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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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Bachelor of Science
Major Petroleum Engineering



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faculty of Engineering has more than 315 academic staff members

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Dr. wael saleh mohamed abughres

د. وائل صالح أبوغريس هو احد اعضاء هيئة التدريس بقسم بقسم الهندسة الكهربائية والإلكترونية بكلية الهندسة. يعمل د. وائل صالح أبوغريس بجامعة طرابلس كأستأذ مساعد منذ 5 مارس 2017 وله العديد من المنشورات العلمية في مجال تخصصه.


Some of publications in faculty of Engineering

Effects of Finny-shaped Absorber Surface on Basin-solar Still Behavior

تتناول هذه الدراسة إمكانية استخدام الأرض كوسيط تبريد لمبادل حراري في نظم تكييف بالمباني بديلا عن الهواء الجوي، وحيث أن تقييم الخواص الحرارية للأرض هامة جداً لمعرفة مدى نجاح هذا النظام فقد أجريت تجربة عملية للتحقق من ذلك. ومن اجل إنجاز هذه التجربة ثم دفن أنبوب عمودي في باطن الأرض ليتدفق من خلاله الماء عبر دائرة مغلقة، وتم تزويد المياه بكمية ثابته من الحرارة مناظرة للحرارة التي يفقدها المبادل الحراري في نظام التبريد الهوائي. غير أن الهدف من هذا الاختبار دراسة التغير في درجة حرارة المياه الداخلة والخارجة من الأنبوب المدفون في باطن الأرض أثناء تزويد المياه بالحرارة خلال فترة زمنيه، وهذا الاختبار يسمي باختبار الاستجابة الحرارية للأرض.لقد أوضحت النتائج المتحصل عليها أن درجة حرارة خروج المياه من الارض تكاد تكون ثابتة بعد فترة زمنية قصيرة من زمن الاختبار،وأن درجة حرارة المياه هذه ملائمة كوسيط تبريد لمبادل حراري في نظام تكييف المباني. كما أن ثبوت درجة الحرارة هذا يساعد في الحصول على حمل تبريد مستقر، وهو ما لا يتوفر عند استخدام الهواء الخارجي كوسيط للتبريد باعتبارهذا ذا درجة حرارة متغيره، وتم الاستفادة من هذا الاختبار في تقييم الخواص الحرارية للارض، وإن هذه الدراسة قد بينت أن الموقع الجغرافي الذي تم اختباره تميز بكفاءة عالية، ومشيرا لإمكانية استخدام هذا النظام في تكييف المباني. Abstract This study is investigating the use of ground as cooling medium in a heat exchanger system for air conditioning of buildings as a replacement to the ambient air. However, evaluating the ground properties is very important to known the range of success of this system. An experimental setup is conducted to realize the above. In order to perform this experiment, a pipe is buried into the ground where the water is flowing in a closed circuit. A constant quantity of heat power is supplied to the water equivalent to the rejected heat from the heat exchanger in the air heat pump system. However, the objective of this experiment is to study the change in the inlet and the outlet water flow temperature from the buried pipe in the ground, during the heat injection to the water for a specific time. This test is called the thermal response test of the ground.The test results are clearly indicating that the outlet water from the ground has a constant temperature after a short duration from the test period. This water temperature is convenient as a heat carrier for air conditioning of buildings. This constant water temperature is also assisting in obtaining a constant cooling load. This can not obtained in using the out side air as a cooling carrier where the air is of a changing temperature. This study is indicating that the test site has a high efficiency, and this system can be used for air conditioning of buildings.
عادل احمد سويسي (2008)
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Estimation of Some Geotechnical Properties of Tripoli Sand by Using Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (Dcp)

Abstract Determination of the in-situ engineering properties of subsurface ground materials has always been a challenge for geotechnical engineers. Several in –situ test methods have been developed. Dynamic cone penetration test (DCPT) is one of the in-situ penetration tests which have been widely used to determine the geotechnical parameters of soil. The dynamic cone penetration test (DCPT) is a quick and easy to set up and run onsite. Due to the economy and simplicity of the test, better understanding of correlations between its results and the geotechnical parameters of soil can reduce significantly the efforts and cost to evaluate the engineering properties of ground materials. In this research, a light weight simple DCP device was used for evaluation of some engineering properties of Tripoli sand. The device consisted of an 8kg hammer that drops over a height of 575 mm and drives a 60o cone tip with 20 mm base diameter into the ground. The intention of this investigation is to obtain sufficient data to establish appropriate and reliable correlations among soil parameters and DCPT results. In order to investigate the effect of fine material content on the correlations between the geotechnical parameters and the penetration index (PI) of the DCPT of Tripoli sand, soil samples of different fine material content have been prepared and tested. This research presents the results of the laboratory tests as well as the analysis and discussion of these results. Based on the analysis of test results, the relationships between the DCPT results (penetration index, PI) and the geotechnical parameters of Tripoli sand such as relative density and CBR value are obtained. In this study penetration index of the dynamic cone penetration test from the laboratory prepared samples were correlated with laboratory CBR,s for a number of different soil types. Unique models were found for each type of soil with good coefficient of determination (R2). The combined data gave also a correlation between CBR and penetration index PI which compare very well with those obtained from other studies. There is no clear correlation between the penetration index and both the dry density (gr/cm3) and relative density, with wide scatter and a low coefficient of determination (R2) value.
نورالدين سالم الكثاري (2011)
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Monte Carlo modeling of 6 MV photon beam produced by the elekta precise linear accelerator of Tripoli medical center using beamnrc/dosexyznrc

The 6MV photon beam production by the Elekta Line accelerateur of Tripoli of medical center (TMC) was modeled using Beamnrc and Dosexyzne Monte Carlo codes. The Beamnrc code was used to model the accelerator head and generate phase files. The phase space files were then used as input to the Dosexyzne code to simulate octogenarian deth dose and beam profiles. simulation were first stared using nominal provided by the vendor, a field size of 10x10cm2 and Source to surface distance (SSD) of 100 cm. simulation were compared with experimental data and energy tuning procedures were applied to validate the model. Energy tuning procedures indicated that the nominal energy of 6 MV and a FWHM of the Gaussian distribution of the source of 0.35 cm were the optimal energy and FWHM for the model. The depth of maximum dose at 6 MV was found to be 1.5 cm. The percentage relative differences between calculated and experimental Pdd(s) ranged from 0.5% to 3% for field size of 10cm2 and reached a value of 8% at depths greater than 20cm, The model was later used to calculate PDD(s) and beam profile and output factors for different field size ranging from 3x3cm2 to 25x25cm2. Calculated output factors were in good agreement with experimental values (the percentage relative differences ranged from 1% to 4%). (Author) arabic 42 English 152
Karima Elmasri, Tawfik Giaddui(12-2012)
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