The lecturer professor at the University of Kufa‘s Faculty of Engineering, Assistant Professor Dr. Muhammad Shaker Mahmoud, presented two research papers during the activities of the Second International Scientific University of Kufa for Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology which was held virtually.
Mahmoud suggested that the first work is part of a master’s thesis for the student Amir Al-Ali at Ferdowsi University in Iran and under the participation supervision of Dr. Ali Akhtarbour from the University of Iran. The thesis deals with the analysis of the Sumbar Dam’s safety in north-eastern Iran by focusing on a vertical discharge of geosynthetic resources to speed the fall into the base surface. Several factors influencing stability were analyzed using the Mohr-Coulomb and Cam-Clay models built via the GeoStudio 2012 computer software, including soil asymmetry (ky/kx ratio), volume, diameter, and vertical drainage spacing.
Mahmoud noted that the second work was part of a master’s thesis by the University of Kufa student Ali Abbas, conducted under the participation supervision of the University of Technology’s Dr. Hassan Ali Imran. It addressed the problem of water conservation at the Bahr Al-Najaf site in a potential scenario in which there are many projects to improve water supplies and balanced by many projects that drain such services, including tourism and housing projects.
The problem is very critical for decision-makers in a period of water shortage to consider what is needed in the context of water abundance and scarcity. Although a water balance was implemented using a computer system named WEAP (Water Planning and Assessment System) and developed by the Swedish Environmental Institute in Sweden.
It is worth remembering that approved conference work must be released in one of the IOP Publishing Publications and is included within the Scopes.