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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

MeMa: Designing the Memory Machine (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Price, D., Jacobs, R., Darzentas, D., Perez Vallejos, E., Chadborn, N., Martindale, S., & Urquhart, L. (2019). MeMa: Designing the Memory Machine. In Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion, 271--276. doi:10.1145/3301019.3323882

The Memory Machine is an ambitious project that aims to develop a device to capture people's memories to create a blend of personal and factual data that builds identities, and contextualizes personal recollections. The Memory Machine has been guided... Read More

Feasibility of Utilizing Current Propulsion Technologies in Support of Very Low Earth Observation Space Platforms (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Dakka, S. (2019). Feasibility of Utilizing Current Propulsion Technologies in Support of Very Low Earth Observation Space Platforms

An emerging low earth orbit spacecraft platform is being sought after due to many advantages of operation at low earth orbits of altitude less than 450Km. These encompasses better imagery and enhanced communications capabilities in addition of space... Read More

Advanced Assembly Solutions for the Airbus RACER Joined-Wing Configuration (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bainbridge, D., Bacharoudis, K., Cini, A., Turner, A., Popov, A., & Ratchev, S. (2019). Advanced Assembly Solutions for the Airbus RACER Joined-Wing Configuration

The Rapid And Cost Effective Rotorcraft (RACER) is being developed by Airbus Helicopters (AH) to demonstrate a new Vertical TakeOff and Landing configuration to fill the mobility gap between conventional helicopters and aeroplanes. RACER is a compoun... Read More

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

Ant colony optimisation for community pharmacy dispensing process based on in-field observations (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Naybour, M., Remenyte-Prescott, R., & Boyd, M. (2019). Ant colony optimisation for community pharmacy dispensing process based on in-field observations. In M. Beer, & E. Zio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019)

The community pharmacy dispensing process is an integral part of delivering effective primary care to patients around the world. However, dispensing error rates and related patient safety issues are always a concern in the sector, where studies have... Read More

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)

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

A petri net methodology for modelling the maintenance of railway route sections (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Litherland, J., & Andrews, J. (2019). A petri net methodology for modelling the maintenance of railway route sections. In M. Beer, & E. Zio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019)

Railway utilization is increasing. In 2017-18 there were over 1.7 billion passenger journeys made on the UK railway network, more than double the number made in 1995. Therefore getting maximum performance from the existing network by streamlining mai... Read More

To please in a pod: employing an anthropomorphic agent-interlocutor to enhance trust and user experience in an autonomous, self-driving vehicle (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D., Harrington, K., Burnett, G., Luton, J., Thomas, P., & Bennett, P. (2019). To please in a pod: employing an anthropomorphic agent-interlocutor to enhance trust and user experience in an autonomous, self-driving vehicle. In AutomotiveUI'19 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 49-59. https://doi.org/10.1145/3342197.3344545

Recognising that one of the aims of conversation is to build, maintain and strengthen positive relationships with others, the study explores whether passengers in an autonomous vehicle display similar behaviour during transactions with an on-board co... Read More

Efficient risk based optimization of large system models using a reduced petri net methodology (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Naybour, S., Andrews, J., & Chiachio-Ruano, M. (2019). Efficient risk based optimization of large system models using a reduced petri net methodology. In M. Beer, & E. Zio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019)

The methodology presented in this paper is a two-stage optimization approach that can be applied to large system level models, in this case using a Stochastic Petri Net (SPN) framework, to produce an equivalent model response at a reduced computation... Read More

A Longitudinal Simulator Study to Explore Drivers’ Behaviour in Level 3 Automated Vehicles (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D., Burnett, G., Salanitri, D., Lawson, A., & Box, E. (2019). A Longitudinal Simulator Study to Explore Drivers’ Behaviour in Level 3 Automated Vehicles. In AutomotiveUI '19 : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 222-232. https://doi.org/10.1145/3342197.3344519

In a longitudinal study, 49 drivers undertook a commute-style journey, with part of the route supporting level-3 automation, over five consecutive days. Bespoke HMIs were provided to keep drivers in-the-loop during automation, and help them regain si... Read More

Petri nets and pseudo-bond graphs for a nuclear reactor primary coolant system (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Wootton, M. J., Andrews, J., Lloyd, A. L., Smith, R., Arul, A. J., Vinod, G., …Garg, V. (2019). Petri nets and pseudo-bond graphs for a nuclear reactor primary coolant system. In M. Beer, & E. Zio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019)

In this paper we demonstrate the application of timed Petri Net methodology to the frequency of initiating faults in the coolant circulation system of a fictional nuclear reactor design. A second model is presented where the Petri Net is coupled with... Read More

Development of an extended RAMS framework for railway networks (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Litherland, J., Calvert, G., Andrews, J., & Kirwan, A. (2019). Development of an extended RAMS framework for railway networks. In M. Beer, & E. Zio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019)

Railway asset managers have finite resources which requires them to make strategic decisions on where, when and how the available budget will be spent on the railway, while ensuring safety limits are maintained and a high level of performance is deli... Read More

Exploring Machine Learning Approaches for Classifying Mental Workload using fNIRS Data from HCI Tasks (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Benerradi, J., Maior, H. A., Marinescu, A., Clos, J., Wilson, M. L., Benerradi, J., …Clos, J. (in press). Exploring Machine Learning Approaches for Classifying Mental Workload using fNIRS Data from HCI Tasks. In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019

Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) has shown promise for being potentially more suitable (than e.g. EEG) for brain-based Human Computer Interaction (HCI). While some machine learning approaches have been used in prior HCI work, this paper... Read More

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

Optimal Ultrasonic Sensor Configuration for Plate-Like Structures Using the Value of Information (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Cantero-Chinchilla, S., Chiachío, J., Chiachío, M., Chronopoulos, D., Jones, A., Essa, Y., & de la Escalera, F. M. (2019). Optimal Ultrasonic Sensor Configuration for Plate-Like Structures Using the Value of Information. In Proceedings of 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

Condition-based maintenance is based on reliable and effective structural health monitoring systems able to provide accurate information about the health condition of a structure. Among the factors that influence the accuracy and reliability of such... Read More

A novel wave-energy device with enhanced wave amplification and induction actuator (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bokhove, O., Kalogirou, A., Henry, D., & Thomas, G. P. (2019). A novel wave-energy device with enhanced wave amplification and induction actuator

A novel wave-energy device will be presented. Both a preliminary proof-of-principle of a working, scaled laboratory version of the energy device will be shown as well as the derivation and analysis of a comprehensive mathematical and numerical model... Read More

Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Industrial Robot Programming in a Digital Twin (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bansal, R., Ahmadieh Khanesar, M., & Branson, D. (2019). Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Industrial Robot Programming in a Digital Twin. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Automation & Computing, Lancaster University, Lancaster UK, 5-7 September 2019

Advanced manufacturing that is adaptable to constantly changing product designs often requires dynamic changes on the factory floor to enable manufacture. The integration of robotic manufacture with machine learning approaches offers the possibility... Read More

Modelling Fringe Projection Based on Linear Systems Theory and Geometric Transformation (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Gayton, G., Su, R., & Leach, R. (2019). Modelling Fringe Projection Based on Linear Systems Theory and Geometric Transformation

Fringe projection measurement techniques offer fast, non-contact measurements of the surface form of manufactured parts at relatively low cost. Recent advances in fringe projection have reduced measurement errors from effects such as multiple surface... Read More