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Promoting the solar industry in Ghana through effective Public-Private Partnership (PPP): some lessons from South Africa and Morocco. (2021)
Journal Article
AWUKU, S.A., BENNADJI, A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and SELLAMI, N. 2022. Promoting the solar industry in Ghana through effective Public-Private Partnership (PPP): some lessons from South Africa and Morocco. Energies [online], 15(1), article 17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010017

Over the past decades, solar energy has gained much attention in Ghana, especially after the 2012–2016 power crisis. The government through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) has attempted to increase the shares of solar generation to augment its eff... Read More about Promoting the solar industry in Ghana through effective Public-Private Partnership (PPP): some lessons from South Africa and Morocco..

Experimental testing on the influence of shaft rotary lip seal misalignment for a marine hydro-kinetic turbine. (2021)
Journal Article
HAND, B.P., ERDOGAN, N., MURRAY, D., CRONIN, P., DORAN, J. and MURPHY, J. 2022. Experimental testing on the influence of shaft rotary lip seal misalignment for a marine hydro-kinetic turbine. Sustainable energy technologies and assessments [online], 50, article 101874. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2021.101874

Tidal energy has received considerable attention over the past decade due to its predictability and high power density. The research in the tidal turbine area has concentrated primarily on the improvement of the energy conversion efficiency. In contr... Read More about Experimental testing on the influence of shaft rotary lip seal misalignment for a marine hydro-kinetic turbine..

Determination of cure mechanism inside die for a part manufacturing during large-scale pultrusion. (2021)
Journal Article
MUKHERJI, A., TARAPORE, N. and NJUGUNA, J. 2021. Determination of cure mechanism inside die for a part manufacturing during large-scale pultrusion. Journal of applied polymer science [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/app.52035

The cure kinetics of resin, heat capacity and thermal conductivity of reinforcing materials of uncured mass dictates the ultimate curing of reinforced thermosets manufactured component. In this study, degree of conversion from heat capacity by ‘Lumry... Read More about Determination of cure mechanism inside die for a part manufacturing during large-scale pultrusion..

An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo. (2021)
Journal Article
KANSONGUE, N., NJUGUNA, J. and VERTIGANS, S. 2022. An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo. International journal of sustainable energy [online], (accepted). To be made available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14786451.2021.2023150

The Togolese government has outlined a renewable energy technologies target of achieving 100% electrification to all by 2030, to meet the government's Millennium goals. This paper presents the viewpoints of key stakeholders in relation to the current... Read More about An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo..

The combined effect of fluid rheology, inner pipe rotation and eccentricity on the flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid through the annuli. (2021)
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SALUBI, V., MAHON, R. and OLUYEMI, G. 2021. The combined effect of fluid rheology, inner pipe rotation and eccentricity on the flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid through the annuli. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.110018

The accurate prediction of the fluid dynamics and hydraulics of the axial or helical flow of non-Newtonian drilling fluids in the annuli is essential for the determination and effective management of wellbore pressure during drilling operations. Prev... Read More about The combined effect of fluid rheology, inner pipe rotation and eccentricity on the flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid through the annuli..

A review of sensing technologies for non-destructive evaluation of structural composite materials. (2021)
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GUPTA, R., MITCHELL, D., BLANCHE, J., HARPER, S., TANG, W., PANCHOLI, K., BAINES, L., BUCKNALL, D.G. and FLYNN, D. 2021. A review of sensing technologies for non-destructive evaluation of structural composite materials. Journal of composites science [online], 5(12), article 319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs5120319

The growing demand and diversity in the application of industrial composites and the current inability of present non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods to perform detailed inspection of these composites has motivated this comprehensive review of s... Read More about A review of sensing technologies for non-destructive evaluation of structural composite materials..

Machine learning methods for sign language recognition: a critical review and analysis. (2021)
Journal Article
ADEYANJU, I.A., BELLO, O.O. and ADEGBOYE, M.A. 2021. Machine learning methods for sign language recognition: a critical review and analysis. Intelligent systems with applications [online], 12, article 200056. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iswa.2021.200056

Sign language is an essential tool to bridge the communication gap between normal and hearing-impaired people. However, the diversity of over 7000 present-day sign languages with variability in motion position, hand shape, and position of body parts... Read More about Machine learning methods for sign language recognition: a critical review and analysis..

