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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. (in press). Towards adoption of mobile data collection for effective adaptation and climate risk management in Africa. Geoscience Data Journal, 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.

A study on the effects of cognitive overloading and distractions on human movement during robot-assisted dressing (2022)
Journal Article
Camilleri, A. (2022). A study on the effects of cognitive overloading and distractions on human movement during robot-assisted dressing. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 9, Article 815871. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2022.815871

For robots that can provide physical assistance, maintaining synchronicity of the robot and human movement is a precursor for interaction safety. Existing research on collaborative HRI does not consider how synchronicity can be affected if humans are... Read More about A study on the effects of cognitive overloading and distractions on human movement during robot-assisted dressing.

A multi-objective integrated optimisation model for facility location and order allocation problem in a two-level supply chain network (2022)
Journal Article
Amin-Tahmasbi, H., Sadafi, S., Ekren, B. Y., & Kumar, V. (in press). A multi-objective integrated optimisation model for facility location and order allocation problem in a two-level supply chain network. Annals of Operations Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-022-04635-1

This study proposes a mixed-integer multi-objective integrated mathematical model solving facility location and order allocation optimisation problems simultaneously in a two-echelon supply chain network. The proposed problem is motivated by a factor... Read More about A multi-objective integrated optimisation model for facility location and order allocation problem in a two-level supply chain network.

Emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) and its potential for energy production (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Umar, T. (2022, March). Emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) and its potential for energy production. Presented at International Conference on Energy Conservation and Efficiency (ICECE), Pakistan

The adverse impact of the energy production from fossil fuels is now well recognised globally. Likewise, reduction in emissions is the key to tackle climate change issues and achieve environmental sustainability. Therefore, the move towards renewable... Read More about Emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) and its potential for energy production.

Sustainable engineering higher education in Oman-lessons learned from the pandemic (COVID-19), improvements, and suggestions in the teaching, learning and administrative framework (2022)
Journal Article
Honnurvali, M. S., El-Saleh, A. A., Sheikh, A. M., Goh, K., Gupta, N., & Umar, T. (2022). Sustainable engineering higher education in Oman-lessons learned from the pandemic (COVID-19), improvements, and suggestions in the teaching, learning and administrative framework. Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, 35(3), 52-69

This research study has investigated the challenges faced due to the pandemic (COVID-19). This paper further provides recommendations that can be adopted by academics, learners, and administrators to make the education system more robust and sustaina... Read More about Sustainable engineering higher education in Oman-lessons learned from the pandemic (COVID-19), improvements, and suggestions in the teaching, learning and administrative framework.

Development of an analytical model for the FRP retrofitted deficient interior reinforced concrete beam-column joints (2022)
Journal Article
Zia, A., Pu, Z., Holly, I., Umar, T., & Tariq, M. A. U. R. (2022). Development of an analytical model for the FRP retrofitted deficient interior reinforced concrete beam-column joints. Applied Sciences, 12(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/app12052339

Beam‐column joints (BCJs) constructed until the 1970s carry a low shear capability due to the absence of shear reinforcement. Fiber‐reinforced polymers (FRP) are more reliable than other materials to strengthen a weak BCJ. To date, plenty of analytic... Read More about Development of an analytical model for the FRP retrofitted deficient interior reinforced concrete beam-column joints.

A new modified social engineering optimizer algorithm for engineering applications (2022)
Journal Article
Goodarzian, F., Ghasemi, P., Kumar, V., & Abraham, A. (2022). A new modified social engineering optimizer algorithm for engineering applications. Soft Computing, 26, 4333–4361. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00500-022-06837-y

Nowadays, a great deal of attention is paid to metaheuristic algorithms to reach the approximate solution in an acceptable computational time. As one of the recent-developed successful metaheuristics, Social Engineering Optimizer (SEO) algorithm is a... Read More about A new modified social engineering optimizer algorithm for engineering applications.

Response of gyroid lattice structures to impact loads (2022)
Journal Article
Ramos, H., Santiago, R., Soe, S., Theobald, P., & Alves, M. (2022). Response of gyroid lattice structures to impact loads. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 164, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2022.104202

This paper reports on a comprehensive investigation of gyroid lattice structures subject to impact loading. AlSi10Mg samples were manufactured using selective laser melting (SLM) and mechanically characterized using Digital Image Correlation (DIC). U... Read More about Response of gyroid lattice structures to impact loads.

DETI Inspire Engagement Report 2020-2021 (2022)
Report
Fogg Rogers, L., Laggan, S., Bristow, A., Warren, J., Cockbill, L., Lister, L., & Hobbs, L. (2022). DETI Inspire Engagement Report 2020-2021. Bristol, UK: Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation

From September 2020 to December 2021, DETI Inspire has delivered an impressive array of outputs and engagement activities. In two years, the team have directly engaged 6,832 children and 216 teachers from 73 schools and community groups in the West o... Read More about DETI Inspire Engagement Report 2020-2021.

