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UTP Research Articles

UTP research articles published in Q1 and Q2 journal



Journal Articles (2020)

This is the compilation of UTP Research Articles available in Information Resource Centre, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. Visit our library website to read, download and more information.

 Article 1: Downtime cost analysis of offloading operations under irregular waves in Malaysian waters / Patel, M.S., Liew, M.S., Mustaffa, Z., Abdurasheed, A.S., Whyte, A.
Article 2Effects of sand/fly ash and the water/solid ratio on the mechanical properties of engineered geopolymer composite and mix design optimization / Zahid, M., Shafiq, N.
Article 3: Establishing the correlations for eco-efficiency index of various types of structural concrete used in the Malaysian housing using response surface method / Hamid, M.S.A., Shafiq, N., Kiwan, O.
Article 4: Facies control on selective dolomitization and its impact on reservoir heterogeneities in the Samana Suk Formation (middle Jurassic), Southern Hazara Basin (NW Himalaya, Pakistan): an outcrop analogue / Shah, M.M., Rahim, H.U., Hassan, A., Mustafa, M.R., Ahmad, I.
Article 5: Flexural behavior of double-skin steel tube beams filled with fiber-reinforced cementitious composite and strengthened with CFRP sheets Al-Nini, A., Nikbakht, E., Syamsir, A., Shafiq, N., Mohammed, B.S., Al-Fakih, A., Al-Nini, W., Amran, Y.H.M.


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Journal Articles (2021)

Article 1A Comparative Study of Probabilistic and Deterministic Methods for the Direct and Indirect Costs in Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Airport Pavements / Babashamsi, P., Khahro, S.H., Omar, H.A., Rosyidi, S.A.P., Al-Sabaeei, A.M., Milad, A., Bilema, M., Sutanto, M.H., Yusoff, N.I.M.

Article 2A study of nanoparticle shape in water/alumina/boehmite nanofluid flow in the thermal management of a lithium-ion battery under the presence of phase-change materials / Jiang, Y., Wang, X., Mahmoud, M.Z., Elkotb, M.A., Baloo, L., Li, Z., Heidarshenas, B.
Article 3A study of the impact of plunging waves on the inverted L-shaped breakwater structure based on SPH method / Ma, Z., Yang, Y., Zhai, G., Bao, J., Teh, H.-M.
Article 4A study of the wave impact loads on a fixed column-slab combined structure with a GPU-accelerated SPH method / Zhai, G., Bao, J., Ma, Z., Yang, Y., Teh, H.M.
Article 5Adsorption of chromium, copper, lead and mercury ions from aqueous solution using bio and nano adsorbents: A review of recent trends in the application of AC, BC, nZVI and Mxene / Khurshid, H., Mustafa, M.R.U., Isa, M.H.
Article 7Analysis of the causes and preventive measures of fatal fall-related accidents in the construction industry / Rafindadi, A.D., Napiah, M., Othman, I., Mikić, M., Haruna, A., Alarifi, H., Al-Ashmori, Y.Y.
Article 8Application in the optimization of Pb(II) adsorption by chitosan from produced water by using response surface methodology / Gul Zaman, H., Baloo, L., Pendyala, R.
Article 9Assessment of imidacloprid removal from agricultural runoff by the bioretention treatment train system / Ahmad Zubairi, N.A., Takaijudin, H., Ab Ghani, A., Goh, H.W., Day, W.A.
Article 10Assessment of Land Use Land Cover Changes and Future Predictions Using CA-ANN Simulation for Selangor, Malaysia / Baig, M.F., Mustafa, M.R.U., Baig, I., Takaijudin, H.B., Zeshan, M.T.   
Article 11Assessment of metal leaching from rediset-polymer modified asphalt binder on groundwater and soil contamination / Rahmad, S., Khahro, S.H., Rosyidi, S.A.P., Widyatmoko, I., Memon, N.A., Al-Sabaeei, A.M., Milad, A., Sutanto, M.H., Yusoff, N.I.M. 
Article 12Auto Modelling for Machine Learning: A Comparison Implementation between Rapid Miner and Python / Baharun, N., Razi, N.F.M., Masrom, S., Yusri, N.A.M., Rahman, A.S.A.

