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A review of recent advancements in offshore wind turbine technology. (2022)
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ASIM, T., ISLAM, S.Z., HEMMATI, A. and KHALID, M.S.U. 2022. A review of recent advancements in offshore wind turbine technology. Energies [online], 15(2), article 579. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020579

Offshore wind turbines are becoming increasingly popular due to their higher wind energy harnessing capabilities and lower visual pollution. Researchers around the globe have been reporting significant scientific advancements in offshore wind turbine... Read More about A review of recent advancements in offshore wind turbine technology..

Effects of damaged rotor on wake dynamics of vertical axis wind turbines. (2021)
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ASIM, T. and ISLAM, S.Z. 2021. Effects of damaged rotor on wake dynamics of vertical axis wind turbines. Energies [online], 14(21), article 7060. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217060

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) are omni-directional turbomachines commonly used in rural areas for small-to-medium-scale power generation. The complex flow observed in the wake region of VAWTs is affected by a number of factors, such as rotor bl... Read More about Effects of damaged rotor on wake dynamics of vertical axis wind turbines..

CFD modelling and prototype testing of a vertical axis wind turbines in planetary cluster formation. (2021)
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DURKACZ, J., ISLAM, S., CHAN, R., FONG, E., GILLIES, H., KARNIK, A. and MULLAN, T. 2021. CFD modelling and prototype testing of a vertical axis wind turbines in planetary cluster formation. Energy reports [online], 7(Supplement 3): 6th International conference on advances on clean energy research 2021 (ICACER 2021), 15-17 April 2021, [virtual conference], pages 119-126. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2021.06.019

This study aims to improve the applicability of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) by investigating their feasibility in a novel planetary cluster configuration by observing its effect on efficiency and overall power density. Computational Fluid Dyn... Read More about CFD modelling and prototype testing of a vertical axis wind turbines in planetary cluster formation..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling to design and optimise power kites for renewable power generation. (2020)
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PEGG, C., SURI, Y., ISLAM, S.Z., ASTHANA, A. and HOSSAIN, M. 2020. Computational fluid dynamics modelling to design and optimise power kites for renewable power generation. International journal of design engineering [online], 9(2): energy and sustainable futures, pages 81-100. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJDE.2020.113057

Power kites provide the potential rewards of obtaining the disused energy supply from high altitude wind. This paper aims to provide a design of power kite and optimise the potential for renewable power generation. The power kite was modelled using c... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling to design and optimise power kites for renewable power generation..

Effect of fracture roughness on the hydrodynamics of proppant transport in hydraulic fractures. (2020)
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SURI, Y. ISLAM, S.Z. and HOSSAIN, M. 2020. Effect of fracture roughness on the hydrodynamics of proppant transport in hydraulic fractures. Journal of natural gas science and engineering [online], 80, article ID 103401. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103401

The effect of fracture roughness is investigated on proppant transport in hydraulic fractures using Joint Roughness Coefficient and a three-dimensional multiphase modelling approach. The equations governing the proppant transport physics in the fract... Read More about Effect of fracture roughness on the hydrodynamics of proppant transport in hydraulic fractures..

Proppant transport in dynamically propagating hydraulic fractures using CFD-XFEM approach. (2020)
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SURI, Y., ISLAM, S.Z. and HOSSAIN, M. 2020. Proppant transport in dynamically propagating hydraulic fractures using CFD-XFEM approach. International journal of rock mechanics and mining sciences [online], 131, article ID 104356. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2020.104356

Numerically modelling the fluid flow with proppant transport and fracture propagation together are one of the significant technical challenges in hydraulic fracturing of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs. The existing models either model the prop... Read More about Proppant transport in dynamically propagating hydraulic fractures using CFD-XFEM approach..

Numerical fluid flow modelling in multiple fractured porous reservoirs. (2020)
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SURI, Y., ISLAM, S.Z., STEPHEN, K., DONALD, C., THOMPSON, M., DROUBI, M.G. and HOSSAIN, M. 2020. Numerical fluid flow modelling in multiple fractured porous reservoirs. Fluid dynamics and materials processing [online], 16(2), pages 245-266. Available from: https://doi.org/10.32604/fdmp.2020.06505

This paper compares the fluid flow phenomena occurring within a fractured reservoir for three different fracture models using computational fluid dynamics. The effect of the fracture-matrix interface condition is studied on the pressure and velocity... Read More about Numerical fluid flow modelling in multiple fractured porous reservoirs..

Numerical modelling of proppant transport in hydraulic fractures. (2020)
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SURI, Y., ISLAM, S.Z. and HOSSAIN, M. 2020. Numerical modelling of proppant transport in hydraulic fractures. Fluid dynamics and materials processing [online], 16(2), pages 297-337. Available from: https://doi.org/10.32604/fdmp.2020.08421

The distribution of proppant injected in hydraulic fractures significantly affects the fracture conductivity and well performance. The proppant transport in thin fracturing fluid used during hydraulic fracturing in the unconventional reservoirs is co... Read More about Numerical modelling of proppant transport in hydraulic fractures..

Investigation of slug-churn flow induced transient excitation forces at pipe bend. (2019)
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HOSSAIN, M., CHINENYE-KANU, N.M., DROUBI, G.M. and ISLAM, S.Z. 2019. Investigation of slug-churn flow induced transient excitation forces at pipe bend. Journal of fluids and structures [online], 91, article ID 102733. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2019.102733

Numerical simulations of two-phase flow induced fluctuating forces at a pipe bend have been carried out to study the characteristics of multiphase flow induced vibration (FIV). The multiphase flow patterns and turbulence were modelled using the volum... Read More about Investigation of slug-churn flow induced transient excitation forces at pipe bend..

