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The teaching of thermodynamics today.

Book
Bartlett, R., & Kubie, J. (2015)
The teaching of thermodynamics today. In M. W. Collins, R. C. Dougal, C. Koenig, & I. S. Ruddock (Eds.), Kelvin, Thermodynamics and the Natural World; WIT Transactions on State of the Art in Science and Engineering, 261-271. WITPRESS LTD. doi:10.2495/978-1-84564-149-8/011
Although there are several robust theories of ‘thermodynamics’ operating very successfully over a range of different disciplines, for example, biology, chemistry, geoscience, ...

Wind resource assessment in the Edinburgh region

Conference Proceeding
Irshad, W., Goh, K., & Kubie, J. (2009)
Wind resource assessment in the Edinburgh region. In 2009 World Non-Grid-Connected Wind Power and Energy Conferencehttps://doi.org/10.1109/wnwec.2009.5335836
In recent years, a growing number of manufacturers have produced small wind turbines that are suitable for utilization of wind energy by individual householders or small busin...

Security assessment of importing solar electricity for the EU

Journal Article
Asif, M., Currie, J., Muneer, T., & Kubie, J. (2009)
Security assessment of importing solar electricity for the EU. Journal of the Energy Institute, 82(2), 102-105. doi:10.1179/014426009x394008
Prosperity in any society is subject to an adequate and consistent provision of energy. It is crucial to adopt an energy strategy with least dependence on vulnerable energy su...

Models for the estimation of building integrated photovoltaic systems in urban environments

Journal Article
Clarke, P., Muneer, T., Davidson, A. & Kubie, J. (2008)
Models for the estimation of building integrated photovoltaic systems in urban environments. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. 222(1), 61-67. doi:10.1243/09576509jpe474. ISSN 0957-6509
Growing concerns of global warming has spurred a rapid growth in micro-renewable technologies. Technologies, which can be integrated into building structures, such as photovol...

Evaluation of a new photodiode sensor for measuring global and diffuse irradiance, and sunshine duration.

Journal Article
Wood, J., Muneer, T. & Kubie, J. (2007)
Evaluation of a new photodiode sensor for measuring global and diffuse irradiance, and sunshine duration. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. 125, 1-6. doi:10.1115/1.1531149. ISSN 0199-6231
A new integrated device (called the BF3) has been developed, which enables the simultaneous measurement of horizontal global and diffuse irradiance as well as sunshine presenc...

Two years of measured performance of a medium-sized building integrated photovoltaic facility at Napier University, Edinburgh.

Conference Proceeding
Clarke, P., Davidson, A., Kubie, J. & Muneer, T. (2007)
Two years of measured performance of a medium-sized building integrated photovoltaic facility at Napier University, Edinburgh

An investigation of possible improvements in accuracy of regressions between diffuse and global solar irradiation.

Journal Article
Clarke, P., Munawwar, S., Davidson, A., Muneer, T. & Kubie, J. (2007)
An investigation of possible improvements in accuracy of regressions between diffuse and global solar irradiation. Building Service Engineering Research and Technology. 28, 189-197. doi:10.1177/0143624407076907
Horizontal hourly and sub-hourly diffuse and beam irradiance are required for the estimation of global irradiance on a given tilted surface. This information is used by engine...

Modelling of a low temperature differential Stirling Engine.

Journal Article
Robson, A., Grassie, T. & Kubie, J. (2006)
Modelling of a low temperature differential Stirling Engine. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 221, 927-943. doi:10.1243/09544062JMES631. ISSN 0954-4062
Abstract: A full theoretical model of a low temperature difference Stirling engine is developed in this paper. The model, which starts from the first principles, gives a full ...

Life cycle assessment of a medium-sized photovoltaic facility at a high latitude location.

Journal Article
Muneer, T., Younes, S., Lambert, N. & Kubie, J. (2006)
Life cycle assessment of a medium-sized photovoltaic facility at a high latitude location. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. 220, 517-524. doi:10.1243/09576509JPE253. ISSN 0957-6509
Performance of a 160 m 2 photovoltaic installation at the Napier University's Merchiston Campus, situated 3 km from Edinburgh's city centre, is presented. The alternative curr...

Limits on the penetration of coiled tubing in horizontal oil wells: effect of the pipe geometry.

Journal Article
McCourt, I. & Kubie, J. (2005)
Limits on the penetration of coiled tubing in horizontal oil wells: effect of the pipe geometry. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 219, 1191-1197. doi:10.1243/095440605X32066. ISSN 0954-4062
To carry out remedial work in oil wells through the production tubing string, a method using a continuous length of steel coiled tubing is used. In horizontal wells substantia...