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Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Afyon Kocatepe University is a state university in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. It was established on July 3, 1992. Wikipedia.

Haktanir A.,Afyon Kocatepe University
American Journal of Neuroradiology

MR imaging manifestations of influenza A-associated encephalitis have been described previously. However, there is very limited information about the central nervous system complications of the novel influenza A(H1N1) virus. MR imaging findings of novel influenza A-associated meningoencephalitis in a child are presented. Source

This study deals with an energetic and exergetic analysis as well as economic and environmental evaluations of Afyon geothermal district heating system (AGDHS) in Afyon, Turkey. In the analysis, actual system data are used to assess the district heating system performance, energy and exergy efficiencies, specific exergy index, exergetic improvement potential and exergy losses. And, for economic and environmental evaluations, actual data are obtained from the Technical Departments. The energy and exergy flow diagrams are clearly drawn to illustrate how much destructions/losses take place in addition to the inputs and outputs. For system performance analysis and improvement, both energy and exergy efficiencies of the overall AGDHS are determined to be 34.86% and 48.78%, respectively. The efficiency improvements in heat and power systems can help achieving energy security in an environmentally acceptable way by reducing the emissions that might otherwise occur. Present application has shown that in Turkey, geothermal energy is much cheaper than the other energy sources, like fossil fuels, and makes a significant contribution towards reducing the emissions of air pollution. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Diatomite is a pozzolanic material containing amorphous silica, cristabolite and minor amounts of residual minerals. Waste marble powder (WMP) is an inert material which is obtained as an industrial by product during sawing, shaping, and polishing of marble and causes a serious environmental problem. This paper describes the procedures and results of a laboratory investigation of mechanical properties carried out on the concrete specimens containing diatomite and WMP as partial replacement of cement in concrete. The laboratory work essentially consists of characterization of the raw and waste materials, preparation of concrete specimens with diatomite and WPM in different ratios by weight as replacement for cement and a superplasticizing admixture to reduce water demand and compression and flexural tests of the specimens. Test results indicated that the concrete specimens containing 10% diatomite, 5% WPM and 5% WPM +10% diatomite replacement by weight for cement had the best compressive and flexural strength and the replacement of cement with diatomite and WMP separately and together using a superplasticizing admixture could be utilized to improve the mechanical properties of the conventional concrete mixtures. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

In this study energy, exergy and exergoeconomic analysis of the Afyon geothermal district heating system (AGDHS) in Afyon, Turkey is performed through thermodynamic performances and thermo-economic assessments. In the analysis, actual system data are used to assess the district heating system performance, energy and exergy efficiencies, exergy losses and loss cost rates. Energy and exergy losses throughout the AGDHS are quantified and illustrated in the flow diagram. The energy and exergy efficiencies of the overall system are found to be 37.59% and 47.54%, respectively. The largest exergy loss occurs in the heat exchangers with 14.59% and then in the reinjection wells with 14.09%. Besides, thermo-economic evaluations of the AGDHS are given in table. Energy and exergy loss rates for the AGDHS are estimated to be 5.36. kW/$ and 0.2. kW/$, respectively. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Hocaoglu F.O.,Afyon Kocatepe University
Solar Energy

Mathematical modeling of solar radiation continues to be an important issue in renewable energy applications. In general, existing models are mostly empirical and data dependent. In this paper, a novel approach for solar radiation modeling is proposed and illustrated. The proposed application consists of hidden Markov processes, which are widely used in various signal processing topics including speech modeling with successful results. In the experimental work, mean of hourly measured ambient temperature values are considered as observations of the model, whereas mean of hourly solar radiation values are considered as the hidden events, which constitute the outcomes of the proposed mathematical model. Both solar radiations and temperatures are converted to quantized number of states. Finally, after a training stage that forms the transition probability values of the described states, the hidden Markov model parameters are obtained and tested. The tests are repeated for various numbers of states and observations are presented. Plausible modeling results with distinct properties in terms of accuracy are achieved. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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