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Table 2: Site soil classes as per the recent NEHRP editions [2, 3, and 4]
While this method of site classification is not
entirely correct from a theoretical perspective, the
general consensus is that the stiffness of the
shallow soil as measured by vs is the most reliable
single site parameter to best characterize site
amplification potential [ 16  20]. In addition, vs is
readily measured in the field.
The New Site Amplification Factors
Using the average v
s
of each soil class given in
Table 2, the site amplification factors can now be
established by reading from Fig. 4 for the
representative value of rockmotion intensity
considered. The discrete values so obtained
according to Borcherdit [18] and adopted by
NEHRP [2, 3, 4] are given in Table 3. The effective
peak acceleration, A
n,
and the effective velocity
related acceleration, A
v
, are rocklevel seismic
hazard parameters employed to characterize site
seismicity of US for 90% probability of not being
exceeded in 50 years (475 years return period) [2].
Table 3: Values of the site coefficient F
a
and F
v
according to NEHRP 1994 [2]
The new amplification factors exhibit the following
main features [5, 6, and 25]:
1. The three (later on four) site categories in
earlier codes are replaced by six new
categories A to F. Soil classes C to E
amplify the rock motion significantly,
especially when the rock shaking intensity
is small.
2. Two seismicity dependent site
coefficients, F
a
and F
v
, replace the single
site coefficient, S, in older codes. F
a
is for
the accelerationsensitive region and F
v
is
for the velocitysensitive region. Both
factors decrease with increasing seismicity
due to increased damping, and F
v
is
almost always larger than F
a
for all sites
3. While the old factor, S, assumed values up
to 1.5 (or 2.2), the new factors, F
a
and F
v
,
take values of up to 2.5 and 3.5 for short
period and intermediateperiod bands,
respectively. This results in much larger
seismic design forces for many classes of
structures on soft formations especially in
Pre1994 Site Class
(approximate)
New NEHRP
Site Class
Description v
S
(m/s) SPT blow
count, N
S
u
(kPa)
S1 A Hard Rock >1500  
B Rock 760 1500  
S1 and S2 C Soft rock/very dense
soil
360 760 >50 >100
D Stiff soil 180 360 15 50 50 100
S3 and S4 E Soft soil <180 <15 <50
F Soils requiring site
specific study
Soil Profile Type F
a
for
Shaking Intensity, A
a
F
v
for
Shaking Intensity, A
v
0.1
0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.1
0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5
A 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
B 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
C 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.3
D 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 2.4 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.5
E 2.5 1.7 1.2 0.9
b
3.5 3.2 2.8 2.4 SR
F SR=
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s d MS DS
S F S S
3
2
3
2
1 1 1
3
2
3
2
S F S S
v M S
(4)
Figure 6 The basic design spectral curves
according to (a) NEHRP 1997 [3]; (b)
NEHRP 2003[4]
The transition periods in the figure are obtained
from
0 1 1
0.2 ;
D DS S D DS
T S S T S S (5)
S
S
and S
1
are mapped spectral accelerations in
terms of fractions of g for the short and
intermediateperiod regions represented by 0.2 s
and 1 s, respectively. These spectra correspond to
the Maximum Considered Earthquake (MCE) and
replace the effective accelerations, A
a
and A
v
, of the
1994 version to characterize the seismic hazard.
The MCE corresponds to a 2% probability of being
exceeded in 50 years (or 2500 years return period)
to be adjusted later to 475years return period by
multiplying by 2/3. S
MS
and S
1S
are the
corresponding spectra that account for sitesoil
effect [3]. The coefficients F
a
and F
v
are the same
site soil amplification factors of NEHRP 1994
given in Table 3. Note also that the descending
right part is varying according to T
1
and no more
according to T
2/3
. Similar to Fig. 5(b), a set of five
curves can be plotted from Eqs. 4 and 5 for the five
different soil groups in a given seismic region. The
basic design spectral curve in Fig. 6(a) has
remained the same in the subsequent editions of
NEHRP since 2000, except for the introduction of a
flatter curve varying according to T
2
for the
displacementsensitive longperiod period region
beyond T
L
as shown in Fig. 6(b) [4].
The Eurocode Design Spectra
The 1994 edition of the European seismic code (EC
8) employed three site classes, A, B and C, similar
to those in ATC3, 1978 [7]. However, while the
ATC3 spectra shown in Fig. 1 have a common
plateau to all site classes, EC 8: 1994 paradoxically
specifies a smaller maximum value and a smaller
amplification factor over the entire period range for
the softest site class C as shown in Fig. 7(a), in
which the spectra are normalized with respect to
the design ground acceleration. In light of the
background material given above, such a
representation of the dynamic behavior of soft
formations is obviously faulty. Similar views have
recently been expressed by Rey et al [9], who
attribute this pitfall to lack of sufficient ad hoc
studies prior to the publication. These spectra are
no more in use in Europe.
(a)
(b)
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Figure 7 Normalized elastic response spectra: (a)
EC 8: 1994 [7]; (b) EC 8: 2004 Type 1
(for M
S
5.5; replotted after [8])
The more recent edition of EC8 issued in 2004 has
not only rectified this problem but also introduced
the new soil classes of NEHRP with some
modifications [2,3,4,8] (see Fig. 7(b)). According
to the new EC 8, all rock and rocklike geological
formations with v
s
> 800 m/s are categorized under
Ground Type A. This is unlike the provision for
two distinct rock site classes of A and B in the
recent NEHRP editions. Each soil class in EC 8,
2004 is assigned a constant amplification factor for
the entire period range. In general, these factors are
lower than the corresponding NEHRP factors.
Two types of spectra, Type 1 and Type 2, are
proposed by EC 8: 2004 for regions with
predominant earthquakes of surfacewave
magnitudes larger than 5.5 and less than 5.5,
respectively. Fig. 7(b) presents Type 1 spectra for
the five soil classes. A segment descending
according to T
2
is included for the periods longer
than 2 s. The Type 2 spectra proposed for less
seismic regions are similar in shape to the Type 1
spectra but with larger amplification factors and
reduced control periods.
The Design Spectra of SANS 101604: 2010
This standard for seismic actions was published
very recently (June 2010) and makes up one of the
eight parts of the South African National Standard
SANS 10160 series  Basis of structural design
and actions for buildings and industrial structures
[10]. It supersedes the older version SABS
0160:1989 [10,11].
The code adapted Type 1 basic spectrum of EC 8:
2004 with a slight modification of the left linear
part. It has also directly adopted Ground Types A
to D of EC 8, 2004 and the corresponding
amplification factors and control periods omitting
Ground Types E and F. Since the plots of the
response spectra are similar to those in Fig. 7(b),
they are not presented here.
The seismic hazard is represented in terms of
reference peak ground acceleration, a
g
, for Ground
Type 1 (rock site) and given in form of a seismic
hazard map based on a 475year return period.
Noteworthy is that this return period was also used
in the superseded 1989 edition [11]. Two major
zones are distinguishable: Zone I of natural
seismic activities and Zone II of mininginduced
and natural seismic activities. The majority of Zone
I is assigned a
g
=0.1g with sites of a
g
values less
than 0.05g being rare.
Given the relatively stable seismic nature of South
Africa, the attention given to seismic design in the
country is quite instructive to the more seismic
nations in East Africa. This provides an additional
perspective to critically evaluate the rather liberal
seismic hazard definition of EBCS 8 and its
provisions for site effects.
The Design Spectra of EBCS 8, 1995
The normalized elastic design spectra, S
d
, of the
Ethiopian Building Code Standard, EBCS 8 (1995),
proposed for dynamic analysis are given in Fig.
8(a).
(a)
(b)
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Figure 8 The design spectra of EBCS 8 (1995) (a)
for dynamic analysis; (b) for static
analysis [1,25]
Excepting for some minor differences, the EBCS 8
spectra are practically identical to the already
obsolete ATC3 (1978) spectra given in Fig. 1. The
design spectra proposed for pseudostatic analysis
are also given in Fig. 8(b) for comparison purposes.
The left linear part is omitted in this case, the right
side descends according to T
2/3
instead of T
1
and
the amplification factors reduced.
COMPARISON OF EBCS 8 DESIGN
SPECTRA WITH THE REST
In this section, a comparative study of EBCS 8
spectra against those specified by NEHRP 2003,
EC8: 2004 and SANS 2010 is presented.
EBCS 8 Versus NEHRP 2003
The basic design spectrum of NEHRP in all its
editions since 2003 remained almost unchanged.
This spectrum as it appears in NEHRP 2003 [4], is
given in Fig. 6(b) and can be expressed as
( ) ( )
0 0
0
1
2
1
0.6 0.4 ; 0
;
;
;
DS
DS S
a
D S L
D L L
T T S T T
S T T T
S
S T T T T
S T T T T
+ s s
< s
=
< s
>
(6)
For T = 0, Eq. (6) yields the design spectral
ordinate for an ideally rigid structure undergoing
the same motion as its foundation which we can
denote by S
a0
. With this and the introduction of Eq.
4 in Eq. 6, we obtain:
0
0.26
a a S
S F S =
(7)
For a rigid structure on the reference ground type,
Class B, F
a
takes the value of unity (See Table 3),
and the design spectral ordinate S
a0
should be equal
or the same as the peak ground acceleration (PGA)
of the site for the design earthquake. This enables
us to estimate the value of S
S
from Eq. 7 for a
known PGA of a site.
As per the existing seismic hazard map of Ethiopia
which is based on a return period of 100 years, the
capital, Addis Ababa, located in Seismic Zone 2, is
assigned a PGA of 0.05g. With this value inserted
in Eq. 7 for S
a0
, the corresponding maximum value
of spectral acceleration for short period according
to NEHRP 2003 would be obtained as S
S
=0.188g.
The corresponding onesecond spectral
acceleration, S
1
, can be extrapolated from Table 3
as 0.072g. With these inserted in Eq. 4, the design
spectral values S
DS
and S
D1
for Zone 2 are obtained
as
( )
a s DS
F X F S 125 . 0 188 . 0
3
2
= =
( )
v v D
F X F S 048 . 0 072 . 0
3
2
1
= =
(8)
Similarly, the transition periods can be computed
by substituting Eq. 8 back into Eq. 5. The values of
S
DS
, S
D1
, T
0
and T
S
computed in this manner are
substituted in Eq. 6 and the resulting expressions
plotted for the different site soils. These are given
in Fig. 9 together with the EBCS 8 spectra for a
PGA of 0.05g specified for Zone 2. Comparisons
for other seismic zones can be made in a similar
way.
(a)
(b)
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Figure 9 Comparison of EBCS 8 spectra and
NEHRP spectra adapted to a return period
of 100 years for Zone 2 (including Addis
Ababa)
The plots show that the introduction of the NEHRP
2003 site factors demands design forces up to 150
% in excess of what is currently required by
EBCS8. The largest spectral discrepancies occur in
a very important period range encompassing
buildings of small to moderate height of up to
around 12 stories with a fundamental period of up
to around 1 s built on NEHRP Site Classes D and
E. Evidently, such buildings are the most
frequently built structures including residential
houses, condominiums, apartments, office flats,
public offices, hotels, hospitals and many others.
Thus, the implications of the above results are not
difficult to figure out.
EBCS Versus EC 8 and SANS 2010
Comparison of the EBCS spectra with the
European and South African spectra is more direct
forward, as all of these documents use rocklevel
PGA to characterize seismicity.
Type I spectra of EC 8: 2004 are compared in Fig.
10 with EBCS spectra, which show that buildings
in the shortperiod region designed in accordance
with EBCS 8 could be underdesigned by up to 40
%. A similar comparison with Type II spectra of
EC 8, 2004 indicates larger differences of up to 80
%. These discrepancies are comparatively smaller
than the discrepancies observed with NEHRP
spectra, because the NEHRP site amplification
factors are consistently larger than the EC 8
amplification factors. Comparison of the EBCS 8
spectra with the SANS spectra gives identical
results as in Fig. 10 with Site Class E omitted.
Figure 10 Comparison of EBCS 8 spectra with
Type I EC 8: 2004 spectra adapted to
100year return period
Note that the comparisons in Fig. (9) and (10) are
conducted without considering the difference in the
definition of the return period. This issue is treated
in the next section.
Influence of Seismic Hazard definition
Seismic Hazard Maps of Ethiopia
The seismic hazard map of Ethiopia as provided in
EBCS 8, 1995 is presented in Fig. 11 [1]. This map
is based on a 100year return period or
approximately 50 % of being exceeded in 50 years.
According to this map, each seismic zone of 1 to 4
is assigned a constant bedrock acceleration ratio,
0
, of 0.03, 0.05, 0.07 or 0.1, whereas Zone 0 is
considered seismic free. Addis Ababa belongs to
Zone 2 with
0
= 0.05. Many cities and big towns
like Mekele, Dese, Semera, Adama, Awasa and
Arba Minch, of which some are capitals of federal
states, all belong to Zone 4 with
0
=0.1.
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Figure 11 Seismic hazard map of Ethiopia for 100year return period as per EBCS 8: 1995 [23]
A recent helpful compilation of worldwide
seismicity is provided by the Global Seismic
Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP), which was
launched by the International Lithosphere Program
(ILP) with the support of the International Council
of Scientific Unions (ICSU), and endorsed as a
demonstration program in the framework of the
United Nations International Decade for Natural
Disaster Reduction (UN/IDNDR). It had the
objective of mitigating the risk associated with the
recurrence of earthquakes by promoting a
regionally coordinated, homogeneous approach to
seismic hazard evaluation. The project was
operational from 1992 to 1999 [26].
The major output of the GSHAP is the global
seismic hazard map for a 475year return period.
As noted above, this level of hazard has been
widely accepted all over the world as a designlevel
earthquake and incorporated in US codes for more
than three decades now. In contrast, the EBCS 8,
1995 employs a return period of just 100 years.
Reference documents could not be found providing
a rational explanation for taking such a bold
decision involving risks on the safety of life and
property.
The data base of GSHAP is accessible to users
[26]. A seismic hazard map for Ethiopia prepared
by the author using the appropriate data is given in
Fig. 12, in which five distinct seismic regions are
identified with different ranges of PGA values as
shown in the legend. Note that the ratio of the PGA
to the gravitational acceleration, g, corresponds to
0
 the bedrock acceleration ratio in EBCS 8.
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Figure 12 The seismic hazard map of Ethiopia
based on the GSHAP data for a return
period of 475 years
Comparison of Fig. 11 with Fig. 12 shows that not
only corresponding seismic regions are assigned
much higher values of PGA in the GSHAP map,
but also are the entire size and extent of the
individual seismic zones changed. According to the
new map, the most seismic area of the country is
concentrated near and around the Afar region
characterized by a PGA of 0.16g to 0.24g. This
alone entails an increase in seismic force demand
of 60 to 140 % in this region without including site
effect. The capital, Addis Ababa, belongs to the
second most seismic zone with PGA in the range of
0.1g to 0.16g. This again implies an increase of 100
to 220 % in seismic hazard level with an average
increase of 160 %. Several rapidly growing towns
including, Mekele, Dese, Debre Berhan, Ziway,
Hawasa, Arbaminch and Dire Dawa belong to this
seismic zone, while Semera, the current capital of
the Afar Region, is in the heart of the most seismic
zone.
Returning to the spectral comparison, the combined
influence of the new site classification system and
the new seismic hazard definition is studied next.
Considering 0.1g as the lowestestimate PGA of
the region, to which Addis Ababa belongs, Eq. 7
yields a corresponding shortperiod spectral
acceleration, S
S
, of 0.45g.The onesecond spectral
acceleration, S
1
, can be interpolated as 0.18g.
With these values inserted in Eq. 4, the design
spectral values S
DS
and S
D1
are obtained and the
transition periods easily computed as before. These
quantities are substituted in Eq. (6) and the
resulting expressions plotted for the different site
soils. These are presented in Fig. 13 together with
the EBCS 8 spectra for a PGA of 0.05g specified
for Zone 2 including Addis Ababa.
Figure 13 Comparison of EBCS 8 spectra with
NEHRP spectra adapted to GSHAP
zoning Of Ethiopia: Spectra for the
second most seismic region (including
Addis Ababa)
The plots show a very significant difference
between the two sets of design spectra. Design
base shear computed in accordance with EBCS 8
spectra fulfills only a fraction of the base shear
demanded by NEHRP requirements, in some cases
being as low as 24 %. All ranges of buildings on
any soil formation are affected by the inadequate
provisions of EBCS 8. Similar comparisons made
with the European and South African spectra
confirm these discrepancies.
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Recent changes in the definition of design ground
motions have been presented. Results of empirical
siteeffect studies together with basic analytical
evidences on site response are provided.
Differences in results of empirical studies on recent
instrumental records against results from earlier
studies are highlighted. Changes introduced in
recent editions of international codes as a result of
such evidences are presented.
Comparisons of relevant provisions of EBCS 8,
1995 with those in contemporary American,
European and South African codes demonstrate
that seismic loads of most buildings designed in
accordance with EBCS 8 are significantly
underestimated. This is especially the case when
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Figure 1 Chaotic cryptosystem
Shared Image
In this cryptosystem, the same image, in lieu of the
secret key itself, is shared amongst all
communicating (sending and receiving) parties
from which the secret key is extracted. It is
publicly shared by communicating parties just like
a public key of a publickey encryption, only the
information required to extract the key from the
image is communicated secretly.
Figure 2 Grayscale image.
Keys having lengths less than the image size
(width*length) are extracted from this shared
image. The shared image used in this paper and
from which a secret key is extracted is the one
portrayed in the Fig. 2. But also it is possible to use
any other image which is not completely black or
white as a key! The minimum key length allowed is
128 bits for it is the minimum secure key length
used in todays popular secret key encryption
algorithms. Above it, it can be of any length as
long as it is less than the size of the shared image.
The shared image is then processed to make it
convenient to extract the secret key from its pixel
values. The image processing here comprises such
processes as image reading, converting to
grayscale, and grabbing the pixel values of the
grayscale image. If the image is RGB, it is first
converted to a grayscale, as portrayed in Fig. 2,
using the method convertTogray() from which
pixel values, ranging from 0 to 255, are grabbed
into a two dimensional array. Then, such important
attributes as width (w), height (h), and pixel values
(image Pixels) are accessed from the grayscale
image in Fig. 2 as follows:
w = image.getWidth() (1)
h= image.getHeight() (2)
Image Pixel [w] [h]= readGrayImage (3)
Pixel (grayImage)
Key Generation
Any secret key of length less than the size of the
shared image can be extracted from the two
dimensional pixel values of the shared image stored
in the 2D array, ImagePixel[w][h], in Eq. 3.
Key. length<= w*h (4)
Where the values of w, and h are obtained in Eqs.1,
and .2, respectively.
In this paper, the key is extracted from the 2D pixel
values of the grayscale image using a full period
pseudo random generator called linear congruential
generator, LCG, constructed using defined values
in GF (m) with a period of m1. Then, the extracted
key, keyExtract, is converted to binary values, and
finally substituted using a sevenbit input and five
bit output SBoxes to obtain the final enciphering
and deciphering key, keyFinal.
The pseudo random generator used to extract a key
from the grayscale image is given in Eq. 5, where
69,621 is the multiplier, and 2
31
1 is the modulus. It
is called multiplicative LCG.
X
n
= (69,621X
n1
) mod (2
31
1) (5)
The random numbers generated using the above
algorithm [20] are used as indices of the 2D array
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(6)
where X
o
, and Y
o
are the initial conditions, is a
positive constant, x and y are state variables, H(x,
n) is a hysteresis series described in Eq. 7 and 8,
and n is the number of scrolls.
E(x, n) = b
(x)
n
=1
(7)
and
b
= 
1 or x > i 1
u or x < i
(8)
Solution of Second Order Linear System
Differentiating both sides of the first Equation of
system 6 produces the following:
dt
dy
dt
x d
=
2
2
(9)
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Then the differentiated y in Eq. 9 is substituted by
the equivalent expression given in the second
equation of system (3.6). Hence, Eq. 3.9 becomes:
d
2
x
dt
2
=
dy
dt
= x +2o
dx
dt
+E(x, n) (10)
Rearranging Eq. 10, gives out a homogeneous
equation of the form
( ) x f cx
dt
dx
b
dt
x ad
= + +
2
2
(11)
Where f(x)=0. Therefore Eq. 11 is solved as
follows, letting
mt
e x = , and =
dx
dt
c
mt
(o
2
+b +c) = u (12)
Then, if c
mt
is to be a solution,
0
2
= + + c bm am
a
ac b b
m
2
4
2
+
= (13)
Using the values of m1 and m2, obtained from
Eq. 13, the solutions are
t m
e x
1
1
= and
t m
e x
2
2
= ,
then combining both solutions to obtain the general
solution
2 2 1 1
x c x c x + =
t m t m
e c e c x
2 1
2 1
+ = (14)
If the system is to generate chaos, its solution must
be complex; i.e for a=1, b=2o , and c=1 (obtained
from Eq. 10,  o i m + = . Then,
m = o o
2
1 = o +i[ (15)
Hence,
2
1 o  =
,
obtained by solving
Equation 13.
Eulers formulae,
u u
u u
u
u
sin cos
sin cos
i e
i e
i
i
=
+ =
(16)
If m
1
=  o i + and m
2
=  o i , then using the
Eulers formulae in 16, the solution in 15
becomes:
x(t) = c
ut
Acos[t +Bsin[t] (17)
The solution for the state variable y is therefore
obtained as follows,
( )
  ( )
dt
t B t A e d
dt
dx
t y
t
 
