al 4.52 g, reached at the precipitation conditions of pH 9 and temperature of 45ºC. The catalytic activity of hydrotalcite Mg/Al was tested by the isomerization of Glucose into Fructose. The highest yield and selectivity were 20.14%, 62.40%, respectively. It was reached in pH 9 and 45ºC. While the highest conversion, 53.47%, was achieved in the pH 11.12 with a precipitation temperature of 45ºC. By the RSM analysis, neither the mass of catalyst product nor the catalytic activity from the isomerization (yield, conversion, and selectivity) were affected significantly by the pH and temperature precipitation.
Kasni Sumeru, Triaji Pangripto Pramudantoro, Afif Miftakh Hafidzudin, Mohamad Firdaus bin Sukri, Cecep Sunardi
Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research, Volume 3, pp 36 – 45-36 – 45;

During operation, the evaporator of split-type air conditioner (A/C) produces condensate water due to lower evaporator temperature, as compared to dew point temperature of the indoor air. So far, the condensate is considered unimportant and therefore being wasted. The split-type A/C is widely used in high-rise buildings, hotels, shopping areas, and even residential. The study aims to investigate the potential feasibility of the condensate to be used as for drinking water. Of course, treatment of the condensate is required before it can be used as a drinking water. The experiments were carried out in two cities, namely Bandung and Cirebon. Bandung represents a city with a cool climate, while Cirebon represents a city with a hot climate. The capacities of the A/C utilized in Bandung and Cirebon are 0.5 HP and 1 HP, respectively. The quantities of the condensate from the A/C were collected for 24 for hours. The quality of the condensate was benchmarked with guidelines/standard from PERMENKES NO 492/MENKES/PER/IV/2010. The benchmarking process involved testing and evaluation of 22 significant parameters related to water quality for drinking purpose. By utilizing waste condensate water, it is predicted that it can be a vital alternative of potable water in the future
Yudi Prana Hikmat, Ismail Wellid, Kasni Sumeru, Salma Dzakiyah Az-Zahro, Mohamad Firdaus bin Sukri
Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research, Volume 2, pp 136-145;

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a collection of symptoms experienced by buildings occupants such as headaches, mucous, membrane irritation, respiratory problems and fatigue. A building is claimed to have SBS if more than 20% of building occupants experience symptoms. Poor indoor air quality contributes to SBS in the building. This study aims to investigate the correlation between indoor air quality and SBS symptoms in 1st and 2nd floors of the Post office building in Bandung. The study used quantitative methods with a cross sectional study design. Data collection was carried out using particle counter, thermometer, lux meter and anemometer to measure the indoor air quality, while the questionnaire utilized random sampling technique with 119 respondents. The results of the primary data were compared with the air quality standard from Minister of Health No. 1077, 2021. The results of the Statically Compare Means and Independent T-test showed that the p-values of the temperature on the 1st floor and 2nd floors were 0.437 and 0.000, respectively. Meanwhile the p-values of PM10 and PM2.5 on the 1st and 2nd floors were 0.005 and 0.290 and 0.004 and 0.364, respectively, and the p-values of the lighting on the 1st and 2nd floors were 0.002 and 0.015. It indicates that there is a significant relationship between concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 on the 1st floor with SBS symptoms and the temperature and humidity on the 2nd with SBS symptoms. Since 29 peoples (24% of the building’s occupants) experienced SBS, the building was considered to have a significant potential to cause SBS to its occupant.
Sinta Setyaningrum, Regina J Patinvoh, Ronny Purwadi,
Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research, Volume 2, pp 81-89;

Anaerobic digestion is a methane gas production process that can be used as sustainable alternative energy. Anaerobic digestion utilized various types of organic waste as substrate for the reaction process. Keratin waste is an organic waste mainly produced from the poultry and farming industry. Pretreatment is usually required to hydrolyzed keratin protein complex as the amino acid is easily used as the substrate in anaerobic digestion reaction. Biological pretreatment was selected because it more energy saver and generating diverse types of amino acid monomers. Three types of keratins used in this research were feathers, wool, and hair. Culture of Bacillus sp. C4 were inoculated into keratins and incubated for 24 hours, 48 hours, and 72 hours. The chicken feathers produce the soluble protein as much as 7.23 mg/ml, 32.59 mg/ml and 45.99 mg/ml respectively, while the sheep wool produce 24.08 mg/ml, 36.73 mg/ml and 38.75 mg/ml respectively according to incubation time. Meanwhile, keratin hair cannot be degraded by Bacillus sp. C4 at all. Free ammonia formed by hydrolysis of proteins is suspected to be an inhibitor in the methanogenesis process, as total methane produced from degraded keratin only 256,6 ml C4/gr VS in 36 days retention time.
Kasni Sumeru, Toto Tohir, Neni Emrida Panjaitan, Mohamad Firdaus bin Sukri
Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research, Volume 2, pp 127-135;

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of visitor at the trade center in Bandung was much reduced as compared to before pandemic, which was only about 30% of normal conditions. The present study is to investigate particulate concentrations of PM2.5 and PM10 in three supermarkets in Bandung, namely Kosambi, Batununggal Modern and Cinunuk supermarkets during the pandemic of Covid-19. Air sampling was measured using a particulate counter CEM DT96 for 11 hours, from 06:00 AM to 5:00 PM, local time. The results showed that the average of outdoor and indoor concentrations of PM10 in two supermarkets (Batununggal Modern and Griya Cinunuk) was lower than standard during that 11 hours. As for the outdoor concentrations of PM2.5, both markets exceeded the standard for several hours in the morning. In general, it can be concluded that the outdoor and indoor concentrations of PM2.5 and PM.10 during pandemic were below the standard, except in the morning before 10:00 AM
Yunan Prawoto, Rachmad Imbang Trittjahjono
Current Journal: International Journal Applied Technology Research, Volume 2, pp 66-80;

Thick-wall vessels and pipes cylindrical shape are very typical in power plant, chemical, processing, oil and gas industry. The equipment with cylindrical shape can be either thin or thick wall which depends on the function of that particular equipment. Typically, thick-wall cylinder is used when the equipment is needed to accommodate high pressure contents. Mostly, cracks appear either on the internal or external of a thick-wall cylinder. Primarily, when welding is applied in the fabrication of the thick-wall cylinder, cracks can easily appear due to solidification or hydrogen embrittlement at the welded joint, typically butt-welded joint. Hence, it is critical to examine the stress distribution along the crack and resolve the stress intensity factor of the cracks in both welded and non-welded internally pressurized thick-wall cylinder. Finite element analysis has been conducted using the engineering software, ABAQUS CAE to investigate the stress distribution and to perform the evaluation of stress intensity factor. Besides, weight function method has also been used by other researchers to determine the factor of stress intensity for both welded and non-welded thick-wall cylinder. The results were compared in terms of both of the methods applied. The last, the effect of the butt-welded joint profile in thick-wall cylinder has also been investigated.
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