Automatic report-based labelling of clinical EEGs for classifier training (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Western, D., Weber, T., Kandasamy, R., May, F., Taylor, S., Zhu, Y., & Canham, L. (2022). Automatic report-based labelling of clinical EEGs for classifier training. In 2021 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB). https://doi.org/10.1109/SPMB52430.2021.9672295

Machine learning classifiers for detection of abnormal clinical electroencephalography (EEG) signals have advanced signficantly in recent years, largely supported by the carefully curated Temple University Hospital Abnormal EEG Corpus (TUAB). Further... Read More about Automatic report-based labelling of clinical EEGs for classifier training.

Energy harvesting from landing and taxiing of commercial aircraft (2022)
Journal Article
Brown, E. T. G., & Zaidi, Y. (2022). Energy harvesting from landing and taxiing of commercial aircraft. SAE International Journal of Aerospace, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.4271/01-15-01-0004

We demonstrate a virtual proof-of-concept design and experiment for energy harvesting enabling economic and environment-friendly aircraft by recycling forces for power conversion. The harvesting uses piezoelectric materials for extracting energy from... Read More about Energy harvesting from landing and taxiing of commercial aircraft.

Does traffic really disappear when roads are closed? (2021)
Journal Article
Melia, S., & Calvert, T. (in press). Does traffic really disappear when roads are closed?. Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer, https://doi.org/10.1680/jmuen.21.00014

This article describes two studies which aimed to explore the impacts of pedestrianisation or road closures on traffic displacement, travel behaviour and the phenomenon of 'disappearing traffic'. The first study surveyed residents whose travel routes... Read More about Does traffic really disappear when roads are closed?.

Precision fibre angle inspection for carbon fibre composite structures using polarisation vision (2021)
Journal Article
Atkinson, G., O'Hara Nash, S., & Smith, L. (2021). Precision fibre angle inspection for carbon fibre composite structures using polarisation vision. Electronics, 10(22), https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10222765

This paper evaluates the precision of polarisation imaging technology for the inspection of carbon fibre composite components. Specifically, it assesses the feasibility of the technology for fibre orientation measurements based on the premise that li... Read More about Precision fibre angle inspection for carbon fibre composite structures using polarisation vision.

WhiskEye: A biomimetic model of multisensory spatial memory based on sensory reconstruction (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Knowles, T. C., Stentiford, R., & Pearson, M. J. (2021). WhiskEye: A biomimetic model of multisensory spatial memory based on sensory reconstruction. In TAROS 2021: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (408-418). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89177-0_43

We present WhiskEye, a visual tactile robot supporting a neurorobotic investigation of spatial memory as a multisensory reconstructive process. This article outlines the motivation for building WhiskEye; the technical details of the physical robot, a... Read More about WhiskEye: A biomimetic model of multisensory spatial memory based on sensory reconstruction.

The arbitration of nature: State, water, and civil engineering in Northern Ireland directly after partition (2021)
Journal Article
Reinsborough, M. (2021). The arbitration of nature: State, water, and civil engineering in Northern Ireland directly after partition. Water History, 13, 337–373. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12685-021-00284-6

Begun in the summer of 1923, the Silent Valley Reservoir was the first large scale civil engineering project after the division between the North and the South of Ireland. It was the continuation of a previous project. In the late Nineteenth Century... Read More about The arbitration of nature: State, water, and civil engineering in Northern Ireland directly after partition.

Municipal solid waste generation, composition, and resident awareness of recycling in Oman (2021)
Journal Article
Umar, T. (2022). Municipal solid waste generation, composition, and resident awareness of recycling in Oman. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.4018/IJSESD.290317

Currently, the entire daily MSW generated in Oman which is roughly equal to more than 5,000 tons is disposed at more than 300 dumpsites which create a number of sustainability issues. This article attempts to know the composition of MSW in Oman. The... Read More about Municipal solid waste generation, composition, and resident awareness of recycling in Oman.

Smart municipal governance system using confluence of technologies in a developing country scenario (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Shivashankar, K., & Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2021). Smart municipal governance system using confluence of technologies in a developing country scenario. In ICEGOV 2021 Proceedings (535-537). https://doi.org/10.1145/3494193.3494277

Smart Municipal governance system focuses on the development of urban sustainability, infrastructure, economic improvement and providing better service for their citizens. This paper details the ongoing research on developing a model that brings toge... Read More about Smart municipal governance system using confluence of technologies in a developing country scenario.

Initial R-curves for translaminar fracture of quasi-isotropic carbon/epoxy laminates from specimens with increasing size (2021)
Journal Article
Xu, X., Sun, X., & Wisnom, M. (2021). Initial R-curves for translaminar fracture of quasi-isotropic carbon/epoxy laminates from specimens with increasing size. Composites Science and Technology, 216, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2021.109077

In this paper, a set of initial R-curves were measured for three different in-plane sizes using scaled Over-height Compact Tension (OCT) specimens and two different stacking sequences. The data reduction scheme was based on a Virtual Crack Closure Te... Read More about Initial R-curves for translaminar fracture of quasi-isotropic carbon/epoxy laminates from specimens with increasing size.