o
sin cos +
= = (18)
Solving for y and x in Equation 18, produces
x(t) = c
ut
X
o
cos[t +i I
c
uX
c
] sin[t
y(t) = c
ut

o
cos[t +
u(
c
uX
c
)
sin[t (19)
Calculation of Initial Conditions
In this paper, the initial conditions of system 6 are
calculated using the bit values of the keyFinal
array, which is the output of the SBoxes, as
follows.
X
o
= :or + kcyFinolX
o
= :or +kcyFinol (20)
Where var is a user defined value, kept secret as
part of the key, keyFinalX and keyFinalY are two
different keys generated using different seed values
for the LCG.
Figure 4 Fivescroll chaotic attractors
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Figure 4 portrays the 5scroll chaotic attractors
generated using the solutions of system 6 given in
Eq. 19. The chaos is generated using a key of
length 136 bits, =0.0049, and
2
1
=0.999976. The chaos is sensitive to the values,
and secure range of values are determined using
an algorithm that makes use of the monobit test,
described later
Enciphering Process
During the enciphering process, the plaintext is
mixed with the generated chaos using a logical
bitwise XOR operator as depicted in Fig 5.
Figure 5 Enciphering process
During chaos processing, three equal sections
namely upper, middle and lower are cropped from
the overall balanced chaos shown in Fig 4. and
converted to grayscales as depicted in Figs 6 (a),
(b), and (c), and XORed together to further
increase the probability of the balance of 1s and
0s by avoiding localized imbalances. Then, the
combination of the three crops is resized as per the
size of the input plaintext as portrayed in Fig. 7.
Through this process, all the security properties
which include one way encryption, semantic
security, and indistinguishability are achieved.
(a) Upper crop
(b) Middle crop
(c) Lower crop
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(d) Mixed=a XOR b XOR c
Figure 6 Chaos cropping and mixing.
Figure 7 Resized balanced chaos.
Deciphering Process
The process of deciphering in this chaotic
algorithm is essentially the same as the enciphering
process. The rule is as follows: the same key used
during the enciphering process is used in the
deciphering process, but the cipher text, in lieu of
the plaintext, is used as input to the chaotic
algorithm. The ciphertext, which is the output of
the enciphering process, is mixed with the
appropriately sized chaos generated using the same
key and the XOR operator.
Design Test
To verify if the designed chaotic algorithm can
function as required, a sample plaintext was
enciphered and then deciphered. A plaintext is
browsed using the GUI depicted in Fig. 8, and is
enciphered to convert it into a form which is
unintelligible. Eventually, the ciphertext is
deciphered to check if the chaotic deciphering
process can fully recover the clear text (or
plaintext) back from it. As copied from the text
areas of the GUI in Fig. 8, portions of the plaintext,
ciphertext, and decrypted text are respectively
displayed below verifying that the chaotic
algorithm works as designed and required. i.e the
plaintext and recovered (or decrypted text) are the
same.
Plaintext=How do we protect our most valuable
assets?
Ciphertext=:"u1:u"0u%':!06!u:'u8:&!u#494790u4&
&0!&ju;
Deciphered text=How do we protect our most
valuable assets?
What is more, a number of NIST statistical tests
and Monte Carlo Simulation test were performed
on the chaotic sequence to attempt to compare and
evaluate the sequence to a truly random sequence
as depicted in Table 1. Then, the results validate
the algorithm.
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Table 1: Summary of test results
NIST Test Objective Pvalue Decision
Rule
Monobit Proportion of
1s and 0s
0.9491
0.01
Block
Frequency
Proportion of
1s and 0s
0.9998
Run Oscillation b/n
1 and 0
0.9542
Spectral Reveal
periodicities
0.0695
Linear
Complexit
y
Length of
LFSR*
0.8030
*LFSR=Linear Feedback Shift Register
Key Exchange
In general, in a secret key encryption, as the
number of communicating parties increase the
exchange of the secret key becomes insecure. i.e n
users who want to communicate in pairs need n *
(n  1)/2 keys [2]. The number of keys needed
increases at a rate proportional to the square of the
number of users! So a property of symmetric
encryption systems is that they require a means of
key distribution.
In this paper, all the information required for the
extraction of the key from the publicly shared
image and other constants is encrypted using a
publickey RSA, and then sent to the recipient. Let
INFO=Seeds + n + var + + HKey + LenMul;
then, it is sent as follows:
E (K
PUBR
, E(K
PRIVS
, INFO))
where E stands for RSA encryption, Kpub=public
key, Kpriv=private key, R stands for Receiver, S
stands for Sender, n is the number of scrolls, and
LenMul is the number of digits contained in the
multiplier of the PRNG used for key extraction.
Besides, an HMAC that serves two purposes
namely shared image integrity check, and origin
authentication is generated using keyed SHA1 as
HMAC=H (HKey, Shared image).
PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
In this paper, relevant metrics are identified,
performance of the chaotic algorithm is measured,
and eventually, the chaotic encryption algorithm is
compared with existing one public key, RSA and
one secret key, AES, encryption algorithms.
Metrics and Performance
In this paper, five pertinent metrics are used to
evaluate the performance of the chaotic encryption.
The metrics include encryption/decryption time,
power consumption, encryption throughput, CPU
time and cipher size. Then the experiment was
conducted and performance results were collected
using a laptop having processor of Intel (R)
Pentium (R) Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz,
1.73GHz, and a RAM of 1GB.
Encryption Time
In most encryption algorithms, the encryption time
is dependent on the computational complexity of
the algorithm, key length, and the size of the
plaintext to be encrypted. Here, in this paper, a
number of encryption times for various plaintext
sizes and key length are collected and analyzed as
follows. The encryption time and text size are
measured using a timer and bit length reader
method built as part of the crypto system.
Effect of Key Length on the Encryption Time
Unlike other encryption algorithms, the key length
does not affect significantly the computation time
of the chaotic algorithm designed in this paper.
This is due to the fact that the key is used only to
calculate the initial conditions of the system used to
generate chaos. The initial conditions are calculated
in ways described in Eq. 20.
Effect of Plaintext Size on the Encryption Time
Various data sizes ranging from 7.84 Kb to 500 Kb
are enciphered, and their respective encryption
times are collected.
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Figure 9: Data size versus encryption time
Figure 9 depicts that the enciphering time increases
as the data size to be enciphered is increased. The
data size and the enciphering time are linearly
related.
Encryption Throughput, X
e
It is the measure of the number of bytes of
ciphertext completed (enciphered) during an
observation period (enciphering time).
Mathematically represented:
s Time Encryption
bytes in s completion of number
x
e
(21)
The Effect of Changing the plaintext size on the
Encryption Throughput
The graph in Fig. 10 shows that for initially small
size data the throughput is not affected; rather it
increases with increase in data size. However, once
the data size gets large enough, further increase in
the data size keeps on diminishing the encryption
throughput.
Figure 10 Encryption throughput verses data sizes
Power Consumption
Such technologies as CPU and memory are
growing faster, and so is their need for power.
However, battery technology is increasing at a
much slower rate, forming a battery gap. Because
of this, battery capacity plays a major role in the
usability of devices and algorithms [21]. Hence, it
is worthwhile to analyze the power consumption of
the designed chaotic algorithm.
For computation of the energy cost of encryption,
we use the same techniques as described in [21].
We present a basic cost of encryption represented
by the product of the total number of clock cycles
taken by the encryption and the average current
drawn by each CPU clock cycle. The basic
encryption cost is in unit of amperecycle. To
calculate the total energy cost, we divide the
amperecycles by the clock frequency in
cycles/second of a processor; we obtain the energy
cost of encryption in ampereseconds. Then, we
multiply the ampereseconds with the processors
operating voltage, and we obtain the energy cost in
Joule. Thats, by using the cycles, the operating
voltage of the CPU, and the average current drawn
for each cycle, we can calculate the energy
consumption of cryptographic functions. Then, the
amount of energy consumed by the chaotic
algorithm C to achieve its goal (encryption or
decryption) is given by:
E = V cc*I*T joules (22)
Where for a given hardware Vcc is xed. The
encryption time, T, is considered the time that an
encryption algorithm takes to produce a cipher text
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
x 10
4
0
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
x 10
4
Throughputs
Data sizes in bytes
T
h
r
o
u
g
h
p
u
t
s
o
f
v
a
r
i
o
u
s
d
a
t
a
s
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z
e
s
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Memory Cost
In secret key encryption, the plaintext and cipher
text are of the same size. Similarly, the plaintext
and ciphertext of the designed algorithm are of the
same size. But, considering the RSA, the cipher
size is greater than the size of the input plaintext.
As a result, the cipher of an RSA algorithm
occupies more memory as compared to that of
chaotic and AES.
Security
The security of the chaotic encryption scheme lies
on the difficulty of obtaining the exact key
combination from amongst the very large set of
possible combinations of the key due to limitations
in the computational power of todays computers.
Table 2: Summary of security comparison [5]
Algorithm Number of
operations
required
Examples
Chaotic 2
128
(2
k+1
1) Key=136
bits2
145
operations
AES 2
n
Key=128
bits2
128
operations
RSA
c
.2InpIn (Inp)
lnp
N=1024 bits
2
90
operations
Table 2 summarizes the security comparison of
the MultiScroll chaotic, AES and RSA
encryption algorithms. The chaotic algorithm is
superior to both. It meets such security properties
as one way encryption, semantic security, and
indistinguishability. Besides, it is prone to the
three models of attacks namely total break, CCA1,
and CCA2.
CONCLUSION
At present, Internet and network applications are
growing very fast, so the need to protect such
applications has increased. Encryption algorithms
play an immense role in information security
systems. This paper has presented the optimization
of multiscroll chaotic attractors for text encryption
and its performance analysis. All essential and
collateral parameters are systematically determined
to satisfy the specific cryptographic security
requirements. The algorithm solves at least some of
the drawbacks suffered by existing cryptographic
algorithms such as AES and RSA.
In this paper, a multiscroll chaotic enciphering
algorithm is fully described and validated via
functional and randomness tests. Then, appropriate
metrics for performance measurements are
identified; the performance of the algorithm was
measured and compared with such existing
cryptographic algorithms as RSA and AES. The
test results show that the designed algorithm works
as required, i.e, the data enciphered by the
enciphering process is fully recovered by the
deciphering process. The test and security analysis
prove that the cipher is not prone to cipher or
statistical attack (including total break, CCAI, and
CCA2), and the key is secure. It meets the three
properties of security namely: one way encryption,
semantic security, and indistinguishability.
The performance of the chaotic encryption
algorism is by far better than the RSA. It has less
encryption time, less power consumption, and
higher throughput than RSA. The size of the
plaintext and ciphertext is also the same in the
chaotic algorism which is not the case in RSA.
RSA cipher is longer than the plaintext causing
more resource consumptions and congestion in
memory and bandwidth. Comparing it with AES,
it has better performance only for relatively smaller
data sizes. The chaotic encryption has another
advantage over RSA and AES in that it is key
length independent. The key length can be made
longer without significantly affecting the
computational time. In addition, there are no
known methods of attack so far for chaotic
encryption!
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[1] Smart, N., Cryptography: An Introduction,
CRC press, pp.11387, June 2010.
[2] Pfleeger, C. P., Security in Computing,
Pfleeger Consulting Goup, Shari Lawrence
Pfleeger  RAND Corporation, October, 2006.
[3] Stallings, W., Data and computer
Communications, Prentice Hall, New Jersey,
1996.
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N
n
n
n t x w t y
1
*
) ( ) (
  ((1)
Where
n
w
is a complex weight applied to the n
th
element.
) (t x
n
is the signal received by the n
th
element at time t
(.)* signifies complex conjugate.
For digital beamformer (adaptive array) the inputs
to the beamformer are fed in digital form as shown
in Fig.1. Therefore, the output of the beamformer at
the k
th
sample is given by [7, 8]:
N
n
n
n k x w k y
1
*
) ( ) (
  (3)
) ( ) ( k X W k y
H
=
+ =
M
k
k t n t X t X
1
) ( ) ( ) (
  (6)
Where ) (t n accounts for receiver noise as well as
background channel noise which can be taken as
Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN). In
matrix form Eq. 6 could be rewritten as
) ( ) ( ) ( t n t S A t X + =
   (7)
Where:
] ) ( ) ( ) ( [
2 1 M
a a a A u u u =
=
) (
) (
) (
) (
2
1
t s
t s
t s
t S
M
Information about the direction (location) of the
users is contained in the steering matrix, A.
To elaborate the idea discussed above, simulations
were carried and Fig. 2 shows the radiation pattern
simulated for a user located at 50
0
and interferers
located at 80
0
, 120
0
, and 170
0
. In the rectangular
plot of the simulation results, the asterisks (*)
correspond to the location of interferers and the
solid line at 50
0
corresponds to the location of the
desired user. This simulation is carried out to
simply show the capability of digital beamforming
(adaptive beamforming) in producing strong main
beam to the direction of the intended user and
placing nulls to the directions of the undesired
interferers locations effectively. In this way the
interference problems associated with cognitive
radio technology could be alleviated by the use of
smart antenna technology.
a) Polar plot of radiation pattern.
b) Rectangular plot of normalized array
factor
0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
30
60
90
120
150
180 0
0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180
0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
u, "position of user+ interferers in degree"

N
A
F

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c) Plot of array factor in dB
Figure 2 Simulation of radiation pattern for an
array having 4 elements and 4
numbers of users.
To exploit the advantages of smart antenna fully
for timevarying environment and extend its use to
the new emerging CR technology, we have to
examine the beamforming techniques used by the
existing wireless communication and select the one
that best suits the CR technology. To do this, there
must be an adaptive algorithm that can track the
change and update the system with the necessary
information required to form strong beam to the
directions of intended users, nulls to the directions
of interferers and generate equal side lobes (with
minimum detectable energy) to overcome the
hidden node problem and ease detection. The next
section is therefore devoted to performance study
of different beamforming algorithms.
ADAPTIVE BEAMFORMING ALGORITHMS
There are two types of beamforming: conventional
and adaptive beamforming. The conventional
beamforming includes the entire beam shaping
techniques used in conventional array. Whereas
adaptive beamforming is a type of beamforming
which dynamically changes array weights based on
the dynamically changing environments so as to
make optimum beam to the direction of the
intended user and put nulls to the direction of the
interferers/noise. This phenomenon is
accomplished by using adaptive beamforming
algorithms. The theme of this section is therefore to
make theoretical investigation and compare the
different adaptive beamforming algorithms.
Basically, there are two major classes of adaptive
beamforming algorithms based on their
requirements for training signal sequence: Non
Blind and Blind Adaptive Algorithms [7, 17, 19].
NonBlind Adaptive Algorithms requires statistical
knowledge of the transmitted signal in order to
optimize the array weights. In other words, to
extract the desired user(s) from the surrounding
environment (received signals) a training signal
sequences which are known both at the receiver
and transmitter are transmitted. Then based on the
information obtained from the received signal
about the channel the array weights are optimized
(adjusted) to reduce the error between the received
signals sequences and the known transmitted signal
sequences at the receiver.
Unlike nonblind adaptive algorithms, blind
algorithms do not require training signal sequences
rather they try to estimate information from the
received signal.
In this section, the performance of the nonblind
and blind adaptive beamforming algorithms, in
particular: Sample Matrix Inversion (SMI), Least
Mean Square (LMS) and Recursive Least Square
(RLS) from the nonblind category; and Constant
Modulus (CM) and Least Square Constant
Modulus (LSCM) from the blind are dealt with
based on different weight optimization criterions.
SAMPLE MATRIX INVERSION (SMI)
ALGORITHM
SMI algorithm is an algorithm which uses
Minimum Mean Squared Error (MMSE) criterion
to obtain the optimal array weight vector. Since we
do not have the true autocorrelation matrix and
crosscorrelation vector, this algorithm replaces
both of them by their corresponding estimations
(time averaging) to obtain the WienerHopf
solution. The estimations are given by [7]:
) ( ) (
1
*
1
n X n X
N
n
N
Rxx =
=
.
  (8)
) ( ) (
1
*
1
n d n X
xd
N
n
N
r
=
=
.
   (9)
Where: N is the block size.
{ } X X E R
H
xx
= is the autocorrelation
matrix
0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180
200
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
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A
F

i
n
d
B
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{ }

= d X E r xd is the crosscorrelation
vector
(.) d is the reference signal
In terms of the above estimations the WienerHopf
solution becomes [7]
xd xx r R W
.
.
.
=
1
  (10)
The estimation error which is also known as the
residual error is given by
xd xx
est
r W R e
.
.
=
  (11)
As the block size increases the time average values
better approximate the ensemble, resulting in a
minimized estimation error in such a way that a
much more closer solution to the WienerHopf is
obtained. Because of the time varying nature of the
wireless channel, the block adaptation is made
periodically.
This algorithm is very suitable for applications
which have bursty nature (for discontinuous
transmission) because its adaptation is made in
block form. The stability of the SMI algorithm
depends on the ability to invert the large covariance
matrix. In order to avoid a singularity of the auto
correlation matrix, a zero mean white Gaussian
noise is added to the array response vector. It
creates a strong additive component to the diagonal
of the matrix. In the absence of noise in the system,
a singularity occurs when the number of signals to
be resolved is less than the number of elements in
the array. The main limitation of SMI algorithm is
its computational complexity since it uses direct
matrix inversion
Least Mean Square (LMS) Algorithm
This is the second type of beamforming algorithm
which uses the MMSE criterion; that searches for
the optimal weight that would make the array
output either equal or as close as possible to the
reference signal or minimizes the Mean Square
Error (MSE). Unlike SMI, the LMS is very suitable
for continuous type of transmission since its
optimization is based on the instantaneous received
data. The optimization for LMS is done by
employing the Steepest Descent Method which is a
recursive way of optimizing the array weights.
The Steepest Descent Method is recursive in the
sense that its formulation is represented by a
feedback system whereby the computation of the
filter takes place iteratively in step by step manner.
When the method is applied to the Wiener filter, it
provides us with an algorithmic solution that allows
for the tracking of time variations in the signals
statistics without having to solve the WienerHopf
equations each time the statistics change.
The Steepest Descent Method is given by [20]
) (
2
1
) ( ) 1 ( MSE k W k W V = + u
  (12)
Where u is the step size parameter (commonly it
is positive constant) and controls the convergence
characteristics of the algorithm.
The difference between the reference signal d(k)
and the array output signal y(k) is universally taken
as error of the adaptive system at that sample and it
is defined as:
) ( ) ( ) ( k y k d k e =
The mean squared error (MSE) is given by [21]:
=
2
) (k e E MSE
and
} { 2
} { 2 2 ) (