Performance evaluation of (AlCrN) PVD-coated cBN inserts on machining of Inconel 718. (2021)
Journal Article
JEYAPANDIARAJAN, P., XAVIOR, M.A. and ANBALAGAN, A. 2021. Performance evaluation of (AlCrN) PVD-coated cBN inserts on machining of Inconel 718. MM science journal [online], 2021(November): proceedings of the 16th International conference on high speed machining (HSM 2021), 26-27 October 2021, Damstadt, Germany, pages 5219-5227. Available from: http://doi.org./10.17973/MMSJ.2021_11_2021178

This research work focuses on the experimental investigations conducted using uncoated cBN tool and (AlCrN) PVD Coated cBN tool for turning Inconel 718. Two different sets of experiments – one with uncoated cBN and another with coated cBN inserts wer... Read More about Performance evaluation of (AlCrN) PVD-coated cBN inserts on machining of Inconel 718..

Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers. (2021)
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FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., PRATHURU, A.K., PARADOWSKA, A. and LEE, T.L. 2021. Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers. Experimental mechanics [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-021-00803-9

Background: During thermal spray coating, residual strain is formed within the coating and substrates due to thermo-mechanical processes and microstructural phase changes. Objective: This paper provides a comprehensive guide to researchers planning t... Read More about Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers..

Myth or gold? The power of aesthetics in the adoption of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs). (2021)
Journal Article
AWUKU, S.A., BENNADJI, A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and SELLAMI, N. 2021. Myth or gold? The power of aesthetics in the adoption of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs). Energy nexus [online], 4, article number 100021. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nexus.2021.100021

BIPV has gained a lot of attention in the solar world especially in recent times as the push for Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) and concerns about landscape aesthetics increases. Aesthetics plays a critical role in the adoption of BIPVs as it is on... Read More about Myth or gold? The power of aesthetics in the adoption of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs)..

Effects of damaged rotor on wake dynamics of vertical axis wind turbines. (2021)
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ASIM, T. and ISLAM, S.Z. 2021. Effects of damaged rotor on wake dynamics of vertical axis wind turbines. Energies [online], 14(21), article 7060. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217060

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) are omni-directional turbomachines commonly used in rural areas for small-to-medium-scale power generation. The complex flow observed in the wake region of VAWTs is affected by a number of factors, such as rotor bl... Read More about Effects of damaged rotor on wake dynamics of vertical axis wind turbines..

Static concentrating photovoltaic modelling using MATLAB. (2021)
Journal Article
MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., FAROOQ, H., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., ARDILA-REY, J.A., SELLAMI, N., KILPATRICK, C. MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., BANI, N.A. and ZULKIPLI, M. 2021. Static concentrating photovoltaic modelling using MATLAB. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 2053: proceedings of 1st Advanced research on renewable energy for universal sustainability international conference 2021 (ARUS 2021), 22-24 June 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, article 012003. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/2053/1/012003

The world has recorded an increasing interest and staggering investment in renewable technology in the last two decades, specifically in solar photovoltaic (PV). Concentrating PV (CPV) is one of PV's technology advancements and is gaining popularity... Read More about Static concentrating photovoltaic modelling using MATLAB..

A study of gas transport mechanisms for CH4/CO2 using ceramic membranes. (2021)
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OGUNLUDE, P., ABUNUMAH, O., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and GOBINA, E. 2021. A study of gas transport mechanisms for CH4/CO2 using ceramic membranes. Crystals [online], 11(10): selected papers from 8th International conference and exhibition on advanced and nanomaterials 2021 (ICANM 2021), 9-11 August 2021, [virtual conference], article 1224. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst11101224

Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and their effects have been a matter of global concern over the past decade. As the demand for energy grows in developing economies, there has been a challenge in harnessing and utilising sustainable forms of energy to... Read More about A study of gas transport mechanisms for CH4/CO2 using ceramic membranes..

