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Sensorless Control of a Fault-tolerant Multi-level PMSM Drive (2018)
Journal Article
Saleh, K., & Sumner, M. (2018). Sensorless Control of a Fault-tolerant Multi-level PMSM Drive. TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication, Computing, Electronics and Control), 16(6), 2930-2942

This paper presents a new technique to track the saliency position in a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) post a single phase open-circuit fault. The PMSM is driven by a fault-tolerant multi-level inverter that is utilized to implement a faul... Read More about Sensorless Control of a Fault-tolerant Multi-level PMSM Drive.

Deployment of a distributed multi-agent architecture for transformable assembly (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Chaplin, J. C., & Ratchev, S. (2018). Deployment of a distributed multi-agent architecture for transformable assembly. In Precision assembly in the digital age, 15-28. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05931-6_2

Industry 4.0 represents a new philosophy in manufacturing systems, based on networked, intelligent, and cooperative resources. This revolution is necessary to make the cost-effective production of batch-size-of-one customised items in high-value manu... Read More about Deployment of a distributed multi-agent architecture for transformable assembly.

A Low-Cost Automated Fastener Painting Method Based on Machine Vision (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Zhao, R., Drouot, A., Griffin, J., Crossley, R., & Ratchev, S. (2019). A Low-Cost Automated Fastener Painting Method Based on Machine Vision. In S. Ratchev (Ed.), Precision Assembly in the Digital Age: 8th IFIP WG 5.5 International Precision Assembly Seminar, IPAS 2018, Chamonix, France, January 14—16, 2018, Revised Selected Papers, 92-100. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05931-6_9

Fastener painting of aerospace structures, in particular legacy products , relies heavily on the skill or rather craftsmanship of the human operator. This process is time-consuming while automated operations with industrial robots can be a more effic... Read More about A Low-Cost Automated Fastener Painting Method Based on Machine Vision.

Bond behavior degradation between FRP and masonry under aggressive environmental conditions (2018)
Journal Article
Ramirez, R., Maljaee, H., Ghiassi, B., Lourenço, P. B., & Oliveira, D. V. (2018). Bond behavior degradation between FRP and masonry under aggressive environmental conditions. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 26(1), 6-14. doi:10.1080/15376494.2018.1534164

Application of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) as external reinforcement for masonry structures has been found to be a promising technique, but the long-term behavior of such systems still needs attention. This study presents an overview of the expe... Read More about Bond behavior degradation between FRP and masonry under aggressive environmental conditions.

Comprehensive design optimization of a wind power converter using SiC technology (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Hussein, A., & Castellazzi, A. (2018). Comprehensive design optimization of a wind power converter using SiC technology. In 2018 International Conference on Smart Grid (icSmartGrid)doi:10.1109/isgwcp.2018.8634431

This paper proposes the joint electro-magnetic and electro-thermal design optimization of a three-phase two-level voltage-source inverter, referring to the specific operational conditions of wind power conversion applications. The reference power lev... Read More about Comprehensive design optimization of a wind power converter using SiC technology.

SiC-based Triple Active Bridge Converter for Shipboard Micro-grid Applications with Efficient Energy Storage (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, Z., & Castellazzi, A. (2018). SiC-based Triple Active Bridge Converter for Shipboard Micro-grid Applications with Efficient Energy Storage. doi:10.1109/isgwcp.2018.8634456

Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET power module has became commercially available in the past few years, and it is attractive in dual/triple active bridge converters to replace conventional Si-IGBTs. The capability to connect with the energy storage system... Read More about SiC-based Triple Active Bridge Converter for Shipboard Micro-grid Applications with Efficient Energy Storage.

Towards a cloud-based analytics framework for assembly systems (2018)
Book Chapter
Terrazas, G., de Silva, L., & Ratchev, S. (2018). Towards a cloud-based analytics framework for assembly systems. In S. Ratchev (Ed.), Precision assembly in the digital age: 8th IFIP WG5.5 International Precision Assembly Seminar, IPAS 2108, Chamonix, France, January 14-16, 2018: revised selected papers, 134-141. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05931-6_13

Advanced digitalization together with the rise of cloud technologies is a key enabler for a fundamental paradigm shift known as Industry 4.0 which pro-poses the integration of the new generation of ICT solutions for the monitoring, adaptation, simula... Read More about Towards a cloud-based analytics framework for assembly systems.

