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Thermal spray coatings for molten salt facing structural parts and enabling opportunities for thermochemical cycle electrolysis. (2024)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., MUTHUKRISHNAN, R., BALOGUN, Y., PANCHOLI, K., HUSSAIN, T., LOKACHARI, S., HORRI, B.A. and BANKHEAD, M. 2024. Thermal spray coatings for molten salt facing structural parts and enabling opportunities for thermochemical cycle electrolysis. Engineering reports [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/eng2.12947

Thermochemical water splitting stands out as the most efficient techniques to produce hydrogen through electrolysis at a high temperature, relying on a series of chemical reactions within a loop. However, achieving a durable thermochemical cycle sys... Read More about Thermal spray coatings for molten salt facing structural parts and enabling opportunities for thermochemical cycle electrolysis..

Wear-resistant and adherent nanodiamond composite thin film for durable and sustainable silicon carbide mechanical seals. (2024)
Journal Article
EGIZA, M., DIAB, M.R., ZIA, A.W., MURASAWA, K., FAISAL, N. and YOSHITAKE, T. 2024. Wear-resistant and adherent nanodiamond composite thin film for durable and sustainable silicon carbide mechanical seals. Wear [online], 550-551, article number 205394. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2024.205394

In response to environmental concerns, there is a growing demand for durable and sustainable mechanical seals, particularly in high-risk industries like chemical, petroleum, and nuclear sectors. This work proposes augmenting the durability and sustai... Read More about Wear-resistant and adherent nanodiamond composite thin film for durable and sustainable silicon carbide mechanical seals..

Formation integrity evaluation for geosequestration of CO2 in depleted petroleum reservoirs under cyclic stress conditions. (2024)
Journal Article
AMINAHO, E.N., HOSSAIN, M., FAISAL, N.H. and SANAEE, R. 2024. Formation integrity evaluation for geosequestration of CO2 in depleted petroleum reservoirs under cyclic stress conditions. Geoenergy science and engineering [online], 238, article 212892. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoen.2024.212892

The geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2), also referred to as CO2 geosequestration, represents one of the most promising options for reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. However, most of the time, CO2 is captured with small amounts of o... Read More about Formation integrity evaluation for geosequestration of CO2 in depleted petroleum reservoirs under cyclic stress conditions..

Indium tin oxide thin film preparation and property relationship for humidity sensing: a review. (2024)
Journal Article
RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FERNANDEZ, C., SUJATHA, D., PANDA, S.K. and FAISAL, N.H. [2024]. Indium tin oxide thin film preparation and property relationship for humidity sensing: a review. Engineering reports [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/eng2.12836

This review aims to present a critical overview of indium tin oxide (ITO) thin film preparation methods, structure–property relationship and its application in humidity sensing. A range of passive and active humidity sensors with thin films (based on... Read More about Indium tin oxide thin film preparation and property relationship for humidity sensing: a review..

Thermomechanical deformation analysis of a tubular solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
KURUSHINA, V., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., FAISAL, N., SOMAN, A., HORRI, B.A. and CAI, Q. 2023. Thermomechanical deformation analysis of a tubular solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. In Proceedings of the 34th Thermal and fluid analysis workshop 2023 (TFAWS 2023), 21-25 August 2023, Maryland, USA. Washington: NASA [online], article number TFAWS23-ID-7. Available from: https://tfaws.nasa.gov/tfaws23/proceedings/

Technologies behind electrolysis cells for hydrogen production are making progress in terms of portability, cost reduction, performance enhancement, prolonged operation, and integration in stacks and with existing power infrastructure. The solid oxid... Read More about Thermomechanical deformation analysis of a tubular solid oxide steam electrolysis cell..

Machine learning model of acoustic signatures: towards digitalised thermal spray manufacturing. (2023)
Journal Article
VISWANATHAN, V., MCCLOSKEY, A., MATHUR, R., NGUYEN, D.T., FAISAL, N.H., PRATHURU, A., LLAVORI, I., MURPHY, A., TIWARI, A., MATTHEWS, A., AGRAWAL, A. and GOEL, S. 2024. Machine learning model of acoustic signatures: towards digitalised thermal spray manufacturing. Mechanical systems and signal processing [online], 208, article number 111030. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2023.111030

Thermal spraying, an important industrial surface manufacturing process in sectors such as aerospace, energy and biomedical, remains a skill intensive process often involving multiple trial runs impacting the yield. The core research challenge in dig... Read More about Machine learning model of acoustic signatures: towards digitalised thermal spray manufacturing..

Valorisation of whisky distillery waste as a sustainable source of antioxidant and antibacterial properties with neuroprotective potential. (2023)
Journal Article
BLAIKIE, L., WELGAMAGE DON, A., FRANZEN, X., FERNANDEZ, C., FAISAL, N. and KONG THOO LIN, P. [2023]. Valorisation of whisky distillery waste as a sustainable source of antioxidant and antibacterial properties with neuroprotective potential. Waste and biomass valorization [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-023-02292-4

Waste by-products such as pot ale are abundantly produced during the whisky distillation process and are conventionally used as livestock feed, however a significant proportion continues to require land and sea disposal. Here, the novel potential of... Read More about Valorisation of whisky distillery waste as a sustainable source of antioxidant and antibacterial properties with neuroprotective potential..

Acoustic emission sensor-assisted process monitoring of air plasma-sprayed titanium deposition. (2023)
Journal Article
VISWANATHAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FAISAL, N.H. and GOEL, S. 2023. Acoustic emission sensor-assisted process monitoring of air plasma-sprayed titanium deposition. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 32(8), pages 2763-2777. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-023-01663-6

Acoustic emission is a sensing technique that offers the potential benefit for its use as an in situ monitoring tool for a wide range of manufacturing processes. This work attempts to highlight the robustness of using acoustic emission (AE) data for... Read More about Acoustic emission sensor-assisted process monitoring of air plasma-sprayed titanium deposition..

A comprehensive review of pre- and post-treatment approaches to achieve sustainable desalination for different water streams. (2023)
Journal Article
POIRIER, K., LOTFI, M., GARG, K., PATCHIGOLLA, K., ANTHONY, E.J., FAISAL, N.H., MULGUNDMATH, V., SAHITH, J.K., JADHAWAR, P., KOH, L., MOROSUK, T. and AL MHANNA, N. 2023. A comprehensive review of pre- and post-treatment approaches to achieve sustainable desalination for different water streams. Desalination [online], 566, article 116944. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2023.116944

Desalination is an energy intensive process requiring adequate pre- and post- treatment. The novelty of this paper is that it jointly reviews the technologies for pre-treatment, desalination and post-treatment and bridges the gap between them while c... Read More about A comprehensive review of pre- and post-treatment approaches to achieve sustainable desalination for different water streams..

Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
HOSSAIN, M., FAISAL, N., PRATHURU, A., KURUSHINA, V., RAJENDRAN, V., CAI, Q., HORRI, B. and KUMAR, A. 2023. Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. Presented at the 1st IUT (Islamic University of Technology) International conference on mechanical, material and production engineering 2023 (IUT-ICMMPE 2023), 21-22 July 2023, Gaziput, Dhaka.

The UK government in their 2021 Hydrogen Strategy recognises that the low carbon hydrogen plays a critical role in achieving transition to net zero and sets a target of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for use across the economy... Read More about Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis..

Advances in structural analysis and process monitoring of thermoplastic composite pipes. (2023)
Journal Article
OKOLIE, O., LATTO, J., FAISAL, N., JAMIESON, H., MUKHERJI, A. and NJUGUNA, J. 2023. Advances in structural analysis and process monitoring of thermoplastic composite pipes. Heliyon [online], 9(7), e17918. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e17918

Thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) in comparison to other pipes have proven beneficial features due to its flexibility which includes being fit for purpose, lightweight and no corrosion. However, during the manufacturing of TCP which involves the co... Read More about Advances in structural analysis and process monitoring of thermoplastic composite pipes..

Influence of feedstock and thermal spray process on the phase composition of alumina coatings and their sliding wear. (2023)
Journal Article
ALI, O., AHMED, R., TOMA, F.-L., BERGER, L.-M., MATTHEY, B., FAISAL, N. and AHMED, K. 2023. Influence of feedstock and thermal spray process on the phase composition of alumina coatings and their sliding wear. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 32(7), pages 2028-2053. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-023-01597-z

Suspension thermal spraying is an emerging coating technology that enables the deposition of dense-structured ceramic coatings. As wear resistance is a main application field of alumina (Al2O3) coatings, this study aimed to evaluate the dry reciproca... Read More about Influence of feedstock and thermal spray process on the phase composition of alumina coatings and their sliding wear..

Monitoring corrosion under insulation utilising electrochemical testing. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
NEWLANDS, B., HORGAN, M. and MINSHULL, H. 2023. Monitoring corrosion under insulation utilising electrochemical testing. Presented at the 4th International conference on health monitoring of civil and maritime structures (HeaMES 2023), 12-13 June 2023, [virtual event].

This paper proposes a novel sensor-based instrumented monitoring system for the specific detection of corrosion at the CUI interface. Electrochemical Testing (ET), Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and E... Read More about Monitoring corrosion under insulation utilising electrochemical testing..

