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Structural changes of thermal sprayed graphene nano platelets film into amorphous carbon under sliding wear (2020)
Journal Article
Derelizade, K., Venturi, F., Wellman, R. G., Khlobystov, A., & Hussain, T. (2020). Structural changes of thermal sprayed graphene nano platelets film into amorphous carbon under sliding wear. Applied Surface Science, 528, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.146315

© 2020 The Authors Graphene has become a promising candidate to protect surfaces against friction due to its strength and lubricating ability. In this study, graphene nano platelets (GNP) thin films have been deposited onto stainless steel substrates... Read More about Structural changes of thermal sprayed graphene nano platelets film into amorphous carbon under sliding wear.

Ceria-coated Replicated Aluminium Sponges as Catalysts for the CO- Water Gas Shift Process (2020)
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Palma, V., Goodall, R., Thompson, A., Ruocco, C., Renda, S., Leach, R., & Martino, M. (2020). Ceria-coated Replicated Aluminium Sponges as Catalysts for the CO- Water Gas Shift Process. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.04.065

A study on the use of chemical conversion coating as a preparative technique for foam-based structured catalysts, in the water gas shift reaction, is presented. The results showed a significant correlation between the textural properties of the struc... Read More about Ceria-coated Replicated Aluminium Sponges as Catalysts for the CO- Water Gas Shift Process.

Modeling and Experimental Validation of a Compliant Underactuated Parallel Kinematic Manipulator (2020)
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Ma, N., Dong, X., & Axinte, D. (2020). Modeling and Experimental Validation of a Compliant Underactuated Parallel Kinematic Manipulator. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 25(3), 1409-1421. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMECH.2020.2976140

© 1996-2012 IEEE. Parallel kinematic manipulators (PKMs) are increasingly used in a wide range of industrial applications due to the characteristics of high accuracy and compact structure. However, most of the existing PKMs are structured with heavy... Read More about Modeling and Experimental Validation of a Compliant Underactuated Parallel Kinematic Manipulator.

Modelling Knudsen number effects in suspension high velocity oxy fuel thermal spray (2020)
Journal Article
Chadha, S., Jefferson-Loveday, R., & Hussain, T. (2020). Modelling Knudsen number effects in suspension high velocity oxy fuel thermal spray. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 152, https://doi.org/10.1016...asstransfer.2020.119454

Suspension high velocity oxy fuel thermal spray is a system characterized by supersonic velocities and length scales of particles of the order of nm – µm. As the effects of rarefication become significant the assumptions within the continuum models b... Read More about Modelling Knudsen number effects in suspension high velocity oxy fuel thermal spray.

A novel methodology to quantify shape complexity of composite aerospace parts (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Chowdhury, M. T., & Turner, T. (2019). A novel methodology to quantify shape complexity of composite aerospace parts

Composite materials are increasingly being used to produce aerospace parts due to their versatility when compared to metal counterparts. The design freedom afforded by composites and their manufacturing allow design engineers the possibility to creat... Read More about A novel methodology to quantify shape complexity of composite aerospace parts.

Aerodynamic Design and Exploration of a Blended Wing Body Aircraft at Subsonic Speed (2019)
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Dakka, S., & Johnson, O. (2019). Aerodynamic Design and Exploration of a Blended Wing Body Aircraft at Subsonic Speed. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 6(5),

Blended Wing Body (BWB) is a novel aircraft concept which provides many different aerodynamic benefits over conventional aircrafts design. This research investigated the BWB design, L/D characteristics, surface pressure distribution and span-wise lif... Read More about Aerodynamic Design and Exploration of a Blended Wing Body Aircraft at Subsonic Speed.

Advanced Assembly Solutions for the Airbus RACER Joined-Wing Configuration (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bainbridge, D., Bacharoudis, K., Cini, A., Turner, A., Popov, A., & Ratchev, S. (2019). Advanced Assembly Solutions for the Airbus RACER Joined-Wing Configuration

The Rapid And Cost Effective Rotorcraft (RACER) is being developed by Airbus Helicopters (AH) to demonstrate a new Vertical TakeOff and Landing configuration to fill the mobility gap between conventional helicopters and aeroplanes. RACER is a compoun... Read More about Advanced Assembly Solutions for the Airbus RACER Joined-Wing Configuration.

An investigation of the effects of driver age when using novel navigation systems in a head-up display (2019)
Journal Article
Pampel, S., Lamb, K., Burnett, G., Skrypchuk, L., Hare, C., & Mouzakitis, A. (2019). 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), 32-45. https://doi.org/10.1162/pres_a_00317

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 about An investigation of the effects of driver age when using novel navigation systems in a head-up display.

In-plane permeability characterization of engineering textiles based on radial flow experiments: a benchmark exercise (2019)
Journal Article
May, D., Aktas, A., Advani, S., Berg, D., Endruweit, A., Fauster, E., …Ziegmann, G. (2019). In-plane permeability characterization of engineering textiles based on radial flow experiments: a benchmark exercise. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 121, 100-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.03.006

Efficient process design for Liquid Composite Moulding requires knowledge of the permeability, which quantifies textile conductance for liquid flow. Yet, existing textile characterization methods have not yet been standardized, although good progress... Read More about In-plane permeability characterization of engineering textiles based on radial flow experiments: a benchmark exercise.

Low-frequency selectivity in flat-plate boundary layer with elliptic leading edge (2019)
Journal Article
Wang, B., Mao, X., & Zaki, T. A. (2019). Low-frequency selectivity in flat-plate boundary layer with elliptic leading edge. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 866, 239-262. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.91

Linear perturbation analyses of zero-pressure-gradient boundary layers at subcritical Reynolds numbers predict that transient disturbance amplification can take place due to the lift-up mechanism. Upstream, streamwise-elongated vortices yield the lar... Read More about Low-frequency selectivity in flat-plate boundary layer with elliptic leading edge.

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 about Aerospace sealing technology for maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines: a review.

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), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18010201

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 about A sociotechnical system approach to virtual citizen science: an application of BS ISO 27500:2016.

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, https://doi.org/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 about Assistive technologies for severe and profound hearing loss: beyond hearing aids and implants.

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 about 3D simulation and parametric analysis of polymer melt flowing through spiral mandrel die for pipe extrusion.

Design and Development of a Slender Dual-Structure Continuum Robot for In-Situ Aeroengine Repair (2018)
Journal Article
Wang, M., Palmer, D., Dong, X., Alatorre, D., Axinte, D., & Norton, A. (2018). Design and Development of a Slender Dual-Structure Continuum Robot for In-Situ Aeroengine Repair. Proceedings of the ... IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 5648-5653. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2018.8594142

© 2018 IEEE. In-situ aeroengine maintenance works (e.g. inspection, repair) are highly beneficial as it can significantly reduce currently accepted maintenance cycle which is extensive and costly due to the need to remove engines from the wing of an... Read More about Design and Development of a Slender Dual-Structure Continuum Robot for In-Situ Aeroengine Repair.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Comparative study of praseodymium additives in active selenide chalcogenide optical fibers.

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 about Some considerations in using the small punch testing for thermally sprayed CoNiCrAlY coatings.

Mechanical vibration bandgaps in surface-based lattices (2018)
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Elmadih, W., Syam, W. P., Maskery, I., Chronopoulos, D., & Leach, R. (2019). Mechanical vibration bandgaps in surface-based lattices. Additive Manufacturing, 25, 421-429. https://doi.org/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 about Mechanical vibration bandgaps in surface-based lattices.

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 about A neural network approach for determining spatial and geometry dependent Green's functions for thermal stress approximation in power plant header components.


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