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  • Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part II. 

    Kim, Chang-Soo; Lehmhus, Dirk; Njuguna, James; Paramsothy, Muralidharan; Shofner, Meisha Lei (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1685-0, 2015-10-28)
    KIM, C-S., LEHMHUS, D., NJUGUNA, J., PARAMSOTHY, M. and SHOFNER, M.L. 2015. Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part II. JOM [online], 68(1), pages 261-264. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1685-0
    The present special topic "Futuristic Nanomaterials and Composites: Part II" is a continuation of last month's topic "Futuristic Nanomaterials and Composites: Part I". In this continuation, inspiration is once again drawn ...
  • Thermal, mechanical and rheological behaviors of nanocomposites based on UHMWPE/paraffin oil/carbon nanofiller obtained by using different dispersion techniques. 

    Visco, Annamaria; Yousef, Samy; Galtieri, Giovanna; Nocita, Davide; Pistone, Alessandro; Njuguna, James (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-016-1845-x, 2016-02-19)
    VISCO, A., YOUSEF, S., GALTIERI, G., NOCITA, D., PISTONE, A. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal, mechanical and rheological behaviors of nanocomposites based on UHMWPE/paraffin oil/carbon nanofiller obtained by using different dispersion techniques. JOM [online], 68(4), pages 1078-1089. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-016-1845-x
    Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a very attractive polymer employed as a high performance material. For its high viscosity, dispersion of fillers is considered a critical point in UHMWPE nanocomposites ...
  • Preparation and analysis of multi-layered hybrid nanostructures. 

    Khobragade, Prashant S.; Hansora, D. P.; Naik, Jitendra B.; Njuguna, James; Mishra, Satyendra (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2016.08.022, 2016-09-01)
    KHOBRAGADE, P.S., HANSORA, D.P., NAIK, J.B., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2016. Preparation and analysis of multi-layered hybrid nanostructures. Applied clay science [online], 132-133, pages 668-674. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2016.08.022
    In this study, we report a simple and efficient (bath ultrasonication) method for the preparation of multi-functional layered hybrid nanostructures using graphene oxide (GO) and modified Mg-Al layered double hydroxides ...
  • Physico-mechanical properties of nano polystyrene (nPS) decorated graphene oxide (GO) -epoxy composites. 

    Khobragade, Prashant S.; Hansora, D. P.; Naik, Jitendra B.; Njuguna, James; Mishra, Satyendra (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/pi.5392, 2017-04-26)
    KHOBRAGADE, P.S., HANSORA, D.P., NAIK, J.B., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2017. Physico-mechanical properties of nano polystyrene (nPS) decorated graphene oxide (GO) -epoxy composites. Polymer international [online], Accepted Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/pi.5392
    In this work, nano polystyrene (nPS) decorated graphene oxide (GO) hybrid nanostructures were successfully synthesized using stepwise micro emulsion polymerization, and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy ...
  • Core-double shell hybrid nanocomposites as multi-fuctional advanced materials. 

    Khobragade, Prashant S.; Hansora, D. P.; Naik, Jitendra B.; Njuguna, James; Mishra, Satyendra (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00289-017-1983-5, 2017-03-20)
    KHOBRAGADE, P.S., HANSORA, D.P., NAIK, J.B., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2017. Core-double shell hybrid nanocomposites as multi-fuctional advanced materials. Polymer bulletin [online], First Online. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00289-017-1983-5
    In this research work, we report circular type silane-modified CaCO3 (as core) nanoparticles (NP) encapsulated with polystyrene (PS) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) (as double shell layers). These core-double shell ...
  • Effect of multi-layered nanostructures on the physico-mechanical properties of ethylene vinyl acetate based hybrid nanocomposites. 

    Khobragade, Prashant S.; Hansora, D. P.; Naik, Jitendra B.; Njuguna, James; Mishra, Satyendra (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/pc.24371, 2017-04-12)
    KHOBRAGADE, P.S., HANSORA, D.P., NAIK, J.B., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2017. Effect of multi-layered nanostructures on the physico-mechanical properties of ethylene vinyl acetate based hybrid nanocomposites. Polymer composites [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/pc.24371
    Exfoliated graphene oxide (GO) and Mg-Al-layered double hydroxides (LDHs) nanostructures (LDHs@GO)-filled ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)-based hybrid nanocomposites were prepared by solution reflux technique followed by ...
  • The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling. 

