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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 ...

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...

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 nonlinear PID-based multiple controller incorporating a multilayered neural network learning submodel

Journal Article
Zayed, A., Hussain, A., & Grimble, M. (2006)
A nonlinear PID-based multiple controller incorporating a multilayered neural network learning submodel. Control and Intelligent Systems, 34, 177-184. https://doi.org/10.2316/Journal.201.2006.3.201-1499
A new nonlinear minimum-variance adaptive proportional integral derivative (PID) based multiple controller, incorporating a multi- layered neural network learning submodel, is...

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...

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, ...

Helicopter Lands on Uneven Terrain by means of Articulated Robotic Legs-Modelling, Simulation and Control Approach

Conference Proceeding
Boix, D. M., Goh, K., & McWhinnie, J. (2018)
Helicopter Lands on Uneven Terrain by means of Articulated Robotic Legs-Modelling, Simulation and Control Approach. In 2018 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)https://doi.org/10.1109/aim.2018.8452431
In this paper, a 3D mathematical model of a helicopter attached to a robotic landing gear is proposed to investigate into helicopter landing on uneven terrain. The landing gea...

A Lightweight Approach for Airborne Wind Turbine Drivetrains

Conference Proceeding
Jaen Sola, P., Mcdonald, A. S., & Oterkus, E. (2015)
A Lightweight Approach for Airborne Wind Turbine Drivetrains
Buoyant airborne wind turbines are devices capable of harnessing stronger winds at higher altitudes and with their automated and rapidly deployable system they are suited to n...

Adaptive Dynamic Control of a Wind Generator

Conference Proceeding
Jaen-Sola, P., Anaya-Lara, O., & Dominguez-Navarro, J. A. (2013)
Adaptive Dynamic Control of a Wind Generator. In Proceedings of 9th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe
The main aim of the present project is to obtain a better understanding of the dynamic control of a wind turbine. To accomplish this, an adaptive dynamic controller was develo...