Article 1Bearing Capacity Factors for Rough Conical Footing by Viscoplasticity Finite-Element Analysis / Phuor, T., Harahap, I.S.H., Ng, C.-Y.
Article 2Behavior of steel clamp confined brick aggregate concrete circular columns subjected to axial compression / Rodsin, K., Joyklad, P., Hussain, Q., Mohamad, H., Buatik, A., Zhou, M., Chaiyasarn, K., Nawaz, A., Mehmood, T., ELNEMR, A.
Article 3Bending characteristics of Prestressed High Strength Concrete (PHC) spun pile measured using distributed optical fibre strain sensor / Mohamad, H., Tee, B.P., Chong, M.F., Lee, S.C., Chaiyasarn, K.
Article 4Beneficial Effects of 3D BIM for Pre-Empting Waste during the Planning and Design Stage of Building and Waste Reduction Strategies / Mohammed, M., Shafiq, N., Al-Mekhlafi, A.-B.A., Al-Fakih, A., Zawawi, N.A., Mohamed, A.M., Khallaf, R., Abualrejal, H.M., Shehu, A.A., Al-Nini, A.
Article 5Bio-efficacy of imidazolinones in weed control in a tropical paddy soil amended with optimized agrowaste-derived biochars / Yavari, S., Kamyab, H., Binti Abd Manan, T.S., Chelliapan, S., Asadpour, R., Yavari, S., Sapari, N.B., Baloo, L., Sidik, A.B.C., Kirpichnikova, I.


Article 1Chemical attack on concrete containing a high volume of crumb rubber as a partial replacement for fine aggregate in engineered cementitious composite (ECC) / Alaloul, W.S., Musarat, M.A., Haruna, S., Tayeh, B.A., Norizan, M.N.B.
Article 2COD adsorption and optimization from produced water using chitosan–ZnO nanocomposite / Zaman, H.G., Baloo, L., Aziz, F., Kutty, S.R., Ashraf, A.
Article 3Column Study for Adsorption of Copper and Cadmium Using Activated Carbon Derived from Sewage Sludge / Al-Mahbashi, N., Kutty, S.R.M., Jagaba, A.H., Al-Nini, A., Ali, M., Saeed, A.A.H., Ghaleb, A.A.S., Rathnayake, U.
Article 4Comparison of Response Surface Methodology and Artificial Neural Network approach in predicting the performance and properties of palm oil clinker fine modified asphalt mixtures / Yaro, N.S.A., Sutanto, M.H., Habib, N.Z., Napiah, M., Usman, A., Muhammad, A.
Article 5Comprehensive passive-mode performance analysis on a new multiple-mode solar still for sustainable clean water processing / Abimbola, T.O., Takaijudin, H., Mahinder Singh, B.S., Yusof, K.W., Abdurrasheed, A.S., Al-Qadami, E.H.H., Isah, A.S., Wong, K.X., Ahmad Nadzri, N.F., Ishola, S.A., Owoseni, T.A., Akilu, S.         
Article 6Contributions of safety critical success factors and safety program elements to overall project success / Buniya, M.K., Othman, I., Sunindijo, R.Y., Karakhan, A.A., Kineber, A.F., Durdyev, S.



