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CFD based design optimization of a cabinet nitrogen generator

Gutiérrez, B. A., Minisci, E. & Chisholm, G., 1 Jan 2019, Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design Optimization and Control With Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems. Andrés-Pérez, E., González, L., Periaux, J., Gauger, N., Quagliarella, D. & Giannakoglou, K. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 247-260 14 p. (Computational Methods in Applied Sciences; vol. 49).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Computational Fluid Dynamics
Nitrogen
Cooling
Computational fluid dynamics
Generator

Convective effects and traveling waves in transparent oxide materials processed with the floating zone technique

Lappa, M., 30 Mar 2019, Recent Studies in Materials Science. Lind, P. R. (ed.). Hauppauge, NY, p. 97-150 54 p. (Materials Science and Technologies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Zone melting
Oxides
Noble Gases
Inert gases
Buoyancy

Development of a combined Euler-Euler Euler-Lagrange slurry model

MacKenzie, A., Stickland, M. & Dempster, W., 25 Jan 2019, OpenFOAM®: Selected Papers of the 11th Workshop. Miguel Nóbrega, J. & Jasak, H. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 77-91 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Erosion
Slurries
Computational efficiency
Interpolation
Geometry

Oscillatory and turbulent flows of liquid metals in differentially heated systems with horizontal and non-horizontal walls

Lappa, M. & Ferialdi, H., 30 Mar 2019, Recent Studies in Materials Science. Lind, P. R. (ed.). Hauppauge, NY, p. 151-209 59 p. (Materials Science and Technologies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Liquid metals
Turbulent flow
Flow of fluids
Turbulence
Crystal growth from melt

Self-powered pressure sensor based on triboelectric nanogenerator

Trendafilova, I. & Garcia Pariente, C., 10 Jan 2019, Advances towards the Development of Nanotechnology: Current Challenges and New Frontiers in Materials, Processes, Devices and Applications. Zhu, J., Liu, B. & Bellet, D. (eds.). Saarbrücken, Germany, p. 337-343 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

pressure sensors
vinylidene
fluorides
sensors
touch
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

A mathematical and numerical framework for the simulation of oscillatory buoyancy and Marangoni convection in rectangular cavities with variable cross section

Lappa, M., 7 Jul 2018, Computational Modeling of Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Mechanics. Gelfgat, A. (ed.). Cham.: Springer, Vol. 50. p. 419-458 40 p. (Springer Mathematical Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Buoyancy
Liquids
Containers
Molten materials
Fluids

Data-driven methods for vibration-based monitoring based on singular spectrum analysis

Trendafilova, I., Garcia Cava, D. & Al-Bugharbee, H., 31 Jul 2018, Vibration-Based Techniques for Damage Detection and Localization in Engineering Structures. Nobari, A. S. & Aliabadi, M. H. F. (eds.). London, p. 41-73 32 p. (Computational and Experimental Methods in Structures; vol. 10).

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Spectrum analysis
Principal component analysis
Failure analysis
Machinery
Monitoring

HDMR-based sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification of GOCE aerodynamics using DSMC

Falchi, A., Minisci, E., Kubicek, M., Vasile, M. & Lemmens, S., 10 Feb 2018, Stardust Final Conference: Advances in Asteroids and Space Debris Engineering and Science. Vasile, M., Minisci, E., Summerer, L. & Mcginty, P. (eds.). Cham: Springer Netherlands, p. 301-323 23 p. (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings; vol. 52).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

GOCE
sensitivity analysis
aerodynamics
Sensitivity analysis
Aerodynamics

Implementation of a flexible and modular multiphase framework for the analysis of surface-tension-driven flows based on a LS-VOF approach

Capobianchi, P., Lappa, M. & Oliveira, M. S. N., 12 Apr 2018, OpenFOAM®: Selected Papers of the 11th Workshop . Nóbrega, J. & Jasak, H. (eds.). 1 ed. [S.I.]: Springer, p. 1-14 14 p.

