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Renewable energy for sustainable growth and development: an evaluation of law and policy of Bangladesh. (2019)
Journal Article
KARIM, M.E., KARIM, R., ISLAM, M.T., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., BANI, N.A. and MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N. 2019. Renewable energy for sustainable growth and development: an evaluation of law and policy of Bangladesh. Sustainability [online], 11(20), article ID 5774. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205774

Bangladesh’s constant growth with an annual 6% plus Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for more than the last two decades and achievements in other socio-economic metrics in recent times is impressive and recognized by various global authoritative bodies.... Read More

Recent developments in graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fiber-reinforced composites. (2019)
Journal Article
KEYTE, J., PANCHOLI, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Recent developments in graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fiber-reinforced composites. Frontiers in materials [online], 6, article ID 224. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2019.00224

The two-dimensional macro molecule graphene and its derivatives have widely been investigated for their application as nanofiller in carbon fibre-reinforced composites (CFRC). Research has progressed from techniques that simply mix graphene as a mixi... Read More

Zinc oxide nanoparticles modified-carbon paste electrode used for the electrochemical determination of Gallic acid. (2019)
Journal Article
CHIKERE, C., FAISAL, N.H., LIN, P.K.T. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2019. Zinc oxide nanoparticles modified-carbon paste electrode used for the electrochemical determination of Gallic acid. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 1310: proceedings of 2018 Applied nanotechnology and nanoscience international conference (ANNIC 2018), 22-24 October 2018, Berlin, Germany, article ID 012008. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1310/1/012008

Zinc oxide nanoparticles (nano-ZnO) was used to modify carbon paste electrode (CPE) for a fast and sensitive electrochemical determination of gallic acid (GA). The study was carried out using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential voltammetry (DPV)... Read More

Exploration of elastomeric and polymeric liquid crystals with photothermal actuation: a review. (2019)
Journal Article
RASTOGI, P., NJUGUNA, J. and KANDASUBRAMANIAN, B. 2019. Exploration of elastomeric and polymeric liquid crystals with photothermal actuation: a review. European polymer journal [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.109287

Recent research in soft materials is an exhilarating category which has been transcending boundaries for variety of functional applications. This category also stems liquid crystals whose stimuli-responsive feature has fantasized researchers for appl... Read More

Photovoltaic expansion-limit through a net energy metering scheme for selected Malaysian public hospitals. (2019)
Journal Article
AMRAN, M.E., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., BANI, N.A., AHMAD ZAIDI, T.Z., KAMALUDDIN, K.A. and ARDILA-REY, J.A. 2019. Photovoltaic expansion-limit through a net energy metering scheme for selected Malaysian public hospitals. Sustainability [online], 11(18), article 5131. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11185131

This paper presents an optimization approach in determining the expansion-limit of Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) capacity through a Net Energy Metering (NEM) scheme specifically for selected Malaysian public hospitals. In this study, the tota... Read More

Investigation of slug-churn flow induced transient excitation forces at pipe bend. (2019)
Journal Article
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...luidstructs.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

Novel method of healing the fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite: a potential model for offshore applications. (2019)
Journal Article
GUPTA, R., HUO, D., WHITE, M., JHA, V., STENNING, G.B.G. and PANCHOLI, K. 2019. Novel method of healing the fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite: a potential model for offshore applications. Composites communications [online], 16, pages 67-78. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2019.08.014

Continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites are increasingly finding their use as engineering materials in many industries due to the excellent fire, smoke and toxicity performance. However, the composite component produced using automated c... Read More

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. 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. 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. 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

Photovoltaic-integrated review and expansion need in green building landscape for bridging the Malaysian RE policy. (2019)
Journal Article
AMRAN, M.E., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., BANI, N.A., RAHAMAN, S.A.S.A., YUSOFF, N.M., AZIZUL, M.H. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2020. Photovoltaic-integrated review and expansion need in green building landscape for bridging the Malaysian RE policy. Indonesian journal of electrical engineering and computer science [online], 17(1), pages 27-35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v17.i1.pp27-35

