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Visualising Compliance of Composite Shell Mechanisms (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Stacey, J., O'Donnell, M. P., Schenk, M., & Kim, C. J. (2020). Visualising Compliance of Composite Shell Mechanisms. In Proceedings of the ASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences \& Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2020)

Optimal integration of renewable distributed generation using the whale optimization algorithm for techno-economic analysis (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Settoul, S., Chenni, R., Zellagui, M., & Nouri, H. (2020). Optimal integration of renewable distributed generation using the whale optimization algorithm for techno-economic analysis

A new method for optimal integration of renewable energy sources based on photovoltaic solar panels and wind turbines in the distribution network is presented with the objective of reducing the Active Power Loss (APL) index, to improve the Total Volt... Read More about Optimal integration of renewable distributed generation using the whale optimization algorithm for techno-economic analysis.

Sample and time efficient policy learning with CMA-ES and Bayesian Optimisation (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Le Goff, L. K., Buchanan, E., Hart, E., Eiben, A. E., Li, W., de Carlo, M., …Tyrrell, A. M. (2020). Sample and time efficient policy learning with CMA-ES and Bayesian Optimisation. In J. Bongard, J. Lovato, L. Hebert-Dufrésne, R. Dasari, & L. Soros (Eds.), Artificial Life Conference Proceedings. , (432-440). https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00299

In evolutionary robot systems where morphologies and controllers of real robots are simultaneously evolved, it is clear that there is likely to be requirements to refine the inherited controller of a ‘newborn’ robot in order to better align it to its... Read More about Sample and time efficient policy learning with CMA-ES and Bayesian Optimisation.

Fuzzy tuned PID controller for vibration control of agricultural manipulator (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Paul, S., Arunachalam, A., Khodadad, D., & Rubanenko, O. (2020). Fuzzy tuned PID controller for vibration control of agricultural manipulator. In 2020 International Congress on Human-Computer Interaction, Optimization and Robotic Applications (HORA). https://doi.org/10.1109/hora49412.2020.9152848

Image-based phenotyping systems have evolved over the years, and become an integral part of crop and plant science research. Phenotyping systems provide great potential to deliver critical insights, than the conventional destructive field methods. St... Read More about Fuzzy tuned PID controller for vibration control of agricultural manipulator.

Analyzing kinetic signaling data for G-protein-coupled receptors (2020)
Journal Article
Hoare, S. R. J., Tewson, P. H., Quinn, A. M., Hughes, T. E., & Bridge, L. J. (2020). Analyzing kinetic signaling data for G-protein-coupled receptors. Scientific Reports, 10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67844-3

In classical pharmacology, bioassay data are fit to general equations (e.g. the dose response equation) to determine empirical drug parameters (e.g. EC50 and Emax), which are then used to calculate chemical parameters such as affinity and efficacy. H... Read More about Analyzing kinetic signaling data for G-protein-coupled receptors.

Integrated supply–demand energy management for optimal design of off-grid hybrid renewable energy systems for residential electrification in arid climates (2020)
Journal Article
Mokhtara, C., Negrou, B., Bouferrouk, A., Yao, Y., Settou, N., & Ramadan, M. (2020). Integrated supply–demand energy management for optimal design of off-grid hybrid renewable energy systems for residential electrification in arid climates. Energy Conversion and Management, 221, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.113192

The growing research interest in hybrid renewable energy systems (HRESs) has been regarded as a natural and yet critical response to address the challenge of rural electrification. Based on a Bibliometric analysis performed by authors, it was conclud... Read More about Integrated supply–demand energy management for optimal design of off-grid hybrid renewable energy systems for residential electrification in arid climates.

From the lab to the field: Self-stratifying microbial fuel cells stacks directly powering lights (2020)
Journal Article
Walter, X. A., You, J., Winfield, J., Bajarunas, U., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (in press). From the lab to the field: Self-stratifying microbial fuel cells stacks directly powering lights. Applied Energy,

The mi­cro­bial fuel cell (MFC) tech­nol­ogy re­lies on en­ergy stor­age and har­vest­ing cir­cuitry to de­liver sta­ble power out­puts. This in­creases costs, and for wider de­ploy­ment into so­ci­ety, these should be kept min­i­mal. The pre­sent st... Read More about From the lab to the field: Self-stratifying microbial fuel cells stacks directly powering lights.

Case study using Python in the teaching of numerical analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Gwynllyw, D. R., Henderson, K. L., Van lent, J., & Guillot, E. G. (2020). Case study using Python in the teaching of numerical analysis. MSOR Connections, 18(2), 25-32. https://doi.org/10.21100/msor.v18i2.1100

In this case study we describe the rationale, methodology and results of teaching Python as part of a third year optional Numerical Analysis module taken by undergraduate BSc Mathematics students at the University of the West of England, Bristol. In... Read More about Case study using Python in the teaching of numerical analysis.

