Dr Alireza  Keyhani

PhD in  Energy, Renewable Energy, Mechanization, Tillage


Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering
Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran.

Phone: 982612808138
Fax: 982612808138
Email: akeyhani@ut.ac.ir
URL: http://can.ut.ac.ir/member/keyhani.aspx

Academic Appointments
Education
Areas of Specialization and Research Interests
Current Teaching
Thesis Supervised
Selected Publication
Other
 
   
 Academic Appointments TOC
AppointmentsDurationAcademic Center
Full Professor2010-presentFaculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology
Executive Director for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Journals2009-presentCollege of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Editor-in-Chief of Iranian Journal of Biosystems Engineering2008-presentFaculty of Biosystems Engineering
Head 2008-2010Iranian Society of Agricultural Machinery and Mechanization Engineering
Associate Dean in Planning and Development2007-2008College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dean2006-2007Faculty of Biosystems Engineering
Associate Professor2005–2009Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering
Associate Dean in Academic Affairs2005-2006Faculty of Biosystems Engineering
Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 2004-presentAgricultural Engineering Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture
Head of Central Library2003 – 2005Faculty of Agriculture
Associate Dean in Finance2000-2003Faculty of Agriculture
Head of Central Library1998 – 2000Faculty of Agriculture
Assistant Professor1997-2005Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering

Education TOC
Ph.D: Agricultural Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
M.Sc: Mechanical Engineering of Agricultural Machinery, University of Tehran
B.Sc: Agricultural Machinery Engineering, University of Tehran

Areas of Specialization and Research Interests TOC
Renewable Energies
Agricultural Mechanization
Tillage and Traction

Current Teaching TOC
Course TitleDegreeLevelsCourse IDCreditsSyllabusNotes
Thermodynamics (1)Mechanical Engineering of Agricultural MachineryB. Sc. 3
Numerical MethodsMechanical Engineering of Agricultural MachineryB. Sc. 2
Internal Combustion EnginesMechanical Engineering of Agricultural MachineryB. Sc. 3
Technical English for Agricultural MachineryMechanical Engineering of Agricultural MachineryB. Sc. 3
Technical English for Agricultural MechanizationAgricultural Mechanization EmgineeringB. Sc. 2
Energy Consumption Management in AgricultureAgricultural Mechanization EmgineeringM. Sc. 2
New TopicsAgricultural Mechanization EmgineeringM. Sc. 2
Renewable Energy Systems Conversion DesignMechanical Engineering of Agricultural MachineryPh. D. 3
Energy Production from Non-fossil ResourcesAgricultural Mechanization EmgineeringPh. D. 2
Heat TransferMechanical Engineering of Agricultural MachineryB. Sc. 3
Energy in AgricultureMechanical Engineering of Agricultural MachineryM. Sc. 3

Thesis Supervised TOC

Selected Publication TOC
A. Journals Papers
Naderi-Boldaji, M. R. Alimardani, A, Hemmat, A. Sharifi, A. Keyhani, N. Dolatsha, T. Keller. 2012. Improvement and field testing of a combine horizontal penetrometer for on-the-go measurement of soil water content and mechanical resistance. Soil & Tillage Research, 123: 1-10.   more...

Rajabi Hamedani, S., A. Keyhani and R. Alimardani. 2011. Energy use patterns and econometric models of grape production in Hamadan province of Iran. Energy, 36: 6345-6351.   more...

Pishgar Komleh, S. H., A. Keyhani, Sh. Rafiee and P. Sefeedpary. 2011. Energy use and economic analysis of corn silage production under three cultivated area levels in Tehran province of Iran. Energy, 36: 3335-3341.    more...

Mousazadeh, H., A. Keyhani, A. Javadi, H. Mobli, K. Abrinia and A. Sharifi. 2011. Life-cycle assessment of a Solar Assist Plug-in Hybrid electric Tractor (SAPHT) in comparison with a conventional tractor. Energy Conversion and Management, 52: 1700-1710.   more...

