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Fatigue behaviour of pseudo-ductile unidirectional thin-ply carbon/epoxy-glass/epoxy hybrid composites (2019)
Journal Article
Suwarta, P., Fotouhi, M., Czél, G., Longana, M., & Wisnom, M. R. (2019). Fatigue behaviour of pseudo-ductile unidirectional thin-ply carbon/epoxy-glass/epoxy hybrid composites. Composite Structures, 224, 110996. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.110996

This paper is the first detailed investigation of the fatigue behavior of pseudo-ductile unidirectional (UD) thin-ply interlayer hybrids made of thin-ply carbon/epoxy plies sandwiched between standard thickness glass/epoxy plies under two scenarios:... Read More

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

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

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

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

Numerical study of pin-fin cooling on gas turbine blades (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Effendy, M., Yao, Y., Sugati, D., & Tjahjono, T. (in press). 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

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. (in press). 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

Understanding the influence of laminate stacking sequence on strain/stress concentrations in thin laminates at repair holes with large scarf angles (2019)
Journal Article
Damghani, M., Bakunowicz, J., & Murphy, A. (in press). Understanding the influence of laminate stacking sequence on strain/stress concentrations in thin laminates at repair holes with large scarf angles. Journal of Composite Materials, https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998319855772

Scarf repair is widely used in the restoration of structural performance of damaged aircraft secondary structures. Such mrepairs result in reduced thickness sections which are significantly larger than those associated with typical fastener holes. Si... Read More

Ethical and safety implications of the growing use of civilian drone (2019)
Journal Article
Wright, S. (in press). Ethical and safety implications of the growing use of civilian drone

This document responds to a request for evidence made by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on March 7th, 2019, seeking to inform an inquiry into the “ethical and safety implications of the growing use of civilian drones, of all si... Read More

Blockchain enabled industrial Internet of Things technology (2019)
Journal Article
Zhao, S., & Li, S. (in press). Blockchain enabled industrial Internet of Things technology. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 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

Influence of non-iterative time-advancement schemes on the aerodynamic prediction of pitching airfoils using dynamic mesh (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Abdessemed, C., Yao, Y., Bouferrouk, A., & Narayan, P. (2019, June). Influence of non-iterative time-advancement schemes on the aerodynamic prediction of pitching airfoils using dynamic mesh. Paper presented at 8th International Symposium on Physics of Fluids (ISPF8)

A pitching airfoil problem is addressed in this paper to assess the use of a non-iterative time-advancement (NITA) scheme with dynamic mesh method, and also to estimate possible CPU time savings. Simulations have shown that using a combination of dyn... Read More

In-cylinder investigation of CAI combustion with negative valve overlap and simultaneous chemiluminescence analysis (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Yang, C., Zhao, H., & Megaritis, T. (2019, June). In-cylinder investigation of CAI combustion with negative valve overlap and simultaneous chemiluminescence analysis. Paper presented at SAE World Congress & Exhibition

The negative valve overlap has been shown as one of the most effective means to achieve controlled autoignition combustion in a four-stroke gasoline engine. A number of researches have been carried out on the performance and emission characteristics... Read More

Periodically regenerating diesel particulate filter with hydrogen addition: Towards a fuel reformer – diesel engine aftertreatment system (2019)
Presentation / Conference
diesel engine aftertreatment system. Poster presented at FISITA2010 World Automotive Congress

The introduction of various advanced diesel engine technologies has resulted in a substantial increase of the market share of diesel engines. However, control of diesel particulate matter (PM) and NOx emissions remains a significant challenge. In... Read More

Fuel efficient, continuously regenerating diesel particulate filter with on-board hydrogen production: Towards a fuel reformer – Diesel engine aftertreatment system (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Theinnoi, K., Tsolakis, A., Megaritis, T., & Yang, C. (2019, May). Fuel efficient, continuously regenerating diesel particulate filter with on-board hydrogen production: Towards a fuel reformer – Diesel engine aftertreatment system. Paper presented at FISITA 2010 World Automotive Congress

The major long term challenge for the automotive industry is the substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions with a simultaneous reduction in all other regulated emissions. Although local pollutant emissions (specifically NOx, CO, HC and so... Read More

Acoustic emission based investigation on the effect of temperature and hybridization on drop weight impact and post-impact residual strength of hemp and basalt fibres reinforced polymer composite laminates (2019)
Journal Article
Suresh Kumar, C., Fotouhi, M., Saeedifar, M., & Arumugam, V. (2019). Acoustic emission based investigation on the effect of temperature and hybridization on drop weight impact and post-impact residual strength of hemp and basalt fibres reinforced polymer composite laminates. Composites Part B: Engineering, 173, 106962. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.106962

This paper investigates the effect of temperature and hybridization on the impact damage evolution and post-impact residual strength of hemp/epoxy, basalt/epoxy and their hybrid laminates, using mechanical and acoustic emission (AE) based analysis. T... Read More

Polyether sulfone interleaved glass/carbon hybrid composite under impact loading (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Fotouhi, S., Clamp, J., Bolouri, A., & Fotouhi, M. (2019, May). Polyether sulfone interleaved glass/carbon hybrid composite under impact loading. Poster presented at Comptest2019

This work presents an attempt to improve the low velocity impact performance of Carbon/Glass hybrid composites by interleaving with tough polyether sulfone (PES) membranes. The hybrid composite was made of a glass/epoxy block that was sandwiched betw... Read More

The analysis of tool wear mechanisms in the machining of pre-sintered zirconia dental crowns (2019)
Journal Article
Irvine, D., Dailami, F., Goh, M., & Matthews, J. (in press). The analysis of tool wear mechanisms in the machining of pre-sintered zirconia dental crowns. Procedia Manufacturing,

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

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

Investigation of transverse residual stresses in a thick pultruded composite using digital image correlation with hole drilling (2019)
Journal Article
Yuksel, O., Baran, I., Ersoy, N., & Akkerman, R. (2019). Investigation of transverse residual stresses in a thick pultruded composite using digital image correlation with hole drilling. Composite Structures, 223, 110954. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.110954

Process induced residual stresses are one of the main sources of defects such as (pre)mature matrix cracking during pultrusion of fiber reinforced polymer composite profiles. Recently,comprehensive process models have been developed to understand and... Read More