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Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles. (2021)
Thesis
ALAITA, D.A. 2021. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603672

Multi-phase flow is the type of flow common in the oil and gas industry, as oil reservoirs contain mixtures of oil, gas and water with sand particles from sandstone reservoirs. Accurate design of oil and gas production equipment greatly depends on de... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of fluid flow inside fractured reservoirs. (2021)
Thesis
AL-MASHHADANIE, H.A.J. 2021. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of fluid flow inside fractured reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603660

Fractured media exist in most layers of the earth's crust, often dominating bulk properties of subsurface geological formations. Therefore, fractured media are involved in many key engineering sectors that impact humans living on Earth. Fractured for... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of fluid flow inside fractured reservoirs..

An investigation of casing structural integrity in shale gas horizontal wells during hydraulic fracturing using FEA and machine learning algorithms. (2021)
Thesis
MOHAMMED, A.I. 2021. An investigation of casing structural integrity in shale gas horizontal wells during hydraulic fracturing using FEA and machine learning algorithms. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603216

Unconventional oil and gas operators are currently facing the challenge of casing lateral buckling and/or deformation during shale gas wells stimulation through hydraulic fracturing. Failure of the casing during this process can lead to huge financia... Read More about An investigation of casing structural integrity in shale gas horizontal wells during hydraulic fracturing using FEA and machine learning algorithms..

Defect detection and condition assessment of adhesively-bonded joints using acoustic emission techniques. (2021)
Thesis
CRAWFORD, A.R. 2021. Defect detection and condition assessment of adhesively-bonded joints using acoustic emission techniques. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603651

The aim of this study is to investigate the application of acoustic emission (AE) techniques to the defect detection and monitoring of adhesively-bonded joints. Pencil Lead Breaks (PLBs) have been used as a simulated AE source to experimentally inves... Read More about Defect detection and condition assessment of adhesively-bonded joints using acoustic emission techniques..

A computational visual saliency model for images. (2021)
Thesis
NARAYANASWAMY, M. 2021. A computational visual saliency model for images. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447310

Human eyes receive an enormous amount of information from the visual world. It is highly difficult to simultaneously process this excessive information for the human brain. Hence the human visual system will selectively process the incoming informati... Read More about A computational visual saliency model for images..

Cooperative localisation in underwater robotic swarms for ocean bottom seismic imaging. (2021)
Thesis
SABRA, A. 2021. Cooperative localisation in underwater robotic swarms for ocean bottom seismic imaging. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358139

Spatial information must be collected alongside the data modality of interest in wide variety of sub-sea applications, such as deep sea exploration, environmental monitoring, geological and ecological research, and samples collection. Ocean-bottom se... Read More about Cooperative localisation in underwater robotic swarms for ocean bottom seismic imaging..

Numerical and experimental study of the impact of temperature on relative permeability in an oil and water system. (2021)
Thesis
BALOGUN, Y. 2021. Numerical and experimental study of the impact of temperature on relative permeability in an oil and water system. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357866

Relative permeability is affected by several flow parameters, predominantly operating temperature and fluid viscosity. Fluid viscosity changes with temperature, which correspondingly affects the relative permeability. Temperature is believed to have... Read More about Numerical and experimental study of the impact of temperature on relative permeability in an oil and water system..

Numerical simulation of fluid flow, proppant transport and fracture propagation in hydraulic fractures for unconventional reservoirs. (2020)
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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..

Developing a novel mechanistic model for four-phase oil-water-gas-sand stratified flow in a horizontal pipe. (2020)
Thesis
MORADI, B. 2020. Developing a novel mechanistic model for four-phase oil-water-gas-sand stratified flow in a horizontal pipe. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Presence of sand and solid particles in untreated petroleum sometime is inevitable. Although many techniques have been developed to prevent sand particles from entering the pipeline, such as downhole gravel packs, these downhole sand control devices... Read More about Developing a novel mechanistic model for four-phase oil-water-gas-sand stratified flow in a horizontal pipe..

