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Abdollah Khalesi Doost

Bio: Abdollah Khalesi Doost is an academic researcher from Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran. The author has contributed to research in topics: Exergy & Environmental pollution. The author has an hindex of 4, co-authored 6 publications receiving 30 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, a method to solve the passing air flow through under-hood by finite volume method is discussed and the ultimate goal of this study is to improve the performance of the engine cooling system and decrease the temperature of the components in the space under the hood.
Abstract: In this study, a method to solve the passing air flow through under-hood by finite volume method is discussed. The flow field existing around a car or passing through it is going to play an important role from different viewpoints. Lateral flow has an important role in fuel consumption, lower emissions, directional sustainability and the wind sound. On the other hand, the internal flow is important from the viewpoint of the good performance of heating systems, air conditioning systems for reducing the temperature of components and thus increasing the life and better performance of components and also engine cooling systems. The study of internal flow is the subject under consideration in the present study. The ultimate goal of this study is to improve the performance of the engine cooling system and decrease the temperature of the components in the space under the hood. In order to achieve the demands, a commercial CFD code for the simulation of air flow under the hood of a passenger car is utilized and finally the method and results of this study are shown.

7 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the amount of radiation is measured by Pyranometer from beginning of February to August 2010 in Semnan (The central part of Iran), and it is compared with daily sunny hours, different estimated models of daily radiation such as Angstrom-Pryskat (Montis, Climate classification based on the Terwartha scientific map, using the results of 40 worldwide station, and 9 Synoptic stations in Iran).
Abstract: Due to the increasing explanation of new energy application on a world scale and because of the reduction of environmental pollution arise from usage of solar energy in high potential regions, the necessity of solar radiation measurement in different regions of Iran is obvious. Therefore, in this study, the amount of radiation is measured by Pyranometer from beginning of February to August 2010 in Semnan (The central part of Iran), and it is compared with daily sunny hours, different estimated models of daily radiation such as Angstrom-Pryskat (Montis, Climate classification based on the Terwartha scientific map, using the results of 40 worldwide station, using the results of 9 Synoptic stations in Iran), the Maximum likelihood (using the results of 100 stations in worldwide, using the results of 9 Synoptic station in Iran). Finally, Terwartha scientific map model is proposed because of matching more with measured data on location.

6 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the effect of temperature fluctuations of cooling water entering the cooling system has been examined via analysis of energy (NTU method) and exergy analysis has been done by definition of efficiency coefficient for exergy of cooling media (water) and heating media (air).
Abstract: Cooling process of power plant generator is handled via air-cooled radiators in which the cooling water is supplied from lake with its water temperature varies from season to season. In this study, the effect of temperature fluctuations of cooling water entering the cooling system has been examined via analysis of energy (NTU method) and exergy. The exergy analysis has been done by definition of efficiency coefficient for exergy of cooling media (water) and heating media (air). Besides, the effect of changing the cooling water temperature and flow rate entering the radiators on the cooling system performance has been studied. The results revealed the generator cooling system performance level held sufficient till the temperature of inlet water was kept under 293 k (20°C). On one hand, when the temperature of cooling water at the inlet rises to 12°C, the rate of heat exchange at radiators falls up to 34.3%. On the other hand, by water temperature passing the 12°C limit, the efficiency of cooling media exergy falls to 78% leading to efficiency rise in radiators’ heating media exergy level to 61%. According to the results of this study, changing flow rate of cooling media up to 40% gives rise to the efficiency coefficient of radiators’ cooling media exergy level to about 18.7%. While it does not affect the efficiency level of energy at radiators, the flow rate rise of cooling media may not be considered as a way to give rise to efficiency level of radiators.

5 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a new solar system was designed and tested in order to reduce energy usage in rural residential buildings and the food drying industry, which has the ability to provide the required energy in both summer and winter modes.

