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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

The impact of cultural aspects on the design process

Conference Proceeding
Felgen, L., Grieb, J., Lindemann, U., Pulm, U., Chakrabati, A., & Vijaykumar, G. (2004)
The impact of cultural aspects on the design process. In D. Marjanović (Ed.), DS 32: Proceedings of DESIGN 2004, the 8th International Design Conference. , (1475-1480
Due to increasing globalisation, the development of products is no longer restricted to one place, it is more and more characterised by distributed design teams, who work in d...

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...

Automatic Position and Orientation Correction for Automated Assembly Robots

Conference Proceeding
Rea, H. J., Raeside, R., & Lewis, J. (1993)
Automatic Position and Orientation Correction for Automated Assembly Robots. In Proceedings of the Thirtieth International MATADOR Conference, 699-704. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-13255-3_88
For assembly purposes, robot accuracy is critical only in small well-defined volumes, such as immediately over a pallet or work table where pieces are being lifted and assembl...