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An application of FEA and machine learning for the prediction and optimisation of casing buckling and deformation responses in shale gas wells in an in-situ operation. (2021)
Journal Article
MOHAMMED, A.I., BARTLETT, M., OYENEYIN, B., KAYVANTASH, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2021. An application of FEA and machine learning for the prediction and optimisation of casing buckling and deformation responses in shale gas wells in an in-situ operation. Journal of natural gas science and engineering [online], 95, article 104221. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2021.104221

This paper proposes a novel way to study the casing structural integrity using two approaches of finite element analysis (FEA) and machine learning. The approach in this study is unique, as it captures the pertinent parameters influencing the casing... Read More about An application of FEA and machine learning for the prediction and optimisation of casing buckling and deformation responses in shale gas wells in an in-situ operation..

Correction to: Swelling performance of sodium polyacrylate and poly(acrylamide‑co‑acrylic acid) potassium salt. (2021)
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MAHON, R., BALOGUN, Y., OLUYEMI, G., and NJUGUNA, J. 2021. Correction to: Swelling performance of sodium polyacrylate and poly(acrylamide-co-acrylic acid) potassium salt. SN applied sciences [online], 3(8), article 756. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-021-04654-w

The original version of this Article contained an error of judgement in the inclusion of the names of the polymers and their application. The names of the polymers and their application were included, however, due to potential issues relating to conf... Read More about Correction to: Swelling performance of sodium polyacrylate and poly(acrylamide‑co‑acrylic acid) potassium salt..

The impact of thermal ageing on sealing performance of HNBR packing elements in downhole installations in oilfield wellhead applications. (2021)
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HASSANI, F., FAISAL, N.H., NISH, R., ROTHNIE, S. and NJUGUNA, J. [2021]. 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], In Press, 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..

Drilling oil-based mud waste as a resource for raw materials: a case study on clays reclamation and their application as fillers in polyamide 6 composite. (2021)
Journal Article
SIDDIQUE, S., LEUNG, P.S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2021. Drilling oil-based mud waste as a resource for raw materials: a case study on clays reclamation and their application as fillers in polyamide 6 composites. Upstream oil and gas technology [online], 7, article ID 100036. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.upstre.2021.100036

To convert the hazardous oil-based mud waste into a resource, this study has addressed reclaimed nanoclays and its application as a filler material for reinforcing polyamide 6 polymer matrix into a novel polymer composite material. This work focuses... Read More about Drilling oil-based mud waste as a resource for raw materials: a case study on clays reclamation and their application as fillers in polyamide 6 composite..

Shock propagation behaviour and determination of Gruneisen state of equation for pultruded polyester/glass fibre-reinforced composites.   (2020)
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MUKHERJI, A. and NJUGUNA, J. 2021. Shock propagation behaviour and determination of Gruneisen state of equation for pultruded polyester/glass fibre-reinforced composites. Composite structures [online], 262, article ID 113444. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.113444

Polyester fibres reinforced with glass fibres hybridised polyester resin composite (PFR/GFHC) is a unconventional complex high-molecular weight crosslinked network polymer composite. This novel composite can be used in the manufacture of structural b... Read More about Shock propagation behaviour and determination of Gruneisen state of equation for pultruded polyester/glass fibre-reinforced composites.  .

3D printing for hip implant applications: a review. (2020)
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OKOLIE, O., STACHUREK, I., KANDASUBRAMANIAN, B. and NJUGUNA, J. 2020. 3D printing for hip implant applications: a review. Polymers [online], 12(11), articles ID 2682. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12112682

There is a rising demand for replacement, regeneration of tissues and organ repairs for patients who suffer from diseased/damaged bones or tissues such as hip pains. The hip replacement treatment relies on the implant, which may not always meet the r... Read More about 3D printing for hip implant applications: a review..

Damping properties of flax/carbon hybrid epoxy/fibre-reinforced composites for automotive semi-structural applications. (2020)
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FAIRLIE, G. and NJUGUNA, J. 2020. Damping properties of flax/carbon hybrid epoxy/fibre-reinforced composites for automotive semi-structural applications. Fibers [online], 8(10), article ID 64. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8100064

The ever-increasing demand for environmentally friendly biocomposites for use in various engineering applications requires a strong understanding of these materials properties, especially in automotive applications. This study focused on investigatin... Read More about Damping properties of flax/carbon hybrid epoxy/fibre-reinforced composites for automotive semi-structural applications..

Particle emission measurements in three scenarios of mechanical degradation of polypropylene-nanoclay nanocomposites. (2020)
Journal Article
BLAZQUEZ, M., MARCHANTE, V., GENDRE, L., STAROST, K., NJUGUNA, J., SCHUTZ, J.A., LACAVE, J.M., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZETXEA, C. and CAJARAVILLE, M.P. 2020. Particle emission measurements in three scenarios of mechanical degradation of polypropylene-nanoclay nanocomposites. Journal of aerosol science [online], 150, article ID 105629. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2020.105629

Researchers and legislators have both claimed the necessity to standardize the exposure assessment of polymer nanocomposites throughout their life cycle. In the present study we have developed and compared three different and independent operational... Read More about Particle emission measurements in three scenarios of mechanical degradation of polypropylene-nanoclay nanocomposites..

Lightweight, affordable, low power solar groundwater piston pump for rural remote regions. (2020)
Thesis
AZEEM UDDIN, A.I. 2020. Lightweight, affordable, low power solar groundwater piston pump for rural remote regions. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Solar photovoltaic powered groundwater pumping systems (SPWPS) are popular way of fetching water from boreholes in semi-arid areas in rural remote regions of most developing countries, where commercial water and electricity supply is out of reach. As... Read More about Lightweight, affordable, low power solar groundwater piston pump for rural remote regions..

Oil-based mud waste reclamation and utilisation in low-density polyethylene composites. (2020)
Journal Article
SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K., MATTHEWS, K., CSETENYI, L.J. and NJUGUNA, J. 2020. Oil-based mud waste reclamation and utilisation in low-density polyethylene composites. Waste management and research [online], 38(12), pages 1331-1344. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X20941076

Oil-based mud (OBM) waste from the oil and gas exploration industry can be valorised to tailor-made reclaimed clay-reinforced low-density polyethylene (LDPE) nanocomposites. This study aims to fill the information gap in the literature and to provide... Read More about Oil-based mud waste reclamation and utilisation in low-density polyethylene composites..