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Optimal Design and Synthesis of MEA Power System Architectures considering Reliability Specifications (2020)
Journal Article
Recalde, A. A., Atkin, J. A., & Bozhko, S. V. (2020). Optimal Design and Synthesis of MEA Power System Architectures considering Reliability Specifications. IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, https://doi.org/10.1109/TTE.2020.3002875

IEEE Aircraft electrification requires novel designs to supply the growing demand for electric power on-board through efficient and reliable production and distribution of electrical energy. Moreover, the aircraft power system will be a key enabler f... Read More about Optimal Design and Synthesis of MEA Power System Architectures considering Reliability Specifications.

Optimal Weight Power System Design and Synthesis for More Electric Aircraft (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Recalde, A., Bozhko, S., & Atkin, J. (in press). Optimal Weight Power System Design and Synthesis for More Electric Aircraft

The synthesis of power distribution architecture for More Electric Aircraft requires optimization of weight in order to reduce energy consumption. Optimal weight of the power distribution system of the aircraft mainly depends on compliance of stringe... Read More about Optimal Weight Power System Design and Synthesis for More Electric Aircraft.

An efficient multiscale surrogate modelling framework for composite materials considering progressive damage based on artificial neural networks (2020)
Journal Article
Yan, S., Zou, X., Ilkhani, M., & Jones, A. (2020). An efficient multiscale surrogate modelling framework for composite materials considering progressive damage based on artificial neural networks. Composites Part B: Engineering, 194, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108014

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Modelling of the progressive damage behaviour of large-scale composite structures presents a significant challenge in terms of computational cost. This is due to the detailed description in finite element (FE) models for the mater... Read More about An efficient multiscale surrogate modelling framework for composite materials considering progressive damage based on artificial neural networks.

Linear Power Flow Characterization of DC Power Distribution Systems for More Electric Aircraft Optimization (2020)
Conference Proceeding
RECALDE, A., BOZHKO, S., & ATKIN, J. (in press). Linear Power Flow Characterization of DC Power Distribution Systems for More Electric Aircraft Optimization

The increased utilization of electrical energy in future aviation requires an efficient method to perform load flow for optimizing on-board operating conditions. Load flow models of electrical networks are complex to solve and requires iterative meth... Read More about Linear Power Flow Characterization of DC Power Distribution Systems for More Electric Aircraft Optimization.

A novel methodology to quantify shape complexity of composite aerospace parts (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Chowdhury, M. T., & Turner, T. (2019). A novel methodology to quantify shape complexity of composite aerospace parts

Composite materials are increasingly being used to produce aerospace parts due to their versatility when compared to metal counterparts. The design freedom afforded by composites and their manufacturing allow design engineers the possibility to creat... Read More about A novel methodology to quantify shape complexity of composite aerospace parts.

Aerodynamic Design and Exploration of a Blended Wing Body Aircraft at Subsonic Speed (2019)
Journal Article
Dakka, S., & Johnson, O. (2019). Aerodynamic Design and Exploration of a Blended Wing Body Aircraft at Subsonic Speed. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 6(5),

Blended Wing Body (BWB) is a novel aircraft concept which provides many different aerodynamic benefits over conventional aircrafts design. This research investigated the BWB design, L/D characteristics, surface pressure distribution and span-wise lif... Read More about Aerodynamic Design and Exploration of a Blended Wing Body Aircraft at Subsonic Speed.

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 about Optimal sensor configuration for ultrasonic guided-wave inspection based on value of information.

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 about Feasibility of Utilizing Current Propulsion Technologies in Support of Very Low Earth Observation Space Platforms.

Uncertainty quantification in ultrasonic guided-waves based damage localization (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Cantero-Chinchilla, S., Chiachío, J., Chiachío, M., Chronopoulos, D., Jones, A., Essa, Y., & Martín De La Escalera, F. (2019). Uncertainty quantification in ultrasonic guided-waves based damage localization

Bayesian methods for inverse problems offer higher robustness to noise and uncertainty than deterministic, yet accurate, inference methods. Both types of techniques typically focus on finding optimal model parameters that minimize an objective functi... Read More about Uncertainty quantification in ultrasonic guided-waves based damage localization.

A robust Bayesian methodology for damage localization in plate-like structures using ultrasonic guided-waves (2018)
Journal Article
Cantero-Chinchilla, S., Chiachío, M., Chiachío, J., Chronopoulos, D., & Jones, A. (2019). A robust Bayesian methodology for damage localization in plate-like structures using ultrasonic guided-waves. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 122, 192-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2018.12.021

SHM methods for damage detection and localization in plate-like structures have typically relied on signal post-processing techniques applied to ultrasonic guided-waves. The time of flight is one of these signals features which has been extensively u... Read More about A robust Bayesian methodology for damage localization in plate-like structures using ultrasonic guided-waves.

A Bayesian time-of-flight estimation for ultrasonic damage detection (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Cantero-Chinchilla, S., Chiachío-Ruano, J., Chiachío-Ruano, M., Jones, A., Essa, Y., & Martín de la Escalera, F. (2018). A Bayesian time-of-flight estimation for ultrasonic damage detection

SHM methods for damage detection and localisation in plate-like structures have typically relied on post-processing of ultrasonic guided waves (GWs) features. The time-of-flight is one of these features, which has been extensively used by the SHM com... Read More about A Bayesian time-of-flight estimation for ultrasonic damage detection.