Investigation of wave propagation pattern in a multilayer planar structure. (2023)
Journal Article
RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FERNANDEZ, C. and FAISAL, N.H. 2023. Investigation of wave propagation pattern in a multilayer planar structure. e-Journal of nondestructive testing [online], Special Issue NDE-Nuclear-2023: proceedings of the 2nd Non-destructive examination in nuclear international conference (NDE in Nuclear 2023), 27-29 June 2023, Sheffield, UK, article number 28270. Available from: https://www.ndt.net/search/docs.php3?id=28270

Acoustic emission (AE) is used to monitor conditions of various structures across many industrial sectors, including containment vessels or storage tanks of nuclear materials. Periodic monitoring, inspection and analysis of structure conditions can h... Read More about Investigation of wave propagation pattern in a multilayer planar structure..

Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
KURUSHINA, V., SOMAN, A., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., AMINI HORRI, B., CAI, Q. and FAISAL, N. 2023. Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. Presented at the 36th Scottish fluid mechanics meetings, 24 May 2023, Glasgow, UK.

High temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis (HTSOSE) is an efficient and ecologically-friendly method of hydrogen production through conversion of the water substance into hydrogen and oxygen, using the heat and electrical energy. The HT SOSE is... Read More about Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell..

Materials for molten salt facing parts: challenges and opportunities for nuclear thermochemical cycle electrolysis. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
FAISAL, N., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A. and HOSSAIN, M. 2023. Materials for molten salt facing parts: challenges and opportunities for nuclear thermochemical cycle electrolysis. Presented at the 5th International conference on structural nano composites 2023 (NANOSTRUC 2023), 24-26 May 2023, Nicosia, Cyprus: [virtual event].

One of the important challenges is to develop coating materials for thermochemical containment vessels and pipes that encounters the highly corrosive and harsh environment produced by the molten salt at high temperature. The aim of this review is to... Read More about Materials for molten salt facing parts: challenges and opportunities for nuclear thermochemical cycle electrolysis..

Materials and meta-data for thermochemical electrolysis. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
RAJENDRAN, V., MUTHUKRISHNAN, R., BALOGUN, Y., KURUSHINA, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M. and FAISAL, N.H. 2023. Materials and meta-data for thermochemical electrolysis. Presented at the 2023 Scotland's hydrogen economy and the chemical sciences, 23 May 2023, St Andrews, UK.

One of the important challenges is to develop coating materials for thermochemical containment vessels and pipes that encounters the highly corrosive and harsh environment produced by the molten salt at high temperature. Overall assessment based on t... Read More about Materials and meta-data for thermochemical electrolysis..

Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
KURUSHINA, V., SOMAN, A., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., HORRI, B.A., CAI, Q. and FAISAL, N. 2023. Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell. Presented at the 2023 All-energy and dcarbonise conference, 10-11 May 2023, Glasgow, UK.

Developing electrolyser cells with enhanced hydrogen production and their scalable manufacturing can play an important role in enabling not only eco-friendly development but also cost-effective, reliable, and sustainable opportunities. Thermomechanic... Read More about Modelling, optimisation and analysis of tubular high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis cell..

Structural design and analysis of a high temperature solid oxide steam tubular electrolyser. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
KURUSHINA, V., SOMAN, A., RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., HOSSAIN, M., HORRI, B., CAI, Q. and FAISAL, N. 2023. Structural design and analysis of a high temperature solid oxide steam tubular electrolyser. Presented at the 2023 All things hydrogen conference (ATH23) [online], 14 March 2023, Aberdeen, UK. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/56ut5jjb

The hydrogen production is an active area of the innovation and development in the perspective of the next decade, with the relative dominance of the alkaline, proton exchange and solid oxide (SO) technology. The gradual maturity of the latter techno... Read More about Structural design and analysis of a high temperature solid oxide steam tubular electrolyser..

Corrosion monitoring at the interface using sensors and advanced sensing materials: methods, challenges and opportunities. (2023)
Journal Article
RAJENDRAN, V., PRATHURU, A., FERNANDEZ, C. and FAISAL, N.H. 2023. Corrosion monitoring at the interface using sensors and advanced sensing materials: methods, challenges and opportunities. Corrosion engineering, science and technology [online], 58(3), pages 281-321. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1478422X.2023.2180195

Detecting and monitoring of corrosion is one of the major challenges in insulated metallic structures, or structures with one or more than one interface. This review paper aims to consolidate scattered literature on laboratory system-based corrosion... Read More about Corrosion monitoring at the interface using sensors and advanced sensing materials: methods, challenges and opportunities..

Coupled geomechanics and transient multiphase flow at fracture-matrix interface in tight reservoirs. (2023)
Thesis
KUKHA HAWEZ, H.R. 2023. Coupled geomechanics and transient multiphase flow at fracture-matrix interface in tight reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1987869

Fractured hydrocarbon reservoirs play a significant role in the world economy and energy markets. Fluid injection (normally water) forces the hydrocarbons out of the reservoirs. Geomechanics, externally applied stress on the rock, play a significant... Read More about Coupled geomechanics and transient multiphase flow at fracture-matrix interface in tight reservoirs..

Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
HOSSAIN, M., FAISAL, N., PRATHURU, A., KURUSHINA, V., CAI, Q., HORRI, B. and SOMAN, A. 2022. Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis. Presented at the 4th International conference on energy and power 2022 (ICEP2022), 11-13 December 2022, Dhaka, Bangledesh: [virtual conference].

The UK government in their 2021 Hydrogen Strategy recognises that the low carbon hydrogen plays a critical role in achieving transition to net zero and sets a target of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for use across the economy... Read More about Scalable metamaterial thermally sprayed catalyst coatings for nuclear reactor high temperature solid oxide steam electrolysis..

An evaluation of the morphological, microstructural and mechanical behaviour of the glass fibre/HDPE thermoplastic composite pipe. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
OKOLIE, O., NJUGUNA, J. and FAISAL, N. 2022. An evaluation of the morphological, microstructural and mechanical behaviour of the glass fibre/HDPE thermoplastic composite pipe. Presented at 2022 Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering 2022, 21 November 2022, Edinburgh, UK.

Composite pipes are increasingly being used as an alternative solution to conventional metal-based pipes. This development is in response to significant corrosion failures with the metallic pipes and enables better decision making especially for the... Read More about An evaluation of the morphological, microstructural and mechanical behaviour of the glass fibre/HDPE thermoplastic composite pipe..

Manufacturing defects in thermoplastic composite pipes and their effect on the in-situ performance of thermoplastic composite pipes in oil and gas applications. (2022)
Journal Article
OKOLIE, O., LATTO, J., FAISAL, N., JAMIESON, H., MUKHERJI, A. and NJUGUNA, J. 2023. Manufacturing defects in thermoplastic composite pipes and their effect on the in-situ performance of thermoplastic composite pipes in oil and gas applications. Applied composite materials [online], 30(1), pages 231-306. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10443-022-10066-9

Thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP), which are a form of fibre reinforced thermoplastic pipes, have proven benefits such as being lightweight and non-corrosive. However, during manufacturing, certain defects are induced because of certain parameters,... Read More about Manufacturing defects in thermoplastic composite pipes and their effect on the in-situ performance of thermoplastic composite pipes in oil and gas applications..

Numerical prediction of the effect of thermal plume of a standing human on the airborne aerosol flow in a room: assessment of the social distancing rule. (2022)
Journal Article
HOSSAIN, M., CHINENYE-KANU, N., FAISAL, N.H., PRATHURU, A., ASIM, T. and BANIK, S. 2023. Numerical prediction of the effect of thermal plume of a standing human on the airborne aerosol flow in a room: assessment of the social distancing rule. Aerosol science and engineering [online], 7(1), pages 96-106. Available from: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s41810-022-00165-2

The purpose of the study is to investigate the dispersion of droplet nuclei/aerosol which are produced during coughing and continuous talking to quantify the risk of infection due to airborne disease transmission. A three-dimensional modelling of aer... Read More about Numerical prediction of the effect of thermal plume of a standing human on the airborne aerosol flow in a room: assessment of the social distancing rule..

Application of thermal spray coatings in electrolysers for hydrogen production: advances, challenges, and opportunities. (2022)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., PRATHURU, A., AHMED, R. et al. 2022. Application of thermal spray coatings in electrolysers for hydrogen production: advances, challenges, and opportunities. ChemNanoMat [online], 8(12), article number e202200384. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/cnma.202200384

Thermal spray coatings have the advantage of providing thick and functional coatings from a range of engineering materials. The associated coating processes provide good control of coating thickness, morphology, microstructure, pore size and porosity... Read More about Application of thermal spray coatings in electrolysers for hydrogen production: advances, challenges, and opportunities..

Application of pencil lead break (PLB) point source in the detection of interfacial defects in adhesive bonds. (2022)
Journal Article
PRATHURU, A., FAISAL, N., STEEL, J. and JIHAN, S. 2022. Application of pencil lead break (PLB) point source in the detection of interfacial defects in adhesive bonds. Journal of nondestructive evaluation [online], 41(4), article 65. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10921-022-00898-7

The presence of kissing bonds (zero-thickness disbond) along the interface of an adhesive bond is highly detrimental to its strength and longevity. The detection of these kind of defects has previously been attempted using several techniques such as... Read More about Application of pencil lead break (PLB) point source in the detection of interfacial defects in adhesive bonds..

