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An integrated eco-design decision making tool (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Romli, A., Prickett, P., Setchi, R., & Soe, S. (2016). An integrated eco-design decision making tool. In Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016, (537--548). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32098-4

The application of an integrated eco-design decision making tool is presented as a case study considering the design of an office chair base. This study brings together the analysis of factors relating to manufacturing processes, product usage and en... Read More about An integrated eco-design decision making tool.

Modelling framework for flight dynamics of flexible aircraft (2016)
Journal Article
Portapas, V., Cooke, A., & Lone, M. (2016). Modelling framework for flight dynamics of flexible aircraft. Aviation, 20(4), 173-182. https://doi.org/10.3846/16487788.2016.1264719

Flight dynamics and handling qualities of any flexible aircraft can be analysed within Cranfield Aircraft Accelerated Loads Model (CA2LM) framework. Modelling techniques and methods used to develop the framework are presented. Aerodynamic surfaces we... Read More about Modelling framework for flight dynamics of flexible aircraft.

Performance analysis of the generalised projection identification for time-varying systems (2016)
Journal Article
Ding, F., Xu, L., & Zhu, Q. (2016). Performance analysis of the generalised projection identification for time-varying systems. IET Control Theory and Applications, 10(18), 2506-2514. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-cta.2016.0202

© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2016. The least mean square methods include two typical parameter estimation algorithms, which are the projection algorithm and the stochastic gradient algorithm, the former is sensitive to noise and th... Read More about Performance analysis of the generalised projection identification for time-varying systems.

Eliminating micro-porous layer from gas diffusion electrode for use in high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (2016)
Journal Article
Su, H., Xu, Q., Chong, J., Li, H., Sita, C., & Pasupathi, S. (2017). Eliminating micro-porous layer from gas diffusion electrode for use in high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. Journal of Power Sources, 341, 302-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.12.029

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. In this work, we report a simple strategy to improve the performance of high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (HT-PEMFC) by eliminating the micro-porous layer (MPL) from its gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs). Due... Read More about Eliminating micro-porous layer from gas diffusion electrode for use in high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell.

Design of sliding-mode observer for a class of uncertain neutral stochastic systems (2016)
Journal Article
Liu, Z., Zhao, L., Zhu, Q., & Gao, C. (2017). Design of sliding-mode observer for a class of uncertain neutral stochastic systems. International Journal of Systems Science, 48(7), 1380-1394. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207721.2016.1258597

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The problem of robust H∞ control for a class of uncertain neutral stochastic systems (NSS) is investigated by utilising the sliding-mode observer (SMO) technique. This paper presents a n... Read More about Design of sliding-mode observer for a class of uncertain neutral stochastic systems.

Numerical investigation on shock train control and applications in a scramjet engine (2016)
Journal Article
Xing, F., Ruan, C., Huang, Y., Fang, X., & Yao, Y. (2017). Numerical investigation on shock train control and applications in a scramjet engine. Aerospace Science and Technology, 60, 162-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ast.2016.11.007

Different factors which help to control the shock train in the scramjet isolator and combustor were analyzed via numerical investigations, and were applied to a whole scramjet engine in the working environment. A streamline traced Busemann inlet is p... Read More about Numerical investigation on shock train control and applications in a scramjet engine.

U-model enhanced control of nonminimum-phase dynamic systems (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Qiu, J., Zhu, Q., Nibouche, M., & Yao, Y. (2016, November). U-model enhanced control of nonminimum-phase dynamic systems. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (ICMIC-2016)

In this study, U-model based control system design methodology is expanded into control of nonminimum-phase (NMP) dynamic systems. With U-model framework, a desired minimum-phase (MP) plant is established, which forms as a generic prototype. To achie... Read More about U-model enhanced control of nonminimum-phase dynamic systems.

Modelling and simulations of a narrow track tilting vehicle (2016)
Journal Article
Chong, J., Marco, J., & Greenwood, D. (2016). Modelling and simulations of a narrow track tilting vehicle. Exchanges, 4(1), 86-105

Narrow track tilting vehicle is a new category of vehicle that combines the dynamical abilities of a passenger car with a motorcycle. In the presence of overturning moments during cornering, an accurate assessment of the lateral dynamics plays an imp... Read More about Modelling and simulations of a narrow track tilting vehicle.

In-flight wing deformation measurements on a glider (2016)
Journal Article
Bakunowicz, J., & Meyer, R. (2016). In-flight wing deformation measurements on a glider. Aeronautical Journal, 120(1234), 1917-1931. https://doi.org/10.1017/aer.2016.98

Flight testing is both vital for collecting data for aeronautic research and at the same timefascinating for its contributors. Taking a glider as a versatile test bed example, this paper presents a transnational measurement campaign within the framew... Read More about In-flight wing deformation measurements on a glider.

Investigation of three-dimensional shock wave/turbulent-boundary-layer interaction initiated by a single fin (2016)
Journal Article
Fang, J., Yao, Y., Zheltovodov, A. A., & Lu, L. (2017). Investigation of three-dimensional shock wave/turbulent-boundary-layer interaction initiated by a single fin. AIAA Journal, 55(2), 509-523. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J055283

Three-dimensional shock wave/turbulent-boundary-layer interaction of a hypersonic flow passing a single fin mounted on a flat plate at a Mach number of five and unit Reynolds number 3.7×10^7 was conducted by a large-eddy simulation approach. The perf... Read More about Investigation of three-dimensional shock wave/turbulent-boundary-layer interaction initiated by a single fin.

Model-based development of MAV altitude control via ground-based equipment (2016)
Journal Article
Wright, S. (2016). Model-based development of MAV altitude control via ground-based equipment. International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 28(4), 361-369. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMIC.2017.10007332

This paper presents the development and demonstration of an automated altitude controller for a very low weight Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) (i.e. less than 15g), via low-cost ground-based equipment, and without the provision of active telemetry data from... Read More about Model-based development of MAV altitude control via ground-based equipment.

Rapid, automated test, verification and validation for CubeSats (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Zaidi, Y., Fitz-Coy, N. G., & van Zyl, R. (2016, September). Rapid, automated test, verification and validation for CubeSats. Paper presented at 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

From the experiences learned in the ZA-CUBE-1 mission, bringing up of a small-scale mission assurance facility is reported. The first of a series of actions envisaged to accomplish the facility is achieving functional test and verification, and the s... Read More about Rapid, automated test, verification and validation for CubeSats.

Numerical investigation of wavy-annular airwater two-pase flow in a small horizontal pipe (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Arini, A., Yao, J., Gordon, T., & Yao, Y. (2016, September). Numerical investigation of wavy-annular airwater two-pase flow in a small horizontal pipe. Paper presented at EFCM11 11th European Fluid Mechanics Conference

This study has been carried out using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to investigate the annular two phase flow behavior that flow pattern has some desirable features for renewable energy system application. The circumferential distribution of t... Read More about Numerical investigation of wavy-annular airwater two-pase flow in a small horizontal pipe.

Benchmark 2 - Springback of a Jaguar Land Rover aluminium (2016)
Journal Article
Allen, M., Oliveira, M., Hazra, S., Adetoro, O., Das, A., & Cardoso, R. (2016). Benchmark 2 - Springback of a Jaguar Land Rover aluminium. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 734(A), https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/734/2/022002

The aim of this benchmark is the numerical prediction of the springback of an aluminium panel used in the production of a Jaguar car. The numerical simulation of springback has been very important for the reduction of die try outs through the design... Read More about Benchmark 2 - Springback of a Jaguar Land Rover aluminium.

Large-scale turbulent secondary flows induced by spanwise alternatively distributed strips control (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Ni, W., Fang, J., Yao, Y., Moulinec, C., & Lu, L. (2016, September). Large-scale turbulent secondary flows induced by spanwise alternatively distributed strips control. Poster presented at UKTC Annual Workshop

In this study, direct numerical simulations (DNS) of a weakly compressible turbulent channel flow with Spanwise Alternatively Distributed Strips (SADS) control are conducted to investigate the characteristics of the LSSV induced by small-scale wall a... Read More about Large-scale turbulent secondary flows induced by spanwise alternatively distributed strips control.

Tetrahedral mesh improvement by shell transformation (2016)
Journal Article
Chen, J., Zheng, J., Zheng, Y., Xiao, Z., Si, H., & Yao, Y. (2016). Tetrahedral mesh improvement by shell transformation. Engineering with Computers, 33(3), 393-414. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00366-016-0480-z

Existing flips for tetrahedral meshes simply make a selection from a few possible configurations within a single shell (i.e., a polyhedron that can be filled up with a mesh composed of a set of elements that meet each other at one edge), and their ef... Read More about Tetrahedral mesh improvement by shell transformation.

On the effect of the distance between longitudinally ridged walls in a turbulent channel flow (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Castagna, J., & Yao, Y. (2016, September). On the effect of the distance between longitudinally ridged walls in a turbulent channel flow. Poster presented at UKTC Annual Workshop

Direct numerical simulation (DNS) of a turbulent channel flow with longitudinally rigid walls set at different distances has been carried out and results are analyzed and presented, together with findings and observations.

Shock-wave/boundary layer interaction control using spark-jet and micro-vortex generator (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Fang, J., Yang, G., Yao, Y., Liu, C., & Lu, L. (2016, September). Shock-wave/boundary layer interaction control using spark-jet and micro-vortex generator. Poster presented at UKTC Annual Workshop

We present Large-Eddy Simulation of two control devices: active control by SparkJet and passive control by MVG. It is found that both methods can greatly alleviate the separation. Flowfield analysis shows that the streamwise counter-rotating vortex g... Read More about Shock-wave/boundary layer interaction control using spark-jet and micro-vortex generator.

Design of U-PPC-Type II for nonlinear systems (2016)
Journal Article
Zhu, G., Qiu, J., Zhu, Q., Narayan, P. P., & Wright, S. (2016). Design of U-PPC-Type II for nonlinear systems. https://doi.org/10.1109/ChiCC.2016.7555008

In this study, a new U-PPC-Type II (U-model Pole Placement Control Type II) control system design procedure is proposed based on the U-model principle. The objective of a U-PPC-Type II design is to determine a linear controller Gc from a specified cl... Read More about Design of U-PPC-Type II for nonlinear systems.

Comparative study on pole placement controller design with U-Model approach & classical approach (2016)
Journal Article
Mokhtar, N., Qiu, J., Zhu, G., Zhu, Q., Nibouche, M., & Yao, Y. (2016). Comparative study on pole placement controller design with U-Model approach & classical approach. https://doi.org/10.1109/ChiCC.2016.7555009

© 2016 TCCT. As a universal framework, U-model has established an enabling design prototype for the control of non-linear dynamic plants with concise and applicable linear approaches. This study is devoted to a remaining fundamental research question... Read More about Comparative study on pole placement controller design with U-Model approach & classical approach.