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Recycled hybrid fiber-reinforced & cement-stabilized pavement mixtures: tensile properties and cracking characterization (2018)
Journal Article
Farhan, A. H., Dawson, A., & Thom, N. (2018). Recycled hybrid fiber-reinforced & cement-stabilized pavement mixtures: tensile properties and cracking characterization. Construction and Building Materials, 179, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.05.233. ISSN 0950-0618

Cement-stabilized aggregate mixtures (CSAMs) have been used effectively within semi-rigid pavement structures. However, the sensitivity to cracking under tensile loading is the main problem that may cause a deterioration due to reflection to the over... Read More

Optimising the structure of a cascaded modular battery system for enhancing the performance of battery packs (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Fares, A., Klumpner, C., & Sumner, M. (2018). Optimising the structure of a cascaded modular battery system for enhancing the performance of battery packs

The overall performance of battery packs may be affected by imbalances between the series connected cells which is more likely in packs with high number of cells needed to provide a high voltage as needed for example in electric vehicles. In this cas... Read More

Investigating the benefits and limitations of cascaded converter topologies used in modular battery systems (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Fares, A., Klumpner, C., & Sumner, M. (2017). Investigating the benefits and limitations of cascaded converter topologies used in modular battery systems. doi:10.1109/ISIE.2017.8001586

The Performance of battery packs is highly affected by imbalances between the series connected cells that provide the required string voltage. A modular battery implementation based on cascaded converters can have advantages over traditional centrali... Read More

Development of a battery energy loss observer based on improved equivalent circuit modelling (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Fares, A., Klumpner, C., & Sumner, M. (2016). Development of a battery energy loss observer based on improved equivalent circuit modelling. doi:10.1109/EPE.2016.7695602

This paper proposes a new energy loss observer for batteries that has a good accuracy and low complexity. This observer can provide a support for battery management systems (BMS) in terms of predicting battery energy loss and/or battery internal temp... Read More

Effect of cementation level on performance of rubberized cement-stabilized aggregate mixtures (2016)
Journal Article
Farhan, A. H., Dawson, A., & Thom, N. H. (2016). Effect of cementation level on performance of rubberized cement-stabilized aggregate mixtures. Materials and Design, 97, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2016.02.059. ISSN 0261-3069

An investigation and comparison is made of the effect of cement content on the performance of rubberized cement-stabilized aggregate mixtures and on cement-stabilized aggregate mixtures containing no rubber (RCSAMs and CSAMs). These materials are int... Read More

Characterization of rubberized cement bound aggregate mixtures using indirect tensile testing and fractal analysis (2015)
Journal Article
Farhan, A. H., Dawson, A., & Thom, N. H. (2016). Characterization of rubberized cement bound aggregate mixtures using indirect tensile testing and fractal analysis. Construction and Building Materials, 105, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.12.018. ISSN 0950-0618

The main focus of this paper is to investigate the tensile properties of virgin and rubberized cement bound granular mixtures. This was conducted using indirect tensile testing with lateral displacement measurements, nondestructive resonant frequency... Read More

Flexural characteristics of rubberized cement-stabilized crushed aggregate for pavement structure (2015)
Journal Article
Farhan, A. H., Dawson, A., Thom, N. H., Adam, S. M., & Smith, M. J. (2015). Flexural characteristics of rubberized cement-stabilized crushed aggregate for pavement structure. Materials and Design, 88, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2015.09.071. ISSN 0261-3069

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the flexural characteristics and to quantitatively study the flexural-induced cracking of reference and rubberized cement stabilized aggregate mixtures. Four volumetric replacement percentages (0%, 15%, 30%... Read More