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Determining the refractive index dispersion and thickness of hot-pressed chalcogenide thin films from an improved Swanepoel method (2017)
Journal Article
Fang, Y., Jayasuriya, D., Furniss, D., Tang, Z., Sojka, Ł., Markos, C., …Benson, T. (in press). Determining the refractive index dispersion and thickness of hot-pressed chalcogenide thin films from an improved Swanepoel method. Optical and Quantum Electronics, ISSN 0306-8919

The well-known method presented by Swanepoel can be used to determine the refractive index dispersion of thin films in the near-infrared region from wavelength values at maxima and minima, only, of the transmission interference fringes. In order to e... Read More about Determining the refractive index dispersion and thickness of hot-pressed chalcogenide thin films from an improved Swanepoel method.

Towards understanding the cutting and fracture mechanism in ceramic matrix composites (2017)
Journal Article
Gavaldà Díaz, O., & Axinte, D. A. (in press). Towards understanding the cutting and fracture mechanism in ceramic matrix composites. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, doi:10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2017.03.008. ISSN 0890-6955

Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) are increasingly used for the manufacture of high-value parts for several industries such as the aerospace, nuclear and automotive. Nevertheless, their heterogenic, anisotropic and brittle nature make difficult to cha... Read More about Towards understanding the cutting and fracture mechanism in ceramic matrix composites.

Thermal performance of ultra-thin flattened heat pipes (2017)
Journal Article
Zhou, W., Xie, P., Li, Y., Yan, Y., & Li, B. (2017). Thermal performance of ultra-thin flattened heat pipes. Applied Thermal Engineering, 117, doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.01.089. ISSN 1359-4311

This study investigates the thermal performance of composite ultra-thin heat pipes (UTHPs). UTHPs are fabricated by flattening cylindrical heat pipes with outer diameter of 2 mm. The thickness and width were 0.8 mm and 2.7 mm, respectively. The compo... Read More about Thermal performance of ultra-thin flattened heat pipes.

Tribological behaviour of an electrochemical jet machined textured Al-Si automotive cylinder liner material (2017)
Journal Article
textured Al-Si automotive cylinder liner material. Wear, ISSN 0043-1648

This paper investigates the use of Electrochemical Jet Machining to surface texture a hyper-eutectic Al-Si cylinder liner material. Samples were lapped to a 6μm finish followed by immersion in 1mol NaOH to expose the primary silicon colonies above th... Read More about Tribological behaviour of an electrochemical jet machined textured Al-Si automotive cylinder liner material.

Assessing the capability of in-situ nondestructive analysis during layer based additive manufacture (2016)
Journal Article
Hirsch, M., Patel, R., Li, W., Guan, G., Leach, R. K., Sharples, S. D., & Clare, A. T. (2017). Assessing the capability of in-situ nondestructive analysis during layer based additive manufacture. Additive Manufacturing, 13, (135-142). doi:10.1016/j.addma.2016.10.004. ISSN 2214-7810

Unlike more established subtractive or constant volume manufacturing technologies, additive manufacturing methods suffer from a lack of in-situ monitoring methodologies which can provide informationrelating to process performance and the formation of... Read More about Assessing the capability of in-situ nondestructive analysis during layer based additive manufacture.

GPU-enabled pavement distress image classification in real time (2016)
Journal Article
Doycheva, K., Koch, C., & König, M. (2017). GPU-enabled pavement distress image classification in real time. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 31(3), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000630. ISSN 0887-3801

Pavement assessment is a crucial process for the maintenance of municipal roads. However, the detection of pavement distress is usually performed either manually or offline, which is not only time-consuming and subjective, but also results in an enor... Read More about GPU-enabled pavement distress image classification in real time.

How do principles for human-centred automation apply to Disruption Management Decision Support? (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Golightly, D., & Dadashi, N. (in press). How do principles for human-centred automation apply to Disruption Management Decision Support?

While automation of signal and route setting is routine, the use of automation or decision support in disruption management processes is far less common. Such support offers significant advantages in optimising re-planning of both timetable and resou... Read More about How do principles for human-centred automation apply to Disruption Management Decision Support?.

Applicability of mechanical tests for biomass pellet characterisation for bioenergy applications (2018)
Journal Article
Williams, O., Taylor, S., Lester, E., Kingman, S., Giddings, D., & Eastwick, C. (2018). Applicability of mechanical tests for biomass pellet characterisation for bioenergy applications. Materials, 11(8), doi:10.3390/ma11081329. ISSN 1996-1944

In this paper, the applicability of mechanical tests for biomass pellet characterisation was investigated. Pellet durability, quasi-static (low strain rate), and dynamic (high strain rate) mechanical tests were applied to mixed wood, eucalyptus, sunf... Read More about Applicability of mechanical tests for biomass pellet characterisation for bioenergy applications.

Focus variation measurement of metal additively manufactured surfaces (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Newton, L., Senin, N., & Leach, R. (2018, July). Focus variation measurement of metal additively manufactured surfaces. Paper presented at 2018 ASPE and euspen Summer Topical Meeting Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing, Berkeley, California, USA