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Assessing and addressing ethical risk from anthropomorphism and deception in socially assistive robots (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Winkle, K., Caleb-Solly, P., Leonards, U., Turton, A., & Bremner, P. (2021). Assessing and addressing ethical risk from anthropomorphism and deception in socially assistive robots. https://doi.org/10.1145/3434073.3444666

In this paper we apply the recent concept of robot Ethical Risk Assessment to an exemplar Socially Assistive Robot (SAR); specifically considering ethical risks posed by anthropomorphism in this context. We draw on two complimentary studies to demons... Read More about Assessing and addressing ethical risk from anthropomorphism and deception in socially assistive robots.

Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic analysis of a harmonically morphing airfoil using dynamic meshing (2021)
Journal Article
Abdessemed, C., Bouferrouk, A., & yao, Y. (2021). Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic analysis of a harmonically morphing airfoil using dynamic meshing. Acoustics, 3(1), 177-200. https://doi.org/10.3390/acoustics3010013

This work explores the aerodynamic and aeroacoustic responses of an airfoil fitted with a harmonically morphing Trailing Edge Flap (TEF). An unsteady parametrization method adapted for harmonic morphing is introduced, and then coupled with dynamic me... Read More about Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic analysis of a harmonically morphing airfoil using dynamic meshing.

Towards an ontological framework for environmental survey hazard analysis of autonomous systems (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Caleb-Solly, P., & Harper, C. (2021). Towards an ontological framework for environmental survey hazard analysis of autonomous systems

This paper presents current progress in the development of Environmental Survey Hazard Analysis (ESHA), a method of preliminary hazard identification aimed at autonomous system application problems. In addition to performing their design mission, aut... Read More about Towards an ontological framework for environmental survey hazard analysis of autonomous systems.

Investigating the dynamic compression response of elastomeric, additively manufactured fluid-filled structures via experimental and finite element analyses (2021)
Journal Article
Soe, S., Adams, R., Hossain, M., & Theobald, P. (2021). Investigating the dynamic compression response of elastomeric, additively manufactured fluid-filled structures via experimental and finite element analyses. Additive Manufacturing, 39, 101885. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2021.101885

This study evaluates a fluid-filled, closed-cell lattice as a novel route to reducing peak acceleration in impact environments. A conical structure was designed and built using fused filament fabrication. One structure was manufactured hollow (100% a... Read More about Investigating the dynamic compression response of elastomeric, additively manufactured fluid-filled structures via experimental and finite element analyses.

Application of the direct power control strategy in a shunt active filter by exploiting the solar photovoltaic energy as a continuous source (2020)
Journal Article
Nouri, H. (2020). Application of the direct power control strategy in a shunt active filter by exploiting the solar photovoltaic energy as a continuous source. Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems Theory, 20(4), 410-424

In order to follow the standard recommendations of the electrical energy quality (IEEE519) on the distribution network, the active filter have responded to these recommendations, which require that the Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) must be less tha... Read More about Application of the direct power control strategy in a shunt active filter by exploiting the solar photovoltaic energy as a continuous source.

Big data for design option repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction (2020)
Journal Article
Gbadamosi, A., Oyedele, L., Mahamadu, A., Kusimo, H., Bilal, M., Davila Delgado, J. M., & Muhammed-Yakubu, N. (2020). Big data for design option repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction. Automation in Construction, 120, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103388

A persistent barrier to the adoption of offsite construction is the lack of information for assessing prefabrication alternatives and the choices of suppliers. This study integrates three aspects of offsite construction, including BIM, DFMA and big d... Read More about Big data for design option repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction.

Laser powder bed fusion of WC-reinforced Hastelloy-X composite: Microstructure and mechanical properties (2020)
Journal Article
Han, Q., Gu, Y., Gu, H., Yin, Y., Song, J., Zhang, Z., & Soe, S. (2021). Laser powder bed fusion of WC-reinforced Hastelloy-X composite: Microstructure and mechanical properties. Journal of Materials Science, 56, 1768-1782. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-020-05327-6

Nickel-based superalloys such as Hastelloy X (HX) are widely used in gas turbine engines for their exceptional oxidation resistance and high-temperature strength. The addition of ceramic reinforcement further enhances these superalloys’ mechanical pe... Read More about Laser powder bed fusion of WC-reinforced Hastelloy-X composite: Microstructure and mechanical properties.

