Recent Submissions

  • Comparative study of corrosion performance of HVOF-sprayed coatings produced using conventional and suspension WC-Co feedstock. 

    Ahmed, Rehan; Vourlias, G.; Algoburi, A.; Vogiatzis, C.; Chaliampalias, D.; Skolianos, S.; Berger, Lutz-Michael; Paul, Shiladitya; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Toma, Filofteia-Laura; Al-Anazi, Nayef M.; Goosen, Mattheus F. A. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-018-0775-2, 2018-10-30)
    AHMED.R., VOURLIAS, G., ALGOBURI, A., VOGIATZIS, C., CHALIAMPALIAS, D., SKOLIANOS, S., BERGER, L.-M., PAUL, S., FAISAL, N.H., TOMA, F.-L., AL-ANAZI, N.M and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2018. Comparative study of corrosion performance of HVOF-sprayed coatings produced using conventional and suspension WC-Co feedstock. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-018-0775-2
    Corrosion properties of nanostructured coatings deposited by suspension high-velocity oxy-fuel (S-HVOF) via an aqueous suspension of milled WC-Co powder were compared with conventional HVOF-sprayed coatings. Microstructural ...
  • A pilot study of malnutrition among elderly in a Malaysia elderly care centre - part I: assessment of handgrip strength measurement. 

    Bani, Nurul Aini; Hassan, Mohamad Zaki; Mad Kaidi, Hazilah; Hashim, Nor Fazilah Mohd; Dziyauddin, Rudzidatul Akmam; Musa, Rafizah; Suhot, Mohamed Azlan; Usman, Sahnius; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ICBAPS.2018.8527416, 2018-11-08)
    BANI, N.A., HASSAN, M.Z., MAD KAIDI, H., HASHIM, N.F.M., DZIYAUDDIN, R.A., MUSA, R., SUHOT, M.A., USMAN, S., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2018. A pilot study of malnutrition among elderly in a Malaysia elderly care centre - part I: assessment of handgrip strength measurement. In Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on biosignal analysis, processing and systems (ICBAPS), 24-26 July 2018, Kuching, Malaysia. New York: IEEE [online], pages 119-122. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICBAPS.2018.8527416
    The number of elderly population in Malaysia of aged 60 years and above is expected to increase every year. Apart from that, the life expectancy of the elderly population is also estimated to rise up with female tend to ...
  • The crystallinity and thermal degradation behaviour of polyamide 6/oil based mud fillers (PA6/OBMFs) nanocomposites. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Kwoffie, Lorraine; Addae-Afoakwa, Kofi; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2018.11.004, 2018-11-10)
    SIDDIQUE, S., KWOFFIE, L., ADDAE-AFOAKWA, K., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. The crystallinity and thermal degradation behaviour of polyamide 6/oil based mud fillers (PA6/OBMFs) nanocomposites. Polymer degradation and stability [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2018.11.004
    The crystallinity and thermal degradation behaviours of Polyamide 6/Oil Based Mud Fillers (PA6/OBMFs) nanocomposites have been investigated using DSC and TGA. TGA indicates the onset decomposition temperature of D1/2 ...
  • Optimization and experimental verification of the vibro-impact capsule system in fluid pipeline. 

    Yan, Yao; Liu, Yang; Jiang, Haibo; Peng, Zhike; Crawford, Alasdair; Williamson, James; Kerins, Gearoid; Yusupov, Azat; Islam, Sheikh Zahidul (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0954406218766200, 2018-05-03)
    YAN, Y., LIU, Y., JIANG, H., PENG, Z., CRAWFORD, A., WILLIAMSON, J., KERINS, G., YUSUPOV, A. and ISLAM, S. 2018. Optimization and experimental verification of the vibro-impact capsule system in fluid pipeline. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part C: journal of mechanical engineering science [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0954406218766200
    This paper studies the prototype development of the vibro-impact capsule system aiming for autonomous mobile sensing for pipeline inspection. Self-propelled progression of the system is obtained by employing a vibro-impact ...
  • Patterns of prescribing in the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants in Scotland. 

