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A fully coupled computational framework for fluid pressurised crack evolution in porous media (2019)
Journal Article
Hardcastle, A., Mousavi Nezhad, M., Rezania, M., Tizani, W., & Gamage Ranjith, P. (2019). A fully coupled computational framework for fluid pressurised crack evolution in porous media. Journal of Porous Media, 22(8), 939-956. https://doi.org/10.1615/jpormedia.2019025665

This paper presents a computational framework for modelling hydraulic fracture on the basis of combining continuum porous media and damage theories. By considering the continuum as two separate domains of damaged and intact porous domains, model comp... Read More about A fully coupled computational framework for fluid pressurised crack evolution in porous media.

"It's small talk, jim, but not as we know it.": engendering trust through human-agent conversation in an autonomous, self-driving car (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., Clark, L., Burnett, G., Harrington, K., Luton, J., Thomas, P., & Bennett, P. (2019). "It's small talk, jim, but not as we know it.": engendering trust through human-agent conversation in an autonomous, self-driving car. In CUI '19 Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces Article No. 22https://doi.org/10.1145/3342775.3342789

The use of speech has been popularised as a human-vehicle interface in the automotive domain. While this is most often associated with alleviating concerns of driver distraction and cognitive load, the study explores whether the presence of conversat... Read More about "It's small talk, jim, but not as we know it.": engendering trust through human-agent conversation in an autonomous, self-driving car.

Comparison of transmission loss prediction using condensed equivalent plate models (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Uthayasuriyan, A., Chevillotte, F., Luc, J., Chronopoulos, D., & Gourdon, E. (2019). Comparison of transmission loss prediction using condensed equivalent plate models. 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, 273-280

Equivalent plate models are commonly used in order to simulate multilayer system as one single layer. This kind of approach enables for instance to reduce the mesh size and thus the number of degrees of freedom in finite element models. Usual condens... Read More about Comparison of transmission loss prediction using condensed equivalent plate models.

Lessons from Oz: design guidelines for automotive conversational user interfaces (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., Burnett, G., & Clark, L. (2019). Lessons from Oz: design guidelines for automotive conversational user interfaces. In AutomotiveUI '19: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications: Adjunct Proceedings, 335-340. https://doi.org/10.1145/3349263.3351314

This paper draws from literature and our experience of conducting Wizard-of-Oz (WoZ) studies using natural language, conversational user interfaces (CUIs) in the automotive domain. These studies have revealed positive effects of using in-vehicle CUIs... Read More about Lessons from Oz: design guidelines for automotive conversational user interfaces.

The use of free-space microwave non-destructive techniques: simulation of damage detection in carbon fibre reinforced composites (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Munalli, D., Dimitrakis, G., Chronopoulos, D., Greedy, S., & Long, A. (2019). The use of free-space microwave non-destructive techniques: simulation of damage detection in carbon fibre reinforced composites

Microwave non-destructive testing (MNDT) methods represent an effective solution in detecting defects within composite structures with relatively low electrical conductivity. They offer the advantage to overcome the problems of traditional NDT techni... Read More about The use of free-space microwave non-destructive techniques: simulation of damage detection in carbon fibre reinforced composites.

Protein Encapsulation of Experimental Anticancer Agents 5F 203 and Phortress: Towards Precision Drug Delivery (2019)
Journal Article
Breen, A. F., Scurr, D., Cassioli, M. L., Wells, G., Thomas, N. R., Zhang, J., …Bradshaw, T. D. (2019). Protein Encapsulation of Experimental Anticancer Agents 5F 203 and Phortress: Towards Precision Drug Delivery. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 14, 9525-9534. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S226293

Introduction: Advancment of novel anticancer drugs into clinic is frequently halted by their lack of solubility, reduced stability under physiological conditions, and non-specific uptake by normal tissues, causing systemic toxicity. Their progress to... Read More about Protein Encapsulation of Experimental Anticancer Agents 5F 203 and Phortress: Towards Precision Drug Delivery.

