An Investigation on Interdependence Between Rainfall and Temperature in Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

I. U. Siloko; E. A. Siloko

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 197-204


  This paper focuses on the interdependence between rainfall and temperature and their joint effect. Rainfall and temperature are vital climatic variables for agricultural productivity and other human activities. Despite the importance of rainfall and temperature, there are difficulties associated with ...  Read More

Water Resources Engineering
Optimizing Performance of Location for Horizontal and Chimney Drainage of Earthen Slopes Retaining Walls on Stability

B. Oghati Bakhshayesh; F. Salmasi; S. Haji Azizi

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 205-213


  Underground water levels and pore water pressure can be increased as a result of heavy rainfall which can lead failure of earthen slopes. Retaining walls are the most well-known structures in order to increase earthen slope stability. In this study, the stability of earthen slopes is numerically simulated ...  Read More

Effect of Jute Fibre Reinforcement on Shear Strength of Concrete

U. N. Wilson; J. E. Sani; A. Yusuf; O. C. Eze

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 214-220


  This research work examined the effect of jute fibre on the shear strength of concrete. Fibre volume fractions of 0%, 0.25%, 0.5%, and 0.75% for grades 25, 30, 35 and 40 N/mm2 respectively were used. A total of 32 beams and 96 cubes were prepared. 16 beams and 48 cubes were cured at room temperature ...  Read More

Improving Energy Efficiency in Agronomical Systems

H. Eskandari

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 221-227


  Increasing demand for agricultural products and production of resource constraints- especially the limitation of cultivable areas - have made the highest yield per unit area the main goal of agricultural producers. Agriculture is a system exhibiting high energy consumption and production. Since energy ...  Read More

Optimization of Residential Spatial Configuration based on Energy Performance, Daylight Brightness, and Thermal Comfort through Pareto Evolutionary Algorithm, Case Study: Mashhad City Climate

J. Ahmadi; S. M. Maddahi; R. Mirzaei

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 228-239


  All important decisions that affect the thermal performance of the building are made in the early stages of design. Accordingly, in this research, the initial stage of architectural design which is related to space plan was targeted. The aim of this research is the perfect approach to evaluate, and optimize ...  Read More

Assessment of Microbial Indicators of Water Resources in KooheHava and TangeKhoor Free Area

A. Alizadeh; H. Nowzari

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 240-251


  In the wildlife management, maintaining water quality and quantity, especially in areas that are faced with relative constraints of water resouces, are considered as one of the planning pillars. Natural springs and artificial troughs in the KooheHava and TangeKhoor Free Area are the only sources of water ...  Read More

The Effect of Probabilistic Window Opening Behavior of Occupants on Adaptive Thermal Comfort (The Case of Courtyard House in Yazd, Bandar Abbas, and Tabriz)

F. Akhlaghinezhad; H. Bagheri Sabzevar

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 252-262


  Considering the global energy crisis and the need to reduce energy consumption while providing thermal comfort to occupants, building performance prediction using building simulation programs requires higher accuracy of output data. Therefore, it seems necessary to study the impact of occupant behavior, ...  Read More

One-year Dynamic Study of the Use of Solar Water Heater for Domestic Consumption in Egypt: An Energy Assessment

A. Haghani; M. Jahangiri; R. Riahi; M. Golali Jonaghani; A. Baharizadeh

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 263-270


  The use of fossil fuels leads to greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, and secondary consequences such as desertification and winds in the Middle East and Africa, including Egypt. The use of renewable energy is the most appropriate solution to prevent the emission of polluting gases. Egypt is one ...  Read More

A Comparative Analysis of Solar Energy Strategies in Middle East with Rich Fossil Resources

M. R. Hayati; S. Ranjbar; M. R. Abdar; M. Molaei Nasab; S. Homayounmajd; M. Esmaeili Shayan

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 271-288


  With countries throughout middle east and north Africa pursuing ambitious targets for a transition to renewable energies, the political economy of a region predominantly analyzed through the prism of fossil fuels is on the verge of radical change. As hydrocarbon prices decline, the low-cost producers ...  Read More

Effect of Wind Load on Milad Tower and Adjacent Buildings Case study: Shed Adjacent to Tower

A. A. Sheikh Aleslami; H. Sadeghi

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 289-300


  Tall buildings are subject to wind loads as one of the effective lateral loads. An analysis of the effect of wind on Milad Tower is presented in this research. The wind tunnel testing results and numerical modelling implemented in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using ANSYS software. For the numerical ...  Read More

Design and Analysis of a Fuel Cell and Batteries in Energy Production for Electric Vehicle

N. Deb; M. Z. Alam; T. Rahman; M. S. Jami; M. F. Bt. Mansor; H. B. A. Tajuddin

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 301-313


  The world's most economically developed countries are facing an energy crisis caused by geopolitical instability, rising energy costs, global stock disruptions, and a shift towards low-carbon energy sources that has yet to be fully realized. Electrification of the transportation industry offers the advantages ...  Read More