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Exploring knowledge management principles for decision-making in low-energy building for sustainable construction (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Maduka, N., Greenwood, D., & Udeaja, C. (2024). Exploring knowledge management principles for decision-making in low-energy building for sustainable construction. In C. Egbu (Ed.), Proceedings of International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) international conference. Going north for sustainability: Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development

Low energy building retrofit presents important opportunities for reducing of greenhouse gas emissions in the environment. It has been considered as one of the key approaches to achieving sustainable development in construction industry. Nevertheless... Read More about Exploring knowledge management principles for decision-making in low-energy building for sustainable construction.

Engineering and project management: A long journey towards sustainability (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Al Barazi, R., & Kishk, M. (2023, December). Engineering and project management: A long journey towards sustainability. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering Fundamentals and Applications (ICCEFA'23), Lisbon, Portugal

The environmental, social, and financial sustainability around projects is currently one of the most serious alarming concerns. However, the progress made in developing contemporary methods for the evaluation and adoption of sustainable project manag... Read More about Engineering and project management: A long journey towards sustainability.

Multiple innovations in characterizing piezoelectric materials (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Fotouhi, S., Athanasiadis, I., Shvarts, A., Kaczmarczyk, L., Liu, B., Pearce, C., & Cochran, S. (2023, November). Multiple innovations in characterizing piezoelectric materials. Poster presented at Electroceramics for End Users XII (ECEUXII), Glasgow

Characterisation of piezoelectric materials is a key part. The IEEE standard is the only approach that can produce a full elastopiezodielectric matrix. However, it requires multiple samples. This often involves difficulties preparing the samples for... Read More about Multiple innovations in characterizing piezoelectric materials.

Non-contact characterisation of piezoelectric materials (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Alexandrou, A., Fotouhi, S., Nelson, J., & Cochran, S. (2023, November). Non-contact characterisation of piezoelectric materials. Poster presented at Electroceramics for End Users XII (ECEUXII), Glagow, UK

Piezoelectric materials play a key role in various technological applications owing to their unique elastic-piezoelectric-dielectric (EPD) properties, often represented in matrix form. Traditional methods for obtaining these properties, as defined by... Read More about Non-contact characterisation of piezoelectric materials.

Wedged Gurney Flap for performance improvement of vertical axis wind turbines (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Perdana Syawitri, T., Yao, Y., Yao, J., Chandra, B., & Kultsum, U. (2023, August). Wedged Gurney Flap for performance improvement of vertical axis wind turbines. Paper presented at The 6th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2023, Bali, Indonesia

The study evaluates the wedged Gurney Flap (GF) on a three-straight-bladed Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. The analysis considers the rotating effect of the blades at three different Tip Speed R... Read More about Wedged Gurney Flap for performance improvement of vertical axis wind turbines.

A systematic review of reverberation and accessibility for B/blind users in virtual environments (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Child, L., Mitchell, T., & Ford, N. (2023). A systematic review of reverberation and accessibility for B/blind users in virtual environments.

Reverberation is often used in linear and non-linear media to convey the acoustic characteristics of a space. This information is presented alongside visual stimuli to create a multi-modal experience, assisting participants in developing visual and a... Read More about A systematic review of reverberation and accessibility for B/blind users in virtual environments.

Assessment of policy-society interface to increase female participation: A study of aerospace engineering in the Maldives (2023)
Report
Afaal, S., & Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2023). Assessment of policy-society interface to increase female participation: A study of aerospace engineering in the Maldives. https://sdgs.un.org/: The United Nations

This study aims to identify and analyse the various factors leading to low female participation in Maldivian aerospace industry and discuss the policies required to improve this sector. Using a qualitative method, data from both male and female aeros... Read More about Assessment of policy-society interface to increase female participation: A study of aerospace engineering in the Maldives.

Enhancing tele-operation - Investigating the effect of sensory feedback on performance (2023)
Thesis
Bolarinwa, J. Enhancing tele-operation - Investigating the effect of sensory feedback on performance. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8040185

The decline in the number of healthcare service providers in comparison to the growing numbers of service users prompts the development of technologies to improve the efficiency of healthcare services. One such technology which could offer support a... Read More about Enhancing tele-operation - Investigating the effect of sensory feedback on performance.

Structural analysis of cross-laminated Guadua-bamboo (G-XLam) panels using design methods for CLT (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Archila, H. F., Zea-Escamilla, E., & Harries, K. (2023). Structural analysis of cross-laminated Guadua-bamboo (G-XLam) panels using design methods for CLT. In S. Amziane, I. Merta, & J. Page (Eds.), Bio-Based Building Materials (937-945). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33465-8_72

Densified lamellas of bamboo Guadua angustifolia Kunth (Guadua) were arranged orthogonally and glued together to form three- and five-layer cross laminated (XLam) panels with symmetrical compositions, which are refereed as G-XLam3 & G-XLam5, respecti... Read More about Structural analysis of cross-laminated Guadua-bamboo (G-XLam) panels using design methods for CLT.

Haptic teleoperation goes wireless: Evaluation and benchmarking of a high-performance low-power wireless control technology (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Bolarinwa, J., Smith, A., Aijaz, A., Stanoev, A., Sooriyabandara, M., & Giuliani, M. (2022). Haptic teleoperation goes wireless: Evaluation and benchmarking of a high-performance low-power wireless control technology. In 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) (300-307). https://doi.org/10.1109/ssrr56537.2022.10018764

Communication delays and packet losses are commonly investigated issues in the area of robotic teleoperation. This paper investigates application of a novel low-power wireless control technology (GALLOP) in a haptic teleoperation scenario developed t... Read More about Haptic teleoperation goes wireless: Evaluation and benchmarking of a high-performance low-power wireless control technology.

