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Optimal relay coordination of an adaptive protection scheme using modified PSO algorithm. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
ATTEYA, A.I., EL ZONKOLY, A.M. and ASHOUR, H.A. 2017. Optimal relay coordination of an adaptive protection scheme using modified PSO algorithm. In Elsayed, A.M. (eds.) Proceedings of 19th international Middle East Power Systems Conference 2017 (MEPCON 2017), 19-21 December 2017, Cairo, Egypt. Piscataway: IEEE [online], paper ID 168, pages 689-694. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/MEPCON.2017.8301256

Recently, future smart grids are described by a dominantly fluctuating character due to the power consumption change from peak to off-peak loading conditions, the operation of micro-grids in grid-connected or islanded mode and other possible network... Read More about Optimal relay coordination of an adaptive protection scheme using modified PSO algorithm..

Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites. (2017)
Journal Article
SEEMA, K.M., MAMBA, B.B., NJUGUNA, J., BAKHTIZIN, R.Z. and MISHRA, A.K. 2018. Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites. International journal of biological macromolecules [online], 109, pages 136-142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.12.046

Lead (Pb) pollution is our water system is a major concern, as this metal is toxic even at low concentration. This study aim to fabricate a bio-nanocomposite (cyclodextrin-polycaprolactone titanium dioxide) that will be used as an adsorbent for the r... Read More about Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites..

Effect of capsule shape on hydrodynamic characteristics and optimal design of hydraulic capsule pipelines. (2017)
Journal Article
ASIM, T., ALGADI, A. and MISHRA, R. 2018. Effect of capsule shape on hydrodynamic characteristics and optimal design of hydraulic capsule pipelines. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 161, pages 390-408. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.12.001

Hydraulic capsule pipelines (HCPs) are the third generation pipelines transporting hollow containers, known as capsules. These capsules are filled with material/cargo to be transported. The shape of these capsules has a significant effect on the hydr... Read More about Effect of capsule shape on hydrodynamic characteristics and optimal design of hydraulic capsule pipelines..

Solar powered charging backpack. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
TAVERNE, J., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., AYUB, A.S., SELLAMI, N., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2017. Solar powered charging backpack. Presented at the 2017 International conference on electrical, electronic, communication and control engineering (ICEECC2017), 5-6 December 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This paper demonstrated a step by step process in designing a solar powered charging backpack that is capable of charging a mobile phone efficiently. A selection of existing products available on the market were reviewed and compared to ascertain the... Read More about Solar powered charging backpack..

Molten metal anode solid oxide fuel cell for transportation-related auxiliary power units. (2017)
Patent
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., GOOSEN, M.F., KATIKANENI, S.P. and SOUENTIE, S. 2020. Molten metal anode solid oxide fuel cell for transportation-related auxiliary power units. US patent 10,661,736, granted 26.05.2020. US publication number US20170334379, first published 23.11.2017. Available from: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=10661736

A vehicular power system, a vehicle and a method of providing auxiliary power to a vehicle using an auxiliary power unit that uses a molten metal anode solid oxide fuel cell rather than an internal combustion engine. The auxiliary power unit includes... Read More about Molten metal anode solid oxide fuel cell for transportation-related auxiliary power units..

Partial discharge detection in smart grid using software defined radio. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
MOHAMED, H., LAZARIDIS, P.I., KHAN, U., SAEED, B., MISTRY, K., UPTON, D., MATHER, P.J. and GLOVER, I.A. 2017. Partial discharge detection in smart grid using software defined radio. In Proceedings of 25th Telecommunications forum 2017 (TELFOR 2017), 21-22 November 2017, Belgrade, Serbia. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8249457. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TELFOR.2017.8249457

Smart grid is the term used to describe the next generation power grid in which the management of electricity distribution is enhanced by advanced two-way communications, so that it monitors, protects, and takes decisions automatically to optimize th... Read More about Partial discharge detection in smart grid using software defined radio..