5 citations

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TL;DR: A genetic algorithm with decimal numeric genes was employed to determine the optimal design parameters of the turbine based on the recorded data, resulting in a computer program which integrated calculations of fluid dynamics into the genetic algorithm to optimally determine an appropriate turbine (its geometric parameters).
Abstract: Wind turbine design is a trade-off between its potentially generated energy and manufacturing cost represented by the area of turbine surface in this research, and both factors are highly influenced by a number of design parameters. In this research, first, a weighted sum of these factors, with a negative weight for power, is assumed as the performance function to be minimized. Then, blade element modeling was performed for class NACA turbines to estimate the generated power based on the effective wind velocity in the area. As a novelty, a new algorithm based on fuzzy logic was proposed to determine the effective wind velocity by using the history of wind velocity in the area. The wind velocity, therefore, the generated power by a wind turbine, is largely dependent on its operation area. In the end, the genetic algorithm with decimal numeric genes was employed to determine the optimal design parameters of the turbine based on the recorded data. This study resulted in a computer program which integrated calculations of fluid dynamics into the genetic algorithm to optimally determine an appropriate turbine (its geometric parameters). The implementation of the proposed method on two different regions ended up with the design of the blade NACA5413 for Manjil and the blade NACA4314 for Semnan, both in Iran.

5 citations


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01 Jan 2007

1,932 citations

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01 Jul 2015-Animal
TL;DR: Among the above techniques, CT is the most accurate one followed by MRI and DXA, whereas US can be used for all sizes of farm animal species even under field conditions, whereas only DXA delivers immediate whole-body composition results without (2D) image manipulation.
Abstract: The ability to accurately measure body or carcass composition is important for performance testing, grading and finally selection or payment of meat-producing animals. Advances especially in non-invasive techniques are mainly based on the development of electronic and computer-driven methods in order to provide objective phenotypic data. The preference for a specific technique depends on the target animal species or carcass, combined with technical and practical aspects such as accuracy, reliability, cost, portability, speed, ease of use, safety and for in vivo measurements the need for fixation or sedation. The techniques rely on specific device-driven signals, which interact with tissues in the body or carcass at the atomic or molecular level, resulting in secondary or attenuated signals detected by the instruments and analyzed quantitatively. The electromagnetic signal produced by the instrument may originate from mechanical energy such as sound waves (ultrasound – US), ‘photon’ radiation (X-ray-computed tomography – CT, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry – DXA) or radio frequency waves (magnetic resonance imaging – MRI). The signals detected by the corresponding instruments are processed to measure, for example, tissue depths, areas, volumes or distributions of fat, muscle (water, protein) and partly bone or bone mineral. Among the above techniques, CT is the most accurate one followed by MRI and DXA, whereas US can be used for all sizes of farm animal species even under field conditions. CT, MRI and US can provide volume data, whereas only DXA delivers immediate whole-body composition results without (2D) image manipulation. A combination of simple US and more expensive CT, MRI or DXA might be applied for farm animal selection programs in a stepwise approach.

133 citations

17 Feb 2014
TL;DR: In this paper, a review on the research performance of active and passive flow control on the vehicle aerodynamic drag reduction is reported, which mainly focuses on the methods employed to prevent or delay air flow separation at the rear end of vehicle.
Abstract: Recent spikes in fuel prices and concern regarding greenhouse gas emissions, automotive design engineers are faced with the immediate task of introducing more efficient aerodynamic designs vehicles. The aerodynamic drags of a road vehicle is responsible for a large part of the vehicle’s fuel consumption and contribute up to 50% of the total vehicle fuel consumption at highway speeds. Review on the research performance of active and passive flow control on the vehicle aerodynamic drag reduction is reported in this paper. This review intends to provide information on the current approaches and their efficiency in reducing pressure drag of ground vehicles. The review mainly focuses on the methods employed to prevent or delay air flow separation at the rear end of vehicle. Researches carried out by a number of researchers with regard to active and passive flow controls method on vehicle and their effect on aerodynamic drag in terms of drag coefficient (CD) was highlighted. Passive methods i.e. Vortex Generator (VG), spoiler and splitter and active flow controls i.e. steady blowing, suction and air jet are among the methods had been reviewed. In addition several attempts to couple these flow control methods were also reviewed. Several aspects of aerodynamic drag that need for further investigation as to assist for vehicles aerodynamic design and for practical reasons were highlighted. Progressive research on active flow control was observed due to its flexibility for wide range of application without body shape modification.

37 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigated the use of solar energy in urban areas as exemplified by Famagusta in Cyprus and showed that the district landscape is very poor from a solar energy point of view.

31 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a three-dimensional unsteady thermal and hydrodynamic model is developed to numerically analyze the heat and fluid flow in flat-plate oscillating heat pipe (FP-OHP) which is a promising effective heat transfer component for building energy conservation.

30 citations