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Cavitation Properties of Oils Under Dynamic Stressing by Tension

Journal Article
Williams, P. R., & Williams, R. L. (2004)
Cavitation Properties of Oils Under Dynamic Stressing by Tension. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 127(2), 282. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1881692
We report measurements of the effective tensile strength FcFc of commercial “multigrade” oils (in the SAE viscosity grades 5W-30 and 10W-40) over a range of temperatures TT, w...

A design guide for performance assessment of solar light-pipes

Journal Article
Zhang, X., Muneer, T., & Kubie, J. (2002)
A design guide for performance assessment of solar light-pipes. Lighting Research and Technology, 34(2), 149-168. https://doi.org/10.1191/1365782802li041oa
Due to an increasing demand for an improvement in environmental conditions for living and a need for energy saving, development of daylight exploitation products has accelerat...

Structural Analysis and Characterization of Radial Flux PM Generators for Direct-Drive Wind Turbines

Conference Proceeding
Jaen-Sola, P., & McDonald, A. S. (2014)
Structural Analysis and Characterization of Radial Flux PM Generators for Direct-Drive Wind Turbines. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2014.0866
Wind turbine direct-drive generator structures are analysed in order to optimise and reduce mass. A method for modelling key stiffness parameters including a magnetic air-gap ...

Rheology of multigrade engine oils in high deformation rate extensional flows

Journal Article
Barrow, M. S., Brown, S. W. J., Cordy, S., Williams, P. R., & Williams, R. L. (2004)
Rheology of multigrade engine oils in high deformation rate extensional flows. International Journal of Engine Research, 5(4), 349-364. https://doi.org/10.1243/146808704323224240
An experimental study is reported of liquid jets formed by the collapse of bubbles under cavitation-generated pressure waves. The results reveal that jets formed from samples ...

Rheology of Dilute Polymer Solutions and Engine Lubricants in High Deformation Rate Extensional Flows Produced by Bubble Collapse

Journal Article
Barrow, M. S., Brown, S. W. J., Cordy, S., Williams, P. R., & Williams, R. L. (2004)
Rheology of Dilute Polymer Solutions and Engine Lubricants in High Deformation Rate Extensional Flows Produced by Bubble Collapse. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 126(2), 162. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1667889
We report a study of liquid jets formed by the collapse of bubbles under cavitationgenerated pressure waves. Such jets involve an extensional flow which is characterized by hi...

Optimising a Waste Heat Recovery System using Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm

Conference Proceeding
Mokhtar, M., Hunt, I., Burns, S., & Ross, D. (2016)
Optimising a Waste Heat Recovery System using Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm. In GECCO '16 Companion Proceedings of the 2016 on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (913-920). https://doi.org/10.1145/2908961.2931646
A waste heat recovery system (WHRS) on a process with variable output, is an example of an intermittent renewable process. WHRS recycles waste heat into usable energy. As an e...

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...

Optimum design of a PV driven transpired plate solar air heater for drying woodchip in Scotland.

Presentation / Conference
Grassie, T. (2011, August)
Optimum design of a PV driven transpired plate solar air heater for drying woodchip in Scotland. Paper presented at Solaris 2011: 5th International Conference on Solar Radiation and Daylighting, BRNO University of Technology, Czech Republic
The design and operation of a PV driven solar air heating system for drying woodchip is considered. For a given weight and moisture content of the woodchip sample, the effect ...

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 ...

A new neural network and pole placement based adaptive composite controller

Conference Proceeding
Hussain, A., Zayed, A. S., & Smith, L. (2002)
A new neural network and pole placement based adaptive composite controller. In Proceedings. IEEE International Multi Topic Conference, 2001. IEEE INMIC 2001. Technology for the 21st Century, (267-271). https://doi.org/10.1109/INMIC.2001.995349
The paper describes a new composite control method combining a neural network estimator with a conventional pole-placement based adaptive controller. The neural network estima...