Prof. (Eng.) B. W. Ikua

Designation: Associate Professor

Responsibilities
DVC, Administration

Areas of Research
Modeling and analysis of precision machining, Machine design and robotics, Manufacturing systems, Laser processing and applications in manufacturing

Publications

Tanaka, H., Lin Lu, Ikua, B. W., “Study on Ball End Milling of a Cylindrical Surface – Influence of Tool-Feed Direction on Machining Error”, Trans. JSME, Vol. 4 No. 74 (2008).

Ikua, B. W., Tanaka, H., Obata, F., Sakamoto S., ‘Study on Chatter Vibration in Ramping of Sculptured Surfaces”, in “Metal Cutting and High Speed Machining”, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers (2002).

Ikua, B. W., Tanaka, H., Obata, F., Sakamoto S., Kishi, T., “Prediction of Cutting Forces and Machining Error in Ball End Milling of Curved Surfaces II – Experimental Verification”, Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, Vol. 26, No. 1 (2002).

Ikua, B. W., “Machining Accuracy and Chatter Stability in Ball End Milling of Flat and Curved Surfaces”, PhD Thesis, Tottori University (2002).

Ikua, B. W., Tanaka, H., Obata, F., Sakamoto S., Kishi, T., “Prediction of Cutting Forces and Machining Error in Ball End Milling of Curved Surfaces I – Theoretical Analysis”, Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, Vol. 25, No. 4 (2001).

Tanaka, H., Obata, F., Ikua, B.W., Sakamoto S, Ashimori M., Cutting Forces and Machining Error in Ball End Milling of Inclined Flat Surfaces”, International Journal of Japan Society of Precision Engineers, Vol. 33 No. 4 (1999).

Muvengei O., Ikua, B. W., “Numerical and Parametric Investigation on the Dynamic Response of a Planar Multi-body System with Differently Located Revolute Clearance Joints”, Proc. 2011 Mechanical Engineering Conference, AICAD, (May 2011)

Ikua, B. W., “Status of Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”, Proc.  Mechanical Engineering Conf. on Sustainable Research and Innovation, Vol 2, pp. 1-6,  JKUAT.  (April 2010)

Machira, J. K., Kihiu, J. M., Ikua, B.W., “Steel Processsing and Recycling Industry in Kenya”, Proc.  Mechanical Engineering Conf. on Sustainable Research and Innovation, Vol 2, pp. 87-100,  JKUAT (April 2010).

Muguthu, J. N., Ikua, B. W., “Roadmap to Industrialization- Preparedness of Human Resource in Metal Manufacturing Industries in Kenya”, Scientific and Industrialization Conference, JKUAT, (Dec. 2007).

Lin Lu, Tanaka H., Ikua, B. W., Yoshida, H., “Study on Ball End Milling of Cylindrical Surfaces – Influence of Cutting Direction on Machining Error”, Proc. International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century. Nagoya, Japan pp. 933-938 (October, 2005).

Kioni, P. N., Ikua, B.W., “Status of Industrial R&D its Contribution to Manufacturing Systems in Kenya”, Proc. WAITRO Biennial Congress, Nairobi, Kenya (September, 2004).

Ikua, B. W., Tanaka, H., Obata, F., Sakamoto S., “Chatter Vibration in Ball End Milling of Curved Surfaces”, Proc. International Conference of Precision Engineering, Yokohama, Japan (July, 2001).

Ikua, B. W., Tanaka, H., Obata, F., Sakamoto S., ‘Study on Chatter Vibration in Ramping of Sculptured Surfaces”, Proc. 2nd International Conference on Metal Cutting and High Speed Machining” Metz, France (June, 2001).

Ikua, B. W., Tanaka, H., Obata, F., Sakamoto S., Yamashita, K., “Formulation of Cutting Forces and Machining Error in Ball End Milling of Cylindrical Surfaces”, Proc. 5th International Conference on Machining Technology, Beijing, China (September, 2000)

Tanaka, H., Obata, F., Ikua, B.W., Ashimori M., “Machining Accuracy in Ball End Milling of Inclined Flat Surfaces”, Proc. JSME 1st Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, Kyoto (March 1999).

Tanaka, H., Obata, F., Ikua, B.W., Sakamoto S, Ashimori M., “Prediction of Cutting Forces in Ball End Milling” Proc., 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Production Engineering, Tokyo (September, 1998).

For more publications , Prof. (Eng.) B.W. Ikua’s Google scholar profile

Contact Information

Office Location: ELB 215
Telephone: +254722286264
Email: ikua_bw@eng.jkuat.ac.ke

2 thoughts on “Prof. (Eng.) B. W. Ikua

  1. Dear Professor Ikua,

    I visited your departmental site. It is impressive to see the visionary leadership your department is taking in mechatronics in East Africa. We have planned an IEEE conference the Pan African Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications to hold in Lusaka, Zambia in 2013. The conference site is at http://www.ib2com.org/PACT/.

    You are invited to be a member of the TPC. TPC members help to ensure the conference is technically sound and also review papers.

    Papers from this conference will be published in the IEEE Xplore and also through 3 other journals on M2M, Green Engineering and the International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications (IJET) – published by the Polish Academy of Sciences and River Publishers of denmark (www.riverpublishers.com).

    Normally, major papers are also short listed and extended into book chapters when we find enough papers to form a coherent reading. This will happen also in PACT 2013.
    Thank you for reading this and for helping.

    Johnson

    • Thank you Prof. Agbinya, for your comments and for the information about the upcoming Pan African Conference on Science. I’m willing to be a meber of TPC.
      I’ll also try to publicize the conference in the relevant departments of my University.

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