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Thermal spray coatings for molten salt facing structural parts and enabling opportunities for thermochemical cycle electrolysis. (2024)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., MUTHUKRISHNAN, R., BALOGUN, Y., PANCHOLI, K., HUSSAIN, T., LOKACHARI, S., HORRI, B.A. and BANKHEAD, M. 2024. Thermal spray coatings for molten salt facing structural parts and enabling opportunities for thermochemical cycle electrolysis. Engineering reports [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/eng2.12947

Thermochemical water splitting stands out as the most efficient techniques to produce hydrogen through electrolysis at a high temperature, relying on a series of chemical reactions within a loop. However, achieving a durable thermochemical cycle sys... Read More about Thermal spray coatings for molten salt facing structural parts and enabling opportunities for thermochemical cycle electrolysis..

Indium tin oxide thin film preparation and property relationship for humidity sensing: a review. (2024)
Journal Article
RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FERNANDEZ, C., SUJATHA, D., PANDA, S.K. and FAISAL, N.H. [2024]. Indium tin oxide thin film preparation and property relationship for humidity sensing: a review. Engineering reports [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/eng2.12836

This review aims to present a critical overview of indium tin oxide (ITO) thin film preparation methods, structure–property relationship and its application in humidity sensing. A range of passive and active humidity sensors with thin films (based on... Read More about Indium tin oxide thin film preparation and property relationship for humidity sensing: a review..

Thermomechanical deformation analysis of a tubular solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
KURUSHINA, V., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., FAISAL, N., SOMAN, A., HORRI, B.A. and CAI, Q. 2023. Thermomechanical deformation analysis of a tubular solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. In Proceedings of the 34th Thermal and fluid analysis workshop 2023 (TFAWS 2023), 21-25 August 2023, Maryland, USA. Washington: NASA [online], article number TFAWS23-ID-7. Available from: https://tfaws.nasa.gov/tfaws23/proceedings/

Technologies behind electrolysis cells for hydrogen production are making progress in terms of portability, cost reduction, performance enhancement, prolonged operation, and integration in stacks and with existing power infrastructure. The solid oxid... Read More about Thermomechanical deformation analysis of a tubular solid oxide steam electrolysis cell..

Machine learning model of acoustic signatures: towards digitalised thermal spray manufacturing. (2023)
Journal Article
VISWANATHAN, V., MCCLOSKEY, A., MATHUR, R., NGUYEN, D.T., FAISAL, N.H., PRATHURU, A., LLAVORI, I., MURPHY, A., TIWARI, A., MATTHEWS, A., AGRAWAL, A. and GOEL, S. 2024. Machine learning model of acoustic signatures: towards digitalised thermal spray manufacturing. Mechanical systems and signal processing [online], 208, article number 111030. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2023.111030

Thermal spraying, an important industrial surface manufacturing process in sectors such as aerospace, energy and biomedical, remains a skill intensive process often involving multiple trial runs impacting the yield. The core research challenge in dig... Read More about Machine learning model of acoustic signatures: towards digitalised thermal spray manufacturing..

Acoustic emission sensor-assisted process monitoring of air plasma-sprayed titanium deposition. (2023)
Journal Article
VISWANATHAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FAISAL, N.H. and GOEL, S. 2023. Acoustic emission sensor-assisted process monitoring of air plasma-sprayed titanium deposition. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 32(8), pages 2763-2777. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-023-01663-6

Acoustic emission is a sensing technique that offers the potential benefit for its use as an in situ monitoring tool for a wide range of manufacturing processes. This work attempts to highlight the robustness of using acoustic emission (AE) data for... Read More about Acoustic emission sensor-assisted process monitoring of air plasma-sprayed titanium deposition..

Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
HOSSAIN, M., FAISAL, N., PRATHURU, A., KURUSHINA, V., RAJENDRAN, V., CAI, Q., HORRI, B. and KUMAR, A. 2023. Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. Presented at the 1st IUT (Islamic University of Technology) International conference on mechanical, material and production engineering 2023 (IUT-ICMMPE 2023), 21-22 July 2023, Gaziput, Dhaka.

The UK government in their 2021 Hydrogen Strategy recognises that the low carbon hydrogen plays a critical role in achieving transition to net zero and sets a target of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for use across the economy... Read More about Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis..

