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Design optimization of grid-connected PV-Hydrogen for energy prosumers considering sector-coupling paradigm: Case study of a university building in Algeria (2020)
Journal Article
Mokhtara, C., Negrou, B., Settou, N., Bouferrouk, A., & Yao, Y. (in press). Design optimization of grid-connected PV-Hydrogen for energy prosumers considering sector-coupling paradigm: Case study of a university building in Algeria. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.10.069

Integrating sector coupling technologies into Hydrogen (H2) based hybrid renewable energy systems (HRES) is becoming a promising way to create energy prosumers, despite the very little research work being done in this largely unexplored field. In thi... Read More about Design optimization of grid-connected PV-Hydrogen for energy prosumers considering sector-coupling paradigm: Case study of a university building in Algeria.

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.

A GIS-MOPSO integrated method for optimal design of grid-connected HRES for educational buildings (2020)
Book Chapter
Mokhtar, C., Negrou, B., Settou, N., Bouferrouk, A., Yao, Y., & Messaoudi, D. A GIS-MOPSO integrated method for optimal design of grid-connected HRES for educational buildings. In Springer Proceedings in Energy (371-378). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6595-3_48

In this paper, an optimal design of a grid-connected PV-battery-hydrogen hybrid renewable energy system (HRES) at a University campus in Ouargla, Algeria is carried out. To achieve this goal, geographical information system (GIS), CAD software and mu... Read More about A GIS-MOPSO integrated method for optimal design of grid-connected HRES for educational buildings.

Development of adaptive control methodologies and algorithms for nonlinear dynamic systems based on u-control framework (2020)
Thesis
Qiu, J. Development of adaptive control methodologies and algorithms for nonlinear dynamic systems based on u-control framework. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490642

Inspired by the U-model based control system design (or called U-control system design), this study is mainly divided into three parts. The first one is a U-model based control system for unstable non-minimum phase system. Pulling theorems are prop... Read More about Development of adaptive control methodologies and algorithms for nonlinear dynamic systems based on u-control framework.

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. (2020). Demand forecasting of short life cycle products using data mining techniques. In Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations. AIAI 2020

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.