Proof-of-concept prototype development of the self-propelled capsule system for pipeline inspection. (2017)
Journal Article
YAN, Y, LIU, Y., PÁEZ CHÁVES, J., ZONTA, F. and YUSUPOV, A. 2018. Proof-of-concept prototype development of the self-propelled capsule system for pipeline inspection. Meccanica [online], 53(8), pages 1997-2012. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11012-017-0801-3

This paper studies the prototype development for the self-propelled capsule system which is driven by autogenous vibrations and impacts under external resistance forces. This project aims for proof-of-concept of its locomotion in pipeline environment... Read More about Proof-of-concept prototype development of the self-propelled capsule system for pipeline inspection..

Multi-criteria evaluation of renewable and nuclear resources for electricity generation in Kazakhstan. (2017)
Journal Article
AHMAD, S., NADEEM, A., AKHANOVA, G., HOUGHTON, T. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2017. Multi-criteria evaluation of renewable and nuclear resources for electricity generation in Kazakhstan. Energy [online], 141, pages 1880-1891. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.11.102

Kazakhstan's electricity generation depends heavily on fossil fuels. Renewables and other non-fossil resources provide potential alternatives to diversify the electricity generation system. In this paper, various potential local non-fossil fuel resou... Read More about Multi-criteria evaluation of renewable and nuclear resources for electricity generation in Kazakhstan..

Self-healing polymer nanocomposites for composite structure applications. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
GUPTA, R., JHA, V., LATTO, J., PANCHOLI, M., HUO, D. and PANCHOLI, K. 2017. Self-healing polymer nanocomposites for composite structure applications. Presented at the 3rd Defence and security doctoral symposium, 14-15 November 2017, Swindon, UK [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17862/cranfield.rd.5675281.v1

Nanocomposites offer the possibility of realizing materials with bespoke properties that were un-realizable by the parent pristine materials. Since, nanoscale inclusions firstly engender small mechanical, electrical and optical defects; and secondly... Read More about Self-healing polymer nanocomposites for composite structure applications..

Insulating polymer nanocomposites for high thermal conduction and fire retarding applications. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
GUPTA, R., HUO, D., PANCHOLI, M., NJUGUNA, J. and PANCHOLI, K. 2017. Insulating polymer nanocomposites for high thermal conduction and fire retarding applications. Presented at the 3rd Defence and security doctoral symposium, 14-15 November 2017, Swindon, UK [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17862/cranfield.rd.5675281.v1

The possibility of combining the flexibility and light - weight of polymers with the highest insulation of ceramics, drives the field of nanocomposites for potential commercial application. The inclusion of nano-sized insulating particles in the poly... Read More about Insulating polymer nanocomposites for high thermal conduction and fire retarding applications..

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..

Analysis of AC link topologies in non-isolated DC/DC triple active bridge converter for current stress minimization. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
HEBALA, O.M., ABOUSHADY, A.A. and AHMED, K.H. 2017. Analysis of AC link topologies in non-isolated DC/DC triple active bridge converter for current stress minimization. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE international renewable energy research and applications conference (ICRERA 2017), 5-8 November 2017, San Diego, USA. New York: IEEE [online], article number 8191132, pages 608-613. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2017.8191132

This paper presents analysis of the non-isolated DC/DC triple active bridge (TAB) converter under various purely inductor-based AC link topologies. The objective of the analysis is to find the topology that incorporates the least value of the AC link... Read More about Analysis of AC link topologies in non-isolated DC/DC triple active bridge converter for current stress minimization..

