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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...

Innovation in corrosion monitoring in sewers - use of novel photonic sensors for humidity measurements in gravity sewers

Journal Article
Bustamante, H., Alwis, L. S. M., Grattan, K. T. V., Sun, T., Vorreiter, L., & González, J. (2017)
Innovation in corrosion monitoring in sewers - use of novel photonic sensors for humidity measurements in gravity sewers. Water e-journal, 2(4), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.21139/wej.2017.038
Humidity plays a key role in microbiologically induced corrosion of concrete gravity sewers. Minor reductions in humidity can reduce corrosion rates. No reliable long lived (>...

Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2019)
Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 6(2), 86-101. https://doi.org/10.1680/jinam.17.00014
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...

Bad vibrations for cyclists in the city

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Taylor, M. & Dalton, A. (2017)
Bad vibrations for cyclists in the city. Scotland on Sunday
Article published on risk of nerve damage associated with poor cycling infrastructure in the City of Edinburgh. Research collaboration with Professor Chris Oliver (Edinburgh ...

Review and application of a settlement model for landfills

Conference Proceeding
Esteban-Altabella, J., McDougall, J., Colomer-Mendoza, F., Gallardo, A., & Edo-Alcon, N. (2017)
Review and application of a settlement model for landfills. In International Waste and Landfill Symposium Proceedings
The geotechnical behavior and settlement in landfills has been changing for many years. This behavior in fact depends on many factors and, therefore, making forecasts is compl...

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...

Optical Fibre Refractive Index Sensor in a Hybrid Fibre Grating Configuration

Journal Article
Alwis, L., Sun, T., & T.V. Grattan, K. (2015)
Optical Fibre Refractive Index Sensor in a Hybrid Fibre Grating Configuration. Procedia Engineering, 120, 11-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.555
A temperature compensated Refractive Index (RI) sensor incorporating a Long Period Grating (LPG) and a Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) in a series configuration has been developed a...

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...

Influence of geotextile encasement in triaxial tests on gravel

Conference Proceeding
Miranda, M., da Costa, A., Castro, J., Sagaseta, C., & Cañizal, J. (2019)
Influence of geotextile encasement in triaxial tests on gravel. In Proceedings 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. , (2595-2598
Stone columns installed in extremely soft soils may significantly reduce the effectiveness of this treatment due to the insufficient lateral confinement provided by the soft s...

Megasonic elution of waterborne protozoa enhances recovery rates

Journal Article
Bridle, H., Kerrouche, A., & Desmulliez, M. (2018)
Megasonic elution of waterborne protozoa enhances recovery rates. Matters, https://doi.org/10.19185/matters.201712000007
Waterborne pathogens represent a major concern for human and animal health making monitoring of water essential to prevent outbreaks. Sample preparation is critical to assess ...