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Effects of damaged rotor on wake dynamics of vertical axis wind turbines. (2021)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Numerical simulation of fluid flow, proppant transport and fracture propagation in hydraulic fractures for unconventional reservoirs. (2020)
Thesis
SURI, Y. 2020. Numerical simulation of fluid flow, proppant transport and fracture propagation in hydraulic fractures for unconventional reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The distribution of proppant injected in hydraulic fractures significantly affects fracture-conductivity and well-performance. The proppant transport and suspension in thin fracturing fluid used in unconventional reservoirs are considerably differe... Read More about Numerical simulation of fluid flow, proppant transport and fracture propagation in hydraulic fractures for unconventional reservoirs..

Improvement to hydrocyclone used in separating particles from produced water in the oil and gas industry. (2020)
Thesis
ADEWOYE, A.J. 2020. Improvement to hydrocyclone used in separating particles from produced water in the oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357822

Hydrocyclone is used to separate particles from produced water. It can be used in different industries, including oil and gas, water treatment and pharmaceutical (among others). The hydrocyclone can effectively separate particles larger than 10μm, bu... Read More about Improvement to hydrocyclone used in separating particles from produced water in the oil and gas industry..

Effect of fracture roughness on the hydrodynamics of proppant transport in hydraulic fractures. (2020)
Journal Article
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. [Dataset] (2020)
Dataset
ISLAM, S., HOSSAIN, M. and SURI, Y. 2020. Proppant transport in dynamically propagating hydraulic fractures using CFD-XFEM approach. [Dataset]. Hosted on Mendeley Data [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17632/sdzxzd9krm.1

The aim of this research was to find a dynamic and integrated numerical model that uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technique to model the fluid flow with proppant transport and Extended finite element method (XFEM) to model the fracture propa... Read More about Proppant transport in dynamically propagating hydraulic fractures using CFD-XFEM approach. [Dataset].

Proppant transport in dynamically propagating hydraulic fractures using CFD-XFEM approach. (2020)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

CFD modelling of flow-induced vibration under multiphase flow regimes. (2020)
Thesis
ASIEGBU, N.M. 2020. CFD modelling of flow-induced vibration under multiphase flow regimes. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Internal multiphase flow-induced vibration (MFIV) in pipe bends poses serious problems in oil and gas, nuclear and chemical flow systems. The problems include: high amplitude displacement of the pipe structure due to resonance; fatigue failure due to... Read More about CFD modelling of flow-induced vibration under multiphase flow regimes..

Petrophysical and geomechanical characterization of a marginal (Wabi) field reservoir in north-central Niger Delta. (2019)
Thesis
ZORASI, C.B. 2019. Petrophysical and geomechanical characterization of a marginal (Wabi) field reservoir in north-central Niger Delta. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The aim of this study is to evaluate marginal field petrophysical and geomechanical parameters, and to develop a model for analysis of geomechanical problems, in order to mitigate stress-related issues in drilling, development and reservoir managemen... Read More about Petrophysical and geomechanical characterization of a marginal (Wabi) field reservoir in north-central Niger Delta..

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/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)
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 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)
Journal Article
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..

Modelling multiphase flow in vertical pipe using CFD method. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
ALAITA, D., HOSSAIN, M. and ISLAM, S.Z. 2018. Modelling multiphase flow in vertical pipe using CFD method. In Wahab, M.A. (ed.) Proceedings of the 1st International conference on numerical modelling in engineering (NME 2018), 28-29 August 2018, Ghent, Belgium. Volume 2: numerical modelling in mechanical and materials engineering. Lecture notes in mechanical engineering. Singapore: Springer [online], pages 300-319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2273-0_24

Investigations of gas-liquid-solid flows in large diameter vertical pipes are scarce and detailed three phase flow study is still required to understand the flow interactions. Further investigation using high fidelity modelling is thus necessary due... Read More about Modelling multiphase flow in vertical pipe using CFD method..

Numerical investigation of two-phase flow induced local fluctuations and interactions of flow properties through elbow. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
CHINENYE-KANU, N.M., HOSSAIN, M., DROUBI, M.G. and ISLAM, S.Z. 2018. Numerical investigation of two-phase flow induced local fluctuations and interactions of flow properties through elbow. In Wahab, M.A. (ed.) Proceedings of the 1st International conference on numerical modelling in engineering (NME 2018), 28-29 August 2018, Ghent, Belgium. Volume 2: numerical modelling in mechanical and materials engineering. Lecture notes in mechanical engineering. Singapore: Springer [online], pages 124-141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2273-0_11

The local interactions and fluctuations of multiphase flow properties present in upward slug/churn flow patterns through a 900 pipe bend has been investigated. Numerical modelling technique using the Volume of Fluid method (VOF) and Reynolds Average... Read More about Numerical investigation of two-phase flow induced local fluctuations and interactions of flow properties through elbow..

Optimization and experimental verification of the vibro-impact capsule system in fluid pipeline. (2018)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Fuel cells as an energy source for desalination applications. (2017)
Book Chapter
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., ISLAM, S.K., HOSSAIN, M., GOOSEN, M.F.A. and KATIKANENI, S.P. 2017. Fuel cells as an energy source for desalination applications. In Mahmoudi, H., Ghaffour, N., Goosen, M.F.A. and Bundschuh, J. (eds.) Renewable energy technologies for water desalination. Boca Raton: CRC Press [online], chapter 7, pages 131-145. Available from: https://www.crcpress.com/Renewable-Energy-Technologies-for-Water-Desalination/Mahmoudi-Ghaffour-Goosen-Bundschuh/p/book/9781138029170

Nowadays, there is a renewed interest in fuel cell technology from industry and academia, electrochemistry and catalysis scientists. This interest is due to environmental legislations for CO2 and other greenhouse gases emissions (United Nations Envir... Read More about Fuel cells as an energy source for desalination applications..