Recent Submissions

  • Geomechanical effects of oilfield chemicals on sand failure in reservoir rocks. 

    Wuyep, E. O.; Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso; Yates, Kyari; Akisanya, A. R. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2018.02.041, 2018-02-19)
    WUYEP, E.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., YATES, K. and AKISANYA, A.R. 2018. Geomechanical effects of oilfield chemicals on sand failure in reservoir rocks. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2018.02.041
    Sand failure may result in the production of formation sand at the same time the formation fluids are being produced. This work examines the effects of some commonly used oilfield chemicals, specifically, biocide, corrosion ...
  • Accurate AVO modelling and reservoir characterisation of the upper cretaceous deepwater reservoirs in the Vøring Basin. 

    Chalmers, Bruce John (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2017-09-01)
    CHALMERS, B. 2017. Accurate AVO modelling and reservoir characterisation of the upper cretaceous deepwater reservoirs in the Vøring Basin. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.
    In an exploration setting, reservoir characterisation is concerned with the identification of fluids and lithology. Seismic interpreters seek to distinguish hydrocarbons from brine and sand from shale. Amplitude vs offset ...
  • Analysis of AC link topologies in non-isolated DC/DC triple active bridge converter for current stress minimization. 

    Hebala, Osama M.; Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H. (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2017.8191132, 2017-11-05)
    HEBALA, O.M., ABOUSHADY, A.A. and AHMED, K.H. 2017. Analysis of AC link topologies in non-isolated DC/DC triple active bridge converter for current stress minimization. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE international renewable energy research and applications conference 2017 (ICRERA 2017), 5-8 November 2017, San Diego, USA. New York: IEEE [online], pages 608-613. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2017.8191132
    This paper presents analysis of the non-isolated DC/DC triple active bridge (TAB) converter under various purely inductor-based AC link topologies. The objective of the analysis is to find the topology that incorporates ...
  • Solar energy potentials and benefits in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a review of substantial issues. 

    Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Wirba, Asan Vernyuy; Alshammari, Saud J.; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abdullahi, Mu'azu Mohammed; Albarracin, Ricardo; Hoq, Mohammed Ziaul (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/en11020372, 2018-02-05)
    MAS'UD, A.A., WIRBA, A.V., ALSHAMMARI, S.J., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABDULLAHI, M.M., ALBARRACIN, R. and HOQ, M.Z. 2018. Solar energy potentials and benefits in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a review of substantial issues. Energies [online], 11(2), article 372. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en11020372
    It is a well-known fact that the fossil fuel industry has dominated the economy of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries during the last few decades. However, recent developments show that most of the GCC countries ...
  • State switching of a multistable impacting system using PD-like control. 

    Liu, Boying; Fung, Wai-Keung; Liu, Yang (EDP Sciences https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201814810001, 2017-09-04)
    LIU, B., FUNG, W.-K. and LIU, Y. 2018. State switching of a multistable impacting system using PD-like control. MATEC web of conferences [online], 148, article ID 10001: proceedings of the international engineering vibrartion conference (ICoEV 2017), 4-7 September 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201814810001
    A new PD-like control law is proposed in this paper to control a multistable impacting system. This control law can switch the system from a current, undesired state to a desired one by using the differences of the ...
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pipeline on-bottom stability. 

    Iyalla, Ibiyekariwaripiribo (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2017-10-01)
    IYALLA, I. 2017. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pipeline on-bottom stability. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Subsea pipelines are subjected to wave and steady current loads which cause pipeline stability problems. Current knowledge and understanding on the pipeline on-bottom stability is based on the research programmes from the ...
  • Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. 

    Messina, Marco; Njuguna, James; Palas, Chrysovalantis (Liverpool John Moore University/Robert Gordon University, 2017-10-29)
    MESSINA, M., NJUGUNA, J. and PALAS, C. 2017. Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. Presented at the 16th IEEE sensors 2017 conference, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2017, Glasgow, UK.
    This work focuses on the design improvement of a tri-axial piezoresistive accelerometer specifically designed for head injuries monitoring where medium-G impacts are common, for example in sports such as racing cars. The ...
  • Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. 

    Messina, Marco; Njuguna, James; Palas, Chrysovalantis (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8233897, 2017-10-29)
    MESSINA, M., NJUGUNA, J. and PALAS, C. 2017. Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE sensors 2017 conference (IEEE SENSORS 2017), 29 October - 1 November 2017, Glasgow, UK. New York: IEEE [online], pages 1-3. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8233897
    This work focuses on the design improvement of a tri-axial piezoresistive accelerometer specifically designed for head injuries monitoring where medium-G impacts are common, for example in sports such as racing cars. The ...
  • Mechanical structural design of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring: a computational analysis by increments of the sensor mass moment of inertia. 

