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Towards an active learning approach to tool condition monitoring with Bayesian deep learning (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Martinez Arellano, G., & Ratchev, S. (2019). Towards an active learning approach to tool condition monitoring with Bayesian deep learning

With the current advances in the Internet of Things (IoT), smart sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI), a new generation of condition monitoring solutions for smart manufacturing is starting to emerge. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines can... Read More

The micro/nano-PCMs for thermal energy storage systems: a state of art review (2019)
Journal Article
Arshad, A., Jabbal, M., Yan, Y., & Darkwa, J. (2019). The micro/nano-PCMs for thermal energy storage systems: a state of art review. International Journal of Energy Research, doi:10.1002/er.4550

With advancement in technology, the nanotechnology, various thermal energy storage (TES) materials have been invented and modified with promising thermal transport properties. The solid–liquid phase change materials (PCMs) have been extensively used... Read More

Suicides (2019)
Book Chapter
Ryan, B. (in press). Suicides. In International Encyclopedia of TransportElsevier

This chapter focuses on suicides in railway and highway contexts. The scale of the problem in each is discussed, including explanation of the different types of incidents and the factors that influence these events. The numbers of fatalities are rela... Read More

Model predictive control for isolated DC/DC converters with fast dynamic stabilization in DC microgrids (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Chen, L., Zanchetta, P., Tarisciotti, L., Wheeler, P., Costabebber, A., & Dragičević, T. (2019). Model predictive control for isolated DC/DC converters with fast dynamic stabilization in DC microgrids

The proposed control for DC/DC converters with high frequency isolation, on one hand, provides fast stabilization to the DC microgrids without introducing additional passive components. On the other hand, it can improve load transition performance. A... Read More

Delineating ground deformation over the Tengiz oil field, Kazakhstan, using the Intermittent SBAS (ISBAS) DInSAR algorithm (2019)
Journal Article
Grebby, S., Orynbassarova, E., Sowter, A., Gee, D., & Athab, A. (2019). Delineating ground deformation over the Tengiz oil field, Kazakhstan, using the Intermittent SBAS (ISBAS) DInSAR algorithm. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 81, 37-46. doi:10.1016/j.jag.2019.05.001

Changes in subsurface pore pressures and stresses due to the extraction of hydrocarbons often cause deformation over oil and gas fields. This can have significant consequences, including ground subsidence, induced seismicity and well failures. Geodyn... Read More

Phase Change Material Blind System for Double Skin Façade Integration: System Development and Thermal Performance Evaluation (2019)
Journal Article
Li, Y., Darkwa, J., Kokogiannakis, G., & Su, W. (in press). Phase Change Material Blind System for Double Skin Façade Integration: System Development and Thermal Performance Evaluation. Applied Energy,

Double skin facades (DSFs) are often applied as energy reducing elements in modern buildings, but do experience overheating problems in warm seasons which may contribute to increase in cooling loads. There are currently various thermal management dev... Read More

Electromagnetic shielding effectiveness of carbon fibre reinforced composites (2019)
Journal Article
Munalli, D., Dimitrakis, G., Chronopoulos, D., Greedy, S., & Long, A. (2019). Electromagnetic shielding effectiveness of carbon fibre reinforced composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.106906

This paper reports results on the shielding effectiveness parameter of laminated epoxy composites with carbon fibre reinforcements. Measurements of shielding effectiveness were carried out with a coaxial transmission line testing chamber according to... Read More

Tapered optical fibre sensors: current trends and future perspectives (2019)
Journal Article
Korposh, S., James, S. W., Lee, S., & Tatam, R. P. (2019). Tapered optical fibre sensors: current trends and future perspectives. Sensors, 19(10), doi:10.3390/s19102294

The development of reliable, affordable and efficient sensors is a key step in providing tools for efficient monitoring of critical environmental parameters. This review focuses on the use of tapered optical fibres as an environmental sensing platfor... Read More

Mid-IR supercontinuum generation in birefringent, low loss, ultra-high numerical aperture Ge-As-Se-Te chalcogenide step-index fiber (2019)
Journal Article
Jayasuriya, D., Petersen, C. R., Furniss, D., Markos, C., Tang, Z., Habib, M. S., …Seddon, A. B. (2019). Mid-IR supercontinuum generation in birefringent, low loss, ultra-high numerical aperture Ge-As-Se-Te chalcogenide step-index fiber. Optical Materials Express, 9(6), 2617-2629. doi:10.1364/ome.9.002617

This work reports on the fabrication and subsequent supercontinuum generation in a Ge-As-Se-Te/Ge-As-Se core/clad chalcogenide step-index fiber with an elliptical-core and an ultra-high numerical aperture of 1.88 ± 0.02 from 2.5 - 15 µm wavelength. T... Read More

Spatially Resolved Acoustic Spectroscopy for Integrity Assessment in Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (2019)
Journal Article
Dryburgh, P., Pieris, D., Martina, F., Patel, R., Sharples, S., Li, W., …Smith, R. J. (2019). Spatially Resolved Acoustic Spectroscopy for Integrity Assessment in Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing, 28, 236-251. doi:10.1016/j.addma.2019.04.015

Wire-arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) is an emergent method for the production and repair of high value components. Introduction of plastic strain by inter-pass rolling has been shown to produce grain refinement and improve mechanical properties, ho... Read More