A
=
c
c
= V
Xd E
W X X E
W
MSE
MSE
H
By substituting the gradient of the cost function i.e.
the mean squared error (MSE) into Eq.12 we come
up with
) ( ) ( ) 1 ( xd opt
xx
r W R k W k W = + u
 (13)
The computation of matrix associated with the
Steepest Descent Method is another problem of this
method. To overcome this difficulty, the LMS
algorithm replaces the autocorrelation and cross
correlation by their instantaneous values instead of
their actual values. Therefore, Eq.13 can be
rewritten as [20]:
)) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ( ) ( ) 1 ( k d k X W k X k X k W k W opt
H

= + u
) ( ) ( ) ( ) 1 ( k e k X k W k W

+ = + u
 (14)
Recursive Least Square (RLS) Algorithm
RLS is a type of nonblind adaptive beamforming
algorithm that uses the LS method as optimization
criterion. To make the estimation problem well
posed as well as to track timevarying systems, the
cost function is defined as [7, 17, 20].
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(15)
Where: k is variable length of the observable data
) (i e is the error function
o is a positive real number and it is called
the regularization parameter
is called the forgetting factor, which is
a positive constant close to, but less than
one. It emphasizes past data in a non
stationary environment so that the
statistical variations of the data can be
tracked and not forgotten. In a
stationary environment, = 1
corresponds to infinite memory.
The RLS algorithm can be summarized as follows
[20]:
First initialize the algorithm by setting
I P
W
1
) 0 (
, 0 ) 0 (
=
=
o
  (16)
=
SNR low for constant positive large
SNR high for constant positive small
o
I is NxN identity matrix.
) ( ) 1 ( ) ( 1
) ( ) 1 (
) (
1
1
k X k P k X
k X k P
k T
H
+
=
(17)
) ( ) 1 ( ) ( ) ( k X k W k d k e
H
=
(18)
) ( ) ( ) 1 ( ) (
*
k e k T k W k W + =
(19)
) 1 ( ) ( ) ( ) 1 ( ) (
1 1
=
k P k X k T k P k P
H
(20)
Where: ) (k T is Nx1 vector and it is called gain
vector
) (k P is NxN matrix and it is called
inverse correlation matrix
Constant Modulus Algorithm (CMA)
CMA is from the blind adaptive beamforming
family which requires no training signal sequence
to make an optimum beam to the intended
direction; it would rather try to restore important
property of the transmitted signal [8, 17, 22].
In most of the communication scenario it is
common to use modulation techniques with
constant envelope or amplitude such as FM, FSK,
PSK, MSK and the like. But in transmitting base
band signals by using these modulation techniques,
the transmitted signal encounters channel fading
which may result both in amplitude and phase
distortions. The constant envelope/modulus
property of the above mentioned modulation
techniques opens a window to the adaptive
beamforming algorithm in order to use this
property in the beamforming technology. The
receiver restores the envelope of the transmitted
signal by equating the received signal to some
constant value that corresponds to the envelope of
the transmitted signal. This is made possible by
continuously updating the weight of the
beamformer until the output of the array has the
same modulus as that of the original transmitted
signal. The class of adaptive beamforming
algorithm that uses this phenomenon is known as
the Constant Modulus Algorithm (CMA).
The cost function used for CMA is given by[8, 17]:
=
q
p
k y E k J o ) ( ) (
 (21)
Where: p=1, 2 or q=1, 2 and o is the desired
signal amplitude at the output of the array
Assuming that o =1, then Eqn. 15 becomes:
=
q
p
k y E k J 1 ) ( ) (
 (22)
This socalled CMA (p, q) cost function is simply a
positive measure of the average amount that the
beamformer output y (k) deviates from the unit
modulus condition. The objective is then choosing
weight vector recursively in order to minimize J
and consequently it makes y(k) as close to a
constant modulus signal as possible.
It is not possible to get the closed form of solution
for the above cost function; rather it is simple to
use an iterative method to obtain the optimal
weight vector or the minimum J like in LSM i.e. by
Sum of Weighted
Error Squares
Regularization term
=
+ =
k
i
k i k
k W i e k
1
2
2
) ( ) ( ) ( o c
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using Steepest Descent Method. Then, in terms of
the above cost function, Eq. 12 becomes [8]:
) (
2
1
) ( ) 1 ( J k W k W V = + u
 (23)
Where:
) (J V
is the gradient of the cost function
of the CMA
The
) (J V
for p=1, q=2 becomes
) (
) (
2 )) ( (
*
k W
k J
k J
c
c
= V
c
c
=
) (
) (
) 1 ) ( ( 2
*
k W
k y
k y E
Further simplification of the above equation
results:
= V
*
)
) (
) (
) ( )( ( 2 )) ( (
k y
k y
k y k X E k J
  (24)
As done for the LMS, we replace the statistical
expectation with the instantaneous value so that Eq.
24 becomes [8]:


.

\

= V
*
)
) (
) (
) ( )( ( 2 ) (
k y
k y
k y k X k J
 (25)
Substituting Eq. 25 into Eq. 23 results in the
following weight updating equation
*
)
) (
) (
) ( )( ( ) ( ) 1 (
k y
k y
k y k X k W k W = + u
) ( ) ( ) ( ) 1 (
*
k e k X k W k W u = +
 (26)
Where: u has similar function as to LMS but we
choose 1 << u to get better stability.
Like in the LMS algorithm, the convergence rate
can be controlled by varying u . However, to get
much better convergence behavior, nonlinear least
square method need to be used.
Least Square Constant Modulus Algorithm (LS
CMA)
The constant modulus algorithm was first used by
Gooch [23] in the beamforming problem. After
that, many CMAtype algorithms have been
proposed for use in adaptive arrays. Among them
B. G. Agee [24] developed the LSCMA by using
the extension of the method of nonlinear least
squares (Gauss's method). The extension of Gauss's
method states that if a cost function can be
expressed in the form:
=
= =
K
k
k
W g W g W F
1
2
2
2
) ( ) ( ) (
  (27)
Where:
)] ( ),..., ( ), ( [ ) (
2 1
W g W g W g W g
K
T
=
then the cost function has a partial Taylorseries
expansion with sumof squares form [8]
2
2
) ( ) ( ) ( d W D W g d W F
H
+ ~ +
  (28)
Where:
d is an offset vector, and
V
V V
=
)) ( (
)),..., ( ( )), ( (
) (
2 1
W g
W g W g
W D
K
(29)
It can be shown that the gradient of
) ( d W F +
with respect to d is given by [8]
*
) (
2 )) ( (
d
d W F
d W F
d
c
+ c
= + V
{ } d W D W D W g W D
H
) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( 2 + =
  (30)
Setting
)) ( ( d W F
d
+ V
equal to zero, the offset that
minimizes the cost function
) ( d W F +
will be
  ) ( ) ( ) ( ) (
1
W g W D W D W D d
H
=
 (31)
Adding d to W results in a new weight vector
that minimizes the cost function. Therefore the
weight update equation becomes [8, 24]:
  )) ( ( )) ( ( )) ( ( )) ( ( ) ( ) 1 (
1
l W g l W D l W D l W D l W l W
H
= +
(32)
Where:
l
denotes the iteration number. LSCMA
is derived by applying Eq.32 to the constant
modulus function
=
=
K
k
k y W F
1
1 ) ( ) (
2
=
=
K
k
H
k X W
1
1 ) (
2
 (33)
Comparing Eq.27 with Eq.33, we observe that
1 ) ( 1 ) ( ) ( = = k X W k y W g
H
k
 (34)
Then
) (W g
becomes
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=
1 ) (
1 ) 2 (
1 ) 1 (
) (
) (
) (
) (
2
1
K y
y
y
W g
W g
W g
W g
K
 (35)
The gradient vector of
) (W g
k
is given by [8]

c
c
= V
W
W g
W g
k
k
) (
2 )) ( (
) (
) (
2 ) (
*
k y
k y
k X =
 (36)
Substituting Eq.36 into Eq.29 results in:
=
) (
) (
2 ) ( , ,...
) 2 (
) 2 (
2 ) 2 ( ,
) 1 (
) 1 (
2 ) 1 ( ) (
* * *
K y
K y
K X
y
y
X
y
y
X W D
CM
XY W D = ) (
 (37)
Where:
  ) ( ),... 2 ( ), 1 ( K X X X X =
is the input
data matrix, and
=
) (
) (
0 0
0
0
) 2 (
) 2 (
0
0 0
) 1 (
) 1 (
*
*
*
K y
K y
y
y
y
y
Y
CM
 (38)
is the output data matrix. Using Eq.34 and Eq.37
we have:
H
CM
H
CM
H
X Y XY W D W D = ) ( ) (
H
XX =
(39)

and
=
1 ) (
1 ) 2 (
1 ) 1 (
) ( ) (
K y
y
y
XY W g W D
CM
=
) (
) (
) (
) 2 (
) 2 (
) 2 (
) 1 (
) 1 (
) 1 (
*
*
*
*
*
*
K y
K y
K y
y
y
y
y
y
y
X
*
) ( P Y X =
 (40)
Where:
 
T
K y y y Y ) ( ) 2 ( ) 1 ( =
T
K y
K y
y
y
y
y
P
=
) (
) (
) 2 (
) 2 (
) 1 (
) 1 (
The vectors ) (l Y and ) (l P are called the output
data vector and complexlimited output data vector,
respectively. Substituting Eq.39 and Eq.40 into
Eqn.32 we obtain [8]:
 
*
1
)) ( ) ( ( ) ( ) 1 ( l P l Y X XX l W l W
H
= +
    ) ( ) ( ) (
* 1 * 1
l P X XX l Y X XX l W
H H
+ =
    ) ( ) ( ) (
* 1 1
l P X XX l W XX XX l W
H
H
H
+ =
  ) (
* 1
l P X XX
H
=
  (41)
Where  
T
H
X l W l Y ) ( ) ( = then ) (l P = L ) (l Y .
Note that L ) (l Y places a hard limit on ) (l Y .
Since the algorithm iterates using a single block of
K data vectors, [x(k)], it is called static LS  CMA.
The LSCMA can be implemented both statically
and dynamically.
The static LSCMA repeatedly uses one data block
X, which contains K snapshots of the input data
vectors, in the updating of the weight vectorW . In
the static LSCMA, after a new weight vector
) 1 ( + l W is calculated using Eq.41, this new
weight vector is used with the input data block X,
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which was also used in the last iteration, to
generate the new output data vector ) 1 ( + l Y and
the complexlimited output data vector ) 1 ( + l P .
The new complexlimited output data vector is then
substituted into Eq.40 to generate a new weight
vector.
In dynamic LSCMA, however, different input data
blocks are used during the updating of the weight
vector. Let ( ) l X denote the input data block used
in the
th
l iteration. ( ) l X can be expressed as [8]
  ) ) 1 (( ),... 2 ( ), 1 ( ) ( K l X lK X lK X l X + + + =
 (42)
For
L l , 2 , 1 , 0 =
Where L is the number of iterations required for the
algorithm to converge. Using
) (l X
we can describe
the dynamic LSCMA by the following equations
T
H
l X l W l Y
= ) ( ) ( ) (
 
T
K l y lK y lK y ) ) 1 (( ), 2 ( ), 1 ( + + + =
(43)
T
K l y
K l y
lK y
lK y
lK y
lK y
l P
+
+
+
+
+
+
=
) ) 1 ((
) ) 1 ((
,
) 2 (
) 2 (
,
) 1 (
) 1 (
) (
 (44)
  ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) 1 (
* 1
l P l X l X l X l W
H
= +
 (45)
From the above equations we see that while the
steepest descent CMA updates the weight vector on
a samplebysample basis, the dynamic LSCMA
adjusts the weight vector on a blockbyblock
basis.
Finally, the sample mean estimate of the
correlation matrix of the input data and the cross
correlation between the input data and the output
for the block of data available at the l
th
iteration can
be constructed as [8]:
) ( ) (
1
l X l X
xx
H
K
R =
.
(46)
) ( ) (
1
l P l X
xd
K
r

=
.
(47)
Where K is the block size.
Then Eq. 45 becomes:
xd xx r R W
.
.
.
=
1
(48)
COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
ANALYSIS
Computational complexity can be expressed in
terms of time and space complexity. But the
analysis in terms of these two parameters is very
complex. It is rather better to discuss the
computational complexity of the above adaptive
beamforming algorithms in terms of the two
fundamental mathematical operators (addition and
multiplication operators) performed per iteration.
Using the latter concept, the computational
complexity of the adaptive beamforming
algorithms studied in this work are summarized in
the following tables.
Table 1: Computational complexity of SMI
Algorithm
Procedures
Multiplication
per iteration
Addition
per
iteration
=

.
=
K
k
T
xx k X k X
K
R
1
) ( ) (
1
KN+1
K+N
=
.
=
K
k
T
xd k X k d
K
r
1
) ( ) (
1
K
2
N+1
K
xd xx r R W
.
.
=
1
N
2
N
2
Total operation
K
2
N+KN+N
2
+
2 + Matrix
Inversion
operation
N
2
+
2K+N
Table 2: Computational complexity of LMS
algorithm
Procedures Multiplication
per iteration
Addition
per
iteration
) ( ) ( ) ( k X k W k y
H
=
N N
) ( ) ( ) ( k y k d k e =
 1
) ( ) ( ) 1 ( e k X k W k W

+ = + u
N+1 N+1
Total operation 2N+1 2N+2
Where: K is length of observable data.
N is the number of array elements.
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Table 3: Computational complexity of RLS Algorithm
Table 4: Computational complexity of CMA
Procedures Multiplication
per iteration
Addition
per
iteration
) ( ) ( ) ( k X k W k y
H
=
N N
) (
) (
) ( ) (
k y
k y
k y k e =
1 1
) ( ) ( ) 1 ( e k X k W k W u = +
N+1 N
Total operation 2N+2 2N+1
Table 5: Computational complexity of LSCMA
From the above computational complexity table,
the algorithms can be arranged in the order of
decreasing computational complexity as follows
SMI, LSCMA, RLS, LMS and CMA.
To see the performance in terms of convergence
rate, we need to make simulation for the
corresponding beamforming algorithms. This is
presented in the next section with brief discussion
whenever required.
SIMULATION RESULTS
In this section, simulation results of different
adaptive beamforming algorithms used in this work
are presented. All the adaptive beamforming
procedures Multiplication
per iteration
Addition per
iteration
) ( ) 1 ( ) ( 1
) ( ) 1 (
) (
1
1
k X k P k X
k X k P
k T
H
+
=
2N
2
+3N+1
2N
2
+2N+1
) ( ) 1 ( ) ( ) ( k X k W k d k e
H
=
N N+1
) ( ) ( ) 1 ( ) (
*
k e k T k W k W + =
N N
) 1 ( ) ( ) (
) 1 ( ) (
1 1
=
k P k X k T
k P k P
H
N
2
+2N+1
N
2
+N+1
Total operation 3N
2
+7N+2 3N
2
+5N+3
Procedures Multiplication
per
iteration
Addition
per
iteration
T
H
l X l W l Y
= ) ( ) ( ) (
NK
NK
T
K l y
K l y
lK y
lK y
lK y
lK y
l P
+
+
+
+
+
+
=
) ) 1 ((
) ) 1 ((
,
) 2 (
) 2 (
,
) 1 (
) 1 (
) (
K

{  
} ) ( ) (
) ( ) ( ) 1 (
*
1
l P l X
l X l X l W
H
= +
N
2
K + N
2
+NK +
inversion
operation
N
2
K +
N
2
+NK
Total operations
N
2
K + N
2
+2NK+K+
inversion
operation
N
2
K +
N
2
+2NK
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In this section, simulation results of different
adaptive beamforming algorithms used in this work
are presented. All the adaptive beamforming
simulations are done for 8 array elements and 5
users, where one intended user is located at 80
0
and
the rest four users are interferers which are located
at 40
0
, 120
0
, 160
0
, and 175
0
. Moreover, on the
simulation output, the solid line position at 80
0
infer to the position of intended user and the
locations of the asterisks (*) correspond to the
locations of the interferers.
SMI Algorithm Simulation Results
a) Radiation pattern rectangular plot
b) Radiation pattern rectangular plot in dB
c) Plot of mean squared error (MSE)
Figure 3 Simulations of Radiation Pattern and MSE, synthesized by using SMI algorithm for SNR=30 dB, and
block size=40.
0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180
0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
, "position of user+ interferers in degree"
N
A
F
N
A
F
in
d
B
0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400
0
0.01
0.02
0.03
0.04
0.05
0.06
# of iteration
M
e
a
n
S
q
u
a
r
e
d
E
r
r
o
r

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The simulation for SMI algorithm is carried out for
SNR= 30dB, for 10 blocks with block size=40 snap
shot (samples). As can be seen from the simulation,
the SMI algorithm converges quickly.
LMS Algorithm Simulation Results
a) Radiation pattern rectangular plot
b) Radiation pattern rectangular plot in dB
c) Plot of mean squared error (MSE)
Figure 4 Simulation of radiation pattern and
MSE,synthesized by using LMS
algorithm for
=0.0110,SNR=30dB,
iteration=3000.
As can be seen from the simulation results, the
LMS beamforming algorithm has less convergence
rate than the SMI beamforming algorithm, but the
latter one forms much stronger beams only to the
direction of the intended user. Besides its ability to
form much stronger beams only to the direction of
the intended user, it also has less computational
complexity. Because of these reasons the family of
LMS beamforming algorithms is preferred over the
SMI beamforming algorithm to implement in
existing wireless communication scenario.
RLS Algorithm Simulation Results
a) Radiation pattern rectangular plot
0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180
0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
, "position of user+ interferers in degree"
N
A
F
N
A
F
i
n
d
B
0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000
0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
# of iteration
M
e
a
n
S
q
u
a
r
e
d
E
r
r
o
r

N
A
F
=0.068,
=1, and
number of iteration= 3000.
We observe that the convergence of the RLS
algorithm is better than that of the LMS algorithm,
but this increase in convergence rate is obtained at
the cost of increased computational complexity. In
addition to the good convergence rate, RLS has the
ability to retain information about the input data
vector from the very beginning. Another important
feature of the RLS algorithm is its ability to replace
the inversion of the covariance matrix in the
Weiner solution with a simple scalar division
CMA Simulation Results
a) Radiation pattern rectangular plot
b) Radiation pattern rectangular plot in dB
c) Plot of mean square error (MSE)
Figure 6 Simulation of radiation pattern and
MSE,synthesized by using CMA for
MSK signal with = 0.01,SNR=30
dB,iteration=4000.
0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180
200
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
, "position of user+ interferers in degree"
N
A
F
i
n
d
B
0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000
0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
# of iteration
M
e
a
n
S
q
u
a
r
e
d
E
r
r
o
r