    Starost, Kristof; Frijns, Evelien; Van Laer, Jo; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Egizabal, Ainhoa; Elizextea, Cristina; Nelissen, Inge; Blazquez, Maria; Njuguna, James
    STAROST, K., FRIJNS, E., VAN LAER, J., FAISAL, N., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZEXTEA, C., NEILSSEN, I., BALZQUEZ, M. and NJUGUNA, J. [2017] The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling. Aerosol science and technology [online], (accepted).
    The aim of this study is to investigate the effect nanosilica and nanoalumina has on nanoparticle release from industrial nanocomposites due to drilling for hazard reduction whilst simultaneously obtaining the necessary ...
  • Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of molybdenum carbide-based solid oxide fuel cell anode layers with metal oxides on Hastelloy X. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Ahmed, R.; Prathuru, Anil Kumar; Katikaneni, S.P.; Goosen, M. F. A.; Zhang, Shu Yan
    FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., PRATHURU, A.K., KATIKANENI, S.P., GOOSEN, M.F.A. and ZHANG, S-Y. 2017. Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of molybdenum carbide-based solid oxide fuel cell anode layers with metal oxides on Hastelloy X. Experimental mechanics [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-017-0298-7
    Thermal spray deposition processes impart residual stress in layered Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) materials and hence influence the durability and efficiency of the cell. The current study which is the first of its kind, ...
  • Double skin façade: modelling technique and influence of venetian blinds on the airflow and heat transfer. 

    Iyi, Draco; Hasan, Reaz; Penlington, Roger; Underwood, Chris (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.06.024, 2014-06-24)
    IYI, D., HASAN, R., PENLINGTON, R. and UNDERWOOD, C. 2014. Double skin façade: modelling technique and influence of venetian blinds on the airflow and heat transfer. Applied thermal engineering [online], 71(1), pages 219-229. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.06.024
    The demand to reduce building cooling load and annual energy consumption can be optimised with the use of Double Skin Facade (DSF). Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods are frequently used for the analysis of heat ...
  • Effect of emissivity on the heat and mass transfer of humid air in a cavity filled with solid obstacles. 

    Iyi, Draco; Hasan, Reaz; Penlington, Roger (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/10407782.2014.937261, 2014-12-10)
    IYI, D., HASAN, R. and PENLINGTON, R. 2015. Effect of emissivity on the heat and mass transfer of humid air in a cavity filled with solid obstacles. Numerical heat transfer, part A: applications [online], 67(5), pages 531-546. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10407782.2014.937261
    The work reported here is a 2D numerical study on the buoyancy-driven low-speed turbulent flow of humid air inside a rectangular cavity partially filled with solid cylindrical objects for a Rayleigh number of 1.45 × 109. ...
  • Numerical investigation of nanostructured silica PCFs for sensing applications. 

    Johny, Jincy; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Fung, Wai-Keung (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-017-2366-y, 2017-05-03)
    JOHNY, J., PRABHU, R. and FUNG, W.K. 2017. Numerical investigation of nanostructured silica PCFs for sensing applications. Journal of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-017-2366-y
    Photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) developed using nanostructured composite materials provide special optical properties. PCF light propagation and modal characteristics can be tailored by modifying their structural and material ...
  • Wind power potentials in Cameroon and Nigeria: lessons from South Africa. 

    Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Wirba, Asan Vernyuy; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Albarracin, Ricardo; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Duque, Alvaro Jaramillo; Bani, Nurul Aini; Munir, Abu Bakar (MDPI https://doi.org/1996-1073/10/4/443, 2017-03-27)
    MAS'UD, A.A., WIRBA, A.V., ARDILA-REY, J.A., ALBARRACIN, R., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., DUQUE, A.J., BANI, N.A. and MUNIR, A.B. 2017. Wind power potentials in Cameroon and Nigeria: lessons from South Africa. Energies [online], 10(4), article ID 443. Available from: https://doi.org/1996-1073/10/4/443.
    Wind energy has seen a tremendous growth for electricity generation worldwide and reached 456 GW by the end of June 2016. According to the World Wind Energy Association, global wind power will reach 500 GW by the end of ...
  • Acoustic emission method for defect detection and identification in carbon steel welded joints. 

    Droubi, M. Ghazi; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Orr, Fraser; Steel, John A.; El-Shaib, Mohamed (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.03.012, 2017-03-23)
    DROUBI, M.G., FAISAL, N.H., ORR, F., STEEL, J.A. and EL-SHAIB, M. 2017. Acoustic emission method for defect detection and identification in carbon steel welded joints. Journal of constructional steel research [online], 134, pages 28-37. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.03.012.
    Detecting welding defects in industrial equipment (welded joints and built-up structures) is a key aspect in evaluating the probability of failure in different situations. Acoustic emission (AE) is an effective non-destructive ...
  • Cyclic nanoindentation and nano-impact fatigue mechanisms of functionally graded TiN/TiNi film. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Prathuru, Anil Kumar; Goel, Saurav; Ahmed, R.; Droubi, M. Ghazi; Beake, Ben; Fu, Y. Q. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s40830-017-0099-y, 2017-03-09)
    FAISAL, N.H., PRATHURU, A.K., GOEL, S., AHMED, R., DROUBI, M.G., BEAKE, B.D. and FU, Y.Q. 2017. Cyclic nanoindentation and nano-impact fatigue mechanisms of functionally graded TiN/TiNi film. Shape memory and superelasticity, Special issue: functional performance of shape memory alloys, First Online. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40830-017-0099-y.
    The mechanisms of nanoscale fatigue of functionally graded TiN/TiNi films have been studied using multiple-loading cycle nanoindentation and nano-impact tests. The functionally graded films were sputter-deposited onto ...
  • Impact of dispersed generation modes in optimal coordination between distributed generation and capacitor simultaneously. 

    Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Bani, Nurul Aini; Jamian, Jasrul Jamani; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar (United Kingdom Simulation Society https://doi.org/10.5013/IJSSST.a.17.41.26, 2016-10-15)
    MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., BANI, N.A., JAMIAN, J.J., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2016. Impact of dispersed generation modes in optimal coordination between distributed generation and capacitor simultaneously. International journal of simulation: systems, science and technology [online], 17(41), pages 26.1-26.5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5013/IJSSST.a.17.41.26.
    This paper describes the impact of the mode selection in Distributed Generation (DG) has in order to reduce the total power losses in the distribution system when coordination between the DG and capacitor is done ...
  • Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine. 

    Waddell, Stuart; Fernandez, Carlos; Inverarity, Catherine C.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2016.12.001, 2016-12-21)
    WADDELL, S.A., FERNANDEZ, C., INVERARITY, C.C. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine. Sensing and bio-sensing research [online], 13, pages 28-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2016.12.001.
    Benzylpiperazine (BZP) is a novel psychoactive substance that is commonly abused in tablet form as an 'ecstasy-type' drug. Electroanalysis offers genuine potential for field testing of bulk drug samples. This research is ...
  • A prototype telerobotic platform for live transmission line maintenance: Review of design and development. 

    Banthia, Vikram; Maddahi, Yaser; Zareinia, Kourosh; Liao, Stephen; Olson, Tim; Fung, Wai-Keung; Balakrishnan, Subramaniam; Sepehri, Nariman (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0142331216687021, 2017-02-08)
    BANTHIA, V., MADDAHI, Y., ZAREINIA, K., LIAO, S., OLSON, T., FUNG, W-K., BALAKRISHNAN, S. and SEPEHRI, N. 2017. A prototype telerobotic platform for live transmission line maintenance: Review of design and development. Transactions of the institute of measurement and control [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0142331216687021
    This paper reports technical design of a novel experimental test facility, using haptic-enabled teleoperation of robotic manipulators, for live transmission line maintenance. The goal is to study and develop appropriate ...
  • Kinetics and kinematics of diabetic foot in type 2 diabetes mellitus with and without peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 

    Hazari, Animesh; Maiya, Arun G.; Shivashankara, K. N.; Agouris, Ioannis; Monteiro, Ashma; Jadhav, Radhika; Kumar, Sampath; Kumar, C. G. Shashi; Mayya, Shreemathi S. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-3405-9, 2016-10-19)
    HAZARI, A., MAIYA, A.G., SHIVASHANKARA, K.N., AGOURIS, I., MONTEIRO, A., JADHAV, R., KUMAR, S., KUMAR, C.G.S. and MAYYA, S.S. 2016. Kinetics and kinematics of diabetic foot in type 2 diabetes mellitus with and without peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. SpringerPlus [online], 15, article number 1819. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-3405-9.
    Background: Diabetes mellitus patients are at increased risk of developing diabetic foot with peripheral neuropathy, vascular and musculoskeletal complications. Therefore they are prone to develop frequent and often foot ...
  • Acoustic emission method to study fracture (Mode-I, II) and residual strength characteristics in composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints. 

    Droubi, M. Ghazi; Stuart, Alan; Mowat, John J.; Nobel, Craig; Prathuru, Anil Kumar; Faisal, Nadimul Haque (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/00218464.2017.1278696, 2017-01-12)
    DROUBI, M.G., STUART, A., MOWAT, J., NOBLE, C., PRATHURU, A.K. and FAISAL, N.H. 2017. Acoustic emission method to study fracture (Mode-I, II) and residual strength characteristics in composite-to-metal and metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints. Journal of adhesion [online], Latest articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/00218464.2017.1278696.
    Failure behaviour of two types of adhesively bonded joints (composite-to-metal, metal-to-metal) has been studied under failure modes (Mode I: double cantilever beam (DCB) and Mode II: three-point end notch flexures (3-ENF)) ...
  • Surface and subsurface characterisation in micro-milling of monocrystalline silicon. 

    Huo, Dehong; Lin, Chao; Choong, Zi Jie; Pancholi, Ketan; Degenaar, Patrick (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-015-7308-7, 2015-05-21)
    HUO, D., LIN, C., CHOONG, Z.J., PANCHOLI, K. and DEGENAAR, P. 2015. Surface and subsurface characterisation in micro-milling of monocrystalline silicon. International journal of advanced manufacturing technology [online], 81(5), pages 1319-1331. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-015-7308-7
    This paper presents an experimental investigation on surface and subsurface characterisation of micro-machined single-crystal silicon with (100) orientation. Full immersion slot milling was conducted using solid cubic boron ...

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