Aerospace assembly gap measurement using low cost smart tools with machine vision (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Crossley, R., & Ratchev, S. (2019). Aerospace assembly gap measurement using low cost smart tools with machine vision. In S. Ratchev (Ed.), Precision Assembly in the Digital Age: 8th IFIP WG 5.5 International Precision Assembly Seminar, IPAS 2018, Chamonix, France, January 14—16, 2018, Revised Selected Papers, 158-168. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05931-6_15

This paper details the conversion of mature machine vision technology from a fixed position automation line based device to a handheld technology and addresses the problems associated with maintaining a consistent camera distance and light source by... Read More about Aerospace assembly gap measurement using low cost smart tools with machine vision.

Pb(II) removal using carbon adsorbents prepared by hybrid heating system: Understanding the microwave heating by dielectric characterization and numerical simulation (2018)
Journal Article
Durán-Jiménez, G., Hernández-Montoya, V., Oyarzun, J. R., Montes-Morán, M. Á., & Binner, E. (2019). Pb(II) removal using carbon adsorbents prepared by hybrid heating system: Understanding the microwave heating by dielectric characterization and numerical simulation. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 277, 663-671. doi:10.1016/j.molliq.2018.12.143

This work studies the effect of microwaves in the synthesis of carbon adsorbents using pecan nutshell biomass as a precursor in a hybrid multimode microwave cavity avoiding the utilization of chemical activation or susceptors. The dielectric properti... Read More about Pb(II) removal using carbon adsorbents prepared by hybrid heating system: Understanding the microwave heating by dielectric characterization and numerical simulation.

Optimal Utilization of Combined Double Layer and Nernstian Charging of Activated Carbon Electrodes in Aqueous Halide Supercapattery through Capacitance Unequalization (2018)
Journal Article
Akinwolemiwa, B., Wei, C., Yang, Q., Yu, L., Xia, L., Hu, D., …Chen, G. Z. (2018). Optimal Utilization of Combined Double Layer and Nernstian Charging of Activated Carbon Electrodes in Aqueous Halide Supercapattery through Capacitance Unequalization. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165(16), A4067-A4076. doi:10.1149/2.0031902jes

Charge storage through electric double layer (EDL) charging of activated carbon (AC) and redox reactions of iodide and bromide ions in aqueous electrolytes and at the AC | electrolyte interface has been investigated by cyclic voltammetry and galvanos... Read More about Optimal Utilization of Combined Double Layer and Nernstian Charging of Activated Carbon Electrodes in Aqueous Halide Supercapattery through Capacitance Unequalization.

Systems Theoretic Accident Model and Process (STAMP) applied to a Royal Navy Hawk jet missile simulation exercise (2018)
Journal Article
Stanton, N. A., Allison, C. K., & Harvey, C. (2019). Systems Theoretic Accident Model and Process (STAMP) applied to a Royal Navy Hawk jet missile simulation exercise. Safety Science, 113, 461-471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.12.020

The Royal Navy uses Hawk jets to simulate sea-skimming missile attacks against vessels as part of their training regulations. To best achieve these goals, pilots of the Hawk are required to fly at approximately 50 feet above sea level to accurately m... Read More about Systems Theoretic Accident Model and Process (STAMP) applied to a Royal Navy Hawk jet missile simulation exercise.

Energy and exergy analysis of fuel cells: a review (2018)
Journal Article
Arshad, A., Ali, H. M., Habib, A., Bashir, M. A., Jabbal, M., & Yan, Y. (2019). Energy and exergy analysis of fuel cells: a review. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 9, 308-321. doi:10.1016/j.tsep.2018.12.008

In this paper, the fundamental overview of theoretical and practical aspects of thermodynamics analysis for mainly used fuel cells (FCs) are presented. The FC converts the chemical energy of fuel (normally hydrogen) directly into electrical energy re... Read More about Energy and exergy analysis of fuel cells: a review.

Current-Fed Isolated DC/DC Converter for Future Aerospace Microgrids (2018)
Journal Article
Tarisciotti, L., Costabeber, A., Chen, L., Walker, A., & Galea, M. (2019). Current-Fed Isolated DC/DC Converter for Future Aerospace Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 55(3), 2823-2832. doi:10.1109/tia.2018.2889845

High-performance power conversion equipment is currently gaining an increasing interest for aircraft applications. In particular, isolated bidirectional dc/dc converters are often proposed for modern aircraft distribution systems. A current-fed isola... Read More about Current-Fed Isolated DC/DC Converter for Future Aerospace Microgrids.

