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Model-based information navigation for engineering documents (2020)
Journal Article
Jones, D., Snider, C., Matthews, J., Yon, J., Barrie, J., Robinson, K., & Hicks, B. (2020). Model-based information navigation for engineering documents. Computers in Industry, 121, 103254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compind.2020.103254

Engineering and the manner in which engineers think is largely visual and functional, and yet engineers are typically provided with search engines that are text-based. While software based on a visual and functional ethos exist (CAD for example), whe... Read More about Model-based information navigation for engineering documents.

The analysis of tool wear mechanisms in the machining of pre-sintered zirconia dental crowns (2019)
Journal Article
Irvine, D., Goh, M., Dailami, F., & Matthews, J. (2019). The analysis of tool wear mechanisms in the machining of pre-sintered zirconia dental crowns. Procedia Manufacturing, 38, 1026-1033. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2020.01.188

The growth of Digital Dentistry has opened new potentials in the dental restoration sector where personalised restorations could be made in a much shorter time than before. Zirconia has been widely used due to its excellent wear properties and bio-co... Read More about The analysis of tool wear mechanisms in the machining of pre-sintered zirconia dental crowns.

Towards collaborative robotic polishing of mould and die sets (2019)
Journal Article
Wang, K., Dailami, F., & Matthews, J. (in press). Towards collaborative robotic polishing of mould and die sets. Procedia Manufacturing,

Dies and moulds are fundamental elements in the manufacturing of a wide variety of products. The surface polishing of dies and moulds with complex features largely relies upon time-consuming manual work of skilled workers and, as a result of the dimi... Read More about Towards collaborative robotic polishing of mould and die sets.

Design of anatomy-based 3D patient-specific knee replacement implant model from medical imaging (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Chong, J., Matthews, J., Jafari, A., & Appolinaire, E. (2018, June). Design of anatomy-based 3D patient-specific knee replacement implant model from medical imaging. Paper presented at 2018 The 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, System and Control Engineering (ICMSC 2018)

This paper focuses on the design of an anatomy-based 3D patient-specific knee replacement implant model, which is derived from medical imaging. The investigation extracted the knee profiles from MRI scans to develop a 3D model of the knee, including... Read More about Design of anatomy-based 3D patient-specific knee replacement implant model from medical imaging.

G-codes and free-form motions (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Cross, B., Cripps, R., Matthews, J., & Mullineux, G. (2018, May). G-codes and free-form motions. Paper presented at TMCE Symposia

The usual route from computer aided design to manufacture is firstly to use computer aided manufacturing software to obtain suitable paths for the cutter of the required machine tool. This path needs to be transferred to the controller of the machine... Read More about G-codes and free-form motions.

Improving engineering information retrieval by combining TD-IDF and product structure classification (2017)
Journal Article
Jones, D., Matthews, J., Xie, Y., Gospill, J., Dotter, M., Chanchevrier, N., & Hicks, B. (2017). Improving engineering information retrieval by combining TD-IDF and product structure classification

Engineering Information Management (EIM) and Information Retrieval (IR) systems are central to the day to day running of large engineering organisations. The capture, interrogation, retrieval and presentation of information from design to disposal is... Read More about Improving engineering information retrieval by combining TD-IDF and product structure classification.

Modelling and assessment of repairs conducted on composite materials (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Ezimokhai, A., Chong, A., & Matthews, J. (2015, September). Modelling and assessment of repairs conducted on composite materials. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Environmental and Computer Science (ICECS)

Over the last few decades there has been an increased adoption of composite materials into engineering systems. This mainly to reduce weight, resulting in lowered energy and fuel consumption. At present, unlike its metallic counterparts, composites m... Read More about Modelling and assessment of repairs conducted on composite materials.

Bio-inspired design to support reduced energy consumption via the ‘light weighting’ of machine system elements (2015)
Journal Article
Bukner, S., Dialami, F., Ding, L., & Matthews, J. (2015). Bio-inspired design to support reduced energy consumption via the ‘light weighting’ of machine system elements. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJMO.2015.V5.441

A potential technique to reduce the energy required to actuate moving parts in a machine is to reduce their mass. This paper presents initial research attempting to answer this question for robotic arm application using a biologically inspired approa... Read More about Bio-inspired design to support reduced energy consumption via the ‘light weighting’ of machine system elements.

Environmental auditing of a packaging system for redesign: A case study exploration (2014)
Journal Article
Matthews, J., Parr, C., Araoye, O., & McManus, M. (2014). Environmental auditing of a packaging system for redesign: A case study exploration. https://doi.org/10.7763/JOCET.2014.V2.138

Within the United Kingdom a significant portion of the energy consumed each year is done so through industry. It is therefore desirable to take measures that reduce this consumption. A process common to all manufacturing sectors is that of packaging,... Read More about Environmental auditing of a packaging system for redesign: A case study exploration.

CFD simulation and analysis of gas to water two phase closed thermosyphon based heat exchanger (2014)
Book Chapter
Ramos, J., Chong, A., Tan, C. K., Matthews, J., Boocock, M., & Jouhara, H. (2014). CFD simulation and analysis of gas to water two phase closed thermosyphon based heat exchanger. In C. A. Brebbia, & B. Sundén (Eds.), Heat Transfer XIII: Simulation and Experiments in Heat and Mass Transfer, 217-228. WIT Press

Wickless heat pipes are devices with high reliability and heat transfer potential per unit area. Owed to that fact, their application range has been widened in the past 20 years. In the process industry, they are usually coupled to waste heat recover... Read More about CFD simulation and analysis of gas to water two phase closed thermosyphon based heat exchanger.

An empirical investigation into the influence of sealing crimp geometry and process settings on the seal integrity of traditional and biopolymer packaging materials (2013)
Journal Article
Matthews, J., Hicks, B., Mullineux, G., Leslie, J., Burke, A., Goodwin, J., …Campbell, A. (2013). An empirical investigation into the influence of sealing crimp geometry and process settings on the seal integrity of traditional and biopolymer packaging materials. Packaging Technology and Science, 26(6), 355-371. https://doi.org/10.1002/pts.1991

This article presents the results of investigations to determine how process settings and crimp geometry affect the seal strength and integrity of traditional polyolefin and biopolymer flexible packaging materials. The results show agreement with pre... Read More about An empirical investigation into the influence of sealing crimp geometry and process settings on the seal integrity of traditional and biopolymer packaging materials.

Realizing sustainable process improvement through an understanding of machine-material interaction: Part 2 - An industrial case study (2012)
Journal Article
Hicks, B. J., Hicks, B., & Matthews, J. (2012). Realizing sustainable process improvement through an understanding of machine-material interaction: Part 2 - An industrial case study. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 226(1), 29-49. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954408911400009

In striving to become world-class, manufacturing organizations employ an array of tools and methods to support improvement programmes to increase quality, efficiency, flexibility, and ultimately reduce unit cost and increase capability. However, many... Read More about Realizing sustainable process improvement through an understanding of machine-material interaction: Part 2 - An industrial case study.

Realizing sustainable process improvement through an understanding of machine-material interaction: Part 1 - A methodology for audit, investigation, and improvement (2012)
Journal Article
Hicks, B. J., Hicks, B., & Matthews, J. (2012). Realizing sustainable process improvement through an understanding of machine-material interaction: Part 1 - A methodology for audit, investigation, and improvement. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 226(1), 12-28. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954408911400008

In striving to become world class, manufacturing organizations employ an array of tools and methods to support improvement programmes to increase quality, efficiency, flexibility, and ultimately reduce unit cost and increase capability. However, many... Read More about Realizing sustainable process improvement through an understanding of machine-material interaction: Part 1 - A methodology for audit, investigation, and improvement.

Modelling the material flow and web tension in the vertical form-fill-seal packaging process (2011)
Journal Article
Burke, A., Goodwin, J., Mullineux, G., Hicks, B. J., Matthews, J., Hicks, B., …Burke, A. (2011). Modelling the material flow and web tension in the vertical form-fill-seal packaging process. Packaging Technology and Science, 24(8), 435-450. https://doi.org/10.1002/pts.949

Vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) machines are widely used to form bags for packaging products such as confectionary and snack food. One critical component of the machine is the forming shoulder, which needs to manipulate, without damage, the packaging... Read More about Modelling the material flow and web tension in the vertical form-fill-seal packaging process.

Capturing constraint evolution: A technique to preserve and handle design knowledge (2011)
Journal Article
Ding, L., Matthews, J., & Mullineux, G. (2011). Capturing constraint evolution: A technique to preserve and handle design knowledge. International Journal of Product Development, 15(1-3), 135-155. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPD.2011.043665

Product development can be considered as the evolutionary and iterative process of recognition, formulation and satisfaction of constraints. These become the rationale driving the design to the final specifications, with the evolution of constraints... Read More about Capturing constraint evolution: A technique to preserve and handle design knowledge.

The implementation of a direct search approach for the resolution of complex and changing rule-based problems (2011)
Journal Article
Medland, A. J., Medland, A. J., & Matthews, J. (2011). The implementation of a direct search approach for the resolution of complex and changing rule-based problems. Engineering with Computers, 27(2), 105-115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00366-009-0148-z

During the evolution of constraint modeling approaches, they have increased in their ability to resolve more and more complex problems. They all rely upon their ability to define the design problem by a set of constraint rules, which are true when th... Read More about The implementation of a direct search approach for the resolution of complex and changing rule-based problems.

Using constraints at the conceptual stage of the design of carton erection (2010)
Journal Article
Mullineux, G., Feldman, J., Mullineux, G., Feldman, J., & Matthews, J. (2010). Using constraints at the conceptual stage of the design of carton erection. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 45(12), 1897-1908. https://doi.org/10.1016...hmachtheory.2010.08.001

Cartons are a common way to package many consumer goods. If new designs are used it is necessary to simulate their erection to ensure that this works correctly, particularly at high speed. In this paper, constraint-based techniques are used to model... Read More about Using constraints at the conceptual stage of the design of carton erection.

The barriers to realising sustainable process improvement: A root cause analysis of paradigms for manufacturing systems improvement (2010)
Journal Article
Hicks, B. J., Hicks, B., & Matthews, J. (2010). The barriers to realising sustainable process improvement: A root cause analysis of paradigms for manufacturing systems improvement. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 23(7), 585-602. https://doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2010.485754

To become world-class, manufacturing organisations employ an array of tools and methods to realise process improvement. However, many of these fail to meet expectations and/or bring about new less well understood problems. Hence, prior to developing... Read More about The barriers to realising sustainable process improvement: A root cause analysis of paradigms for manufacturing systems improvement.