Control of friction by imposing vibration between sliding surfaces and its influence on the efficiency of gears (2022)
Thesis
Udaykant Jadav, P. Control of friction by imposing vibration between sliding surfaces and its influence on the efficiency of gears. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9434292

The worm and wheel type gear arrangement is the usual choice for heavy duty applications requiring large operating torques. However, it is dominated by the sliding action of gear teeth which causes high frictional losses that significantly impact eff... Read More about Control of friction by imposing vibration between sliding surfaces and its influence on the efficiency of gears.

Laser powder bed fusion of TiB2-modified Cu15Ni8Sn alloy: Processability, microstructure and mechanical performance (2022)
Journal Article
Gao, J., Han, Q., Wang, L., Liu, Z., Soe, S., Zhang, Z., & Gu, Y. (2022). Laser powder bed fusion of TiB2-modified Cu15Ni8Sn alloy: Processability, microstructure and mechanical performance. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 855, 143879. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2022.143879

Cu15Ni8Sn is widely used in the aerospace and electronics domains because of its good conductivity and toughness. Due to the material's high laser reflectivity and thermal conductivity, however, employing the laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) additive m... Read More about Laser powder bed fusion of TiB2-modified Cu15Ni8Sn alloy: Processability, microstructure and mechanical performance.

Investigation of flow augmentation and dynamic stall control devices as performance enhancement of lift-driven vertical axis wind turbine using high-fidelity CFD methods (2022)
Thesis
Syawitri, T. P. Investigation of flow augmentation and dynamic stall control devices as performance enhancement of lift-driven vertical axis wind turbine using high-fidelity CFD methods. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8045334

This study performs an investigation of dynamic stall control (Gurney flap (GF)) and flow augmentation (straight upstream deflector (SUD)) devices to improve the performance of lift-driven Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) as they can improve the pow... Read More about Investigation of flow augmentation and dynamic stall control devices as performance enhancement of lift-driven vertical axis wind turbine using high-fidelity CFD methods.

A machine learning model for predicting sit-to-stand trajectories of people with and without stroke: towards adaptive robotic assistance (2022)
Journal Article
Bennett, T., Kumar, P., & Ruiz Garate, V. R. (2022). A machine learning model for predicting sit-to-stand trajectories of people with and without stroke: towards adaptive robotic assistance. Sensors, 22(13), https://doi.org/10.3390/s22134789

Sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit transfers are fundamental daily motions that enable all other types of ambulation and gait. However, the ability to perform these motions can be severely impaired by different factors, such as the occurrence of a stroke,... Read More about A machine learning model for predicting sit-to-stand trajectories of people with and without stroke: towards adaptive robotic assistance.

What can be done about the discarded face mask pandemic? An innovative engineering solution (2022)
Report
Elhawary, O., & Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2022). What can be done about the discarded face mask pandemic? An innovative engineering solution. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs - Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)

The severe increase in pollution caused by the discarded face masks during COVID-19 cannot be overstated. This research provides an innovative engineering solution to this issue by recycling polypropylene, the primary plastic found in the facemasks t... Read More about What can be done about the discarded face mask pandemic? An innovative engineering solution.

Circular economy as a strategy in European automotive industries to achieve (2022)
Report
Hernandez, M. D. A., & Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2022). Circular economy as a strategy in European automotive industries to achieve. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs - Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)

The automotive industry is reported as being one of the main contributors to the global environmental crisis, thus requiring a radical shift in the way they perform business-as-usual (UNFCCC, 2018). The UN and a growing number of studies hail Circu... Read More about Circular economy as a strategy in European automotive industries to achieve.

Acceleration of circular economy in EU's automotive industry (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Del Angel Hernandez, M., & Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2022, May). Acceleration of circular economy in EU's automotive industry. Paper presented at United Nations University: Nexus Conference, Dresden

Background: The world is facing an environmental crisis driven by unsustainable industrial practices, with the automotive industries reported as being one of the main contributors, thus requiring a radical shift on the way they perform business-as-u... Read More about Acceleration of circular economy in EU's automotive industry.

Recycling face masks for manufacturing FlaxPP eco-composites (2022)
Presentation / Conference
ElHawary, O., & Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2022, May). Recycling face masks for manufacturing FlaxPP eco-composites. Poster presented at United Nations University: Nexus Conference, Dresden/Online

SDGs addressed: 9, 11, 12, 14 and 15. Introduction: The severe increase in the pollution caused by the discarded face masks during COVID-19 cannot be overstated. This research provides an innovative engineering solution to this issue by recycling p... Read More about Recycling face masks for manufacturing FlaxPP eco-composites.

Towards adoption of mobile data collection for effective adaptation and climate risk management in Africa (2022)
Journal Article
Adekola, O., Lamond, J., Adelekan, I., Bhattacharya-Mis, N., Mboto, E., Eze, B., & Ujoh, F. (2023). Towards adoption of mobile data collection for effective adaptation and climate risk management in Africa. Geoscience Data Journal, 10(2), 276-290. https://doi.org/10.1002/gdj3.156

The collection and use of data on climate change and its impacts are crucial for effective climate adaptation and climate risk management. The revolution in internet access, technology and costs has led to a shift from using traditional paper-based d... Read More about Towards adoption of mobile data collection for effective adaptation and climate risk management in Africa.