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Structure, strength and defect characterisation of cement based materials. (2014)
Thesis
CHOUDHURY, A.H. 2014. Structure, strength and defect characterisation of cement based materials. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In cement based systems, the residual stresses are created by internal expansion. This provides toughening by the release of the residual stresses as the macro-crack propagates. While circumstantial evidence of the residual stresses exist (e.g. micro... Read More about Structure, strength and defect characterisation of cement based materials..

A progressive study into offshore wind farm maintenance optimisation using risk based failure analysis. (2014)
Journal Article
SINHA, Y. and STEEL, J.A. 2015. A progressive study into offshore wind farm maintenance optimisation using risk based failure analysis. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews [online], 42, pages 735-742. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.10.087

Offshore Wind Farm consists of an array of Wind Turbines electrical, communication, command and control systems. At present the cost of maintaining Wind Turbines in the offshore locations is very high (about 35% of lifetime costs). This work puts emp... Read More about A progressive study into offshore wind farm maintenance optimisation using risk based failure analysis..

Significance of effective lubrication in mitigating system failures: a wind turbine gearbox case study. (2014)
Journal Article
SINHA, Y., STEEL, J.A., ANDRAWUS, J.A. and GIBSON, K. 2014. Significance of effective lubrication in mitigating system failures: a wind turbine gearbox case study. Wind engineering [online], 38(4), pages 441-449. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/0309-524x.38.4.441

The effectiveness of lubrication in machines mainly depends on the physical and chemical properties of lubricating oil, like quantity, level of suspended particles, effect of external load/shear forces, temperature amongst others. Periodic inspection... Read More about Significance of effective lubrication in mitigating system failures: a wind turbine gearbox case study..

An improved Vickers indentation fracture toughness model to assess the quality of thermally sprayed coatings. (2014)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., PRATHURU, A.K., SPENCE, S., HOSSAIN, M. and STEEL, J.A. 2014. An improved Vickers indentation fracture toughness model to assess the quality of thermally sprayed coatings. Engineering fracture mechanics [online], 128, pages 189-204. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2014.07.015

This study presents an improved approach to the quality assessment of thermally sprayed coatings. Measurements were carried out on five different coatings. Since it is the overall extent of surface cracking during Vickers indentation that is indicati... Read More about An improved Vickers indentation fracture toughness model to assess the quality of thermally sprayed coatings..


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