Improvement to hydrocyclone used in separating particles from produced water in the oil and gas industry. (2020)
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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..

State switching in multi-stable systems: control and optimisation. (2020)
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LIU, B. 2020. State switching in multi-stable systems: control and optimisation. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis studies state-switching in multistable systems, so that they can switch from inefficient operating states to a more efficient one, in order to achieve performance enhancement in real-life engineering systems. Multistable systems have more... Read More about State switching in multi-stable systems: control and optimisation..

Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process. (2020)
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STAROST, K.J. 2020. Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Polymer nanocomposites are becoming established widely across the industry due to (among other reasons) their lightweight performance advantages, and ability to meticulously target material properties with great control and precision. Despite the ben... Read More about Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process..

Uncertainty reduction in reservoir parameters prediction from multiscale data using machine learning in deep offshore reservoirs. (2020)
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ARIGBE, O.D. 2020. Uncertainty reduction in reservoir parameters prediction from multiscale data using machine learning in deep offshore reservoirs. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Developing a complete characterization of reservoir properties involved in subsurface multiphase flow is a very challenging task. In most cases, these properties - such as porosity, water saturation, permeability (and their variants), pressure, wetta... Read More about Uncertainty reduction in reservoir parameters prediction from multiscale data using machine learning in deep offshore reservoirs..

Processing, structure and thermo-mechanical properties of reclaimed nanoclay, and its application in polyamide 6 and low-density polyethylene nanocomposites. (2020)
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SIDDIQUE, S.A. 2020. Processing, structure and thermo-mechanical properties of reclaimed nanoclay, and its application in polyamide 6 and low-density polyethylene nanocomposites. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Oil-based mud (OBM) wastes are generated every year all over the world, and remain a serious challenge for the oil and gas industry. The potential solution for this global problem is either to destroy these hazardous chemicals completely - a signific... Read More about Processing, structure and thermo-mechanical properties of reclaimed nanoclay, and its application in polyamide 6 and low-density polyethylene nanocomposites..

CFD modelling of flow-induced vibration under multiphase flow regimes. (2020)
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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..

CFD modelling of pipe erosion under multiphase flow regimes. (2020)
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OGUNSESAN, O.A. 2020. CFD modelling of pipe erosion under multiphase flow regimes. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Pipe erosion due to sand transport can have an adverse effect on the production efficiency of pipe-lines and other related flow systems. Proper knowledge of the flow characteristics, particle behaviour and geometric effects is very important in the a... Read More about CFD modelling of pipe erosion under multiphase flow regimes..

Design and analysis of current stress minimalisation controllers in multi-active bridge DC-DC converters. (2020)
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HEBALA, O.M. 2020. Design and analysis of current stress minimalisation controllers in multi-active bridge DC-DC converters. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Multi active bridge (MAB) DC-DC converters have attracted significant research attention in power conversion applications within DC microgrids, medium voltage DC and high voltage DC transmission systems. This is encouraged by MAB's several functional... Read More about Design and analysis of current stress minimalisation controllers in multi-active bridge DC-DC converters..

A holistic approach to assessment of value of information (VOI) with fuzzy data and decision criteria. (2019)
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VILELA IBARRA, M.J. 2019. A holistic approach to assessment of value of information (VOI) with fuzzy data and decision criteria. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The research presented in this thesis integrates theories and techniques from statistical analysis and artificial intelligence, to develop a more coherent, robust and complete methodology for assessing the value of acquiring new information in the co... Read More about A holistic approach to assessment of value of information (VOI) with fuzzy data and decision criteria..

Algorithms and methods for video transcoding. (2019)
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NAGARAGHATTA, A.S. 2019. Algorithms and methods for video transcoding. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Video transcoding is the process of dynamic video adaptation. Dynamic video adaptation can be defined as the process of converting video from one format to another, changing the bit rate, frame rate or resolution of the encoded video, which is mainly... Read More about Algorithms and methods for video transcoding..

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..