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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

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

Optimising Decarbonisation Investment for Firms towards Environmental Sustainability (2019)
Journal Article
Tran, T., Mao, Y., & Siebers, P. (2019). Optimising Decarbonisation Investment for Firms towards Environmental Sustainability. Sustainability, 11(20), https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205718

We develop a mixed-integer non-linear programming model for firms’ decarbonisation investment decision-making towards a sustainable environment. Our model seeks the optimal investment for a firm to achieve maximum profit under constraints derived fro... Read More

Optimal sensor configuration for ultrasonic guided-wave inspection based on value of information (2019)
Journal Article
Cantero-Chinchilla, S., Chiachío, J., Chiachío, M., Chronopoulos, D., & Jones, A. (2020). Optimal sensor configuration for ultrasonic guided-wave inspection based on value of information. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 135, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2019.106377

Condition-based maintenance critically relies on efficient and reliable structural health monitoring systems, where the number, position and type of sensors are determined according to rational and principled criteria. This paper proposes the use of... Read More

Nonlinear soil-pile interaction induced by ground settlements: pile displacements and internal forces (2019)
Journal Article
Franza, A., Marshall, A., & Jimenez, R. (2019). Nonlinear soil-pile interaction induced by ground settlements: pile displacements and internal forces. Géotechnique, https://doi.org/10.1680/jgeot.19.p.078+

In urban areas, the construction of tunnels and deep-excavations beneath and near to pile foundations can be detrimental for the superstructure and the foundation. A two-stage continuum-based nonlinear soil-pile interaction model is presented in this... Read More

Hierarchical Control for Trajectory Generation and Tracking Via Active Front Steering (2019)
Journal Article
Hellewell, J. S., Popov, A. A., & Burnett, G. E. (2020). Hierarchical Control for Trajectory Generation and Tracking Via Active Front Steering. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 142(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4044620

A new hierarchical model predictive controller for autonomous vehicle steering control is presented. The controller generates a path of shortest distance by determining lateral coordinates on a longitudinal grid, while respecting road bounds. This pa... Read More

The dependence of wear rate on wear scar size in fretting: the role of debris (third body) expulsion from the contact (2019)
Journal Article
Zhu, T., Shipway, P., & Sun, W. (in press). The dependence of wear rate on wear scar size in fretting: the role of debris (third body) expulsion from the contact. Wear,

The paper ‘The third-body approach: a mechanical view of wear’ by Maurice Godet (Wear, 100 (1984), pp 437–452) was perhaps the first to articulate clearly the key role of the rate of debris expulsion from a fretting contact in controlling the overall... Read More

Detection of a common odd aberration in confocal reflection microscopy by means of an edge scan (2019)
Journal Article
Smid, P., See, C., & Wright, A. (2019). Detection of a common odd aberration in confocal reflection microscopy by means of an edge scan. Journal of Optics, https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8986/ab4b33

In reflection laser scanning microscopes, detection of odd aberrations is challenging because aberration cancellation can occur after the second passage of the light beam through the system. A method is proposed that uses a sample containing high spa... Read More

Validating a Predictive Structure-Property Relationship by Discovery of Novel Polymers which Reduce Bacterial Biofilm Formation (2019)
Journal Article
Dundas, A. A., Sanni, O., Dubern, J., Dimitrakis, G., Hook, A. L., Irvine, D. J., …Alexander, M. R. (2019). Validating a Predictive Structure-Property Relationship by Discovery of Novel Polymers which Reduce Bacterial Biofilm Formation. Advanced Materials, https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201903513

ynthetic materials are an everyday component of modern healthcare yet often fail routinely as a consequence of medical‐device‐centered infections. The incidence rate for catheter‐associated urinary tract infections is between 3% and 7% for each day o... 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

Numerical study of a multiple-segment metal foam-PCM latent heat storage unit: Effect of porosity, pore density and location of heat source (2019)
Journal Article
Sardari, P. T., Mohammed, H. I., Giddings, D., walker, G. S., Gillott, M., & Grant, D. (2019). Numerical study of a multiple-segment metal foam-PCM latent heat storage unit: Effect of porosity, pore density and location of heat source. Energy, 189, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116108

This study numerically investigates the performance of the melting process for a PCM based heat storage system under the effect of different variables in a vertical container with a copper metal foam. Different cases were studied and compared includi... Read More

Asymmetric hybrid polyoxometalates: a new platform for multifunctional redox-active nanomaterials (2019)
Journal Article
Hampson, E., Cameron, J. M., Amin, S., Kyo, J., Watts, J. A., Oshio, H., & Newton, G. N. (in press). Asymmetric hybrid polyoxometalates: a new platform for multifunctional redox-active nanomaterials. Angewandte Chemie International Edition,

Access to asymmetrically functionalised polyoxometalates is a grand challenge as it could lead to new molecular nanomaterials with multiple or modular functionality. Here, a simple “one-pot” synthetic approach to the isolation of an asymmetrically fu... Read More

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. (in press). Protein encapsulation of experimental anticancer agents 5F 203 and Phortress: towards precision drug delivery. International Journal of Nanomedicine,

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

Pore structural evolution of shale following thermochemical treatment (2019)
Journal Article
Rigby, S. P., Jahan, H., Stevens, L., Uguna, C., Snape, C., Macnaughton, B., …Fletcher, R. S. (2020). Pore structural evolution of shale following thermochemical treatment. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 112, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.104058

Shales experience heat treatment concurrent with the presence of water or steam during reservoir engineering interventions, such as high pressure water fracking and in-situ combustion of hydrocarbons. This work utilises a novel technique, which is a... 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

An Automated Inverse Method to Calibrate Thermal Finite Element Models for Numerical Welding Applications (2019)
Journal Article
Walker, T. R., & Bennett, C. J. (in press). An Automated Inverse Method to Calibrate Thermal Finite Element Models for Numerical Welding Applications. Journal of Manufacturing Processes,

Numerical modelling of welding processes is often completed using a sequentially coupled FE thermo-mechanical analysis to predict both the thermal and mechanical effects induced by the process. The accuracy of the predicted residual stresses and dist... Read More

Lightweighting of railway axles for reduction of unsprung mass and track access charges (2019)
Journal Article
Mistry, P., & Johnson, M. (2019). Lightweighting of railway axles for reduction of unsprung mass and track access charges. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, https://doi.org/10.1177/0954409719877774

The potential for lightweighting of railway axles was investigated to primarily reduce the unsprung mass of rail vehicles. The reduction of unsprung mass equates to an overall lighter train, which will help to reduce track damage, energy consumption... Read More