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Comparative experimental study of the mechanical and fracture properties of Portland limestone and Corsehill sandstone

Journal Article
Marinelli, A., & Stewart, M. R. (2019)
Comparative experimental study of the mechanical and fracture properties of Portland limestone and Corsehill sandstone. Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (Fracture and Structural Integrity), 13(50), 438-450. https://doi.org/10.3221/IGF-ESIS.50.37
An experimental investigation of the mechanical and fracture characteristics of Portland limestone and Corsehill sandstone is undertaken, aiming at enhancing understanding of ...

The ARE Robot Fabricator: How to (Re)produce Robots that Can Evolve in the Real World

Conference Proceeding
Hale, M. F., Buchanan, E., Winfield, A. F., Timmis, J., Hart, E., Eiben, A. E., …Tyrrell, A. M. (2019)
The ARE Robot Fabricator: How to (Re)produce Robots that Can Evolve in the Real World. In ALIFE 2019: The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, 95-102. https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00147
The long term vision of the Autonomous Robot Evolution (ARE) project is to create an ecosystem of both virtual and physical robots with evolving brains and bodies. One of the ...

Assessing the relationship between the human response to vibration in the vibrotactile threshold shift with HAV exposure determined on the subject

Conference Proceeding
Anderson, L., Taylor, M., Maeda, S., & McLaughlin, J. (2018)
Assessing the relationship between the human response to vibration in the vibrotactile threshold shift with HAV exposure determined on the subject. In The 26th Japan Conference on Human Response to Vibration Proceedings, 86-100
Existing risk assessment methodologies are based on fixed tool vibration magnitude emission data (such as tool declaration data or a point in time (typically annually) tool me...

Dynamic structural design of offshore direct-drive wind turbine electrical generators.

Journal Article
Jaen-Sola, P., McDonald, A. S., & Oterkus, E. (2018)
Dynamic structural design of offshore direct-drive wind turbine electrical generators. Ocean Engineering, 161, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.04.074
Direct-drive permanent magnet generators for multi-MW wind turbines are low speed high torque electrical machines requiring large, heavy and robust structures to maintain the ...

End effect on determining shear modulus of timber beams in torsion tests

Journal Article
Gharavi, N., Zhang, H., Xie, Y., & He, T. (2018)
End effect on determining shear modulus of timber beams in torsion tests. Construction and Building Materials, 164, 442-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.191
The end effect plays an important role in determining where the rotation measuring gauges should be located in a torsion test. A thorough review on the impact of end effect in...

Modelling and control of helicopter robotic landing gear for uneven ground conditions

Conference Proceeding
Boix, D. M., Goh, K., & McWhinnie, J. (2017)
Modelling and control of helicopter robotic landing gear for uneven ground conditions. In Proceedings of 2017 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS 2017https://doi.org/10.1109/RED-UAS.2017.8101644
This paper proposes a method to investigate into helicopter landing on uneven terrain by means of using a scaled articulated robotic landing gear. A mathematical model of an a...

Electroless Ni-P\alginate microgels coatings with self-healing properties

Conference Proceeding
Stankiewicz, A., Winiarski, J., Zielinska, K., & Barker, M. (2017)
Electroless Ni-P\alginate microgels coatings with self-healing properties. In Proceedings of EuroCorr 2017
Self-healing coatings, offering corrosion protection on an alloy steel substrate, were fabricated by electroless co-deposition of a Ni-P matrix together wit...

Numerical investigation of a joint approach to thermal energy storage and compressed air energy storage in aquifers

Journal Article
Guo, C., Zhang, K., Pan, L., Cai, Z., Li, C., & Li, Y. (2017)
Numerical investigation of a joint approach to thermal energy storage and compressed air energy storage in aquifers. Applied Energy, 203, 948-958. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.06.030
Different from conventional compressed air energy storage (CAES) systems, the advanced adiabatic compressed air energy storage (AA-CAES) system can store the compression heat ...

The Influence of Particles’ Aspect Ratio on the Shear Behaviour of Granular Materials

Conference Proceeding
Xie, Y. H., Yang, Z. X., & Barreto, D. (2017)
The Influence of Particles’ Aspect Ratio on the Shear Behaviour of Granular Materials. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods, (253-264). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1926-5_29
The mechanical response of granular material depends both on the material properties (e.g. stiffness, anisotropy, permeability, etc.) and particle geometry (shape, roughness, ...

Control of rotorcraft landing gear on different ground conditions

Conference Proceeding
Goh, K., Boix, D. M., McWhinnie, J., & Smith, G. (2016)
Control of rotorcraft landing gear on different ground conditions. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA)https://doi.org/10.1109/icma.2016.7558557
This paper presents an example of a PID controller applied to a 2-dimensional rotorcraft landing gear with two DOF (degrees of freedom), as well as the design of the landing g...