Article 1Effect of Crumb Rubber, Fly Ash, and Nanosilica on the Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete Using Response Surface Methodology / Rahim, N.I., Mohammed, B.S., Abdulkadir, I., Dahim, M.  
Article 2Effect of directional spreading angles on the wave hydrodynamic coefficients for vertical cylinder / Ng, C.Y., Tuhaijan, S.N.A., Kurian, V.J., Mustaffa, Z., Yazid, E., Kang, H.S.
Article 3Effect of Elastomeric Expandable Additive on Compressive Strength and Linear Expansion of Fly-Ash-Based Strength-Enhanced Geopolymer Cement for Shrinkage-Resistant Oil-Well Cementing / Rahman, S.H.A., Farhan, S.A., Sazali, Y.A., Shafiee, L.H., Husna, N., Hamid, A.I.A., Shafiq, N., Zulkarnain, N.N., Habarudin, M.F.
 Article 4Effect of Hollow Body Material on Mechanical Properties of Bubble Concrete / Yan, X., Chen, P.-S., Liu, B., Mohammed, B.S., Jin, J.
Article 5Effect of Various Mooring Materials on Hydrodynamic Responses of Turret-Moored FPSO with Emphasis on Intact and Damaged Conditions / Ja’e, I.A., Ali, M.O.A., Yenduri, A., Nizamani, Z., Nakayama, A. 
Article 6Effective use of recycled waste PET in cementitious grouts for developing sustainable semi-flexible pavement surfacing using artificial neural network (ANN) / Khan, M.I., Sutanto, M.H., Khan, K., Iqbal, M., Napiah, M.B., Zoorob, S.E., Klemeš, J.J., Bokhari, A., Rafiq, W.
Article 7: Effects of Graphene Oxide and Crumb Rubber on the Fresh Properties of Self-Compacting Engineered Cementitious Composite Using Response Surface Methodology / Abdulkadir, I., Mohammed, B.S., Ali, M.O.A., Liew, M.S.
Article 8Efficiency of carbon sorbents in mitigating polar herbicides leaching from tropical soil / Yavari, S., Asadpour, R., Kamyab, H., Yavari, S., Kutty, S.R.M., Baloo, L., Manan, T.S.B.A., Chelliapan, S., Sidik, A.B.C.
Article 9Engineering Properties of Palm Oil Clinker Fine-Modified Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures / Yaro, N.S.A., Napiah, M., Sutanto, M.H., Usman, A., Mizwar, I.K., Umar, A.M.
Article 10Enhancing Students’ Competency and Learning Experience in Structural Engineering through Collaborative Building Design Practices / Rahmawati, Y., Pradipto, E., Mustaffa, Z., Saputra, A., Mohammed, B.S., Utomo, C.
Article 11Evaluating the awareness and implementation level of LCCA in the construction industry of Malaysia / Altaf, M., Alalaoul, W.S., Musarat, M.A., Hussain, A., Saad, S., Rabbani, M.B.A., Ammad, S.
Article 12Evaluation of Biases in Construction Project Dispute Resolution: Case Study / Tayeh, B.A., Alaloul, W.S., Alkurdi, M.H., Abu Aisheh, Y.I., Musarat, M.A.
Article 13Evaluation of Contemporary Computational Techniques to Optimize Adsorption Process for Simultaneous Removal of COD and TOC in Wastewater / Alhothali, A., Khurshid, H., Mustafa, M.R.U., Moria, K.M., Rashid, U., Bamasag, O.O.
Article 14Evaluation of Long‐Term Trends of Rainfall in Perak, Malaysia / Hanif, M.F., Mustafa, M.R.U., Liaqat, M.U., Hashim, A.M., Yusof, K.W.
Article 15Experimental Investigation on Ambient-Cured One-Part Alkali-Activated Binders Using Combined High-Calcium Fly Ash (HCFA) and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) / Teo, W., Shirai, K., Lim, J.H., Jack, L.B., Nikbakht, E.

Article 1Factors impacting the implementation process of automated construction progress monitoring / Hannan Qureshi, A., Alaloul, W.S., Wing, W.K., Saad, S., Ammad, S., Musarat, M.A.
Article 2Fire-Exposed Fly-Ash-Based Geopolymer Concrete: Effects of Burning Temperature on Mechanical and Microstructural Properties / Abd Razak, S.N., Shafiq, N., Guillaumat, L., Farhan, S.A., Lohana, V.K.
Article 3Full-scale experimental investigations on the response of a flooded passenger vehicle under subcritical conditions / Al-Qadami, E.H.H., Mustaffa, Z., Shah, S.M.H., Matínez-Gomariz, E., Yusof, K.W.