An integrated multi-objective optimization and multi-criteria decision-making model for optimal planning of workplace charging stations. (2021)
Journal Article
ERDOGAN, N., PAMUCAR, D., KUCUKSARI, S. and DEVECI, M. 2021. An integrated multi-objective optimization and multi-criteria decision-making model for optimal planning of workplace charging stations. Applied energy [online], 304, article 117866. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117866

This study addresses the optimal planning of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at workplaces. As the optimal planning for a given workplace can involve various criteria that comprise conflicting single objectives, this study proposes a new int... Read More about An integrated multi-objective optimization and multi-criteria decision-making model for optimal planning of workplace charging stations..

A new approach for quantitative mapping of retention mechanisms of associative polymers in porous media. (2021)
Journal Article
AFOLABI, R.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., OFFICER, S. and UGWU, J.O. 2021. A new approach for quantitative mapping of retention mechanisms of associative polymers in porous media. Journal of molecular liquids [online], 343, article 117685. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2021.117685

The retention of associative polymer molecules poses a significant challenge for its transport in porous media, and this arises due to the hydrophobic interactions that exists between the retained molecules. The known experimental approach in literat... Read More about A new approach for quantitative mapping of retention mechanisms of associative polymers in porous media..

CFD modelling and prototype testing of a vertical axis wind turbines in planetary cluster formation. (2021)
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DURKACZ, J., ISLAM, S., CHAN, R., FONG, E., GILLIES, H., KARNIK, A. and MULLAN, T. 2021. CFD modelling and prototype testing of a vertical axis wind turbines in planetary cluster formation. Energy reports [online], 7(Supplement 3): 6th International conference on advances on clean energy research 2021 (ICACER 2021), 15-17 April 2021, [virtual conference], pages 119-126. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2021.06.019

This study aims to improve the applicability of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) by investigating their feasibility in a novel planetary cluster configuration by observing its effect on efficiency and overall power density. Computational Fluid Dyn... Read More about CFD modelling and prototype testing of a vertical axis wind turbines in planetary cluster formation..

Strain monitoring. (2021)
Book Chapter
VANLANDUIT, S., SORGENTE, M., ZADEH, A.R., GÜEMES, A. and FAISAL, N. 2021. Strain monitoring. In Sause, M.G.R. and Jasiūnienė, E. (eds.) Structural health monitoring damage detection systems for aerospace. Springer aerospace technology. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 8, pages 219-241. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72192-3_8

This chapter provides an overview of the use of strain sensors for structural health monitoring. Compared to acceleration-based sensors, strain sensors can measure the deformation of a structure at very low frequencies (up to DC) and enable the measu... Read More about Strain monitoring..

Defect types. (2021)
Book Chapter
FAISAL, N., CORA, Ö.N., BEKCI, M.L., ŚLIWA, R.E., STERNBERG, Y., PANT, S., DEGENHARDT, R. and PRATHURU, A. 2021. Defect types. In Sause, M.G.R. and Jasiūnienė, E. (eds.) Structural health monitoring damage detection systems for aerospace. Springer aerospace technology. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 3, pages 15-72. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72192-3_3

This chapter provides an overview of the common types of defects found in various structural materials and joints in aircraft. Materials manufacturing methods (including large-scale production) have been established in the aircraft industry. However,... Read More about Defect types..

Data reduction strategies. (2021)
Book Chapter
BHOWMIK, B., QUQA, S., SAUSE, M.G.R., PAKRASHI, V. and DROUBI, M.G. 2021. Data reduction strategies. In Sause, M.G.R. and Jasiūnienė, E. (eds.) Structural health monitoring damage detection systems for aerospace. Springer aerospace technology. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 9, pages 243-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72192-3_9

Based on the variety of methods available for gathering data for the aircraft health status, the challenge is to reduce the overall amount of data in a trackable and safe manner to ensure that the remaining data are characteristic of the current airc... Read More about Data reduction strategies..

Monitoring tasks in aerospace. (2021)
Book Chapter
PANT, S., SHARIF KHODAEI, Z. and DROUBI, M.G. 2021. Monitoring tasks in aerospace. In Sause, M.G.R. and Jasiūnienė, E. (eds.) Structural health monitoring damage detection systems for aerospace. Springer aerospace technology. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 2, pages 5-14. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72192-3_2

Approximately up to one-fifth of the direct operating cost of a commercial civilian fixed-wing aircraft is projected to be due to inspection and maintenance alone. Managing aircraft health with minimal human intervention and technologies that can per... Read More about Monitoring tasks in aerospace..