The effect of heat treatment of AlSi10Mg on the energy absorption performance of surface-based structures (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Robinson, M., Han, Q., Gu, H., Soe, S., & Setchi, R. (2021). The effect of heat treatment of AlSi10Mg on the energy absorption performance of surface-based structures. In S. Scholz, R. Howlett, & R. Setchi (Eds.), Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2020. , (395-402). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8131-1_35

Additive Manufacturing of cellular lattice structures offers opportunities to fine-tune the mechanical response by altering geometric variables. It is known that heat treatment cycles provide an effective way of altering mechanical properties while r... Read More about The effect of heat treatment of AlSi10Mg on the energy absorption performance of surface-based structures.

Using FFF and topology optimisation to increase crushing strength in equestrian helmets (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Soe, S., Robinson, M., Gaisin, K., Adams, R., Palkowski, T., & Theobald, P. (2021). Using FFF and topology optimisation to increase crushing strength in equestrian helmets. In S. Scholz, R. Howlett, & R. Setchi (Eds.), Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2020. , (369-377). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8131-1_33

International standards ensure that equestrian helmets achieve high performance. Recently, one such standard (PAS 015) was revised to include a lateral deformation requirement, ensuring helmets can withstand the potential crushing forces associated w... Read More about Using FFF and topology optimisation to increase crushing strength in equestrian helmets.

Development of design criteria for novel 3D-printed quadric-surfaced sludge digesters for wastewater infrastructure (2020)
Thesis
Ramroop, N. Development of design criteria for novel 3D-printed quadric-surfaced sludge digesters for wastewater infrastructure. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/3633590

The quadric-surfaced sludge digester (QSD), also known as the egg-shaped sludge digester, has proven its advantages over traditional cylindrical digesters recently. A reduction in operational cost is the dominant factor. Its shell can be described as... Read More about Development of design criteria for novel 3D-printed quadric-surfaced sludge digesters for wastewater infrastructure.

A multi-objective mixed-integer linear model for sustainable fruit closed-loop supply chain network (2020)
Journal Article
Jabarzadeh, Y., Reyhani Yamchi, H., Kumar, V., & Ghaffarinasab, N. (in press). A multi-objective mixed-integer linear model for sustainable fruit closed-loop supply chain network. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 31(5), 1351-1373. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-12-2019-0276

Purpose: This paper aims to present a closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) optimization problem for a perishable agricultural product to achieve three pillars of sustainability, including minimizing total network costs and carbon dioxide emissions from di... Read More about A multi-objective mixed-integer linear model for sustainable fruit closed-loop supply chain network.

Nano reinforced cement paste composite with functionalized graphene and pristine graphene nanoplatelets (2020)
Journal Article
Qureshi, T. S., & Panesar, D. K. (2020). Nano reinforced cement paste composite with functionalized graphene and pristine graphene nanoplatelets. Composites Part B: Engineering, 197, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108063

This study examines and compares the workability, hydration, mechanical, microstructure and transport properties of cement paste composites containing the three forms of graphene-based 2D nanomaterials synthesised from epigenetic graphite deposit, na... Read More about Nano reinforced cement paste composite with functionalized graphene and pristine graphene nanoplatelets.

Performance measurement for supply chains in the industry 4.0 era: A balanced scorecard approach (2020)
Journal Article
Frederico, G. F., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Kumar, A., & Kumar, V. (2020). Performance measurement for supply chains in the industry 4.0 era: A balanced scorecard approach. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 70(4), 789-807. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-08-2019-0400

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a theoretical approach based on the balanced scorecard (BSC) with regard to performance measurement – PM in supply chains for the Industry 4.0 era. Design/methodology/approach: This paper combines the... Read More about Performance measurement for supply chains in the industry 4.0 era: A balanced scorecard approach.

