with the collaboration of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME)
Research Article Post-harvest technologies
Investigation of Brown Rice Losses in the Paddy Drying Process

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

Volume 14, Issue 2 , June 2024, Pages 105-118


  IntroductionOn the field and in the paddy milling factory dryer losses have always been challenging issues in the rice industry. Different forms of losses in brown rice may occur depending on the field and factory conditions. To reduce the losses, proper management during pre-harvest, harvesting, and ...  Read More

Research Article Precision Farming
Rapid and Non-destructive Estimation of Apple Tree NPK Contents based on Leaf Spectral Analysis

R. Azadnia; A. Rajabipour; B. Jamshidi; M. Omid

Volume 14, Issue 2 , June 2024, Pages 119-133


  IntroductionApple is one of the most frequently consumed fruits in the world. It is a source of minerals, fiber, various biological compounds such as vitamin C, and phenolic compounds (natural antioxidants). The amount of nutrients plays a significant role in the growth, reproduction, and performance ...  Read More

Research Article Precision Farming
Performance Evaluation of the UAV Sprayer in Controlling Brevicoryne Brassicae L. Pest in Canola

N. Bagheri; M. Safari; A. Sheikhi Garjan

Volume 14, Issue 2 , June 2024, Pages 135-146


  IntroductionAbout 30% of the annual losses of agricultural products are caused by pests, diseases, and weeds. Spraying is currently the most common method of their control. At present, various manual and tractor-mounted sprayers are used for spraying. Manual spraying has very low work efficiency and ...  Read More

Research Article Design and Construction
Design, Construction, and Optimization of Performance of Electrodynamic Spraying Head of Atomizer Motorized Knapsack Sprayer

M. Rezaei; J. Khodaei; B. Astinchap

Volume 14, Issue 2 , June 2024, Pages 147-161


  IntroductionDue to the increasing need for agricultural products, protection of products against pathogens and preventing them from being wasted is important. Studies on droplet charging systems result in the reduction of chemical usage and an increase in the deposition of droplets on the target. Conventional ...  Read More

Research Article Post-harvest technologies
Simulation of Natural Frequencies of Orange Fruit Using Finite Element Method

V. Kahrizi; E. Ahmadi; A. R. Shoshtari

Volume 14, Issue 2 , June 2024, Pages 163-176


  IntroductionThe growing consumer demand for high-quality products has led to the development of new technologies for assessing the quality of agricultural products. Iran is the 9th largest orange producer in the world. Every year, large quantities of agricultural products lose their optimal quality due ...  Read More

Research Article Agricultural systems engineering (greenhouse, fish farming, mushroom production)
Evaluation of the Energy Efficiency of a Solar Parabolic Collector Equipped with Phase Change Materials inside the Receiver Tube of a Desalination System

Zh. Seifi laleh; H. Samimi Akhijahani; P. Salami

Volume 14, Issue 2 , June 2024, Pages 177-195


  IntroductionWith increasing the world's population, the demand for supply water resources is also increasing. Nevertheless, climate change has severely impacted the accessibility of fresh water resources. Consequently, researchers have been focusing on producing drinkable water from seas and oceans. ...  Read More

Research Article Modeling
Simulation of Heat and Mass Transfer in a Refractance Window Dryer for Aloe vera gel

A. Shahraki; M. Khojastehpour; M. R. Golzarian; E. Azarpazhooh

Volume 14, Issue 2 , June 2024, Pages 197-214


  IntroductionDrying is one of the oldest methods of food preservation. To increase the efficiency of heat and mass transfer while maintaining product quality, the study of the drying process is crucial scientifically and meticulously. It is possible to conduct experimental tests, trial and error, in the ...  Read More

Research Article Modeling
Balancing Time and Cost in Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Using Meta-Heuristic Approach

A. Taheri hajivand; K. Shirini; S. Samadi Gharehveran

Volume 14, Issue 2 , June 2024, Pages 215-234


  IntroductionAgricultural production involves a series of tasks including tillage, planting, and harvesting, which must be done at the right time for each region and type of product. Failing to complete these tasks on time can lead to a decrease in yield. Farmers may wrongly attribute this to factors ...  Read More