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Numerical analysis of a railway compartment fire. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
ENBAYA, A., ASIM, T., MISHRA, R. and RAO, R.B.K.N. 2015. Numerical analysis of a railway compartment fire. In Kumar, U., Ahmadi, A., Verma, A.K. and Varde, P. (eds.) Current trends in reliability, availability, maintainability and safety: an industry perspective; selected papers from 2015 joint International conference on reliability, safety and hazard (ICRESH) and Advances in reliability, maintenance and safety (ARMS) (ICRESH-ARMS 2015), 1-4 June 2015, Luleå, Sweden. Lecture notes in mechanical engineering, 11236. Cham: Springer [online], pages 471-484. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23597-4_34

Trains are considered to be the safest on-land transportation means for both passengers and cargo. Train accidents have been mainly disastrous, especially in case of fire, where the consequences are extensive loss of life and goods. The fire would ge... Read More about Numerical analysis of a railway compartment fire..

Towards an autonomous vision-based unmanned aerial system against wildlife poachers. (2015)
Journal Article
OLIVARES-MENDEZ, M.A., FU, C., LUDIVIG, P., BISSYAND√Č, 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)
Journal Article
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..

Optimal vaneless diffuser design for a high-end centrifugal compressor. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
AHMED, N., ASIM, T., MISHRA, R., SIVAGNANASUNDARAM, S. and EYNON, P. 2015. Optimal vaneless diffuser design for a high-end centrifugal compressor. In Proceedings of 28th Condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering management international congress 2015 (COMADEM 2015), co-located with 10th regional Congress on non-destructive and structural testing (X CORENDE), 1-4 December 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Birmingham: COMADEM International, pages 406-413.

Turbochargers are widely used in the automotive industry to reduce engine emissions and to increase the power. Centrifugal compressors are an integral part of turbochargers. Centrifugal compressors comprises primarily of inducer, impeller, diffuser a... Read More about Optimal vaneless diffuser design for a high-end centrifugal compressor..

Effect of solar heat flux and thermal loading on the flow distribution within the riser pipes of a closed-loop solar thermo-syphon hot water system. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
FREEGAH, B., ASIM, T. and MISHRA, R. 2015. Effect of solar heat flux and thermal loading on the flow distribution within the riser pipes of a closed-loop solar thermo-syphon hot water system. In Proceedings of 28th Condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering management international congress 2015 (COMADEM 2015), co-located with 10th regional Congress on non-destructive and structural testing (X CORENDE), 1-4 December 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Birmingham: COMADEM International, pages 398-405.

Solar energy is one of the main sources of renewable energy that is abundantly available throughout the world. Solar energy can be used for useful purposes through a number of mechanical artefacts. One such artefact is known as Thermo-syphon, which t... Read More about Effect of solar heat flux and thermal loading on the flow distribution within the riser pipes of a closed-loop solar thermo-syphon hot water system..

Application of system dynamics approach in electricity sector modelling: a review. (2015)
Journal Article
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..

DC fault isolation study of bidirectional dual active bridge DC/DC converter for DC transmission grid application. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
HARRYE, Y.A., AHMED, K.H. and ABOUSHADY, A.A. 2015. DC fault isolation study of bidirectional dual active bridge DC/DC converter for DC transmission grid application. In Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Industrial Electronics Society annual conference (IECON 2015), 9-12 November 2015, Yokohama, Japan. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 3193-3198. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2015.7392592

Fast isolation and detection of DC faults is currently a limiting factor in high power DC transmission grid development. Recent research has shown that the role of DC/DC converters is becoming increasingly important in solving various DC grid challen... Read More about DC fault isolation study of bidirectional dual active bridge DC/DC converter for DC transmission grid application..

The application of a novel fluidised photo reactor under UV-Visible and natural solar irradiation in the photocatalytic generation of hydrogen. (2015)
Journal Article
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..

Multiple source localization for partial discharge monitoring in electrical substation. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
ZHANG, Y., UPTON, D., JABER, A., AHMED, H., KHAN, U., SAEED, B., MATHER, P., LAZARIDIS, P., ATKINSON, R., VIEIRA, M.F.Q. and GLOVER, I.A. 2015. Multiple source localization for partial discharge monitoring in electrical substation. In Proceedings of 2015 Loughborough antennas and propagation conference (LAPC 2015), 2-3 November 2015, Loughbrough, UK. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 7366001. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/LAPC.2015.7366001

This paper studies novel localization methods of multiple partial discharge sources in electrical substations. The three compressive sensing algorithms of Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (OMP), Homotopy technique, and Dichotomous coordinate descent (DCD)... Read More about Multiple source localization for partial discharge monitoring in electrical substation..