    Messina, Marco; Njuguna, James; Palas, Chrysovalantis (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/s18010289, 2018-01-19)
    MESSINA, M., NJUGUNA, J. and PALAS, C. 2018. Mechanical structural design of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring: a computational analysis by increments of the sensor mass moment of inertia. Sensors [online], 18(1), article ID 289. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/s18010289
    This work focuses on the proof-mass mechanical structural design improvement of a tri-axial piezoresistive accelerometer specifically designed for head injuries monitoring where medium-G impacts are common; for example, ...
  • Dynamic localization plan for underwater mobile sensor nodes using decision support system. 

    Sabra, Adham; Fung, Wai-Keung (IEEE http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8232185/, 2017-09-18)
    SABRA, A. and FUNG, W.-K. 2017. Dynamic localization plan for underwater mobile sensor nodes using decision support system. In Proceedings of MTS/IEEE OCEANS (OCEANS 17): our harsh and fragile ocean, 18-21 September 2017, Anchorage, USA. New York: IEEE [online], pages 1-8. Available from: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8232185
    Underwater mobile sensor node localization is a key enabling technology for several subsea missions. A novel scalable underwater localization scheme, called Best Suitable Localization Algorithm (BLSA), is proposed to ...
  • Theoretical investigation of positional influence of FBG sensors for structural health monitoring of offshore structures. 

    Johny, Jincy; Summers, Jade; Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Joseph, Ginson P.; Fung, Wai-Keung; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084976, 2017-06-19)
    JOHNY, J., SUMMERS, J., BHAVSAR, K., JOSEPH, G.P., FUNG, W.K. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Theoretical investigation of positional influence of FBG sensors for structural health monitoring of offshore structures. In Proceedings of the 60th MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference (OCEANS'17): a vision for sustaining our marine futures, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article ID 8084976. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084976
    Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) is a key technology for condition monitoring of different offshore oil and gas structures. FBG sensors are used to sense different physical parameters such as strain, temperature, vibration, etc. ...
  • Design of optical fibre based highly sensitive acoustic sensor for underwater applications. 

    Johny, Jincy; Smith, Thomas; Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084974, 2017-06-19)
    JOHNY, J., SMITH, T., BHAVSAR, K. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Design of optical fibre based highly sensitive acoustic sensor for underwater applications. In Proceedings of the 60th MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference (OCEANS'17): a vision for sustaining our marine futures, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article ID 8084974. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084974
    Fibre optic sensing is a key technology for a variety of underwater sensing and monitoring applications. Fibre optic acoustic sensors are mainly based on interferometric detection approach where the acoustic pressure-induced ...
  • Theoretical design and analysis of a sensing system for high pressure and temperature measurement in subsea underwater applications. 

    Amos, Solomon; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Njuguna, James (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8085023, 2017-06-19)
    AMOS, S., PRABHU, R. and NJUGUNA, J. 2017. Theoretical design and analysis of a sensing system for high pressure and temperature measurement in subsea underwater applications. In Proceedings of the 60th MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference (OCEANS'17): a vision for sustaining our marine futures, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article ID 8085023. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8085023
    The theoretical design and analysis of a metal coated hybrid sensing system of Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) and Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI) cavity for high pressure high temperature (HPHT) measurement in subsea ...
  • Energy efficient operation of photocatalytic reactors based on UV LEDs for pollution remediation in water. 

    Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Hewitt, F.; Georgieva, G.; Lawton, Linda A.; Meenakshi, H. N.; Robertson, P. K. J. (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8085011, 2017-06-19)
    PRABHU, R., HEWITT, F., GEORGIEVA, G., LAWTON, L.A., MEENAKSHI, H.N. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2017. Energy efficient operation of photocatalytic reactors based on UV LEDs for pollution remediation in water. In Proceedings of the 60th MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference (OCEANS'17): a vision for sustaining our marine futures, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article ID 8085011. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8085011
    Photocatalytic technology using TiO2 is one of the emerging approaches for water treatment, especially as a final step to remove complex organics such as pesticides, hormones or humic acids. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a ...
  • Design of a smart security registration plate for seagoing motorized non-mechanical crafts. 