Monitoring corrosion under insulation utilising electrochemical testing. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
NEWLANDS, B., HORGAN, M. and MINSHULL, H. 2023. Monitoring corrosion under insulation utilising electrochemical testing. Presented at the 4th International conference on health monitoring of civil and maritime structures (HeaMES 2023), 12-13 June 2023, [virtual event].

This paper proposes a novel sensor-based instrumented monitoring system for the specific detection of corrosion at the CUI interface. Electrochemical Testing (ET), Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and E... Read More about Monitoring corrosion under insulation utilising electrochemical testing..

Investigation of wave propagation pattern in a multilayer planar structure. (2023)
Journal Article
RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FERNANDEZ, C. and FAISAL, N.H. 2023. Investigation of wave propagation pattern in a multilayer planar structure. e-Journal of nondestructive testing [online], Special Issue NDE-Nuclear-2023: proceedings of the 2nd Non-destructive examination in nuclear international conference (NDE in Nuclear 2023), 27-29 June 2023, Sheffield, UK, article number 28270. Available from: https://www.ndt.net/search/docs.php3?id=28270

Acoustic emission (AE) is used to monitor conditions of various structures across many industrial sectors, including containment vessels or storage tanks of nuclear materials. Periodic monitoring, inspection and analysis of structure conditions can h... Read More about Investigation of wave propagation pattern in a multilayer planar structure..

Materials for molten salt facing parts: challenges and opportunities for nuclear thermochemical cycle electrolysis. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
FAISAL, N., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A. and HOSSAIN, M. 2023. Materials for molten salt facing parts: challenges and opportunities for nuclear thermochemical cycle electrolysis. Presented at the 5th International conference on structural nano composites 2023 (NANOSTRUC 2023), 24-26 May 2023, Nicosia, Cyprus: [virtual event].

One of the important challenges is to develop coating materials for thermochemical containment vessels and pipes that encounters the highly corrosive and harsh environment produced by the molten salt at high temperature. The aim of this review is to... Read More about Materials for molten salt facing parts: challenges and opportunities for nuclear thermochemical cycle electrolysis..

Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
KURUSHINA, V., SOMAN, A., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., AMINI HORRI, B., CAI, Q. and FAISAL, N. 2023. Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. Presented at the 36th Scottish fluid mechanics meetings, 24 May 2023, Glasgow, UK.

High temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis (HTSOSE) is an efficient and ecologically-friendly method of hydrogen production through conversion of the water substance into hydrogen and oxygen, using the heat and electrical energy. The HT SOSE is... Read More about Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell..

Materials and meta-data for thermochemical electrolysis. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
RAJENDRAN, V., MUTHUKRISHNAN, R., BALOGUN, Y., KURUSHINA, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M. and FAISAL, N.H. 2023. Materials and meta-data for thermochemical electrolysis. Presented at the 2023 Scotland's hydrogen economy and the chemical sciences, 23 May 2023, St Andrews, UK.

One of the important challenges is to develop coating materials for thermochemical containment vessels and pipes that encounters the highly corrosive and harsh environment produced by the molten salt at high temperature. Overall assessment based on t... Read More about Materials and meta-data for thermochemical electrolysis..

Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
KURUSHINA, V., SOMAN, A., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., HORRI, B.A., CAI, Q. and FAISAL, N. 2023. Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. Presented at the 2023 All-energy and dcarbonise conference, 10-11 May 2023, Glasgow, UK.

Developing electrolyser cells with enhanced hydrogen production and their scalable manufacturing can play an important role in enabling not only eco-friendly development but also cost-effective, reliable, and sustainable opportunities. Thermomechanic... Read More about Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell..

Structural design and analysis of a high temperature solid oxide steam tubular electrolyser. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
KURUSHINA, V., SOMAN, A., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., HORRI, B., CAI, Q. and FAISAL, N. 2023. Structural design and analysis of a high temperature solid oxide steam tubular electrolyser. Presented at the 2023 All things hydrogen conference (ATH23) [online], 14 March 2023, Aberdeen, UK. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/56ut5jjb

The hydrogen production is an active area of the innovation and development in the perspective of the next decade, with the relative dominance of the alkaline, proton exchange and solid oxide (SO) technology. The gradual maturity of the latter techno... Read More about Structural design and analysis of a high temperature solid oxide steam tubular electrolyser..