A literature review is presented specifically on the photovoltaic (PV) as a distributed generation (DG) integration approach and the extensiveness through renewable energy (RE) assessment criteria in current green building rating system (GBRS) to: de... Read More

Sensitivity analysis applied to fuzzy inference on the value of information in the oil and gas industry. (2019)
Journal Article
VILELA, M., OLUYEMI, G. and PETROVSKI, A. [2019]. Sensitivity analysis applied to fuzzy inference on the value of information in the oil and gas industry. International journal of applied decision sciences [online], (accepted).

Value of information is a widely accepted methodology for evaluating the need to acquire new data in the oil and gas industry. In the conventional approach to estimating the value of information, the outcomes of a project assessment relate to the dec... Read More

Predictive analytics for the Vipulanandan rheological model and its correlative effect for nanoparticle modification of drilling mud. (2019)
Journal Article
AFOLABI, R.O., YUSUF, E.O., OKONJI, C.V. and NWOBODO, S.C. 2019. Predictive analytics for the Vipulanandan rheological model and its correlative effect for nanoparticle modification of drilling mud. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 183, article ID 106377. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.106377

Modelling the flow of nanoparticle modified drilling mud (or nano-drilling muds) requires the use of existing generic time-independent models with the addition of nanoparticle terms having a number of parameters incorporated. These parameters quantif... 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], 293, article ID 111495. 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

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

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

Evaluation of interactions between oilfield chemicals and reservoir rocks. (2019)
Journal Article
WUYEP, E.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., YATES, K. and AKISANYA, A.R. 2019. Evaluation of interactions between oilfield chemicals and reservoir rocks. Natural resources research [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-019-09523-3

Sand failure and production occurs when the formation stress exceeds the strength of the formation which is derived majorly from the natural material that cements the sand grain and cohesive forces. This study investigates the effects of scale inhibi... Read More

Effect of oleic acid coating of iron oxide nanoparticles on properties of magnetic polyamide-6 nanocomposite. (2019)
Journal Article
GUPTA, R., PANCHOLI, K., DE SA, R., MURRAY, D., HUO, D., DROUBI, G., WHITE, M. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Effect of oleic acid coating of iron oxide nanoparticles on properties of magnetic polyamide-6 nanocomposite. JOM [online], 71(9), pages 3119-3128. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-019-03622-5

This work reports the development and testing of a magnetic polymer (Polyamide 6, PA6) nanocomposite capable of melting when exposed to an external magnetic field. Addition of high concentrations of iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) can induce quick mel... Read More

Improved design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system. (2019)
Journal Article
DARAMEIČIKAS, M., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., SELLAMI, N., BANI, N.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MUS'UD, A.A. and ARDILA-REY, J.A. 2019. Improved design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system. International journal of power electronics and drive systems [online], 10(3), pages 1476-1782. Available from: http://ijpeds.iaescore....rticle/view/19860/12873

With growing demand in renewable energy, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is becoming more popular. A number of research has been carried out to increase the efficiency of the PV system. One of them is improving the Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS... Read More

Potential of floating solar technology in Malaysia. (2019)
Journal Article
JAMALLUDIN, M.A.S., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., RAMLEE, F., MUNIR, A.B., BANI, N.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAS'UD, A.A., ARDILA-REY, J.A., AYUB, A.S. and SELLAMI, N. 2019. Potential of floating solar technology in Malaysia. International journal of power electronics and drive system [online], 10(3), pages 1638-1644. Available from: http://ijpeds.iaescore....rticle/view/19858/12888

Solar energy is a natural source of energy and is tremendously abundant. The concept of floating solar is to fulfil and to support the existing energy supply in order to enhance the human life. The floating solar exploits the massive availability of... Read More