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The Islamic Azad University, Fars Science and Research Branch is one of the many campuses affiliated with the Islamic Azad University, and is located approximately 55 km Northwest of Shiraz, Fars, Iran and 20 km southwest of Marvdasht. The University has a student body of approximately 4500 including undergraduate and graduate students. OTF offers some 42 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university occupies about 1,200,000 square meters and is one of the largest universities in Iran.The university was founded in 2005 and despite its very young age has gained an excellent reputation in science and research compared to the other branches of the Islamic Azad University and mid-class universities in Iran.The first graduation ceremony of the OTF students was held in May, 2009. Wikipedia.

Adloo H.,Shiraz University | Roopaei M.,Islamic Azad University at Science and Research of Fars
Nonlinear Dynamics | Year: 2011

This review article studies some adaptive chaos synchronization methods that were already presented in the literature for a general class of chaotic systems. In this regard, the proposed adaptive controllers and parameter update laws in several papers are inspected, and it is shown that many works suffer from novelty and they can be categorized in a union set. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Source

Estahbanati M.J.,Islamic Azad University at Science and Research of Fars
Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence | Year: 2014

This paper attempts to propose a fair solution in generation scheduling problem in the presence of inherent uncertainties in short-term power system operation. The proposed methodology incorporates probabilistic methodology in the uncertainties representation section, while harmony search algorithm is adopted as a fast and reliable soft computing algorithm to solve the proposed nonlinear, non-convex, large-scaled and combinatorial problem. As an indispensable step towards a more economical power system operation, the optimal generation scheduling strategy in the presence of mixed hydro-thermal generation mix, deemed to be the most techno-economically efficient scheme, comes to the play and is profoundly taken under concentration in this study. This paper devises a comprehensive hybrid optimisation approach by which all the crucial aspects of great influence in the generation scheduling process can be accounted for. Two-point estimation method is also adopted probabilistically approaching the involved uncertain criteria. In the light of the proposed methodology being implemented on an adopted test system, the anticipated efficiency of the proposed method is well verified. © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Source

Izadbakhsh M.,Islamic Azad University at Saveh | Gandomkar M.,Islamic Azad University at Saveh | Rezvani A.,Islamic Azad University at Saveh | Ahmadi A.,Islamic Azad University at Science and Research of Fars
Renewable Energy | Year: 2015

In recent years due to the decreasing fossil fuel reserves and the increasing social stress, complex power networks have no other choices except to seek for alternative energy sources to eliminate the environmental issues caused by the traditional power systems. Thus, the scheduling of energy sources in a complex Micro-Grid (MG) comprising Micro Turbine (MT), Photo Voltaic (PV), Fuel Cell (FC), battery units and Wind Turbine (WT) has been investigated in this paper. Furthermore, a multi-objective framework is presented to simultaneously handle the two objective functions including minimization of total operation cost and minimization of emission. In this regard, Normal Boundary intersection (NBI) technique is employed to solve the proposed multi-objective problem and generate the Pareto set. Besides, a fuzzy satisfying method is used for decision making process. Afterward, the results obtained from the presented method are compared to the ones derived from other methods. Finally, it is verified that the proposed solution method results in better solutions for operation cost, emission and the execution time. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Sattarahmady N.,Shiraz University of Medical Sciences | Heli H.,Islamic Azad University at Science and Research of Fars | Moradi S.E.,Payame Noor University
Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical | Year: 2013

A nanocomposite of cobalt hexacyanoferrate/reduced graphene oxide was synthesized by a facile precipitation route. The nanocomposite morphology was characterized by scanning electron microscopy. A nanocomposite-modified carbon paste electrode was then fabricated and its redox behavior was characterized. In the voltammograms of the modified electrode recorded in phosphate buffer solution, pH 7.4, two quasi-reversible redox transitions appeared related to the Co(II)/Co(III) and Fe(II)/Fe(III) transitions. The diffusion of the counter cation into the nanocomposite and the charge transfer kinetics across the electrode/electrolyte interface were studied. The modified electrode showed an efficient electrocatalytic activity toward the electrooxidation of captopril. In the presence of captopril, the anodic peak current of the Fe(II)/Fe(III) transition increased and the cathodic one decreased, while, the peak currents of the Co(II)/Co(III) transition remained almost constant. This indicates that captopril was oxidized on the modified electrode surface through a surface mediated electron transfer (an electrocatalytic reaction). The catalytic rate constant and the electron transfer coefficient for the electrooxidation process and the captopril diffusion coefficient were reported. A sensitive and time-saving amperometric method was developed for the analysis of captopril. Based on the developed method, captopril was determined with a detection limit of 0.331 μM. The proposed amperometric method was also applied to the analysis of captopril in tablets. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. Source

Aref F.,Islamic Azad University at Science and Research of Fars
African Journal of Biotechnology | Year: 2012

Micronutrients such as boron (B), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn) and zinc (Zn) play important physiological roles in humans and animals. Zn and B are the micronutrients most often deficient in maize, in Iran. A completely randomized factorial block design experiment was carried out at Fars province of Iran during the growing season in 2009 to evaluate the effects of Zn (0, 8, 16 and 24 kg ha -1 Zn added to the soil and Zn foliar spray at 0.5 weight percent of zinc sulfate) and B (0, 3 and 6 kg ha -1 B added to the soil and B foliar spray at 0.3 weight percent of boric acid) fertilizers on Fe, Mn and Cu concentrations in the maize leaf. The results indicate that the use of B and Zn, by spraying, increased leaf Fe content. The presence of a high amount of B in the soil, and also Zn foliar spray, assisted the increase of Fe concentration in the leaf. In fact, there were synergisms between Zn and Fe as well as B and Fe. Reduction in the leaf concentration of Mn by B application may be due to the dilution effect or the antagonistic relationship between B and Mn. The presence of a high amount of B in the soil and the spraying of B prevented the increase of the leaf Mn content, by Zn application. An antagonism was seen between Zn and Mn, in that a high amount of Zn in the soil resulted in the decrease of the leaf Mn content. © 2012 Academic Journals. Source

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