Corrosion monitoring at the interface using sensors and advanced sensing materials: methods, challenges and opportunities. (2023)
Journal Article
RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FERNANDEZ, C. and FAISAL, N.H. 2023. Corrosion monitoring at the interface using sensors and advanced sensing materials: methods, challenges and opportunities. Corrosion engineering, science and technology [online], 58(3), pages 281-321. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1478422X.2023.2180195

Detecting and monitoring of corrosion is one of the major challenges in insulated metallic structures, or structures with one or more than one interface. This review paper aims to consolidate scattered literature on laboratory system-based corrosion... Read More about Corrosion monitoring at the interface using sensors and advanced sensing materials: methods, challenges and opportunities..

Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
HOSSAIN, M., FAISAL, N., PRATHURU, A., KURUSHINA, V., CAI, Q., HORRI, B. and SOMAN, A. 2022. Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. Presented at the 4th International conference on energy and power 2022 (ICEP2022), 11-13 December 2022, Dhaka, Bangledesh: [virtual conference].

The UK government in their 2021 Hydrogen Strategy recognises that the low carbon hydrogen plays a critical role in achieving transition to net zero and sets a target of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for use across the economy... Read More about Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis..

Numerical prediction of the effect of thermal plume of a standing human on the airborne aerosol flow in a room: assessment of the social distancing rule. (2022)
Journal Article
HOSSAIN, M., CHINENYE-KANU, N., FAISAL, N.H., PRATHURU, A., ASIM, T. and BANIK, S. 2023. Numerical prediction of the effect of thermal plume of a standing human on the airborne aerosol flow in a room: assessment of the social distancing rule. Aerosol science and engineering [online], 7(1), pages 96-106. Available from: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s41810-022-00165-2

The purpose of the study is to investigate the dispersion of droplet nuclei/aerosol which are produced during coughing and continuous talking to quantify the risk of infection due to airborne disease transmission. A three-dimensional modelling of aer... Read More about Numerical prediction of the effect of thermal plume of a standing human on the airborne aerosol flow in a room: assessment of the social distancing rule..

Application of thermal spray coatings in electrolysers for hydrogen production: advances, challenges, and opportunities. (2022)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., PRATHURU, A., AHMED, R. et al. 2022. Application of thermal spray coatings in electrolysers for hydrogen production: advances, challenges, and opportunities. ChemNanoMat [online], 8(12), article number e202200384. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/cnma.202200384

Thermal spray coatings have the advantage of providing thick and functional coatings from a range of engineering materials. The associated coating processes provide good control of coating thickness, morphology, microstructure, pore size and porosity... Read More about Application of thermal spray coatings in electrolysers for hydrogen production: advances, challenges, and opportunities..

Application of pencil lead break (PLB) point source in the detection of interfacial defects in adhesive bonds. (2022)
Journal Article
PRATHURU, A., FAISAL, N., STEEL, J. and JIHAN, S. 2022. Application of pencil lead break (PLB) point source in the detection of interfacial defects in adhesive bonds. Journal of nondestructive evaluation [online], 41(4), article 65. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10921-022-00898-7

The presence of kissing bonds (zero-thickness disbond) along the interface of an adhesive bond is highly detrimental to its strength and longevity. The detection of these kind of defects has previously been attempted using several techniques such as... Read More about Application of pencil lead break (PLB) point source in the detection of interfacial defects in adhesive bonds..

Thermal spray coatings for electromagnetic wave absorption and interference shielding: a review and future challenges. (2022)
Journal Article
FASIAL, N.H., AHMED, R., SELLAMI, N. et al. 2022. Thermal spray coatings for electromagnetic wave absorption and interference shielding: a review and future challenges. Advanced engineering materials [online], 24(7), article number 2200171. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202200171

This review aims to consolidate scattered literature on thermally sprayed coatings with nonionizing electromagnetic (EM) wave absorption and shielding over specific wavelengths potentially useful in diverse applications (e.g., microwave to millimeter... Read More about Thermal spray coatings for electromagnetic wave absorption and interference shielding: a review and future challenges..

Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers. (2021)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., PRATHURU, A.K., PARADOWSKA, A. and LEE, T.L. 2022. Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers. Experimental mechanics [online], 62(3), pages 369-392. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-021-00803-9

Background: During thermal spray coating, residual strain is formed within the coating and substrates due to thermo-mechanical processes and microstructural phase changes. Objective: This paper provides a comprehensive guide to researchers planning t... Read More about Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers..