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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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Who works at the Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering has more than 399 academic staff members

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Ms. Nourelhuda Abdulmagid k alnajar

I am Nour Al-Huda Al-Najjar, a chemical engineer, graduated from the University of Tripoli, Faculty of Engineering, in the year 2013/2014. I worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Chemical Engineering for 4 years. I joined postgraduate studies at the University of Tripoli and obtained a master's degree in 2020. I am currently working as a faculty member in the department. I am good at some skills, including: Arabic and English. I am good at working on Microsoft programs in a good way, as well as working on some engineering programs such as Aspen Hysis, Fortran.


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تقنية التكسية الرقيقة (Microsurfacing) للصيانة الوقائية للطرق

الملخص: الهدف العام لهذا البحث، هو إجراء دراسة مقارنة لعدد من المواصفات القياسية لإنشاء التكسية الرقيقة، وإمكانية استخدامها كاحد الطرق الواعدة لصيانة والحفاظ على الرصف فى ليبيا، وكذلك القيام بدارسة مقارنة لهذه المواصفات، لمعرفة اوجه التشابه والاختلاف بينها. وتم إختيار عدد من المواصفات الامريكية، بالاضافة الى المواصفة الليبية لدراستها والقيام بدراسة المقارنة. وقد توصلت الدراسة الى عدة نتائج: ومنها إمكانية استخدام التكسية الرقيقة لصيانة وحفظ الرصف فى ليبيا، ووجود تشابه كبير بين المواصفات التى تم دراستها. كما توصلت الدراسة الى عدد من التوصيات ومن اهمها؛ القيام بدراسة مقارنة لبقية المواصفات الدولية بمجال التكسية الرقيقة، وتبني تحديث مواصفات إنشاء التكسية الرقيقة من قبل الوزارات والهيئات الوطنية ذات العلاقة بالطرق. الكلمات المفتاحية: :( صيانة وقائية، تكسية سطحية, مستحلب إسفلتي، معالجة سطحية، Microsurfacing)
د.أحمد الهادي جمعة عبدالنبي (الرابطي), م. زينب سالم حشاد(12-2020)
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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
Malik Farag Gema Elmzughi, Samah Khlifa Otman Alghoul(1-2021)
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Utilization of cement kiln dust in absorption technology

This paper involves a study of the heavy metal pollution of the soils around one of cement plants in Libya called Suk-Alkhameas and surrounding urban areas caused by cement kiln dust (CKD) emitted. Samples of soil was collected from sites at four directions around the cement factory at distances 250m, 1000m, and 3000m from the factory and at (0-10)cm deep in the soil. These samples are analyzed for Fe (iii), Zn(ii), and Pb (ii) as major pollutants. These values are compared with soils at 25 Km distances from the factory as a reference or control samples. The results show that the concentration of Fe ions in the surface soil was within the acceptable range of 1000ppm. However, for Zn and Pb ions the concentrations at the east and north sides of the factory were found six fold higher than the benchmark level. This high value was attributed to the wind which blows usually from south to north and from west to east. This work includes an investigation of the adsorption isotherms and adsorption efficiency of CKD as adsorbent of heavy metal ions (Fe (iii), Zn(ii), and Pb(ii)) from the polluted soils of Suk-Alkameas city. The investigation was conducted in batch and fixed bed column flow technique. The adsorption efficiency of the studied heavy metals ions removals onto CKD depends on the pH of the solution. The optimum pH values are found to be in the ranges of 8-10 and decreases at lower pH values. The removal efficiency of these heavy metals ions ranged from 93% for Pb, 94% for Zn, and 98% for Fe ions for 10 g.l-1 adsorbent concentration. The maximum removal efficiency of these ions was achieved at 50-60 minutes contact times at which equilibrium is reached. Fixed bed column experimental measurements are also made to evaluate CKD as an adsorbent for the heavy metals. Results obtained are with good agreement with Langmuir and Drachsal assumption of multilayer formation on the adsorbent surface.
abdulati Elhadi tater Elalem, , (11-2013)
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