    Cowie, Jean; Holland, Paula; Pirie, Iain; Milligan, Christine (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2018.6.9.440, 2018-09-18)
    COWIE, J., HOLLAND, P., PIRIE, I. and MILLIGAN, C. 2018. Patterns of prescribing in the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants in Scotland. Journal of health visiting [online], 6(9), pages 440-446. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2018.6.9.440
    The aim of this study was to determine trends over time and geographical differences in prescribing for gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in infants aged 0–1 year in Scotland. ...
  • Legal and regulatory development of nuclear energy in Bangladesh. 

    Karim, Ridoan; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Karim, Md Ershadul; Munir, Abu Bakar; Sifat, Imtiaz Mohammad; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Bani, Nurul Aini; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/en11102847, 2018-10-21)
    KARIM, R., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., KARIM, M.E., MUNIR, A.B., SIFAT, I.M., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A. and MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N. 2018. Legal and regulatory development of nuclear energy in Bangladesh. Energies [online], 11(10), article ID 2847. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en11102847
    The adequacy of legal and regulatory framework relating to nuclear energy in Bangladesh has sparked many questions since the government took the formal decision to establish a nuclear power plant (NPP) at Rooppur. Consequently, ...
  • Diametral compression test method to analyse relative surface stresses in thermally sprayed coated and uncoated circular disc specimens. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Mann, Lewis; Duncan, Conor; Dunbar, Euan; Clayton, Michael; Frost, Mark; McConnachie, Jenny; Fardan, A.; Ahmed, Rehan (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.10.053, 2018-10-22)
    FAISAL, N.H., MANN, L., DUNCAN, C., DUNBAR, E., CLAYTON, M., FROST, M., MCCONNACHIE, J., FARDAN, A. and AHMED, R. 2019. Diametral compression test method to analyse relative surface stresses in thermally sprayed coated and uncoated circular disc specimens. Surface and coatings technology [online], 357, pages 497-514. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.10.053
    In firsts of its investigation, a diametral compression destructive testing method (also known as Brazilian test) was performed on thermally sprayed coated and uncoated circular disc specimens to compare relative surface ...
  • Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences (Organisers), 2018-05-23)
    SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. Presented at the 4th International structural nano composites conference 2018 (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany.
    Novel low density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMF) nanocomposites were manufactured by a melt compounding process. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy was used to characterise the structure of ...
  • Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (Robert Gordon University (Organisers), 2016-09-12)
    SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. Presented at the 3rd International structural nano composites conference 2016 (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK.
    The increase in thermal stability, flame retardancy, and mechanical properties of Polyamide 6 (PA6)/montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites open a new research window in respect to successful technical application of PA6/MMT ...
  • Modelling multiphase flow in vertical pipe using CFD method. 

    Alaita, David; Hossain, Mamdud; Islam, Sheikh Zahidul (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2273-0_24, 2018-08-29)
    ALAITA, D., HOSSAIN, M. and ISLAM, S.Z. 2018. Modelling multiphase flow in vertical pipe using CFD method. In Wahab, M.A. (ed.) Numerical modelling in civil engineering, 2: proceedings of the 1st International conference on numerical modelling in engineering (NME 1018); 28-29 August 2018, Ghent, Belgium. Singapore: Springer [online], pages 300-319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2273-0_24
    Investigations of gas-liquid-solid flows in large diameter vertical pipes are scarce and detailed three phase flow study is still required to understand the flow interactions. Further investigation using high fidelity ...
  • Numerical investigation of two-phase flow induced local fluctuations and interactions of flow properties through elbow. 

    Chinenye-Kanu, Nkemjika Mirian; Hossain, Mamdud; Droubi, M. Ghazi; Islam, Sheikh Zahidul (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2273-0_11, 2018-08-29)
    CHINENYE-KANU, N.M., HOSSAIN, M., DROUBI, M.G. and ISLAM, S.Z. 2018. Numerical investigation of two-phase flow induced local fluctuations and interactions of flow properties through elbow. In Wahab, M.A. (ed.) Proceedings of the 1st International conference on numerical modelling in engineering (NME 1018); numerical modelling in civil engineering, 2, 28-29 August 2018, Ghent, Belgium. Singapore: Springer [online], pages 124-141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2273-0_11
    The local interactions and fluctuations of multiphase flow properties present in upward slug/churn flow patterns through a 900 pipe bend has been investigated. Numerical modelling technique using the Volume of Fluid method ...
  • Design method for nonimaging solar photovoltaic concentrators using genetic algorithms. 

