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The idea of irrigation is not new, irrigation stems as far back as the Egyptians and probably further in unrecorded history. Even the idea of automated irrigation is not new, mankind has figured out how to irrigate large areas of foliage through the use of automated and drop irrigation systems. Efficient, automated irrigation systems, which can irrigate(More)
The connecting rod fatigue of universal tractor (U650) was investigated through the ANSYS software application and its lifespan was estimated. The reason for performing this research showed the connecting rod behavior affected by fatigue phenomenon due to the cyclic loadings and to consider the results for more savings in time and costs, as two very(More)
0957-4174/$ see front matter 2010 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2010.09.023 ⇑ Corresponding author. Tel.: +98 9143189689; fax E-mail address: m.a_pour@yahoo.com (M. Abbasg This study was undertaken to develop machine vision-based raisin detection technology for various lighting conditions. Supervised color image segmentation using a permutation-coded(More)
New spectral absorption photometry methods are introduced to estimate chlorophyll (Chl) content of corn leaves by smart phones. The first method acquires light passing through a leaf by smartphone camera, compensating for differences in illumination conditions. In order to improve performance of the method, spectral absorption photometry (SAP) with(More)
The objective of this study is to use a Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (Fuzzy AHP) and geographical mapping models using Geographical Information System (GIS) to locate the most appropriate sites for solar energy farms in Shodirwan region in Iran. GIS interpolation showed that annual solar insolation in Shodirwan is very good and can be used for potential(More)
BACKGROUND Coverage of the bronchial stumps (BSs) with adjacent tissues can improve healing and reduce bronchial complications in complex thoracic surgery. There is no evidence for the application of human amnion allograft for prevention of air leak from the BS. The comparison of the amniotic membrane (AM) and pleural patch for BS healing after lobectomy in(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of Raman spectroscopy for predicting purity of caviars. The 93 wild caviar samples of three different types, namely; Beluga, Asetra and Sevruga were analysed by Raman spectroscopy in the range 1995 cm(-1) to 545 cm(-1). Also, 60 samples from combinations of every two types were examined. The chemical(More)
Soil organic carbon (SOC) plays a key role in soil fertility, hydrology, contaminants control and acts as a sink or source of terrestrial carbon content that can affect the concentration of atmospheric CO2. SOC supports the sustainability and quality of ecosystems, especially in semi-arid region. This study was conducted to determine relative importance of(More)