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School of Mechanical and Process Engineering

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Linkages and Partnerships - Department of Aerospace and Aviation Engineering

  1. Boeng Aircraft Corporation
  2. Aerosim Corporation
  3. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  4. Airbus Industries
  5. Cranfied University
  6. University of Glasgow
  7. Kenya Airways Limited
  8. Toyota Kenya Ltd
  9. Samsung
  10. Safaricom
  11. Kenya Association of Manufacturers

Publications - Maina Maringa, Ph.D., CEng and MIMechE

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PAPERS

1. Maringa M., and Maringa P. M., “A 4-Year Strategic Framework for Technical Education in Rwanda”, Journal of Technical Education and Training, submitted in May of 2013, reviewed and presently under revision, http://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTET.

2. Maringa M., “Proposed Interventions for the Technical Industrial and Vocational Enterprise Training (TIVET) Sector in Kenya”, Journal of Technical Education and Training, Vol. 6 No. 1, June 2014, http://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTET.

3. Maringa M. and Maringa P. M., “Setting up a Model College of Technology in Kigali City – The Kicukiro College of Technology (KCoT)”, Journal of Inquiry in Design Pedagogy, Volume 1 No. 1 2013, pp 106 – 154, http://www.fimen.net/UrbanDialectics.html; http://www.urbanalgorisms.net

4. Maringa M. and Miano P. J., “A Proposed State of Art Automation Training Centre of Excellence for TVET that is Designed to Meet the Needs of Identified Programmes”, Journal of Inquiry in Design Pedagogy, Volume 1 No. 1 2013, pp 70 – 88,http://www.fimen.net/UrbanDialectics.html; http://www.urbanalgorisms.net.

5. Maringa P. M., and Maringa M., “Quality of TVET I Rwanda With Respect to Gender and Enrolment Factors of Access and Equal Opportunity in Ecole Technique Officiels (ETOs) and Agroveternaires (EAVEs)”, Global Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 15. No. 3, 2013, pp 177 – 185, @ WIETE, 2013.

6. Maringa P. M., and Maringa M., “Quality of TVET I Rwanda in Relation to age, Ownership, Location and Specialisation Factors of Access and Equal Opportunity in Ecole Technique Officiels (ETOs) and Agroveternaires (EAVEs)”, Global Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 15. No. 2, 2013, pp 118 – 125, @ WIETE, 2013.

7. Maringa M., “Developing Analytical Solutions for the Elastic Deformation of Equilateral Triangular Cross-Section Dual Moduli Beams in Bending, for use With Two-Gauge-Point Strain Measurements”, The Zambia Engineer, June 2012, ISSN 1608-6678.

8. Maringa M., “Analytical Solutions and Experimentation for Separating the Elastic Moduli and Bending Moments of Dual Moduli Materials in 4-Point Bending”, accepted for publication in the Kenya Journal of Mechanical Engineering (KJME), ISSN 1815-0284. http:///www.fimen.net/KJMEhomepage.html. (Yet to be published).

9. Maina Maringa and Mwangi Maringa, “A Quality Indicator Guided Review of TVET in Selected Ecole Technique Officiel (ETOS) and Ecole Agroveternaire (EAVS) in Rwanda”, The African Journal of Technical and Vocational Educational Training, Vol. 1 No. 1, April 2011, pp. 1 – 21, http://www.fimen.net/AfriTVEThompage.html.

10. Maina Maringa and Mwangi Maringa, “Improvement of Technical Education in Public Technical Secondary Schools (Ecole Technique Officiel - ETOs) in RWANDA”, Journal of Technical Education and Training (JTET), Vol.2 Issue 1, 2010, pp. 95 – 121, http://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ejournal/index.php/journal/jtet/79.

11. Maringa M. And Injairu Galo, “A Study of the Elastic Behaviour of Some Natural Materials Under Applied Bending Loads”, The Journal of Civil Engineering Research and Practice, Vol. 7 No. 1, April 2010, pp. 13 – 46, ISSN 1729-5769, http://www.ajol.info/journals/jcerp.