Mousazadeh, H., A. Keyhani, A. Javadi, H. Mobli, K. Abrinia and A. Sharifi. 2011. Design, construction and evaluation of a sun-tracking system on a mobile structure. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 133: 011003-1-6.    more...

Fadavi, R., A. Keyhani and S. S. Mohtasebi. 2011. An analysis of energy use, input costs and relation between energy inputs and yield of apple orchard. Res. Agr. Eng., 57(3): 88-96.   more...

Bagheri, N., A. Keyhani, S. S. Mohtasebi, R. Alimardani, Sh. Rafiee and G. H. Mansoori. 2011. Design, construction and evaluation of a fan speed controller in a forced convection solar dryer to optimize the overall energy efficiency. J. Agr. Sci. Tech. 13: 503-515.   more...

Ghasemi Mobtaker, H., A. Keyhani, A. Mohammadi, Sh. Rafiee, A. Akram. 2010. Sensitivity analysis of energy inputs for barley production in Hamedan Province of Iran. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 137: 367-372.   more...

Mousazadeh, H., A. Keyhani, A. Javadi, H. Mobli, K. Abrinia and A. Sharifi. 2010. Optimal power and energy modeling and range evaluation of a solar assist plug-in hybrid electric tractor (SAPHT). Transactions of the ASABE, 53(4): 1025-1035.   more...

Fadavi, R., A, Keyhani and Mohtasebi, S. S. 2010. Estimation of a mechanization index in apple orchard in Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science, 2(4): 180-185.   more...

Mousazadeh, H., A. Keyhani, A. Javadi, H. Mobli, K. Abrinia and A. Sharifi. 2010. Evaluation of alternative battery technologies for a solar assist plug-in hybrid electric tractor. Transportation Research Part D, 15: 507-512.   more...

Keyhani, A., M. Ghasemi-Varnamkhasti, M. Khanali, R. Abbaszadeh. 2010. An assessment of wind energy potential as a power generation source in the capital of Iran, Tehran. Energy, 35: 188-201.   more...

Beheshti Tabar, I., A. Keyhani and S. Rafiee. 2010. Energy balance in Iran’s Agronomy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14: 849-855.   more...

Mousazadeh, H., A. Keyhani, H. Mobli, U. Bardi, G. Lombardi and T. Asmar. 2009. Technical and economical assessment of a multipurpose electric vehicle for farmers production, Journal of Cleaner Production, 17: 1556-1562.   more...

Mousazadeh, H., A. Keyhani, A. Javadi, H. Mobli, C. Abrinia and A. Sharifi. 2009. A review of principle and sun-tracking methods for maximizing solar systems output. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13:1800-1818.   more...

Mousazadeh, H., A. Keyhani, H. Mobli, U. Bardi, G. Lombardi and T. El-Asmar. 2009. Environmental assessment of RAMseS multipurpose electric vehicle compared to a conventional combustion engine vehicle. Journal of Cleaner Production, 17: 781-790.   more...

Khoshroo, A., A. Keyhani, R. A. Zoroofi, S. Rafiee, Z. Zamani and M. R. Alsharifi. 2009. Classification of pomegranate fruit using texture analysis of MR images. Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal, manuscript 1182, Vol., XI.   more...

Rafiee, Sh., Kashaninejad, M., A. R. Keyhani and A. Jafari. 2009. Pistacio nut (Ohadi variety) mass transfer simulation during process of drying using finite element method. J. Agric. Sci. Technol., 11: 137-146.   more...

Rafiee, S., A. Keyhani and A. Mohammadi. 2008. Soybean seeds mass transfer simulation during drying using finite element method. World Applied Sciences Journal, 4(2): 284-288.   more...

Mohammadi, A. S. Rafiee, Z. Emam-Djomeh and A. Keyhani. 2008. Kinetic models for colour changes in Kiwifruit slices during hot air drying. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4(3): 376-383.   more...