Article 1Identification of critical success factors for the adoption of Industrialized Building System (IBS) in Malaysian construction industry / Saad, S., Alaloul, W.S., Ammad, S., Altaf, M., Qureshi, A.H.
Article 2Influence of nanosilica particles on the high-temperature performance of waste denim fibre-modified bitumen / Al-Sabaeei, A.M., Napiah, M.B., Sutanto, M.H., Alaloul, W.S., Zoorob, S.E., Usman, A.
Article 3Intrinsic workforce diversity and construction worker productivity in Pakistan: Impact of employee age and industry experience / Maqsoom, A., Mubbasit, H., Alqurashi, M., Shaheen, I., Alaloul, W.S., Musarat, M.A., Salman, A., Aslam, B., Zerouali, B., Hussein, E.E.



Article 1:Lateral Infiltration Capacity of Pervious Concrete and Its Performance as Pavement Curb / Kamarul Zaman, A.B., Mustaffa, Z., Mohammed, B.S., Ng, C.Y.


Article 1:Optimisation of heating uniformity for milk pasteurisation using microwave coaxial slot applicator system / Abdullah, S.N., You, K.Y., Chong, C.Y., El-Enshasy, H.A., Mohamed Ali, M.S., Zainol, N.A., Ismael, A.H., Khe, C.S.

Article 1:Parametric optimization and kinetic modelling for organic matter removal from agro-waste derived paper packaging biorefinery wastewater / Jagaba, A.H., Kutty, S.R.M., Noor, A., Affam, A.C., Ghfar, A.A., Usman, A.K., Lawal, I.M., Birniwa, A.H., Kankia, M.U., Afolabi, H.K., Soja, U.B.   
Article 2:Perspective of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Risk Assessment for Airport Pavement in Delaying Preventive Maintenance / Babashamsi, P., Khahro, S.H., Omar, H.A., Al-Sabaeei, A.M., Memon, A.M., Milad, A., Khan, M.I., Sutanto, M.H., Yusoff, N.I.M.
Article 3:Pollen morphology of selected melliferous plants and its taxonomic implications using microscopy / Attique, R., Zafar, M., Ahmad, M., Zafar, S., Ghufran, M.A., Mustafa, M.R.U., Yaseen, G., Ahmad, L., Sultana, S., Nabila, Zafar, A., Majeed, S.


Article 1Significant factors that influence the use and non-use of personal protective equipment (PPE) on construction sites—Supervisors' perspective / Darda'u Rafindadi, A., Napiah, M., Othman, I., Alarifi, H., Musa, U., Muhammad, M.    

Article 1Treatment of synthetic wastewater by using submerged attached growth media in continuous activated sludge reactor system / Al-Dhawi, B.N.S., Kutty, S.R.M., Baloo, L., Almahbashi, N.M.Y., Ghaleb, A.A.S., Jagaba, A.H., Kumar, V., Saeed, A.A.H.
Article 2Thermal-Energy Performance of Bulk Insulation Coupled with High-Albedo Roof Tiles in Urban Pitched Residential Roof Assemblies in the Hot, Humid Climate/ Dahim, M., Farhan, S.A., Shafiq, N., Al-Mattarneh, H., Ismail, R.
Article 3The Strength and Thermal Properties of Concrete containing Water Absorptive Aggregate from Well-Graded Bottom Ash (BA) as Partial Sand Replacement / Abdullah, M.J., Beddu, S., Manan, T.S.B.A., Syamsir, A., Naganathan, S., Mohd Kamal, N.L., Mohamad, D., Itam, Z., Yee+, H.M., Mohd Yapandi, M.F.K., Mohamed Nazri, F., Shafiq, N., Isa, M.H., Ahmad, A., Wan Rasdi, N.  
Article 4The Performance of Treatment Train System Incorporated with Nature-Based Materials in Capturing Nutrient for Stormwater Runoff / Ali, W., Takaijudin, H., Kutty, S.R.M., Massoudieh, A.    
Article 5The Mediating Role of Policy-Related Factors in the Relationship between Practice of Waste Generation and Sustainable Construction Waste Minimisation: PLS-SEM( / Mohammed, M., Shafiq, N., Al-Mekhlafi, A.-B.A., Rashed, E.F., Khalil, M.H., Zawawi, N.A., Muhammad, A., Sadis, A.M. 
Article 6The effect of stone column geometry on soft soil bearing capacity / Hamzh, A., Mohamad, H., Bin Yusof, M.F.