Jamal Nayfeh's research while affiliated with Prince Mohammad University and other places

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Inks printing is an innovative and practicable technology capable of fabricating the next generation of flexible functional systems with various designs and desired architectures. As a result, inks printing is extremely attractive in the development of printed wearables, including wearable sensors, micro supercapacitor (MSC) electrodes, electromagn...
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This work proposes a novel frequency domain despeckling technique pertaining to the enhancement of the quality of medical ultrasound images. The results of the proposed method have been validated in comparison to both the time-domain and the frequency-domain projections of the schur decomposition as well as with several other benchmark schemes such...
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Additive manufacturing is a technology that is influencing every facet of manufacturing such as casting. 3D printing in particular has the potential to revolutionize castings in terms of precision and time taken in production. Patternless molds increase the efficiency of the casting process for large scale manufactured components. Therefore, cerami...
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ASC with TES may deliver solar heat continuously at temperatures up to 1100 °C. TWSC 3-steps originally developed for nuclear hydrogen production may return popular for solar thermal. Synergies are possible with power generation. The upstream section of solar energy collection and storage is unaltered. The downstream section is specialized for ele...
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The Australian NEM grid data is a unique example worldwide. No other country supplies high frequency (5‐minutes‐sampling‐interval) data of power generation by all the facilities connected to a grid. The NEM grid has power demands between 18 and 36 GW, on average 27 GW. Presently, wind energy nominal capacity is 6.7 GW, solar energy nominal capacity...
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Forecasts based on modeling of concentrated solar tower power plants with thermal energy storage of 10 hours daily predict the production of dispatchable electricity at 6 c/kWh. Currently, there is no plant utility size in operation featuring this technology and at this predicted cost. The recent experience of Crescent Dunes, an example of this typ...
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As about two-thirds of the thermal energy to the power cycle of a concentrated solar power plant is dumped to the condenser, typically air or evaporative cooling, there is the opportunity to achieve energy savings by using a multi-effect distillation system to condensate the steam and at the same time produce desalinized water. Preliminary design c...
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Recently, North European academics claimed that “Saudi Arabia can accomplish a 100% renewable energy by 2040 that is overwhelmed by PV single-axis following and battery storage”. They moreover say “Battery capacity contributed up to 30% of the full power request in 2040 and the commitment increments to 48% by 2050”. Based on geology, climate condit...
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The preliminary design of a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant with thermal energy storage (TES) in Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is here presented. The specific conditions, in terms of environment, weather and sun irradiance, sand and dust, humidity, temperature, solar irradiance, clouds coverage, and proximity to the sea, are considered. A...
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In a recent publication, North European experts argue that “ Saudi Arabia can achieve a 100% renewable energy power system by 2040 with a power sector dominated by PV single-axis tracking and battery storage”. They also say “Battery storage contributed up to 30% of the total electricity demand in 2040 and the contribution increases to 48% by 2050 ”...
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In this paper, a 140 MW solar thermal plant with thermal energy storage is proposed for Ma’an, Jordan. The plant characteristics are derived from the design of the Solana solar thermal plant with thermal energy storage in Gila Bend, AZ, US. One half of the solar field is considered, and only 1 of the 2 turbines. The total capacity is reduced from 2...
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The capacity factors of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facilities of California are computed, based on a low-frequency monthly statistic that is covering the last few years. While the best-performing facilities achieve annual capacity factors of about 32-33%, the average annual capacity factor is less than 30%, at about 26-27%. The scat...
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Here we compare the measured energy production of the solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facilities of Solar Star and Desert Sunlight with the values computed in National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) System Advisor Model (SAM), by using the SAM database for the typical weather, and the different models available, the high concentration photovolta...
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A Capstone Senior Design project encompasses all ABET learning outcomes as it summarizes all the essential technical and non-technical skills a higher learning institution prepares its graduates to acquire and apply. A successful and high quality senior design project is proof of the quality of education offered by a higher institute of learning, t...
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This paper aims to compute the performances of a smaller version of Solana power plant, with half the solar field, and 1 of 2 turbines in the power cycle, that can be built in Amman or Ma’an in Jordan. The climate conditions for both Amman and Ma’an are discussed thoroughly in the paper. Furthermore, a preliminary validation exercise performed by u...
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A robust engineering program assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement process is at the core of ABET accreditation and is essential to establishing and sustaining a quality undergraduate program in engineering. In this paper, the authors present their unique experience and lessons learnt in the process of achieving ABET accreditation for...
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The paper proposes the validation of the latest System Advisor Model (SAM) vs. the experimental data for concentrated solar power energy facilities. Both parabolic trough, and solar tower, are considered, with and without thermal energy storage. The 250 MW parabolic trough facilities of Genesis, Mojave, and Solana, and the 110 MW solar tower facili...