A new CFD approach for proppant transport in unconventional hydraulic fractures. (2019)
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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 about A new CFD approach for proppant transport in unconventional hydraulic fractures..

Computational fluid dynamics study of yield power law drilling fluid flow through smooth-walled fractures. (2019)
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AHAMMAD, F., MAHMUD, S. and ISLAM, S.Z. 2019. Computational fluid dynamics study of yield power law drilling fluid flow through smooth-walled fractures. Journal of petroleum exploration and production technology [online], 9(4), pages 2717-2727. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-019-0646-5

Presence of natural fractures in sub-surface makes an oil well drilling operation very challenging. As one of the major functions of drilling mud is to maintain bottomhole pressure inside a wellbore to avoid any invasion of unwanted high-pressure inf... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics study of yield power law drilling fluid flow through smooth-walled fractures..

Optimization and experimental verification of the vibro-impact capsule system in fluid pipeline. (2018)
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YAN, Y., LIU, Y., JIANG, H., PENG, Z., CRAWFORD, A., WILLIAMSON, J., THOMPSON, J., KERINS, G., YUSUPOV, A. and ISLAM, S. 2019. Optimization and experimental verification of the vibro-impact capsule system in fluid pipeline. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part C: journal of mechanical engineering science [online], 233(3), pages 880-894. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0954406218766200

This paper studies the prototype development of the vibro-impact capsule system aiming for autonomous mobile sensing for pipeline inspection. Self-propelled progression of the system is obtained by employing a vibro-impact oscillator encapsuled in th... Read More about Optimization and experimental verification of the vibro-impact capsule system in fluid pipeline..

Investigation of sand transport in an undulated pipe using computational fluid dynamics. (2017)
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TEBOWEI, R., HOSSAIN, M., ISLAM, S.Z., DROUBI, M.G. and OLUYEMI, G. 2018. Investigation of sand transport in an undulated pipe using computational fluid dynamics. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 162, pages 747-762. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.11.003

A CFD model has been implemented to investigate the effects the pipe undulation on sand transport. Of particular interest of the present study is the sand deposition in small angled V-inclined bend relevant to oil and gas subsea flowlines where sand... Read More about Investigation of sand transport in an undulated pipe using computational fluid dynamics..

Efficiency improvement of vertical axis wind turbines with an upstream deflector. (2017)
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STOUT, C., ISLAM, S., WHITE, A., ARNOTT, S., KOLLOVOZI, E., SHAW, M., DROUBI, G., SINHA, Y. and BIRD, B. 2017. Efficiency improvement of vertical axis wind turbines with an upstream deflector. Energy procedia [online], 118: proceedings of the 2nd International conference on advances on clean energy research (ICACER 2017), 7-9 April 2017, Berlin, Germany, pages 141-148. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.032

The suitability of using an upstream deflector to improve the efficiency of a vertical axis wind turbine is presented in this study. A two-dimensional vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) was modelled and simulated using ANSYS Fluent 14.0 computational... Read More about Efficiency improvement of vertical axis wind turbines with an upstream deflector..

Optimization of the vibro-impact capsule system. (2016)
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LIU, Y., ISLAM, S., PAVLOVSKAIA, E. and WIERCIGROCH, M. 2016. Optimization of the vibro-impact capsule system. Strojniški vestnik: journal of mechanical engineering [online], 62(7-8), pages 430-439. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5545/sv-jme.2016.3754

Optimization of the vibro-impact capsule system for the best progression is considered in this paper focusing on the choice of the excitation parameters and the shape of the capsule. Firstly, the fastest and the most efficient progressions are obtain... Read More about Optimization of the vibro-impact capsule system..

Investigation of species transport in a gas diffusion layer of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell through two-phase modelling. (2012)
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HOSSAIN, M., ISLAM, S.Z., and POLLARD, P. 2013. Investigation of species transport in a gas diffusion layer of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell through two-phase modelling. Renewable energy [online], 51, pages 404-418. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2012.10.008

A two-phase polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell model has been developed to investigate transport of species in a gas diffusion layer taking into account effects of liquid water saturation. A set of governing equations for mass, momentum, species... Read More about Investigation of species transport in a gas diffusion layer of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell through two-phase modelling..

Water dynamics inside a cathode channel of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. (2012)
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HOSSAIN, M., ISLAM, S.Z., COLLEY-DAVIES, A. and ADOM, E. 2013. Water dynamics inside a cathode channel of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. Renewable energy [online], 50, pages 763-779. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2012.08.041

The present study focuses on the investigation of water dynamics inside a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell using two different modelling approaches: Eulerian two-phase mixture and volume of fluid interface tracking models. The Eulerian two-phas... Read More about Water dynamics inside a cathode channel of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell..

Numerical study of the effect of effective diffusivity and permeability of the gas diffusion layer on fuel cell performance. (2012)
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HOSSAIN, M., ISLAM, S.Z. and POLLARD, P. 2012. Numerical study of the effect of effective diffusivity and permeability of the gas diffusion layer on fuel cell performance. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part A: journal of power and energy [online], 226(7), pages 907-921. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0957650912454402

A three-dimensional, single-phase, isothermal, explicit electrochemistry polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell model has been developed and the developed computational model has been used to compare various effective diffusivity models of the gas di... Read More about Numerical study of the effect of effective diffusivity and permeability of the gas diffusion layer on fuel cell performance..