N
A
F
N
A
F
i
n
d
B
0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000
0
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
# of iteration
E
r
r
o
r

mu=0.01
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We observe that the CMA has similar behavior to
that of SMI but with slow convergence rate. The
convergence rate can be improved by increasing
However; care must be taken not to use large value
of that renders the algorithm unstable.
LSCMA Simulation Results
a) Radiation pattern rectangular plot
b) Radiation pattern rectangular plot in dB
c) Plot of least square error (LSE)
d) Partially enlarged view of the error graph
shown in (c) above.
Figure 7 Simulation of radiation pattern
synthesized by using LSCMA for
SNR = 30 dB, block size=120, no. of
iterations = 7000.
As we can see from the above simulations, the LS
CMA has improved the performance of the CMA.
Since the adaptation is made in block form,
increasing the block size results in an increase of
the performance of the algorithm.
CONCLUSION
In comparison to the existing wireless
communication concept which virtually deploys
fixed spectrum band for different wireless
technologies, the concept of cognitive radio
technology is indicative in bringing the wireless
technology to new era. In this work, the
performance of different beamforming techniques
has been investigated. Although smart antennas
technology has been used in the third generation
communication, the way it is proposed for
cognitive radio technology is slightly different
from the way it is used earlier. The difference is
mainly from the point of view of side lobes
requirement. The existing wireless communication
does not require any side lobe, if possible, whereas
the cognitive radio technology takes as an
advantage the generation of side lobes in all
directions equally except to the direction of
interferers so as to simplify the spectrum detection
capability of the system. Therefore, the
investigations in this work are made from this point
of view. In accordance to the aforementioned ideas,
the following conclusions are drawn from this
work.
0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180
0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
"position of user+ interferers in degree"
N
A
F
N
A
F
i
n
d
B
0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000
0
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5
# of iteration
E
r
r
o
r

block size=120
800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000
0.4
0.2
0
0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
# of iteration
E
r
r
o
r

2
N: number of packets
Network Lifetime (NL): This is one of the
most important metrics to evaluate the energy
efficiency of the routing protocols with respect
to network partition. In wireless sensor networks
(WSN), especially in those with densely
distributed nodes, the death of the first node
seldom leads to the total failure of the network.
When the number of dead nodes increases, the
network is partitioning too. Network Lifetime
can be defined in the following ways
It may be defined as the time taken for K% of
the nodes in a network to die.
It can also be the time for all nodes in the
network to die.
The lifetime of the network under a given
flow can be the time until the first battery
drainsout (dies) [12]
We adopt the third definition for the analysis of this
work. Here, a node with less than 20% of its full
battery capacity is considered as a dead node based
on the definition in [2].
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SIMULATION RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
We deploy the nodes in a region of size 350 x 350
m
2
. Sensor nodes are deployed randomly; Sink
node is fixed at the lower right corner of the grid
and target (Source) node deployed at the center of
grid and moves with a speed of 10 m/s. There are
one sink node, one target node and 450 sensor
nodes in our simulation environment.
Each target node generates stimuli every 1.5
seconds and sensing radius is 15m. The number of
nodes in the region is controlled by increasing
nodes from 50 to 450 with step of 100. The
simulation time is 200 seconds and the parameters
are affected by the number of nodes used in the
simulation, simulation time and node failures. We
consider two scenario designs. All the experiments
are conducted on a dual processor Intel 2.66 GHz
machine running Windows XP Professional with 2
GB RAM. Each data point reported below is an
average of 20 simulation runs, [13].
Scenario1:
This Scenario follows parameters shown in
Table 2.
Table 2: Scenario 1 parameters
Variables Values
Target Speed 10 m/s
Number of Nodes 450
Sink Location (350,0)
Target Location (150,150) and moves
Sensor Location Randomized and stay static
Random Node
Failure
With no Failure
Scenario1 Results
Figure 6 Average energy consumption (no node
failure, speed 10m/s)
Figure 7 Average packet delivery ratio (no node
failure, speed 10m/s)
Figure 8 Average delay (no node failure, speed
10m/s)
Figure 9 Network lifetime (no node failure, speed
10m/s)
Scenario1: Discussion of Results
Figures 6, 7 and 9, show that the proposed solution
performs better in energy consumption and packet
delivery ratio than the original GPSR protocol and
hence the Network Lifetime is improved
significantly. As the aim of our interest is to
increase the lifetime of the network, the goal is
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achieved by considering residual energy in the
proposed solution which reduces individual node
failure and network partition. Moreover, making
nodes which are not participating in transmission or
receiving into sleep mode reduces overall node
failures. Hence the number of node failure and
energy wastage decrease, i.e. the lifetime of the
network increases.
Whereas Fig. 8 shows that the average delay of the
proposed solution is larger as compared to the
original GPSR protocol because the proposed
solution checks not only the shortest distance but
also the residual energy and distance calculation to
make nodes either in sleep or in active mode. The
proposed algorithm uses a number of parameters to
select a route than the original GPSR protocol. The
cause of the delay is due to computational
complexity.
Scenario2
This Scenario follows parameters shown in
Table 3.
Table 3: Scenario 2 parameters
Variables Values
Target Speed 15 m/s
Number of Nodes 450
Sink Location ( 350,0)
Target Location (150,150) and moves
Sensor Location Randomized and stay
static
Random Node Failure 15% Failure
Scenario2 Results
Figure 10 Average energy consumption (15%
node failure, speed 15m/s)
Figure 11 Average packet delivery ratio (15%
node failure, speed 15m/s)
Figure 12 Network lifetime (15% node failure,
speed 15m/s)
Figure 13 Average delay (15% node failure,
speed 15m/s)
Scenario2: Discussion of Results
Figures 10, 11, and 12 show that the proposed
solution performs better in energy consumption and
packet delivery ratio than the original GPSR
protocol and hence there is an improvement in
Network Lifetime. As Figures 13 shows, the
average delay is low too.
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In scenario 2 as compared with scenario 1, the
average energy consumption, average packet
delivery ratio and Network Life time is
comparatively low. This is because in scenario 2,
target speed is more which incur routing overhead.
Further, due to node failure, less number of nodes
will be available for routing i.e. there is more
energy consumption.
CONCLUSIONS
In this paper, we have studied GPSR routing
protocol, which is a geographical routing protocol
and uses a greedy forwarding whenever possible
and perimeter forwarding, if not possible. It
considers only distance during packet routing. In
order to increase the lifetime of a network, we
added energy information and making nodes,
which are not participating in sending or receiving
packets, in to sleep mode.
To show the performance gained, the proposed
solution was compare with the original GPSR
routing protocol using Jsim simulation software.
The simulation output indicates that, there is a
performance gained in average energy
consumption, average packet delivery ratio and
network lifetime from 45.9% to 78.69%. However,
the proposed solution increases the average delay
due to high computational complexity.
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Velocity Distribution
The contour plot of absolute velocity distribution is
shown in Fig. 4. As shown in the figure, the
velocity increases from impeller inlet to outlet and
reaches a peak value of 21.1 m/s at impeller outlet.
After entering the volute, the velocity begins to fall
down, reaching the lowest at the outlet region
inside the volute.
Figure 4 Contours of absolute velocity magnitude
(m/s)
The contour plot of the tangential component of the
absolute velocity is also shown in Fig. 5. As
expected, the tangential velocity reaches its peak at
impeller outlet. It starts to fall after entering the
volute and reaches the lowest at the outlet region of
the volute.
Figure 6 Absolute velocity vectors colored by
velocity magnitude
Validation
In order to validate the analysis, the simulation
results of flow rate at outer circumference of the
impeller are compared with analytical formula used
to compute the volume flow rate at impeller outlet.
The volume flow rate is given by:
(5)
Where:
r
2
is the outer radius of the impeller
b
2
is thickness of flow passage at the outer
circumference.
C
r 2
is the radial component of the absolute
velocity at the outer circumference of
the impeller.
The outer radius and thickness of flow passage for
each design flow rate are 0.062m and unit thickness
respectively.
The comparison between the design flow rate used
for simulation and the flow rate obtained using the
analytical formula is summarized in Table 1.
Figure 5 Contours of tangential component of the
absolute velocity (m/s)
Figure 6 shows velocity vectors colored by velocity
magnitude. As can be seen from the figure the
velocity is higher at impeller outlet and lower at
impeller inlet and volute outlet. It can be seen
clearly how the velocity goes on decreasing from
volute inlet to outlet.
Flow Simulation and Performance Prediction
Table 1: Comparison of results of volume flow rate obtained from simulation and
analytical formula.
As can be seen from the above table the analytical
result gives a result which is very accurate and the
percentage error is less than 1.25%. This shows the
accuracy of both the analytical result and the CFD
tool Fluent.
Generally the variation of velocity and pressure
obtained in this analysis are consistent with
theoretical concept and experimental values in
pump analysis. Besides, the contour plots are
similar to that obtained for similar pump analysis
by different authors. Shujia and Baolin [2],
obtained similar results in their virtual performance
experiment of centrifugal pump using CFD.
Performance Curves of Centrifugal Pumps
The design parameters, i.e., Head Coefficient, Flow
Coefficient, Power Coefficient and Hydraulic
Efficiency are evaluated from the numerical output
results of FLUENT. These parameters are used to
compare the performance characteristics of
different pump models [7]. The equations used to
compute Head, Power and Efficiency are:
Head H is calculated by the following formula:
(6)
Where p
out
is the total pressure at pump outlet, p
in
is
the total pressure at pump inlet, is the density of
liquid and g is the gravitational acceleration.
Hydraulic efficiency
h
is calculated as:
M
gHQ
h
(7)
Where M is the impeller torque, is the angular
velocity.
The water power is determined from the
relationship [8]:
P= gHQ (8)
The operating characteristics are plotted after
processing the numerical results from Fluent using
Matlab.
Figure 7 shows the variation of head with flow rate.
Theoretically it is expected that the head goes on
decreasing as the flow rate increases for backward
curved blades. Here also it can be seen from Fig.7
that, the head decreases with an increase in flow
rate. The profile is similar to experimental results
obtained for similar pump models by different
authors [1, 3].
Figure 7 Pump head vs flow rate
Design flow rate
(m
3
/s)
Radial velocity at
impeller outlet,C
2r
(m/s)
Flow rate computed using
analytical formula (Eq. (5)) (m
3
/s)
Percentage
error (%)
0.1 0.2535 0.09876 1.24
0.2 0.5123 0.19957 0.215
0.3 0.76511 0.29805 0.650
0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
flow rate [m
3
/s]
h
e
a
d
[
m
]
H= 264.8508Q
3
+ 38.4572Q
2
 9.2674Q+22.2289
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Figure 10 Pump head and efficiency vs. flow rate
CONCLUSIONS
In this study, a steady state CFD analysis of a 2D
model of backward curved six bladed centrifugal
pump is carried out. The contour and vector plot of
pressure and velocity distributions in the flow
passage are displayed. Besides, the operating
characteristics of the pump are also computed from
fluent numerical results.
Although specific experimental results are not
available for the pump considered for this study,
the results agree well with most of the available
results obtained by different authors for a similar
pump. From the study it was observed that there is
a low pressure area at the suction side of blade inlet
at small flow rate, as the flow increases, the area
gets close to the middle of blade suction side. The
static pressure also increases on diffusion section of
the volute outlet markedly at small flow rate while
the static pressure on the same place decreases at
higher flow rate.
The simulation results for flow rate and head are
also compared with analytical formulae used to
predict the flow rate and theoretical head. There is
a good agreement between the results and this also
shows the accuracy of the analysis.
From the analysis it can be concluded that the flow
pattern of a centrifugal pump can be described
quite well with the moving reference frame (MRF)
and the k Turbulence model. Moreover, valuable
information to the pumps performance optimization
can also be provided by analysis of numerical
results from Fluent, which furthermore improves
CFD based centrifugal pump design.
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16
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22
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*Email: danielkitaw@yahoo.com
Journal of EEA, Vol. 28, 2011
SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK DESIGNOPPORTUNITIES FOR COST REDUCTION
AS APPLIED TO EAST AFRICA BOTTLING SHARE COMPANY IN ETHIOPIA
Daniel Kitaw*, Temesgen Garoma and Desalegn Hailemariam
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa University
ABSTRACT
A mathematical model capturing many practical
aspects of network design problems and
optimization techniques is proposed. This model is
applied to East Africa Bottling Share Company. By
the application of this proposed model an annual
cost saving of 192,192 Birr, and through
alleviating vehicle scheduling problem a cost
saving of 405,000 Birr per year may be achieved.
Moreover, by reviwing the existing situation of the
company, an annual demand of 366,080 cases
which is equivalent to 8,785,680 Birr is
demonstrated to be realized.
This research methodology and outcome may be
applied to other companies intending to emulate
the benefits in SC network design illustrated in this
study.
Keywords: Supply Chain Network Design,
Mathematical Model, Optimization
INTRODUCTION
Supply Chain (SC) is an integrated business model
for logistics management. It covers the flow of
goods from suppliers through manufacturing and
distribution chains to the end customers. Effective
SC is viewed as the driver of reductions in lead
times and costs, and improvements in product
quality and responsiveness. Despite its benefits
structuring supply chain network is a complex
decisionmaking process. The typical inputs to such
a process consists of a set of customer zones to
serve, products to be manufactured and distributed,
demand projections for the different customer
zones, information about future conditions, costs
and resources. Given the above inputs, companies
have to decide where to locate new facilities, how
to allocate resources to the facilities, and how to
manage the transportation of products through the
chain in order to satisfy customer demands. Supply
chain network design is therefore as such complex
process that needs proper investigation of existing
and future situations of manufacturing plant.
To verify this fact company is identified based on
its need to restructure the supply chain network. A
company that involves high transportation, large
distribution volumes, and high demand is selected.
Therefore, the authors selected East Africa Bottling
Share Company for case analysis.
The company has two processing plants and five
warehouses in the country. According to the
information obtained from the company, the
demand for its products is increasing by four
percent annually. However, the existing supply
chain network is not able to capture available
demands at different regions and the customer
service level is also not to the satisfactory level
with the increased demand. As a result, some
segments of the market are experiencing shortage.
Currently, the company does not have well
established means to sense the shortage in the
market and also mechanisms how to supply the
market as soon as possible. The objective of this
paper is to design a supply chain network model,
which will sense and capture customers demand at
acceptable customer service level with minimum
cost. Here, a mathematical network model is
developed and verified with the solution technique.
This model and the optimization technique would
be helpful to other companies seeking to emulate
similar benefit.
BASICS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
As Christopher [1], Suhong et.al [2], and Nicholas
[3] have pointed out; effective supply chain
management (SCM) has becomes a potentially
valuable way of securing competitive advantage
and improving organizational performance since
competition is no longer between organizations, but
among supply chains. The phrase Supply Chain
Management came in to use in the early 1990s [4].
The Global Supply Chain Forum defined SCM as
the integration of key business processes from the
end user through original suppliers that provide
products, services, and information that add value
for customer and other stakeholder [5].
The benefits of an effective SC can be: cycle time
reduction, inventory cost reduction, optimized
transportation, increased order fill rate, early
prediction of disturbance to downstream, increase
customer service, and increase returns on assets [4,
6]. To achieve these benefits, the decisions that are
to be taken should be strategic, tactical, and
operational. The principles of SCM that can ensure
the above benefits are: customer segmentation,
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customizing SC networks, demands planning,
sourcing suppliers strategically, integration of
technology, and performance measure [7, 8]. The
supply network must be optimized and react to
supply uncertainties and demand variability to
serve customers demand [9].
In general, different authors agree that SCM
involves in integrating three key flows across the
boundaries of the supply chain: product/material,
information, and financial flow [1, 4, 10, 11].
Fig. 1 below shows a simplified supply chain
management system.
Figure 1 Simplified supply chain diagram
Successful integration of the three flows has
produced improved efficiency and effectiveness.
Hence, the initial step in implementing and
practicing SCM system is supply chain network
design. Therefore, the study is mainly focused on
SC network design.
Supply Chain Network Design
Many organizations today are forced to increase
their global market share in order to survive and
sustain growth. At the same time, organizations
must defend their domestic market share from
international competitors. The challenge is how to
expand the global logistics and distribution
networks in order to ship products to customers
who demand them in a dynamic and rapidly
changing set of channels. A Strategic positioning of
inventories is essential, so that the products are
available when the customer wants them.
Longterm competitiveness therefore, depends on
how well the company meets customer preferences
in terms of service, cost, quality, and flexibility by
designing the SC, which will be more effective and
efficient than the competitors. Optimization of this
equilibrium is a constant challenge for the
companies which are part of the supply chain
network.
To be able to optimize this equilibrium, many
strategic decisions must be taken and many
activities need to be coordinated. This requires
careful management and design of the supply chain
at first instance followed by well thought
execution.
The design of supply chains represents a distinct
means by which companies innovate, differentiate,
and create value [10, 12]. The challenge here is in
the capability to design and assemble assets,
organizations, skills, and competences. Depending
on the complexity of supply network three chain
categories can be defined: [10, 12, 13].
1. Direct supply chain: consists of a company, a
supplier, and a customer.
2. Extended supply chain: includes suppliers of
the immediate supplier, as well as customers of
the immediate customer.
3. Ultimate supply chain: includes all the
organizations involved in all the upstream and
downstream flows.
At the highest level, performance of a distribution
network should be evaluated along two dimensions:
customer needs that are met, and cost of meeting
customer needs [10, 12].
Thus, a firm must evaluate the impact on customer
service and cost as it compares different
distribution network options. Customer services
that are influenced by the structure of network
include response time, product variety and
availability, customer experience, order visibility,
and returnability [10]. For this purpose three
distinct outbound distribution strategies are used:
direct shipment, warehousing, and crossdocking
[14].
After examining the basic concepts and principles,
SC network design approaches and input data
required for the modeling technique are presented.
Supply Chain Modeling
Numerous modeling approaches in SCM have been
proposed so far. These include supply chain
network design [6,13,15], mixed integer
programming [7,15,16,17], stochastic programming
[14,16], heuristic methods, and simulation based
methods [4,16]. In this study especial focus is given
to SC network design in which optimization
techniques are used. This is because it considers
the structure of the network and also incorporates
other optimization models to reach at final
decisions.
Customer
Supplier Manufacturer
Flow of Finance/fund
Flow of Information
Flow of material/Product
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Optimization Techniques of Supply Chain
Network
Network configuration may involve issues relating
to plant, warehouse, transportation, and retailer
location. These are strategic decisions since they
have a longlasting effect on the firm. To come up
with a better network design, appropriate number
of warehouses, location of each warehouse, and the
size and capacity of each warehouse has to be
identified and determined.
The objective is to design the SC network so as to
minimize annual systemwide costs and improve
service level requirements, thereafter increase
market share. Increasing the number of warehouses
typically yields: improvement in service level,
increase in inventory costs, increase in overhead
and setup costs, reduction in outbound
transportation costs, and increase in inbound
transportation costs. In this setting, the tradeoffs are
clear. In essence, the firm must balance the costs of
opening new warehouses with the advantages of
being close to the customer. Thus, warehouse
location decisions are crucial determinants for the
efficiency of the product distribution. The design
approaches therefore, require the following three
major activities to produce a good optimized result
[10].
1. Data collection and aggregation regarding
transportation rates, mileage estimation,
warehouse costs, and service level
requirements.
2. Modeling.
3. Use of solution techniques.
A general Mathematical Model (MM) of the
distribution network design is as presented in Eq. 1.
The total cost function is the minimum value of
sum of fixed plants and warehouses costs, and
transportation cost in supply of raw material and
distribution of finished goods. This model can
simultaneously identify location of multi plant and
warehouses for a company. The constraints that are
to be considered in the objective function are given
in Eq. 2 to Eq. 9.
Objective function
Total cost = Min
=
n
i
i i
Y F
1
=
+
t
e
e e
Y F
1
= =
+
l
h
n
i
hi hi
X C
1 1
= =
+
n
i
t
e
ie ie
X C
1 1
)
+
= =
t
e
m
j
ej ej
X C
1 1
(1)
Subject to constraints
Total amount shipped from supplier cannot exceed
suppliers capacity;
=
n
1 i
hi
X
S
h
for h = 1, 2, 3L (2)
Amount shipped out of factory cannot exceed the
quantity of raw material received;
=
l
h
hi
X
1
=
t
e
ie
X
1
0 for i = 1, 2, 3 n (3)
Units produced in factory cannot exceed factory
capacity;
=
t
e
ie
X
1
K
i
Y
i
for i = 1, 2, 3 n (4)
Amount shipped out of warehouse cannot exceed
quantity received from factories;
=
t
e
ie
X
1
=
m
j
ej
X
1
0 for e = 1, 2, 3 t (5)
Amount shipped through warehouses cannot
exceed its capacity;
=
m
j
ej
X
1
WeYe
for e = 1, 2, 3t (6)
Amount shipped to customer must equal the
customer demand.
=
t
e
ej
X
1
= D
j
for j = 1, 2, 3 m (7)
Each factory or a warehouse is either open or
closed.
Y
i,
Y
e,
{0, 1} (8)
X
ie
, X
ej
0 (9)
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Where:
m= number of markets or demand points
m= number of potential factory locations
l= number of suppliers
t= number of potential warehouse locations
D
j
= annual Demand from customer j
K
i
= potential capacity of factory at site i
S
h
= supply capacity at supplier h
W
e
= Potenital warehouse capacity at site e
F
i
= fixed cost of locating a plant at site i
F
e
= fixed cost of locating a warehouse at site e
C
hi
= cost of shipping one unit from supply source
ha to factory i
C
ie
= cost of shipping one unit from factory I to
warehouse e
C
ej
= Cost of shipping one unit from warehouse e to
customer j
Y
i
= 1 if warehouse is located at site e,0 otherwise
Y
e
= 1 if warehouse is located at site e, 0otherwise
Xej
= quantity transported from warehouse e to
market j
X
ie
= quantity transported from warehouse e to
market j
X
hi
= quantity shipped from supplier h to factory at
site i.
Once the model has been developed based on
network configurations, the next step is to optimize
the configuration of the logistics network. In
practice, mathematical optimization techniques,
which include exact algorithms that are guaranteed
to find optimal solutions is used. A case study of
East Africa Bottling Share Company has been
undertaken to investigate the model developed for
the supply chain network design. In the study,
extensive data collection and analysis have been
carried out.
CASE STUDY: EAST AFRICA BOTTLING
SHARE COMPANY IN ETHIOPIA
Companys Background
The first CocaCola bottler in Ethiopia was
established in 1959 as the Ethiopian Bottling Share
Company in Addis Ababa. As the business
expanded a branch was set in Dire Dawa in
1965. After ten years of operation, the two plants
were nationalized in 1975 and for over two decades
they operated as a public company until 1996. With
the introduction of the privatization program of
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, South
Africa Bottling Share Company and Ethiopian
Bottling Share Company signed a joint venture
agreement on May19, 1999. Finally, it became East
Africa Bottling Share Company in 2003.
In the current business operations, some segments
of the markets for the companys product
experience shortage. The shortage may either be
owing to shortage of supply from the company or
lack of supply to specific market segment while
excess supply is experienced in others. This means
the company is losing its sale because the customer
may cancel the order or shift to some other brand.
However, the company does not have well
established means to sense the shortage in the
market and mechanisms how to supply the market
accordingly. Hence, new supply chain network
design will be developed and evaluated with the
MM for the company.
Existing Supply Chain Network Diagram of the
Company
To clearly portray how the MM of SC network
design works, it is important to thoroughly
scrutinize the existing SC structure of the company.
The company has few geographic regions which it
directly supplies, seven regional towns and Addis
Ababa, whereas other regions are supplied by
agents whose numbers are variable. A simplified
schematic diagram of the SC for the companys
existing operation is given in Fig. 2
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Key: USA= United States of America,AA= Addis Ababa, DD=Dire Dawa, MDC= Manual
Distribution Centers
Figure 2 Existing supply chain network of the case company
Data Collection and Aggregation
Raw material type and price analysis
The raw materials that are utilized for the
production of the companys product mix include
concentrate, sugar, bottle, crown, carbon dioxide
(CO
2)
and caustic soda. Table 1 depicts the sources
of raw materials.
Table 1: Raw material type, sources and their
respective prices ( Source : East Africa
Bottling Share Company)
Production capacity of the company
The two plants of the company, located in Addis
Ababa and Dire Dawa are operating at about 80
percent of maximum production capacity as may be
observed in Tables 2 and 3. Therefore, for all
practical purposes production capacity of 80
percent will be used. Table 2 shows the maximum
capacities of the two plants.
Table 2: Maximum production capacity of the
Company per year (Source: East Africa
Bottling Share Company)
Warehouses and their supply regions
There are five warehouses that receive deliveries
directly from the manufacturing plant at Addis
Ababa. Below are the warehouses and their supply
regions.
Addis Ababa market is supplied by 265 Manual
Distribution Centers (MDCs).
No. Raw Material Source
1 Concentrate USA
2 Sugar Wonji/Metehara
3 Bottle AA
4 Crown AA
5 CO
2
In house
production
6 Caustic Soda Ziway
Plants
Capacity in Cases per year
Total Line 1 Line 2 Line 3
Addis
Ababa
660,000 816,000 1,440,000 2,916,000
DD
Plant
468,000   468,000
Grand Total 3,384,000
Plant
AA
DD
Wonji
Ziway
Supplier
Adama
Shashemene
Bahir Dar
Retailer
MDC
Customer
Customer
Metehara
Jimma
AA
Dessie
DD
Warehouse (WH)
USA
Retailer
Customer
Retailer
MDC
Awash
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Awash is mainly supplied by the plant at Dire
Dawa
Adama warehouse covers Adama, Mojjo,
Ziway, Arsi, and Wolenchiti areas.
Shashemene warehouse covers demand regions
of Hawassa, Bale, and ArsiNegelle.
Dessie warehouse supplies areas with in radius
of 20 km excluding Kombolcha.
Bahir Dar warehouse covers regions to Chagni
and AddisZemen.
Jimma warehouse supplies JimmaAgaro and
JimmaSekoro.
The remaining geographic regions are supplied by
agents who have franchise from the Company.
Other basic data are presented in later.
Basic Data Presentation and Related costs
Described below are some of the issues related to
data collection and the calculation of costs required
for the optimization models.
(i) Annual demand at warehouses
In Addis Ababa, each retailer is supplied by manual
distribution centers (MDCs) nearby. It can be
assumed that demand is concentrated at the point of
MDC location. The MDCs can further be
aggregated based on the total distance to serve a
specific market segment. This is determined by the
customer service level set by the company, which
is 12 hrs a day.
In regions where there are warehouses, demand is
taken to be fixed at the warehouse location. In fact
there are places which can have supply from
multiple warehouses. As there is no warehouse in
Addis Ababa, the company directly ships and sells
its products to agents at MDCs. In such cases,
multiple of MDCs are grouped based on their
geographic proximity to represent demand at a
specific location. All MDCs at Addis Ababa are
summed together to represent a single warehouse.
As a result there are demand locations at seven
towns. The amount of cases shipped to these
destinations annually (average) is given in Table 3.
Table 3: Annual demands at depots (warehouses)
(Source: East Africa Bottling Share
CompanyCompanys sales report, 2009)
(ii) Transportation Rates
The cost of transporting products from a specific
source to a specific destination is a function of the
distance between these two points. The
warehouses at AA and DD are integrated with in
the plant. The cost per case of soft drink per km
can be calculated in two ways. Firstly, assuming
that third party vehicles can be rented and
secondly, using own transport system. Considering
the relevant carrier and operational costs, the
average transportation cost per case per kilometer
is found to be 0.06 Birr in a round trip.
A 4 pallet truck has a capacity of transporting 300
cases. A single pallet means 300/4 which is equal
to 75 cases. Therefore, capacities of other trucks
can be calculated by multiplying their pallet
capacity by 75. The summary for all cases are
presented in Tables 4 6
Warehouse Demand
AA 1284800
Bahir Dar 183040
Dessie 183040
Jimma 183040
Adama 274560
Shashemene 274560
Awash 91520
DD 183040
Total =3657600
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Table 4: Warehouses and their distances from the plants in kilometers (Source: East Africa
Bottling share Company)
Table 5: Type of trucks and their capacity (Source: East Africa Bottling share Company)
The company uses vender managed inventory and agents must fulfill minimum criteria to qualify for
it. Agents owned trucks and their capacity are given in Table 3.6.
Table 6: Types of third party trucks and their capacity (Source: East Africa Bottling share Company)
No. Type Location
AA WH Adama Shash Mekelle Jimma DD De BD Total
1 4 Pallet 16      1 1 1 18
2 6 Pallet     2     11
3 8 Pallet 13  5 4 7 2 2   4
4 Hauler Trailer  16     9  24
Key: AA= Addis Ababa, WH= Warehouse, Shash= Shashamane, DD= Dire Dawa, De= Dessie BD= Bihir Dar
(iii) Potential Warehouse Locations
This factor is considered to use the excess
production of 388,000 cases. Hence, potential
warehouse locations are identified based on the
factors like potential markets, weather condition,
and population. Based on these considerations and
companys expert discussion; Mekelle and Gonder
towns were identified as warehouse locations in
addition to the already located ones. The major
reasons for establishing warehouses in these towns
are:
a. Demand is high in the two towns;
b. MDCs can easily be established;
c. Agents can be cultivated in
nearby towns; and
d. Competitor is present in Gonder town
(PEPSI COLA)
(iv) Warehouse Capacities
The capacity of warehouses can be calculated by
taking in to consideration the total physical size of
the demand units. Also, factors on accounts of
storing, retrieving, and other recording place
allowances are considered. Generally speaking the
capacity of warehouse is referred to as the average
amount of demand the warehouse serves. In this
particular case, the warehouse capacity in each
location is found to be the peak weekly demands as
shown in Table 3.
(v) Warehouse Costs
From related warehouse costs, only warehouse
fixed cost is needed to be found for the very reason
that (1) it is this cost that widely differs from place
to place, and (2) it is incurred regardless of the
amount of material stored. Fixed warehouse costs
at both Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa are integrated
with the main plants. The fixed cost of warehouse
for different locations is given in Table 7.
From To
Warehouse Locations
AA Bahir Dar Dessie Jimma Adama Shashemene Awash DD
AA plant 0 560 400 335 100 250 240 515
DD plant 515 1075 915 830 415 695 275 0
S.no. Type Number of trucks Capacity in cases
AA DD Total AA DD
1. 4 Pallet truck 15 3 18 4500 900
2. 6 Pallet truck 2 9 11 900 4050
3. 8 Pallet truck 2 2 4 1200 1200
4. 10 Pallet truck 1 0 1 750 0
5. Hauler Trailer(22 pallet) 15 9 24 33000 19800
Total 40350 25950
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Table 7: Annual warehouse fixed costs(Source:
East Africa Bottling Share Company
Companys financial report, 2009)
Warehouse Fixed Cost
Bahir Dar 120000
Dessie 100000
Jimma 120000
Adama 170000
Shashemene 120000
Awash 100000
(vi) Service Level Requirements
Though not exclusively mentioned, the company
aspires to meet demand with in 12 hrs. Assume that
order processing and loading/unloading as well as
waiting time will take a total of 6 hrs. The
remaining 6 hrs can be taken for the service level
that the company wants to maintain, i.e about 180
km assuming 30 km/hr loaded truck travels.
MODEL FORMULATION AND DATA
VALIDATION
Model formulation and data validation are typically
done by reconstructing the existing network
configuration using the collected data, and
comparing the output of the model to existing data.
Here, to validate the model, existing distribution
costs to warehouses are calculated using analytical
method and is compared against the excel
optimization model. The cost of transport/km/case
is 0.06 Birr, and the distances between the plants
and warehouses are given in Table 4. Accordingly,
the transportation costs/case is as depicted in
Table 8
Table 8: Average transportation cost in Birr/case
between plants and WH locations
(Source: East African Bottling Share
CompanyCompanys financial report,
2009)
To
From AA plant DD plant
AA 0 30.9
BD 33.6 64.5
Dessie 24 54.9
Jimma 18.9 49.8
Adama 6 24.9
Shashemene 15 41.7
Awash 14.4 16.5
DD 30.9 0
Based on the available data the total transportation
cost for existing network can be calculated first
analytically and then compared with the
optimization solution techniques. Finally,
optimization with the renewed setting will be made
(a) Analytical approach
Table 9 shows the results of the transportation
costs. Analytically, the total annual transportation
cost from plants to warehouses using Eq. 1 results
21,278,400 Birr. The actual transportation cost
obtained from plants is almost equal to this value.
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Table 9: Annual Costs based on transportation cost in Birr between plants and warehouses
(b) Using Solution Techniques to Optimize
Distribution Costs
A general form of the mathematical model for the
distribution network is given in Eq 1.,and the
related Constraints are given in Eqs. 2 to 9.
For the present case the constraints indicated in Eq.
2 and Eq 3 shall be omitted since there is only one
source of each categorie of raw material consumed.
Hence, the optimization formula can therefore, be
modified to suit the company, i.e.
Totalcost=Min
+
=
n
i
i i
Y F
1
+
=
t
e
e e
Y F
1
+
= =
n
i
t
e
ie ie
X C
1 1
)
= =
t
e
m
J
ej ej
X C
1 1
(10)
To see the benefit of supply chain network design
for the company: two sets of optimization are
considered:
1. Optimization based on existing set of
operation of the company: In this case, the
existing plant and warehouse location are
fixed.
2. Optimization with renewed setting: In this
option, all warehouse locations are set to
change and optimization techniques are used to
arrive at a minimum cost scenario.
Optimization Based on Existing Set of
Operation
Based on the existing network structures, the plant
at Addis Ababa supplies all the WH locations
except Dire Dawa, which is supplied by the Dire
Dawa plant. In the optimization approach, a builtin
MSExcel tool called SOLVER is utilized. In this
scenario, the total annual cost is found to be
21, 086,208 Birr. Thus, it resulted in 192,192 Birr
annual saving from the actual cost investigated
with the analytical method which is 21,278,400
Birr. All the demand is met and all warehouses
supply demands within their proximity. The excess
transportation capacities to transport 149, 840 cases
from Addis Ababa and 248,960 cases from Dire
Dawa are used to serve third party distributors or
agents who directly take shipments from plants.
The detailed analysis is shown in Appendix 1.
Optimization with Renewed Setting
The basic problem with agents is that, they are not
likely to travel longer distances to collect
shipments. For instance, it is difficult to find
distributors and MDCs in towns located far from
plants. The total cost they incur coupled with their
capacity to satisfy market largely hampers their
performance. Besides, the opportunity the company
loses is taken up by competitors right away.
Therefore, it is better for the company to outreach
as much markets as possible. Accordingly,
warehouses at Mekelle and Gondar towns are
identified as potential sites in addition to the
already existing ones. Other places in the country
have relatively level topography and nearby to AA
and DD plant, hence, agents can easily be found.
After potential places in the country are proposed,
the optimal solution taking into consideration all
potential market locations is formulated in the MS
Excel Solver. The problem formulation and results
are presented in Appendix 2.
In the renewed network optimization, the Dire
Dawa Plant which was used to supply only Dire
Dawa and its area is now utilized to supply Dire
Dawa, Awash and half of Adama. In doing so, the
company can increase its responsiveness by fully
utilizing its whole capacity to supply itself. In this
scenario a total of 366,080 market demands in
cases which is equivalent to 8,785,680 Birr are
achieved, and at the same time all demands are
To
From
Warehouses
AA BD Dessie Jimma Adama Shashemene Awash DD
AA
Plant 0 33.6 24 18.9 6 15 14.4 30.9
DD
Plant 30.9 64.5 54.9 49.8 24.9 41.7 16.5 0
Demand
1284800 183040 183040 183040 274560 274560 91520 183040
Cost
0 6150144 4392960 3459456 1647360 4118400 1510080 0
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met. The final SC network design is therefore, as
given in Fig. 3 and 4 respectively.
Figure 3 Renewed supply chain network design of the case company
Figure 4. Renewed warehouse locations on the map of Ethiopia
Proposed Distribution Centers for the Company
in Addis Ababa
The capital city, Addis Ababa and the surrounding
area has a population of about 5 million people. As
it is a major trading area in the country, it is very
essential to locate distribution centers in and
around the city. Accordingly, demand for the
companys product within AA region is aggregated
in to the following clusters based on their relative
distance from the plant. All MDCs available are
included in the aggregation. The location of the
demand is found on account of center points and
demand areas. (Table 10)
Plant
AA
DD
Wonji
Ziway
Supplier
Adama
Shashemene
Bahir Dar
Retailer
MDC
Customer
Customer
Metehara
Jimma
AA
Dessie
DD
Warehouse
USA
Retailer Customer
Retailer
MDC
Gonder
Mekelle
Awash
MDC
Retailer
Customer
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Table 10: Aggregated demands in Addis Ababa city
To simplify the SC operation, WHs should be
established away from the plant. This is a basic
issue for the company with the objective to relieve
the queue at the AA plant, to respond faster to
demands with higher customer service level, to
simplify information processing between MDCs
and the company, and to use different set of trucks
for different purposes.
There is an excess number of trailers within Addis
Ababa Plant. By proper scheduling of the
shipments, cost savings and resource utilization
will be assured. Table 11 shows the proposed
schedule for shipments to warehouses in the city.
For distribution outside the city only 12 trailers are
required, the remaining can be used for distribution
with in the city.
Number of Warehouses to be Established
To determine the number of warehouses to be
established and find the right locations, waiting
time to load shipment from plant to MDCs and lost
market demand have to be considered. To respond
to demand at any MDC, a vehicle spends an
average of one hour in the queue, another one hour
to get empty bottles to inspect and load. Moreover,
to arrive at the destination an average of one hour
is lost. Therefore, a total of two and a half hours are
spent on average. An average of (1284800/365) or
3520 cases have to leave the plants per day. As the
company uses trucks of capacity 300 cases for
Addis Ababa shipments, a total of 18 trucks have to
wait to get their shipment done. This means 18 hrs
are wasted per day only in the queue, which is
equivalent to 6570 hrs per year. If we assume that
Center Point Demand Demand Areas
Sidist Kilo 187200 Arat Kilo, Shiromeda, Ferensay, Bela, and Menelik
Abune Petros 171600
Piazza, Merkato, Teklehaymanot, Semen mazagaja and
adjoining area
Ayer Tena 47000 Ayer Tena and Alemgena
Bole 94600 Bole and adjoining area
Gulele 47000 Yohannes, Paster, Asko, Gulele
Kazanchis 45700 St.Urael, Aware, Kebena
Kera 44000 Kera, Gotera, Mekanisa
Kolfe 45000 Kolfe area
Megenagna 182700 22 Mazoria , Maganagna , and Kotebe
Meskel Square 134500 Meskel Square Ambassador, Lancha
Mexico 150500 Mexico and adjoining area
Nefassilk 135000 Nefassilk, Saris, Kaliti, Akaki
Place
Days of the Week
Distance Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Max no. of
trucks required
Nazareth 100 x x x 2
Awash 240
Shashemene 250 x x x 2
Jimma 335 x x 2
Dessie 400 x x 2
DD 515
Bahir Dar 560 x x 2
Gonder 738 x x 2
Table 11: Vehicle scheduling for out of AA shipment from Plant at Addis Ababa
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cost of one hour of a vehicle is 60 Birr (average) a
total of 405,000 Birr is lost in queuing. This cost is
enough to open a warehouse in another place
within the city. In addition to the existing plant
warehouse in Addis Ababa, it would be advisable
to establish one warehouse in Kazanchis with a
capacity of 1770 cases. This warehouse supplies
shipments to areas included under Kazanchis,
Sidist Kilo, Megenagna, Bole and Nefassilk. Initial
shipment is made directly from plant to the
warehouse at Kazanchis by a truck of capacity
1760 per day and then the shipment can further be
distributed by trucks of capacity 300 cases. After
utilizing 12 Hauler Trailers with a capacity of 1760
outside the city, the company remains with other
trucks with a combined capacity of carrying 12630
cases per day.
CONCLUSIONS
In this paper, an attempt has been made to model
the SC network design and justify with the case
analysis. The following are the results of the case
analysis for East Africa Bottling Share Company:
1. Three new warehouses should be established at
Mekelle, Gonder, and Kazanchis.
2. The Plant at Addis Ababa, supplies
warehouses at Kazanchis, Bahir Dar, Dessie,
Shashemene, Jimma, Gonder, Mekelle,
Adama, and part of Awash.
3. The Plant at Dire Dawa supplies to Dire Dawa,
Awash and some part of Adama.
Furthermore, interesting results are observed. First,
by the application of network model optimization
techniques, an annual cost saving of 192,192 Birr
could be achieved. Secondly, by renewing the
existing network design of the company, a market
share of 366,080 cases per year which is equivalent
to 8,785,680 Birr could be realized. Moreover, by
analyzing and revising the vehicle scheduling
problem a cost saving of 405,000 Birr per year
could be achieved.
To sum up, SC network design has a high
economic benefit for manufacturing company. The
MM developed and optimization techniques
employed here will be good grounds for any
similar bottling companies with a need to design
appropriate SC network thereby reducing their
costs. This model could be easily adapted to
another manufacturing plant based on their existing
operating situations.
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Appendix1. Optimized Minimum Cost for the Existing Network
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Appendix2. Minimum Cost Scenario for the Renewed Network
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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A REACTIVE MUFFLER USING CFD
Sileshi Kore, Abudlkadir Aman and Eddesa Direbsa*
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa University
ABSTRACT
The main objective of this study was to simulate
and investigate the performance of a reactive
muffler by simulation technique. The dimensions of
Alfa Romeo 145 vehicle model 1999 muffler were
used to perform the simulation. The simulation was
carried out using a commercial software package
named FLUENT. In this package, a program
GAMBIT was used to create a mesh surface and to
define the boundary conditions of the required
object, which was read and analyzed by FLUENT.
The result shows that CFD can be used to evaluate
both the mean flow and acoustic performance of a
reactive muffler.
Keywords: Reactive muffler, Aeroacoustics, CFD,
Sound attenuation, FLUENT, Exhaust noise
reduction
INTRODUCTION
A pollutant of concern to mankind is the exhaust
noise in the internal combustion engine. However,
this noise can be reduced sufficiently by means of a
well designed muffler. The suitable design and
development will help to reduce the noise level, but
at the same time the performance of the engine
should not be hampered by the back pressure
caused by the muffler [1, 2, and 3].
A muffler (or silencer or back box in British
English) is a device fitted to internal combustion
engines for reducing the amount of noise. On
internal combustion engines, the engine exhaust
blows out through the muffler. The internal
combustion engine muffler or silencer was
originally invented by Milton O. Reeves. Fig. 1
shows the schematic view of gas flow in a piston
engine. The specific items are given from 1 to 13.
1. ram air,
2. air filter
3. mass flow sensor,
4. butterfly valve,
5. air box,
6. intake runners
7. intake valve
8. piston
9. exhaust valve
10. extractor pipe
11. collector
12. catalytic converter muffler (expansion
chamber)
13. Muffler (expansion chamber)
Figure 1 Schematic view of gas flow in a piston
engine
In general, sound waves propagating along a pipe
can be attenuated using either a dissipative or a
reactive muffler [4]. A dissipative muffler uses
sound absorbing material to take energy out of the
acoustic motion in the wave, as it propagates
through the muffler. Reactive silencers, which are
commonly used in automotive applications, reflect
the sound waves back towards the source and
prevent sound from being transmitted along the
pipe. Reactive silencer design is based either on the
principle of a Helmholtz resonator or an expansion
chamber, and requires the use of acoustic
transmission line theory
This study focuses on an expansion chamber. An
expansion chamber muffler consists of sudden
change in cross sectional area that serves to reflect
sound wave back to the engine.
The main objective of this work is to simulate and
evaluate performance of the muffler of the Alfa
Romeo 145 vehicle using FLUENT. The
dimensions of the muffler were used to perform the
simulation.
AEROACOUSTICS
With the ongoing advances in computational
resources and algorithms, CFD is being used more
and more to study acoustic phenomena. Through
detailed simulations of fluid flow, CFD has become
a viable means of gaining insight into noise sources
and basic sound production mechanisms. FLUENT
offers four approaches for simulating aero
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acoustics [5], in order of decreasing computational
effort;
1. Computational aeroacoustics (CAA),
2. The coupling of CFD and a waveequation
solver,
3. Integral acoustic models, and
4. Broadband noise source models.
Computational AeroAcoustics
Computational aeroacoustics is the most
comprehensive way to simulate aeroacoustics [6].
It does not rely on any model, so is analogous to
direct numerical simulation (DNS) for turbulent
flow. CAA is a transient simulation of the entire
fluid region encompassing the sources, receivers
and entire sound transmission path in between [5].
By rigorously calculating timevarying flow
structures, pressure disturbances in the source
regions can be followed. Sound transmission is
simulated by resolving the pressure waves traveling
through the fluid. While CAA is the most general
and accurate theoretical approach for simulating
aero acoustics, it is unrealistic for most engineering
problems because of a number of practical
limitations, including:
widely varying length and time scales
characteristic of the sound generation and
transmission phenomena, and
widely varying flow and acoustic pressures
While these constraints render CAA unsuitable for
most practical situations, there is a small class of
engineering problems to which it can be
successfully applied. This includes cases where:
the frequency range of interest is fairly
narrow
the sources and receivers are located close to
each other, and
the sound to be captured is fairly loud
CFD Wave Equation Solver Coupling
The computational aeroacoustics approach is
prohibitively expensive for most practical problems
due to the large difference in time, length, and
pressure scales involved in sound generation and
transmission. Computational expense can be
greatly reduced by splitting the problem into two
parts:
1. Sound generation
2. Sound transmission.
With this approach, sound generation is modeled
by a comprehensive transient CFD analysis, while
a wave equation solver is used for analyzing sound
transmission
Integral Acoustics Methods
The approach of splitting the flow and sound fields
from each other and solving for them separately
can be simplified further if the receiver has a
straight, unobstructed view of each individual point
that is a source of noise. Sound transmission from a
point source to a receiver can be computed by a
simple analytical formulation. The Lighthill
acoustic analogy provides the mathematical
foundation for such an integral approach [5]. The
FfowcsWilliams and Hawkings (FWH) method
extends the analogy to cases where solid,
permeable, or rotating surfaces are sound sources,
and is the most complete formulation of the
acoustic analogy to date. Both methods are
implemented in FLUENT. As an example, the FW
H method has been applied to the prediction of
sound radiating from a backward facing elbow (a
simplified representation of an automotive Apillar
rain gutter). Using the large eddy simulation (LES)
turbulence model, predictions of the sound pressure
level for this case were found to be in very good
agreement with experimental data taken from the
literature.
Broadband Noise Source Models
The three methods described so far require well
resolved transient CFD simulations, since they aim
to determine the actual timevarying sound
pressure signal at the receiver, and from that, the
sound spectrum. In several practical engineering
situations, only the locations and relative strengths
of sound sources, rather than the sound spectra at
the receivers, need to be determined. If the sound is
broadband the source strengths can be evaluated
with reasonable accuracy from the timeaveraged
structure of the turbulent flow in the source
regions. Turbulence is the primary cause of sound
in aeroacoustics, so in a broad sense, regions of
the flow field where turbulence is strong produce
louder sources of sound. FLUENT 6.2 includes a
number of analytical models referred to as
broadband noise source models which synthesize
sound at points in the flow field from local flow
and turbulence quantities to estimate local sound
source strengths. The key advantage of these
models is that they require very modest
computational resources compared to the methods
described in the previous sections. Broadband noise
models only need a steady state flow solution,
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whereas the other methods require wellresolved
transient flow solutions. One example recently
studied involves the prediction of prominent sound
sources around a simplified sedan, using Lilleys
acoustic source strength broadband noise model.
In summary, FLUENT offers four ways for
simulating aeroacoustics. These range from highly
accurate, but expensive methods to quick and
approximate approaches. In this work the Ffowcs
Williams and Hawkings (FWH) method which is
less expensive and transient [5] was used.
Empirical Relation
Theoretically, the transmission loss will increase
with the increase of the ratio of crosssectional area
of expansion chamber to both inlet and outlet pipe
crosssectional areas.
Transmission Loss of a Muffler
The transmission loss of a muffle is given by the
following equation.

.

\

+ = kl
m
m TL
2
2
10
sin
1
4
1
1 log 10
(1)
c
fl
k
t 2
=
light of speed is c
frequancy the is f
length the l
number wave sound is k where
Governing Equation
The computational equation for the muffler is given
by the following differential equation.
) 2 (
2
2
2
2
2
c
c
=
c
c
x
u
t
o o
Where o is the pressure
Substituting p in Eq. 2:
) 3 (
2
2
2
2
2
c
c
=
c
c
x
p
u
t
p
BASIC TERMINOLOGIES
Possibly, the simplest form of reactive muffler is
the so called expansion chamber muffler shown in
Fig. 2.
Figure 2 Simple expansion chamber muffler
The acoustic plane wave of amplitude
inc
P and
angular velocity f t e 2 = is propagating in the
inlet pipe towards the muffler expansion. The
expansion from the inlet pipe result in a reflected
plane wave of amplitude
ref
P propagated away
from the muffler as shown in Fig 2. Plane wave
will propagate in the expansion section and it is the
destructive interference of the wave which makes
the muffler effective. A plane wave of amplitude
tra
P is transmitted along the outlet pipe from the
muffler. The outlet pipe is assumed to be infinitely
long or anechoically terminated so that there is
only one wave, the transmitted wave, in the out let
pipe. The ratio of the acoustic power associated
with the incident wave
inc
W to that associated
with the transmitted wave
tra
W can be used to
determine the frequency dependent Transmission
Loss
TL is given by the following equation.
trs
inc
W
W
TL
10
log 10 =  (4)
If the initial and the outlet pipe of the muffler have
equal area, the ratio of the powers as given in Eq. 4
is the same as the ratio of the acoustic intensities.
The intensity of a propagating harmonic plane
acoustic wave having amplitude of P is
2
2
2 c
P
p
, where p is the density of the gas and
c is the velocity of sound in the gas. Thus if the
values of the p
and c
at the inlet and outlet pipes
of the muffler are identical, as are the pipe areas,
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the formula for the transmission loss given by Eq. 4
becomes:
trs
inc
P
P
TL
10
log 10  (5)
GAMBIT
GAMBIT is CAD software and is compatible with
FLUENT software for running simulations based
on fluid flow and heat transfer analysis. GAMBIT
allows the user to create a mesh surface and define
the boundary conditions of the required constructed
object, which will be read and analyzed by
FLUENT.
The geometries used in the simulation are as
follows according to Fig. 3
Figure 3 Muffler dimension for simulation
Inlet pipe length: 0.17 m
Outlet pipe length: 0.16 m
Expansion chamber length: 0.44 m
Inlet pipe diameter: 0.065 m
Outlet pipe diameter: 0.065 m
Expansion chamber diameter: 0.2 m
SOLVER AND BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
A commercial CFD package, Fluent 6.3 was used.
The solver implemented was a 2D, segregated
implicit solver with 2
nd
order implicit time stepping
[5]. Second order upwind discretization was used
for the density, momentum, energy, turbulent
kinetic energy and the turbulent dissipation rate
equations. PISO pressure velocity coupling is used.
The k turbulence model was used for closure
[5].
The working fluid was air with the density modeled
assuming an ideal gas and the properties shown in
Table1. The boundary conditions consist of a
velocity inlet, a pressure outlet and a series
of walls.
Table1: Solution variables
Variables Value
Working fluid Air
Mean pressure 101.325kPa
Mean temperature 300K
Dynamic viscosity 1.79 x 10
5
kg/m.s
The edges are meshed with spacing of 2 mm in
order to have better nodes spacing and gives better
results in FLUENT analysis. The inlet is defined as
the velocityinlet boundary and the outlet is defined
as the pressureoutlet boundary. The file is saved
and exported to FLUENT for analysis.
In this case the inlet velocity is normally 80 m/s.
The outlet boundary condition has been set at
atmospheric pressure.
Velocity and pressure data are recorded at a point
in the inlet pipe and at the pointing the outlet pipe
at each time step. The model is marched forward in
time step of 60 s.
Fourier transforms of the two pressure time
histories is taken to evaluate the sound pressure
level at receiver1 and receiver2.
MATLAB is a highperformance language for
technical computing [7]. MATLAB is used to
determine the transmission loss of the simplified
model muffler of Alfa Romeo.
RESULTS
In Figure 4, the static pressure distribution is
indicated by various colored contours and in Fig. 5
the static pressure distribution along the muffler is
shown at 4000 rpm. The pressure rise in the
expansion chamber is due to stack up of gas flow
as the crosssectional area between the chamber
and the outlet pipe is changed. However, at the
outlet, the velocity of exhaust gas is increased due
to the high pressure in the chamber and pushes the
exhaust gas out to the atmosphere.
Figures 6 and 7, show the variation of velocity of
exhaust gas flow from the inlet pipe to the outlet
pipe. Both figures indicate the inverse relationship
between pressure and velocity which obeys the
Bernoulli principle.
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Figures 8 and 9, show the sound pressure level with
frequency for expansion chamber at 4000 rpm at
receiver1 and receiver2 i.e. at the inlet and outlet
respectively.
Theoretically, the transmission loss will increase
with the increase of the ratio of crosssectional area
of expansion chamber to both inlet and outlet pipe
crosssectional area. Since the dimensions of the
simplified model of Alfa Romeos muffler are
constant, the maximum transmission loss of the
muffler is almost constant. Therefore using Eq. 4
the transmission loss is calculated and the result is
shown in Fig. 10.
Figure 4 Contours of static pressure
Figure5 Static pressure versus position in muffler
Figure 6 Contours of velocity
Figure 7 Velocity versus position in muffler
Figure 8 Sound pressure level in dB at the inlet
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Figure 9 Sound pressure level in dB at the outlet
Figure 10 Transmission losses for plane wave
equation 1
DISCUSSION
The flow of fluid in ducts and pipes will experience
change in pressure and velocity. The fluid pressure
decreases if the fluid speed increases (and vice
versa). The air at inlet and outlet pipe has a greater
velocity compared to the air flow in the expansion
chamber which can be seen in Figs. 6 and 7 of
simulation. The color contour indicates the velocity
of air flowing in and out of the expansion chamber
and the velocity of the air in the expansion chamber
as well.
The overall simulation result on the air flow in the
muffler indicates that the air flow in the expansion
chamber creates stagnation pressure that
contributes to the back pressure for the muffler
performance. The stagnation pressure is the extra
static pressure that increases the pressure of air
flow inside the muffler, which eventually will
affect the engine performance.
Back pressure represents the extra static pressure
exerted by the muffler on the engine through
restriction in the flow of exhaust gases which for a
fourstrokecycle engine would affect the brake
power, volumetric efficiency, and hence the
specific fuel consumption rate.
The first five points from Figs. 8 and 9 are
considered and tabulated in Table2.The result
shows the oscillation of the transmission loss is
about 14 dB.
The maximum transmission loss from Eq. 4 is 13.6,
as shown in Fig. 10. The deviation from the
simulation is very small. Therefore the empirical
equation is good to evaluate the transmission loss
of such type of muffler, i.e. simple reactive
muffler, Alfa Romeo 145 vehicle.
Table2: Sound pressure level and transmission loss
CONCLUSION
This work indicates that CFD can be successfully
used to evaluate both the mean flow and acoustic
performance of a reactive muffler. The muffler
design requirement is based on the adequate
insertion loss, back pressure, size, durability, sound
quality, breakout noise from muffler shell and the
flow generated noise. The maximum transmission
loss is around 14dB for the developed model. Eq. 1
plots using MATLAB supports this result as
indicated in Fig. 10.
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Journal of EEA, Vol. 28, 2011
TECHNICAL NOTES
NOTES AND PROPOSED GUIDELINES ON UPDATED SEISMIC CODES IN
ETHIOPIA
IMPLICATION FOR LARGESCALE INFRASTRUCTURES
Samuel Kinde*, Samson Engeda, Asnake Kebede and Eyob Tessema
ABSTRACT
In light of recent expansion in the planning and
construction of major building structures as well as
other infrastructures such as railways, mass
housing, dams, bridges, etc, this paper reviews the
extent of seismic hazard in Ethiopia and proposes a
review and update of the current outdated and  in
most cases  nonconservative seismic code. In
specific terms, the last three seismic codes are
reviewed and a comprehensive set of discussions
on seismic zoning and PGA (peak ground
acceleration), special provisions in concrete and
steel beams and columns design, and seismic
analysis are provided through a comparison with
major international building codes. Sets of
recommendations in updated and conservative
seismic zoning, need for separate seismic codes for
nonbuilding type structures, a choice of 475 years
as returnperiod instead of the current 100 years,
and a revisit of the basic seismic design philosophy
to focus on performance basis are provided.
Keywords seismic design, building code, seismic
hazard, earthquake, infrastructure, codes and
standards.
INTRODUCTION
The current economic expansion in Ethiopia which
seems to be driven by a number of enabling factors
has had substantial impact in the transportation,
energy, and water supply sectors with a growing
number of largescale infrastructure projects such
as dams, powerplants, highway roads, water
reservoirs, and expansion of railways either coming
online or entering construction phase. Furthermore,
pressure from other natural developments  the
staggering population growth of the country being
a primary one  continue to force rapid
implementation of largescale engineering
infrastructure works such as masshousing, water
supply reservoirs, powerplants, dams, new cities,
etc. As things stand, the country's population is
projected to reach a staggering 120 million by 2025
positioning Ethiopia to be among the top 1015
populous countries on the planet (see Fig. 1) [13].
Figure 1 Population Projection  (a) Ethiopia (b)
Addis Ababa [13].
In addition to a multitude of other threats that this
population growth could bring, the issue of housing
these additional 3040 million Ethiopians in the
next few decades will pose a huge risk factor. In a
recent paper, it has been argued that 25 new cities
with size equivalent to present Dire Dawa are
needed or the current 10 cities such as Addis Ababa
and Dire Dawa will have to become mega cities of
10 million or more to accommodate this growth
[4]. While these projections regarding urbanization
may be a little bit on the highside, there is no
denying regarding the need for housing these
additional millions of citizens in the next several
decades.
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Interestingly, however, a substantial amount of
these large infrastructure works already lie or will
be in or in close proximity to the some of the most
seismically active regions of the country such as
Afar Triangle, the Main Ethiopian Rift (MER), and
the Southern Most Rift (SMR) where well
documented damagecausing earthquakes are
common. A review of the engineering reports
associated with some of the largest and most
expensive infrastructure projects in the country
suggest that  despite the presence of a substantial
amount of published literature on the significant
seismicity of the region  the severity of threats
posed by seismic hazards on the safety and
serviceability of these structures is not well
understood by the main stakeholders such as
policymakers, insurance companies, realestate
developers, capital investors, building design
checkers and, not infrequently, the engineering
community itself as well.
Against this background, therefore, the need for
preparing for this real and substantial threat of
seismic hazards in the country is pressing and
requires attention at all levels. It is relevant to
mention that, in this paper, the discussions on
seismic hazard pertain to both buildingtype
structures as well as other structures such as
railways, bridges, dams, powerplants and the like.
However, since the existing seismic code in the
country covers only building structures, the
discussions here are a bit biased towards buildings.
Historically, the country had adopted three
revisions of seismic codes (specifically for building
structures) since 1978 to address seismic hazards.
The enforcement of building code standards to
'determine the minimum national standard for
the construction or modification of buildings or
alteration of their use in order to ensure public
health and safety' was not legislated until 2009 [5].
This is certainly an encouraging progress with (a)
requirements and mechanisms for building
plan/design checks/reviews by building officials
outlined (Part Two  Administration), and (b)
requirements for ensuring 'safety for people, other
construction and properties'' by designing
buildings according to 'acceptable building design
codes' now legislated (Part Three  Land Use &
Designs). However, several fundamental problems
still main before rationale seismic design is
practiced well in the country. These are: (i) there is
growing evidence that the current building codes
themselves are inadequate, outdated, and not
stringent enough when compared to the level of
seismic risks associated with the country [6], (ii)
ambiguities that exist in this first legislation
attempt that do not explicitly address the seismicity
of the country (i.e., Part ThreeDesign, Item 34 that
reads "buildings may not exhibit signs of
structural failure during their life span under
normal loading") may give a ground for stake
holders to ignore seismic effects because 'normal
loadings' may arguably not include seismic loads,
and (iii) the mechanism for enforcing strict
adherence through design checks at the
municipality offices (as opposed to external peer
review system) is inadequate because it relies on
designcheckers who are neither wellaware of the
seismicity of the country nor welltrained in
seismic design to start with. Further, the legally
mandated requirements and design review process
do not apply to public and government largescale
infrastructures (dams, railway structures, electrical
transmission structures, etc) which actually are the
sources of some of the major concerns. Therefore,
ambiguities of the new building construction law
coupled with the lack of awareness and mechanism
for truly enforcing code requirements continue to
introduce a significant risk of endangering the
useful life of these expensive projects as well as
human life.
In this research report, therefore, the objective is to
(i) demonstrate that there is substantial amount of
literature on seismicity in Ethiopia that needs to be
disseminated to a wider audience, (ii) provide a
background and critical review of the last three
building codes of the country, (iii) provide a
background argument and facts that could serve as
starting points for the longawaited complete
review of the current outdated seismic code, and
(iv) propose guidelines for rationale and
conservative seismic design in Ethiopia and
surrounding countries for largescale projects with
particular emphasis on dams, highway structures,
as well as railways and railway structures.
SEISMIC HAZARD AND ITS HISTORICAL
RECORD IN ETHIOPIA
Review of Historical Records of Earthquake
It is well established now that, due to its location
right on some of the major tectonic plates in the
world, i.e., the African and Arabian plates,
earthquakes have been a fact of life in Ethiopia for
a very long time. The earliest record of such
earthquake dates as far back as A.D.1431 during
the reign of Emperor Zara Yaqob [7]. In the 20th
century alone, a study done by Pierre Gouin
suggests that as many as 15,000 tremors, strong
enough to be felt by humans, had occurred in
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Ethiopia proper and the Horn of Africa [7]. A
similar study by Fekadu Kebede [8] indicated that
there were a total of 16 recorded earthquakes of
magnitude 6.5 and higher in some of Ethiopia's
seismic active areas in the 20
th
century alone. The
most significant earthquakes of the 20
th
and 21
st
centuries like the 1906 Langano earthquake, the
1961 Kara Kore earthquake, the 1983 Wondo
Genet earthquake, the 1985 Langano earthquake,
the 1989 Dobi graben earthquake in central Afar,
the 1993 Adama earthquake, and the 2011 Hosanna
earthquake were all felt in some of the major cities
in the country such as Addis Ababa, Jimma,
Adama and Hawassa. In addition to Gouin's book
that describes the earthquakes of 1906 and 1961
that shook Addis Ababa and caused widespread
panic, a recently published Amharic biography of
Blaten Geta Mersie Hazen Wolde Qirqos vividly
describes the effect of the 1906 Langano
earthquake in Addis Ababa and Intoto [9].
"In the afternoon of Nehase 19, 1898 (August 25,
1906), there was a very large earthquake. The
whole day was marked by a huge pouring of rain
mixed with lightning and thunder. The earthquake
in the middle of such rain and thunder caused many
to panic thinking doomsday had come. I was
studying oral traditional lessons leaning against the
pillar of the house when the earthquake struck. I
was thrown offbalance and fell to the ground. As
the roof rumbled, we thought a calamity had
befallen Intoto and fear gripped us. The people then
pleaded with the Almighty".
In addition to these welldocumented seismic
events starting from the 15th century, a number of
earthquakes have shaken the Main Ethiopian Rift
(MER), and the Southern Rift Valley of the country
recently between 2005 and now bringing the
danger of seismic hazard to the forefront [1015].
As built up environments and human development
activities increase in areas close and within the
MER, the Afar Triangle and the Southern Rift
Valley of the country, it is expected that the
damage on property and loss of human life due to
seismic hazard will increase very significantly.
Because this period coincides with noticeable
infrastructure buildout through the majors regions
of the country, a review of these events and the
damages that they had caused will be provided later
One of the important observations is that newer
buildings are experiencing damages under these
relatively moderate earthquakes of magnitude
around 5.0.
Review of Seismic Mechanisms and Seismicity
in Ethiopia
There is a comprehensive amount of literature in
the area of seismology in the Afar Triangle and
Main Ethiopian Rift (MER) regions of Ethiopia [7,
1625]. An extensive amount of earthquake records
on Ethiopia that extend up to the 15th century
exist [7]. Publications on research on the seismicity
of the Horn of Africa, in general, and Ethiopia
proper, in particular, date as far back as 1954. The
seismicity of the Afar Triangle, specifically that of
the socalled Wonji Fault belt has been studied by
Gutenberg and Richter who located 23 earthquakes
in the area [17]. A further five events were located
by Sykes and Landisman [18] and Fairhead [19]
for the period January 1955 to December 1963.
These included an event northeast of Lake
Turkhana and an event close to Chabbi volcano
near Hawassa. Later notable publications include
that of Mohr [2022], Mohr & Gouin [23], Gouin
[24], Gouin and Mohr [25].
The seismicity of the neighboring region of Kenya
which forms a natural extension of the southern
Ethiopian Main Rift (MER) for the period of 1880
1979 is also well documented by Shah [26]. In
extension, the seismicity of the East African Rift
System has been studied by Gutenberg and Richter
[17] , Sykes and Landisman [18] and Fairhead [19].
More localized studies have been made by Sutton
and Berg [27], De Bremaecker [28], and
Wohlenberg [29]. Fig. 2.a gives a distribution of
seismic events in and around Ethiopia up until
1995 [3031]. Fig. 2.b summarizes the number of
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Review of Response of Builtup Structures to
Seismic Events in Ethiopia
As discussed above, while an extensive amount of
earthquake records on Ethiopia exist, the structural
damage to infrastructures in the vast part of this
period was obviously very low due to the extreme
limitation of builtup environments in the country.
It is only, perhaps, starting from the 1950s and
1960s that one sees what could be characterized as
noticeable building and infrastructure activity in
the country, particularly in the seismicprone areas.
Therefore, this study concentrates exclusively in
the period from 1978 to the present.
For the period between 1960 and 1978, Gouins
work [7] provides a wealth of information on the
response of builtup structures like buildings and
bridges to some of the large and damaging
earthquakes such as Karakore (1961) and Serdo
(1969). With regard to infrastructural damages
from 1978 onward, there have been isolated reports
[3545] of which some are unpublished [43].
Interestingly, this period coincides with a growth in
builtup areas and infrastructure in some of the
seismically active areas, particularly MER and the
Afar Triangle. Areas where there were no
infrastructure damages even under strong ground
motions  such as the 6.3 intensity Chabbi Volcano
earthquake of 1960 near the present day Hawassa 
have now seen encroachment of builtup areas
which have suffered damages under recent but
much lessstrong ground motions. Therefore, it has
increasingly become clear that structural damages
to buildings and infrastructure due to earthquakes
are on the rise in the country. A catalogue of these
damages presented in Table 1  particularly for the
time period after 1978  is a first attempt in
understanding the pattern of damages observed so
far and preparing the groundwork for predicting the
potential structural damages that could occur in the
years to come. Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 show the
distribution of damagecausing earthquakes in
Ethiopia with damage defined as damage to
property or injury, or human life loss or all.
Fig. 57 shows photo of structural damages due to
recent earthquakes.
Table 1: List of earthquakes and reported damages between 19792011.
Earthquake Intensity Year
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE
Reference
Akaki
8.85N 38.7E
Magnitude 4.1.
Intensity VII
near epicenter
1979
(28 July)
No damage to the then Aba Samuel HEP station a few
kilometers away.
Cracks in poorly built masonry structures.
[36]
8.9N 39.9E 5.1 1981
(Feb 7)
Cracks in masonry buildings in Awara Melka town, north
of the Fentale volcanic center.
[42]
7.03N 38.6E 5.1 1983 Rock slides and damage and destruction of masonry
buildings in Wendogenet, east of Lake Hawassa.
Wellbuilt singlestory building cracked at the
Forestry Institute.
Large boulders dislodged, plaster fallen off walls,
electric poles thrown down.
[42]
[43]
Hawassa 5.3 1983 Damage to steel frames in Hawassa.
Damage to Wetera Abo Church in Wondo Genet
(1983 earthquake, masonry building with irregular
vertical and horizontal stiffness. Damage seems to
occur where there is stiffness discontinuity).
[41]
11.37N 38.7E
Near Lake
Hayk.
1984
(Apr 10)
Highrise buildings shaken. Mortgage Bank Building in
Kazanchis.
[39]
8.95N 39.95E 1984
(Aug. 24)
Concrete building in Piazza shaken [39]
8.3N 38.52E
Oitu Bay
(Langano)
5.1 1985 Strongly felt in Lake Langano camp, central MER.
Cracks in buildings in resort area hotels.
[37]
[43]
9.47N 39.61E
Langano
(4.8), 105 Km
away
1985
(Oct)
Panic in highrise buildings in Addis Ababa. [38]
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5.4 1987
(Oct 28)
Already weakened blocket building collapsed,
strongly felt Arba Minch.
Panic No damage in Jimma.
Students knocked against one another in classroom,
poorly built house collapsed in Sawla.
[43]
Hamer and
Gofa
Earthquake
Swarm
5.3 6.2
magnitude.
1987
(Oct 7
28)
Details given separately for Hawassa, Jima and Arba
Minch.
[39]
5.3 1987
(Oct 7)
Lightsleepers woken. No structural damage in
Hawassa.
Poorly built structures cracked, many woken up, birds
shakenoff trees.
[43]
8.9N 40E 4.9 1989 Cracks in buildings in the town of Metehara, northern
MER.
Felt like passing truck by many, shaking beds.
[42]
[43]
Dobi Graben
[Afar]
1989 Several bridges damaged.
Mekelle 5.3 1989
(Apr 13)
Felt by many causing some panic. [41]
Dichotto
5.8 1989
(Aug 20)
Dining people thrownoff table, masonry house collapsed,
landslides killed 4 people and 300 cattle, 6 bridges
destroyed in Dichotto.
[43]
Soddo
6.84N 37.88E
5.0 1989
(June 8)
Widespread panic, broken windows and some injured in
Soddo.
[43]
8.1N 38.7E 5.1 1990 Minor damage in towns at the western escarpment, i.e., at
Silti and Butajira, West of Zway town.
[42]
8.3N 39.3E
Nazareth
5.0 1993 Collapse of several adobe buildings in Nazareth town
northern MER.
Felt as far as Debre Zeit and Addis Ababa.
[42]
7.2N 38.4W 5.0 1995 Cracks in flour factory building at Hawassa town. [42]
Mekelle 5.2 2002
(Aug 10)
Buildings shaken in the city of Mekelle. [44]
Afar Triangle 2005
Sept. 26
Fumes as hot as 400
o
C shoot up from some of them; the
sound of bubbling magma and the smell of sulfur rise
from others. The larger crevices are dozens of meters
deep and several hundred meters long. Traces of recent
volcanic eruptions are also visible. This was followed by
a weeklong series of earthquakes. During the months that
followed, hundreds of further crevices opened up in the
ground, spreading across an area of 345 square miles.
[45]
Ankober 5.0 2009
Sep 19
Earthquake strikes near Ankober Town and was widely
felt in Addis specially by residents who live on multistory
buildings.
[10]
Hosanna 5.3 2010
(Dec 20)
Damage sustained by reinforced concrete frame
dormitory building at Jimma University with infilled
walls at where as many as 26 students were injured.
structural damage to slab and column joint. Damage to
many building in Hosanna.
[12]
EthioSomali
Border
6.1 2011
(March 3)
Buildings shaken in Dire Dawa, Jijiga, and Somalian
towns.
[13]
Abosto/
Yirga Alem
5.0 2011
(March 9)
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Both codes were influenced by the socalled
SEAOC Blue Book and UBC (Uniform Building
Code) [49,50]. The CP178 code dealt primarily
with seismic zoning and determination of
equivalent static loads on structures and left actual
aseismic design of structural members (beams,
columns, and shear walls) to the judgement of the
engineer with other established international
building codes, primarily UBC, serving as a basis
for aseismic design. ESCP183 has a separate code
(ESCP2:1983  Ethiopian Standard Code of
Practice for the Structural use of Concrete) for
guidelines for concrete design [51].
These were followed by a substantial change
introduced in 1995 as EBCS1995 by the Ministry
of Works and Urban Development [52]. The
seismic zoning was an improvement over previous
codes based on additional data obtained from
newer earthquake records inside Ethiopia as well as
neighbouring countries. However, the whole
Ethiopian Building Code Standard (EBCS) that
consisted of 10 volumes was predominantly based
on the European PreStandard (experimental) code
(ENV 1998) which was drafted by CEN (European
Committee for Standardization). The seismic
provisions code, EBCS8: 1995 (Design of
Structures for Earthquake Resistance), was also
predominantly based on ENV 1998:1994 Eurocode
8  Design Provisions for Earthquake Resistance of
Structures  except the equivalent static load
procedure which still had the UBC influence [53].
The use of the draft Eurocode as a model was a
significant departure from earlier codes which used
UBC as a model to a large extent. It appears that
there was no overriding technical basis for this
departure. Further, the adaptation of this 'draft'
code before the Europeans themselves commented
on it and approved an improved version as a
standing code causes  as will be shown later  a
number of significant inconsistencies and
controversies [5455]. It seems likely, therefore,
that, in the next code review cycle, the issue of
whether to continue in the traditions of UBC (and
hence IBC and ASCEinspired codes) or follow
Eurocode will be in the forefront and deserves a
wellthought and unbiased discussion that
considers the longterm interest of the
building/construction industry in the country.
A commonality between all the three codes
introduced in the country over the past 30 years is
the choice of 100 years returnperiod in contrast
with a 475 years returnperiod which is adopted by
most codes around the world. The main argument
in favor of this choice has been the relatively
economical construction of structures designed for
a less powerful earthquake [53]. In general, PGA
(peak ground acceleration) values corresponding to
a returnperiod of 475 years are about twice those
of 100 years returnperiod [53].
While the existence of history of three generation
of seismic codes in the country is a commendable
effort, its legal enforcement was never codified by
the country's legal systems until 2009 when the
Ethiopian Building Proclamation 624/2009 was
introduced as a legal document that outlines the
building regulations and requirements, for use by
local authorities to ensure building standards are
maintained in their jurisdiction [5]
Seismic Zoning
Gouin who used probabilistic approach is credited
for the initial attempts in producing the first
seismic hazard map of Ethiopia as shown in Figure
8.a [46]. Gouin's work also served as a basis for the
seismic zoning adopted by the ESCP1:1983
building code of Ethiopia (see Figure 8.b). Since
the production of Gouins seismic zoning maps,
quite a large number of destructive earthquakes
have occurred in the country causing damages both
to property and human life. Further, destructive
earthquakes that occurred in the neighboring
countries were not included in the production of the
first map in 1976. Subsequently, Kebede [56,57]
and Panza et al [58] produced a new seismic hazard
map of Ethiopia and its northern neighboring
countries to account for these additional earthquake
records. Unlike previous works, the seismic zoning
of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa reported by
Kebede [56], Kebede and Asfaw [59] also account
for ground motion attenuation in addition to newer
data obtained from such sources as the US National
Earthquake Information Service (NEIS). The works
of Kebede [5657] and Kebede and Asfaw [59]
served as a basis for the seismic zoning adopted by
the current Ethiopian building seismic code 
EBCS8:1995 as shown in Fig. 8.c. Further, there
have been other attempts on seismic zoning of
some of the countrys important economic regions
such as the city of Addis Ababa. The work of the
RADIUS project is a notable example [15]. There
have been additional studies that are continually
shaping understanding of seismicity in Ethiopia.
A summary of the seismic zonings corresponding
to each of these three codes are given in Figure 8.
Seismic Zoning of Ethiopia as per CP178, ESCP1
83 and EBCS8:1985 all considered 4 seismic
zones. The availability of relatively newer data was
credited for the changes in seismic zoning of
Ethiopia as per EBCS8: 1995 which considers
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some areas in MER to have the same zoning as the
severest of the Afar region. The nature and
location of recent damagecausing earthquakes
such as the December 2010 Hosanna [12] and
March 2011 Aboso/Yirga Alem [13] earthquakes is
expected to add further support for the need for
further improving the current seismic zoning to
account for previously unknown and less
understood faults as well as local site conditions.
DEFICIENCIES IN CURRENT CODE AND
PROPOSED REVISIONS
Substantial amount of new data has been
accumulated from earthquakes that have occurred
in Ethiopia in the 90s as well as early parts of the
current century that suggest that the current seismic
zonings adopted in the codes are incomplete,
inadequate, and noncognizant of local site effects
that could amplify earthquake effects. Further, the
inherent weakness and flaws of basing the country's
code on a 'draft' European code that was not even
reviewed and critiqued by the Europeans
themselves at that time add a lot of urgency on the
call for the substantial review of the current
building code, EBCS1995. In fact, the European
code has not been accepted 'as is' even by its
member states like Italy who have added not
insignificant modifications for national uses [60].
In this section, a review of some of the outstanding
deficiencies of the current building code along with
suggested improvements that could serve as basis
for the proposed code review process is given.
Particular emphasis on seismic zoning, structural
design, and dynamic analysis issues is provided. A
summary of the discussions is given in a
comparative way in Table 2.
Seismic Zoning and PGA
As stated earlier, the works of Fekade Kebede [56
57] and F. Kebede and L.M. Asfaw [59] served as a
basis for the seismic zoning adopted by the current
Ethiopian building seismic code  EBCS8:1995
(with a returnperiod of 100 years which
corresponds to 0.01 annual probability of
exceedance). Associated with this, there are at least
three areas that offer an opportunity to improve the
usefulness as well as address some of the
inadequacies of the current seismic zoning.
1. The effects of local siteconditions such as local
fault lines and soil conditions for  at least the
major population areas  need to be considered.
While preparing a detailed one may be too
prohibitive of an expense and beyond the means of
the country, doing so for major cities like Addis
Ababa, Jimma, Adama, Hawassa, Mekelle, and
Dire Dawa may be a reasonable approach. Even in
current practices, there have been isolated attempts
in performing such local siteeffects for some
infrastructure projects around the country. The
inconsistencies of the current seismic zoning
devoid of local siteconditions becomes more
apparent when considering the case of Addis
Ababa where areas such as Nefas Silk which is
only 2025 kilometers away from Debre Zeit (zone
4,
0
=0.1) has the same seismic zone 2(
0
=0.05)
classification as Intoto and its mountainous
surroundings. Interestingly, Akaki which is only 5
or so kilometers away from Nefas Silk and has no
overriding geological dissimilarities with the latter
is classified as zone 3 with
0
=0.07. Against this
background, the work of L.M. Asfaw's where he
showed that there is significant geological and
topographic variation in different parts of Addis
Ababa that had resulted in variations in the felt
intensities in past earthquakes adds another
dimension to the argument [36]. In general, L.M.
Asfaw's work suggests that the southwestern part of
Addis Ababa mainly consists of thick alluvium
deposits whereas the northern part of the city has
prominent topographies (mountains) with thin soil
cover. Both types of topographies are known to
increase felt intensities. Interestingly, L.M. Asfaw
shows that, due to local site effects, the felt
intensities in Intoto area (seismic zone 2 according
to EBCS8:1995) were higher than those in the
southeast of the city towards Bole field (seismic
zone 3) [36]. Therefore, until a complete site
specific zoning is available sometime in the future,
it is suggested that  for consistency purposes as
well as conservative designs  the city of Addis
Ababa and its industrial surroundings adopt similar
seismic zoning of at least zone 3. This could be
addressed, for example, by establishing the contour
lines of seismic zones near major metropolitan
areas to be continuous with no jump in zones
giving continuity in seismic zoning.
2. The current code considers a returnperiod of
100 years only which effectively reduces peak
ground acceleration by almost half as compared to
the commonly used 475 years returnperiod (10%
probability of exceedance in 50 years) [53]. As
discussed before, economical considerations were
often cited as the main argument in favor of this
choice. However, this view needs a revisit in light
of the current significant boom in construction
activities across the country which is expected to
continue in the foreseeable future despite some
hiccups along the way as well as with regard to
continuity and compatibility of risk levels in the
region and beyond. Does the costsaving in
designing for lower seismic loads offset the risk of
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losing large investments in these infrastructures
due to large earthquakes with return periods of
200475 years? While it may be argued that a
returnperiod of 475 years may introduce a sudden
substantial jump in cost, that the level of
investment going to these structures is substantially
high enough to warrant consideration of 475 year
returnperiod. Further, it is suggested that for large
infrastructure projects such as dams, bridges,
powerplants, railway structures  these structures
should be mandated by specialized codes as is done
elsewhere , the tendency to use existing practice of
100 year returnperiod should also be discouraged
and disallowed and the proposed use of 475 years
of returnperiod should also be extended to these
specialized codes.
3. While the catalogue of earthquakes used for the
current zoning extended up until 1990 only, the
earthquakes that have occurred since then in the
past 20 years have some interesting aspects that
could have a bearing on the current seismic
zonings. A good example is the 5.3 magnitude
Sunday December 19, 2010 Hosanna earthquake
that injured as many as 26 students in Jimma and
damaged buildings. While the current seismic
zoning puts Jimma in seismic one 1(with
0
=0.03)
and the city is at least 100 kilometers away from
the epicenter, the damage caused is surprising.
Interestingly, the city of Jimma had always felt the
effect of past earthquakes in the MER (Main
Ethiopian Rift) and SMR (Southern Most Rift)
including the Woito earthquake swarm of October 
December 1987 that rattled the city and its
residents [43]. As development in the Jimma area
expands, the damage from earthquakes centered in
the MER, SMR and beyond could cause more
damages and this current classification of this city
of increasing commercial importance as seismic
zone 1 and
0
=0.03 is nonconservative and hard
to support.
Structural Design
Over the past several years, a number of
deficiencies with the European draft code, ENV
1998:1994, that could have significant design
bearings have been brought up with the intent of
rectifying them in the actual ratified building code
[5354]. These include: criteria for regularity of
buildings, accidental torsion, use of 2D building
models and torsional effects, design response
spectra for linear analysis, Pdelta effects, user
defined time history records, etc. In addition to
these, there has been additional progress in modern
structural engineering practice such as the
increasing acceptance of performancebased design
approach and the use of nonlinear time history
analysis. All these will have a bearing on the
usefulness of the current building code and  more
importantly on what sort of remedies need to be
considered in the expected code updating process.
Dynamic Analysis
Again, over the past several decades, there have
been significant developments in structural
engineering practice, particularly in the areas of
software supported structural analysis and design.
These structural analysis/design software have
enabled the building of complex 3dimensional
models and the design of all structural members
and reinforcements almost routine. As a result,
code requirements that had long assumed 2
dimensional frame models as substitutes for the
whole 3dimensional (spatial) model because of
simplification in analysis and modeling efforts
using traditional  but increasingly rarely used 
methods continue to appear redundant and
unnecessary. In fact, to account for irregularity and
hence additional torsional effects, the use of these
2dimensional models was accompanied by
additional (sometimes confusing) considerations
for inherent and accidental torsion. As a result,
there is a push for modern building codes to move
towards completely eliminating these arcane
requirements. The adoption of spatial (3
dimensional) building models as the default is
recommended coupled with discouraging the use of
2dimensional simplifications.
Along the same line of argument, in Table 2, a
detailed list of code specifications that need special
attention along with suggested revisions are
provided. It is hoped that this serves as a starting
point for a substantial review of the current out
dated seismic code.
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Table 2: Summarized comparison of past Ethiopian codes with proposed code modifications.
Criteria EBCS81995 Model/International Codes Proposed Review for
Ethiopia
Seismic Zoning and PGA
1. Seismic Zoning 4 zones UBC 1997  5 in the US (1, 2A, 2B, 3, 4).
But generally 4.
Keep 4 zones for
buildings
2. Soil Type Limited to 3: A, B and
C.
UBC1997 has 6 soil type, i.e., S
A
S
F
Consider more to
account for variation
in different parts of
the country
3. Return Period 100 years 475 years in most codes and countries. 475 years for
buildings as well as
large infrastructures
like bridges, dams,
power plants. Also
makes it consistent
with the region.
4. Seismic ground
motion used
Allows user defined
typical ground motion
records
Same Consider shallow
ground motions for
time history analysis,
recent earthquakes
tend to be that type.
5. Topographic/Sit
e amplification
effects
Does not consider site
effects
Eurocode (2004) considers when > 1. Need to consider
Design
1. Model Code
used
Predominantly Eurocode For IBC, ASCE 710 is used as the model
code
Use ASCE 710 as
engineering
curricula in Ethiopia
is based on ASCE
predominantly.
2. Design
Philosophy
Basis
Elastic response Performancebased Move towards
Performancebased
3. Special Seismic
Provisions 
Concrete
Three ductility classes
are defined:
DC"L"  (Basic EBCS 2)
DC"M"  (well within
the elastic range under
repeated reversed
loading with no brittle
failures).
DC"H"  (ensure, in
response to the seismic
excitation, the
development of chosen
stable mechanisms
associated with large
dissipation of energy)
Eurocode (EN 19981:2004) defines
essentially similar classes of ductility.
DCL or L  Basic (low dissipation) design;
use EN 199211:2004.
DCM  medium ductility, DCH  high
ductility.
For both DCM and DCH ductile modes of
failure (flexure) to precede brittle failure
modes (e.g., shear) with sufficient
reliability.
IBC2006 references to ACI318 which
uses 'seismic design category' AF, A &B
being used in seismic zones 0 and 1, B in
zone 2, and D,E,F in zone 3 and 4.
Keep the same; but
if IBC is followed,
consider using ACI
318.
4. Special
Provisions for
Beam Design
DC"L"
a) Anchorage: d
bL
( of
long. bars of beams
anchored along beam
column joint)
Eurocode (EN 19981: 2004)
DCL Left to concrete code.
DCM
a) Anchorage: d
bL
d
bL
/h
c
7.5 (f
cm
/f
yd
)(1+0.8
d
)/(1+0.75k
D
Adopt ACI318 or
keep it as simple as
Eurocode 2004.
EBCS:8 is not
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d
bL
6.0
(f
cm
/f
yd
)(1+0.8v
d
)h
c
(interior joint)
d
bL
7.5
(f
cm
/f
yd
)(1+0.8v
d
)h
c
(exterior joint)
b) critical length l
cr
l
cr
= 1.0 h
w
(height of
beam)
c) ductility
max. tension rein.
max
p
max
= 0.75*max. ratio of
EBCS 2
DC"M"
a) Anchorage: d
bL
d
bL
4.5
(f
cm
/f
yd
)(1+0.8v
d
)h
c
(interior joint)
d
bL
6.5
(f
cm
/f
yd
)(1+0.8v
d
)h
c
(exterior joint)
b) critical length l
cr
l
cr
= 1.5 h
w
(height of
beam)
c) ductility
max. tension rein. p
max
p
max
= 0.65*f
cd
*p'/f
yd
/p +
0.0015
d
bw
> 6mm (dia. of
hoops)
s = min (h
w
/4; 24d
bw
;
200mm; 7d
bL
)
First hoop placed
50mm from end section
of beam.
At least 2 S400 bars with
d
b
= 14mm@top and bot.
of span of beam.
DC"H"
a) Anchorage: d
bL
d
bL
4.0
(f
cm
/f
yd
)(1+0.8v
d
)h
c
(interior joint)
d
bL
6.0
(f
cm
/f
yd
)(1+0.8v
d
)h
c
(exterior joint)
b) critical length l
cr
l
cr
= 1.5 h
w
(height of
beam)
c) ductility
max. tension rein. p
max
p
max
= 0.35*f
cd
*/'/f
yd
/p +
0.0015
d
bw
> 6mm (dia. of
hoops)
s = min (h
w
/4; 24d
bw
;
150mm; 5d
bL
)
'/
max
)
(interior joint)
d
bL
/h
c
7.5 (f
cm
/f
yd
)(1+0.8
d
(exterior
joint)
b) critical length l
cr
l
cr
= 1.0 h
w
(beam frames to beamcolumn
joint)
l
cr
= 2.0 h
w
(beam supports discontinued
columns)
c) ductility
max. tension rein.
max
max
= ' + 0.0018*f
cd
/f
yd
/
d sy,
min
= 0.5(f
ctm
/f
yk
)
d
bw
> 6mm (dia. of hoops)
s = min (h
w
/4; 24d
bw
; 225mm; 8d
bL
)
First hoop placed 50mm from end section
of beam.
DCH
a) Anchorage: d
bL
d
bL
/h
c
7.5
(f
cm
/f
yd
/1.2)(1+0.8
d
)/(1+0.75k
D
'/
max
)
(interior joint)
d
bL
/h
c
7.5 (f
cm
/f
yd
/1.2)(1+0.8
d
) (exterior
joint)
b) critical length l
cr
l
cr
= 1.5 h
w
(beam framing to beamcolumn
joint as well as beam supporting
discontinued columns)
c) ductility
max. tension rein.
max
max
= ' + 0.0018*f
cd
/f
yd
/
sy,d
min
= 0.5(f
ctm
/f
yk
)
s = min (h
w
/4; 24d
bw
; 175mm; 6d
bL
)
At least 2 highbond bars with db = 14mm
@ top and bot for entire span.
25% of max top reinf. at support to run
along entire span.
First hoop placed 50mm from end section
of beam.
conservative for
beams supporting
discontinued
columns.
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First hoop placed
50mm from end section
of beam.
At least 2 S400 bars with
d
b
= 14mm@top and bot.
of span of beam.
5. Special
Provisions for
Column Design
DC"L"
a) critical length l
cr
l
cr
= max (1.0d
c
, l
cl
/6,
450mm)
b) ductility
A
sh
= 0.02 sb
o
f
ck
/f
yk
(spiral hoop)
A
sh
= 0.02 (sb
o
f
ck
/f
yk
)
[A
c
/A
o
 1] (rectangular
hoop) A
c
/A
o
1.3
No specs on d
bw
s = min (b
o
/2; 200mm;
9d
bL
)
dis between bars
restrained by hoops
250mm
DC"M"
a) critical length l
cr
l
cr
= max (1.5d
c
, l
cl
/6,
450mm)
b) ductility
A
sh
= 0.025 sb
o
f
ck
/f
yk
(spiral hoop)
A
sh
= 0.025 (sb
o
f
ck
/f
yk
)
[A
c
/A
o
 1] (rectangular
hoop) A
c
/A
o
1.3
d
bw
0.35
d
bL,max
sqrt(f
ydL
/f
ydw
)
s = min (b
o
/3; 150mm;
7d
bL
)
dis. between bars
restrained by hoops
200mm
DC"H"
a) critical length l
cr
l
cr
= max (1.5d
c
, l
cl
/5,
600mm)
b) ductility
A
sh
= 0.03 sb
o
f
ck
/f
yk
(spiral hoop)
A
sh
= 0.30 (sb
o
f
ck
/f
yk
)
[A
c
/A
o
 1] (spiral hoop)
A
c
/A
o
1.3
d
bw
0.40
d
bL,max
sqrt(f
ydL
/f
ydw
)
s = min (b
o
/4; 100mm;
5d
bL
)
dis between bars
restrained by hoops
150mm
Eurocode (EN 19981: 2004)
DCL Left to concrete code.
DC"M"
a) critical length l
cr
l
cr
= max (h
c
, l
cl
/6, 450mm)
b) ductility
ductility defined in terms of curvature
ductility factor (5.4.3.2.2.6P,7P, and 8)
DC"H"
a) critical length l
cr
l
cr
= max (1.5d
c
, l
cl
/6, 600mm)
b) ductility
ductility defined in terms of curvature
ductility factor (5.5.3.2.2.6P,7P, and 8)
Adopt ACI318 or
keep it as simple as
Eurocode 2004.
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6. Drift Limit
s
= 0.01h (brittle non
structural elements)
s
= 0.015h (fixed
nonstructural elements)
[61]
2009 IBC 
s
= 0.025h or 0.015h (RC
structures)
UBC 97 
m
0.025h (T < 0.7 sec) and
m
0.020h (T 0.7 sec) [61]. Eurocode
2004 introduces  reduction factor.
Keep as is.
7. Soil structure
interaction
No provisions IBC 2009 Section 9.5.5 of ASCE7. Adopt Section 9.5.5
of ASCE7
Analysis
1. Reference
method for
determining
seismic effects
ESF (Equivalent Static
Force procedure)
Eurocode 2004. Modal response spectrum
analysis (linear)
Move towards modal
response spectrum
analysis (linear)
2. Accidental
Torsion
(Static)
e
x
=0.05b
e
y
=0.05d
Amplification Factor 'A'
3.0 used.
UBC 97
e
x
=0.05b
e
y
=0.05d
e
x
=0.1b
e
y
=0.1d
due to limited quality
control [6]
3. Accidental
Torsion
(Dynamic)
i
y
i
y
i
y
i
x
i
x
i
x
F e M
F e M
UBC1997
move CMs by e
x
, e
y
and do RSA or
i
y
i
y
i
y
i
x
i
x
i
x
F e M
F e M
move CMs by e
x
, e
y
and do RSA or
i
y
i
y
i
y
i
x
i
x
i
x
F e M
F e M
4. Cracked
concrete and
masonry
properties
No UBC 97 
0.5 for flexure and shear
(ACI 318)
Adopt ACI318
5. PDelta Effect
Considers if
= P
x
/V
x
h
x
> 0.1 and <
0.2; but
max
=0.25
UBC 97  Consider PDelta if > 0.1
Eurocode 8,
max
= 0.3. [61]
Keep the same.
6. Joint
Deformation
Neglected Consider Consider as it is
already automated by
most software.
7. Drift
Requirements
s 0.01h (with brittle
nonstructural elements)
s 0.015h for
buildings with fixed non
structural elements
IBC 2009  s 0.007h to 0.025h
(depending on structural system and
importance)
UBC 97 
m 0.025h for T 0.7 sec;
m 0.020h for T 0.7 sec
Keep EBCS:81995
which is aggressive.
8. Structural
analysis/design
software use
Hand calc required for
plan check
No specification Review Process
needed at design
check. Add hand calcs
for beam, column, and
shear wall design and
detailing.
9. Pushover
analysis
No Yes Allow as transitional
approach
10. Base Shear
Calculation
S
d
(T
1
)
= 1
m. in Eurocode (EN 19981:2004)

