ENG 207: English for Engineers

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    Intelligent Speed Adaptation
    (2019-05) Adra, Muaaz; Al-Qahtani, Ahmed; Elawady, Menna; Rajesh, Aniket
    Conforming to laws and regulations is vital to road safety. As the European Commission stated in 2012, "The main causes of fatal accidents are speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, and non-use of a seat belt." Now, in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), integrating AI into speed control systems would make vehicles capable of reacting to speeding without the intervention of the driver.
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    Smart Houses: Why Choose a Smart House?
    (2019-05) Paul, Vivian; Alkhader, Tasneem; Alzarooni, Muhra; Oudah, Eissa
    [Discusses the reasons for choose a smart home: energy expenditure, disaster management, home management, and cost efficiency.]
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    Hyperloops: The Future of Transport
    (2019-05) Rego, Alden; Karrani, Abdelaziz; Jibreel, Fahid; Abdalla, Shadi
    Hyperloops are floating pods enclosed within vacuum tubes. Current modes of transportation need to be optimized due to transit time, environmental issues, and safety concerns. Advantages of hyperloops: can revolutionize mass transit, low pressure environment -> high speeds, attains speeds up to 1220 km/h.
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    An Innovative Approach for a Better Tsunami Warning System
    (2019-05) AlGhabra, M. Said; Arja, Bader Abu; Therwani, Tarun
    Tsunamis are among the most destructive natural disasters, however most tsunamis can be detected before hitting the shore. Therefore, we dedicated our project to develop an innovative system with a better tsunami detection, improved communication methods and enhanced evacuation protocols.
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    Electric Speedbreakers
    (2019-05) Mohamed, Tajaldeen; Abdulhadi, Feras; Elrefaey, Omar; Moataz, Ahmed
    Our topic describes the utilization of mechanically modified speed breakers as alternative source for sustainable energy production. The main research question to be answered is "What are the benefits of generating power using speed breakers to meed energy demands and environmental sustainability?"
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    Space Elevators: Orbital Ring System
    (2019-05) Atmeh, Ahmad; Akhil, Satya Sri; Mardood, Abdullah; Sabet, Abdelrahman
    The main purpose of a space elevator is to carry payloads into space as an alternative to conventional rockets. The following poster showcases the feasible version of the Space Elevator: The Orbital Ring System.
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    Does the Answer to Water Security in the UAE Lie in Pakistan?
    (2016-11) Kyaure, Muhammad; Elfarra, Abdalsattar; Alshamsi, Abdallah; Mohamed, Amgad; Al Mansouri, Hazeem
    Is importing water into the UAE a practical solution from technological, political and environmental perspectives?
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    Waste Management in the UAE
    (2016-11) Alam Mishu, Afsana; Al Zaabi, Noora; AlMarzooqi, Majed; Ibrahim, Moustafa
    Municipal waste is a rapidly growing issue in developing and developed countries. A technology known as Waste to Energy (WTE) Technology is introduced to reduce the amount of municipal waste. Incineration is the combustion of organic materials, which reduces the volume and weight of the waste. How can Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) materials be utilized in generating energy in the UAE?
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    Oil and Water Separation Technique: An Application of Ultrasonic Vibration Technology
    (2016-11) Abu Zant, Mohammad; El Sabba, Omar; Shawahneh, Ayman; Shabban, Osama
    Currently there are multiple techniques that are used to separate and purify oil water, these two techniques are quite able to reach high product purities making the a viable component of a burgeoning refinery plant however they do have their drawbacks. The current method of separation of oil and water is accomplishing the required task and is providing economies with an essential industry of great importance to its consumers. Unfortunately, however, there are some problems with the current method, which are reducing the system’s efficiency and discouraging the growth of its industry.
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    Treatment of Underground Water Using Ozonation
    (2016-11) Samhouri, Anwar; Yousif, Lamis; Roshdy, Yara; Shorrab, Yousef
    Today, water is being used at a rate twice the rate of the population increase. The sources of water commonly used today is groundwater and seawater. Groundwater is being depleted causing many countries to suffer of high stress levels in groundwater depletion example the UAE, India, and Saudi Arabia.
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    Sustainable Integration of Solar Energy for Desalination
    (2016-11) Kamel, Michael; Fathy, Ahmed; Shahab, Sharjeel; Hassan, Mohamed
    Water extraction, treatment and distribution accounts for 8% of global energy consumption. Which can be estimated as ∼7MJ/m3. The main factors affecting solar desalination plant feasibility are technology maturity, economics and environmental impact.Solar desalination is applicable in arid regions where, solar resource abundance and saline water availability are observed to coincide. Desalination systems remove salts from saline water using one of the following processes: Phase change processes (MSF) , Pressure-driven membrane processes (RO). Large scale desalination has been undertaken using methods such as MSF and MEB, but since about 2003, RO has become dominant. How can solar desalination using Reverse Osmosis and Multi-Stage Flash Desalination be optimized for production of potable water?
