Recent Submissions

  • A unified global investigation on the spectral effects of soiling losses of PV glass substrates: preliminary results. 

    Micheli, Leonardo; Fernández, Eduardo F.; Smestad, Greg P.; Alrashidi, Hameed; Sarmah, Nabin; Sellami, Nazmi; Hassan, Ibrahim A.; Kasry, Amal; Nofuentes, Gustavo; Sood, Neeru; Pesala, Bala; Senthilarasu, S.; Almonacid, Florencia; Reddy, K. S.; Muller, Matthew; Mallick, Tapas K. (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366317, 2018-11-05)
    MICHELI, L., FERNÁNDEZ, E.F., SMESTAD, G.P., ALRASHIDI, H., SARMAH, N., SELLAMI, N., HASSAN, I.A.I., KASRY, A., NOFUENTES, G., SOOD, N., PESALA, B., SENTHILARASU, S., ALMONACID, F., REDDY, K.S., MULLER, M. and MALLICK, T.K. 2018. A unified global investigation on the spectral effects of soiling losses of PV glass substrates: preliminary results. In the Proceedings of the 44th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) photovoltaic specialist conference 2017 (2017 IEEE PVSC-44), 25-30 June 2017, Washinghton, USA. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], article ID 8366317. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366317
    In studies analyzing the performance of photovoltaic (PV) modules, average photon energy (APE) is often used as an indicator for the effect of solar spectral variation on PV module performance, as it is said to accurately ...
  • Investigations on sensitivity enhancement of SPR biosensor using tunable wavelength and graphene layers. 

    Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IOP Publishing https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012008, 2019-04-03)
    BHAVSAR, K. and PRABHU, R. 2019. Investigations on sensitivity enhancement of SPR biosensor using tunable wavelength and graphene layers. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 499: proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany, article number 012008. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012008
    Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is a well-known, rapid and sensitive technique used for probing the biomolecular interactions in real time. Several new approaches have been suggested to improve the sensitivity of SPR sensors ...
  • Effect of silver incorporation on the structural and morphological characteristics of RF sputtered indium oxide films. 

    Silpa Satheesh, B.; Kavitha, V. S.; Krishnan, R. Reshmi; Chalana, S. R.; Suresh, S.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan (IOP Publishing https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012001, 2019-04-03)
    SILPA SATHEESH, B., KAVITHA, V.S., RESHMI, K., CHALANA, S.R., SURESH, S., PRABHU, R. and MAHADEVAN PILLAI, V.P. 2019. Effect of silver incorporation on the structural and morphological characteristics of RF sputtered indium oxide films. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 499: proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany, article number 012001. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012001
    Radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtered silver incorporated indium oxide thin films were prepared and their structural and morphological properties were studied using micro- Raman spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy ...
  • Development of a ring cavity-based fibre optic sensor for MR-compatible medical sensing applications. 

    Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Viswambaran, Vivek; Johny, Jincy; Kailasnath, M.; Melzer, Andreas; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IOP publishing https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012013, 2019-04-03)
    BHAVSAR, K., VISWAMBARAN, V., JOHNY, J., KAILASNATH, M., MELZER, A. and PRABHU, R. 2019. Development of a ring cavity-based fibre optic sensor for MR-compatible medical sensing applications. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 499: proceedings of the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany, article number 012013. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/499/1/012013
    Advances in robotic systems and rapid developments in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) have made their use possible in the operating room due to many distinct advantages offered by MIS over conventional surgical procedures. ...
  • Design and testing of an integrated catalytic membrane reactor for deoxygenating water using hydrogen for down-hole injection and process applications. 

    Orakwe, Ifeyinwa (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2018-10-31)
    ORAKWE, I.R. 2018. Design and testing of an integrated catalytic membrane reactor for deoxygenating water using hydrogen for down-hole injection and process applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Water obtained from the sea contains dissolved oxygen (DO) and is considered to be undesirable for use in down-hole water injection or other process applications. The presence of DO leads to corrosion and other related ...
  • Sustainable treatment of oil contaminated waste: oil-based mud (OBM) drill cuttings and soil. 

    Nwinee, Sarah Ateduobie (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2018-11-30)
    NWINEE, S.A. 2018. Sustainable treatment of oil contaminated waste: oil-based mud (OBM) drill cuttings and soil. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Environmental pollution from oilfield drilling waste poses potential hazards which can lead to ecological imbalance. The predominant pollutant from oilfield waste is petroleum hydrocarbons. Some effects of petroleum ...
  • Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low density polyethylene nanocomposites. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Smith, Grant David; Yates, Kyari; Mishra, Ajay Kumar; Matthews, Kerr H.; Csetenyi, Laszlo J.; Njuguna, James
    SIDDIQUE, S., SMITH, G.D., YATES, K., MISHRA, A.K., MATTHEWS, K., CSETENYI, L.J. and NJUGUNA, J. [2019]. Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low-density polyethylene nanocomposites. Journal of polymer research [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10965-019-1802-9
    In this study, a novel reclaimed clay nanofiller used to manufacture low-density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMFs) nanocomposites by a melt compounding process. The mechanical testing samples were manufactured ...
  • Cross sensitivity analysis of optical fibre-based sensing for high pressure, high temperature measurement in oil and gas applications. 

