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Synergistic effects of hybrid conductive nanofillers on the performance of 3D printed highly elastic strain sensors (2019)
Journal Article
Xiang, D., Zhang, X., Harkin-Jones, E., Zhu, W., Zhou, Z., Shen, Y., …Wang, P. (2019). Synergistic effects of hybrid conductive nanofillers on the performance of 3D printed highly elastic strain sensors. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 129, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105730

In this work, thermoplastic polyurethane based conductive polymer composites containing carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were used to fabricate highly elastic strain sensors via fused deposition modeling. The print... Read More about Synergistic effects of hybrid conductive nanofillers on the performance of 3D printed highly elastic strain sensors.

Laser Induced Phased Arrays (LIPA) to detect nested features in additively manufactured components (2019)
Journal Article
Pieris, D., Stratoudaki, T., Javadi, Y., Lukacs, P., Catchpole-Smith, S., Wilcox, P. D., …Clark, M. (2020). Laser Induced Phased Arrays (LIPA) to detect nested features in additively manufactured components. Materials and Design, 187, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2019.108412

© 2019 The Authors. Additive manufacturing (AM) has the capability to build complex parts with internal features, which have many advantages over conventionally manufactured parts. This makes AM an alternative for advanced manufacturing sectors. AM c... Read More about Laser Induced Phased Arrays (LIPA) to detect nested features in additively manufactured components.

Defect-assisted high photoconductive UV-VIS gain in perovskite-decorated graphene transistors (2019)
Journal Article
Cottam, N. D., Zhang, C., Turyanska, L., Eaves, L., Kudrynskyi, Z., Vdovin, E. E., …Makarovsky, O. (2020). Defect-assisted high photoconductive UV-VIS gain in perovskite-decorated graphene transistors. ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 2, 147-154. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.9b00664

Recent progress in the synthesis of high stability inorganic perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) has led to their increasing use in broadband photodetectors. These NCs are of particular interest for the UV range as they have the potential to extend the wav... Read More about Defect-assisted high photoconductive UV-VIS gain in perovskite-decorated graphene transistors.

Simulation of the forming process for curved composite sandwich panels (2019)
Journal Article
Chen, S., McGregor, O. L., Endruweit, A., Harper, L. T., & Warrior, N. A. (2019). Simulation of the forming process for curved composite sandwich panels. International Journal of Material Forming, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12289-019-01520-4

© 2019, The Author(s). For affordable high-volume manufacture of sandwich panels with complex curvature and varying thickness, fabric skins and a core structure are simultaneously press-formed using a set of matched tools. A finite-element-based proc... Read More about Simulation of the forming process for curved composite sandwich panels.

Surrogate Thermal Model for Power Electronic Modules using Artificial Neural Network (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Xu, Z., Gao, Y., Wang, X., Tao, X., & Xu, Q. (2019). Surrogate Thermal Model for Power Electronic Modules using Artificial Neural Network. In IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2019.8927494

Virtual prototyping of power electronic modules aims to allow rapid evaluation of potential designs without building and testing physical prototypes. Among the interests in thermal models of the virtual modules, process of compact thermal models need... Read More about Surrogate Thermal Model for Power Electronic Modules using Artificial Neural Network.

Partial safety factors for prestressed concrete girders strengthened with CFRP laminates (2019)
Journal Article
Dias-da-Costa, D., Neves, L. A. C., Gomes, S., Graça-e-Costa, R., Hadigheh, S. A., & Fernandes, P. (2020). Partial safety factors for prestressed concrete girders strengthened with CFRP laminates. Journal of Composites for Construction, 24(1), https://doi.org/10.1061...%29CC.1943-5614.0000993

This paper provides a framework for the calibration of partial safety factors in prestressed concrete (PC) girders strengthened in flexure with carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminates. A hybrid approach was proposed to take advantage of comp... Read More about Partial safety factors for prestressed concrete girders strengthened with CFRP laminates.

Investigating the impact of copper leaching on combustion characteristics and particulate emissions in HPCR diesel engines (2019)
Journal Article
La Rocca, A., Ferrante, A., Haffner-Staton, E., Cairns, A., Weilhard, A., Sans, V., …Laforgia, D. (2020). Investigating the impact of copper leaching on combustion characteristics and particulate emissions in HPCR diesel engines. Fuel, 263, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2019.116719

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Copper leaching in diesel fuel and its impact on combustion and emission characteristics of a Direct Injection High Pressure Common Rail (DI HPCR) diesel engine was investigated. This work was performed using a single cylinder Ric... Read More about Investigating the impact of copper leaching on combustion characteristics and particulate emissions in HPCR diesel engines.

Effects of rotation angle and metal foam on natural convection of nanofluids in a cavity under an adjustable magnetic field (2019)
Journal Article
Qi, C., Tang, J., Ding, Z., Yan, Y., Guo, L., & Ma, Y. (2019). Effects of rotation angle and metal foam on natural convection of nanofluids in a cavity under an adjustable magnetic field. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 109, https://doi.org/10.1016...asstransfer.2019.104349

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd To investigate the natural convection heat transfer of Fe3O4-water nanofluids in a rectangular cavity under an adjustable magnetic field, two experimental systems are established. Meanwhile, several factors, such as nanoparticle m... Read More about Effects of rotation angle and metal foam on natural convection of nanofluids in a cavity under an adjustable magnetic field.