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    Sustainable and Efficient Electric Vehicle and Charging System
    (2016-11) AlTawil, Sireena; Noori, Hilal; Ahmed, Alreem; Itani, Samir
    Global warming is a major problem the world is facing, and the main contributors to it are greenhouse gases. Gas operated cars and electricity generation using fossil fuels are the major greenhouse gas emitters. So our project suggests the use of a modified version of electric vehicles (EV) that are charged using electricity generated by sustainable energy.
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    Waste to Energy: Plasma Gasification
    (2016-11) Maryam; Badr; Bassam; Abouelela; Sulkhan
    In recent years UAE has been experiencing high population growth in parallel to its increase in economic status, to the point that each individual on average produced 2.1 kg of waste per capita per day. The consequences of the disposal of garbage are not direct and immediate. Companies in Dubai are charged high prices per ton of unrecycled garbage in order to try to increase the incentive for recycling.
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    Application of Solar Tower Technology in Electricity Production in UAE
    (2016-11) Almatroushi, Mohamed; Hammoudeh, Ahmad; Alshantti, Abdalkarim
    Worldwide energy consumption is on a constant climb due to the fact of our reliance on electricity for almost everything as well as the increase in global population. In 2010, 100% of UAE's electricity demand was fulfilled through gas power plants which have huge negative impacts on the environment with 154 mega tons of carbon dioxide being expelled that year [1]. Uae has excellent potential for harnessing solar energy to produce electricity.
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    Smart Parking: Piezoelectric Application
    (2016-11) Seddiq, Anoushah; Alhajri, Sara; Hisham, Jad; AlAkram, Ummul-Khair; Herzallah, Salem
    Smart parking is an upgrade to the paid parking lot entrances in the American University of Sharjah. A piezoelectric energy harvester generates clean electricity, from the applied pressure of cars onto the pavement of the Smart Parking technology.
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    Smart Fire Extinguishing System (SFES)
    (2016-11) Al-Nazli, Lubna; Al-Abdooli, Hamad; Sulaiman, Bashayer; Al-Farouki, Hala
    Most buildings in UAE are complying with the safety standards related to fire accidents to ensure safe accommodation for the residents. Hence, most buildings use water-based sprinkler system for fire extinguishing, as shown in Figure 1. However, the simplicity and the common use of this system doesn’t mean it is impeccable. We are proposing a Smart Fire Extinguisher System in buildings, as an alternative to the traditional system.
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    Smart Homes: Connectivity and Self-Sustainability
    (2016-11) Kanbar, Dana; Alfar, Majd; Damati, Osama; Abdalla, Ahmed
    A smart home is a sustainable home that applies advanced systems to provide sophisticated control over the building’s functions. The use of computer hardware and software as well as Information Technology to control, monitor, and optimize household appliances and systems.
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    Sign Language-Speech Translation Device
    (2016-11) Borik, Ahmed; Al Najada, Faris; Al Nuaimi, Reem; Mithalouni, Rami
    Disabled people may possess considerate talent that is often wasted. Individuals might come across hindrances due to their disabilities. People with disabilities can be more productive if provided the necessary tools. What technologies can be integrated to sustain a two way translation device that can convert American Sign Language to speech and vice versa?
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    Safety Enhancement of Vehicles
    (2016-11) Sajwani, Mohamed; Damati, Tariq; Ali, Ali; Abu-Shanab, Amin
    VANET turns every participating car into a wireless router or node, allowing cars approximately 100 to 250 meters of each other to connect, creating a network with a wide range.[6] As cars fall out of the signal range and drop out of the network, other cars can join in, connecting vehicles to one another so that a mobile Internet is created. These networks have no fixed infrastructure and instead rely on the vehicles themselves to provide network functionality.
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    Portable Flood Relief Unit: Using Nanoiltraion and Hydroelectricity Generaion
    (2016-11) Venugopal, Gopika; Almarar, Khalifa; Mir, Mushfik; Hospian, Shirak; Ahmed, Bilal
    Bangladesh is a flooding hotspot as 80% of Bangladesh is considered to be floodplain. It also has an extensive sea coastline, putting the nation at a high risk of experiencing periodic widespread damage. On average, in Bangladesh, about 18% of the country is flooded annually. However, in severe cases, the percentage of the total flooded can go up to 55%. Majority of the country's population live in rural areas.