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Improved Model Predictive Current Control for SPMSM Drives With Parameter Mismatch (2020)
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Yuan, X., Zhang, S., & Zhang, C. (2020). Improved Model Predictive Current Control for SPMSM Drives With Parameter Mismatch. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 67(2), 852-862. https://doi.org/10.1109/tie.2019.2901648

Model predictive current control (MPCC) can predict future motor behavior according to a motor model. In practice, however, motor parameters will vary at run time, and the parameter mismatch disturbances caused by the variation in motor parameters wi... Read More about Improved Model Predictive Current Control for SPMSM Drives With Parameter Mismatch.

Cascading failures in networks of heterogeneous node behaviour (2020)
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Smith, O., Crowe, J., Farcot, E., O'Dea, R., & Hopcraft, K. (2020). Cascading failures in networks of heterogeneous node behaviour. Physical Review E, 101(2), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.101.020301

Variability in the dynamical function of nodes comprising a complex network impacts upon cascading failures that can compromise the network's ability to operate. Node types correspond to sources, sinks or passive conduits of a current ow, applicable... Read More about Cascading failures in networks of heterogeneous node behaviour.

Optimal orientation of fibre composites for strength based on Hashin's criteria optimality conditions (2020)
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Ferreira, R. T., & Ashcroft, I. A. (2020). Optimal orientation of fibre composites for strength based on Hashin's criteria optimality conditions. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-019-02462-w

The Hashin's strength criteria are usually employed in first ply failure and damage onset analysis of fibre reinforced composites. This work presents optimality conditions of local material orientations for these criteria, in terms of principal stres... Read More about Optimal orientation of fibre composites for strength based on Hashin's criteria optimality conditions.

Investigation of Microstructure Evolution and Phase Selection of Peritectic Cuce Alloy During High-Temperature Gradient Directional Solidification (2020)
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Xu, Y., Huang, Z., Chen, Y., Xiao, J., Hao, J., Hou, X., & Liu, L. (2020). Investigation of Microstructure Evolution and Phase Selection of Peritectic Cuce Alloy During High-Temperature Gradient Directional Solidification. Materials, 13(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13040911

In this work, a CuCe alloy was prepared using a directional solidification method at a series of withdrawal rates of 100, 25, 10, 8, and 5 μm/s. We found that the primary phase microstructure transforms from cellular crystals to cellular peritectic c... Read More about Investigation of Microstructure Evolution and Phase Selection of Peritectic Cuce Alloy During High-Temperature Gradient Directional Solidification.

Demonstrating the applicability of chemical looping combustion for the regeneration of fluid catalytic cracking catalysts (2020)
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Güleç, F., Meredith, W., Sun, C., & Snape, C. E. (2020). Demonstrating the applicability of chemical looping combustion for the regeneration of fluid catalytic cracking catalysts. Chemical Engineering Journal, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.124492

Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) units are responsible for roughly 25 % of CO2 emissions from oil refineries, which themselves account for 4-6 % of total global CO2 emissions. Although post- and oxy-combustion technologies have been proposed for CO2 ca... Read More about Demonstrating the applicability of chemical looping combustion for the regeneration of fluid catalytic cracking catalysts.

Study on the characterisation of the PTFE transfer film and the dimensional designing of surface texturing in a dry-lubricated bearing system (2020)
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Ding, L., Axinte, D., Butler-Smith, P., & Abdelhafeez, A. (2020). Study on the characterisation of the PTFE transfer film and the dimensional designing of surface texturing in a dry-lubricated bearing system. Wear, 448-449, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2020.203238

The ability of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) to form tribo-film in dry sliding condition makes it a popular liner material for self-maintenance bearings, such as those in the helicopter main and tail rotors. Nowadays, hard fillers or reinforcing-fib... Read More about Study on the characterisation of the PTFE transfer film and the dimensional designing of surface texturing in a dry-lubricated bearing system.