11. F
t
in story shear
calculations
F
t
= 0.07T
1
F
b
UBC 97 F
t
= 0 for T 0.7 sec; = 0.07TV
0.25V (for T>0.7sec)
F
t
= 0 for Eurocode 8 (uses linear
fundamental mode; no higher modes)
F
t
= 0 for IBC2009
Follow IBC, UBC,
and Eurocode 2004.
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12. 2D Models for
dynamic
Response
spectra analysis
Allowed Allowed Encourage the use of
spatial (3D) models
13. Dynamic Load
Cases
Combinations
SRSS + CQC CQC CQC (more accurate).
Drop SRSS.
CM = center of mass. i story number. RSA Response spectra analysis. F
x
and F
y
are story shears. M
x
and
M
y
are the torsional moments [6].
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
In this paper, it has been argued that as a boom in
largescale infrastructure projects such as dams,
powerplants, highway roads, and expansion of
railways in Ethiopia continues along with pressure
from the staggering population growth of the
country, the severity of threats posed by seismic
hazards on the safety and serviceability of these
structures needs to be known by all stakeholders.
Currently, this awareness does not seem to be
adequate and several observations of engineering
reports of large infrastructure projects suggest that
this substantial threat is actually not well
understood and appreciated.
Therefore, driven by this observation, in this
research report,
1. it has been demonstrated that there is
substantial amount of literature on seismicity
in Ethiopia that needs to be disseminated to a
wider audience,
2. a background and critical review of the last
three building codes of the country is given,
3. background arguments and facts that could
serve as starting points for the longawaited
complete review of the current outdated
seismic code are provided, and
4. guidelines for rationale and conservative
seismic design in Ethiopia and surrounding
countries for largescale projects with
particular emphasis on dams, highway
structures, as well as railways and railway
structures are provided.
Further, the following recommendations are made:
1. Due to the importance of sitespecific zoning
and inconsistencies in metropolitan areas, until
a complete sitespecific zoning is available
sometime in the future,  for consistency
purposes as well as conservative designs  the
city of Addis Ababa and its industrial
surroundings adopt similar seismic zoning of
at least zone 3.
2. The seismic zoning of important metropolitan
areas like Jimma which have suffered in recent
moderate earthquake be revised to higher
seismic zoning.
3. Large infrastructure projects such as dams,
bridges, powerplants, railway structures need
to be governed by a separate specialized
seismic code which is more stringent than the
building code.
4. The current returnperiod of 100 years is not
conservative enough for buildings as well as
large infrastructures. The use of returnperiod
of 475 years is recommended as strong
candidate for consideration. Further, for large
infrastructure projects such as dams, bridges,
powerplants, railway structures, the tendency
to use existing practice of 100 year return
period should also be disallowed immediately
and the proposed use of 475 years of return
period should also be extended to these
specialized codes.
5. The numerous findings summarized in Table 2
strongly advocate that the current code needs a
complete revision in all aspects including the
special concrete and steel seismic provision
chapters. It is also anticipated that, in the next
code review cycle, this issue of whether to
continue in the traditions of UBC (and hence
IBC and ASCEinspired codes) or follow
Eurocode will be in the forefront. It is hoped
that this determination of the path to be
followed should be based on wellthought and
unbiased discussions that consider the long
term interest of the building/construction
industry in the country.
6. The basic design philosophy approach to
seismic design had continued to evolve
towards a performancebased approach with
both IBC and Eurocode 2004 implementing
this approach. The next revision of seismic
code for Ethiopia should either directly adopt
this approach that has gained increasing
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108 Journal of EEA, Vol. 28, 2011108
acceptance among the worldwide engineering
community or offer it as an option till its wide
usage in Ethiopia becomes common.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The authors would like to thank their colleagues
and collaborators, Dr. Asrat Worku (AAU), Dr.
Atalay Ayele (AAU), and Ato Yibeltal Zewdu who
had been the major forces behind these discussions
towards updating the current building codes of the
country. The fruitful discussions as well as the
encouragements and the long years of
collaborations are highly appreciated.
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