Meso-scale modelling of 3D woven composite T-joints with weave variations (2018)
Journal Article
Yan, S., Zeng, X., & Long, A. (2019). Meso-scale modelling of 3D woven composite T-joints with weave variations. Composites Science and Technology, 171, 171-179. doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2018.12.024

A meso-scale modelling framework is proposed to simulate the 3D woven fibre architectures and the mechanical performance of the composite T-joints, subjected to quasi-static tensile pull-off loading. The proposed method starts with building the reali... Read More about Meso-scale modelling of 3D woven composite T-joints with weave variations.

A robust Bayesian methodology for damage localization in plate-like structures using ultrasonic guided-waves (2018)
Journal Article
Cantero-Chinchilla, S., Chiachío, M., Chiachío, J., Chronopoulos, D., & Jones, A. (2019). A robust Bayesian methodology for damage localization in plate-like structures using ultrasonic guided-waves. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 122, 192-205. doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2018.12.021

SHM methods for damage detection and localization in plate-like structures have typically relied on signal post-processing techniques applied to ultrasonic guided-waves. The time of flight is one of these signals features which has been extensively u... Read More about A robust Bayesian methodology for damage localization in plate-like structures using ultrasonic guided-waves.

Artificial Intelligence Aided Automated Design for Reliability of Power Electronic Systems (2018)
Journal Article
Dragicevic, T., Wheeler, P., & Blaabjerg, F. (2019). Artificial Intelligence Aided Automated Design for Reliability of Power Electronic Systems. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 34(8), 7161-7171. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2018.2883947

© 1986-2012 IEEE. This paper proposes a new methodology for automated design of power electronic systems realized through the use of artificial intelligence. Existing approaches do not consider the system's reliability as a performance metric or are... Read More about Artificial Intelligence Aided Automated Design for Reliability of Power Electronic Systems.

A reflection-mode fibre-optic sensor for breath carbon dioxide measurement in healthcare (2018)
Journal Article
Liu, L., Hao, F., Morgan, S. P., Correia, R., Norris, A., & Korposh, S. (2019). A reflection-mode fibre-optic sensor for breath carbon dioxide measurement in healthcare. Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research, 22, doi:10.1016/j.sbsr.2018.100254

A reflection-mode carbon dioxide (CO2) fibre optic sensor (FOS) is developed based on the colorimetric change of pH indicator dye thymol blue. The CO2 sensing film comprises thymol blue and tetramethylammonium hydroxide in the form of an ion pair dop... Read More about A reflection-mode fibre-optic sensor for breath carbon dioxide measurement in healthcare.

Understanding the effect of indoor air pollution on pneumonia in children under five in low and middle income countries: a systematic review of evidence (2018)
Journal Article
Adaji, E. E., Ekezie, W., Clifford, M., & Phalkey, R. (2019). Understanding the effect of indoor air pollution on pneumonia in children under five in low and middle income countries: a systematic review of evidence. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26(4), 3208–3225. doi:10.1007/s11356-018-3769-1

Background Exposure to indoor air pollution increases the risk of pneumonia in children, accounting for about a million deaths globally. This study investigates the individual effect of solid fuel, carbon monoxide (CO), black carbon (BC) and PM2.... Read More about Understanding the effect of indoor air pollution on pneumonia in children under five in low and middle income countries: a systematic review of evidence.

An investigation of lime addition to fuel as a countermeasure to bed agglomeration for the combustion of non-woody biomass fuels in a 20kWth bubbling fluidised bed combustor (2018)
Journal Article
Chi, H., Pans, M. A., Sun, C., & Liu, H. (2019). An investigation of lime addition to fuel as a countermeasure to bed agglomeration for the combustion of non-woody biomass fuels in a 20kWth bubbling fluidised bed combustor. Fuel, 240, 349-361. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2018.11.122

The unique fuel flexibility of fluidised bed system facilitates the combustion of low quality solid fuels such as agricultural residues, but may suffer from serious bed agglomeration problems especially when operating at the high end of the typical f... Read More about An investigation of lime addition to fuel as a countermeasure to bed agglomeration for the combustion of non-woody biomass fuels in a 20kWth bubbling fluidised bed combustor.

Plausible petri nets as self-adaptive expert systems: a tool for infrastructure asset monitoring (2018)
Journal Article
Chiachío, M., Chiachío, J., Prescott, D., & Andrews, J. (2019). Plausible petri nets as self-adaptive expert systems: a tool for infrastructure asset monitoring. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 34(4), 281-298. doi:10.1111/mice.12427

This paper provides a computational framework to model self-adaptive expert systems using the Petri net (PN) formalism. Self-adaptive expert systems are understood here as expert systems with the ability to autonomously learn from external inputs, li... Read More about Plausible petri nets as self-adaptive expert systems: a tool for infrastructure asset monitoring.