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An IoT based industry 4.0 architecture for integration of design and manufacturing systems. (2020)
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ANBALAGAN, A. and MORENO-GARCIA, C.F. [2020] An IoT based industry 4.0 architecture for integration of design and manufacturing systems. Materials today: proceedings [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.11.196

This paper proposes an Internet of Things (IoT) based 5-stage Industry 4.0 architecture to integrate the design and manufacturing systems in a Cyber Physical Environment (CPE). It considers the transfer of design and manufacturing systems data throug... Read More about An IoT based industry 4.0 architecture for integration of design and manufacturing systems..

The current state of corporate social responsibility practices of firms operating in construction industry. (2020)
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MOKWENA, J., MASHWAMA, N.X., THWALA, D., AIGBAVBOA, C. and HAMMA-ADAMA, M. 2020. The current state of corporate social responsibility practices of firms operating in construction industry. In Askarinejad, H., Yazdani, S. and Singh, A. (eds.) Proceedings of International structural engineering and construction [online], 7(2): papers from 5th Australasia and South-East Asia Structural engineering and construction conference 2020 (ASEA-SEC-5): emerging technologies and sustainability principles in structural engineering and construction, 30 November - 3 December 2020, Christchurch, New Zealand, article ID CPM-01. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14455/ISEC.2020.7(2).CPM-01

The overall aim of this study is to appraise the current practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on firms operating in the South African construction market. Primary and secondary sources of data were utilized. The primary data were collect... Read More about The current state of corporate social responsibility practices of firms operating in construction industry..

A stakeholder perspective on the implementation of sustainable construction practices. (2020)
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MASHWAMA, N.X., THWALA, D., AIGBAVBOA, C. and HAMMA-ADAMA, M. 2020. A stakeholder perspective on the implementation of sustainable construction practices. Proceedings of international structural engineering and construction [online], 7(1): proceedings of the 3rd European and Mediterranean structural engineering and construction conference 2020 (EURO MED SEC 3): holistic overview of structural design and construction management, 3-8 August 2020, Limassol, Cyprus, Chapter 11.1. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14455/ISEC.res.2020.7(1).SUS-04

The South African construction industry accounts for 23% of the greenhouse emissions, while manufactured materials amount to 4% of carbon dioxide emission. The human emission of greenhouse gases is the reason why the earth is warming up and making cl... Read More about A stakeholder perspective on the implementation of sustainable construction practices..

Toolpath algorithm for free form irregular contoured walls / surfaces with internal deflecting connections. (2020)
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ARIVAZHAGAN, A. 2020. Toolpath algorithm for free form irregular contoured walls/surfaces with internal deflecting connections. Materials today: proceedings [online], 22(4): proceedings of 2nd International materials, manufacturing and modelling conference 2019 (ICMMM 2019), 29-31 March 2019, Vellore, India, pages 3037-3047. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.03.439

This paper presents a toolpath generation method to efficiently machine free form irregular contoured walls / surfaces (FIWS) containing internal deflecting connections (IDC’s). The toolpath generation method is based on a series of identifications a... Read More about Toolpath algorithm for free form irregular contoured walls / surfaces with internal deflecting connections..

Annual energy output simulation of an optical concentrator based PV system for energy security. (2020)
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FOSTER, S., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., FREIER, D., DECIGA-GUSI, J., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A., MUNIR, A.B., ABUBAKAR MUS'UD, A. and ARDILA-REY, J.A. 2020. Annual energy output simulation of an optical concentrator based PV system for energy security. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 736(3): proceedings of the 2019 Energy security and chemical engineering congress, 17-19 July 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, article ID 032018. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/736/3/032018

Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system is an application of PV devices introduced with the aim of reducing the cost of BIPV systems through the use of an optical element to concentrate or focus the solar radiation from a large area, into a smaller a... Read More about Annual energy output simulation of an optical concentrator based PV system for energy security..

Deep heterogeneous ensemble. (2019)
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NGUYEN, T.T., DANG, M.T., PHAM, T.D., DAO, L.P., LUONG, A.V., MCCALL, J. and LIEW, A.W.C. 2019. Deep heterogeneous ensemble. Australian journal of intelligent information processing systems [online], 16(1): special issue on neural information processing: proceedings of the 26th International conference on neural information processing (ICONIP 2019), 12-15 December 2019, Sydney, Australia, pages 1-9. Available from: http://ajiips.com.au/papers/V16.1/v16n1_5-13.pdf

In recent years, deep neural networks (DNNs) have emerged as a powerful technique in many areas of machine learning. Although DNNs have achieved great breakthrough in processing images, video, audio and text, it also has some limitations... Read More about Deep heterogeneous ensemble..