A preliminary study on the hand grip and pinch strength among adults in an indigenous people community in Royal Belum Forest, Malaysia. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
BANI, N.A., MOHD NOOR, N., MOHD ARIS, S.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., JALIL, S.Z.A., USMAN, S., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2017. A preliminary study on the hand grip and pinch strength among adults in an indigenous people community in Royal Belum Forest, Malaysia. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE region 10 conference (TENCON 2017), 5-8 November 2017, Penang, Malaysia. New York: IEEE [online], article number 8228207, pages 2099-2103. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TENCON.2017.8228207

Handgrip strength is a general indicator of muscle strength and nutritional status of an adult population and is linked with premature mortality as well as physical disabilities. In this preliminary study, handgrip strength among adults in an indigen... Read More about A preliminary study on the hand grip and pinch strength among adults in an indigenous people community in Royal Belum Forest, Malaysia..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pipeline on-bottom stability. (2017)
Thesis
IYALLA, I. 2017. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pipeline on-bottom stability. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Subsea pipelines are subjected to wave and steady current loads which cause pipeline stability problems. Current knowledge and understanding on the pipeline on-bottom stability is based on the research programmes from the 1980s such as the Pipeline S... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pipeline on-bottom stability..

Numerical and experimental studies of stick-slip oscillations in drill-strings. (2017)
Journal Article
LIU, Y., PÁEZ CHÁVEZ, J., DE SA, R. and WALKER, S. 2017. Numerical and experimental studies of stick-slip oscillations in drill-strings. Nonlinear dynamics [online], 90(4), pages 2959-2978. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-017-3855-9

The cyclic nature of the stick-slip phenomenon may cause catastrophic failures in drill-strings or at the very least could lead to the wear of expensive equipment. Therefore, it is important to study the drilling parameters which can lead to stick-sl... Read More about Numerical and experimental studies of stick-slip oscillations in drill-strings..

Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
MESSINA, M., NJUGUNA, J. and PALAS, C. 2017. Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. Presented at the 2017 IEEE sensors conference, 29 October - 1 November 2017, Glasgow, UK.

This work focuses on the design improvement of a tri-axial piezoresistive accelerometer specifically designed for head injuries monitoring where medium-G impacts are common, for example in sports such as racing cars. The device requires the highest s... Read More about Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring..

Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
MESSINA, M., NJUGUNA, J. and PALAS, C. 2017. Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE sensors conference, 29 October - 1 November 2017, Glasgow, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article number 8233897, pages 91-93. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8233897

This work focuses on the design improvement of a tri-axial piezoresistive accelerometer specifically designed for head injuries monitoring where medium-G impacts are common, for example in sports such as racing cars. The device requires the highest s... Read More about Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring..

External lightning protection system for wind turbine blades - aerodynamics. (2017)
Journal Article
AYUB, A.S., SIEW, W.H. and STICKLAND, M. 2017. External lighting protection system for wind turbine blades - aerodynamics. CIGRE science and engineering [online], 9, pages 55-62. Available from: https://e-cigre.org/publication/CSE009-cse-009

Many wind turbine blade manufacturers have installed lightning protection systems (particularly the down conductor) internally. Having the down conductor internally within the blades would indeed preserve their aerodynamic performance. However, the b... Read More about External lightning protection system for wind turbine blades - aerodynamics..

Flow noise identification using acoustic emission (AE) energy decomposition for sand monitoring in flow pipeline. (2017)
Journal Article
DROUBI, M.G., REUBEN, R.L. and STEEL, J.I. 2018. Flow noise identification using acoustic emission (AE) energy decomposition for sand monitoring in flow pipeline. Applied acoustics [online], 131, pages 5-15. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2017.10.016

In pipelines used for petroleum production and transportation, sand particles may be present in the multi-phase flow of oil and gas and water. The Acoustic Emission (AE) measurement technique is used in the field of sand monitoring and detection in t... Read More about Flow noise identification using acoustic emission (AE) energy decomposition for sand monitoring in flow pipeline..

CFD based investigations for the design of severe service control valves used in energy systems. (2017)
Journal Article
ASIM, T., CHARLTON, M. and MISHRA., R. 2017. CFD based investigations for the design of severe service control valves used in energy systems. Energy conversion and management [online], 153, pages 288-303. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2017.10.012

Multistage severe service control valves are extensively used in various energy systems, such as oil & gas, nuclear etc. The primary purpose of such valves is to control the amount of fluid flow passing through them under extreme pressure changes. As... Read More about CFD based investigations for the design of severe service control valves used in energy systems..