An alternative design for electrostatically accelerated ion beam fusion. (2015)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. (2015)
Thesis
IDAHOSA, P.E.G. 2015. Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Polymers are among the most important of various oilfield chemicals and are used for a variety of applications in the oil and gas industry (OGI), including: water and gas shutoff; drilling mud viscosity modification; filtration loss control (FLC); sw... Read More about Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers..

Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part II. (2015)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Multi-layer silica ceramic membrane for flue gas and natural gas separations. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
NWOGU, N.C., ORAKWE, I.R. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Multi-layer silica ceramic membrane for flue gas and natural gas separations. In Ao, S.I., Gelman, L., Hukins, D.W.L., Hunter, A. and Korsunsky, A.M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2015 World congress on engineering and computer science (WCECS 2015), 21-23 October 2015, San Francisco, USA. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science, 2220. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited [online], pages 651-655. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/WCECS2015_pp651-655.pdf

The overall goal of this paper is to foster the development of new membrane technologies to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Hence, a multi-layered silica ceramic membrane with extremely low defect concentrations has been pr... Read More about Multi-layer silica ceramic membrane for flue gas and natural gas separations..

Morphological characterization and gas permeation of commercially available ceramic membrane. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
ORAKWE, I., NWOGU, N.C. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Morphological characterization and gas permeation of commercially available ceramic membrane. In Ao, S.I., Gelman, L., Hukins, D.W.L., Hunter, A. and Korsunsky, A.M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2015 World congress on engineering and computer science (WCECS 2015), 21-23 October 2015, San Francisco, USA. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science, 2220. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited [online], pages 607-610. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/WCECS2015_pp607-610.pdf

This work presents experimental results relating to the structural characterization of a commercially available alumina membrane. A {esc}gc{esc}s-alumina mesoporous tubular membrane has been used. Nitrogen adsorption-desorption, scanning electron mic... Read More about Morphological characterization and gas permeation of commercially available ceramic membrane..

Recovery of VOC from onshore and offshore shuttle tankers using structured membranes. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
AJAYI, A., SHEHU, H. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Recovery of VOC from onshore and offshore shuttle tankers using structured membranes. In Ao, S.I., Gelman, L., Hukins, D.W.L., Hunter, A. and Korsunsky, A.M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2015 World congress on engineering and computer science (WCECS 2015), 21-23 October 2015, San Francisco, USA. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science, 2220. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited [online], pages 637-642. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/WCECS2015_pp637-642.pdf

The emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from onshore offshore facilities are studied and an alternative technology for the recovery of methane, propane and butane by the use of membrane technology is explored. Permeation tests were carried... Read More about Recovery of VOC from onshore and offshore shuttle tankers using structured membranes..

Batch process esterification of lactic acid catalysed by cation-exchange resins for the production of environmental-friendly solvent. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
EDIDIONG, O., HABIBA, S. and GOBINA, E. 2015. Batch process esterification of lactic acid catalysed by cation-exchange resins for the production of environmental-friendly solvent. In Ao, S.I., Gelman, L., Hukins, D.W.L., Hunter, A. and Korsunsky, A.M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2015 World congress on engineering and computer science 2015 (WCECS 2015), 21-23 October 2015, San Francisco, USA. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science, 2220. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited [online], pages 623-628. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2015/WCECS2015_pp623-628.pdf

In this work, batch wise esterification of lactic acid and ethanol was carried out using different cation-exchange resins including amberlyst 15, amberlyst 16, dowex 50W8x and amberlyst 36 as heterogeneous catalysts. The Zeiss EVO LS10 Scanning elect... Read More about Batch process esterification of lactic acid catalysed by cation-exchange resins for the production of environmental-friendly solvent..

Wear characterizations of polyoxymethylene (POM) reinforced with carbon nanotubes (POM/CNTs) using the paraffin oil dispersion technique. (2015)
Journal Article
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..

Statistical error tolerances of partial discharge recognition rates. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
MAS'UD, A.A., ELTAYEB, M., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and BANI, N.A. 2015. Statistical error tolerances of partial discharge recognition rates. In Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electonic Engineers (IEEE) conference on sustainable utilization and development in engineering and technology (CSUDET 2015), 15-17 October 2015, Selangor, Malaysia. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 7446217. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSUDET.2015.7446217

This paper compares the statistical error tolerances of the single neural network (SNN) and the ensemble neural network (ENN) recognition efficiencies, when both the SNN and ENN are applied to recognize partial discharge (PD) patterns. Statistical fi... Read More about Statistical error tolerances of partial discharge recognition rates..