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Surface tension
Multiphase flow
Computer simulation
Computer aided design
Gravitation

Low-fidelity modelling for aerodynamic characteristics of re-entry objects

Benedetti, G., Viola, N., Minisci, E., Falchi, A. & Vasile, M., 1 Apr 2018, Stardust Final Conference: Advances in Asteroids and Space Debris Engineering and Science. Vasile, M., Minisci, E., Summerer, L. & Mcginty, P. (eds.). Cham: Springer Netherlands, p. 247-264 18 p. (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings; vol. 52).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

aerodynamic characteristics
reentry
Reentry
aerodynamics
Aerodynamics
2016
3 Citations (Scopus)

Application of multiscale approaches to the investigation of sealing surface deformation for the improvement of leak tightness in pressure relief valves

Anwar, A. A., Gorash, Y. & Dempster, W., 13 May 2016, Advanced Methods of Continuum Mechanics for Materials and Structures. Naumenko, K. & Aßmus, M. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, Vol. 60. p. 493-522 30 p. (Advanced Structured Materials; vol. 60).

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Pressure relief valves
Seals
Macros
Metals
Nozzles
2 Citations (Scopus)

Computational analysis of the size effects displayed in beams with lattice microstructures

Dunn, M. A. & Wheel, M. A., 16 Apr 2016, Generalized Continua as Models for Classical and Advanced Materials. Altenbach, H. & Forest, S. (eds.). Vol. 42. p. 129-143 15 p. (Advanced Structured Materials; vol. 42).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Microstructure
Mechanical testing
Laminates
Finite element method
1 Citation (Scopus)

Multi agent collaborative search

Vasile, M. & Ricciardi, L., 11 Sep 2016, NEO 2015: Results of the Numerical and Evolutionary Optimization Workshop NEO 2015 held at September 23-25 2015 in Tijuana, Mexico. Schütze, O., Trujillo, L., Legrand, P. & Maldonado, Y. (eds.). Switzerland, Vol. 663. p. 223-252 30 p. (Studies in Computational Intelligence; vol. 663).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Multiobjective optimization
Gradient methods

Paradoxical size effects in composite laminates and other heterogeneous materials

Wheel, M. A., Frame, J. C. & Riches, P. E., 16 Apr 2016, Generalized Continua as Models for Classical and Advanced Materials. Altenbach, H. & Forest, S. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland, Vol. 42. p. 443-457 15 p. (Advanced Structural Materials; vol. 42).

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Laminates
Composite materials
Elasticity
Stiffness
Finite element method

Prediction of supersonic jet noise using non-parallel flow asymptotics and LES data within Goldstein’s acoustic analogy

Afsar, M. Z., Sescu, A., Sassanis, V., Towne, A., Brès, G. A. & Lele, S. K., 31 Dec 2016, Studying Turbulence using Numerical Simulation Databases - XVI: Proceedings of the 2016 Summer Program. Stanford, California, 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Acoustics
Turbulence
Strouhal number
Large eddy simulation
Green's function
2014

Distributed reflectivity solar sails for extended mission applications

Borggrafe, A., Heiligers, J., Ceriotti, M. & McInnes, C., 2014, Advances in Solar Sailing. Macdonald, M. (ed.). p. 331-350 10 p. (Springer Praxis Books - Astronautical Engineering).

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Solar sails
Torque
Attitude control
Solar radiation
Sun
2012
2 Citations (Scopus)

Applications for shape memory alloys in structural and machine dynamics

Cartmell, M. P., Zak, A. J. & Ganilova, O. A., 2012, Nonlinear Dynamic Phenomena in Mechanics. Warminski, J., Lenci, S., Cartmell, M. P., Rega, G. & Wiercigroch, M. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 181. p. 115-158 44 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Shape memory effect
Rotors
Mechanical engineering
Cooling
Heating
1 Citation (Scopus)

Attainable sets in space mission design: A method to define low-thrust, invariant manifold trajectories

Mingotti, G., Topputo, F. & Bernelli-Zazzara, F., Feb 2012, Spaceflight Mechanics 2012. Vol. 143. p. 541-556 (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 143, no. 1-3).