Effect of processing on microstructure, mechanical properties and dissolution behaviour in SBF of Bioglass (45S5) coatings deposited by Suspension High Velocity Oxy Fuel (SHVOF) thermal spray (2019)
Journal Article
Bano, S., Ahmed, I., Grant, D., Nommeots-Nomm, A., & Hussain, T. (2019). Effect of processing on microstructure, mechanical properties and dissolution behaviour in SBF of Bioglass (45S5) coatings deposited by Suspension High Velocity Oxy Fuel (SHVOF) thermal spray. Surface and Coatings Technology, doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2019.05.038

ACC Design for Safety and Fuel-efficiency: The Acceptance of Safety Margins when adopting different Driving Styles (2019)
Journal Article
Pampel, S., Jamson, S., Hibberd, D., & Barnard, Y. (in press). ACC Design for Safety and Fuel-efficiency: The Acceptance of Safety Margins when adopting different Driving Styles. Cognition, Technology and Work,

For Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) systems to be accepted and used safely, the transitions from cruise control mode to necessary driver intervention need to be obvious to the driver. Previous research shows that drivers have natural boundaries for acc... Read More

Energy Storage Sizing Strategy for Grid-Tied PV Plants under Power Clipping Limitations (2019)
Journal Article
Müller, N., Kouro, S., Zanchetta, P., Wheeler, P., Bittner, G., & Girardi, F. (2019). Energy Storage Sizing Strategy for Grid-Tied PV Plants under Power Clipping Limitations. Energies, 12(9), doi:10.3390/en12091812

This paper presents an analyses of an Energy Storage System (ESS) for grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems, in order to harness the energy usually lost due to PV array oversizing. A real case of annual PV power generation analysis is presented to illu... Read More

Optimization routes for the bioleaching of MSWI fly and bottom ashes using microorganisms collected from a natural system (2019)
Journal Article
Funari, V., Gomes, H., Cappelletti, M., Fedi, S., Dinelli, E., Rogerson, M., …Rovere, M. (2019). Optimization routes for the bioleaching of MSWI fly and bottom ashes using microorganisms collected from a natural system. Waste and Biomass Valorization, doi:10.1007/s12649-019-00688-9

This paper presents a route for the treatment of MSWI fly (FA) and bottom ashes (BA) using microorganisms to critically assess whether bioleaching is within reach of effective industrial application. The leaching of metals from BA and FA was invest... Read More

A study on heat storage sizing and flow control for a domestic scale solar-powered organic Rankine cycle-vapour compression refrigeration system (2019)
Journal Article
Kutlu, C., Erdinc, M. T., Li, J., Wang, Y., & Su, Y. (2019). A study on heat storage sizing and flow control for a domestic scale solar-powered organic Rankine cycle-vapour compression refrigeration system. Renewable Energy, 143, 301-312. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2019.05.017

This paper presents the off-design modelling of a domestic scale solar organic Rankine cycle (ORC) and vapour compression cycle (VCC) in a coupled operation in different operating modes by using evacuated flat plate (EFP) collectors. Thermodynamic an... Read More

Constructed wetlands for steel slag leachate management: Partitioning of arsenic, chromium, and vanadium in waters, sediments, and plants (2019)
Journal Article
Gomes, H. I., Mayes, W. M., Whitby, P., & Rogerson, M. (2019). Constructed wetlands for steel slag leachate management: Partitioning of arsenic, chromium, and vanadium in waters, sediments, and plants. Journal of Environmental Management, 243, 30-38. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.127

Constructed wetlands can treat highly alkaline leachate resulting from the weathering of steel slag before reuse (e.g. as aggregate) or during disposal in repositories and legacy sites. This study aimed to assess how metal(loid)s soluble at high pH,... Read More

Thermomechanical fatigue in 9-12Cr steels: Life prediction models and the effect of tensile dwell periods (2019)
Journal Article
Barrett, R. A., Hyde, C. J., O'Donoghue, P. E., & Leen, S. B. (2019). Thermomechanical fatigue in 9-12Cr steels: Life prediction models and the effect of tensile dwell periods. International Journal of Fatigue, 126, 335-345. doi:10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2019.05.007

This paper is concerned with the assessment of life prediction models for thermomechanical fatigue (TMF), with specific application to P91 steel. A program of TMF tests, including dwell periods, are performed to determine the role of thermomechanical... Read More

Life Cycle Cost of Flexible Pavements and Climate Variability: Case Studies from Virginia (2019)
Journal Article
Qiao, Y., Dawson, A., Parry, T., & Flintsch, G. (in press). Life Cycle Cost of Flexible Pavements and Climate Variability: Case Studies from Virginia. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering,

Climate factors have not become a typical metric to consider for pavement life cycle cost analysis (LCCA). Changes in climate may affect pavement rutting, roughness, and cracking and lead to consequent changes in maintenance decision-making and life... Read More

A novel concept of ribless synchronous reluctance motor for enhanced torque capability (2019)
Journal Article
Bao, Y., Degano, M., Wang, S., Chuan, L., Xu, Z., Zhang, H., & Gerada, C. (2019). A novel concept of ribless synchronous reluctance motor for enhanced torque capability. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, doi:10.1109/TIE.2019.2914616

The rotor structure of synchronous reluctance machines (SynRel) is conventionally retained mechanically by iron ribs. In this paper a novel structure for high speed synchronous reluctance rotor is presented. The novelty of this work is the proof of a... Read More