    Amos, Solomon Udoh (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2018-02-28)
    AMOS, S.U. 2018. Cross sensitivity analysis of optical fibre-based sensing for high pressure, high temperature measurement in oil and gas applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Measurements of physical parameters like pressure, temperature, flow rate, vibrations and displacement in harsh environment are often desired in the oil and gas industry. Pressure and temperature are the most important ...
  • Highly ordered good crystalline ZnO-doped WO3 thin films suitable for optoelectronic applications. 

    Kavitha, V. S.; Bose, R. Jolly; Sreedharan, Remadevi Sreeja; Sudarsanakumar, Chellappan Pillai; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-019-03425-8, 2019-03-13)
    KAVITHA, V.S., BOSE, R.J., SREEDHARAN, R.S., SUDARSANAKUMAR, C., PRABHU, R. and PILLAI, V.P.M. 2019. Highly ordered good crystalline ZnO-doped WO3 thin films suitable for optoelectronic applications. JOM journal of the minerals, metals and materials society [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-019-03425-8
    Highly ordered ZnO-doped WO3 thin films with good crystalline quality are prepared using radio frequency magnetron sputtering technique, and its morphological and structural properties are studied using various characterization ...
  • Computational fluid dynamics study of yield power law drilling fluid flow through smooth-walled fractures. 

    Ahammad, Faysal; Mahmud, Shahriar; Islam, Sheikh Zahidul (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-019-0646-5, 2019-03-23)
    AHAMMAD, F., MAHMUD, S. and ISLAM, S.Z. 2019. Computational fluid dynamics study of yield power law drilling fluid flow through smooth-walled fractures. Journal of petroleum exploration and production technology [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-019-0646-5
    Presence of natural fractures in sub-surface makes an oil well drilling operation very challenging. As one of the major functions of drilling mud is to maintain bottomhole pressure inside a wellbore to avoid any invasion ...
  • Utilization of CO2 for syngas production by CH4 partial oxidation using a catalytic membrane reactor. 

    Shehu, Habiba; Gobina, Edward; Orakwe, Ifeyinwa (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.02.102, 2019-03-13)
    SHEHU, H., GOBINA, E. and ORAKWE, I. 2019. Utilization of CO2 for syngas production by CH4 partial oxidation using a catalytic membrane reactor. International journal of hydrogen energy [online], 44(20), pages 9896-9905. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.02.102
    In this research, a synthetic flue gas mixture with added methane was used as the feed gas in the process of dry reforming with partial oxidation of methane using a laboratory scale catalytic membrane reactor to produce ...
  • Design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system. 

    Darameičikas, M.; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Sellami, Nazmi; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo (IOP Publishing https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1174/1/012006, 2019-03-13)
    DARAMEIČIKAS, M., MUHAMMAD-SUKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., SELLAMI, N., BANI, N.A., MAS’UD, A.A. and ARDILAREY, J.A. 2019. Design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 1174(conference 1), Article ID 012006. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1174/1/012006 Originally presented at the 2nd International women in science, engineering and technology conference 2018.(WiSET 2018), 17-19 July 2018, Kuala Lumpur, MY.
    This study looks at buck type switch mode power supplies (SMPS) suitability in residential solar photovoltaic (PV) applications, of which several factors affecting the desired output response are identified. The main ...
  • Effect of oxygen pressure on the structural and optical properties of BaSnO3 films prepared by pulsed laser deposition method. 

    John, Jibi; Chalana, S. R.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-019-2432-0, 2019-02-04)
    JOHN, J., CHALANA, S.R., PRABHU, R. and PILLAI, V.P.M. 2019. Effect of oxygen pressure on the structural and optical properties of BaSnO3 films prepared by pulsed laser deposition method. Applied physics A [online], 125(3), article ID 155. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-019-2432-0
    BaSnO3 thin films were deposited on quartz substrate by pulsed laser deposition technique under different background oxygen pressures and the effects of oxygen pressure on the structural, morphological and optical properties ...
  • Preparation and characterization of palladium ceramic alumina membrane for hydrogen permeation. 

    Orakwe, Ifeyinwa; Shehu, Habiba; Gobina, Edward (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.01.033, 2019-02-02)
    ORAKWE, I., SHEHU, H. and GOBINA, E. 2019. Preparation and characterization of palladium ceramic alumina membrane for hydrogen permeation. International journal of hydrogen energy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.01.033
    In this study, a tubular palladium membrane has been prepared by an electroless plating method using palladium II chloride as a precursor with the intent of not having a completely dense film since its application does not ...
  • Influence of reduced graphene oxide on epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced hybrid composite: flexural and shear properties under varying temperature conditions. 