Investigating the relationship between eye movements and situation awareness in weather forecasting (2020)
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Argyle, E. M., Gourley, J. J., Kang, Z., & Shehab, R. L. (2020). Investigating the relationship between eye movements and situation awareness in weather forecasting. Applied Ergonomics, 85, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103071

Physiological indicators, including eye tracking measures, may provide insight into human decision making and cognition in many domains, including weather forecasting. Situation awareness (SA), a critical component of forecast decision making, is com... Read More about Investigating the relationship between eye movements and situation awareness in weather forecasting.

Recurrent Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Wavelet Neural Network with Stable Learning Algorithm: Application to Model-Based Predictive Control (2020)
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Tafti, B. E. F., Teshnehlab, M., & Khanesar, M. A. (2020). Recurrent Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Wavelet Neural Network with Stable Learning Algorithm: Application to Model-Based Predictive Control. International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40815-019-00766-z

Fuzzy neural networks, with suitable learning strategy, have been demonstrated as an effective tool for online data modeling. However, it is a challenging task to construct a model to ensure its quality and stability for non-stationary dynamic system... Read More about Recurrent Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Wavelet Neural Network with Stable Learning Algorithm: Application to Model-Based Predictive Control.

An adaptable flexural test fixture for miniaturised polymer specimens (2020)
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Choong, G. Y., Canciani, A., & De Focatiis, D. S. (2020). An adaptable flexural test fixture for miniaturised polymer specimens. Polymer Testing, 85, https://doi.org/10.1016...ymertesting.2020.106430

An adaptable flexural test fixture is proposed to characterise the mechanical properties of miniature beam specimens (≤10 mg) at ambient conditions or in the presence of fluids at elevated temperatures. The fixture is validated using representative a... Read More about An adaptable flexural test fixture for miniaturised polymer specimens.

Prediction of dehydration performance of supersonic separator based on a multi-fluid model with heterogeneous condensation (2020)
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Sun, C., Ding, H., Wang, C., Wen, C., & Tian, Y. (2020). Prediction of dehydration performance of supersonic separator based on a multi-fluid model with heterogeneous condensation. Applied Thermal Engineering, 115074. https://doi.org/10.1016...lthermaleng.2020.115074

Supersonic separation is a novel technology. A multi-fluid slip model for swirling flow with homogenous/heterogenous condensation and evaporation processes in the supersonic separator was built to estimate the separation efficiency. This model solves... Read More about Prediction of dehydration performance of supersonic separator based on a multi-fluid model with heterogeneous condensation.

Effect of Concrete Infill and Slenderness on Column-Face Component in Anchored Blind-Bolt Connections (2020)
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Tizani, W., Mahmood, M., & Bournas, D. (2020). Effect of Concrete Infill and Slenderness on Column-Face Component in Anchored Blind-Bolt Connections. Journal of Structural Engineering, 146(4), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1061...%29ST.1943-541X.0002557

© 2020 American Society of Civil Engineers. Previous research on blind-bolted connections to hollow columns have provided a wealth of experimental data but little information on parametric analytical models to guide their design. One of the connectio... Read More about Effect of Concrete Infill and Slenderness on Column-Face Component in Anchored Blind-Bolt Connections.

High temperature strain heterogeneities tracking within hole-specimens of FV566 turbine steel via digital image correlation (2020)
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Bao, J., Benaarbia, A., Bao, S., Guo, X., Wang, Y., & Sun, W. (2020). High temperature strain heterogeneities tracking within hole-specimens of FV566 turbine steel via digital image correlation. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 777, 139068. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2020.139068

This paper presents experimental and numerical investigations to study spatial-temporal distributions of strain heterogeneities within a FV566 turbine rotor steel subjected to high temperature conditions. Strain field were determined during monotonic... Read More about High temperature strain heterogeneities tracking within hole-specimens of FV566 turbine steel via digital image correlation.

