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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Importance Of Engineering Materials In The Mandate Of Iron And Steel Industry

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Jimoh, S. 0, Abhulimen, U.I, Kubeyinje, L.I



Keywords: - Transportation, Roads, Construction, Fabrications, Materials and Casting



Abstract: Nigeria's economy is dependent largely upon highway transportation, making it expedient to focus significant attention on road construction. The cost of road construction in Nigeria is very high, and the rate of road failure is alarming. One of the reasons for this is the inefficient management and utilization of construction materials. With proper research, many locally available materials and technology can replace imported ones, leading to reduced construction and maintenance costs, and eventually with more facilities in place. The relevance of engineering materials to nation's economy was highlighted with reference to iron and steel industry. Some of the achievements of the engineering research institute and industry in Nigeria were highlighted to justify its crucial importance to the mandate of the iron and steel industry. Some of the achievements include the modification of Bricks making machine design, and construction of a melon shelling and separating machine, fabrication of interlocking paving stone making machine and the interlocking Brick machine developed by Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute. The fabrication of portable gas cooker developed was also mentioned. These are some of the hard technology developed. Some of the soft technologies developed were also stated in the paper. This includes the national techno-economic assessment of enterprises in the engineering materials sub-sectors, survey investigation on the cause of high casting defects in Nigerian steel industry and proffer solutions.



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