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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2013.10.3 | Award Amount: 891.50K | Year: 2014

The MOSAIC project aims to foster R&D cooperation between Europe and Mediterranean Partner Countries under European and third country programmes. MOSAIC focuses on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and how ICT can support common EU-MED societal challenges among which Health and wellbeing, Food and agriculture, Clean Energy, Green Integrated Transport and Risk Management for critical issues such as Climate Action and Secure Societies.\n\nIn order to strengthen cooperation between EU-MED stakeholders MOSAIC will set-up sustainable mechanisms between European organisations and Mediterranean organisations, MOSAIC proposes the creation of 2 Technology Platforms (TPs):\n\tMED-TP1 covering Maghreb countries (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya).\n\tMED-TP2 covering Mashriq countries (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian administrated areas, Syria Arab Republic Syria).\nMOSAIC will also support the dialogue between MED-TPs and existing European Technology Platforms (ETPs) for those topics to:\n\tAnalyze potential areas of cooperation between Europe and MED countries around the thematic area of ICT and applications of ICT to Societal challenges.\n\tIdentify key stakeholders to launch and run TPs in MED countries including representatives from industrial (large companies and SMEs) and academic sectors.\n\tPromote and support the creation of TPs in MED countries, including the production of both organizational documents (governance, structure, etc.) and technical documents (Vision, Strategic Research Agenda), as tools to set up sustainable scientific cooperation with Europe.\n\tCreate a Global Strategy for EU-MED cooperation in the field of ICT and ICT applications to Societal challenges.\n\tLiaise MED-TPs with European counterparts, and contribute to update the European International Cooperation strategy.\n\tIncrease awareness on the potentialities for cooperation between Europe and MED countries in the fields of ICT and ICT applications to Societal challenges.


Moulay-Idriss C.,University of Science and Technology of Oran | Mohamed B.,University of Science and Technology of Oran
Energy Conversion and Management | Year: 2013

We aim to find a better control and optimization among the different functions of a solar pumping system. The photovoltaic panel can provide a maximum power only for defined output voltage and current. In addition, the operation to get the maximum power depends on the terminals of load, mostly a non-linear load like induction motor. In this work, we propose an intelligent control method for the maximum power point tracking of a photovoltaic system under variable temperature and irradiance conditions. The system was tested without maximum power point tracking, with the use of Scalar-Based control motor, but we cannot maintain the speed optimal. Next, we developed several methods for the control. Finally, we have chosen the Direct Torque Control. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Stambouli A.B.,University of Science and Technology of Oran | Koinuma H.,University of Tokyo
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2012

Energy security, economic growth and environmental protection are the national energy policy drivers of any country of the world. Scientists, governments, and industries are witnessing the long-term consequences of energy consumption and foresee catastrophic outcomes if alternative methods of energy production are not developed and utilised to meet the needs of our global economy. In recent years, PV is proposed as a competitive energy policy and a step forward to the target of sustainable development and environmental friendly energy source. In this contribution a particular attention is being given to the joint event that bring together the relevant parties, the University of Sciences and Technology of Oran (USTO), Japan International Corporation and Japan Science and Technology Agencies (JICA, JST) to develop a long-term vision and strategy to boost the ideas for the realization and the development of the Sahara Solar Breeder (SSB) project. SSB advocates the view of undertaking collaborative basic, applied and development research, as well as industrial production and technical, commercial and financial support services to implement photovoltaic solar energy systems. The strategic objective is the establishment of a Global Clean Energy Superhighway as the solution to global energy challenges, water shortages, levelling of electric power supply in the world, climate change and other environmental problems arising from the current fossil-fuel heavy global energy paradigm [1]. This project will tackle the key challenges and issues related to the field of PV putting forward the USTO perspective and promoting its R/D activities by a collaborative research plan between Japan and Algeria. This event also seeks to identify the most important challenges facing both the research and economic sectors and put forward new strategies that will identify the required skills to transform the research prospects of USTO based on the analysis and prospect of elementary processes and system design. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Sabeur S.A.,University of Science and Technology of Oran
Central European Journal of Physics | Year: 2014

We present the results of a multicanonical Monte Carlo study of flexible and wormlike polymer chains, where we investigate how the polymer structures observed during the simulations, mainly coil, liquid, and crystalline structures, can help to construct a hyperphase diagram that covers different polymer classes according to their thermodynamic behavior. © 2014 Versita Warsaw and Springer-Verlag Wien.


