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Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation. (2010)
Journal Article
MACLEOD, C., GOW, K.S. and CAPANNI, N. 2009. Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 62(9), pages 320-331. Available from: http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2009.62.320

Electromagnetic Activation (EMA) is an alternative to combustion in Scramjet-like hypersonic engines. The basis of the system was outlined in previous publications. This paper builds on these results and explores some further practical and theoretica... Read More about Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation..

A reconsideration of electrostatically accelerated and confined nuclear fusion for space applications. (2010)
Journal Article
MACLEOD, C. and GOW, K.S. 2010. A reconsideration of electrostatically accelerated and confined nuclear fusion for space applications. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 63(5/6), pages 192-205. Available from: http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2010.63.192

Most present-day research into Nuclear Fusion concentrates on high-temperature plasmas combined with Inertial or Magnetic Confinement. However, there exists another body of less well-known work based on Electrostatic Acceleration and Confinement. The... Read More about A reconsideration of electrostatically accelerated and confined nuclear fusion for space applications..

Development of an innovative and environmentally sustainable solid waste stream treatment process. (2010)
Thesis
RAMACHANDRAN, V. 2010. Development of an innovative and environmentally sustainable solid waste stream treatment process. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Oily sludges and oil contaminated solid wastes are generated from various sources such as from a) interceptors in petrol stations, automobile garages and rail service stations b) tank oil bottoms from crude oil storage tanks c) drill cuttings from oi... Read More about Development of an innovative and environmentally sustainable solid waste stream treatment process..

Specific and non-specific interactions on carbon material surfaces. (2010)
Thesis
ANDREU, A.Y. 2010. Specific and non-specific interactions on carbon material surfaces. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The interactions which occur between both polar and non-polar fluid phases and surfaces of various carbon materials: Activated Carbon (AC), non-porous Carbon Black (CB) and Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs)with different surface chemistry have been... Read More about Specific and non-specific interactions on carbon material surfaces..

Development and testing of thin composite palladium membrane for membrane fuel cell processors. (2010)
Thesis
CHEN, C.C. 2010. Development and testing of thin composite palladium membrane for membrane fuel cell processors. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The Palladium (Pd) based membranes have long been the focus of studies for the separation of hydrogen due to its high permeability and selectivity toward hydrogen. However, palladium is a precious metal and extremely expensive and its wider applicati... Read More about Development and testing of thin composite palladium membrane for membrane fuel cell processors..

Development of a novel single-phase auto-reclosing scheme for distribution network with integrated distributed generation. (2010)
Thesis
TAN, S.F. 2010. Development of a novel single-phase auto-reclosing scheme for distribution network with integrated distributed generation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

According to G59 recommendation, the common practice adopted by utilities in the UK is to disconnect Distributed generators (DGs) immediately once a network fault is detected to prevent islanding operation and disruption of the operation of conventio... Read More about Development of a novel single-phase auto-reclosing scheme for distribution network with integrated distributed generation..

Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. (2010)
Thesis
ADAMS, M. 2010. Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Novel glass tracers, organic and inorganic polymers based on narrow band atomic fluorescence, have been developed for deployment as environmental tracers. The use of discrete fluorescent species in an environmentally stable host has been investigated... Read More about Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications..

Low velocity impact behaviour of glass filled fiber-reinforced thermoplastic engine components. (2010)
Journal Article
MOUTI, Z., WESTWOOD, K., KAYVANTASH, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2010. Low velocity impact behaviour of glass filled fiber-reinforced thermoplastic engine components. Materials [online], 3(4), pages 2463-2473. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma3042463

This paper concerns automotive parts located underneath the engine and in particular the engine oil pan. Classically made of stamped steel or cast aluminum, new developments have allowed the manufacture oil pans with polyamide 66 reinforced by 35% we... Read More about Low velocity impact behaviour of glass filled fiber-reinforced thermoplastic engine components..

Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm. (2010)
Journal Article
MACLEOD, C. and CAPANNI, N.F. 2010. Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm. Artificial intelligence review [online], 33(1-2), pages 123-134. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10462-009-9149-y

Connectionist models are usually based on Artificial Neural Networks. However, there is another route towards Parallel Distributed Processing. This is by considering the origins of the intelligence displayed by the single celled organisms known as Pr... Read More about Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm..