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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.

Demand Forecasting of Short Life Cycle Products using Data Mining Techniques (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Afifi, A. (in press). Demand Forecasting of Short Life Cycle Products using Data Mining Techniques

Products with short life cycles are becoming increasingly common in many industries due to higher levels of competition, shorter product development time and increased product diversity. Accurate demand forecasting of such products is crucial as it p... Read More about Demand Forecasting of Short Life Cycle Products using Data Mining Techniques.

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.

Simulated pilot-in-the-loop testing of handling qualities of the flexible wing aircraft (2020)
Journal Article
Portapas, V., & Cooke, A. (2020). Simulated pilot-in-the-loop testing of handling qualities of the flexible wing aircraft. Aviation, 24(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3846/aviation.2020.12175

© 2020 The Author(s). Published by VGTU Press. This article aims to indicate the differences between rigid and flexible wing aircraft flying (FQ) and handling (HQ) qualities. The Simulation Framework for Flexible Aircraft was used to provide a generi... Read More about Simulated pilot-in-the-loop testing of handling qualities of the flexible wing aircraft.

An Investigation of a Morphing Flapped Wing (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Madi, F., Kanaa, Z., Narayan, P., & Yao, Y. (2020, February). An Investigation of a Morphing Flapped Wing. Paper presented at Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC2020), Bordeaux, France

This study investigated the design, development, and validation of an alternative method to achieve morphing in wings through the implementation of a sliding mechanism concept. Performance was tested at a specific Reynolds number (Re = 0.62 × 106). M... Read More about An Investigation of a Morphing Flapped Wing.

A composite feedback approach to stabilize nonholonomic systems with time varying time delays and nonlinear disturbances (2020)
Journal Article
Rasoolinasab, S., Mobayen, S., Fekih, A., Narayan, P., & Yao, Y. (2020). A composite feedback approach to stabilize nonholonomic systems with time varying time delays and nonlinear disturbances. ISA Transactions, 101, 177-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isatra.2020.02.009

In this work, we propose a robust stabilizer for nonholonomic systems with time varying time delays and nonlinear disturbances. The proposed approach implements a composite nonlinear feedback structure in which a linear controller is designed to yiel... Read More about A composite feedback approach to stabilize nonholonomic systems with time varying time delays and nonlinear disturbances.

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.

Analysis of the spin dynamics of a single-engine low-wing aeroplane (2019)
Thesis
Schrader, S. H. Analysis of the spin dynamics of a single-engine low-wing aeroplane. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490886

As spinning is still involved in around 60% of all aircraft accidents (BFU, 1985 and Belcastro, 2009), this aerodynamic phenomenon is still not fully understood. As U.S. and European Certification Specifications do not require recoveries from fully d... Read More about Analysis of the spin dynamics of a single-engine low-wing aeroplane.

Effect of hot cracking on the mechanical properties of Hastelloy X superalloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing (2019)
Journal Article
Han, Q., Gu, Y., Soe, S., Lacan, F., & Setchi, R. (2020). Effect of hot cracking on the mechanical properties of Hastelloy X superalloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing. Optics and Laser Technology, 124, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlastec.2019.105984

Nickel-based superalloys such as Hastelloy X (HX) are widely used in gas turbine engine applications and the aerospace industry. HX is susceptible to hot cracking, however, when processed using additive manufacturing technologies such as laser powder... Read More about Effect of hot cracking on the mechanical properties of Hastelloy X superalloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.

Making a brick fly – a novel UAV airframe for survey applications (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2019, November). Making a brick fly – a novel UAV airframe for survey applications. Presented at Commercial UAV Show 2019, Excel, London

In this talk, Steve Wright presents the development and test of a novel UAV for the placement and subsequent retrieval of monitoring equipment in remote brownfield locations, for application in monitoring of threatened wildlife in insecure areas.

Experimental evaluation of residual tensile strength of hybrid composite aerospace materials after low velocity impact (2019)
Journal Article
Damghani, M., Ersoy, N., Piorkowski, M., & Murphy, A. (2019). Experimental evaluation of residual tensile strength of hybrid composite aerospace materials after low velocity impact. Composites Part B: Engineering, 179, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107537

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Although much work has considered hybridised Carbon and Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymers to positively influence the performance of composite structures when subjected to transverse impact loading, there is limited understanding co... Read More about Experimental evaluation of residual tensile strength of hybrid composite aerospace materials after low velocity impact.

Dynamic mesh framework for morphing wings CFD (2019)
Thesis
Abdessemed, C. Dynamic mesh framework for morphing wings CFD. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490739

In this work, a framework to perform high fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of dynamically morphing airfoils and wings is presented. An unsteady parametric method to model the deforming motion is proposed and then implemented in a... Read More about Dynamic mesh framework for morphing wings CFD.

Fatigue behaviour of un-notched and open-hole quasi-isotropic pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Fotouhi, M., Suwarta, P., Jenkin, R., Jalalvand, M., & Wisnom, M. (2019, August). Fatigue behaviour of un-notched and open-hole quasi-isotropic pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates. Presented at ICCM22

This paper investigates fatigue behaviour of a QI composite made from thin carbon plies and standard thickness glass plies. As illustrated in Fig. 2, this orientation-dispersed QI thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminate showed a successful pseudo-ducti... Read More about Fatigue behaviour of un-notched and open-hole quasi-isotropic pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates.

Investigation of the hybrid effect in high performance quasi-isotropic thin-ply carbon/glass composites under tension (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Idarraga, G., Fotouhi, M., Jalalvand, M., J, M., & Wisnom, M. (2019, August). Investigation of the hybrid effect in high performance quasi-isotropic thin-ply carbon/glass composites under tension. Presented at ICCM22

This work studies the hybrid effect in high performance Quasi-Isotropic (QI) composite plates under tensile loading. The hybrid effect is the enhancement in strain at failure of the carbon fibre layers in the hybrid composite compared with a pure car... Read More about Investigation of the hybrid effect in high performance quasi-isotropic thin-ply carbon/glass composites under tension.

Achieving gradual failure in hybrid composite laminates- progressing from tension to beding (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Jalalvand, M., Idarraga, G., Fotouhi, M., Meza, J., & Wisnom, M. (2019, August). Achieving gradual failure in hybrid composite laminates- progressing from tension to beding. Presented at ICCM22

Most of the progress to-date about achieving gradual failure have been mainly focused on in-plane loading and particularly tension. In many real structural applications, the load is not pure in-plane and is a mix of in-plane and transverse. One of th... Read More about Achieving gradual failure in hybrid composite laminates- progressing from tension to beding.

Investigating polyethersulfone interleaved Glass/Carbon hybrid composite under impact and its comparison with GLARE (2019)
Journal Article
Fotouhi, S., Clamp, J., Bolouri, A., Pozegic, T. R., & Fotouhi, M. (2019). Investigating polyethersulfone interleaved Glass/Carbon hybrid composite under impact and its comparison with GLARE. Composite Structures, 226, 111268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111268

A tough polyethersulfone (PES) membrane was utilized as a novel reinforcement to improve impact performance of a carbon/glass hybrid composite. The hybrid composite was made of a glass fibre/epoxy block that was sandwiched between two carbon fibre/ep... Read More about Investigating polyethersulfone interleaved Glass/Carbon hybrid composite under impact and its comparison with GLARE.

Verification of a low fidelity fast simulation framework through RANS simulations (2019)
Journal Article
Carrizales, M. A., Dussart, G., Portapas, V., Pontillo, A., & Lone, M. (2020). Verification of a low fidelity fast simulation framework through RANS simulations. CEAS Aeronautical Journal, 11(1), 161-176. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13272-019-00409-x

© 2019, The Author(s). Verification and validation of simulation models are critical steps in engineering. This paper aims at verifying the suitability of reduced order aerodynamic models used in an aeroservoelastic framework designed to analyze the... Read More about Verification of a low fidelity fast simulation framework through RANS simulations.

Blockchain enabled industrial Internet of Things technology (2019)
Journal Article
Zhao, S., Li, S., & Yao, Y. (2019). Blockchain enabled industrial Internet of Things technology. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 6(6), 1442-1453. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSS.2019.2924054

The emerging blockchain technology shows promising potential to enhance industrial systems and the Internet of things (IoT) by providing applications with redundancy, immutable storage, and encryption. In the past a few years, many more applications... Read More about Blockchain enabled industrial Internet of Things technology.

Pin-fin shape and orientation effects on wall heat transfer predictions of gas turbine blade (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Effendy, M., Yao, Y., Yao, J., & Marchant, D. R. (2019). Pin-fin shape and orientation effects on wall heat transfer predictions of gas turbine blade. In EXPLORING RESOURCES, PROCESS AND DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Industrial Application (ICETIA) 2018, (020008). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5112392

Turbine blades are often exposed to the ‘hot’ gas environment and thus it is essential to apply effective cooling technique to extend the blade lifetime. In the present work, wall heat transfer characteristics inside a blade trailing-edge coolant pas... Read More about Pin-fin shape and orientation effects on wall heat transfer predictions of gas turbine blade.

Numerical study of pin-fin cooling on gas turbine blades (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Effendy, M., Yao, Y., Sugati, D., & Tjahjono, T. (2019). Numerical study of pin-fin cooling on gas turbine blades. In Exploring resources, process and design for sustainable urban development: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Industrial Application (ICETIA) 2018, (060022). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5112493

This paper describes a numerical study of internal pin-fin cooling performance of a trailing-edge cutback configuration for gas turbine blade. The study was performed at two steps: first, to validate simulation results from an existing TE cutback coo... Read More about Numerical study of pin-fin cooling on gas turbine blades.



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