The disrupted workplace: are the digital and group skills needs of employers being addressed by universities? (2019)
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BREMNER, P.A.M. and LAING, A. 2019. The disrupted workplace: are the digital and group skills needs of employers being addressed by universities? Journal of learning development in higher education [online], 16: special issue of articles from the 2019 Association for Learning Development in Higher Education conference (ALDINHE 2019), 15-17 April 2019, Exeter, UK, article 535. Available from: https://journal.aldinhe.../jldhe/article/view/535

Upskilling moves quickly in today’s ‘disrupted’ workplace, and skill sets need to change to meet the needs of the digital economy (Gray, 2016), sometimes referred to as the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). Using a mixed methods approach and drawin... Read More about The disrupted workplace: are the digital and group skills needs of employers being addressed by universities?.

The road not taken: locating desire lines across information landscapes. (2019)
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BURNETT, S. and LLOYD, A. 2019. The road not taken: locating desire lines across information landscapes. Information research [online], 24(4): supplement containing Proceedings of the 10th International conceptions of library and information science conference, 16-19 June 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, paper colis 1911. Available from: http://InformationR.net...4/colis/colis1911.html.

Introduction. - The concept of desire lines is defined, contextualised and explored within the area of information landscapes. The paper problematises the existence of desire lines in relation to research which has been conducted with various refugee... Read More about The road not taken: locating desire lines across information landscapes..

Rapid multifunctional composite part manufacturing using controlled in-situ polymerization of PA6 nanocomposite. (2019)
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GUPTA, R., STAKEVICIUS, R. and PANCHOLI, K. 2019. Rapid multifunctional composite part manufacturing using controlled in-situ polymerization of PA6 nanocomposite. Procedia CIRP [online], 85: proceedings of 2nd CIRP conference on composite material parts manufacturing (CIRP-CCMPM 2019), 10-11 October 2019, Sheffield, UK, pages 61-65. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.10.003

Currently, mass composite manufacturing is dominated by the fiber-reinforced thermosets due to the ease of its processing. However, the addition of multifunctionality to the thermoset composite requires an additional step of manufacturing. This work... Read More about Rapid multifunctional composite part manufacturing using controlled in-situ polymerization of PA6 nanocomposite..

What role for CCS in delivering just transitions? An evaluation in the North Sea region. (2019)
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SWENNENHUIS, F., MABON, L., FLACH, T.A. and DE CONINCK, H. 2020. What role for CCS in delivering just transitions? An evaluation in the North Sea region. International journal of greenhouse gas control [online], 94: special section on the proceedings of the 14th international conference on greenhouse gas control technologies (GHGT-14), 21-25 October 2018, Melbourne, Australia, article number 102903. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102903

This paper assesses the role of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in addressing challenges in the energy transition, in regions reliant on carbon-intensive industries for employment and as an economic base. The assessment is based on semi-stru... Read More about What role for CCS in delivering just transitions? An evaluation in the North Sea region..

Comparative evaluation of the effect of pore size and temperature on gas transport in nano-structured ceramic membranes for biogas upgrading. (2019)
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OGUNLUDE, P., ABUNUMAH, O., ORAKWE, I., SHEHU, H., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and GOBINA, E. 2019. Comparative evaluation of the effect of pore size and temperature on gas transport in nano-structured ceramic membranes for biogas upgrading. WEENTECH proceedings in energy [online], 5(1): proceedings of the 4th International conference on energy, environment and economics (ICEEE2019), 20-22 August 2019, Edinburgh, UK, pages 195-205. Available from: https://doi.org/10.32438/WPE.8319

As a result of rising economies and environmental constraints, the demand for clean and renewable sources of energy is fast increasing. Biogas is a renewable form of energy that fits all expectations in terms of delivery, cost, and greenhouse emissio... Read More about Comparative evaluation of the effect of pore size and temperature on gas transport in nano-structured ceramic membranes for biogas upgrading..

Use of ‘gay dating apps’ and its relationship with individual well-being and sense of community in men who have sex with men. (2019)
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ZERVOULIS, K., SMITH, D.S., REED, R. and DINOS, S. 2020. Use of 'gay dating apps' and its relationship with individual well-being and sense of community in men who have sex with men. Psychology and sexuality [online], 11(1-2): special issue containing papers from 2018 Preaching to the choir (PREACH 2018): an international Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) psychology pre-conference to the 29th International congress of applied psychology (ICAT 2018), 24-25 June 2018, Montréal, Canada, pages 88-102. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/19419899.2019.1684354

There is growing literature and empirical work that is investigating if and how mobile phone and tablet dating apps are influencing the lives of their users. An online questionnaire-based study was developed to investigate how men who have sex with m... Read More about Use of ‘gay dating apps’ and its relationship with individual well-being and sense of community in men who have sex with men..

Zinc oxide nanoparticles modified-carbon paste electrode used for the electrochemical determination of Gallic acid. (2019)
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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 about Zinc oxide nanoparticles modified-carbon paste electrode used for the electrochemical determination of Gallic acid..