Numerical modelling of Quadric- Surfaced Sludge Digesters (QSD) within wastewater infrastructure using 3D printing techniques (2020)
Journal Article
Tota-Maharaj, K., & Ramroop, N. (2020). Numerical modelling of Quadric- Surfaced Sludge Digesters (QSD) within wastewater infrastructure using 3D printing techniques. Institute of Water Journal, 25-31

The quadric-surfaced sludge digesters (QSDs), sometimes referred to as egg-shaped sludge reactors, are becoming more popular within wastewater treatment works as of recently. These tanked systems with their shell structure provide a surface free of d... Read More about Numerical modelling of Quadric- Surfaced Sludge Digesters (QSD) within wastewater infrastructure using 3D printing techniques.

Benchmarking of cleaner production in sand mould casting companies (2020)
Journal Article
da Silva, H. G., Ferreira, J. C. E., Kumar, V., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (in press). Benchmarking of cleaner production in sand mould casting companies. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 31(5), 1407-1435. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-12-2019-0272

Purpose: The purpose of this research was to develop new sustainability indicators consistent with the sand mould casting industry, through benchmarking of cleaner production (CP), in order to identify the levels of practice and performance of compan... Read More about Benchmarking of cleaner production in sand mould casting companies.

A comparative study on glass and carbon fibre reinforced laminated composites in scaled quasi-static indentation tests (2020)
Journal Article
Fotouhi, M., Damghani, M., Leong, M. C., Fotouhi, S., Jalalvand, M., & Wisnom, M. R. (2020). A comparative study on glass and carbon fibre reinforced laminated composites in scaled quasi-static indentation tests. Composite Structures, 245, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112327

This paper investigates the effect of fibre properties of composite structures on the mechanical performance and formation of low-velocity impact damage. Quasi-static indentation tests were conducted on a comprehensive set of scaled Quasi Isotropic (... Read More about A comparative study on glass and carbon fibre reinforced laminated composites in scaled quasi-static indentation tests.

Innovative technologies for sustainable textile coloration, patterning, and surface effects (2020)
Book Chapter
Kane, F., Shen, J., Morgan, L., Prajapati, C., Tyrer, J., & Smith, E. (2020). Innovative technologies for sustainable textile coloration, patterning, and surface effects. In S. S. Muthu, & M. A. Gardetti (Eds.), Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries: Sustainable Textiles, Clothing Design and Repurposing (99-127). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38545-3_4

The environmental impact of textile dyeing and finishing is of paramount concern in the textile industry. Enzyme and laser processing technologies present attractive alternatives to conventional textile coloration and surface patterning methods. Both... Read More about Innovative technologies for sustainable textile coloration, patterning, and surface effects.

Investigating the effectiveness of different interaction modalities for spatial human-robot interaction (2020)
Conference Proceeding
He, J., van Maris, A., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2020). Investigating the effectiveness of different interaction modalities for spatial human-robot interaction. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378273

With the increasing use of social robots in real environments, one of the areas of research requiring more attention is the study of human-robot interaction (HRI) when a person and robot are moving close to each other. Understanding effective ways to... Read More about Investigating the effectiveness of different interaction modalities for spatial human-robot interaction.

The impact of affective verbal expressions in social robots (2020)
Conference Proceeding
van Maris, A., Sutherland, A., Mazel, A., Dogramadzi, S., Zook, N., Studley, M., …Caleb-Solly, P. (2020). The impact of affective verbal expressions in social robots. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378358

This research investigates whether there is an ethical concern in robots misrepresenting their internal state through speech. Participants were asked to discuss their food preferences with a robot, where the robot would either respond through facts o... Read More about The impact of affective verbal expressions in social robots.

Speech related accessibility issues in social robots (2020)
Conference Proceeding
van Maris, A., Dogramadzi, S., Zook, N., Studley, M., Winfield, A., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2020). Speech related accessibility issues in social robots. In HRI '20: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. , (505-507). https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378379

This work describes an incidental finding from a longitudinal Human-Robot Interaction study that was investigating whether a robot showing emotions during interactions with older adults was perceived differently than to a robot that did not display e... Read More about Speech related accessibility issues in social robots.