volume-12-Issue 1 (2017)

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A Stable DC Power Supply for Photovoltaic Systems

IJTEE, volume-12, Issue 1 (2017) , PP 67 - 71

Published: 19 Dec 2017

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.12.01.009

by Hussain A. Attia, Beza Negash Getu, and Nasser A. Hamad from Department of Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Abstract: The use of solar energy as a source of power is becoming not a choice but a necessity due to the unprecedented growth in the demand and consumption of read more...

Keywords: PV System, Voltage Variation, Sensing & Protection Circuit, Op-Amp, Zener Diode, DC Supply

Utilizing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Materials in New Pavements - A Review

IJTEE, volume-12, Issue 1 (2017) , PP 61 - 66

Published: 19 Dec 2017

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.12.01.008

by Ahmad M. Abu Abdo from Department of Civil & Infrastructure Engineering, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Abstract: Recently, prices of asphalt pavement materials have been increasing tremendously, which led to attempts to find alternative cheap materials. In additi read more...

Keywords: Asphalt Pavements, Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement, Recycling, Rutting, Fatigue Cracking, Thermal Cracking

Waste Heat Recovery from Gas Turbine Flue Gases for Power Generation Enhancement in a Process Plant

IJTEE, volume-12, Issue 1 (2017) , PP 53 - 60

Published: 19 Dec 2017

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.12.01.007

by Valerie Eveloy, Peter Rodgers, Adesola Olufade, Yuyao Wang, and Ali Al Alili from Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: To improve on-site power generation capacity and efficiency in process facilities, the thermal coupling of an industrial gas turbine cycle with a bott read more...

Keywords: Organic Rankine Cycle, ORC, Waste Heat, Industrial, Gas Turbine, Exergy

Performance Analysis of a New Waste Heat Recovery System

IJTEE, volume-12, Issue 1 (2017) , PP 47 - 52

Published: 19 Dec 2017

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.12.01.006

by Saed A. Musmar, Nasim Razavinia, Frank Mucciard, Iskander Tlili from Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan Materials and Metallurgical Department, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Mechanical Engineering Department, Engineering College, Majmaah University. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abstract: The overall theme of this research is to capture, concentrate and convert some of the waste heat generated at industrial plants to a valuable form of read more...

Keywords: Waste heat recovery, Latent heat, Heat pipe, Vortex promoters, thermal conveying

Finite Element Analysis with COMSOL Code for Air Flow and Thermal Convection in Sealed Attic Spaces with Experimental Validation

IJTEE, volume-12, Issue 1 (2017) , PP 39 - 46

Published: 19 Dec 2017

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.12.01.005

by Antonio Campo, and Jaime Sieres from Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA Área de Máquinas y Motores Térmicos, Escuela de Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad de Vigo, Campus Universitario Lagoas-Marcosende, 36310 Vigo, Spain

Abstract: The scope of the present paper is concerned with the numerical prediction of the confined airflow characteristics and thermal convection patterns in s read more...

Keywords: Sealed Attics of Houses And Buildings, Circulatory Air Flow, Thermal Convection, Finite Element Analysis, COMSOL Code, Experimental Measurements)

Cooling a Solid Disc with Uniform Heat Generation Using Inserts of High Thermal Conductivity within the Constructal Design Platform

IJTEE, volume-12, Issue 1 (2017) , PP 15 - 26

Published: 19 Dec 2017

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.12.01.003

by F. Sharfi, R. M. Salimpuor, and A. Campo from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ishafan University of Technology, Ishafan, Iran Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA

Abstract: In the present study, the problem of cooling a solid disc by way of placing inserts with high thermal conductivity was examined analytically and numer read more...

Keywords: Cooling, Solid Disc, Uniform Heat Generation, Incomplete Inserts, High Thermal Conductivity, Constructal Theory.

Experimental Determination of the Global Mass Transfer Coefficients of the Tropical Woods in order to Deduce the Drying Curves at the Lower Temperature

IJTEE, volume-12, Issue 1 (2017) , PP 9 - 14

Published: 19 Dec 2017

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.12.01.002

by Merlin Simo-Tagne, Louis Monkam, Romain Rémond, André Zoulalian, Yann Rogaume, Beguidé Bonoma from University of Yaoundé I, Higher Teacher Training College, Applied Physic Laboratory, PO Box 47, Yaoundé, Cameroon Douala Institute of Technology (DIT), PO Box 1623, Douala, Cameroon University of Douala , Energy Laboratory of the Doctorate School of Physics and Engineering Sciences, PO Box 8698, Douala, Cameroon University of Lorraine, LERMAB, ENSTIB, 27 rue Philippe Séguin, PO Box 1041, F-88051 Epinal, France University of Lorraine, LERMAB, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies - Aiguillettes Campus- PO Box 70239 - 54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy Cedex, Nancy, France

Abstract: We determine the global mass transfer coefficients of five tropical woods (obeche, iroko, loofa, Sapele, and freak) coming from Cameroon. In this effe read more...

Keywords: Global mass transfer coefficients, Drying kinetics, Tropical woods, Conventional dryer, Solar dryer, Experiment, Modeling, Cameroon.

Building Eco-Cities of the Future: The Example of Masdar City

IJTEE, volume-12, Issue 1 (2017) , PP 1 - 8

Published: 19 Dec 2017

DOI: 10.5383/ijtee.12.01.001

by T. Mezher, G. Dawelbait, I, Tsai, N. Al-Hosany from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, iSmart Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE Masdar Company, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abstract: Global warming and increased population growth are putting more pressure on policy decision-makers to adopt more sustainable approaches to planning an read more...

Keywords: Eco-City, Masdar, sustainable Abu Dhabi