Sand production due to chemical-rock interaction: a review. (2022)
Journal Article
PERETOMODE, E., OLUYEMI, G. and FAISAL, N.H. 2022. Sand production due to chemical-rock interaction: a review. Engineering failure analysis [online], 142, article 106745. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2022.106745

Oilfield chemicals are utilized in treating reservoir formations, wellbore completions, wellbore drilling, and to enhance reservoir productivity, which exerts pressure on the formation. Pressure from these processes cause the formation rock to weaken... Read More about Sand production due to chemical-rock interaction: a review..

Oilfield chemical-formation interaction and the effects on petrophysical properties: a review. (2022)
Journal Article
PERETOMODE, E., OLUYEMI, G. and FAISAL, N.H. 2022. Oilfield chemical-formation interaction and the effects on petrophysical properties: a review. Arabian journal of geosciences [online], 15(13), article 1223. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-022-10469-9

Oil and gas recovery may cause formation damage during drilling, completion, and production phases. As a result of fundamental chemical, thermal, mechanical, and biological interactions, formation damage can occur due to impairment of permeability an... Read More about Oilfield chemical-formation interaction and the effects on petrophysical properties: a review..

Evaluation of caprock integrity for underground storage of CO2 in depleted oil and gas reservoirs using machine learning approaches. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
AMINAHO, E.N., SANAEE, R. and FAISAL, N. 2022. Evaluation of caprock integrity for underground storage of CO2 in depleted oil and gas reservoirs using machine learning approaches. Presented at the Applicability of hydrocarbon subsurface workflows to CCS conference, 28-29 April 2022, London, UK.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) geosequestration represents one of the most promising options for reducing atmospheric emissions of CO2. Caprock integrity - ascertained based on the petrophysical and geomechanical properties of caprock - is vital to ensure safe... Read More about Evaluation of caprock integrity for underground storage of CO2 in depleted oil and gas reservoirs using machine learning approaches..

A numerical study of the effects of temperature and injection velocity on oil-water relative permeability for enhanced oil recovery. (2022)
Journal Article
IYI, D., BALOGUN, Y., OYENEYIN, B. and FAISAL, N. 2022. A numerical study of the effects of temperature and injection velocity on oil-water relative permeability for enhanced oil recovery. International journal of heat and mass transfer [online], 191, article number 122863. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2022.122863

The paper quantitatively explore the influence of injection rate and temperature on oil-water relative permeability curves during hot water flooding operations in a porous medium flow. ANSYS-CFD was used to construct a numerical model of hot-water in... Read More about A numerical study of the effects of temperature and injection velocity on oil-water relative permeability for enhanced oil recovery..

Analysis of the performance challenges affecting state-owned refineries in Nigeria: a systems thinking approach. (2022)
Thesis
IHEUKWUMERE, O.E. 2022. Analysis of the performance challenges affecting state-owned refineries in Nigeria: a systems thinking approach. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712811

This research aimed to understand how the significant factors that lead to performance challenges across Nigeria's state-owned refineries operationalise to drive their sub-optimal performance. As such, unlike previous studies, this thesis proposed to... Read More about Analysis of the performance challenges affecting state-owned refineries in Nigeria: a systems thinking approach..

Thermal spray coatings for electromagnetic wave absorption and interference shielding: a review and future challenges. (2022)
Journal Article
FASIAL, N.H., AHMED, R., SELLAMI, N. et al. 2022. Thermal spray coatings for electromagnetic wave absorption and interference shielding: a review and future challenges. Advanced engineering materials [online], 24(7), article number 2200171. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202200171

This review aims to consolidate scattered literature on thermally sprayed coatings with nonionizing electromagnetic (EM) wave absorption and shielding over specific wavelengths potentially useful in diverse applications (e.g., microwave to millimeter... Read More about Thermal spray coatings for electromagnetic wave absorption and interference shielding: a review and future challenges..

Effect of fillers on compression loading performance of modified re-entrant honeycomb auxetic sandwich structures. (2022)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., SCOTT, L., BOOTH, F., DUNCAN, S., MCLEOD, A., DROUBI, M.G. and NJUGUNA, J. 2023. Effect of fillers on compression loading performance of modified re-entrant honeycomb auxetic sandwich structures. Journal of strain analysis for engineering design [online], 58(2), pages 98-117. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/03093247221083210

The auxetic sandwich panels for structures have been designed to provide impact protection. The aim of this work is to modify an auxetic (re-entrant) honeycomb cell to reduce the stress concentrations within the cell structure, and further enhancemen... Read More about Effect of fillers on compression loading performance of modified re-entrant honeycomb auxetic sandwich structures..

Evaluation of caprock integrity for underground storage of CO2 in depleted oil and gas reservoirs using machine learning approach. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
AMINAHO, E.N., SANAEE, R. and FAISAL, N. 2022. Evaluation of caprock integrity for underground storage of CO2 in depleted oil and gas reservoirs using machine learning approach. To be presented at 9th Annual student energy congress 2022 (ASEC 2022), 7-9 March 2022, Zagreb, Croatia.

Carbon (IV) oxide (CO2) geosequestration represents one of the most promising options for reducing atmospheric emissions of CO2. Capturing carbon dioxide is proposed as one solution to global climate change caused by anthropogenic gases in the atmosp... Read More about Evaluation of caprock integrity for underground storage of CO2 in depleted oil and gas reservoirs using machine learning approach..

Design and analysis of non-threaded drill pipe connector. (2022)
Thesis
THAKUR, J.O. 2022. Design and analysis of non-threaded drill pipe connector. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2271554

This thesis determines the feasibility and application opportunities of a Snap-Latch Ring design based on the Pin and Box non-threaded connectors design. Modern drill pipes are connected by rotary threaded shouldered connections that have been prone... Read More about Design and analysis of non-threaded drill pipe connector..

Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers. (2021)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., PRATHURU, A.K., PARADOWSKA, A. and LEE, T.L. 2022. Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers. Experimental mechanics [online], 62(3), pages 369-392. 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..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles. (2021)
Thesis
ALAITA, D.A. 2021. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603672

Multi-phase flow is the type of flow common in the oil and gas industry, as oil reservoirs contain mixtures of oil, gas and water with sand particles from sandstone reservoirs. Accurate design of oil and gas production equipment greatly depends on de... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles..

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..

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 detection and condition assessment of adhesively-bonded joints using acoustic emission techniques. (2021)
Thesis
CRAWFORD, A.R. 2021. Defect detection and condition assessment of adhesively-bonded joints using acoustic emission techniques. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603651

The aim of this study is to investigate the application of acoustic emission (AE) techniques to the defect detection and monitoring of adhesively-bonded joints. Pencil Lead Breaks (PLBs) have been used as a simulated AE source to experimentally inves... Read More about Defect detection and condition assessment of adhesively-bonded joints using acoustic emission techniques..

A critical review on coupled geomechanics and fluid flow in naturally fractured reservoirs. (2021)
Journal Article
HAWEZ, H.K., SANAEE, R. and FAISAL, N.H. 2021. A critical review on coupled geomechanics and fluid flow in naturally fractured reservoirs. Journal of natural gas science and engineering [online], 95, article 104150. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2021.104150

Naturally fractured reservoirs have been a source of challenging issues with regard to field development, well stability, drilling, and enhanced oil recovery, as a connected fracture system can totally dominate the flow patterns. Because of the high... Read More about A critical review on coupled geomechanics and fluid flow in naturally fractured reservoirs..

The impact of thermal ageing on sealing performance of HNBR packing elements in downhole installations in oilfield wellhead applications. (2021)
Journal Article
HASSANI, F., FAISAL, N.H., NISH, R., ROTHNIE, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2022. The impact of thermal ageing on sealing performance of HNBR packing elements in downhole installations in oilfield wellhead applications. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 208(part B), article 109200. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.109200

Hydrogenated nitrile butyl rubber (HNBR) elastomers are highly resistant to chemicals and degradation, and they are good candidates to be adopted in aggressive environmental conditions of high temperature and pressure. As these service parameters are... Read More about The impact of thermal ageing on sealing performance of HNBR packing elements in downhole installations in oilfield wellhead applications..

Large scale manufacturing route to metamaterial coatings using thermal spray techniques and their response to solar radiation. [Dataset] (2021)
Dataset
FAISAL, N.H., SELLAMI, N., VENTURI, F., HUSSAIN, T., MALLICK, T., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., BISHOP, A., UPADHYAYA, H., KATIYAR, N.K. and GOEL, S. 2021. Large scale manufacturing route to metamaterial coatings using thermal spray techniques and their response to solar radiation. [Dataset]. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1369280

Metamaterials, an artificial periodic two- or three-dimensional configuration can change propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves (i.e., reflection, transmission, absorption). The current challenges in the field of metamaterial coatings a... Read More about Large scale manufacturing route to metamaterial coatings using thermal spray techniques and their response to solar radiation. [Dataset].

Large scale manufacturing route to metamaterial coatings using thermal spray techniques and their response to solar radiation. (2021)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., SELLAMI, N., VENTURI, F., HUSSAIN, T., MALLICK, T., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., BISHOP, A., UPADHYAYA, H., KATIYAR, N.K. and GOEL, S. 2021. Large scale manufacturing route to metamaterial coatings using thermal spray techniques and their response to solar radiation. Emergent materials [online], 4(6), pages 1619-1633. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42247-021-00252-z

Metamaterials, an artificial periodic two- or three-dimensional configuration can change propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves (i.e., reflection, transmission, absorption). The current challenges in the field of metamaterial coatings a... Read More about Large scale manufacturing route to metamaterial coatings using thermal spray techniques and their response to solar radiation..

