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A new CFD approach for proppant transport in unconventional hydraulic fractures. (2019)
Journal Article
SURI, Y., ISLAM, S.Z. and HOSSAIN, M. 2019. A new CFD approach for proppant transport in unconventional hydraulic fractures. Journal of natural gas science and engineering [online], 70, article number 102951. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2019.102951

For hydraulic fracturing design in unconventional reservoirs, the existing proppant transport models ignore the fluid leak-off effect from the fracture side wall and the effect of fracture roughness. In this paper, a model is proposed using three-dim... Read More

Adult dental health survey 2009: association between oral health outcomes and living arrangements of older adults in the UK. (2019)
Journal Article
AMINU, A.Q. 2019. Adult dental health survey 2009: association between oral health outcomes and living arrangements of older adults in the UK. British dental journal [online], 227(2), pages 115-120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-019-0487-0

Introduction: Considering the growing ageing populations and the impact of oral health in the wellbeing of older adults, there is a need for understanding dental care utilisation among this group. The objective of this study was to examine the relati... Read More

The road not taken: locating desire lines across information landscapes. (2019)
Journal Article
BURNETT, S. and LLOYD, A. [2019]. The road not taken: locating desire lines across information landscapes. Information research [online], (accepted).

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

Pharmacy academics’ perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study. (2019)
Journal Article
EL-AWAISI, A., JOSEPH, S., EL HAJJ, M.S. and DIACK, L. 2019. Pharmacy academics' perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study. BMC medical education [online], 19, article ID 278. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1689-5

Background: The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of faculty members and academic administrators, at Qatar University College of Pharmacy, towards interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice by identifying enablers, b... Read More

Scottish citizens’ perceptions of the credibility of online political “facts” in the “fake news” era: an exploratory study. (2019)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and WALICKA, A. 2019. Scottish citizens’ perceptions of the credibility of online political “facts” in the “fake news” era: an exploratory study. Journal of documentation [online], Earlycite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2018-0161

Purpose. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a study that explored public perceptions of the credibility of “facts and figures” contained within five social media posts produced by political parties in Scotland. Design/methodology... Read More

Evaluation of the interactions between oilfield chemicals and reservoir rocks. (2019)
Journal Article
WUYEP, E.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., YATES, K. and AKISANYA, A.R. 2019. Evaluation of interactions between oilfield chemicals and reservoir rocks. Natural resources research [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-019-09523-3

Sand failure and production occurs when the formation stress exceeds the strength of the formation which is derived majorly from the natural material that cements the sand grain and cohesive forces. This study investigates the effects of scale inhibi... Read More

Daphnia magna exudates impact physiological and metabolic changes in microcystis aeruginosa. (2019)
Journal Article
BOJADZIJA SAVIC, G., EDWARDS, C., BRIAND, E., LAWTON, L., WIEGAND, C. and BORMANS, M. 2019. Daphnia magna exudates impact physiological and metabolic changes in microcystis aeruginosa. Toxins [online], 11(7), article number 421. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins11070421

While the intracellular function of many toxic and bioactive cyanobacterial metabolites is not yet known, microcystins have been suggested to have a protective role in the cyanobacterial metabolism, giving advantage to toxic over nontoxic strains und... Read More

MFC-GAN: class-imbalanced dataset classification using multiple fake class generative adversarial network. (2019)
Journal Article
ALI-GOMBE, A. and ELYAN, E. 2019. MFC-GAN: class-imbalanced dataset classification using multiple fake class generative adversarial network. Neurocomputing [online], 361, pages 212-221. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2019.06.043

Class-imbalanced datasets are common across different domains such as health, banking, security and others. With such datasets, the learning algorithms are often biased toward the majority class-instances. Data Augmentation is a common approach tha... Read More

Prescribers’ views and experiences of using direct acting oral anticoagulants in the management of non‐valvular atrial fibrillation: a survey in remote and rural Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
GENERALOVA, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., LESLIE, S.J., RUSHWORTH, G., MCIVER, L. and STEWART, D. 2019. Prescribers’ views and experiences of using direct acting oral anticoagulants in the management of non‐valvular atrial fibrillation: a survey in remote and rural Scotland. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], Accepted Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14069

A recent systematic review highlighted the lack of robust studies on prescribers' perspectives of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim was to determine prescribers' views and experiences of pres... Read More

Simultaneous meta-data and meta-classifier selection in multiple classifier system. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
NGUYEN, T.T., LUONG, A.V., NGUYEN, T.M.V., HA, T.S., LIEW, A.W.-C. and MCCALL, J. 2019. Simultaneous meta-data and meta-classifier selection in multiple classifier system. In López-Ibáñez, M. (ed.) Proceedings of the 2019 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference (GECCO ’19), 13-17 July 2019, Prague, Czech Republic. New York: ACM [online], pages 39-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3321707.3321770

In ensemble systems, the predictions of base classifiers are aggregated by a combining algorithm (meta-classifier) to achieve better classification accuracy than using a single classifier. Experiments show that the performance of ensembles significan... Read More

On the definition of dynamic permutation problems under landscape rotation. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
ALZA, J., BARTLETT, M., CEBERIO, J. and MCCALL, J. 2019. On the definition of dynamic permutation problems under landscape rotation. In López-Ibáñez, M. (ed.) Proceedings of the 2019 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion (GECCO 2019), 13-17 July 2019, Prague, Czech Republic. New York: ACM [online], pages 1518-1526. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3319619.3326840

Dynamic optimisation problems (DOPs) are optimisation problems that change over time. Typically, DOPs have been defined as a sequence of static problems, and the dynamism has been inserted into existing static problems using different techniques. In... Read More