12. Kuria J. K. and Maringa M. “Developing Simple Procedures for Selecting Sizing, Scheduling of Materials and Costing of Small Bio –Gas Units”, The International Journal for Service Learning, Vol. 3 No. 1, April 2008, pp. 9 – 40, http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/ijsle/index.

13. Maringa M., “A Semi-Empirical Method For Determining the Averaged Effective Orientation of Reinforcing Glass Fibre in SMCR26 Sheets”, The Kenya Journal of Mechanical Engineering (KJME), Vol. 2 No. 1, April 2006, pp. 23 – 46, ISSN 1815-0284. http:///www.fimen.net/KJMEhomepage.html.

14. Maringa M., “Determination of the Mechanical Properties of SMC Using the Uniaxial Quasi-Static Tensile Test”, The Kenya Journal of Mechanical Engineering (KJME), Vol. 1 No. 1, April 2005, pp. 21 – 36, ISSN 1815-0284. http:///www.fimen.net/KJMEhomepage.html.

15. Maringa M., “The Detection and Monitoring of Fatigue Damage in SMCR26 Specimens Using Spate for Varying Mean Stresses: A Qualitative Approach “The Zambia Engineer, Vol. 38 no. 2 of 2005, ISSN 1608-6678.

16. Maringa M., “Dimensioning of Dog Bone Specimens and Numerical Analysis of the Effects of Different Fillet Radii, Clamp Area and Pinhole Loading on the Stresses in Such Specimens”, African Journal of Science and Technology (AJST), Vol. 5 No. 2, December 2004, pp. 60 – 72, ISSN 1607-9949.

17. Maringa M., “Determination of the Elastic Moduli of SMCR26 Using Small Amplitude Transverse Vibrations”, East African Journal of Engineering, Vol. 7 no. 2, December 2004, pp. 51-62, ISSN 0856-499X.

18. Maringa M., “The Tension-Tension Dynamic Test and its Use in Determining the Complex Elastic Modulus and Complex Poisson’s Ratio of SMCR26 Specimens”, The Zambia Engineer, Vol. 37 No. 2, July / August 2004, pp. 16 – 26, ISSN 1608-6678.

19. Maringa M., “Tension-Tension Cyclic Dynamic Testing of SMCR26”, East African Journal of Engineering, Vol. 7 no. 1, July 2004, pp. 93-118, ISSN 0856-499X.

20. Maringa M., “Use Of Thermoelastic Measurements For The Detection Of Damage In SMCR26 Specimens And Monitoring Of Its Accumulation For Applied Constant Mean Stresses And Varying Stress Amplitudes – A Qualitative Approach”, The Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, accepted for Publication on 26th of May 2004 in Vol. 6 no. 2 of 2004 ISSN 1561-7645.

21. Maringa M., “Use of the Ultrasonic Through Thickness Test in Determining the Out-of-Plane Stiffness For SMCR26 Specimens”, The Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp 80 – 108, ISSN 1561-7645.

22. Maringa M., “Through Thickness Ultrasonic Testing and its Use in Characterising the Mechanical Properties of Various Types of Limestone”, Journal of Civil Engineering, JKUAT, Vol. 8, March 2003, pp. 99-110, ISSN 1562-6121. Abstracted on AJOL: http://www.ajol.info/journals/jcerp.

23. Maringa M., Mutuli S. M. and Kavishe F. P. L., "An Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Sisal Fibre and Loofah Matt and their Composites with Epoxy Resin", The Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in their Vol. 1 No. 1 of October 1997, pp.53 - 65, ISSN 1561-7645.

24. Maringa M., "Multiple Matrix Fracture and The Poisson's Ratios effects in Longitudinally Aligned Continuous Sisal Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Resin Composites". The East African Journal of Engineering, Vol. 2 No.1, October 1996, pp. 41-58, ISSN 0856-499X.

25. Maringa M., Mutuli S. M. and Kavishe F. P. L., "Determination of the Interfacial Bond Strength of Sisal Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Composites”, The East African Journal of Engineering, Vol. 2 No.1 October 1996, pp. 30 – 41, ISSN 0856-499X.

PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS

26. Maringa M., “A Concept Note on Investment in Technology for Production to Support the Emergence and Sustenance of Indigenous Manufacture in the Country”, The Kenya Engineer, Accepted for publication in the March/April, 2014, http://issuu.com/kenyaengineer/docs/kenya_engineer_may-june_2014.

27. Maringa M., “Formation of a University”, The Kenya Engineer, May/June, 2013, http://issuu.com/kenyaengineer/docs/kenya_engineer_may-june_2013.

READ CONFERENCE PAPERS

28. Maina Maringa and Peter Miano, “A Proposed State-of-Art Automation Training Centre of Excellence for TVET that is Designed to Meet the Needs of Identified Programs”, ”, Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in African (CAPA) International Conference on “TVET Institutions as a Platform for Industrial Development in Africa”, Mombasa, Kenya, 29th April – 4th May, 2012.

29. Maina Maringa and Mwangi Maringa, “A 4-Year Strategic Framework For Technical Education In Rwanda”, Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in African (CAPA) International Conference on “TVET Institutions as a Platform for Industrial Development in Africa”, Mombasa, Kenya, 29th April – 4 th May, 2012.

30. Maina Maringa and Mwangi Maringa, “Setting up A Model College of Technology in Kigali City – The Kicukiro College of Technology (KCoT)”, Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in African (CAPA) International Conference on “TVET Institutions as a Platform for Industrial Development in Africa”, Mombasa, Kenya, 29th April – 4th May, 2012.

31. Maringa M., “Raising The Value Of Human Resources In Africa As A Catalyst For The Emergence And Sustenance Of A Culture For Developing Solutions To Perceived And Projected Needs”, Africa Brain Gain Conference, 19th – 22nd December 2005, Nairobi, KENYA.

32. Maringa M., “Significance Of The Poisson’s Ratio Effect On The Volumetric Strains Of Various Isotropic Engineering Component Shapes”, 16th Annual International Conference of the Kenya Society of Agricultural Engineers, 8th – 10th of December 2004, Nairobi, KENYA.

33. Maringa M. and Injairu C. G., “The 3-Point Bend Test and Its Use in Verifying the Presence or Absence of Dual Moduli Properties in Naturally Occurring Materials”, presented at the Annual WAITRO, international congress in Nairobi, KENYA on the 7th of September 2004.

34. Maringa M., “Use of Ultrasonic Waves in the Determination of the Mechanical Properties of Isotropic and Anisotropic Materials”, 15th Annual International Conference of the Kenya Society for Agricultural Engineers, 27th – 28th November 2003, Nairobi, KENYA.

35. Maringa M, “Determination of The Elastic Moduli of Various Types of Limestone Using Ultrasonic Testing”, International Civil Engineering Conference on Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, 12th – 16th August 2003, Nairobi, KENYA, pp. 89-94.

36. Maringa M., “Developing and Transforming Intellectual Property into Technology – Education and Funding Challenges”, Institution of Engineers of Kenya Conference on Challenges to Industrialisation, 23rd – 25th April 2003, Nairobi, KENYA, pp. 83-92.

37. Maringa M. and Oyadiji S. O., “Use of Thermoelastic Measurements for the Detection of Damage and its Accumulation”, The 73rd Annual Shock and Vibration Symposium, 18th – 22nd November 2002, Newport, Maryland, USA.

38. Maringa M. and Oyadiji S. O., “Tension-Tension Cyclic Dynamic Testing of SMC Specimens”, The 73rd Annual Shock and Vibration Symposium, 18–22 November 2002, Newport, Maryland, USA.

39. Maringa M. and Oyadiji S. O., “Detection of Damage in SMC Using Vibration Induced Thermal Emission”, The 5th International Conference on Vibration and Engineering, 18-20 September 2002, Nanjing, China (Accepted for publication on 28th June 2002), pp.667 – 671.

SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP PAPER PRESENTATIONS

40. Maringa M., “Theoretical Modelling of Damage Accumulation In Composite Materials – A Second Approach”, Presented at workshop in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, on the 27th of August 2003.

41. Maringa M., “Theoretical Modelling of Damage Accumulation In Composite Materials – A First Approach”, Presented at workshop in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, on the 27th of August 2003.