Clinical Scene Segmentation with Tiny Datasets (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Smith, T. J., Sharkey, D., Crowe, J., & Valstar, M. (2020). Clinical Scene Segmentation with Tiny Datasets. In 2019 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision Workshop (ICCVW)https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCVW.2019.00203

Many clinical procedures could benefit from automatic scene segmentation and subsequent action recognition. Using Convolutional Neural Networks to semantically segment meaningful parts of an image or video is still an unsolved problem. This becomes e... Read More about Clinical Scene Segmentation with Tiny Datasets.

Reduced Order Lumped Parameter Thermal Network for Dual Three-Phase Permanent Magnet Machines (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Giangrande, P., Madonna, V., Nuzzo, S., Spagnolo, C., Gerada, C., & Galea, M. (2019). Reduced Order Lumped Parameter Thermal Network for Dual Three-Phase Permanent Magnet Machines. In Proceedings 2019 IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis (WEMDCD), (71-76). https://doi.org/10.1109/WEMDCD.2019.8887772

© 2019 IEEE. In recent years, electrical machines are employed in an ever-increasing number of safety-critical applications, which require high power density, along with a demanding level of reliability and/or fault-tolerance capability. Multi-phase... Read More about Reduced Order Lumped Parameter Thermal Network for Dual Three-Phase Permanent Magnet Machines.

Refined assessment and comparison of airtightness measurement of an indoor chamber using the blower door and Pulse methods (2019)
Conference Proceeding
ZHENG, X., Smith, L., Moring, A., & Wood, C. (2019). Refined assessment and comparison of airtightness measurement of an indoor chamber using the blower door and Pulse methods. In The Proceedings of the 40th AIVC - 8th TightVent - 6th venticool Conference: "From energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate - 40 years of AIVC"

Previous studies have compared the airtightness measurement of test enclosures utilising both the novel Pulse technique and the conventional blower door method. Discrepancies between results of the two test methods were observed and it was concluded... Read More about Refined assessment and comparison of airtightness measurement of an indoor chamber using the blower door and Pulse methods.

Impact of Serum Source on Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Osteogenic Differentiation in Culture (2019)
Journal Article
Popov, A., Scotchford, C., Grant, D., & Sottile, V. (2019). Impact of Serum Source on Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Osteogenic Differentiation in Culture. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(20), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20205051

Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) show promise for musculoskeletal repair applications. Animal-derived serum is extensively used for MSC culture as a source of nutrients, extracellular matrix proteins and growth factors. However, the routine use of... Read More about Impact of Serum Source on Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Osteogenic Differentiation in Culture.

Optimal Ultrasonic Sensor Configuration Based on Value of Information (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Cantero-Chinchilla, S., Chiachío, J., & Chiachío, M. (2019). Optimal Ultrasonic Sensor Configuration Based on Value of Information. In Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference, 2707-2713. https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-11-2724-3_+0221-cd

Optimal sensor configuration has been proven to be essential in the design of structural health monitoring systems. Its impact in maintenance-related actions in an economic and safety-related way has motivated many authors to investigate this complex... Read More about Optimal Ultrasonic Sensor Configuration Based on Value of Information.

Nuclear Facilities and Cyber Threats (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Tolo, S., & Andrews, J. (2019). Nuclear Facilities and Cyber Threats. In M. Beer, & E. Zio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019). https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-11-2724-3_0966-cd

The exponential growth of digital technologies experienced in the last decades has shaped contemporary societies so thoroughly to earn the definition of digital revolution or third industrial revolution. Along with the penetration rate of digital tec... Read More about Nuclear Facilities and Cyber Threats.

Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa (2019)
Journal Article
Stevens, L., Santangelo, E., Muzee, K., Clifford, M., & Jewitt, S. (2020). Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa. Development in Practice, 30(1), 37-51. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2019.1658717

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 about Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa.

Automated characterisation of multi-view fringe projection system for three- dimensional measurement of additively manufactured parts (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Leach, R. K., Shaheen, A., Piano, S., Sims-Waterhouse, D., & Bointon, P. (2019). Automated characterisation of multi-view fringe projection system for three- dimensional measurement of additively manufactured parts

Digital fringe projection is a non-contact method that is widely used for the dimensional characterisation of complex manufactured parts. However, single camera-projector fringe projection systems struggle to acquire the full three-dimensional point... Read More about Automated characterisation of multi-view fringe projection system for three- dimensional measurement of additively manufactured parts.

Metaheuristic optimisation of sound absorption performance of multilayered porous materials (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Ramamoorthy, V. T., Özcan, E., Parkes, A. J., Luc, J., & Bécot, F. (2019). Metaheuristic optimisation of sound absorption performance of multilayered porous materials. In Proceedings of the ICA 2019 and EAA Euroregio 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, integrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019 9 - 13 September 2019, Aachen, Germany. , (3213-3220)

The optimization of multilayered-sound-packaging is a challenging task which involves searching the best/op-timal settings for a number of acoustic parameters. The search space size becomes too large to handle by brute force, as the number of those p... Read More about Metaheuristic optimisation of sound absorption performance of multilayered porous materials.


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