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Resolution enhancement for topography measurement of high-dynamic-range surfaces via image fusion (2018)
Journal Article
Wang, J., Su, R., Leach, R., Lu, W., Zhou, L., & Jiang, X. (2018). Resolution enhancement for topography measurement of high-dynamic-range surfaces via image fusion. Optics Express, 26(26), 34805-34819. doi:10.1364/OE.26.034805

In this paper, we introduce a method and algorithm for resolution enhancement of low-resolution surface topography data by fusing it with corresponding high-resolution intensity images. This fusion is carried out by linking the three-dimensional topo... Read More

Influences of the mixed LiCl-CaCl 2 liquid desiccant solution on a membrane-based dehumidification system: parametric analysis and mixing ratio selection (2018)
Journal Article
Bai, H., Zhu, J., Chu, J., Chen, X., Cui, Y., & Yan, Y. (2019). Influences of the mixed LiCl-CaCl 2 liquid desiccant solution on a membrane-based dehumidification system: parametric analysis and mixing ratio selection. Energy and Buildings, 183, 592-606. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.11.038

The membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidification system has high energy efficiency without the traditional liquid system carry-over problem. The performance of such a system strongly depends on solution's temperature and concentration, which have... Read More

Synthesis of methacrylate-terminated block copolymers with reduced transesterification by controlled ring-opening polymerization (2018)
Journal Article
Ruiz-Cantu, L. A., Pearce, A. K., Burroughs, L., Bennett, T. M., Vasey, C. E., Wildman, R., …Taresco, V. (2019). Synthesis of methacrylate-terminated block copolymers with reduced transesterification by controlled ring-opening polymerization. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 220(2), doi:10.1002/macp.201800459

This work presents a robust method to achieve the synthesis of low molecular weight polyesters 26 via ring-opening polymerization (ROP) initiated by 2-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate (HEMA) 27 when using triazabicyclodecene (TBD) as catalyst. The effect th... Read More

Possible benefits of capillary flow glazing in translucent wall elements (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Nestle, N., Pulbere, S., & Alston, M. (2018). Possible benefits of capillary flow glazing in translucent wall elements. In N/a

In many cases, artificial lighting and cooling are the two main factors for energy consumption in office buildings. This is even true for fully glazed buildings where directly transmitted natural light often needs to be controlled by shading in order... Read More

Passive adaptive façades: examples from COST TU1403 Working Group 1 (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Mazzucchelli, E. S., Romano, R., Aelenei, L., Da, M., Gomes, G., Karlessi, T., …Aelenei, D. (2018). Passive adaptive façades: examples from COST TU1403 Working Group 1. In N/a

Buildings often adopt strategies based on the integration of solutions and technologies in façades capable of changing their behaviour in time to improve energy efficiency and comfort. Considering that the envelope is the main parameter that influenc... Read More

The mechanical property, degradation and cytocompatibility analysis of novel phosphate glass fibre textile (2018)
Journal Article
Zhu, C., Ahmed, I., Parsons, A., Liu, J., & Liu, X. (2018). The mechanical property, degradation and cytocompatibility analysis of novel phosphate glass fibre textile. Textile Research Journal, doi:10.1177/0040517518809052

Phosphate glass fibres have been widely considered as potential biomedical materials for the orthopedical application due to full degradability and excellent cytocompatibility. In this study, phosphate based glass fibres were drawn from the glass sys... Read More

Experimental investigation of nanoparticles concentration, boiler temperature and flow rate on flow boiling of zinc bromide and acetone solution in a rectangular duct (2018)
Journal Article
Mohammed, H. I., Giddings, D., & Walker, G. S. (2019). Experimental investigation of nanoparticles concentration, boiler temperature and flow rate on flow boiling of zinc bromide and acetone solution in a rectangular duct. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 130, 710-721. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.10.115

Despite the increase in heat transfer properties of nano-fluids, they are not currently used in vapour absorption refrigeration systems (VARS), and there is little literature on the flow boiling behaviour of concentrated salt solutions with nano-part... Read More

Stochastic electromagnetic field propagation: measurement and modelling (2018)
Journal Article
Gradoni, G., Russer, J., Baharuddin, M. H., Haider, M., Russer, P., Smartt, C., … Thomas, D. W. (2018). Stochastic electromagnetic field propagation: measurement and modelling. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 376, doi:10.1098/rsta.2017.0455. ISSN 1364-503X

This paper reviews recent progress in the measurement and modelling of stochastic electromagnetic fields, focusing on propagation approaches based on Wigner functions and the method of moments technique. The respective propagation methods are exempli... Read More

Comparison of truck fuel consumption measurements with results of existing models and implications for road pavement LCA (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Perrotta, F., Parry, T., Neves, L. C., Buckland, T., Benbow, E., & Viner, H. (2018). Comparison of truck fuel consumption measurements with results of existing models and implications for road pavement LCA

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is increasingly used to evaluate the impact of all lifecycle phases of road pavements on the environment. From the late ‘90s, this technique has continuously evolved and improved, however, there are still limitations and u... Read More