42. Maringa M., “Characterisation of the Mechanical Properties of Natural material – a Case Study of Different Types of Limestone”, Seminar delivered in the Department of Geology of the University of Nairobi on the 4th of February 2003.

TERTIARY AND UNIVERSITY LEVEL BOOKS WRITTEN

43. Maringa M., “An Introduction to Solid Mechanics”, 1st Edition, Fimen Publishers, 2005, Nairobi, KENYA. The 10 Chapter, 660, A4 size page text is intended for undergraduate degree students studying Solid and Structural Mechanics. [Revised 21 chapter edition awaiting publication].

44. “Complex Loading systems”, a 150 page detailed open learning teaching book, for the Open learning HNC program, Mechanical principles module, run by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Manchester College of Arts and Technology (MANCAT), Openshaw Campus, Manchester, UK. Accepted for publication in April 2002.

BOOK CHAPTERS

45. Engineering Drawing - 11 Chapters, ongoing unpublised.

46. Material Science - 1 Chapters, ongoing unpublised

47. Engineering Mechanics - 7 Chapter, ongoing unpublised

SELECTED TECHNICAL AND CONSULTANCY PROJECT REPORTS – OF 59 ODD SOME

48. June 2012 – February 2013, feasibility study for the disposal of solid waste and effluence in Kírínyaga County and conversion of the former into electricity, process steam and pavement blocks

49. December of 2011 – February 2012, prepared document entitled, “Proposals for the Establishment and development of a Robust and Relevant Education Sector in The County of Kírínyaga”, in anticipation of the establishment of a County Government in Kírínyaga County.

50. March – June 2011, prepared a 50-page document entitled, “Kírínyaga County, where do we go and how do we get there?”, as a baseline report to guide preparation of practical development plans in anticipation of the establishment of a County Government in Kírínyaga County.

51. 27th January 2011, proposal to the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (MoHEST) arising from the below mentioned seminar entitled, “Proposals for Intervention in Kenyan TIVET”, that addressed issues of Competence-Based and Demand-Led curriculum development, setting up of a coordinating authority for TIVET in the country, preparation of Standard Training Equipment Lists (STELs) for all TIVET institutions in the country, and creation of linkages with recently industrialised nations for Industry Based Training (IBL), amongst other issues.

52. 6th January 2011, a half day presentation together with one other TVET consultant to 34 MoHEST, TIVET policy developers on ways of improving TIVET in Kenya, in respect of; governing structures, Standard Training Equipment Lists (STELs), DACUM and SCID based curriculum development, and Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS).

53. April 2010, proposal to the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (MoHEST) entitled, “The Establishment of a Kenyan TIVET Sate-of-Art Automation Training Centre of Excellence”.

54. April 2010, proposal to the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (MoHEST) entitled, “Proposal to The Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology of The Government of Kenya, on Interventions for the Technical Industrial and Vocational Enterprise Training (TIVET) Sector of The Country”. The proposal addressed issues of Competence-Based and Demand-Led curriculum development, setting up of a coordinating authority for TIVET in the country, preparation of Standard Training Equipment Lists (STELs) for all TIVET institutions in the country, and creation of linkages with recently industrialised nations for Industry Based Training (IBL), amongst other issues.

55. 19th – 20th of September 2008 – preparation and submission to the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), together with 6 other colleagues, of a quick start strategy for the implementation of the integrated TVET system, focusing on the six cost centres of, initial establishment of the Workforce Development Authority (WDA), Kicukiro integrated Polytechnic Regional Campus (IPRC), Gacuriro ETO, Vocational Training Centres at Remera, Kavumu and Nyanza, based on the available resources.

56. 4th - 8th June 2008 - Development of an Integrated Technical and Vocational Education Training System for Rwanda, together with 8 other colleagues, leading to the preparation and submission of a concept paper to the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) entitled, “An Integrated Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) System – Kicukiro Polytechnic Of Technology (KPT) Pilot Project”, Obumwe Hotel, Gisenyi, RWANDA.