Mazouz N.,University of Science and Technology of Oran | Midoun A.,University of Science and Technology of Oran
International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems | Year: 2011

The exploitation of the solar energy is very significant for the very sunny countries. Moreover the dryness phenomenon in these country is imposes more and more the use of pumping plants. The storage of the water in insulated basins from the wells has a double advantage. On the one hand, it is a technical storage solution of the solar energy collected by the photovoltaic panels. On the other hand, it is a hygienic way out to supply water for the rural population. In our work, we propose a technique for the identification of the maximum power point (MPP) based on fuzzy logic. This method is used to generate the cyclic ratio to operate the switcher within the maximum power of a photovoltaic array (PVA). For simulation purpose we made a complete modeling of the entire system. The system carried out consists of a photovoltaic array supplying, through a DC converter, a direct current (DC) engine coupled to a centrifugal pump. Our experimental bench consists of two principal units. A DC converter module composed of IGBT power transistors. And a processing module connected to a PC serial port, handling the input signals delivered by photovoltaic generator and controlling the power unit. The obtained experimental results confirm the simulation result which is very satisfactory and show the utility of the fuzzy controller for the optimization of the system. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Boudghene Stambouli A.,University of Science and Technology of Oran
Energy Policy | Year: 2011

Algeria plays a very important role in world energy markets, both as a significant hydrocarbon producer and as an exporter, as well as a key participant in the renewable energy market. Due to its geographical location, Algeria holds one of the highest solar potentials in the world. This paper presents a review of the present renewable energy situation and assesses present and future potential of renewable energy sources (RESs) in Algeria. This paper also discusses the trends and expectation in solar systems applications and the aspects of future implementation of renewable energies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region status. The problem related to the use of RES and polices to enhance the use of these sources are also analysed in this paper. In addition the available capacity building, the technical know-how for each RES technology and localizing manufacturing of renewable energy equipments are defined. The co-importance of both policy and technology investments for the future Algerian markets of RES and competitiveness of the solar/wind approach is emphasized. Some examples of policy significantly impacting Algerian markets are reviewed, and the intention of the new Algerian RES initiative is discussed. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.


Belhocine A.,University of Science and Technology of Oran | Bouchetara M.,University of Science and Technology of Oran
Applied Thermal Engineering | Year: 2012

Braking is a process which converts the kinetic energy of the vehicle into mechanical energy which must be dissipated in the form of heat. During the braking phase, the frictional heat generated at the interface disc - pads can lead to high temperatures. This phenomenon is even more important that the tangential stress as well as the relative sliding speeds in contact is important. The objective of this study is to analyze the thermal behavior of the full and ventilated brake discs of the vehicles using computing code ANSYS. The modeling of the temperature distribution in the disc brake is used to identify all the factors and the entering parameters concerned at the time of the braking operation such as the type of braking, the geometric design of the disc and the used material. The results obtained by the simulation are satisfactory compared with those of the specialized literature. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Stambouli A.B.,University of Science and Technology of Oran
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2011

It is a well known fact that eight countries have 81% of all world crude oil reserves, six countries have 70% of all natural gas reserves and eight countries have 89% of all coal reserves. Energy is central to achieving the interrelated economic, social, and environmental aims of sustainable human development. But if we are to realise this important goal, the kinds of energy we produce and the ways we use them will have to change. Otherwise, environmental damage will accelerate, inequity will increase, and global economic growth will be jeopardised. Energy produced and used in ways that support human development in all its social, economic and environmental dimensions is what is meant by sustainable energy. The generation of energy by clean, efficient and environmental-friendly means is now one of the major challenges for engineers and scientists. This paper reviews a proposed energy-related solution to global warming, air pollution mortality, and energy security. It discusses recent topics related directly to energy production such as fuel cells (FCs) which represent a promising clean and efficient energy conversion technology. The paper also focuses on those technologies which, in terms of cost, cleanliness, reliability and availability, have the potential to compete with conventional energy conversion systems and to reach commercialisation phase before 2015. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Stambouli A.B.,University of Science and Technology of Oran
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2011

During the last few years, political support for renewable energies has been growing continuously both at the national and international level and most scientists now agree that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are perfectly placed to play a leading role in the lucrative future solar and wind power industries. The interest for the development of renewable energies was perceived very early in Algeria with the creation of the solar energy institute as soon as 1962. Algeria plays a very important role in world energy markets, both as a significant hydrocarbons producer and exporter, as well as a key participant in the renewable energy market. Due to its geographical location, Algeria holds one of the highest solar reservoirs in the world. This paper deals with a review of the present renewable energy (RE) situation and assessed present and future potential of RE sources in Algeria. It also discusses the trends and expectation in solar and wind systems applications and the aspects of future implementation of renewable energies making emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region status. The problem related to the use of RES and polices to enhance the use of these sources are also analysed in this paper. In addition the available capacity building, the technical know-how for each RE sources technology and localising manufacturing of RE equipments have been defined. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Drif M.,University of Coimbra | Drif M.,University of Science and Technology of Oran | Marques Cardoso A.J.,University of Coimbra
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics | Year: 2012

This paper deals with the use of the instantaneous active and reactive power signature analyses and their derived signalsthe instantaneous power factor and phase anglefor discriminating broken rotor bars and airgap eccentricity conditions (rotor faults) from mechanical load oscillation effects in operating three-phase squirrel cage induction motors. Both simulation and experimental results are presented to show the effectiveness and the merits of the proposed approach that offers the possibility to distinguish between the three conditions by comparing the signature analyses of two different quantities for each abnormality condition. © 2011 IEEE.

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