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An investigation into potential methods of improving the fitness stimulus associated with small-sided games in soccer. (2014)
Thesis
MUNRO, H. 2014. An investigation into potential methods of improving the fitness stimulus associated with small-sided games in soccer. Robert Gordon University, MRes Thesis.

Background: Methods that simultaneously target physical, technical and tactical components of soccer could be an efficient use of training time. Small-sided games (SSGs) have previously been investigated demonstrating that variables, such as player n... Read More about An investigation into potential methods of improving the fitness stimulus associated with small-sided games in soccer..

Modified half-bridge modular multilevel converter for HVDC systems with DC fault ride-through capability. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
AHMED, K.H. and ABOUSHADY, A.A. 2014. Modified half-bridge modular multilevel converter for HVDC systems with DC fault ride-through capability. In Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Industrial Electronics Society annual conference (IECON 2014), 30 October - 01 November 2014, Dallas, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 4676-4682. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2014.7049207

One of the main challenges of voltage source converter based HVDC systems is DC faults. In this paper, two different modified half-bridge modular multilevel converter topologies are proposed. The proposed converters offer a fault tolerant against the... Read More about Modified half-bridge modular multilevel converter for HVDC systems with DC fault ride-through capability..

Images, forms and presence outside and beyond the pink ghetto. (2014)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2014. Images, forms and presence outside and beyond the pink ghetto. Gender in management: an international journal [online], 29(8), pages 466-486. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-02-2014-0012

The purpose of this study is to consider entrepreneurial imagery that sheds light on differing and emerging patterns of female entrepreneurial identity which illustrate shifts in the locus of power that challenge masculine hegemony and power structur... Read More about Images, forms and presence outside and beyond the pink ghetto..

How nurses behave online? (2014)
Conference Proceeding
KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., MARTZOUKOU, K., INTAS, G. and NIAKAS, D. 2014. How nurses behave online? Nurses' online information needs and internet seeking behaviour. In Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on advances in social science, management and human behaviour (SMHB 2014), 25-26 October 2014, Zurich, Switzerland. New York: Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors (IRED) [online], pages 192-199. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15224/978-1-63248-032-3-139

Registered nurses constitute the largest group of healthcare professionals with a rather distinctive and crucial role in healthcare services provision. For keeping up with their professional advances and follow the rapid and multifaceted scientific a... Read More about How nurses behave online?.

Forward and backward motion control of a vibro-impact capsule system. (2014)
Journal Article
LIU, Y., PAVLOVSKAIA, E., WIERCIGROCH, M. and PENG, Z. 2015. Forward and backward motion control of a vibro-impact capsule system. International journal of non-linear mechanics [online], 70, pages 30-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2014.10.009

A capsule system driven by a harmonic force applied to its inner mass is considered in this study. Four various friction models are employed to describe motion of the capsule in different environments taking into account Coulomb friction, viscous dam... Read More about Forward and backward motion control of a vibro-impact capsule system..

Gas transport and characterization of inorganic ceramic membrane for lactic acid esterification. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
OKON, E., HABIBA, S. and GOBINA, E. 2014. Gas transport and characterization of inorganic ceramic membrane for lactic acid esterification. In Ao, S.-I., Douglas, C., Grundfest, W.S. and Burgstone, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2014 World congress on engineering and computer science (WCECS 2014), 22-24 October 2014, San Francisco, USA. Hong Kong: International Association of Engineers, volume 2, pages 590-594.

Ethyl lactate is an important organic ester, which is biodegradable in nature and widely used as food additive, perfumery, flavor chemicals and solvent. Inorganic porous ceramic membrane has shown a lot of advantages in the equilibrium process of eth... Read More about Gas transport and characterization of inorganic ceramic membrane for lactic acid esterification..

The learner experience of student-led international group project work in software engineering. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R., BASS, J. and LALCHANDANI, J.P. 2014. The learner experience of student-led international group project work in software engineering. In Proceedings of the 2014 Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2014): opening innovations and internationalization in engineering education, 22-25 October 2014, Madrid, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 7044181. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044181

Software development has become increasingly globalized because of technological innovation, the evolution of work and business processes, as well as prevailing educational systems and national policies [1]. This paper addresses the challenges faced... Read More about The learner experience of student-led international group project work in software engineering..

Subject-level quality assurance in computing: experiences from three national perspectives. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M. and LARUSDOTTIR, M. 2014. Subject-level quality assurance in computing: experiences from three national perspectives. In Proceedings of the 2014 Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2014): opening innovations and internationalization in engineering education, 22-25 October 2014, Madrid, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 7044182. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044182

This paper examines some aspects of the Quality Assurance processes in Computing departments in three European universities. We first examine the operation of a quality assurance activity in the School of Computer Science in Iceland. The next case is... Read More about Subject-level quality assurance in computing: experiences from three national perspectives..

Critical thinking, peer-writing, and the importance of feedback. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
CAJANDER, A., DANIELS, M., PETERS, A.-K. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2014. Critical thinking, peer-writing, and the importance of feedback. In Proceedings of the 2014 Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2014): opening innovations and internationalization in engineering education, 22-25 October 2014, Madrid, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 7044234. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044234

Critical thinking is one of the key competencies listed by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) [1], a central European Community organization, and is also mentioned as a learning outcome for higher education by international... Read More about Critical thinking, peer-writing, and the importance of feedback..

Age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics in relation to perceived disorientation and reported website ease of use. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2014. Age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics in relation to perceived disorientation and reported website ease of use. In Proceedings of the 16th International Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Accessible computing (SIGACCESS) conference on computers and accessibility (ASSETS '14), 20-22 October 2014, Rochester, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 193-200. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2661334.2661356

Comparative studies including older and younger adults are becoming more common in HCI, generally used to compare how these two different age groups will approach a task. However, it is unclear whether user age is the underlying factor that different... Read More about Age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics in relation to perceived disorientation and reported website ease of use..