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The paper discusses the energy storage needs for the Australian National Electricity Market grid, based on the analysis of the power generation, wind and solar energy facilities and solar rooftop, and the grid demand. It is concluded that significant energy storage, for both powers of storing or delivering energy, and time this power can be stored...
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The paper discusses the design options for a concentrated solar power plant in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The specific conditions, in terms of weather and sun irradiance, are considered, including sand and dust, humidity, temperature and proximity to the sea. Different real-world experiences are then considered, to understand the best design to adapt...
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Abstract Tailoring material properties to specific application requirements is one of the major challenges in materials engineering. Grain size is a key factor affecting physical and mechanical properties of polycrystals materials, the presented work enables insight into how the pure nickel properties are affected by application of multi-directiona...

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... Thermal, electrolytic, or photolytic processes can produce H 2 using abundant natural gas, water, coal, and biomass. Clean H 2 can be produced from versatile domestic resources such as coal gasification [12][13][14][15][16][17], natural gas [18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31], nuclear power [32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39], and renewable energy resources such as solar [40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49], geothermal [21,[50][51][52][53][54][55][56][57], wind [58][59][60][61][62][63][64][65][66][67], biomass [68][69][70][71][72][73][74][75][76][77], hydro [78][79][80][81][82], and OTEC [83][84][85][86][87][88][89]. Diverse experimental and theoretical methods for hydrogen production make the H 2 economy very likely soon, and it can be produced on a large or small scale using whatever resources are available and stored until needed. ...
... • Saudi Arabia (KSA) is the sole G20 country that completely depends on fossil energy sources that represent more than 90% of the total energy generation [7]. KSA intends to establish a 300 MW independent solar PV project called "Sakaka" that represents the first green energy plant in that country within a national program that aims to generate 9.5 GW of green energy by 2023. ...
... Saudi Arabia has a growing interest in generating electricity from solar technologies including 25 GW of CSP systems by 2030 [38]. Several studies have considered using CSP for power generation in Saudi Arabia [39], taking into account the particularities of different locations, including Jeddah [40], Riyadh [41][42][43], Dhahran [44], Neom [45], and AlKhobar [46,47]. However, few studies have investigated the use of sand as TES material and direct solar absorber and have mainly focused on Riyadh or fracking sands [15,42,48]. ...
... As discussed in Boretti et al. (2020), replacement of conventional power plants with renewable energy is expensive, and at least in some cases, such as Saudi Arabia, not providing clear advantages, also from the point of view of the environment. A combined-cycle gas turbine plant such as the 2014 Qurayyah power station in Abqaiq, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, of 4000 MW nominal power, had a cost of 2.85 billion US$. ...
... Similar to the HOMER tool, SAM can model microgrids based on PV, wind fuel cells and biomass systems [100][101][102][103], including the concentrated solar thermal system [104]. The tool also supports weather-dependent data for simulating microgrid systems [105][106][107]. It is lacking in terms of optimization processes [46]. ...
... This scheme presents the integration of RES electricity production and the utilization of a hybrid plant. A linear programming optimization model using the simplex method [50] has been developed, where the objective function value addressed to the capacity factor [51] of the PV park is maximized. The main restriction is that the sum of the PV power produced, the energy released in PHS and the grid supplementary power should meet load demands. ...
... Among them, the molten salt in the trough molten salt solar thermal power station has stable chemical properties and thermal stability, large specific heat capacity, and good thermal conductivity. Compared with other working fluids, the biggest advantage is that the working temperature range is wide, ranging from 300 to 1000 • C, and the molten salt does not pollute the environment during the working process [1][2][3][4][5][6]. The thermal energy of solar thermal power generation as an energy carrier is easier to store. ...
... Hussain et al. have documented their experience of ABET accreditation process of an electrical engineering degree program. They have highlighted the assessment as well as continuous improvement processes employed for the successful realization of ABET accreditation [39]. Despite these contributions, there is a lack of work which can provide insights of the complexities of planning and execution processes of fostering sustainable quality practices and outline mechanisms to optimally instantiate an inclusive quality assurance framework. ...
... Validation was done using only half of the solar field and one of the two turbines of the power block. The monthly average values predicted by the model were found to always be close to the actual values [25]. ...
... Saudi Arabia has a growing interest in generating electricity from solar technologies including 25 GW of CSP systems by 2030 [38]. Several studies have considered using CSP for power generation in Saudi Arabia [39], taking into account the particularities of different locations, including Jeddah [40], Riyadh [41][42][43], Dhahran [44], Neom [45], and AlKhobar [46,47]. However, few studies have investigated the use of sand as TES material and direct solar absorber and have mainly focused on Riyadh or fracking sands [15,42,48]. ...