A fast and efficient approach for simulating ultrasonic waves and their interaction with defects in periodic structures (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Malik, M. K., Chronopoulos, D., Tanner, G., Essa, Y., & De La Escalera, F. (2018, September). A fast and efficient approach for simulating ultrasonic waves and their interaction with defects in periodic structures. Paper presented at International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering (ISMA2018)

An approach for simulating transient wave propagation in periodic waveguides is presented. Free and forced propagation of ultrasonic waves is modelled in one dimensional periodic structures. The interaction of ultra-sonic waves with structural inhomo... Read More about A fast and efficient approach for simulating ultrasonic waves and their interaction with defects in periodic structures.

Lamb wave-based damage indicator for plate-like structures (2018)
Journal Article
Cantero-Chinchilla, S., Chiachío-Ruano, J., Chiachío-Ruano, M., Etxaniz, J., Aranguren, G., Jones, A., …Martin De La Escalera, F. (2018). Lamb wave-based damage indicator for plate-like structures. European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, 4(1),

Structural health monitoring based on ultrasonics typically involves complex data analysis. Ultrasound monitoring based on Lamb waves techniques are extensively used nowadays due to their efficiency in exploring large areas with relatively small atte... Read More about Lamb wave-based damage indicator for plate-like structures.

Challenges of Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) in Aircraft Design and Manufacturing (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Martin De La Escalera, F., Essa, Y., Castello, M. Á., Pillai, U., Chiminelli, A., Lizaranzu, M., & Maimi, P. (2018, June). Challenges of Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) in Aircraft Design and Manufacturing. Paper presented at ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials

The purpose of this paper is to describe barriers and efforts made in the design of an aircraft in terms of reducing pollution emission into the atmosphere throughout the structural optimization of the aircraft's airfoils. In particular, the present... Read More about Challenges of Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) in Aircraft Design and Manufacturing.

Electrolyte multiplexing in electrochemical jet processing (2018)
Journal Article
Mitchell-Smith, J., Speidel, A., Bisterov, I., & Clare, A. T. (2018). Electrolyte multiplexing in electrochemical jet processing. Procedia CIRP, 68, (483-487). doi:10.1016/j.procir.2017.12.088. ISSN 2212-8271

Electrolyte design for electrochemical jet processing (EJP) techniques can directly affect form and finish of machined structures. A newly developed, industrially focused, EJP machining centre was designed to incorporate complete control of all rele... Read More about Electrolyte multiplexing in electrochemical jet processing.

Computational fluid dynamics investigation into flow behavior and acoustic mechanisms at the trailing edge of an airfoil (2018)
Journal Article
Jackson, B. R., & Dakka, S. M. (2018). Computational fluid dynamics investigation into flow behavior and acoustic mechanisms at the trailing edge of an airfoil. Noise and Vibration Worldwide, 49(1), 20-31. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957456517751455

© The Author(s) 2018. Airfoil self-noise or trailing edge noise and shear noise were investigated computationally for a NACA 0012 airfoil section, focusing on noise mechanisms at the trailing edge to identify and understand sources of noise productio... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics investigation into flow behavior and acoustic mechanisms at the trailing edge of an airfoil.

Design, development and testing of shape shifting wing model (2017)
Journal Article
Ninian, D., & Dakka, S. M. (2017). Design, development and testing of shape shifting wing model. Aerospace, 4(4), doi:10.3390/aerospace4040052

The design and development of morphing (shape shifting) aircraft wings—an innovative technology that has the potential to increase the aerodynamic efficiency and reduce noise signatures of aircrafts—was carried out. This research was focused on reduc... Read More about Design, development and testing of shape shifting wing model.

Theoretical Prediction of Critical Pyrolysate Mass Fluxes of a Material to Mitigate Spacecraft or Planetary Habitat Fire (2017)
Journal Article
Dakka, S. (2017). Theoretical Prediction of Critical Pyrolysate Mass Fluxes of a Material to Mitigate Spacecraft or Planetary Habitat Fire. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 70,

Future deep space exploration and plans for planetary settlements prompted researchers to address variety of challenging engineering problems. One problem is developing materials that can mitigate an event of interplanetary spacecraft fire. A numeric... Read More about Theoretical Prediction of Critical Pyrolysate Mass Fluxes of a Material to Mitigate Spacecraft or Planetary Habitat Fire.

An investigation into flow behavior and acoustic mechanisms at the trailing edge of an airfoil (2016)
Journal Article
Dakka, S. M., Jackson, B. R., Jackson, B. R., & Dakka, S. M. (2016). An investigation into flow behavior and acoustic mechanisms at the trailing edge of an airfoil. Noise and Vibration Worldwide, 47(7-8), 99-111. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957456516683004

© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. The aerodynamic and acoustic testing of a NACA0012 airfoil section was performed in an open wind tunnel, focusing on noise mechanisms at the trailing edge to identify and understand sources of noise production. The sound... Read More about An investigation into flow behavior and acoustic mechanisms at the trailing edge of an airfoil.



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