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Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, was established in 1961 in the name of the “Faculty of Higher Technical Studies” within the program of scientific and technical cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO. Thus, this makes it the first engineering college in Libya. In 1967, it was included to the University of Libya under the name of the Faculty of Engineering. In 1972, the Faculty of Petroleum Engineering established. However, it then was then included to the Faculty of Engineering, and elements from the Faculty of Science, University of Tripoli in 1973. In 1978, the Faculty of Nuclear and Electronic Engineering was created. In 1985 the Faculty of Petroleum Engineering was merged with the Faculty of Engineering within the framework of linking the colleges and higher institutes with engineering research centers. The Faculty of Nuclear and Electronic Engineering was then added to the Faculty of Engineering in 1988.


The Faculty of Engineering has a pioneering role in the scientific career, its role is increasing significantly in line with the technical development, especially in the fields of communication and informatics engineering. In addition, it also following new developments with their applications in the engineering sector, along with permanent and renewable energy, modern methods of construction and architecture and their environmental impacts. In response to this development, the Faculty of Engineering undertook changes in its educational curricula and academic structure by growing from a faculty with four departments since its inception to become a group of thirteen departments in order to meet the desires and requirements of the Libyan society and to achieve its goals and aspirations for progress. Accordingly, the study system in the Faculty has evolved from the academic year system to term-based system.


The expansion of the academic fields in the Faculty undoubtedly requires expansions in the facilities that accommodate the increasing numbers of students which have reached twelve thousand in recent years. This development will include halls, laboratories and other advanced capabilities and equipment, including computers and research measuring devices.


The Faculties consists of the following departments: Department of Civil Engineering - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Department of Computer Engineering - Department of Architecture and Urban Planning - Department of Petroleum Engineering - Department of Chemical Engineering - Department of Geological Engineering - Department of Mining Engineering - Department of Aeronautical Engineering - Department of Naval Engineering and Ship Architecture - Department of Nuclear Engineering - Department of Materials and Mineral Engineering - Department of Engineering Management "Postgraduate studies".


These departments carry out their specialized scientific tasks in accordance with the relevant laws, regulations and decisions, which include in their entirety:


-          Academic supervision of students in terms of registration, teaching and evaluation.

-          Follow-up of research, authoring and translation programs.

-          Preparing and holding specialized scientific conferences and seminars.

-          Preparing and reviewing academic curricula to keep pace with scientific progress and the needs of society.

-          Providing specialized scientific advice to productive and service institutions in society.

-          Conducting scientific and practical studies in the field of research to solve relevant community problems.

-          Contributing to developing plans and proposals for managing the educational process in the Faculty and departments.

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faculty of Engineering has more than 394 academic staff members

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Dr. Amal M. Naji M. Elkhoja


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Optimizing thermal insulation of external building walls in different climate zones in Libya

An efficient way to reduce the energy required for conditioning buildings and therefore to reduce CO2 emission is the use of proper thermal insulation in buildings' external walls. This measure requires data from metrological stations that can be used in the optimization of the thermal insulation. The main objectives of this study are to construct thermal climatic zones for Libya and to specify the optimum insulation thickness for external walls for the different zones. This work is comprehensive as the metrological data from all existing 33 weather stations has been collected and used for identifying thermal zones. For the optimization of the construction of external walls, the most commonly used local wall structures are investigated: hollow concrete block, limestone block and hollow brick. In addition, four thermal insulation materials: extruded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene, rock wool and foamed polyurethane are used with every wall type. Optimum insulation thickness, energy savings, energy cost and payback periods were estimated for the 33 locations using life cycle cost analysis. A map is constructed for the thermal zones based on degree-day values for the entire country. The results show that limestone blocks with expanded polystyrene insulation form the optimum wall construction as it provides the minimum total cost for all locations. Depending on the Degree-day values, the optimum insulation thickness varies between 5.4 and 15.3 cm across the country with energy saving varies between 28 and 178 $/m2. Using the optimum thickness, the average CO2 emissions can potentially be reduced by about 85%. Finally, a contour map represents the optimum thickness of expanded polystyrene is presented in this work. arabic 12 English 80
Samah Khlifa Otman Alghoul, (1-2021)
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Cement kiln dust

