College of Engineering
Engineering Research Center on Self Identity
Engineering Research Center has gained insights about identity from both a personal and an engineering perspective attributable to our diverse research. The Research Center in the College of Engineering at the University of Duhok aims to provide research services and guides to researchers in different engineering areas. The Research Center composes of delegated members from all different engineering fields. This Center has established links to most of the engineering laboratories which enable the center to cover the research’s needs.
The center investigates how identity and sense of self are influenced by factors such as construction, environment, development, sustainability, structural health monitoring, water resources, architecture design, use of energy, and seeking new energy resources among others. The center researches a wide range of subjects to provide an understanding of engineering and construction complications. The Research Centre has significant activities in different areas of engineering that focus on impactful research and transformative outcomes. The center was established in 2017 by merging all existing departments in the College of Engineering at the University of Duhok (UoD) to make a useful contribution to the overall progress of the college. The goal of the Engineering Research Center is to enable interaction between college administration, academics, and undergraduate and postgraduate students to enhance research opportunities and creative problem-solving.
The Civil engineering department’s focus starts with a foundation in theory, combined with soft skills focus on designing structures, fluid-structure and dams, environment and water supply systems, soil and geotechnics, surveying and transportation system, and engineering management. The water resources engineering research aims to improve the understanding of water resources, water security problems, and related issues. This is by conducting research, investigations, and providing scientific information to manage, protect, develop and utilize the water resources (i.e., surface water and groundwater) in Duhok, Kurdistan region, Iraq. The research in water resources engineering mainly focuses on hydrological and hydraulic engineering issues. Architectural Engineering researchers at UoD aim to develop knowledge in many directions like trying to apply a good design approach and methodology for all types of buildings. Also, these researches focus to enhance the learning experience in architecture design, understanding and relating processes to past architecture for creating a new future of architecture. Furthermore, identify and analysis of design problems, to ensure improvement in functionality, usability, and aesthetic design values. The Research in the Mechanical department intends to develop the use of energy and seek new energy resources. Also, the department focus to investigate the effect of the dynamics and vibrations on the characteristics of the mechanical systems. Furthermore, many types of research shed the light on the optimization process in mechanical systems. Moreover, the department has achieved fluid mechanics development research. The mechanical department includes heat transfer and fluid dynamics laboratories.
Contributors will not only learn the technical and management skills required to plan, design, construct and maintain infrastructure, but they will also learn how to apply that knowledge within a wide range of research serving public and private organizations and sectors in Duhok city, Kurdistan Region-Iraq along with strong communication with researchers abroad.
Projects and Publications
Undergraduate Student Projects (USPs) in the College of Engineering Department curriculum comprise a teamwork activity that emphasizes a single major project learning. The design of the USPs requires students to select a specified project, make decisions regarding the overall organization of their group, communicate and work as members of small groups, research, identify, critically analyze, mix information, and prepare and communicate by writing a research report and presenting oral presentations for the mid-year and final year panel discussion. On the other hand, the major research projects and publications cover:
- Design of Structure (Buildings and Bridges)
- Concrete Performance
- Roadway and Signalized Intersection Safety
- Capacity analysis of Signalized intersections
- Pavement Condition Evaluation
- Derivation of formulas for Strengthening Beams
- Seismic Performance of RC Buildings
- Design of Water Distribution Network
- Design of a Recirculating Aquaculture System
- Urban flash flood.
- Household water consumption.
- Hydraulic characteristics and performance of various types of weirs.
- Forecasting of rainfall and streamflow data.
- Trends analysis in rainfall data series.
- Effectiveness of rainwater harvesting system.
- Photogrammetry and GIS
- Image-based 3D modelling
- GNSS and location-based services
- Mapping and navigation
- Local Architecture
- Architectural Conservation
- Buildings Technology
- Theory of Architecture
- History of Architecture
- Interior Design
- Landscape Design
- Design Strategy and Methodology
Mechanical Engineering: Applied mechanics.
- Heat transfer.
- Renewable energies
- Cooling systems.