An innovative method for the assessment of thermal comfort and resilience in social housing (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Gomez De Leon, A. B., Rodrigues, L., Gillott, M., & Calautit, J. (2018). An innovative method for the assessment of thermal comfort and resilience in social housing. In N/a

Thermal evaluation of building envelopes is useful to approach efficient solutions for energy savings. Meteorological parameters represent an important role for this analysis. Future climate scenarios are considered to study climate behavior to provi... Read More

Methane transport in agricultural soil after injection of isotopically-enriched methane in the sub-surface (2018)
Journal Article
Shaw, G., Atkinson, B., Meredith, W., Snape, C., Lever, D., & Hoch, A. (2018). Methane transport in agricultural soil after injection of isotopically-enriched methane in the sub-surface. Scientific Data, 5, (180208). doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.208

Small quantities of radioactive methane (14CH4) may be released over prolonged periods from geological disposal facilities for radioactive waste. The impact of this release depends on the capacity of soil to oxidise 14CH4 to 14CO2 during transport fr... Read More

In-process tool wear prediction system based on machine learning techniques and force analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Gouarir, A., Martínez-Arellano, G., Terrazas, G., Benardos, P., & Ratchev, S. (2018). In-process tool wear prediction system based on machine learning techniques and force analysis. Procedia CIRP, 77, 501-504. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2018.08.253

This paper presents an in-process tool wear prediction system, which uses a force sensor to monitor the progression of the tool flank wear and machine learning (ML), more specifically, a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) as a method to predict tool... Read More

Alternative-fuel station network design under impact of station failures (2018)
Journal Article
Tran, T. H., & Nguyen, T. B. T. (2018). Alternative-fuel station network design under impact of station failures. Annals of Operations Research, doi:10.1007/s10479-018-3054-1. ISSN 0254-5330

In this paper, we have formulated a mixed-integer non-linear programming model for alternative-fuel station location problem in which each station can fail with a site-specific probability. The model aims to maximise the total expected traffic volume... Read More

Solar-powered Stirling engine: past, present, and future (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Hafez, A., Khodary, A., & Hamed, A. (2018, September). Solar-powered Stirling engine: past, present, and future. Presented at 5th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2018)

GNSS trajectory anomaly detection using similarity comparison methods for pedestrian navigation (2018)
Journal Article
Peltola, P., Xiao, J., Moore, T., Jiménez, A., & Seco, F. (2018). GNSS trajectory anomaly detection using similarity comparison methods for pedestrian navigation. Sensors, 18(9), doi:10.3390/s18093165

The urban setting is a challenging environment for GNSS receivers. Multipath and other anomalies typically increase the positioning error of the receiver. Moreover, the error estimate of the position is often unreliable. In this study, we detect GNSS... Read More

Experimental investigation of the effect of magnetic field on vapour absorption rate of LiBr+H2O nanofluid (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Wu, S., & Rincon Ortiz, C. (2018). Experimental investigation of the effect of magnetic field on vapour absorption rate of LiBr+H2O nanofluid. In N/a

This paper reports an experimental study on the vapour absorption process with an aqueous lithium bromide solution based nanofluid. It is a comparison study to investigate the effect of the nanofluid (base fluid + nanopowders) and the nanofluid under... Read More

A methodology for railway track maintenance modelling using Plausible Petri nets (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Chiachio, M., Chiachio, J., Prescott, D., & Andrews, J. (2018, September). A methodology for railway track maintenance modelling using Plausible Petri nets. Paper presented at Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management PSAM 14, Los Angeles, USA

This paper proposes a new mathematical methodology to model expert systems with the ability to sequentially learn from data. To this end, the Plausible Petri nets (PPNs) methodology, first developed in M. Chiachío et al. [Proceedings of the Future Te... Read More

Combining continuous flow oscillatory baffled reactors and microwave heating: process intensification and accelerated synthesis of metal-organic frameworks (2018)
Journal Article
Laybourn, A., López-Fernández, A. M., Thomas-Hillman, I., Katrib, J., Lewis, W., Dodds, C., …Kingman, S. W. (2018). Combining continuous flow oscillatory baffled reactors and microwave heating: process intensification and accelerated synthesis of metal-organic frameworks. Chemical Engineering Journal, doi:10.1016/j.cej.2018.09.011. ISSN 1385-8947

We have constructed a continuous flow oscillatory baffled reactor (CF-OBR) equipped with a homogeneous and controllable microwave applicator in an entirely novel design. This affords a new route to chemical production incorporating many of the princi... Read More

Surface defects repairing of sprayed Ca-P coating by the microwave-hydrothermal method (2018)
Journal Article
Su, Y., Li, K., Hou, X., & He, S. (2018). Surface defects repairing of sprayed Ca-P coating by the microwave-hydrothermal method. Ceramics International, 44(17), (21699-21709). doi:10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.08.258. ISSN 0272-8842

The increasing interest in decreasing the surface defects of sprayed Ca-P coating deposited on carbon/carbon (C/C) composites to enhance the bonding strength, bioactivity and corrosion resistance of the coating is justified by the growing evidence of... Read More