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Towards an autonomous vision-based unmanned aerial system against wildlife poachers. (2015)
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OLIVARES-MENDEZ, M.A., FU, C., LUDIVIG, P., BISSYANDÉ, T.F., KANNAN, S., ZURAD, M., ANNAIYAN, A., VOOS, H. and CAMPOY, P. 2015. Towards an autonomous vision-based unmanned aerial system against wildlife poachers. Sensors [online], 15(12), pages 31362-31391. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/s151229861

Poaching is an illegal activity that remains out of control in many countries. Based on the 2014 report of the United Nations and Interpol, the illegal trade of global wildlife and natural resources amounts to nearly $ 213 billion every year, which i... Read More about Towards an autonomous vision-based unmanned aerial system against wildlife poachers..

Controlled periodic illumination in semiconductor photocatalysis. (2015)
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TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2015. Controlled periodic illumination in semiconductor photocatalysis. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 319-320, pages 96-106. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2015.12.002

Controlled periodic illumination is a hypothesis postulated in the early 1990s for enhancing the efficiency of semiconductor photocatalytic reactions. This technique has been proposed to improve photocatalytic efficiency by the nature of photon intro... Read More about Controlled periodic illumination in semiconductor photocatalysis..

Application of system dynamics approach in electricity sector modelling: a review. (2015)
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AHMAD, S., TAHAR, R.M., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MUNIR, A.B., and RAHIM, R.A. 2016. Application of system dynamics approach in electricity sector modelling: a review. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews [online], 56, pages 29-37. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.11.034

Electricity has become a vital source of energy for social and economic development in modern era. Likewise, the issues of its planning and management have grown complex. To address complexity in decision making, researchers have chosen system dynami... Read More about Application of system dynamics approach in electricity sector modelling: a review..

Modelling the performance of wind–hydrogen energy systems: case study the Hydrogen Office in Scotland/UK. (2015)
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VALVERDE-ISORNA, L., ALI, D., HOGG, D. and ABDEL-WAHAB, M. 2016. Modelling the performance of wind-hydrogen energy systems: case study the Hydrogen Office in Scotland/UK. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews [online], 53, pages 1313-1332. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.08.044

The 'Hydrogen Office building (HO)' presents a wind–hydrogen energy system, located in Fife/Scotland, which has been set-up to demonstrate the role of hydrogen in reducing the impact of wind intermittency in a grid-tied microgrid. The main components... Read More about Modelling the performance of wind–hydrogen energy systems: case study the Hydrogen Office in Scotland/UK..

The application of a novel fluidised photo reactor under UV-Visible and natural solar irradiation in the photocatalytic generation of hydrogen. (2015)
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SKILLEN, N., ADAMS, M., MCCULLAGH, C., RYU, S.Y., FINA, F., HOFFMANN, M.R., IRVINE, J.T.S. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2016. The application of a novel fluidised photo reactor under UV-Visible and natural solar irradiation in the photocatalytic generation of hydrogen. Chemical engineering journal [online], 286, pages 610-621. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2015.10.101

With advancements in the development of visible light responsive catalysts for H2 production frequently being reported, photocatalytic water splitting has become an attractive method as a potential 'solar fuel generator'. The development of novel pho... Read More about The application of a novel fluidised photo reactor under UV-Visible and natural solar irradiation in the photocatalytic generation of hydrogen..

An alternative design for electrostatically accelerated ion beam fusion. (2015)
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MACLEOD, C. and GERRARD, C.E. 2015. An alternative design for electrostatically accelerated ion beam fusion. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 68, pages 336-341. Available from: http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2015.68.336

Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) is an alternative approach to nuclear fusion which uses electrostatically accelerated ions instead of hot plasmas. The best known device that utilises the principle is the Farnsworth-Hirsch Fusor. It has been... Read More about An alternative design for electrostatically accelerated ion beam fusion..

Drive cycle optimisation for pollution reduction. (2015)
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ALGHADHI, M., BALL, A., KOLLAR, L.E., MISHRA, R. and ASIM, T. 2015. Drive cycle optimisation for pollution reduction. International journal of environmental science and development [online], 6(10), pages 727-731. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7763/ijesd.2015.v6.688

Green house gas emissions have abraded environmental quality for human existence. Automobile exhaust is a significant contributor globally to green house gases, among other contributors. This research investigates how vehicle fuel consumption can be... Read More about Drive cycle optimisation for pollution reduction..

Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part II. (2015)
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KIM, C-S., LEHMHUS, D., NJUGUNA, J., PARAMSOTHY, M. and SHOFNER, M.L. 2015. Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part II. JOM: journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [online], 68(1), pages 261-264. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1685-0

The present special topic Futuristic Nanomaterials and Composites: Part II is a continuation of last month's topic Futuristic Nanomaterials and Composites: Part I. In this continuation, inspiration is once again drawn from two conferences: (1) NANOST... Read More about Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part II..

Prediction of high-temperature rapid combustion behaviour of woody biomass particles. (2015)
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LI, J., PAUL, M. C., YOUNGER, P. L., WATSON, I., HOSSAIN, M. and WELCH, S. 2016. Prediction of high-temperature rapid combustion behaviour of woody biomass particles. Fuel [online], 165, pages 205-214. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2015.10.061

Biomass energy is becoming a promising option to reduce CO2 emissions, due to its renewability and carbon neutrality. Normally, biomass has high moisture and volatile contents, and thus its combustion behaviour is significantly different from that of... Read More about Prediction of high-temperature rapid combustion behaviour of woody biomass particles..

Wear characterizations of polyoxymethylene (POM) reinforced with carbon nanotubes (POM/CNTs) using the paraffin oil dispersion technique. (2015)
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YOUSEF, S., VISCO, A.M., GALTIERI, G. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Wear characterizations of polyoxymethylene (POM) reinforced with carbon nanotubes (POM/CNTs) using the paraffin oil dispersion technique. JOM: journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [online], 68(1), pages 288-299. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1674-3

The wear of polyoxymethylene (POM) is considered a key design parameter of polymer gears and some mechanical applications, and it determines the service time span. This work investigates the influence of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the specific wear r... Read More about Wear characterizations of polyoxymethylene (POM) reinforced with carbon nanotubes (POM/CNTs) using the paraffin oil dispersion technique..

Selection of network parameters in wireless control of bilateral teleoperated manipulators. (2015)
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MADDAHI, Y., LIAO, S., FUNG, W.-K., HOSSAIN, E. and SEPEHRI, N., 2015. Selection of network parameters in wireless control of bilateral teleoperated manipulators. IEEE transactions on industrial informatics [online], 11(6), pages 1445-1456. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TII.2015.2490625

This paper describes how to establish performance charts for selection of network parameters for effective utilization of a bilateral teleoperated manipulator working under a wireless communication channel. The goal is to construct a set of charts th... Read More about Selection of network parameters in wireless control of bilateral teleoperated manipulators..

A prognostic decision model for offshore wind turbines maintenance. (2015)
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SINHA, Y. and STEEL, J.A. 2015. A prognostic decision model for offshore wind turbines maintenance. Wind engineering [online], 39(5), pages 569-578. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/0309-524X.39.5.569

Frequent unscheduled random maintenance activities have significantly increased the operating cost of Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT). These activities account for ∼65% of the overall OWT maintenance costs or 23% of the lifetime costs of OWT, equivalent... Read More about A prognostic decision model for offshore wind turbines maintenance..

Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC. (2015)
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FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., KATIKANENI, S.P., SOUENTIE, S. and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2015. Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 24(8), pages 1415-1428. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-015-0315-2

Air plasma-sprayed (APS) coatings provide an ability to deposit a range of novel fuel cell materials at competitive costs. This work develops three separate types of composite anodes (Mo-Mo2C/Al2O3, Mo-Mo2C/ZrO2, Mo-Mo2C/TiO2) using a combination of... Read More about Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC..

Solvent effects on lasing characteristics for Rh B laser dye. (2015)
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PETER, J., KUMAR, M., ANANAD, V.R., SALEEM, R., SEBASTIAN, A., RADHAKRISHNAN, P., NAMPOORI, V.P.N., VALLABHAN, C.P.G., PRABHU, R. and KAILASNATH, M. 2016. Solvent effects on lasing characteristics for Rh B laser dye. Journal of luminescence [online], 169(Part A), pages 227-232. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2015.09.002

We demonstrate pulsed, photopumped multimode laser emission in the visible spectral range from rhodamine B dye dissolved in various solvents. The laser emission is characterized by a well-defined, low threshold pump power at which the emission spectr... Read More about Solvent effects on lasing characteristics for Rh B laser dye..