Reactive power minimization of dual active bridge DC/DC converter with triple phase shift control using neural network. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
HARRYE, Y.A., AHMED, K.H. and ABOUSHADY, A.A. 2014. Reactive power minimization of dual active bridge DC/DC converter with triple phase shift control using neural network. In Proceedings of the 3rd International conference on renewable energy research and applications (ICRERA 2014), 19-22 October 2014, Milwakuee, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 566-571. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2014.7016448

Reactive power flow increases dual active bridge (DAB) converter RMS current leading to an increase in conduction losses especially in high power applications. This paper proposes a new optimized triple phase shift (TPS) switching algorithm that mini... Read More about Reactive power minimization of dual active bridge DC/DC converter with triple phase shift control using neural network..

Sensorless multi-loop control of phase-controlled series-parallel resonant converter. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
ABOUSHADY, A.A. and AHMED, K.H. 2014. Sensorless multi-loop control of phase-controlled series-parallel resonant converter. In Proceedings of the 3rd International conference on renewable energy research and applications (ICRERA 2014), 19-22 October 2014, Milwakuee, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 502-507. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2014.7016435

This paper proposes a multi-loop controller for the phase-controlled series-parallel resonant converter. Output voltage is solely measured for control and inner loop is used to enhance closed loop stability and dynamic performance compared to single-... Read More about Sensorless multi-loop control of phase-controlled series-parallel resonant converter..

Extradition, the forum bar and transnational drug trafficking. (2014)
Journal Article
ARNELL, P. 2014. Extradition, the forum bar and transnational drug trafficking. Criminal law and justice weekly [online], 178(42), pages 623-624. Available from: https://www.lexisnexis.com/uk/legal/

Concerns have been expressed over what are perceived as insufficient safeguards in UK law to protect persons amenable to concurrent criminal jurisdiction. These were particularly forceful where an accused person had material links to the UK. The Crim... Read More about Extradition, the forum bar and transnational drug trafficking..

Delivering sustainable urban regeneration in emerging nations: introducing neighbourhood hotspots. (2014)
Journal Article
AKINSETE, E., HOELZEL, F. and OSHODI, L. 2014. Delivering sustainable urban regeneration in emerging nations: introducing neighbourhood hotspots. Journal of architectural education [online], 68(2), pages 238-245. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10464883.2014.937245

Challenges faced by urban centres today often result from multiple social, economic and environmental issues, which act on multiple points of impact. As a result, successful urban interventions are increasingly geared towards tackling these multiple... Read More about Delivering sustainable urban regeneration in emerging nations: introducing neighbourhood hotspots..

Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. (2014)
Journal Article
JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K. and BENNETT, T. 2014. Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. Construction and building materials [online], 73, pages 41-50. Available from: https/dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.09.039

Drying shrinkage has a serious impact on the structural and durability performance of concrete pavements. Shrinkage strain development and distress can only be fully understood by knowing the moisture transport and free shrinkage properties of concre... Read More about Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete..

Authoring second generation entrepreneur and family business stories. (2014)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2014. Authoring second generation entrepreneur and family business stories. Journal of family business management [online], 4(2), pages 149-170. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-11-2011-0050

The purpose of this paper is to explore the under researched interface between entrepreneur and family business stories and in particular the form and structure of second-generation entrepreneur stories. It illustrates how second-generation entrepren... Read More about Authoring second generation entrepreneur and family business stories..

GPR55 deletion in mice leads to age-related ventricular dysfunction and impaired adrenoceptor-mediated inotropic responses. (2014)
Journal Article
WALSH, S.K., HECTOR, E.E., ANDREASSON, A.-C., JONSSON-RYLANDER, A.-C. and WAINWRIGHT, C. L. 2014. GPR55 deletion in mice leads to age-related ventricular dysfunction and impaired adrenoceptor-mediated inotropic responses. PLOS ONE, 9 (10), e108999.

G protein coupled receptor 55 (GPR55) is expressed throughout the body and, although its exact physiological function is unknown, studies have suggested that it has a role in the cardiovascular system. In particular, GPR55 has been proposed as mediat... Read More about GPR55 deletion in mice leads to age-related ventricular dysfunction and impaired adrenoceptor-mediated inotropic responses..

Hydrogen separation using silica-based composite membranes. (2014)
Journal Article
KAJAMA, M.N., NWOGU, N.C. and GOBINA, E. 2014. Hydrogen separation using silica-based composite membranes. Advanced materials research [online], 1051: selected papers from the 2014 international conference on green materials and environmental engineering (GMEE 2014), 21-22 September 2014, Hong Kong, China, pages 107-111. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4028...ntific.net/AMR.1051.107

Silica sol-gel membranes have been developed for moderate temperature (300 {deg}C) separation of hydrogen (H2) from nitrogen (N2), methane (CH4) and argon (Ar) gas molecules. Tubular ceramic support with 15 nm nominal pore diameter and 45% porosity w... Read More about Hydrogen separation using silica-based composite membranes..

Rotationally asymmetric compound parabolic concentrator for concentrating photovoltaic applications. (2014)
Journal Article
ABU-BAKAR, S.H., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MALLICK, T.K., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H.M. and RAHIM, R.A. 2014. Rotationally asymmetric compound parabolic concentrator for concentrating photovoltaic applications. Applied energy [online], 136, pages 363-372. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.09.053

This paper describes a novel type of solar concentrator - a rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC). The RACPC aims at addressing the following objectives: (i) to increase the electrical output of a concentrating photovoltai... Read More about Rotationally asymmetric compound parabolic concentrator for concentrating photovoltaic applications..