    Jenkins, Paddy; Siddique, Shohel; Khan, Samrin; Usman, Aliyu; Starost, Kristof; MacPherson, Allan; Bari, Pravin; Mishra, Satyendra; Njuguna, James
    JENKINS, P., SIDDIQUE, S., KHAN, S., USMAN, A., STAROST, K., MACPHERSON, A., BARI, P., MISHRA, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Influence of reduced graphene oxide on epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced hybrid composite: flexural and shear properties under varying temperature conditions. Advanced engineering materials [online], (accepted).
    This study investigated the effectiveness of reduced graphene oxide as nanofiller in enhancing epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced composite at varying temperature conditions. The graphene oxide was synthesised using modified ...
  • A review of vibration detection methods using accelerometer sensors for water pipeline leakage. 

    Ismail, Mohd Ismifaizul Mohd; Dziyauddin, Rudzidatul Akmam; Ahmad-Salleh, Noor Azurati; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Bani, Nurul Aini; Izhar, Mohd Azri Mohd; Latiff, L. A. (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2896302, 2019-01-30)
    ISMAIL, M.I.M., DZIYAUDDIN, R.A., AHMAD-SALLEH, N.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., BANI, N.A., IZHAR, M.A.M. and LATIFF, L.A. 2019. A review of vibration detection methods using accelerometer sensors for water pipeline leakage. IEEE access [online], Early Access. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2896302
    Water pipeline leakage detection is still an important issue, particularly for the development of smart cities. Thus, this paper reviews water pipeline leakage detection techniques, which can be classified into three ...
  • Multi-objective optimization of confidence-based localization in large-scale underwater robotic swarms. 

    Sabra, Adham; Fung, Wai-Keung; Churn, Philip (2019-02-12)
    SABRA, A., FUNG, W.-K. and CHURN, P. 2018. Multi-objective optimization of confidence-based localization in large-scale underwater robotic swarms. Presented at the 14th International distributed autonomous robotic systems symposium 2018 (DARS 2018), 15-17 October 2018, Boulder, USA.
    Ultra-Short Base Line (USBL) is the most commonly adopted localization method in industry due to its flexibility. However, the maximum number of underwater targets that can be simultaneously localized by USBL is very limited ...
  • Multi-objective optimization of confidence-based localization in large-scale underwater robotic swarms. 

    Sabra, Adham; Fung, Wai-Keung; Churn, Philip (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05816-6_8, 2019-01-30)
    SABRA, A., FUNG, W.-K. and CHURN, P. 2018. Multi-objective optimization of confidence-based localization in large-scale underwater robotic swarms. In Correll, N., Schwager, M. and Otte, M. (eds.) Distributed autonomous robotic systems: proceedings of the 14th International distributed autonomous robotic systems symposium 2018 (DARS 2018), 15-17 October 2018, Boulder, USA. Springer proceedings in advanced robotics, 9. Cham: Springer [online], pages 109-123. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05816-6_8
    Localization in large-scale underwater swarm robotic systems has in-creasingly attracted research and industry communities’ attention. An optimized confidence-based localization algorithm is proposed for improving localization ...
  • Confidence-based underwater localization scheme for large-scale mobile sensor networks. 

    Sabra, Adham; Fung, Wai-Keung; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2018.8604878, 2018-10-22)
    SABRA, A., FUNG, W.-K. and RADHAKRISHNA, P. 2018. Confidence-based underwater localization scheme for large-scale mobile sensor networks. In Proceedings of the Marine Technology Society and Insitutute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MTS/IEEE) OCEANS 2018, 22-25 October 2018, Charleston, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8604878. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2018.8604878
    The absence of Global Positioning System in underwater environment predominates in the challenges of underwater vehicles navigation or sensor nodes tracking. Localization of single or few underwater vehicles has been ...
  • Generalized small-signal modelling of dual active bridge DC/DC converter. 

    Hebala, Osama M.; Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Burgess, Sam; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2018.8567014, 2018-12-10)
    HEBALA, O.M., ABOUSHADY, A.A., AHMED, K.H., BURGESS, S. and PRABHU, R. 2018. Generalized small-signal modelling of dual active bridge DC/DC converter. In Proceedings of the 7th International conference on renewable energy research and applications 2018 (ICRERA), 14-17 October 2018, Paris, France. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8567014, pages 914-919. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2018.8567014
    This paper presents a novel generalised approach of the small-signal modelling of dual active bridge (DAB) DC/DC converter. The adopted analysis is based on a per-unit fundamental frequency representation of the DAB. The ...

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