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Inverse design of functional surfaces through low fidelity modelling. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
SAHARE, S., ASIM, T., KUBIAK, K., MISHRA, R. and NSOM, B. [2019]. Inverse design of functional surfaces through low fidelity modelling. To be presented at the 24th Congrès Français de Mécanique (CFM 2019), 26-30 August 2019, Brest, France.

Functional surfaces are extensively being designed for specific purposes within various industries. The inspiration for many of such surfaces has been derived from biological entities such as shark skin etc. In industry, various surfaces are created... Read More

Effect of surface roughness on the aerodynamic performance of an articulated truck-trailer assembly. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
ASIM, T., UBBI, K., MISHRA, R. and NSOM, B. [2019]. Effect of surface roughness on the aerodynamic performance of an articulated truck-trailer assembly. To be presented at the 24th Congrès Français de Mécanique (CFM 2019), 26-30 August 2019, Brest, France.

Aerodynamic drag is the most dominant resistive force to the motion of a vehicle, several methods of drag reduction have been applied over the years; these mainly include shape modification and add-on devices. A novel method to improve drag response... Read More

Visualisation of turbulent structures in a centrifugal pump’s volute using large eddy simulation. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
ASIM, T., MISHRA, R. and NSOM, B. [2019]. Visualisation of turbulent structures in a centrifugal pump’s volute using large eddy simulation. To be presented at the 24th Congrès Français de Mécanique (CFM 2019), 26-30 August 2019, Brest, France.

Centrifugal pumps are an integral part of process and chemical industries around the globe. The flow within vaneless volutes of centrifugal pumps is highly turbulent and three-dimensional. Conventional flow modelling techniques are usually incapable... Read More

Corporate financial disclosure measurement in the empirical accounting literature: a review article. (2019)
Journal Article
HASSAN, O.A.G. and MARSTON, C. 2019. Corporate financial disclosure measurement in the empirical accounting literature: a review article. International journal of accounting, Online Ready. Available from : https://doi.org/10.1142/S1094406019500069

This paper develops a framework for corporate financial disclosure measurement to identify and evaluate measures of financial disclosure employed in prior empirical accounting studies. It identifies two approaches: (i) a disclosure-based approach tha... Read More

The art of life adapting: drawing and healing. (2019)
Journal Article
FREMANTLE, C. 2019. The art of life adapting: drawing and healing. Leonardo [online], Just Accepted. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_01833

The author, a practice-led researcher and cultural producer, draws on his own experience of cancer treatment and his use of art as a way to make aspects visible. He relates this to the larger intersubjective and social questions of cancer as an overw... Read More

Macro-BIM adoption study: establishing Nigeria's BIM maturity. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2019. Macro-BIM adoption study: establishing Nigeria’s BIM maturity. In Aigbavboa, C. and Thwala, W. (eds.) The construction industry in the fourth industrial revolution: proceedings of the 11th Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) postgraduate research conference (CIDB 2019): positioning the construction industry in the fourth industrial revolution, 28-30 July 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa. Cham: Springer [online], pages 401-411. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26528-1_40

Construction Industry in Nigeria has since required a disruptive technology to change its construction business and improve its capabilities and productivity. As an on-going research (PhD work) to developing a strategy for an effective Building Infor... Read More

Human activity recognition with deep metric learners. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
MARTIN, K., WIJEKOON, A. and WIRATUNGA, N. [2019]. Human activity recognition with deep metric learners. In Workshop proceedings of the 27th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2019), 8-12 September 2019, Otzenhausen, Germany. CEUR workshop proceedings: CEUR-WS [online], (accepted).

Establishing a strong foundation for similarity-based return is a top priority in Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) systems. Deep Metric Learners (DMLs) are a group of neural network architectures which learn to optimise case representations for similarity-... Read More

Introducing the dynamic customer location-allocation problem. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
ANKRAH, R., LACROIX, B., MCCALL, J., HARDWICK, A. and CONWAY, A. 2019. Introducing the dynamic customer location-allocation problem. In Proceedings of the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Congress on evolutionary computation (IEEE CEC 2019), 10-13 June 2019, Wellington, NZ. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 3157-3164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2019.8790150.

In this paper, we introduce a new stochastic Location-Allocation Problem which assumes the movement of customers over time. We call this new problem Dynamic Customer Location-Allocation Problem (DC-LAP). The problem is based on the idea that customer... Read More

Comparative analysis of two asynchronous parallelization variants for a multi-objective coevolutionary solver. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
ZAVOIANU, A.-C., SAMINGER-PLATZ, S. and AMRHEIN, W. 2019. Comparative analysis of two asynchronous parallelization variants for a multi-objective coevolutionary solver. In Proceedings of the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) congress on evolutionary computation (IEEE CEC 2019), 10-13 June 2019, Wellington, New Zealand. Piscataway: IEEE [online], (accepted).

We describe and compare two steady state asynchronous parallelization variants for DECMO2++, a recently proposed multi-objective coevolutionary solver that generally displays a robust run-time convergence behavior. The two asynchronous variants were... Read More

Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery – part b: a review of modelling approach to flow in porous media. (2019)
Journal Article
AFOLABI, R.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., OFFICER, S. and UGWU, J.O. 2019. Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery – part b: a review of modelling approach to flow in porous media. Journal of molecular liquids [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.111495

Polymer flow in porous media represents an entirely different scenario compared to bulk flow analysis using viscometers. This is due to the geometry and configuration of the medium which is made up of converging-diverging flow paths. In this article,... Read More

Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry. (2019)
Journal Article
OMOTAYO, T.S., BOATENG, P., OSOBAJO, O., OKE, A. and OBI, L. [2019]. Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry. International journal for productivity and performance management [online], (accepted).

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a capability maturity model developed to implement continuous improvement in in small and medium scale construction companies (SMSCC) in Nigeria. Design/Methodology/approach: A multi-strategy approach... Read More

Raman spectroscopy vs voltammetry: a voltammetric approach to elucidate different chemicals in a range of pharmaceutical tablets. (2019)
Journal Article
ALECRIM, M.F., MACÊDO, I.Y.L., RODRIGUES, E.B., MORENO, E.K.G., GHEDINI, P.C., FERNANDEZ, C., DOS SANTOS, W.T.P. and GIL, E.S. 2019. Raman spectroscopy vs voltammetry: a voltammetric approach to elucidate different chemicals in a range of pharmaceutical tablets. Journal of the Electrochemical Society [online], 166(12), pages H580-H586. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1149/2.1331912jes

Over the years, Electroanalysis has been widely applied to elucidate redox behavior of novel molecules. The selectivity and low cost are spotlight features in pharmacopeial methods of identification, that can be reached by voltammetric approaches. In... Read More

Understanding marine food web dynamics using fatty acid signatures and stable isotope ratios: improving contaminant impacts assessments across trophic levels. (2019)
Journal Article
MADGETT, A.S., YATES, K., WEBSTER, L., MCKENZIE, C. and MOFFAT, C.F. 2019. Understanding marine food web dynamics using fatty acid signatures and stable isotope ratios: improving contaminant impacts assessments across trophic levels. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106327

Scotland's marine food webs support a diversity of species and habitats. They contribute to maintaining the balance of the natural environment. Previous studies show that these ecosystems are contaminated by persistent organic pollutants and trace me... Read More

Enacting evidence-based practice: pathways for community nurses. (2019)
Journal Article
TEODOROWSKI, P., CABLE, C., KILBURN, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2019. Enacting evidence-based practice: pathways for community nurses. British journal of community nursing [online], 24(8), pages 370-376. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.8.370

Community nurses are expected to deliver evidence-based practice, which is challenging given the diversity and breadth of the evidence base from which they can draw. This study aimed to explore community nurses' experiences of implementing change in... Read More

Optimal distributed generation in green building assessment towards line loss reduction for Malaysian public hospital. (2019)
Journal Article
AMRAN, M.E., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., BANI, N.A., KAIDI, H.M., HASSAN, M.Z., SARIP, S. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2019. Optimal distributed generation in green building assessment towards line loss reduction for Malaysian public hospital. Bulletin of electrical engineering and informatics [online], 8(4), pages 1180-1188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v8i4.1624

This paper presents an optimization approach for criteria setting of Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) in the Green Building Rating System (GBRS). In this study, the total line loss reduction is analyzed and set as the main objective function in... Read More

What are the barriers and drivers toward BIM adoption in Nigeria? (2019)
Conference Proceeding
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2019. What are the barriers and drivers towards BIM adoption in Nigeria? In Skibniewski, M.J. and Hajdu, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2019 Creative construction conference (CCC 2019), 29 June – 2 July 2019, Budapest, Hungary. Budapest: Diamond Congress Ltd [online], pages 529-539. Available from:https://2019.creative-c...nference.com/downloads/

The ‘digitalization and collaboration’ or Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry has been gaining momentum in the recent academic engagements. Despite its existence in many industries (i.e. publishing, retailing, financial... Read More

A new CFD approach for proppant transport in unconventional hydraulic fractures. (2019)
Journal Article
SURI, Y., ISLAM, S.Z. and HOSSAIN, M. 2019. A new CFD approach for proppant transport in unconventional hydraulic fractures. Journal of natural gas science and engineering [online], 70, article number 102951. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2019.102951

For hydraulic fracturing design in unconventional reservoirs, the existing proppant transport models ignore the fluid leak-off effect from the fracture side wall and the effect of fracture roughness. In this paper, a model is proposed using three-dim... Read More

Adult dental health survey 2009: association between oral health outcomes and living arrangements of older adults in the UK. (2019)
Journal Article
AMINU, A.Q. 2019. Adult dental health survey 2009: association between oral health outcomes and living arrangements of older adults in the UK. British dental journal [online], 227(2), pages 115-120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-019-0487-0

Introduction: Considering the growing ageing populations and the impact of oral health in the wellbeing of older adults, there is a need for understanding dental care utilisation among this group. The objective of this study was to examine the relati... Read More

The road not taken: locating desire lines across information landscapes. (2019)
Journal Article
BURNETT, S. and LLOYD, A. [2019]. The road not taken: locating desire lines across information landscapes. Information research [online], (accepted).

Introduction. - The concept of desire lines is defined, contextualised and explored within the area of information landscapes. The paper problematises the existence of desire lines in relation to research which has been conducted with various refugee... Read More

Pharmacy academics’ perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study. (2019)
Journal Article
EL-AWAISI, A., JOSEPH, S., EL HAJJ, M.S. and DIACK, L. 2019. Pharmacy academics' perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study. BMC medical education [online], 19, article ID 278. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1689-5

Background: The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of faculty members and academic administrators, at Qatar University College of Pharmacy, towards interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice by identifying enablers, b... Read More