with the collaboration of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME)
Analysis of workspace and kinematics of Robot Manipulator For Product Handling in Agricultural Farm

S. I. Shariati; M. H. Aghkhani; M. R. Golzarian; A. A. Akbari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 December 2020


  IntroductionRobots used for material handling several ages and their usage promote with intelligent technologies. Many researchers proposed different robots in this field but it is very important to design customized configurations for farms. Researched experiences are limited to some agricultural mobile ...  Read More

Post-harvest technologies
Investigation of brown rice losses in the drying process

S. Sharifi; M. H. Aghkhani; A. Rohani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 September 2021


  The loss problem on-fields and paddy milling factory dryers have always been challenging issues in the rice industry. Different losses forms may occur in brown rice depend on the field and factory conditions. To reduce the losses, proper management during pre-harvest, harvesting, and post-harvest operations ...  Read More

Investigation, optimization of energy consumption and yield modeling of two paddy cultivars with genetic-artificial bee colony algorithm

S. Sharifi; N. Hafezi; M. H. Aghkhani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 October 2022


  IntroductionEfficient use of energy in paddy production prevents the destruction of agricultural ecosystems by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and causes the development and promotion of sustainable agriculture. Meanwhile, intelligence agriculture has come to the aid of farmers and policy-makers by ...  Read More

Spectral Feature Selection from the Hyperspectral Dataset to Identify Pistachio Leaves Infected by Psylla

A. Moghimi; A. Sazgarnia; M. H. Aghkhani

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, , Pages 159-167


  IntroductionPistachio production has been adversely affected by Psylla, which is a devastating insect. The primary goal of this study was to select sensitive spectral bands to distinguish pistachio leaves infected by Psylla from healthy leaves. Diagnosis of psylla disease before the onset of visual cues ...  Read More

The Effect of Compression Ratio and Alternative Fuels on the Performance of Turbocharged Diesel Engine by GT-POWER Software

S. Ahmadipour; M. H. Aghkhani; J. Zareei

Volume 11, Issue 2 , 2021, , Pages 199-212


  Introduction Today, maximizing the efficiency of fuels and increasing the output power of diesel engines is considered inevitable due to the increasing need for energy resources, the reduction of fossil fuel resources, the need to maintain the environment, reduce air pollution, and limit the electricity ...  Read More

Engineering Properties of Japanese quail Eggs in Different Levels of Dietary Calcium

M. H. Aghkhani; M. Baghani

Volume 10, Issue 1 , 2020, , Pages 93-102


  The eggshell of birds, as a natural shield and package, protects the tissues inside it from microbial and mechanical damages. Proper intake of calcium, as an important and effective factor in increasing the strength and quality of the eggshell, could reduce complications. In this paper, the effect of ...  Read More

Modeling the Effective Parameters on Accuracy of Soil Electrical Conductivity Measurement Systems Using RBF Neural Network

J. Baradaran Motie; M. H. Aghkhani; A. Rohani; A. Lakziyan

Volume 9, Issue 1 , 2019, , Pages 139-154


  Introduction Presently, the loss of ground water levels and the increase in dissolved salts have given importance to the determination of salinity and the management of their variations in irrigated farms. Soil electrical conductivity is an indirect method to measure soil salts. The direct electrode ...  Read More

Study of Ammonia Gas Emission from Broiler Houses and the Effects of Temperature, Humidity and Age on It

M. Baghani; M. H. Aghkhani

Volume 8, Issue 2 , 2018, , Pages 377-388


  IntroductionIran as one of the largest producers of poultry in Asia and plays major role in feeding the world's population, particularly in the poultry industry. Research about this industry will help to improve the quality and the quantity of products. Increasing of the concentration of toxic gases ...  Read More

Genetic algorithm based on optimization of neural network structure for fault diagnosis of the clutch retainer mechanism of MF 285 tractor

S. F. Mousavi; M. H. Abbaspour-Fard; M. H. Aghkhani; E. Ebrahimi; A. Soheili Mehdizadeh

Volume 6, Issue 2 , 2016, , Pages 336-349


  Introduction The diagnosis of agricultural machinery faults must be performed at an opportune time, in order to fulfill the agricultural operations in a timely manner and to optimize the accuracy and the integrity of a system, proper monitoring and fault diagnosis of the rotating parts is required. ...  Read More

Effect of electrostatic field on dynamic friction coefficient of pistachio

M. H. Aghkhani; J. Baradaran Motie

Volume 6, Issue 1 , 2016, , Pages 126-138


  Introduction: Separation and grading of agricultural products from the production to supply, has notable importance. The separation can be done based on physical, electrical, magnetic, optical properties and etc. It is necessary for any development of new systems to study enough on the properties and ...  Read More

The effect of slicing type on drying kinetics and quality of dried carrot

M. Naghipour Zade Mahani; M. H. Aghkhani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , 2016, , Pages 224-235


  Introduction: Carrot is one of the most common vegetables used for human nutrition because of its high vitamin and fiber contents. Drying improves the product shelf life without addition of any chemical preservative and reduces both the size of package and the transport cost. Drying also aidsto reduce ...  Read More

Design and Construction
Fabrication and evaluation of variable rate fertilizer system

A. Damirchi; M. H. Aghkhani; M. Khojastehpour; J. Baradaran Motie

Volume 5, Issue 2 , 2015, , Pages 251-260


  Introduction: In conventional farming, the soil and crop are considered uniform in different locations of the farm and the fertilizers are applied according to the average of soil needs with an additional percentage for safety (Loghavi, 2003). Non-essential chemical fertilizers in the field have harmful ...  Read More

Prediction of lateral surface, volume and sphericity of pomegranate using MLP artificial neural network

A. Rohani; S. I. Saedi; H. Gerailue; M. H. Aghkhani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , 2015, , Pages 292-301


  Introduction: Fast and accurate determination of geometrical properties of agricultural products has many applications in agricultural operations like planting, cultivating, harvesting and post-harvesting. Calculations related to storing, shipping and storage-coating materials as well as peeling time ...  Read More

Desigining of Computer Vision Algorithm to Detect Sweet Pepper for Robotic Harvesting Under Natural Light

A. Moghimi; M. H. Aghkhani; M. R. Golzarian

Volume 5, Issue 1 , 2015, , Pages 82-91


  In recent years, automation in agricultural field has attracted more attention of researchers and greenhouse producers. The main reasons are to reduce the cost including labor cost and to reduce the hard working conditions in greenhouse. In present research, a vision system of harvesting robot was developed ...  Read More

The Feasibility of Unmanned Tractor Guidance Based on Wireless Video Transmission

M. Mazidi; M. H. Abbaspour-Fard; M. H. Aghkhani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2014, , Pages 166-175


  Automation of tractors due to their widespread use in different sectors e.g. agriculture, construction and industry have been seriously considered by researchers. In this study a tele-steering system for tractor was designed and constructed to controling and steering so the operator can control the tractor ...  Read More

Demarcation and Estimation of Agricultural Lands Using ETM+ Imagery Data (Case study: Astan Ghods Razavi Great Farm)

F. Alipour; M. H. Aghkhani; M. H. Abbaspour-Fard; A. Sepehr

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2014, , Pages 244-254


  Application of satellite imagery and remote sensing techniques in agriculture and other natural resources has been approved by many studies. In this study two ETM+ imagery data for May and September 2012 of Astan Ghods Razavi Great Farm were acquired to identify the boundaries of lands cultivated with ...  Read More

Evaluating the Mechanical Properties of Tomato Based on Electrical Conductivity

M. Ghasemi; M. Khojastehpour; M. H. Aghkhani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2014, , Pages 314-323


  Evaluation of mechanical and electrical properties of agricultural products plays an important role in equipment design and optimizing post-harvest operations. Among the crops, tomato and its products are the major processing industries in the world and its economic importance is increasing. Considering ...  Read More

The Effect of Moisture Content and Temperature on the Specific Heat Capacity of Nut and Kernel of Two Iranian Pistachio Varieties

A. R. Salari Kia; M. H. Aghkhani; M. H. Abbaspour-Fard

Volume 4, Issue 1 , 2014, , Pages 30-36


  Pistachio has a special ranking among Iranian agricultural products. Iran is known as the largest producer and exporter of pistachio in the world. Agricultural products are imposed under different thermal treatments during storage and processing. Designing all these processes requires thermal parameters ...  Read More

Design and Construction
Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Torque Transducer with Ability of Real-time Torque Monitoring

A. Zeinali; A. Farzad; M. H. Aghkhani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , 2014, , Pages 73-78


  Torque, speed, and power as mechanical variables are associated with the functional performance of any rotating machinery. The real-time performance and the efficiency of a machine can be determined with on-line measurement of these parameters. In this investigation a rotary torque meter (transducer) ...  Read More

Performance Analysis of a Solar Dryer Equipped with a Recycling Air System and Desiccant Chamber

M. H. Aghkhani; M. H. Abbaspour-Fard; M. R. Bayati; H. Mortezapour; S. I. Saedi; A. Moghimi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , 2013, , Pages 92-103


  Drying is a high energy consuming process. Solar drying is one of the most popular methods for dehydration of agricultural products. In the present study, the performance of a forced convection solar dryer equipped with recycling air system and desiccant chamber was investigated. The solar dryer is comprised ...  Read More

Effect of Calcium Chloride Concentration on Some Mechanical Properties of Apple during Storage

M. Jafarian; H. Sadrnia; M. H. Aghkhani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , 2013, , Pages 133-143


  Today, the use of coatings is common to maintain the quality of fruits in storage period. Previous studies have shown that the calcium compounds can improve and preserve the strength of fruit’s cell wall. In this research, the effect of calcium chloride dehydrate (CaCl2*2H2O) concentration on two ...  Read More

Optimization and Analysis of a λ-Formed Straight Line Linkage for Design of Reversible Disk Plow.

S. I. Saedi; M. H. Aghkhani; A. Farzad

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2012


  Disk plows are one of the most important tillage tools. Two way (reversible) disk plows can perform continues plowing. So they can save time and costs and hence improve overall efficiency. In this study, a “two-way” disk plow was designed based on a λ-formed straight-line, four-bar ...  Read More

Design and Construction
Design, Construction and Evaluation of an Interchangeable Digital System to Measure Slip and Ground Speed of Existing 2WD Tractors in Iran

M. Khosravi; M. H. Abbaspour-Fard; M. H. Aghkhani

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2012


  The majority of existing tractors in Iran are not equipped with any tools to measure and display slip and ground speed. This is mainly due to the lack of national standards for measuring tools and instruments of tractors. In current research, an interchangeable system for two wheel drive tractors has ...  Read More

Design and Construction
Construction and Assessment of an on the Go Soil Electrical

J. Baradaran Motie; M. H. Aghkhani; M. H. Abbaspour-Fard; A. Lakziyan

Volume 1, Issue 1 , 2011


  The issue of soil salinity is one of the snags for increasing agricultural productivity, which must be inhibited by appropriate devise and scientific management. One way to identify salty areas of farm lands is to prepare salinity maps. In this study, a prototype soil apparent electrical conductivity ...  Read More