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Dynamic wetting on moving surfaces: A molecular dynamics study

Ritos, K., Dongari, N., Zhang, Y. & Reese, J., 8 Jul 2012, Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels.

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Wetting
Molecular dynamics
Graphite
Silicon
Contact angle

Extensional flow of hyaluronic acid solutions in an optimized microfluidic cross-slot device

Haward, S. J., Jaishankar, A., Oliveira, M., Alves, M. A. & McKinley, G. H., 3 Dec 2012, Microfluidics 2012.

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Finite element modelling of a multi bone joint: The human wrist

Gislason, M. K. & Nash, D., 10 Oct 2012, Finite element analysis: new trends and developments. Ebrahimi, F. (ed.). Croatia, p. 77-98 21 p.

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Wrist
Bone
Joints
Bone and Bones
Hip
5 Citations (Scopus)

Parametric study of Earth-to-Moon transfers with hybrid propulsion system and dedicated launch

Mingotti, G., Jul 2012, Astrodynamics 2011: Parts I-IV. Vol. 142. p. 809-826 (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 142, no. 1-4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Physics of multiphase microflows and microdroplets

Zhang, Y. & Liu, H., 2012, Microdroplet Technology: Principles and emerging applications. Day, P., Manz, A. & Zhang, Y. (eds.). Vol. IX. p. 1-21 21 p. (Principles and Emerging Applications in Biology and Chemistry: Integrated Analytical Systems; vol. IX).

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Physics
Multiphase flow
Microfluidics
DNA
Optimal design

Vibration-based methods for structural and machinery fault diagnosis based on nonlinear dynamics tools

Trendafilova, I. & Manoach, E., Nov 2012, Fault Diagnosis in Robotic and Industrial Systems. Rigatos, G. (ed.). p. Article 6 28 p.

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Structural health monitoring
Failure analysis
Machinery
Robots
Monitoring
2011

A method to design efficient low-energy, low-thrust transfers to the Moon

Mingotti, G., Topputo, F. & Bernelli-Zazzara, F., 2011, Nonlinear and Complex Dyanmics: Applications in Physical, Biological and Financial Systems. New York, p. 15-37

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)

Behaviour of microscale gas flows based on a power-law free path distribution function

Dongari, N., Zhang, Y. & Reese, J., 28 Jun 2011, Rarefied Gas Dynamics. Levin, D. A., Wysong, I. J., Garcia, A. L. & Abarbanel, H. (eds.). 1st ed. Springer, Vol. 1333. p. 724-729 6 p. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1333).

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microbalances
mean free path
Distribution functions
gas flow
Flow of gases
1 Citation (Scopus)

Dissipative mass flux and sound wave propagations in monatomic gases

Dadzie, K. & Reese, J., 28 Jun 2011, Rarefied gas dynamics. Levin, D. A., Wysong, I. J., Garcia, A. L. & Abarbanel, H. (eds.). 1st ed. Springer, Vol. 1333. p. 655-660 5 p. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1333).

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monatomic gases
sound waves
wave propagation
wave dispersion
gas flow

DNA analysis in droplet-based microfluidic devices

Ozdemir, P. & Zhang, Y., Nov 2011, Molecular Analysis and Genome Discovery. Rapley, R. & Harbron, S. (eds.). 2 ed. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 56-75, Chapter 4

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Citations (Scopus)

Isothermal micro channel gas flow using a hydrodynamic model with dissipative mass flux

Dongari, N., Dadzie, K., Zhang, Y. & Reese, J., 28 Jun 2011, Rarefied gas dynamics. Levin, D. A., Wysong, I. J., Garcia, A. L. & Abarbanel, H. (eds.). 1st ed. Springer, Vol. 1333. p. 718-723 (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1333).

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Mass flux
Hydrodynamic Model
Channel Flow
Microchannel
Gas Flow

Low-energy Earth-to-halo transfers in the Earth Moon scenario with Sun-perturbation

Zanzottera, A., Mingotti, G., Castelli, R. & Dellnitz, M., 2011, Nonlinear and Complex Dynamics: Applications in Physical, Biological and Financial Systems. New York, p. 39-51

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New periodic orbits in the solar sail three-body problem

Biggs, J. D., Waters, T. & McInnes, C. R., Jan 2011, Nonlinear Science and Complexity. Machado, J. A. T., Luo, A. C. J., Barbosa, R. S., Silva, M. F. & Figueiredo, L. B. (eds.). 1st ed. Springer, p. 131-138 8 p.

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Orbits
Nonlinear equations
Sun
Equations of motion
Earth (planet)

Optimal path planning for nonholonomic robotics systems via parametric optimisation

Biggs, J., 17 Aug 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. 1st ed. Springer, Vol. 6856. 12 p.

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Motion planning
Robotics
Cost functions
Kinematics
Hamiltonians

Screening of energy efficient technologies for industrial buildings' retrofit

Zhivov, A., Liesen, R., Fisher, D., Hand, J. & Wilson, B., 26 Jun 2011, ASHRAE Transactions. Albuquerque, NM, Vol. 116. p. 401-411 11 p. (Ashrae Transactions; vol. 116, no. 2).

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File
Screening

Sea trials

Holmes, B., O'Conner, M., Neumann, F., Frigaard, P., Kofoed, J. P., Pecher, A., Margarheritini, L., Myers, L., Bahaj, A., Gardner, F. E., Prado, M., Soerensen, H. C., Retzler, C., Bittencourt, C., Flinn, J., Johnstone, C. & Mccombes, T., Apr 2011, Protocols of the Equitable Assessment of Marine Energy Converters. 1st ed. Edinburgh, p. 187-226 40 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Solar Sailing: applications and technology advancement

Macdonald, M., Feb 2011, Advances in Spacecraft Technologies. Hall, J. (ed.). p. Chapter 2

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Momentum
Spacecraft
Sun
Photons
Solar radiation

Tank testing

Mccombes, T., Johnstone, C., Grant, A., Holmes, B., Barrett, S., Kofoed, J. P., Myers, L., AbuBakr, B., Heller, V. & Bittencourt, C., Apr 2011, Protocols for the Equitable Assessment of Marine Energy Converters. 1st ed. Edinburgh, UK, p. 145-186, Chapter IIA

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Testing
Power takeoffs
Data Quality
Estimate
Model

Technology demand-side management and control in buildings

Hong, J., Johnstone, C., Kim, J. M. & Tuohy, P. G., 15 Sep 2011, The Future of Electricity Demand: Customers, Citizens and Loads. Cambridge, UK, Vol. Part II, Technology. 129 p. (Supergen Flexnet Book).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Demand side management

The potential impact of policy and legislation on the energy demands of UK buildings and implications for the electrical network

Clarke, J. A., Hong, J., Johnstone, C., Kim, J. M. & Tuohy, P. G., 15 Sep 2011, The Future of Electricity Demand: Customers, Citizens and Loads. Cambridge, UK, Vol. Part IV Policy and Regulation. (Supergen Flexnet Book).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

legislation
energy demand
policy
23 Citations (Scopus)

Ways to the Moon: A survey

Mingotti, G. & Topputo, F., Feb 2011, Spaceflight Mechanics 2011: Parts I-III. USA, Vol. 140. p. 2531-2547 (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 140, no. I-III).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2010
1 Citation (Scopus)

Assessing and benchmarking the performance of advanced building facades

Clarke, J. A. & Johnstone, C., Apr 2010, Materials for Energy Efficiency and Comfort in Buildings . Hall, M. R. (ed.). Cambridge, p. 484-502 19 p. (Woodhead Energy Series; no. 14).

