with the collaboration of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME)
Research Article-en Agricultural systems engineering (greenhouse, fish farming, mushroom production)
Mathematical Analysis for Prediction Performance Rate of Wheel Type Trenching Machine

M. Ghonimy; M. Morcos; A. Badr

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 1-13


  In this study a mathematical analysis for estimating the performance rate "RP" of wheel type trenching machine was studied. The mathematical analysis quantifies the analysis and resulted in an equation. This mathematical equation was checked under different operating conditions. The practical study of ...  Read More

Research Article-en Modeling
Investigation of the Cylinder Liner Wear in Agricultural Tractors

R. Khodabakhshian; R. Baghbani

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 15-25


  The present study aimed to examine the application of accurate and principle-based evaluation of a measuring instrument called the Form Tester in determining and detecting the wear phenomenon in the cylinder liner of agricultural tractors. For this purpose, a cylinder liner of the Perkins 4-248 engine ...  Read More

Research Article-en Image Processing
Detection of Cucumber Fruit on Plant Image Using Artificial Neural Network

D. Mohammad Zamani; S. M. Javidan; M. Zand; M. Rasouli

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 27-39


  The main purpose of this study was to provide a method for accurately identifying the position of cucumber fruit in digital images of the greenhouse cucumber plant. After balancing the brightness histogram of the desired image, it multiplies the image with a window containing the image of a cucumber ...  Read More

Research Article-en Post-harvest technologies
Cold Plasma: A Novel Pretreatment Method for Drying Canola Seeds: Kinetics Study and Superposition Modeling

F. Osloob; M. Moradi; M. Niakousari

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 41-53


  Accurate investigation of kinetics and development of high-precision seed drying models will help better studying the drying process by identifying effective parameters. Present study investigates the application of cold plasma (CP), as a pretreatment process, in air drying of canola seeds. This may ...  Read More

Research Article-en Post-harvest technologies
Mass and Volume Determination of Orange Fruit using Ultrasonic Sensors

H. Masoudi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 55-66


  In this study, an electronic system was built to determine the mass and volume of orange fruits from their dimensions using ultrasonic sensors. The system hardware parts include a metal box, three ultrasonic sensors, a load-cell sensor, an Arduino board, a memory card module, a voltage converter, a keypad, ...  Read More

Research Article-en
Experimental Investigation of Performance and Emissions of a Compression Ignition Engine Using a Combination of Compressed Natural Gas and Diesel Fuel

Y. Niknam; D. Mohammad Zamani; M. Gholami Par-Shokohi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 67-83


  This study presents the effects of compressed natural gas fuel on a four-cylinder compression ignition engine. Compressed natural gas as the main fuel and diesel fuel as the igniter were used to investigate performance and emissions from the dual fuel engine. According to the engine speed and load, the ...  Read More

Research Article-en Design and Construction
Development and Field Evaluation of a Variable-Depth Tillage Tool Based on a Horizontal Pneumatic Sensor Measurement

M. Tahmasebi; M. Gohari; A. Sharifi; A. Hedayatipour

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 85-99


  Soil compaction can be naturally occurred or can be machinery-induced. Subsoiling is often applied to loosen soil compaction and decrease soil strength to levels that allow for root development and growth. Variable-depth subsoiling which modifies the physical properties of soil only where the tillage ...  Read More