    Ambadiyil, Sajan; Jose, Soumya; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084868, 2017-06-19)
    AMABDIYIL, S., JOSE, S., PILLAI, V.P.M. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Design of a smart security registration plate for seagoing motorized non-mechanical crafts. In Proceedings of the 60th MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference (OCEANS'17): a vision for sustaining our marine futures, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article ID 8084868. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084868
    Unauthorized and uncertified small seagoing fishing crafts are being widely used for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, especially in the Indian sub-continent. Nevertheless, the registration is mandatory; the ...
  • Solar powered charging backpack. 

    Taverne, Jonas; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Ayub, Ahmad Syahir; Sellami, Nazmi; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar (UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA (Organisers) http://www.fke.utm.my/ICEECC2017/, 2017-12-05)
    TAVERNE, J., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., AYUB, A.S., SELLAMI, N., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2017. Solar powered charging backpack. Presented at the International conference on electrical, electronic, communication and control engineering 2017 (ICEECC2017), 5-6 December 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    This paper demonstrated a step by step process in designing a solar powered charging backpack that is capable of charging a mobile phone efficiently. A selection of existing products available on the market were reviewed ...
  • Comparison of artificial neural network and multiple regression for partial discharge sources recognition. 

    Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Albarracin, Ricardo; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Aziz, Nur Fadilah Ab; Bani, Nurul Aini; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil (IEEE, 2017-05-09)
    MAS'UD, A.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ALBARRACIN, R., ARDILA-REY, J.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., AZIZ, N.F.A., BANI, N.A. and MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N. 2017. Comparison of artificial neural network and multiple regression for partial discharge sources recognition. Presented at the 9th IEEE-GCC conference and exhibition 2017: solutions for a smarter economy, 9-11 May 2017, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia.
    This paper compares the capabilities of the artificial neural network (ANN) and multiple linear regression (MLR) for recognizing and discriminating partial discharge (PD) defects. Statistical fingerprints obtained from a ...
  • Novel nonimaging solar concentrator for portable solar systems for developing countries. 

    Freier, Daria; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Gamio, Carlos; Jafry, Tahseen; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerAfrica.2017.7991242, 2017-06-27)
    FREIER, D., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., GAMIO, C., JAFRY, T. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2017. Novel nonimaging solar concentrator for portable solar systems for developing countries. In Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society powerAfrica conference (IEEE PES-IAS PowerAfrica 2017): harnessing energy, information and communications technology (ICT) for affordable electification of Africa, 27-30 June 2017, Accra, Ghana. New York: IEEE [online], pages 307-310. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerAfrica.2017.7991242
    Portable solar chargers have been gaining popularity as a new technology to help increase electrification in rural areas in developing countries. It is a fast developing industry aiming to produce a low-cost solution for ...
  • A preliminary study on the hand grip and pinch strength among adults in an indigenous people community in Royal Belum Forest, Malaysia. 

    Bani, Nurul Aini; Mohd Noor, Norliza; Mohd Aris, Siti Armiza; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Mad Kaidi, Hazilah; Jalil, Siti Zura A.; Usman, Sahnius; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/TENCON.2017.8228207, 2017-11-05)
    BANI, N.A., MOHD NOOR, N., MOHD ARIS, S.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., JALIL, S.Z.A., USMAN, S., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2017. A preliminary study on the hand grip and pinch strength among adults in an indigenous people community in Royal Belum Forest, Malaysia. In the Proceedings of the IEEE region 10 conference 2017 (TENCON2017), 5-8 November 2017, Penang, Malaysia. New York: IEEE [online], pages 2099-2103. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TENCON.2017.8228207
    Handgrip strength is a general indicator of muscle strength and nutritional status of an adult population and is linked with premature mortality as well as physical disabilities. In this preliminary study, handgrip strength ...
  • A new weak area identification method in power system based on voltage stability. 

    Aziz, Nur Fadilah Ab; Rahmat, Nur Azammudin; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Rahman, Titik Khawa Abdul; Yasin, Zuhaila Mat; Wahab, Norfishah A.; Salim, Nur Ashida (PACE (Organisers) http://picost.org/, 2017-07-25)
    AZIZ, N.F.A., RAHMAT, N.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., RAHMAN, T.K.A., YASSIN, Z.M., WAHAB, N.A. and SALIM, N.A. 2017. A new weak area identification method in power system based on voltage stability. Presented at the Professional and Continuing Education Center (PACE) international conference on science and technology 2017 (PICOST 2017), 25-27 July 2017, Penang, Malaysia.
    Identification of voltage stability weak area in power system plays an important role in preventing the occurrence of voltage collapse. A fast and accurate identification method helps power system operators to apply voltage ...

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