    Freier, Daria; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Gamio, Carlos (AIP Publishing (American Institute of Physics) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5053505, 2018-09-13)
    FREIER, D., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and GAMIO, C. 2018. Design method for nonimaging solar photovoltaic concentrators using genetic algorithms. In Steiner, M., Anton, I. and Steiner, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International concentratator photovoltaic systems conference 2018 (CPV-14), 16-18 April 2018, Puertollano, Spain. New York: AIP Publishing [online], 2012(1), ID 030006. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5053505
    Off-grid solar chargers are one of the ways forward to achieve universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern electricity. To achieve this goal, the sustainability aspect of the solar chargers must be ...
  • Neutron scattering study of strain behaviour of porous rocks subjected to heating and unconfined uniaxial compression. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Sanaee, Reza; Singh, Rao Martand; Murray, John; McLaughlin, Abbie; Healy, David; Lee, Tung-Lik
    FAISAL, N.H., SANAEE, R., SINGH, R.M., MURRAY, J., MCLAUGHLIN, A., HEALY, D. and LEE, T.-L. [2018]. Neutron scattering study of strain behaviour of porous rocks subjected to heating and unconfined uniaxial compression. Journal of physics: conference series, (accepted).
    Neutron scattering (at ENGIN-X) was used to examine strain distributions in two hydrocarbon reservoir rock types (i.e. sandstone and chalk) under uniaxial stress (up to 35 MPa) at temperature as high as 70 °C to utilise ...
  • Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment. 

    Wong, Ling Say (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2012-05-01)
    WONG, L.S. 2012. Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This PhD thesis investigated solid and liquid waste treatment systems for Sureclean, a waste Management company based in the North of Scotland. Sureclean receives a diverse range of waste streams and the increasing need ...
  • Optimisation of Mare’s Tail coalescer technology. 

    Vijayakumar, Bhavani (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-07-01)
    VIJAYAKUMAR, B. 2014. Optimisation of Mare’s Tail coalescer technology. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.
    The Mare’s Tail technology was invented in ERT(Orkney) as a Joint industrial Project to reduce the use of chemicals in the produced water treatment process. The Mare’s Tail is a fibrous type of coalescer used in the ...
  • Cold heavy oil production using CO2-EOR technique. 

    Tchambak, Eric (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-09-01)
    TCHAMBAK, E.N. 2014. Cold heavy oil production using CO2-EOR technique. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis presents results of a successful simulation study using CO2-EOR technique to enable production from an offshore heavy oil field, named here as Omega, which is located offshore West Africa at a water depth around ...
  • Development and testing of inorganic membranes for hydrogen separation and purification in a catalytic membrane reactor. 

    Alkali, Abubakar (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2016-05-01)
    ALKALI, A. 2016. Development and testing of inorganic membranes for hydrogen separation and purification in a catalytic membrane reactor. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Palladium membranes have been identified as the membranes of choice in hydrogen separation and purification processes due to their infinite selectivity to hydrogen when defect free. Despite their potentials in hydrogen ...
  • Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. 

    Adegbotolu, Urenna V. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2016-09-01)
    ADEGBOTOLU, U.V. 2016. Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Spent oil based drilling fluid and cutting wastes are global liabilities due to their hazardous hydrocarbon content which impacts negatively on flora, fauna, and global carbon footprint. The formulation of two demulsifiers ...
  • Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. 

    Adams, Morgan (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2010-05-01)
    ADAMS, M. 2010. Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Novel glass tracers, organic and inorganic polymers based on narrow band atomic fluorescence, have been developed for deployment as environmental tracers. The use of discrete fluorescent species in an environmentally stable ...
  • Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. 

    Idahosa, Patrick E.G. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2015-10-01)
    IDAHOSA, P.E.G. 2015. Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Polymers are among the most important of various oilfield chemicals and are used for a variety of applications in the oil and gas industry (OGI) including water and gas shutoff, drilling mud viscosity modification, filtration ...

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