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Clean-in-place monitoring of different food fouling materials using ultrasonic measurements (2019)
Journal Article
Escrig, J., Woolley, E., Rangappa, S., Simeone, A., & Watson, N. (2019). Clean-in-place monitoring of different food fouling materials using ultrasonic measurements. Food Control, 104, 358-366. doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.05.013

Clean-in-Place is an autonomous technique used to clean the internal surfaces of processing equipment in the food and drink sector. However, these systems clean for a longer time than required with negative economic and environmental impacts. In th... Read More

A Function-Behaviour-Structure design methodology for adaptive production systems (2019)
Journal Article
Sanderson, D., Chaplin, J. C., & Ratchev, S. (2019). A Function-Behaviour-Structure design methodology for adaptive production systems. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s00170-019-03823-x

Adaptive production systems are a key trend in modern advanced manufacturing. This stems from the requirement for the system to respond to disruption , either in the form of product changes or changes to other operational parameters. The design and r... Read More

Flow control over a circular cylinder using virtual moving surface boundary-layer control (2019)
Journal Article
Zhang, X., Choi, K., Huang, Y., & Li, H. (in press). Flow control over a circular cylinder using virtual moving surface boundary-layer control. Experiments in Fluids,

Flow control study of a circular cylinder is carried out using symmetric dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma actuators at the Reynolds number of 10,000. Here, two symmetric DBD plasma actuators are located at the top and bottom of the circular... Read More

Mid-frequency band gap performance of sandwich composites with unconventional core geometries (2019)
Journal Article
Ampatzidis, T., & Chronopoulos, D. (2019). Mid-frequency band gap performance of sandwich composites with unconventional core geometries. Composite Structures, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.110914

In this work novel unconventional core architectures are presented which are able to induce flexural band gaps while not being detrimental for structural bending stiffness of the sandwich structures. Two different core schemes are examined with both... Read More

Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa (2019)
Journal Article
Stevens, L., Santangelo, E., Muzee, K., Clifford, M., & Jewitt, S. (in press). Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa. Development in Practice,

The East African region has been a hub for the development and marketing of improved cookstoves from the 1980s. However, there are differences in the rates of uptake of stoves between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. To investigate, we use a participatory... Read More

Young adults' attitudes to sharing whole-genome sequencing information: a university-based survey (2019)
Journal Article
Stringer, P., Sharples, S., Thomson, B. J., & Garibaldi, J. M. (2019). Young adults' attitudes to sharing whole-genome sequencing information: a university-based survey. BMC Medical Genomics, 12, doi:10.1186/s12920-019-0499-2

Background Genomic services are increasingly accessible to young adults starting their independent lives with responsibility for their self-care, yet their attitudes to sharing genomic information remain under-researched. This study explored attitud... Read More

Clinical effectiveness and cost minimisation model of Alpha-Stim cranial electrotherapy stimulation in treatment seeking patients with moderate to severe generalised anxiety disorder (2019)
Journal Article
Morriss, R., Xydopoulos, G., Craven, M., Price, L., & Fordham, R. (2019). Clinical effectiveness and cost minimisation model of Alpha-Stim cranial electrotherapy stimulation in treatment seeking patients with moderate to severe generalised anxiety disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.020

Uncertainties in pressurized thermal shock analyses (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Niffenegger, M., Garrido, O. C., Mora, D., Qian, G., Mukin, R., Sharabi, M., …Niceno, B. (in press). Uncertainties in pressurized thermal shock analyses. In Proceedings of the ASME 2019 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference PVP2019

Integrity assessment of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) can be performed either by deterministic fracture mechanics (DFM) or/and by probabilistic fracture mechanics (PFM) analyses. In European countries and Switzerland, only DFM analyses are required... Read More

The effect of frequency on both the debris and the development of the tribologically transformed structure during fretting wear of a high strength steel (2019)
Journal Article
Kirk, A. M., Shipway, P. H., Sun, W., & Bennett, C. J. (2019). The effect of frequency on both the debris and the development of the tribologically transformed structure during fretting wear of a high strength steel. Wear, 426-427(Part A), 694-703. doi:10.1016/j.wear.2018.12.035

It is well established that damage to the first bodies in fretting wear gives rise to a hard and brittle tribologically transformed structure (TTS) which can influence both wear and fatigue. While the existence and significance of TTS has been establ... Read More

Gas rising through a large diameter column of very viscous liquid: flow patterns and their dynamic characteristics (2019)
Journal Article
Hasan, A. H., Mohammed, S. K., Pioli, L., Hewakandamby, B. N., & Azzopardi, B. J. (2019). Gas rising through a large diameter column of very viscous liquid: flow patterns and their dynamic characteristics. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 116, 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2019.04.001

Gas-liquid flows are affected strongly by both the liquid and gas properties and the pipe diameter, which control features and the stability of flow patterns and their transitions. For this reason, empirical models describing the flow dynamics can be... Read More

Accounting for differing perspectives and values: the rail industry (2019)
Book Chapter
RYAN, B. (in press). Accounting for differing perspectives and values: the rail industry. In Human and Organizational Factors: Practices and Strategies for a Changing WorldSpringer

This chapter reflects on how researchers have worked in differ-ent ways with industry in five research projects, investigating and imple-menting solutions for problems related to human and organisational fac-tors (HOF). Three observations are present... Read More

Numerical study on inertial effects on liquid-vapor flow using lattice Boltzmann method (2019)
Journal Article
Lei, S., Shi, Y., Yan, Y., & Zhang, X. (2019). Numerical study on inertial effects on liquid-vapor flow using lattice Boltzmann method. Energy Procedia, 160, 428-435. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.177

Liquid-vapor flow in porous media is studied in this article. To fulfill this goal, a double-distribution-function lattice Boltzmann (LB) model is proposed based on the separate-phase governing equations at the representative elementary volume (REV)... Read More

Synthesis of microcapsules for carbon capture via needle-based droplet microfluidics (2019)
Journal Article
Yew, M., Ren, Y., Koh, K. S., Sun, C., Snape, C., & Yan, Y. (2019). Synthesis of microcapsules for carbon capture via needle-based droplet microfluidics. Energy Procedia, 160, 443-450. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.179

“Off-the-shelf” devices have attracted much consideration lately, especially in emulsions production in droplet-based microfluidics. While many simple and cost-effective designs have been proposed and demonstrated, the functionability of these purpor... Read More

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