Investigating the influence of the core material on the mechanical performance of a nitinol wire wrapped helical auxetic yarn. (2021)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., FOWLIE, A., CONNELL, J., MACKENZIE, S., NOBLE, R. and PRATHURU, A.K. 2022. Investigating the influence of the core material on the mechanical performance of a nitinol wire wrapped helical auxetic yarn. Journal of strain analysis for engineering design [online], 57(5), pages 377-391. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/03093247211027085

Helical Auxetic Yarns (HAYs) can be used in a variety of applications, from healthcare to blast and impact resistance. This work focuses on the effect of the use of different core materials (e.g. rubber, polyurethane, polytetrafluoroethylene/teflon,... Read More about Investigating the influence of the core material on the mechanical performance of a nitinol wire wrapped helical auxetic yarn..

Indoor characterisation of a reverse truncated pyramid concentrator. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
TAMUNO-IBUOMI, L.O., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., ARDILA-REY, J.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A., SEE, C.H., FAISAL, N.H. and SELLAMI, N. 2021. Indoor characterisation of a reverse truncated pyramid concentrator. In Proceedings of 48th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photovoltaic specialists conference 2021 (PVSC 2021), 20-25 June 2021, [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 2348-2350. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC43889.2021.9518741

The development of concentrating photovoltaic (PV) started in 1960s and over the years, a variety of concentrator designs have been explored. One of its applications is for use in building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) with the aim of producing a ch... Read More about Indoor characterisation of a reverse truncated pyramid concentrator..

Multiphase flow modelling in fractured reservoirs using a novel computational fluid dynamics approach. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
HAWEZ, H., SANAEE, R. and FAISAL, N.H. 2021. Multiphase flow modelling in fractured reservoirs using a novel computational fluid dynamics approach. Presented at the 55th US rock mechanics/geomechanics American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) symposium, 18-25 June 2021, [virtual conference].

Numerical modelling of multiphase flow in naturally fractured reservoirs is a challenging issue for petroleum reservoir engineers. As a result of high degree heterogeneity in flow characteristics in fractured reservoirs, several mathematical, discret... Read More about Multiphase flow modelling in fractured reservoirs using a novel computational fluid dynamics approach..

Measuring residual strain and stress in thermal spray coatings using neutron diffractometers. [Preprint] (2021)
Working Paper
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. Research square [online], 12 April 2021, Preprint (version 1). Available from: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-375306/v1

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

Modeling aerosol cloud aerodynamics during human coughing, talking, and breathing actions. (2021)
Journal Article
HOSSAIN, M. and FAISAL, N.H. 2021. Modeling aerosol cloud aerodynamics during human coughing, talking, and breathing actions. AIP advances [online], 11(4), article 045111. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0042952

In this paper, we investigate the aerosol cloud flow physics during three respiratory actions by humans (such as coughing, talking, and breathing). With given variables (i.e., velocity, duration, particle size and number of particles, and ambient con... Read More about Modeling aerosol cloud aerodynamics during human coughing, talking, and breathing actions..

Experimental investigation of the effect of temperature on two-phase oil-water relative permeability. [Dataset] (2021)
Dataset
BALOGUN, Y., IYI, D., OYENEYIN, B., FAISAL, N., OLUYEMI, G. and MAHON, R. 2021. Experimental investigation of the effect of injection temperature on two-phase oil-water relative permeability. [Dataset]. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 203, article 108645. Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0920410521003053#appsec1

This work investigates the effect of temperature on oil-water relative permeability using well-sorted unconsolidated silica sandpacks, by adopting the unsteady-state relative permeability method, and by applying numerical history matching technique.... Read More about Experimental investigation of the effect of temperature on two-phase oil-water relative permeability. [Dataset].

Experimental investigation of the effect of temperature on two-phase oil-water relative permeability. (2021)
Journal Article
BALOGUN, Y., IYI, D., FAISAL, N., OYENEYIN, B., OLUYEMI, G. and MAHON, R. 2021. Experimental investigation of the effect of temperature on two-phase oil-water relative permeability. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 203, article ID 108645. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.108645

Relative permeability is affected by several flow parameters, mainly the operating temperature and fluid viscosity. Fluid viscosities change with temperature, which correspondingly affects the relative permeability. Temperature is believed to have a... Read More about Experimental investigation of the effect of temperature on two-phase oil-water relative permeability..

Numerical and experimental study of the impact of temperature on relative permeability in an oil and water system. (2021)
Thesis
BALOGUN, Y. 2021. Numerical and experimental study of the impact of temperature on relative permeability in an oil and water system. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357866

Relative permeability is affected by several flow parameters, predominantly operating temperature and fluid viscosity. Fluid viscosity changes with temperature, which correspondingly affects the relative permeability. Temperature is believed to have... Read More about Numerical and experimental study of the impact of temperature on relative permeability in an oil and water system..

Numerical modelling of the effect of wettability, interfacial tension and temperature on oil recovery at pore-scale level. (2021)
Journal Article
IYI, D., BALOGUN, Y., OYENEYIN, B. and FAISAL, N. 2021. Numerical modelling of the effect of wettability, interfacial tension and temperature on oil recovery at pore-scale level. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 201, article ID 108453. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.108453

A numerical investigation into the effect of wettability and temperature on oil recovery with a hot water injection at different temperatures is reported in this paper. The computational domain is a two-dimensional porous medium (reservoir) maintaine... Read More about Numerical modelling of the effect of wettability, interfacial tension and temperature on oil recovery at pore-scale level..

Coupled reservoir geomechanics and multiphase flow in fractured porous media. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
HAWEZ, H., SANAEE, R. and FAISAL, N. 2020. Coupled reservoir geomechanics and multiphase flow in fractured porous media. Presented at the 9th ETP (Energy Technology Partnership) annual conference 2020 (ETPAC20), 2-3 November 2020, [virtual conference].

As a result of a rapid pressure reduction and lack of understanding of hydromechanical behaviour at the fracture matrix interface, a considerable amount of hydrocarbon reserves will remain in place in fractured reservoirs. Therefore, rigid numerical... Read More about Coupled reservoir geomechanics and multiphase flow in fractured porous media..

Laser induced fractures in porous media. (2020)
Thesis
MOSTAFA, A. 2020. Laser induced fractures in porous media. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2271539

Hydraulic fracturing is the most effective technique to enhance well productivity in the oil and gas industry. There are many logistical, operational and environmental concerns associated with existing techniques, including the potential risk of unde... Read More about Laser induced fractures in porous media..

Electroanalytical determination of gallic acid in red and white wine samples using cobalt oxide nanoparticles-modified carbon-paste electrodes. (2020)
Journal Article
CHIKERE, C.O., HOBBEN, E., FAISAL, N.H., KONG THOO LIN, P. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2021. Electroanalytical determination of gallic acid in red and white wine samples using cobalt oxide nanoparticles-modified carbon-paste electrodes. Microchemical journal [online], 160(part B), article ID 105668. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2020.105668

Beverages like wines, have exhibited a high level of antioxidant capacity, specifically from compounds like Gallic acid (GA) and their derivatives. GA has shown great importance in the food industry and pharmaceutical industry as a food additive, ant... Read More about Electroanalytical determination of gallic acid in red and white wine samples using cobalt oxide nanoparticles-modified carbon-paste electrodes..

Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process. (2020)
Thesis
STAROST, K.J. 2020. Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Polymer nanocomposites are becoming established widely across the industry due to (among other reasons) their lightweight performance advantages, and ability to meticulously target material properties with great control and precision. Despite the ben... Read More about Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process..

Electrochemical determination of gallic acid in food matrices using novel materials. (2020)
Thesis
CHIKERE, C.O. 2020. Electrochemical determination of gallic acid in food matrices using novel materials. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Gallic acid (GA), as an endogenous polyphenol, has shown many different important properties that have influenced its use in the food and pharmaceutical industry. These properties include its antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-HIV and anti-ul... Read More about Electrochemical determination of gallic acid in food matrices using novel materials..

Microwave irradiation synthesis and characterization of reduced-(graphene oxide-(polystyrene-polymethyl methacrylate))/silver nanoparticle nanocomposites and their anti-microbial activity. (2020)
Journal Article
ALDOASRI, M.A., ALSAUD, K.B.B., OTHMAN, A., AL-HINDAWI, M., FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., MICHAEL, F.M., KRISHNAN, M.R. and ALSHARAEH, E. 2020. Microwave irradiation synthesis and characterization of reduced-(graphene oxide-(polystyrene-polymethyl methacrylate))/silver nanoparticle nanocomposites and their anti-microbial activity. Polymers [online], 12(5), article ID 1155. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12051155

Herein, we report a facile process for the preparation of styrene and methyl-methacrylate copolymer nanocomposites containing reduced graphene oxide and silver nanoparticles ((R-(GO-(PS-PMMA))/AgNPs)) by using (i) microwave irradiation (MWI) to obtai... Read More about Microwave irradiation synthesis and characterization of reduced-(graphene oxide-(polystyrene-polymethyl methacrylate))/silver nanoparticle nanocomposites and their anti-microbial activity..

Interaction between amorphous zirconia nanoparticles and graphite: electrochemical applications for gallic acid sensing using carbon paste electrodes in wine. (2020)
Journal Article
CHIKERE, C.O., FAISAL, N.H., KONG THOO LIN, P. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2020. Interaction between amorphous zirconia nanoparticles and graphite: electrochemical applications for gallic acid sensing using carbon paste electrodes in wine. Nanomaterials [online], 10(3), article ID 537. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10030537

Amorphous zirconium oxide nanoparticles (ZrO2) have been used for the first time, to modify carbon paste electrode (CPE) and used as a sensor for the electrochemical determination of gallic acid (GA). The voltammetric results of the ZrO2 nanoparticle... Read More about Interaction between amorphous zirconia nanoparticles and graphite: electrochemical applications for gallic acid sensing using carbon paste electrodes in wine..

Zinc oxide nanoparticles modified-carbon paste electrode used for the electrochemical determination of Gallic acid. (2019)
Journal Article
CHIKERE, C., FAISAL, N.H., KONG THOO LIN, P. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2019. Zinc oxide nanoparticles modified-carbon paste electrode used for the electrochemical determination of Gallic acid. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 1310: proceedings of 2018 Applied nanotechnology and nanoscience international conference (ANNIC 2018), 22-24 October 2018, Berlin, Germany, article ID 012008. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1310/1/012008

Zinc oxide nanoparticles (nano-ZnO) was used to modify carbon paste electrode (CPE) for a fast and sensitive electrochemical determination of gallic acid (GA). The study was carried out using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential voltammetry (DPV)... Read More about Zinc oxide nanoparticles modified-carbon paste electrode used for the electrochemical determination of Gallic acid..

Petrophysical and geomechanical characterization of a marginal (Wabi) field reservoir in north-central Niger Delta. (2019)
Thesis
ZORASI, C.B. 2019. Petrophysical and geomechanical characterization of a marginal (Wabi) field reservoir in north-central Niger Delta. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The aim of this study is to evaluate marginal field petrophysical and geomechanical parameters, and to develop a model for analysis of geomechanical problems, in order to mitigate stress-related issues in drilling, development and reservoir managemen... Read More about Petrophysical and geomechanical characterization of a marginal (Wabi) field reservoir in north-central Niger Delta..

Neutron scattering of sandstone subjected to uniaxial compression in cryogenic conditions. [Dataset] (2019)
Dataset
FAISAL, N., LEE, T.L., KELLEHER, J., SANAEE, R. and PANCHOLI, K. 2019. Neutron scattering of sandstone subjected to uniaxial compression in cryogenic conditions. [Dataset]. Hosted on STFC ISIS neutron and muon source data journal [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.RB1920741-1

The exploitation of unconventional remote geological resources, such as those in Arctic formations, requires engineering designs that withstand the temperatures and pressures encountered. In a previous experiment (RB1810235, April 2018) comparing san... Read More about Neutron scattering of sandstone subjected to uniaxial compression in cryogenic conditions. [Dataset].

Indentation based strength analysis of adhesively bonded leading-edge composite joints in wind turbine blades. (2019)
Journal Article
DROUBI, M.G., FOSBROOKE, C., MCCONNACHIE, J. and FAISAL, N.H. 2019. Indentation based strength analysis of adhesively bonded leading-edge composite joints in wind turbine blades. SN applied sciences [online], 1(7), article ID 691. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-0735-6

Wind turbine is a source of non-polluting renewable energy. Whether a wind turbine is viable depends entirely on the structural integrity of turbine blade. To assess the structural integrity of wind turbine blades it is necessary to investigate the l... Read More about Indentation based strength analysis of adhesively bonded leading-edge composite joints in wind turbine blades..

The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing. (2019)
Journal Article
CHIKERE, C.O., FAISAL, N.H., KONG THOO LIN, P. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2019. The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing. Journal of solid state electrochemistry [online], 23(6), pages 1795-1809. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-019-04267-9

For the first time, the synergistic effect of graphene oxide nanocolloids (nano-GO) and silicon dioxide (silica) nanoparticles (SiO2-nanoparicles) has been used to modify a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) for the determination of gallic acid (GA). The... Read More about The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing..

Structural and residual strength analysis of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints. (2019)
Thesis
PRATHURU, A. 2019. Structural and residual strength analysis of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The aim of this study is to propose a new simulation/experimental methodology to assess the residual strength of defective adhesive bonds. This incorporates defect detection in adhesive bonds and quantification of the effect of these defects on the a... Read More about Structural and residual strength analysis of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints..

Neutron scattering study of strain behaviour of porous rocks subjected to heating and unconfined uniaxial compression. (2018)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., SANAEE, R., SINGH, R.M., MURRAY, J., MCLAUGHLIN, A., HEALY, D. and LEE, T.-L. 2018. Neutron scattering study of strain behaviour of porous rocks subjected to heating and unconfined uniaxial compression. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 1106: proceedings of the 2018 Modern practice in stress and vibration analysis (MPSVA 2018), 2-4 July 2018, Cambridge, UK, article ID 012011. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1106/1/012011

Neutron scattering (at ENGIN-X) was used to examine strain distributions in two hydrocarbon reservoir rock types (i.e. sandstone and chalk) under uniaxial stress (up to 35 MPa) at temperature as high as 70 °C to utilise the advantages of neutron scat... Read More about Neutron scattering study of strain behaviour of porous rocks subjected to heating and unconfined uniaxial compression..

Comparative study of corrosion performance of HVOF-sprayed coatings produced using conventional and suspension WC-Co feedstock. (2018)
Journal Article
AHMED.R., VOURLIAS, G., ALGOBURI, A., VOGIATZIS, C., CHALIAMPALIAS, D., SKOLIANOS, S., BERGER, L.-M., PAUL, S., FAISAL, N.H., TOMA, F.-L., AL-ANAZI, N.M and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2018. Comparative study of corrosion performance of HVOF-sprayed coatings produced using conventional and suspension WC-Co feedstock. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 27(8), pages 1579-1593. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-018-0775-2

Corrosion properties of nanostructured coatings deposited by suspension high-velocity oxy-fuel (S-HVOF) via an aqueous suspension of milled WC-Co powder were compared with conventional HVOF-sprayed coatings. Microstructural evaluations of these coati... Read More about Comparative study of corrosion performance of HVOF-sprayed coatings produced using conventional and suspension WC-Co feedstock..

Diametral compression test method to analyse relative surface stresses in thermally sprayed coated and uncoated circular disc specimens. (2018)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., MANN, L., DUNCAN, C., DUNBAR, E., CLAYTON, M., FROST, M., MCCONNACHIE, J., FARDAN, A. and AHMED, R. 2019. Diametral compression test method to analyse relative surface stresses in thermally sprayed coated and uncoated circular disc specimens. Surface and coatings technology [online], 357, pages 497-514. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.10.053

In firsts of its investigation, a diametral compression destructive testing method (also known as Brazilian test) was performed on thermally sprayed coated and uncoated circular disc specimens to compare relative surface stresses. The coating investi... Read More about Diametral compression test method to analyse relative surface stresses in thermally sprayed coated and uncoated circular disc specimens..

Neutron diffraction strain analysis of ceramic coatings from suspension thermal spray. [Dataset] (2018)
Dataset
HUSSAIN, T., TEJERO MARTIN, D., LEE, T.L., DERELIZADE, K., KELLEHER, J., OWOSENI, T., FAISAL, N. and PULSFORD, J. 2018. Neutron diffraction strain analysis of ceramic coatings from suspension thermal spray. [Dataset]. Hosted on STFC ISIS neutron and muon source data journal [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.98023160

Liquid feedstock containing sub-micron to nano-sized particles is used in suspension thermal spray to produce nanostructured ceramic coatings with improved density, strength and durability over conventional powder based thermal sprayed coatings. It h... Read More about Neutron diffraction strain analysis of ceramic coatings from suspension thermal spray. [Dataset].

Modal acoustic emission analysis of mode-I and mode-II fracture of adhesively-bonded joints. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, A.R., DROUBI, M.G. and FAISAL, N.H. 2018. Modal acoustic emission analysis of mode-I and mode-II fracture of adhesively-bonded joints. Presented at the 33rd European Working Group on Acoustic Emission (EWGAE) European acoustic emission testing conference (EWGAE 2018), 12-14 September 2018, Senlis, France [online], pages 218-228. Available from: http://www.ewgae2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/EWGAE-Conference-Proceedings_2018-1.pdf

Acoustic emission (AE) testing has previously been demonstrated to be well suited to detecting failure in adhesively-bonded joints. In this work, the relationship between the fracture-mode of adhesively-bonded specimens and the acoustic wave-modes ex... Read More about Modal acoustic emission analysis of mode-I and mode-II fracture of adhesively-bonded joints..

Future of nanoindentation in archaeometry. (2018)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., GOEL, S. and CROSS, G. 2018. Future of nanoindentation in archaeometry. Journal of materials research [online], 33(17), pages 2515-2532. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2018.280

This review aims to consolidate scarce literature on the use of modern nanomechanical testing technique like instrumented nanoindentation in the field of archaeometry materials research. The review showcase on how can the nanoindentation tests provid... Read More about Future of nanoindentation in archaeometry..

Neutron diffraction residual stress measurements in suspension HVOF sprayed Al2O3 and YSZ coatings. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
OWOSENI, T., BAI, M., HUSSAIN, T., FAISAL, N.H., LEE, T.L. and KELLEHER, J. 2019. Neutron diffraction residual stress measurements in suspension HVOF sprayed Al2O3 and YSZ coatings. In Azarmi, F., Balani, K., Eden, T., Hussain, T., Li, H., Shinoda, K. and Toma, F.-L. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2018 International thermal spray conference (ITSC 2018), 7-10 May 2018, Orlando, USA. Ohio: ASM International [online], pages 490-495. Available from: http://www.proceedings.com/47648.html

Thermally sprayed coatings have residual stresses due to the processing techniques where the particles go through thermal softening/melting, high velocity impact and rapid solidification. The nature and magnitude of residual stresses in these coating... Read More about Neutron diffraction residual stress measurements in suspension HVOF sprayed Al2O3 and YSZ coatings..

Analysis of acoustic emission propagation in metal-to-metal adhesively-bonded joints. (2018)
Journal Article
CRAWFORD, A., DROUBI, M.G. and FAISAL, N.H. 2018. Analysis of acoustic emission propagation in metal-to-metal adhesively-bonded joints. Journal of nondestructive evaluation [online], 37(2), article number 33. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10921-018-0488-y

Acoustic emission (AE) monitoring shows promise as one of the most effective methods for condition monitoring of adhesively-bonded joints. Previous research has demonstrated its ability to detect, locate and classify adhesive joint failure, though in... Read More about Analysis of acoustic emission propagation in metal-to-metal adhesively-bonded joints..

Neutron scattering of porous rocks subjected to uniaxial compression in cryogenic conditions for offshore drilling operations in Arctic. [Dataset] (2018)
Dataset
FAISAL, N., SANAEE, R., LEE, T.L., MCLAUGHLIN, A. and SINGH, R.M. 2018. Neutron scattering of porous rocks subjected to uniaxial compression in cryogenic conditions for offshore drilling operations in Arctic. [Dataset]. Hosted on STFC ISIS neutron and muon source data journal [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.92924528

In August 2015, the oil and gas company (Royal Dutch Shell plc) were granted the final permit it needs to begin drilling below the ocean floor for oil in the Arctic. They have been allowed to drill just the top sections of two wells, off the coast of... Read More about Neutron scattering of porous rocks subjected to uniaxial compression in cryogenic conditions for offshore drilling operations in Arctic. [Dataset].

Residual strain measurement in suspension based thermal sprayed nanostructured alumina coatings: part two. [Dataset] (2018)
Dataset
HUSSAIN, T., MURRAY, J., LEE, T.L., OWOSENI, T., BAI, M., FAISAL, N., MARTIN, D.T., DERELIZADE, K. and KELLEHER, J. 2018. Residual strain measurement in suspension based thermal sprayed nanostructured alumina coatings: part two. [Dataset]. Hosted on STFC ISIS neutron and muon source [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.90880498

Suspension and solution precursor (SSP) spraying is an emerging thermal spraying technology which utilises liquid feedstock containing sub-micrometre and nanoparticles. Alumina (Al2O3) is a widely used engineering ceramic and it has excellent dielect... Read More about Residual strain measurement in suspension based thermal sprayed nanostructured alumina coatings: part two. [Dataset].

Molten metal anode solid oxide fuel cell for transportation-related auxiliary power units. (2017)
Patent
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., GOOSEN, M.F., KATIKANENI, S.P. and SOUENTIE, S. 2020. Molten metal anode solid oxide fuel cell for transportation-related auxiliary power units. US patent 10,661,736, granted 26.05.2020. US publication number US20170334379, first published 23.11.2017. Available from: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=10661736

A vehicular power system, a vehicle and a method of providing auxiliary power to a vehicle using an auxiliary power unit that uses a molten metal anode solid oxide fuel cell rather than an internal combustion engine. The auxiliary power unit includes... Read More about Molten metal anode solid oxide fuel cell for transportation-related auxiliary power units..

Corrosion properties of anodized titanium. (2017)
Journal Article
HLINKA, J., LASEK, S. and FAISAL, N. 2017. Corrosion properties of anodized titanium. Acta metallurgica Slovaca [online], 23(3), pages 270-275. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12776/ams.v23i3.982

In this paper corrosion properties and microstructure features of amorphous self-organised TiO2 nanotubes electrochemically deposited on titanium are discussed. There was titanium of second grade used as a substrate for these experiments. There was a... Read More about Corrosion properties of anodized titanium..

Neutron scattering study of stress-strain behaviour of porous geological materials. [Dataset] (2017)
Dataset
FAISAL, N., KABRA, S., SANAEE, R. and SINGH, R.M. 2017. Neutron scattering study of stress-strain behaviour of porous geological materials. [Dataset]. Hosted on STFC ISIS neutron and muon source [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.87813334

Quantifying the relationship between stress-strain and fracture is important to the perfection of fracture capability if it is to be used as a tool for guiding failure operations in geological materials drilling. The development of fracture predictio... Read More about Neutron scattering study of stress-strain behaviour of porous geological materials. [Dataset].

Mixed-mode fracture characteristics of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints: experimental and simulation methods. (2017)
Journal Article
DROUBI, M.G., MCAFEE, J., HORNE, R.C., WALKER, S., KLAASSEN, C., CRAWFORD, A., PRATHURU, A.K. and FAISAL, N.H. 2017. Mixed-mode fracture characteristics of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints: experimental and simulation methods. Procedia structural integrity [online], 5: proceedings of the 2nd International conference on structural integrity (ICSI 2017), 4-7 September 2017, Funchal, Portugal, pages 40-47. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2017.07.059

Fracture behavior of adhesively bonded joints subjected to mixed-mode (i.e. mode I+II) loading conditions is of importance in many industrial applications. This research therefore aims to characterise the failure behaviour of metal-to-metal (i.e. bot... Read More about Mixed-mode fracture characteristics of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints: experimental and simulation methods..

Application of acoustic emission to predict corrosion. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
DROUBI, M.G. and FAISAL, N.H. 2017. Application of acoustic emission to predict corrosion. In Proceedings of the 14th International conference of the Slovenian Society for Non-Destructive Testing: application of contemporary non-destructive testing in engineering (NDT-Slovenia 2017), 4-6 September 2017, Bernardin, Slovenia. Mayen: NDT.net [online], pages 271-278. Available from: https://www.ndt.net/article/ndt-slovenia2017/papers/271.pdf

Non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques used for petroleum pipelines and offshore wind-turbines can only detect corrosion after it has occurred. Therefore, intrusive inspections are required regularly, potentially causing disruption to operation and... Read More about Application of acoustic emission to predict corrosion..

Assessment of nanoparticles release into the environment during drilling of carbon nanotubes/epoxy and carbon nanofibres/epoxy nanocomposites. (2017)
Journal Article
STAROST, K., FRIJNS, E., VAN LAER, J., FAISAL, N., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZEXTEA, C., BLAZQUEZ, M., NELISSEN, I. and NJUGUNA, J. 2017. Assessment of nanoparticles release into the environment during drilling of carbon nanotubes/epoxy and carbon nanofibres/epoxy nanocomposites. Journal of hazardous materials [online], 340, pages 57-66. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.06.057

The risk assessment, exposure and understanding of the release of embedded carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofibers (CNFs) from commercial high performance composites during machining processes is yet to be fully evaluated and quantified. In thi... Read More about Assessment of nanoparticles release into the environment during drilling of carbon nanotubes/epoxy and carbon nanofibres/epoxy nanocomposites..

Comparison of wear performance of thermal sprayed cermet (WC-Co) coatings from suspension and feedstock powders. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
ALI, O., AHMED, R., ALAWADHI, H., SHAMEER, M., FAISAL, N., AL-ANAZI, N. and GOOSEN, M. 2017. Comparison of wear performance of thermal sprayed cermet (WC-Co) coatings from suspension and feedstock powders. In Proceedings of the 2017 International thermal spray conference and exposition (ITSC 2017), 7-9 June 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany. Düsseldorf: DVS Media, pages 681-686.

WC-Co coatings were deposited using conventional High Velocity Oxy-Fuel Jet-Kote (HVOF-JK) and Suspension HVOF (S-HVOF) methods. Microstructural and mechanical properties along with the wear resistance of coatings were investigated. Reciprocating sli... Read More about Comparison of wear performance of thermal sprayed cermet (WC-Co) coatings from suspension and feedstock powders..

Fuel cells as an energy source for desalination applications. (2017)
Book Chapter
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., ISLAM, S.K., HOSSAIN, M., GOOSEN, M.F.A. and KATIKANENI, S.P. 2017. Fuel cells as an energy source for desalination applications. In Mahmoudi, H., Ghaffour, N., Goosen, M.F.A. and Bundschuh, J. (eds.) Renewable energy technologies for water desalination. Boca Raton: CRC Press [online], chapter 7, pages 131-145. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315643915-7

Nowadays, there is a renewed interest in fuel cell technology from industry and academia, electrochemistry and catalysis scientists. This interest is due to environmental legislations for CO2 and other greenhouse gases emissions (United Nations Envir... Read More about Fuel cells as an energy source for desalination applications..

Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of molybdenum carbide-based solid oxide fuel cell anode layers with metal oxides on Hastelloy X. (2017)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., PRATHURU, A.K., KATIKANENI, S.P., GOOSEN, M.F.A. and ZHANG, S-Y. 2018. Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of molybdenum carbide-based solid oxide fuel cell anode layers with metal oxides on Hastelloy X. Experimental mechanics [online], 58(4), pages 585-603. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-017-0298-7

Thermal spray deposition processes impart residual stress in layered Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) materials and hence influence the durability and efficiency of the cell. The current study which is the first of its kind, reports results on using a n... Read More about Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of molybdenum carbide-based solid oxide fuel cell anode layers with metal oxides on Hastelloy X..

The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling. (2017)
Journal Article
STAROST, K., FRIJNS, E., VAN LAER, J., FAISAL, N., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZEXTEA, C., NEILSSEN, I., BALZQUEZ, M. and NJUGUNA, J. 2017. The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling. Aerosol science and technology [online], 51(9), pages 1035-1046. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02786826.2017.1330535

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect nanosilica and nanoalumina has on nanoparticle release from industrial nanocomposites due to drilling for hazard reduction whilst simultaneously obtaining the necessary mechanical performance. This s... Read More about The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling..

Characterization of hydroxyapatite layer on AISI 316L stainless steel. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
HLINKA, J., LASEK, S., SIOSTRZONEK, R. and FAISAL, N. 2017. Characterization of hydroxyapatite layer on AISI 316L stainless steel. In Proceedings of the 26th International conference on metallurgy and materials (METAL 2017), 24-26 May 2017, Brno, Czech Republic. Ostrava: Tanger, pages 1292-1297.

Bioactive coatings can be divided into two main groups - organic and inorganic coatings. Hydroxyapatite (HA) is well known as one of inorganic part of mammal's bone structure and is highly recommended for use in implantology. This paper is mainly foc... Read More about Characterization of hydroxyapatite layer on AISI 316L stainless steel..

Residual strain measurement in suspension based thermal sprayed nanostructured alumina coatings: part one. [Dataset] (2017)
Dataset
HUSSAIN, T., LEE, T.L., MARTIN, D.T., DERELIZADE, K., FAISAL, N., OWOSENI, T., KELLEHER, J., MURRAY, J. and BAI, M. 2017. Residual strain measurement in suspension based thermal sprayed nanostructured alumina coatings: part one. [Dataset]. Hosted on STFC ISIS neutron and muon source [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.86391325

Suspension and solution precursor (SSP) spraying is an emerging thermal spraying technology which utilises liquid feedstock containing sub-micrometre and nanoparticles. Alumina (Al2O3) is a widely used engineering ceramic and it has excellent dielect... Read More about Residual strain measurement in suspension based thermal sprayed nanostructured alumina coatings: part one. [Dataset].

Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites. (2017)
Journal Article
WATSON, G., STAROST, K., BARI, P., FAISAL, N., MISHRA, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article number 012009. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012009

In this study, nano-sized graphene oxide sheets were homogenously dispersed via sonication methods in epoxy followed by vacuum resin infusion for the fabrication of the epoxy, graphene oxide (GO) and micro-sized carbon fibre reinforced nanocomposites... Read More about Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites..

Environmental particle emissions due to automated drilling of polypropylene composites and nanocomposites reinforced with talc, montmorillonite and wollastonite. (2017)
Journal Article
STAROST, K., FRIJNS, E., LAER, J.V., FAISAL, N., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZEXTEA, C., NELISSEN, I., BLAZQUEZ, M. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Environmental particle emissions due to automated drilling of polypropylene composites and nanocomposites reinforced with talc, montmorillonite and wollastonite. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article number 012011. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012011

In this study, the effect on nanoparticle emissions due to drilling on Polypropylene (PP) reinforced with 20% talc, 5% montmorillonite (MMT) and 5% Wollastonite (WO) is investigated. The study is the first to explore the nanoparticle release from WO... Read More about Environmental particle emissions due to automated drilling of polypropylene composites and nanocomposites reinforced with talc, montmorillonite and wollastonite..

Acoustic emission method for defect detection and identification in carbon steel welded joints. (2017)
Journal Article
DROUBI, M.G., FAISAL, N.H., ORR, F., STEEL, J.A. and EL-SHAIB, M. 2017. Acoustic emission method for defect detection and identification in carbon steel welded joints. Journal of constructional steel research [online], 134, pages 28-37. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.03.012

Detecting welding defects in industrial equipment (welded joints and built-up structures) is a key aspect in evaluating the probability of failure in different situations. Acoustic emission (AE) is an effective non-destructive detecting technique, an... Read More about Acoustic emission method for defect detection and identification in carbon steel welded joints..

Cyclic nanoindentation and nano-impact fatigue mechanisms of functionally graded TiN/TiNi film. (2017)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., PRATHURU, A.K., GOEL, S., AHMED, R., DROUBI, M.G., BEAKE, B.D. and FU, Y.Q. 2017. Cyclic nanoindentation and nano-impact fatigue mechanisms of functionally graded TiN/TiNi film. Shape memory and superelasticity [online], 3(2), pages 149-167. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40830-017-0099-y

The mechanisms of nanoscale fatigue of functionally graded TiN/TiNi films have been studied using multiple-loading cycle nanoindentation and nano-impact tests. The functionally graded films were sputter-deposited onto silicon substrates, in which the... Read More about Cyclic nanoindentation and nano-impact fatigue mechanisms of functionally graded TiN/TiNi film..

Acoustic emission method to study fracture (Mode-I, II) and residual strength characteristics in composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints. (2017)
Journal Article
DROUBI, M.G., STUART, A., MOWAT, J., NOBLE, C., PRATHURU, A.K. and FAISAL, N.H. 2017. Acoustic emission method to study fracture (Mode-I, II) and residual strength characteristics in composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints. Journal of adhesion [online], 94(5), pages 347-386. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/00218464.2017.1278696

Failure behaviour of two types of adhesively bonded joints (composite-to-metal, metal-to-metal) has been studied under failure modes (Mode I: double cantilever beam (DCB) and Mode II: three-point end notch flexures (3-ENF)) using acoustic emission (A... Read More about Acoustic emission method to study fracture (Mode-I, II) and residual strength characteristics in composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints..

Influence of post-treatment on the microstructural and tribomechanical properties of suspension thermally sprayed WC-12 wt%Co nanocomposite coatings. (2017)
Journal Article
ALI, O., AHMED, R., FAISAL, N.H., ALANAZI, N.M., BERGER, L.-M., KAISER, A., TOMA, F.-L., POLYCHRONIADIS, E.K., SALL, M., ELAKWAH, Y.O. and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2017. Influence of post-treatment on the microstructural and tribomechanical properties of suspension thermally sprayed WC-12 wt%Co nanocomposite coatings. Tribology letters [online], 65(2), article 33. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-017-0815-y

The potential to improve the tribomechanical performance of HVOF-sprayed WC-12Co coatings was studied by using aqueous WC-12Co suspensions as feed-stock. Both as-sprayed and hot-isostatic-pressed (HIPed) coatings were studied. Mathematical models of... Read More about Influence of post-treatment on the microstructural and tribomechanical properties of suspension thermally sprayed WC-12 wt%Co nanocomposite coatings..

Parametric sensitivity analysis to maximise auxetic effect of polymeric fibre based helical yarn. (2016)
Journal Article
MCAFEE, J. and FAISAL, N.H. 2017. Parametric sensitivity analysis to maximise auxetic effect of polymeric fibre based helical yarn. Composite structures [online], 162, pages 1-12. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.11.077

Studies on designing polymeric fibres based helical auxetic yarn (HAY) to maximise their auxetic effect are yet to propose optimised design configurations for general impact mitigation applications. This study therefore presents optimal design parame... Read More about Parametric sensitivity analysis to maximise auxetic effect of polymeric fibre based helical yarn..

Acoustic emission testing of composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesive bond strengths. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
DROUBI, M.G., FAISAL, N.H., STUART, A., MOWAT, J., NOBEL, C. and EL-SHAIB, M.N. 2016. Acoustic emission testing of composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesive bond strengths. In Proceedings of the 32nd European conference on acoustic emission testing (EWGAE 2016), 7-9 September 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. Bad Breisig: NDT.net [online], pages 95-104. Available from: http://www.ndt.net/article/ewgae2016/papers/95_paper.pdf

Composite sandwich structures consisting of two layers with an adhesive contacting interface are of importance in a number of industrial applications such as aerospace, marine and automotive. This research therefore aims to characterise the failure b... Read More about Acoustic emission testing of composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesive bond strengths..

Stress analysis at the interface of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints subjected to 4-point bending: finite element method. (2016)
Journal Article
PRATHURU, A.K., FAISAL, N.H., JIHAN, S., STEEL, J.A. and NJUGUNA, J. 2017. Stress analysis at the interface of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints subjected to 4-point bending: finite element method. Journal of adhesion [online], 93(11), pages 855-878. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/00218464.2016.1172309

This paper presents a study of stress states in two-dimensional models of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints subjected to 4-point flexural loading using the finite element (FE) method. The FE simulations were carried out on adhesive bonded joint... Read More about Stress analysis at the interface of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints subjected to 4-point bending: finite element method..

Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC. (2015)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., KATIKANENI, S.P., SOUENTIE, S. and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2015. Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 24(8), pages 1415-1428. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-015-0315-2

Air plasma-sprayed (APS) coatings provide an ability to deposit a range of novel fuel cell materials at competitive costs. This work develops three separate types of composite anodes (Mo-Mo2C/Al2O3, Mo-Mo2C/ZrO2, Mo-Mo2C/TiO2) using a combination of... Read More about Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC..

