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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

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 mass fractions (ω = 0... 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. (2019). Clinical Scene Segmentation with Tiny Datasets. In Proceedings of IEEE 17th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2019)

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.

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

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 process simulation was deve... 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. (in press). Surrogate Thermal Model for Power Electronic Modules using Artificial Neural Network

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.

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)

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. (2019). Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa. Development in Practice, 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.

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.

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 about Optimal Ultrasonic Sensor Configuration for Plate-Like Structures Using the Value of Information.

An experimental evaluation of geocell and EPS geofoam as means of protecting pipes at the bottom of repeatedly loaded trenches (2019)
Journal Article
Moghaddas Tafreshi, S., Darabi, N. J., Dawson, A., & Azizian, M. (in press). An experimental evaluation of geocell and EPS geofoam as means of protecting pipes at the bottom of repeatedly loaded trenches. International Journal of Geomechanics,

With growing populations and continuing urban development, embedding pipes in the ground that are then over-run by traffic is inevitable. This paper describes full-scale prototype tests on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) flexible pipes (of 250 mm di... Read More about An experimental evaluation of geocell and EPS geofoam as means of protecting pipes at the bottom of repeatedly loaded trenches.

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 about Modelling Fringe Projection Based on Linear Systems Theory and Geometric Transformation.

Improved phosphate-based glass fibre performance achieved through acid etch/polydopamine treatment (2019)
Journal Article
Parsons, A. J., Felfel, R. M., Wadge, M. D., & Grant, D. M. (2019). Improved phosphate-based glass fibre performance achieved through acid etch/polydopamine treatment. International Journal of Applied Glass Science, https://doi.org/10.1111/ijag.13672

Phosphate based glass fibres (PGF) are of interest as reinforcements for degradable implants, but have seen limited application due to their rapid loss of strength when subjected to aqueous conditions. Previous studies have utilised heat treatments t... Read More about Improved phosphate-based glass fibre performance achieved through acid etch/polydopamine treatment.

The role of microstructural development in the hydrothermal corrosion of cast and HIPed Stellite 6 analogues in simulated PWR conditions (2019)
Journal Article
Karimi, G., Carrington, M., Thomas, J., Shipway, P., Stewart, D., & Hussain, T. (2019). The role of microstructural development in the hydrothermal corrosion of cast and HIPed Stellite 6 analogues in simulated PWR conditions. Corrosion Science, doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2019.108141

The corrosion behaviour of cast and HIPed Stellite 6 analogue materials in PWR-simulating conditions was investigated. The cast alloy exhibited localised corrosion at the boundary between the matrix and the M7C3 carbides, with this being attributed t... Read More about The role of microstructural development in the hydrothermal corrosion of cast and HIPed Stellite 6 analogues in simulated PWR conditions.

Three-dimensional resonating metamaterials for low-frequency vibration attenuation (2019)
Journal Article
Elmadih, W., Chronopoulos, D., Syam, W., Maskery, I., Meng, H., & Leach, R. (2019). Three-dimensional resonating metamaterials for low-frequency vibration attenuation. Scientific Reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-47644-0

Recent advances in additive manufacturing have enabled fabrication of phononic crystals and metamaterials which exhibit spectral gaps, or stopbands, in which the propagation of elastic waves is prohibited by Bragg scattering or local resonance effect... Read More about Three-dimensional resonating metamaterials for low-frequency vibration attenuation.

Phase-field material point method for dynamic brittle fracture with isotropic and anisotropic surface energy (2019)
Journal Article
Kakouris, E. G., & Triantafyllou, S. P. (2019). Phase-field material point method for dynamic brittle fracture with isotropic and anisotropic surface energy. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 357, doi:10.1016/j.cma.2019.06.014

A novel phase field material point method is introduced for robust simulation of dynamic fracture in elastic media considering the most general case of anisotropic surface energy. Anisotropy is explicitly introduced through a properly defined crack d... Read More about Phase-field material point method for dynamic brittle fracture with isotropic and anisotropic surface energy.