Engineering and Technology Graduation Projects
By Ruwaida Shamso – Architectural Engineering Department, It’s a commercial and entertainment service center located in Al-Dimas area among a residential project, from which a land area of 7 hectares for commercial, service and entertainment activities takes a part. The entertainment structure was designed to provide visual communication between the floors with open spaces between the functions like (cinema, restaurants, children’s playrooms, multi-usage hall – training workshops – internet halls – library), the entrance to the project land is from the main street and the side one.
By Raneem Naaourah – Architectural Engineering Department, when teacher asks her young students, “What are your dreams for the future?” The answers are often predictable: a policeman, a fireman, or a doctor. In fact, those children are still many years away from achieving their dreams. However, today, their dreams could be real by KIDZANIA; a fully integrated, constructional, innovative and safe city designed for children to play Role-playing game, so that, they could open up their imagination and learn discipline, independence, decision-making, problem solving and teamwork through play.
Lian Zerli – Architectural Engineering Department
Mohammed Ghaith Al-Burghli – Architectural Engineering Department
Prepared by Mahmoud Al-Tujjar – Computer & Informatics Engineering Department.
Smart cities are one of the most popular topics in this decade. Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Therefore Smart Cities’ investments and projects are of top priority.
The lighting infrastructure in smart cities deserve great attention. Lights can be considered the “eyes” of smart cities, gathering information about the surrounding environment and acting as the backbone for a range of smart city applications including public safety, traffic management, smart parking and manymore.
– One way to control the lighting system is by a fuzzy controller. While today’s replacement of legacy lights with LEDs and controlling them by traditional methodsoffer a considerable economical advantage, they can still be further improved. Instead of the lights turning on to full intensity when an object is close, we can control the light’s brightness with a fuzzy controller so that when an object gets in the light post’s area, it will turn on to full brightness only at first, but as the object gets closer and closer, the light will gradually turn to an appropriate intensity, providing more eye comfort and more energy savings. This project discusses the implementation of fuzzy controllers in smart cities’ lighting infrastructure .
– The project starts by discussing smart cities and Internet applications, then talks about the importance and complexity of lighting systems in smart cities, then discusses a core component which is Wireless Sensor Networks and the popular ZigBee protocol. It then provides the fuzzy logic and fuzzy controllers and their components. Different types of fuzzy inference systems and defuzzification are compared. A comparison of PID control and fuzzy control is also presented.
Finally, a simple fuzzy controller application is implemented using Arduino UNO R3 board and MATLAB Fuzzy Toolbox.