Pharmaceutical electrochemistry: the electrochemical oxidation of paracetamol and its voltammetric sensing in biological samples based on screen printed graphene electrodes. (2015)
Journal Article
FERNANDEZ, C., HEGER, Z., KIZEK, R., RAMAKRISHNAPPA, T., BORUN, A. and FAISAL, N.H. 2015. Pharmaceutical electrochemistry: the electrochemical oxidation of paracetamol and its voltammetric sensing in biological samples based on screen printed graphene electrodes. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 10(9), pages 7440-7452. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1452-3981(23)17361-5

We present a sensitive, fast and unmodified sensor for the electrochemical detection of paracetamol. The electrochemical behaviours of paracetamol on screen printed graphene electrodes were investigated for the first time by cyclic voltammetry. The r... Read More about Pharmaceutical electrochemistry: the electrochemical oxidation of paracetamol and its voltammetric sensing in biological samples based on screen printed graphene electrodes..

Microstructural evaluation of suspension thermally sprayed WC-Co nanocomposite coatings. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
AHMED, R., FAISAL, N.H., ALI, O., AL-ANAZI, N.M., AL-MUTAIRI, S., MAMOUR, S., POLYCHRONIADIS, E.K. and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2015. Microstructural evaluation of suspension thermally sprayed WC-Co nanocomposite coatings. In Polychroniadis, E.K., Oral, A.Y. and Ozer, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International multidisciplinary microscopy and microanalysis congress 2014 (InterM), 16-19 October 2014, Oludeniz, Turkey. Springer proceedings in physics, 164. Cham: Springer [online], pages 31-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16919-4_5

Microstructural and sliding wear evaluations of nanostructured coatings deposited by Suspension High Velocity Oxy-Fuel (S-HVOF) spraying were conducted in as-sprayed and HIPed (Hot Isostatically Pressed) conditions. S-HVOF coatings were nanostructure... Read More about Microstructural evaluation of suspension thermally sprayed WC-Co nanocomposite coatings..

Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of plasma sprayed solid oxide fuel cells. [Dataset] (2015)
Dataset
FAISAL, N., PRATHURU, A., AHMED, R. and ZHANG, S.Y. 2015. Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of plasma sprayed solid oxide fuel cells. [Dataset]. Hosted on STFC ISIS neutron and muon source data journal [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.58451518

Manufacturing of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) using thermal spray technology is one of the most economical and technologically advanced approaches for energy applications. High cooling rates during thermal spray deposition process however impart res... Read More about Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of plasma sprayed solid oxide fuel cells. [Dataset].

Twinning anisotropy of tantalum during nanoindentation. (2014)
Journal Article
GOEL, S., BEAKE, B., CHAN, C.-W., FAISAL, N.H. and DUNNE, N. 2015. Twinning anisotropy of tantalum during nanoindentation. Materials science and engineering: A [online], 627, pages 249-261. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2014.12.075

Unlike other BCC metals, the plastic deformation of nanocrystalline Tantalum (Ta) during compression is regulated by deformation twinning. Whether or not this twinning exhibits anisotropy was investigated through simulation of displacement-controlled... Read More about Twinning anisotropy of tantalum during nanoindentation..

Sliding wear investigation of suspension sprayed WC-Co nanocomposite coatings. (2014)
Journal Article
AHMED, R., ALI, O., FAISAL, N.H., AL-ANAZI, N.M., AL-MUTAIRI, S., TOMA, F.-L., BERGER, L.-M., POTTHOFF, A. and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2015. Sliding wear investigation of suspension sprayed WC-Co nanocomposite coatings. Wear [online], 322-323, pages 133-150. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2014.10.021

Sliding wear evaluation of nanostructured coatings deposited by Suspension High Velocity Oxy-Fuel (S-HVOF) and conventional HVOF (Jet Kote (HVOF-JK) and JP5000 (HVOF-JP)) spraying were evaluated. S-HVOF coatings were nanostructured and deposited via... Read More about Sliding wear investigation of suspension sprayed WC-Co nanocomposite coatings..

Structure property relationship of suspension thermally sprayed WC-Co nanocomposite coatings. (2014)
Journal Article
AHMED, R., FAISAL, N.H., AL-ANAZI, N.M., AL-MUTAIRI, S., TOMA, F.-L., BERGER, L.-M., POTTHOFF, A., POLYCHRONIADIS, E.K., SALL, M., CHALIAMPALIAS, D. and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2015. Structure property relationship of suspension thermally sprayed WC-Co nanocomposite coatings. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 24(3), pages 357-377. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-014-0174-2

Tribomechanical properties of nanostructured coatings deposited by suspension high velocity oxy-fuel (S-HVOF) and conventional HVOF (Jet Kote) spraying were evaluated. Nanostructured S-HVOF coatings were obtained via ball milling of the agglomerated... Read More about Structure property relationship of suspension thermally sprayed WC-Co nanocomposite coatings..

An improved Vickers indentation fracture toughness model to assess the quality of thermally sprayed coatings. (2014)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., PRATHURU, A.K., SPENCE, S., HOSSAIN, M. and STEEL, J.A. 2014. An improved Vickers indentation fracture toughness model to assess the quality of thermally sprayed coatings. Engineering fracture mechanics [online], 128, pages 189-204. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2014.07.015

This study presents an improved approach to the quality assessment of thermally sprayed coatings. Measurements were carried out on five different coatings. Since it is the overall extent of surface cracking during Vickers indentation that is indicati... Read More about An improved Vickers indentation fracture toughness model to assess the quality of thermally sprayed coatings..

Structure-property relationships in a CoCrMo alloy at micro and nano-scales. (2014)
Journal Article
AHMED, R., DE VILLIERS LOVELOCK, H.L., FAISAL, N.H. and DAVIES, S. 2014. Structure-property relationships in a CoCrMo alloy at micro and nano-scales. Tribology international [online], 80, pages 98-114. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2014.06.015

This investigation considered the multiscale tribo-mechanical evaluations of CoCrMo (Stellite®21) alloys manufactured via two different processing routes of casting and HIP-consolidation from powder (Hot Isostatic Pressing). These involved hardness,... Read More about Structure-property relationships in a CoCrMo alloy at micro and nano-scales..

Nanoindentation of polysilicon and single crystal silicon: molecular dynamics simulation and experimental validation. (2014)
Journal Article
GOEL, S., FAISAL, N.H., LUO, X., YAN, J. and AGRAWAL, A. 2014. Nanoindentation of polysilicon and single crystal silicon: molecular dynamics simulation and experimental validation. Journal of physics D: applied physics [online], 47(27), article number 275304. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/47/27/275304

This paper presents novel advances in the deformation behaviour of polycrystalline and single crystal silicon using molecular dynamics (MD) simulation and validation of the same via nanoindentation experiments. In order to unravel the mechanism of de... Read More about Nanoindentation of polysilicon and single crystal silicon: molecular dynamics simulation and experimental validation..

Can a carbon nano-coating resist metallic phase transformation in silicon substrate during nanoimpact? (2014)
Journal Article
GOEL, S., AGRAWAL, A. and FAISAL, N.H. 2014. Can a carbon nano-coating resist metallic phase transformation in silicon substrate during nanoimpact? Wear [online], 315(1-2), pages 38-41. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2014.03.009

Nanomechanical response of a silicon specimen coated with a sp3 crystalline carbon coating (1.8nm thickness) was investigated using MD simulation. A sharp conical rigid tip was impacted at the speed of 50m/s up to a depth of ~80% of the coating thick... Read More about Can a carbon nano-coating resist metallic phase transformation in silicon substrate during nanoimpact?.

Single asperity nanoscratch behaviour of HIPed and cast Stellite 6 alloys. (2014)
Journal Article
AHMED, R., ASHRAF, A., ELAMEEN, M., FAISAL, N.H., EL-SHERIK, A.M., ELAKWAH, Y.O. and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2014. Single asperity nanoscratch behaviour of HIPed and cast Stellite 6 alloys. Wear [online], 312(1-2), pages 70-82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2014.02.006

The aim of this study was to investigate the nanoscale sliding wear behaviour of re-HIPed (Hot Isostatically Pressed) and cast cobalt-based Stellite 6 alloys. A nanoindentation system equipped with a wear testing module was used to simulate single as... Read More about Single asperity nanoscratch behaviour of HIPed and cast Stellite 6 alloys..

Influence of test methodology and probe geometry on nanoscale fatigue failure of diamond-like carbon film. (2014)
Journal Article
FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., GOEL, S. and FU, Y.Q. 2014. Influence of test methodology and probe geometry on nanoscale fatigue failure of diamond-like carbon film. Surface and coatings technology [online], 242, pages 42-53. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.01.015

The aim of this paper is to investigate the mechanism of nanoscale fatigue using nano-impact and multiple-loading cycle nanoindentation tests, and compare it to previously reported findings of nanoscale fatigue using integrated stiffness and depth se... Read More about Influence of test methodology and probe geometry on nanoscale fatigue failure of diamond-like carbon film..

Atomistic investigation on the structure-property relationship during thermal spray nanoparticle impact. (2013)
Journal Article
GOEL, S., FAISAL, N.H., RATIA, V., AGRAWAL, A. and STUKOWSKI, A. 2014. Atomistic investigation on the structure-property relationship during thermal spray nanoparticle impact. Computational materials science [online], 84, pages 163-174. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.12.011

During thermal spraying, hot particles impact on a colder substrate. This interaction of crystalline copper nanoparticles and copper substrate is modeled, using MD simulation. The quantitative results of the impacts at different velocities and temper... Read More about Atomistic investigation on the structure-property relationship during thermal spray nanoparticle impact..