Influence of Pr doping on the structural, morphological, optical, luminescent and non-linear optical properties of RF-sputtered ZnO films. (2015)
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SREEJA SREEDHARAN, R., VINODKUMAR, R., NAVAS, I., PRABHU, R. and PILLAI, V.P.M. 2015. Influence of Pr doping on the structural, morphological, optical, luminescent and non-linear optical properties of RF-sputtered ZnO films. JOM: journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [online], 68(1), pages 341-350. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1632-0

The effects of Pr doping on the structural, morphological, optical and non-linear optical properties have been investigated. X-ray diffraction and Raman analysis reveals the formation of highly c-axis-oriented films with hexagonal wurtzite structure... Read More about Influence of Pr doping on the structural, morphological, optical, luminescent and non-linear optical properties of RF-sputtered ZnO films..

Experimental verification of the vibro-impact capsule model. (2015)
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LIU, Y., PAVLOVSKAIA, E. and WIERCIGROCH, M. 2016. Experimental verification of the vibro-impact capsule model. Nonlinear dynamics [online], 83(1-2), pages 1029-1041. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-015-2385-6

In this paper, an experimental verification of the vibro-impact capsule model proposed by Liu et al. in [1-3] is presented. The capsule dynamics is investigated experimentally by varying the stiffness of the support spring, and the frequency and the... Read More about Experimental verification of the vibro-impact capsule model..

Fuel consumption tabulation in laboratory conditions. (2015)
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ALGHADHI, M., BALL, A., KOLLAR, L.E., MISHRA, R. and ASIM, T. 2015. Fuel consumption tabulation in laboratory conditions. International research journal of electronics and computer engineering [online], 1(2), pages 10-14. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24178/irjece.2015.1.2.10

Environmental degradation has come about for a number of factors including the use of fossil fuels in vehicles for everyday use. This paper attempts to understand the relationship between fuel consumption and various engine performance parameters und... Read More about Fuel consumption tabulation in laboratory conditions..

Resin characterization and tubular membrane transport with single gases for ethyl lactate separations for industrial purposes. (2015)
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OKON, E., SHEHU, H., NWOGU, N., KAJAMA, M., ORAKWE, I. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Resin characterization and tubular membrane transport with single gases for ethyl lactate separations for industrial purposes. Journal of materials science and chemical engineering [online], 3(9), pages 8-14. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4236/msce.2015.39002

The dip-coating method has been used to prepare silica membrane. The gas flow rate relationship with the gauge pressure showed a Knudsen type of mechanism of gas transport. The flux was found to decrease with respect to temperature indicating non-act... Read More about Resin characterization and tubular membrane transport with single gases for ethyl lactate separations for industrial purposes..

Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part I. (2015)
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LEHMHUS, D., NJUGUNA, J. and PARAMSOTHY, M. 2015. Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part I. JOM: journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [online], 67(12), pages 2844-2847. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1619-x

The present special topic 'Futuristic Nanomaterials and Composites: Part I' captures the structural as well as functional aspects of nanomaterials and nanocomposites that are unique in some specific way when compared to their microscale counterparts.... Read More about Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part I..

Optimisation of the performance of a novel rotationally asymmetrical optical concentrator design for building integrated photovoltaic system. (2015)
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ABU-BAKAR, S.H., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., FREIER, D., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MALLICK, T.K., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H. M., MAS'UD, A.A. and YUNUS, N.M. 2015. Optimisation of the performance of a novel rotationally asymmetrical optical concentrator design for building integrated photovoltaic system. Energy [online], 90(Part 1), pages 1033-1045. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.07.133

Solar energy is one of the renewable energy sources that has shown promising potential in addressing the world's energy needs, particularly via the solar PV (photovoltaic) technology. However, the high cost of installation is still being considered a... Read More about Optimisation of the performance of a novel rotationally asymmetrical optical concentrator design for building integrated photovoltaic system..