Cement is still the most popular binder used in buildings construction. The volume of cement production in the world since 2013 has remained at the level of approximately 4.1 billion tons. The cement production process is energy intensive and is the world’s leading emitter of carbon dioxide. Therefore, the main activities cement plants are aimed at introducing technologies changes in production of clinkier (Edwards, 2019).The construction industry is responsible for the majority of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere: the industry emits 30% of total CO2, building emits 28%, transportation is responsible for 22% of CO2, the production of building materials causes 11% of CO2 emissions, including the cement industry is responsible for around 7% of emissions CO2. Other industries are responsible for around 9% of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere (Amran et al., 2020). The process of burning raw materials for the production of clinker is the most important stage of the entire cement production process (Mikulˇci´c et al., 2013; Andrew, 2019). Cement kiln dust (CKD) is waste generated during the production of clinker. The dust collected in the dust collectors is partly reused in the production process and some is stored. The storage method is not preferred due to its operations negative environmental impact. If the dust contains alkalis, chlorides, sulphates, or heavy metals, they cannot be recycled. Generally cement plants strive to reduce the formation of dust. About 1.5 tons of raw materials are used to produce 1 ton of clinker. After the extraction, grinding, and homogenization of rawmaterials, the process of calcination of calcium carbonate takes place.
Hakim S. Abdelgader(1-2022)
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اعادة تنمية المدن الصحراوية القديمة: الطموحات والواقع

تعتبر مدينة غدامس احدى المدن العريقة في ليبيا والعالم. لقد بين التراث العمراني لمدينة غدامس القديمة قدرة الانسان العربي المسلم على تطويع مكونات المدينة للبنية الاجتماعية الاسلامية ونظام توزيع المياه الفريد والموقع الصحراوي وقسوة مناخه. هذا النظام التقليدي كان عرضة لبعض التطورات نتيجة تنفيذ مدينة جديدة بها مختلف المرافق وعدد كبير من المساكن. شجعت المساكن "العصرية" الاهالي في غدامس للانتقال الى المدينة الحديثة والتخلي عن مساكنهم القديمة. لقد افتقرت المدينة القديمة "لمقومات" الحياة العصرية مما دفع السكان للسعي وراء نمط معيشي جديد تطلب منهم تكييف انفسهم مع محتويات المدينة المعاصرة وطرق تنظيمها. رغم هجرة السكان، احتفظت المدينة القديمة باهتمام الكثيرين. ازداد هذا الاهتمام مع ازدياد اقبال السواح المدفوعين بشهرة وغنى ارث المدينة الحضاري. هذا التعلق بالمدينة القديمة كان حافزا لعدد من الدراسات لتنمية المدينة واعادة تأهيل نسيجها العمراني القديم. الورقة المرفقة تتضمن دراسة دراسة لتأثير التغيرات المستحدثة على مخطط مدينة غدامس. استعراض مراحل تطور مخطط مدينة غدامس وتقديم بدائل للتخطيط العمراني بهدف تنمية المدينة يساعد على المحافظة على التراث ويمكن من إحياء المدينة القديمة بطريقة تساعد على إدماج المدينة القديمة ومكوناتها العمرانية في الحياة اليومية للسكان والزوار على حد السواء. البحث سيتيح الفرصة أيضا لمناقشة هذه المقترحات المقدمة بصورة اكثر موضوعية. كما يهيأ المجال لتبادل الخبرات بشكل يمكن معه تحقيق فوائد جمة. سيعتمد البحث على استخدام التحليل المقارن لتتبع تجربة مراحل تطور تخطيط مدينة غدامس القديمة الصحراوية. استخدام الأمثلة والنظريات المتعلقة بالمدن القديمة وطرق تنميتها وفرص إعادة استخدامها يساعد في بيان عناصر التخطيط العمراني الملائم للمدينة واللازم لتحقيق بيئة معيشية افضل. تحتوي الورقة على خمسة أهداف ترسم ملامح مخطط عمراني شامل يستهدف تحقيق تنمية عمرانية متوازنة بين المدينة القديمة والمدينة الحديثة في غدامس.تشمل هذه الأهداف تاهيل المباني والفراغات العامة في المدينة القديمة وإعداد منطقة للاستثمار المحلي والعالمي في مشاريع متعلقة بالسياحة. تتضمن الأهداف ايضا ايجاد منطقة تجارية تربط المدينة القديمة بالمدينة الحديثة وتطوير الحرف التقليدية خاصة تلك المتعلقة بمواد واساليب البناء بالطين.
رمضان الطاهر ابوالقاسم دبوبة(3-2001)
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