Population implications of cessation of IVF during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)
Journal Article
Smith, A., Gromski, P., Al Rashid, K., Tilling, K., Lawlor, D., & Nelson, S. M. (in press). Population implications of cessation of IVF during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2020.07.002

Research Question Discontinuation of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles has been part of the radical transformation of healthcare provision to enable reallocation of staff and resources to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. We sought to estimate the... Read More about Population implications of cessation of IVF during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Complete microbial fuel cell fabrication using additive layer manufacturing (2020)
Journal Article
You, J., Fan, H., Winfield, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). Complete microbial fuel cell fabrication using additive layer manufacturing. Molecules, 25(13), https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25133051

Improving the efficiency of microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology by enhancing the system performance and reducing the production cost is essential for commercialisation. In this study, building an additive manufacturing (AM)-built MFC comprising all... Read More about Complete microbial fuel cell fabrication using additive layer manufacturing.

U-Model and U-Control methodology for nonlinear dynamic systems (2020)
Journal Article
Zhang, W., Zhu, Q., Mobayen, S., Yan, H., Qiu, J., & Narayan, P. (2020). U-Model and U-Control methodology for nonlinear dynamic systems. Complexity, 2020, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/1050254

This study presents the fundamental concepts and technical details of a U-model-based control (U-control for short) system design framework, including U-model realisation from classic model sets, control system design procedures, and simulated showca... Read More about U-Model and U-Control methodology for nonlinear dynamic systems.

The mental health effects of pet death during childhood: Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? (2020)
Journal Article
Crawford, K., Zhu, Y., Davis, K., Ernst, S., Jacobsson, K., Nishimi, K., …Dunn, E. (in press). The mental health effects of pet death during childhood: Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,

Background: Pet ownership is common. Growing evidence suggests children form deep emotional attachments to their pets. Yet, little is known about children’s emotional reactions to a pet’s death. Aims: To describe the relationship between experie... Read More about The mental health effects of pet death during childhood: Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?.

A connected autonomous vehicle testbed: Capabilities, experimental processes and lessons learned (2020)
Journal Article
Kent, T., Pipe, A., Richards, A., Hutchinson, J., & Schuster, W. (2020). A connected autonomous vehicle testbed: Capabilities, experimental processes and lessons learned. Automation, 1(1), 17-32. https://doi.org/10.3390/automation1010002

VENTURER was one of the first three UK government funded research and innovation projects on Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) and was conducted predominantly in the South West region of the country. A series of increasingly complex scenarios cond... Read More about A connected autonomous vehicle testbed: Capabilities, experimental processes and lessons learned.

Improved gradient descent algorithms for time-delay rational state-space systems: Intelligent search method and momentum method (2020)
Journal Article
Chen, J., Zhu, Q., Hu, M., Guo, L., & Narayan, P. (in press). Improved gradient descent algorithms for time-delay rational state-space systems: Intelligent search method and momentum method. Nonlinear Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-020-05755-8

This study proposes two improved gradient descent parameter estimation algorithms for rational state-space models with time-delay. These two algorithms, based on intelligent search method and momentum method, can simultaneously estimate the time-dela... Read More about Improved gradient descent algorithms for time-delay rational state-space systems: Intelligent search method and momentum method.

Assessment of stress-blended eddy simulation model for accurate performance prediction of vertical axis wind turbine (2020)
Journal Article
Syawitri, T. P., Yao, Y., Yao, J., & Chandra, B. (in press). Assessment of stress-blended eddy simulation model for accurate performance prediction of vertical axis wind turbine. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, https://doi.org/10.1108/hff-09-2019-0689

Abstract Purpose The aim of this paper is to assess the ability of a stress-blended eddy simulation (SBES) turbulence model to predict the performance of a three-straight-bladed vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT). The grid sensitivity study is condu... Read More about Assessment of stress-blended eddy simulation model for accurate performance prediction of vertical axis wind turbine.

On the turbulence amplification in shock-wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction (2020)
Journal Article
Fang, J., Zheltovodov, A. A., Yao, Y., Moulinec, C., & Emerson, D. R. (2020). On the turbulence amplification in shock-wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 897, https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2020.350

The mechanism of turbulence amplification in shock-wave/boundary layer interactions is reviewed, and a new turbulence amplification mechanism is proposed based on the analysis of data from direct numerical simulation of an oblique shock-wave/flat-pla... Read More about On the turbulence amplification in shock-wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction.

Scaling up self-stratifying supercapacitive microbial fuel cell (2020)
Journal Article
Walter, X. A., Santoro, C., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (in press). Scaling up self-stratifying supercapacitive microbial fuel cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,

Self-stratifying microbial fuel cells with three different electrodes sizes and volumes were operated in supercapacitive mode. As the electrodes size increased, the equivalent series resistance decreased, and the overall power was enhanced (small: ES... Read More about Scaling up self-stratifying supercapacitive microbial fuel cell.

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.


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