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Aerospace sealing technology for maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines: a review (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Shabbir, S., Garvey, S., & Dakka, S. M. (in press). Aerospace sealing technology for maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines: a review

Given the current rate of growth of gas turbine engines in the aerospace industry, the development of efficient and advanced sealing technology to cater to the harsh operating conditions of the aero-engines is crucial. In addition to developing low-l... Read More

Assistive technologies for severe and profound hearing loss: beyond hearing aids and implants (2019)
Journal Article
Hermawati, S., & Pieri, K. (2019). Assistive technologies for severe and profound hearing loss: beyond hearing aids and implants. Assistive Technology: The Offical Journal of RESNA, doi:10.1080/10400435.2018.1522524

Assistive technologies offer capabilities that were previously inaccessible to individuals with severe and profound hearing loss who have no or limited access to hearing aids and implants. This literature review aims to explore existing assistive tec... Read More

A sociotechnical system approach to virtual citizen science: an application of BS ISO 27500:2016 (2019)
Journal Article
Houghton, R., Sprinks, J., Wardlaw, J., Bamford, S., & Marsh, S. (2019). A sociotechnical system approach to virtual citizen science: an application of BS ISO 27500:2016. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(01),

We discuss the potential application to virtual citizen science of a recent standard (BS ISO 27500:2016 “The human-centred organisation”) which encourages the adoption of a sociotechnical systems perspective across a wide range of businesses, organiz... Read More

3D simulation and parametric analysis of polymer melt flowing through spiral mandrel die for pipe extrusion (2018)
Journal Article
Nie, Y., Hao, J., Lin, Y., & Sun, W. (2018). 3D simulation and parametric analysis of polymer melt flowing through spiral mandrel die for pipe extrusion. Advances in Polymer Technology, 37(8), 3882-3895

With the increasing demands for large scale and high productivity, polymer pipes are recently produced using the advanced spiral mandrel dies. However, the fundamental research related to polymer melt flow mechanism in the spiral mandrel die for pipe... Read More

Comparative study of praseodymium additives in active selenide chalcogenide optical fibers (2018)
Journal Article
Tang, Z., Sojka, L., Furniss, D., Nunes, J., Sakr, H., Barney, E., …Seddon, A. B. (2018). Comparative study of praseodymium additives in active selenide chalcogenide optical fibers. Optical Materials Express, 8(12), 3910-3926. doi:10.1364/OME.8.003910

The choice of rare earth additive when doping chalcogenide glasses can affect their mid-infrared fiber performance. Three praseodymium additives, Pr-foil, PrCl3 and PrI3 are investigated in Ge-As-Ga-Se fibers. All the fibers are X-ray amorphous and t... Read More

Some considerations in using the small punch testing for thermally sprayed CoNiCrAlY coatings (2018)
Journal Article
Chen, H., Rushworth, A., Sun, W., He, J., & Guo, H. (2019). Some considerations in using the small punch testing for thermally sprayed CoNiCrAlY coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology, 357, 684-690. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.10.080

Small punch testing exhibits great potential in mechanical characterisation of thin coatings. This testing method can be used to determine the mechanical performance of thermally sprayed coatings, especially to qualitatively characterise the effects... Read More

Mechanical vibration bandgaps in surface-based lattices (2018)
Journal Article
Elmadih, W., Syam, W. P., Maskery, I., Chronopoulos, D., & Leach, R. (2019). Mechanical vibration bandgaps in surface-based lattices. Additive Manufacturing, 25, 421-429. doi:10.1016/j.addma.2018.11.011

In this paper, the phonon dispersion curves of several surface-based lattices are examined, and their energy transmission spectra, along with the corresponding bandgaps are identified. We demonstrate that these bandgaps may be controlled, or tuned, t... Read More

A neural network approach for determining spatial and geometry dependent Green's functions for thermal stress approximation in power plant header components (2018)
Journal Article
Rouse, J., Hyde, C., & Morris, A. (2018). A neural network approach for determining spatial and geometry dependent Green's functions for thermal stress approximation in power plant header components. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 168, 269-288. doi:10.1016/j.ijpvp.2018.10.020

The trend in power generation to operate plant with a greater frequency of on/partial/off load conditions creates several concerns for the long term structural integrity of many high temperature components. The Green's function method has been used f... Read More

Prospective on using mid-infrared supercontinuum laser sources for in vivo spectral discrimination of disease (2018)
Journal Article
Seddon, A. B., Napier, B., Lindsay, I., Lamrini, S., Moselund, P. M., Stone, N., …Farries, M. (2018). Prospective on using mid-infrared supercontinuum laser sources for in vivo spectral discrimination of disease. Analyst, doi:10.1039/c8an01396a

Mid-infrared (MIR) fibre-optics may play a future role in in vivo diagnosis of disease, including cancer. Recently, we reported for the first time an optical fibre based broadband supercontinuum (SC) laser source spanning 1.3 to 13.4 μm wavelength to... Read More

Microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir welded AA6092/SiC metal matrix composite (2018)
Journal Article
Salih, O. S., Ou, H., Wei, X., & Sun, W. (2019). Microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir welded AA6092/SiC metal matrix composite. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 742, 78-88. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2018.10.116

There is a need for improved understanding on the effects of friction stir welding (FSW) on the metallurgical and mechanical properties of aluminium matrix composite (AMC). In this study, AA6092/SiC/17.5p-T6 AMC joints were produced by using FSW with... Read More

Effect of post processing on the creep performance of laser powder bed fused Inconel 718 (2018)
Journal Article
Xu, Z., Murray, J., Hyde, C., & Clare, A. (2018). Effect of post processing on the creep performance of laser powder bed fused Inconel 718. Additive Manufacturing, 24, 486-497. doi:10.1016/j.addma.2018.10.027

In this study, the creep performance of laser powder bed fusion manufactured Inconel 718 specimens is studied in detail and compared with conventional hot-rolled specimens alongside as-built then heat-treated and as-built then hot-isostatic pressed s... Read More

An investigation of the effects of driver age when using novel navigation systems in a head-up display (2018)
Journal Article
Pampel, S., Lamb, K., Burnett, G., Skrypchuk, L., Hare, C., & Mouzakitis, A. (in press). An investigation of the effects of driver age when using novel navigation systems in a head-up display. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 27(1),

Although drivers gain experience with age, many older drivers are faced with age-related deteriorations that can lead to a higher crash risk. Head-Up Displays (HUDs) have been linked to significant improvements in driving performance for older driver... Read More

Computationally-efficient aeroelastic analysis tool for short-wing/propeller configuration on compound helicopters (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Wang, Z., & Popov, A. A. (2018, September). Computationally-efficient aeroelastic analysis tool for short-wing/propeller configuration on compound helicopters. Paper presented at International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering (ISMA-USD 2018), Leuven, Belgium

A time-domain aeroelastic analysis for short-wing/propeller configuration in compound helicopters is presented in this paper. A linear Timoshenko beam is used in conjunction with analytical aerodynamic theories, while propeller effects are simplified... Read More

The role of hardness on condition monitoring and lifing for high temperature power plant structural risk management (2018)
Journal Article
Morris, A., Cacciapuoti, B., & Sun, W. (2019). The role of hardness on condition monitoring and lifing for high temperature power plant structural risk management. Measurement, 131, 501-512. doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2018.09.002

In this work, the use of hardness data in a novel predictive lifing model is explored. This study provides for the first time large amounts of site hardness data acquired during successive outages on an ageing coal fired power plant and draws conclus... Read More

Design and stiffness analysis of A class of 2-DoF tendon driven parallel kinematic mechanism (2018)
Journal Article
Ma, N., Yu, J., Dong, X., & Axinte, D. (2018). Design and stiffness analysis of A class of 2-DoF tendon driven parallel kinematic mechanism. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 129, (202-217). doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2018.07.023. ISSN 0094-114X

2-DoF Rotational mechanism is increasingly utilized in a large range of industrial applications. However, the structures of most of the existing mechanisms are very complex, which is a significant challenge for building them, due to the tight tolera... Read More

Suspension high velocity oxy-fuel (SHVOF) spray of delta-theta alumina suspension: Phase transformation and tribology (2018)
Journal Article
Owoseni, T., Murray, J., Pala, Z., Lester, E., Grant, D., & Hussain, T. (2018). Suspension high velocity oxy-fuel (SHVOF) spray of delta-theta alumina suspension: Phase transformation and tribology. Surface and Coatings Technology, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.08.047. ISSN 0257-8972

Suspension high-velocity oxy-fuel (SHVOF) thermal spray is an emerging spray technology that enables the processing of nanometric feedstock. Although SHVOF thermal sprayed alumina coatings prepared from alpha alumina feedstock have been widely report... Read More

Correlation and capability of using site inspection data and small specimen creep testing for a service-exposed CrMoV pipe section (2018)
Journal Article
Cacciapuoti, B., Morris, A., Sun, W., McCartney, D., & Hulance, J. (2018). Correlation and capability of using site inspection data and small specimen creep testing for a service-exposed CrMoV pipe section. Materials at High Temperatures, 36(2), 173-186. doi:10.1080/09603409.2018.1503148

This paper presents for the first time an investigation on the creep damage evolution of an ex-service CrMoV pipe section through impression creep test and metallurgical inspection data. The study emphasises the importance of correlating the operatin... Read More

Modelling an acuated large deformation soft continuum robot surface undergoing external forces using a lumped-mass approach (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Habibi, H., Yang, C., Kang, R., Walker, I. D., Godage, I. S., Dong, X., & Branson, D. T. (2018). Modelling an acuated large deformation soft continuum robot surface undergoing external forces using a lumped-mass approach

Precise actuation of continuum surfaces in combination with continuum robotic arms that undergo large deformation is of high interest in soft robotics but of limited model-based study to date. This work develops this area towards enabling the robust... Read More