57. 11th November 2007 – preparation and submission to the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), together with two colleagues, of a project report entitled, “Implementation Strategy for Setting up 1st Year Courses at the Proposed Kicukiro College of Technology (KCOT), in the Year 2008” , Kigali, RWANDA.

58. 23rd October 2007 - submission to the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), together with two colleagues, of a project report entitled, “Converting Former ETO Kicukiro into a College of Technology (COT)” , Kigali, RWANDA.

59. 7th of September 2007 – preparation and submission to the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), together with two colleagues, of a 5-year Project Report entitled, “A Short Term Project for the Improvement of Technical Education in Technical Secondary Schools (ETOs) and Colleges of Technology (COTs), in Rwanda”, Kigali, RWANDA.

60. 3rd September 2007 – preparation and submission to the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), together with to colleague, of a project report on a 3-year strategy that is part of a 5-year strategy entitled, “A Short Term Project for the Improvement of Technical Education in Technical Secondary Schools (ETOs) and Colleges of Technology, in Rwanda”, Kigali, RWANDA.

61. 2006 - Assessment of serviceability of all mechanical plant and equipment in Africana Sea Lodge, Jadini Beach Hotel and Safari Beach Hotel, all parts of the Alliance Group of Hotels in Kenya, and drawing up proposal of service, maintenance, as well as replacement schedule and equipment list. The total budget proposal of Kshs 75,625,000/00 (US$ 1,112,132.35) was submitted to and accepted by the client for use in sourcing for funds prior to commissioning. The project was however, overtaken by a foreign takeover of the company.

62. 1985 - Prepared schedules to be met for the design of the mechanical plant and its operations together with controls for the Turkwell Gorge Hydro electric power project, to be submitted to the appointed consulting engineering company, for the client the Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) of the Kenya Government, as an employee of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd.

63. 1985 – Assessment and vetting of all proposed mechanical plant and controls for Kiambere Power Station after design by the appointed consultant, on behalf of the client, the Tana and Athi River Development Authority (TARDA) of the Kenya Government, as an employee of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd.

64. Maringa M., “Gîtarû Power Station – Performance study”, (1986), Station report, Technical Report.

65. Maringa M., “Gîtarû Power Station – Machine 2 remedial works”, (1986), Station report, Technical Report.

66. Maringa M., “Hydro Power Development”, (1987), Public lecture at Seven Forks Hydro Complex, Technical Report.

67. Maringa M., “Hydraulic design – Turbine Selection and Conduit design”, (1987), Public lecture at Seven Forks Hydro Complex, Technical Report.

68. Maringa M., “Kîndaruma Power Station – Governor Unloading Valve Safety Valve”, (1987), Station report, Technical Report.

69. Maringa M., “Hydro Machines, Their Main Components And Auxiliaries”, (1988), Training lectures for Control Assistants at the Seven Forks Hydro Complex, Technical Report.

70. Maringa M., “Kîndaruma Power Station – Analysis of Machine 2 Governor Manual Control”, (1988), Station report, Technical Report.

71. Maringa M., “Kîndaruma Power Station – Analysis of Machine 1 Governor Auto Control”, (1988), Station report, Technical Report.

72. Maringa M., “Kîndaruma Power Station – A comparative analysis of the option of Purchasing completely assembled generator air coolers and the option of purchasing a complete set of unassembled generator air cooler tubes”, (1988), Station report, Technical Report.

73. Maringa M., “Kîndaruma Power Station – Machine 1 breakdown maintenance”, (1989), Station report, Technical Report.

74. Maringa M. and Njîrainî G., “Kîndaruma Power Station – A review of the design Load for the Guide Vane Friction Clutch Ring Feder tensioning Screws”, (1989), Station report, Technical Report.

75. Maringa M. and Kînûthia, “Kîndaruma Power Station – Machine 2 Index Testing”, (1990), Station report, Technical Report.

76. Maringa M., “Reservoirs/Dams and Water Regulation”, (1989), Teaching manuals for Engineers and Technicians at the Seven Forks Hydro Complex 1990, Technical Report.

77. Maringa M., “Pressure Conduits, Spillways and Intakes”, (1990), Teaching manuals for Engineers and Technicians at the Seven Forks Hydro Complex 1990, Technical Report.