Mohammadi, A., A. Tabatabaeefar, S. Shahan, S. Rafiee and A. Keyhani. 2008. Energy use and economical analysis of potato production in Iran, a case study: Ardabil province. Energy Conversion and Management, 49(12): 3566-3570.   more...

Ghasemi Varnamkhasti, M., Mobli, H. Jafari, A., Keyhani, A. Heidari Soltanabadi, S. Rafiee and K. Kheiralipour. 2008. Some physical properties of rough rice (Oryza Sativa L.) grain. Journal of Cereal Science, 47(3): 496-501.   more...

Abbaspour-Gilandeh, Y., M. Omid and A. Keyhani. 2007. Simulation program for predicting tractor field performance. World Applied Sciences Journal, 2(5): 552-558.   more...

Sharifi, M., S. Rafiee, A. Keyhani, A. Jafari, H. Mobli, A. Rajabipour and A. Akram. 2007. Some physical properties of orange (Var. Tompson). Int. Agrophysics: 21(4): 391-397.   more...

Varnamkhasti, M. G., H. Mobli, A. Jafari and A. Keyhani. 2007. Performance assessment of a modified blade-type whitener (frictional milling machine) considering rice output flow rate. Journal of Agricultural Technology, 3(2): 183-190.   more...

Rashidi, M., A. Tabatabaeefar, R Attarnejad, and A. Keyhani. 2007. Non-linear modeling of pressure-sinkage behaviour in soils using finite element method. J. Agric. Sci. Technol. 9 (1):1-13.   more...

Mohtasebi, S. S., A. Keyhani and M. Rahimi. 2005. Simulation, testing and sensitivity analysis of fuel pressure regulator for MPFI Paykan 1600 cc Engine. Journal of Applied Sciences, 5 (4): 781-786.   more...

Keyhani, A. and D. Wulfsohn. 2001. Sensitivity of soil coupled heat and mass transfer governing equations to hydraulic and thermal conductivities. J. Agric. Sci. Technol. Vol. 3(3): 227-235.    more...

Keyhani, A. 2001. Development of mini-gypsum blocks for soil moisture measurement and their calibration to compensate for temperature. J. Agric. Sci. Technol. 3(2): 141-145.   more...


B. Conference Papers
Mohammadi, A., Rafiee, S., Keyhani, A. and Emem-Djomeh, Z. 2008. Thin-layer drying characteristics and modeling of sliced kiwifruit (cv. Hayward). 16th International Drying Symposium, 9-12 Nov., University Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India, pp, 1663-1668.    more...

Sharifi, M., Rafiee, S. Keyhani, A. and Jafary, A. 2008. Mass modeling of orange (cv. Tompson) fruit with some physical properties. 16th International Drying Symposium, 9-12 Nov., University Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India, pp, 396-403.    more...

Mohammadi, A., Rafiee, S., Keyhani, A. and Emam-Djomeh, Z. 2008. Effect of drying conditions on moisture diffusivity and activation energy of kiwifruit (cv. Hayward). 16th International Drying Symposium, 9-12 Nov., University Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India, pp, 104-198.   more...

Mohammadi, A., Rafiee, S., Keyhani, A. and Emam-Djomeh, Z. 2008. Mathematical modeling of drying characteristics of kiwifruit slice (cv. Hayward). In Proceedings of 10th International Congress on Mechanization and Energy in Agriculture, 14-17 Oct., Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey, pp, 853-858.   more...

Mohammadi, A., Rafiee, S., Keyhani, A., Emam-Djomeh, Z. and Jafary, A. 2008. Measuring moisture diffusivity and activation energy of kiwifruit (cv. Hayward) during convective hot air drying. In Proceedings of 10th International Congress on Mechanization and Energy in Agriculture, 14-17 Oct., Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey, pp, 848-852.   more...

Mollaee, K., Keyhani, A., Karimi, M, Khairalipour and Ghasemi Varnamkhasti, M. 2008. Energy ratio in dryland wheat – Case study: Eghlid township. In Proceedings of 10th International Congress on Mechanization and Energy in Agriculture, 14-17 Oct., Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey, pp, 409-414.   more...