Dignity, body parts and the actio iniuriarum: a novel solution to a common (law) problem? (2019)
Journal Article
BROWN, J. 2019. Dignity, body parts and the actio iniuriarum: a novel solution to a common (law) problem? Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics [online], 28(3), pages 522-533. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963180119000446

The importance of human 'dignity' in disputes concerning biological material has been recognised, but the term 'dignity' itself is oft decried as a 'hopelessly amorphous', 'vacuous concept' which should be 'discarded as a potential foundation for rig... Read More

Potential identification and industrial evaluation of an integrated design automation workflow. (2019)
Journal Article
ENTNER, D., PRANTE, T., VOSGIEN, T., ZAVOIANU, A.-C., SAMINGER-PLATZ, S., SCHWARZ, M. and FINK, K. 2019. Potential identification and industrial evaluation of an integrated design automation workflow. Journal of engineering, design and technology [online], Earlycite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/jedt-06-2018-0096

Purpose - The paper aims to raise awareness in the industry of design automation tools, especially in early design phases, by demonstrating along a case study the seamless integration of a prototypically implemented optimization, supporting design sp... Read More

Açaí (Euterpe oleracea Martius) supplementation in the diet during gestation and lactation attenuates liver steatosis in dams and protects offspring. (2019)
Journal Article
BARBOSA, P.O., DE SOUZA, M.O., PAIVA, D.P.D., SILVA, M.E., LIMA, W.G., BERMANO, G. and FREITAS, R.N. 2019. Açaí (Euterpe oleracea Martius) supplementation in the diet during gestation and lactation attenuates liver steatosis in dams and protects offspring. European journal of nutrition [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-019-02040-2

Purpose: Maternal high-fat diet affects offspring and can induce metabolic disorders such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). New therapeutic strategies are being investigated as way to prevent or attenuate this condition. The objective of... Read More

A Co-Doped MnO2 catalyst for Li-CO2 batteries with low overpotential and ultrahigh cyclability. (2019)
Journal Article
GE, B., SUN, Y., GUO, J., YAN, X., FERNANDEZ, C. and PENG, Q. 2019. A Co-Doped MnO2 catalyst for Li-CO2 batteries with low overpotential and ultrahigh cyclability. Small [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201902220

Li-CO2 batteries can not only capture CO2 to solve the greenhouse effect but also serve as next-generation energy storage devices on the merits of economical, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable aspects. However, these batteries are suffering f... Read More

Effect of oleic acid coating of iron oxide nanoparticles on properties of magnetic polyamide-6 nanocomposite. (2019)
Journal Article
GUPTA, R., PANCHOLI, K., DE SA, R., MURRAY, D., HUO, D., DROUBI, G., WHITE, M., NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Effect of oleic acid coating of iron oxide nanoparticles on properties of magnetic polyamide-6 nanocomposite. JOM [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-019-03622-5

This work reports the development and testing of a magnetic polymer (Polyamide 6, PA6) nanocomposite capable of melting when exposed to an external magnetic field. Addition of high concentrations of iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) can induce quick mel... Read More

Improved design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system. (2019)
Journal Article
DARAMEIČIKAS, M., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., SELLAMI, N., BANI, N.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MUS'UD, A.A. and ARDILA-REY, J.A. 2019. Improved design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system. International journal of power electronics and drive systems [online], 10(3), pages 1476-1782. Available from: http://ijpeds.iaescore....rticle/view/19860/12873

With growing demand in renewable energy, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is becoming more popular. A number of research has been carried out to increase the efficiency of the PV system. One of them is improving the Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS... Read More

Potential of floating solar technology in Malaysia. (2019)
Journal Article
JAMALLUDIN, M.A.S., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., RAMLEE, F., MUNIR, A.B., BANI, N.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAS'UD, A.A., ARDILA-REY, J.A., AYUB, A.S. and SELLAMI, N. 2019. Potential of floating solar technology in Malaysia. International journal of power electronics and drive system [online], 10(3), pages 1638-1644. Available from: http://ijpeds.iaescore....rticle/view/19858/12888

Solar energy is a natural source of energy and is tremendously abundant. The concept of floating solar is to fulfil and to support the existing energy supply in order to enhance the human life. The floating solar exploits the massive availability of... Read More

Thermal characterization of commercial electric radiators. (2019)
Journal Article
ASIM, T., ZALA, K., MISHRA, R., CONOR, F., CONOR, S., MIAN, N. and NSOM, B. 2019. Thermal characterization of commercial electric radiators. International journal of monitoring and diagnostic engineering management [online], 22(2), pages 27-31. Available from: https://apscience.org/c...omadem/article/view/143

Electric radiators with a storage element are commonly used to provide heating in cold weather. The thermal performance of an electric radiator is dependent on a number of key design features such as the core material, shape of radiator’s outer surfa... Read More

Development of a novel methodology for calculating the thermal efficiency of clean fuel boilers based on error analysis method. (2019)
Journal Article
LIU, X., ASIM, T., ZHU, G., ZHANG, Y. and MISHRA, R. 2019. Development of a novel methodology for calculating the thermal efficiency of clean fuel boilers based on error analysis method. International journal of monitoring and diagnostic engineering management [online], 22(2), pages 5-9. Available from: https://apscience.org/c...omadem/article/view/140

Clean fuel boilers often use natural gas and wood pellets as their primary fuel, which result in reduced emissions from the boiler. Accurate determination of the thermal efficiency of these boilers plays a vital role in appropriately controlling the... Read More