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Facades
Benchmarking
Wind Turbine
Climate
Wind turbines
5 Citations (Scopus)

Characterisation of the materials in golf ball construction for use in finite element analysis

Pugh, A. W., Hamilton, R., Nash, D. & Otto, S. R., 11 Jun 2010, Engineering Sport and Engineering Emotion. Vol. 2. p. 3234-3236 (Procedia Engineering; vol. 2, no. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ball
Finite Element
Coefficient of restitution
Finite element method
Cyclic Loading
2 Citations (Scopus)

Damage detections in nonlinear vibrating thermally loaded plates

Manoach, E. & Trendafilova, I., Jun 2010, Materials with complex behaviour. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, p. 193-211 19 p. (Advanced Structural Materials; vol. 3).

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Damage detection
Temperature
Mindlin plates
Stiffness
3 Citations (Scopus)

Design study of a novel regenerative pump using experimental and numerical techniques

Quail, F. J., Stickland, M. T. & Baumgartner, B., 12 Sep 2010, Proceedings of the 11th European Fluid Machinery Congress.

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Pumps
Flow fields
Mathematical models
Kinetics
Geometry
6 Citations (Scopus)

Incremental techniques for global space trajectory design

Vasile, M. & Ceriotti, M., Oct 2010, Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization. Conway, B. A. (ed.). Cambridge, UK, Vol. Chapter 8. p. Chapter 8 300 p. (Cambridge Aerospace Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Trajectories

Laser surface modification of Ti alloys

Baker, T. N., May 2010, Surface Engineering of Light Alloys - Aluminium, Magnesium and Titanium Alloys. Cambridge, UK, Vol. Parts 1-3. Part 2: Surface Engineering Technologies for Light Alloys, Chapter 12. p. 398-443 46 p.

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Surface treatment
Lasers
Titanium alloys
Alloying
Silicides

Mars climate engineering using orbiting solar reflectors

McInnes, C. R. & Badescu, V. (ed.), 11 Jan 2010, Mars: Prospective Energy and Material Resources. Part 25 ed. Springer-Verlag, p. 645-659 15 p.

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Mars
engineering
climate
Natural resources
Planets
6 Citations (Scopus)

Numerical and experimental design study of a regenerative pump

Quail, F. J., Stickland, M. T. & Scanlon, T. J., 31 Mar 2010, Current Themes in Engineering Science: Selected Presentations at the World Congress on Engineering 2009 (AIP Conference Proceedings / Mathematical and Statistical Physics). Korsunsky, A. M. (ed.). p. 165-180 15 p.

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Design of experiments
Pumps
Computational fluid dynamics
Flow fields
Geometry
2009

An investigation of overturning moments of portal frames at elevated temperatures

Rahman, M., Lim, J., Hamilton, R., Comlekci, T., Pritchard, D. & Xu, Y., 2009, Proceedings of International Conference Applications of Structural Fire Engineering. 6 p.

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Fires
Temperature
Steel
Steel construction
Fire protection

Automatic goal allocation for a planetary rover with DSmT

Vasile, M. & Ceriotti, M., 2009, Advances and Applications of DSmT for Information Fusion (Collected Works). FIZ Karlsruhe GmbH, Vol. 3. p. 387-409 22 p.

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Information fusion
Navigation
20 Citations (Scopus)

The concentration of hydroxyl groups on glass surfaces and their effect on the structure of silane deposits

Liu, X. M., Thomason, J. L. & Jones, F. R., 31 Mar 2009, Silanes and Other Coupling Agents. Vol. 5. 450 p.

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Silanes
Hydroxyl Radical
Deposits
Glass
Contact angle