Cyclic performance evaluation of a polyethylenimine/silica adsorbent with steam regeneration using simulated NGCC flue gas and actual flue gas of a gas-fired boiler in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor (2020)
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Zhang, W., Sun, C., Snape, C. E., Sun, X., & Liu, H. (2020). Cyclic performance evaluation of a polyethylenimine/silica adsorbent with steam regeneration using simulated NGCC flue gas and actual flue gas of a gas-fired boiler in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 95, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.102975

To accelerate the deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) based on the solid amine adsorbents towards a practical scale application relevant to Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC) power plants, this study has evaluated the cyclic performance of... Read More about Cyclic performance evaluation of a polyethylenimine/silica adsorbent with steam regeneration using simulated NGCC flue gas and actual flue gas of a gas-fired boiler in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor.

Moving Towards a Reliability-Oriented Design Approach of Low-Voltage Electrical Machines by Including Insulation Thermal Aging Considerations (2020)
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Giangrande, P., Madonna, V., Nuzzo, S., & Galea, M. (2020). Moving Towards a Reliability-Oriented Design Approach of Low-Voltage Electrical Machines by Including Insulation Thermal Aging Considerations. IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, https://doi.org/10.1109/tte.2020.2971191

Electrical machines are required to consistently perform their intended mission over a specified timeframe. The move towards transportation electrification made the electrical machines’ reliability an even stringent and predominant requirement, since... Read More about Moving Towards a Reliability-Oriented Design Approach of Low-Voltage Electrical Machines by Including Insulation Thermal Aging Considerations.

An investigation of the effect of pre-straining on the creep behaviour of a P91 steel at 600°C using impression creep testing (2020)
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Brett, S., Brett, S. J., Dyson, C., Maskill, S., Bridges, A., & Sun, W. (2020). An investigation of the effect of pre-straining on the creep behaviour of a P91 steel at 600°C using impression creep testing. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 776, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2020.139032

© 2020 Elsevier B.V. This paper investigates the effect of high temperature tensile strain on subsequent creep strength in a grade 91 steel using impression creep testing. The grade 91 material investigated has been tested in two different microstruc... Read More about An investigation of the effect of pre-straining on the creep behaviour of a P91 steel at 600°C using impression creep testing.

Polymer powder bed fusion surface texture measurement (2020)
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de Pastre, M., Thompson, A., Quinsat, Y., Albajez, J. A., Senin, N., & Leach, R. K. (2020). Polymer powder bed fusion surface texture measurement. Measurement Science and Technology, 31(5), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/ab63b1

Polymer laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) surfaces can be challenging to measure. These surfaces comprise complex features including undercuts, deep recesses, step-like transitions, a large range of measurement scales and unfavourable optically material... Read More about Polymer powder bed fusion surface texture measurement.

Refinement of the grain structure of additive manufactured titanium alloys via epitaxial recrystallization enabled by rapid heat treatment (2020)
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Zou, Z., Simonelli, M., Katrib, J., Dimitrakis, G., & Hague, R. (2020). Refinement of the grain structure of additive manufactured titanium alloys via epitaxial recrystallization enabled by rapid heat treatment. Scripta Materialia, 180, 66-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.01.027

The coarse prior-β grain structure in titanium alloys produced by additive manufacturing is associated to mechanical anisotropy and limited fatigue life. Here we report a novel methodology to refine such structure by rapid heat treatment of Ti-6Al-4V... Read More about Refinement of the grain structure of additive manufactured titanium alloys via epitaxial recrystallization enabled by rapid heat treatment.

Lens aberration compensation in interference microscopy (2020)
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Su, R., Thomas, M., Liu, M., Drs, J., Bellouard, Y., Pruss, C., …Leach, R. (2020). Lens aberration compensation in interference microscopy. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 128, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2020.106015

Emergence of products that feature functional surfaces with complex geometries, such as freeform optics in consumer electronics and augmented reality and virtual reality, requires high-accuracy non-contact surface measurement. However, large discrepa... Read More about Lens aberration compensation in interference microscopy.