The Technical Challenges Facing the Integration of Small-Scale and Large-scale PV Systems into the Grid: A Critical Review (2019)
Journal Article
Alshahrani, A., Omer, S., Su, Y., Mohamed, E., & Alotaibi, S. (2019). The Technical Challenges Facing the Integration of Small-Scale and Large-scale PV Systems into the Grid: A Critical Review. Electronics, 8(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8121443

Decarbonisation, energy security and expanding energy access are the main driving forces behind the worldwide increasing attention in renewable energy. This paper focuses on the solar photovoltaic (PV) technology because, currently, it has the most a... Read More about The Technical Challenges Facing the Integration of Small-Scale and Large-scale PV Systems into the Grid: A Critical Review.

A Reference Specimen for Compaction Tests of Fiber Reinforcements (2019)
Journal Article
May, D., Kühn, F., Etchells, M., Fauster, E., Endruweit, A., & Lira, C. (in press). A Reference Specimen for Compaction Tests of Fiber Reinforcements. Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science,

Compaction behavior of textiles has a major influence on the outcome of various manufacturing processes for fiber reinforced polymer composites. Nevertheless, no standard exists up to date which specifies test methods or test rigs. A recent internati... Read More about A Reference Specimen for Compaction Tests of Fiber Reinforcements.

Review of defects in lattice structures manufactured by powder bed fusion (2019)
Journal Article
Echeta, I., Dutton, B., Feng, X., Leach, R., & Piano, S. (in press). Review of defects in lattice structures manufactured by powder bed fusion. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology,

Additively manufactured lattice structures are popular due to their desirable properties, such as high specific stiffness and high surface area, and are being explored for several applications including aerospace components, heat exchangers and biome... Read More about Review of defects in lattice structures manufactured by powder bed fusion.

Fish biowaste gelatin coated phosphate-glass fibres for wound-healing application (2019)
Journal Article
Sghayyar, H. N., Lim, S. S., Ahmed, I., Lai, J. Y., Cheong, X. Y., Chong, Z. W., …Loh, H. (2019). Fish biowaste gelatin coated phosphate-glass fibres for wound-healing application. European Polymer Journal, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.109386

Inadequate wound management techniques can result in severe consequences for patients and are a major Health Economic burden worldwide. Currently, biosynthetic scaffolds for wound healing are of interest to address the shortcomings of existing treatm... Read More about Fish biowaste gelatin coated phosphate-glass fibres for wound-healing application.

Reliability assessment of shallow foundations on undrained soils considering soil spatial variability (2019)
Journal Article
Simões, J., Neves, L. C., Antão, A. N., & Guerra, N. M. (in press). Reliability assessment of shallow foundations on undrained soils considering soil spatial variability. Computers and Geotechnics,

Structural design using partial safety factors aims at achieving an homogeneous safety level in geotechnical design without the use of more complex reliability analysis. In this work, the different Design Approaches proposed by Eurocode 7 for shallow... Read More about Reliability assessment of shallow foundations on undrained soils considering soil spatial variability.

Numerical simulation data for the dynamic properties of rainbow metamaterials (2019)
Journal Article
Meng, H., Chronopoulos, D., & Fabro, A. T. (2020). Numerical simulation data for the dynamic properties of rainbow metamaterials. Data in Brief, 28, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104772

Simulation data are presented for identifying and analysing the dynamic properties of the rainbow metamaterials as presented in the articles “Rainbow metamaterials for broadband multi-frequency vibration attenuation: numerical analysis and experiment... Read More about Numerical simulation data for the dynamic properties of rainbow metamaterials.

Analysis of Extended Hollo-Bolt Connections: Combined Failure in Tension (2019)
Journal Article
Cabrera, M., Tizani, W., Mahmood, M., & Shamsudin, M. F. (2020). Analysis of Extended Hollo-Bolt Connections: Combined Failure in Tension. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 165, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2019.105766

This paper investigates the combined failure mode of the Extended Hollo-Bolt (EHB) and the effect of the column thickness on the tensile behaviour of the blind fastener. A three-dimensional Finite Element (FE) model was developed, validated against e... Read More about Analysis of Extended Hollo-Bolt Connections: Combined Failure in Tension.

Optimal orientation of fibre composites for strength based on Hashin's criteria optimality conditions (2019)
Journal Article
Ferreira, R. T., & Ashcroft, I. A. (in press). Optimal orientation of fibre composites for strength based on Hashin's criteria optimality conditions. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization,

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.