A scientific approach with bibliometric analysis related to brick and tile drying: A review
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KünyeYatağanbaba, A., Kurtbaş, İ. (2016). A scientific approach with bibliometric analysis related to brick and tile drying: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 59, 206-224.
Extensive analyses of technological developments and technology foresight studies have been vital to help prepare possible scientific scenarios for the future. The primary purpose of this type of foresight study is to utilise methods and attempt to assess development trends in science and technology. This paper presents an approach to find out the various trends in scientific studies in the field of drying brick/tile that are occurring in the world. All documents used in this study were obtained from the Scopus database. To shed light on drying trends, both bibliometric and network analyses were conducted in this research. For the bibliometric analysis, the Scopus database was systematically searched to obtain a dataset in relation to the drying of brick/tile. The year range covered from 1980 to 2015. On the other hand, the patent data used in the study were taken from the Espacenet international patent database. The same keywords coupled with bibliometric analysis were used to find the relevant patent data. Some parameters were considered, such as the number of documents, authorship and ownership, patterns of international collaborations, address, and number of times cited. The collaboration networks with co-citation analysis for authors were also analysed in this study. Significant growth is observed in scientific production particularly in the period from 2000-2015. The countries that became evident as most productive on a scientific basis are the United States, Germany and China. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.