Abbaspour-Gilandeh, Y., Omid, M. and Keyhani, A. 2007. Simulation program for predicting tractor field performance. International Agricultural Engineering Conference, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Dec. 3-6, Food Engineering & Bioprocess Technology: 1-9.   more...

Tabatabaeefar, A., Hajiahmad, A., Javadi, A., Keyhani, A. 2007. Soil compaction acquaintance based on field test on physical characteristics. International Agricultural Engineering Conference, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Dec. 3-6, Soil, Tillage & General Agricultural Research: 1-9.    more...

Meisami-asl, E., Rafiee, S., Keyhani, A. and Tabatabaeefar, A. 2007. Effect of drying conditions on moisture diffusivity and activation energy of apple (Golab cv.). International Agricultural Engineering Conference, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Dec. 3-6, Food Engineering & Bioprocess Technology: 1-5.   more...

Meisami-asl, E., Rafiee, S., Keyhani, A. and Tabatabaeefar, A. 2007. Drying of apple and selection of a suitable thin layer drying model. Proceedings of International Agricultural Engineering Conference, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Dec. 3-6, Food Engineering & Bioprocess Technology: 1-8.   more...

Ghasemi Varnamkhasti, M., Mobli, H., Jafari, A.Heidari Soltanabadi, M, Keyhani, A. and Rafiee, S. 2007. Processing quality of milled rice in modified blade type milling machine considering variety type, rotor speed and output flow rate. Proceedings of International Agricultural Engineering Conference, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Dec. 3-6, Agricultural Machinery & Management: 1-17.   more...

Tabatabaeefar,A., Hajiahmad, A., Javadi,A. and A. Keyhani. 2007.Soil compaction acquaintance based on field test on physical characteristics.   more...

Rafiee, Sh., A. Jafari and A. Keyhani. 2006. Determination of lentil (Gachsaran) dimension and mass properties. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovations in Food & Bioprocess Technologies, 12-14- December 2006, AIT, Pathumthani, Thailand, pp 741-746.   more...

Rafiee, Sh. M. Keramat, A, Jafari and A. Keyhani. 2006. Determination of Dimension and mass of date (Deiri). 2006. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovations in Food & Bioprocess Technologies, 12-14- December 2006, AIT, Pathumthani, Thailand, pp 734-740.    more...

Sharifi, M. Sh. Rafiee, A. Keyhani, M. Omid and A. Jafari. 2006. Drying behaviour of orange slice. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovations in Food & Bioprocess Technologies, 12-14- December 2006, AIT, Pathumthani, Thailand, pp 292-300.   more...

Khoshroo, A., R. A. Zoroofi, A. Keyhani, Z. Zamani and Sh. Rafiee. 2006. Pomegranate quality evaluation using machine vision. 1st International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits, 16-19 October 2006, Adana, Turkey.   more...

Abbaspour-Gilandeh, Y., A. Khalilian, R. Alimardani, A. Keyhani and S. H. Sadati. 2005. Energy saving with variable-depth tillage. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Southern Conservation Tillage Systems Conference, June 27-29, 2005, Clemenson University, Pee Dee research and Education Center, Florence, SC, pp 84-91.   more...

Eshaghbeygi, A., A. Tabatabaeefar, M. H. Raoufat and A. R. Keyhani. 2003. Mathematical Draft Force Model for a New Bent Share Subsoiler. In Proceedings: International Congress on Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and Environment, Izmir, Turkey, 7-10 Oct 2003, pp: 297-305.   more...

Keyhani, A. and D. Wulfsohn. 1996. Laboratory Simulation of Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer in Layered Seedbed. ASAE Paper No. 96-1043.   more...

Keyhani, A. and D. Wulfsohn. 1996. Moisture and Temperature Variation in Layered Soil Profile. Soils and Crops Conference Feb 22nd-23rd, University of Saskatchewan, SK.   more...


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