Charlie Hebdo attack and discourses of Muslims in British and Danish newspapers: a cross-cultural critical discourse analysis of four newspapers. (2019)
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LAWRIE, M. 2019. Charlie Hebdo attack and discourses of Muslims in British and Danish newspapers: a cross-cultural critical discourse analysis of four newspapers. Networking knowledge [online], 12(1): best papers from 2018 Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) postgraduate network conference (MeCCSA PGN 2018): contemporary news discourse around the globe, 5-6 July 2018, Canterbury, UK, pages 23-44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31165/nk.2019.121.546.

A perceived shift to the right when representing Muslims in the press in Europe has been evident in recent years. Events such as 9/11, the July 2005 London bombings, broader European discussions and mainstreaming of populist discourses have marked a... Read More about Charlie Hebdo attack and discourses of Muslims in British and Danish newspapers: a cross-cultural critical discourse analysis of four newspapers..

Inclusive design for immersive spaces. (2019)
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CRABB, M., CLARKE, D., ALWAER, H., HERON, M. and LAING, R. 2019. Inclusive design for immersive spaces. Design journal [online], 22(Sup 1: running with scissors: proceedings from 13th European Academy of Design international conference (EAD 2019), 10-12 April 2019, Dundee, UK), pages 2105-2118. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2019.1594934

It is vital when creating learning environments that attention is paid towards individuals using a given space, activities that they will carry out, and the available equipment that will facilitate this. It is also important that these spaces are cre... Read More about Inclusive design for immersive spaces..

Splendid, but what does it actually mean? Good faith and relational contracts in the UK construction industry. (2019)
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CHRISTIE, D. 2019. Splendid, but what does it actually mean? Good faith and relational contracts in the UK construction industry. Journal of commonwealth law [online], 1(1): proceedings of the 2018 Good faith in contract symposium,10-11 May 2018, Montréal, Canada, pages 403-442. Available from: https://www.journalofco...thlaw.org/article/10813

The most important modern report on the culture of the UK construction industry had, as its aim, the creation of an atmosphere in the industry where, in the words of Lewis Carroll's Dodo: 'Everybody has won and all must have prizes' That required 'be... Read More about Splendid, but what does it actually mean? Good faith and relational contracts in the UK construction industry..

Investigations on sensitivity enhancement of SPR biosensor using tunable wavelength and graphene layers. (2019)
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BHAVSAR, K. and PRABHU, R. 2019. Investigations on sensitivity enhancement of SPR biosensor using tunable wavelength and graphene layers. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 499: proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany, article number 012008. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012008

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is a well-known, rapid and sensitive technique used for probing the biomolecular interactions in real time. Several new approaches have been suggested to improve the sensitivity of SPR sensors over the last two decades... Read More about Investigations on sensitivity enhancement of SPR biosensor using tunable wavelength and graphene layers..

Effect of silver incorporation on the structural and morphological characteristics of RF sputtered indium oxide films. (2019)
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SILPA SATHEESH, B., KAVITHA, V.S., KRISHNAN, R., CHALANA, S.R., SURESH, S., PRABHU, R. and MAHADEVAN PILLAI, V.P. 2019. Effect of silver incorporation on the structural and morphological characteristics of RF sputtered indium oxide films. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 499: proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany, article number 012001. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012001

Radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtered silver incorporated indium oxide thin films were prepared and their structural and morphological properties were studied using micro- Raman spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Field Emission Scanning... Read More about Effect of silver incorporation on the structural and morphological characteristics of RF sputtered indium oxide films..

Development of a ring cavity-based fibre optic sensor for MR-compatible medical sensing applications. (2019)
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BHAVSAR, K., VISWAMBARAN, V., JOHNY, J., KAILASNATH, M., MELZER, A. and PRABHU, R. 2019. Development of a ring cavity-based fibre optic sensor for MR-compatible medical sensing applications. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 499: proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany, article number 012013. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012013

Advances in robotic systems and rapid developments in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) have made their use possible in the operating room due to many distinct advantages offered by MIS over conventional surgical procedures. The constant increase of m... Read More about Development of a ring cavity-based fibre optic sensor for MR-compatible medical sensing applications..

Design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system. (2019)
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DARAMEIČIKAS, M., MUHAMMAD-SUKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., SELLAMI, N., BANI, N.A., MAS’UD, A.A. and ARDILA-REY, J.A. 2019. Design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 1174: proceedings of 2nd International women in science, engineering and technology conference 2018.(WiSET 2018), 17-19 July 2018, Kuala Lumpur, MY, article ID 012006. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1174/1/012006

This study looks at buck type switch mode power supplies (SMPS) suitability in residential solar photovoltaic (PV) applications, of which several factors affecting the desired output response are identified. The main objective of the study is to desi... Read More about Design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system..