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  • A comparison of inductive sensors in the characterization of partial discharges and electrical noise using the chromatic technique. 

    Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Montaña, Johny; Albuquerque de Castro, Bruno; Schurch, Roger; Ulson, José Alfredo Covolan; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Bani, Nurul Aini (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/s18041021, 2018-03-29)
    ARDILA-REY, J.A., MONTANA, J., ALBUQUERQUE DE CASTRO, B., SCHURCH, R., ULSON, J.A.C., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and BANI, N.A. 2018. A comparison of inductive sensors in the characterization of partial discharges and electrical noise using the chromatic technique. Sensors [online], 18(4), article ID 1021. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/s18041021
    Partial discharges (PDs) are one of the most important classes of ageing processes that occur within electrical insulation. PD detection is a standardized technique to qualify the state of the insulation in electric assets ...
  • Polymeric materials for conversion of electromagnetic waves from the sun to electric power. 

    Haque, S.K. Manirul; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Umar, Yunusa; Rahman, Habibur; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Albarracin, Ricardo (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10030307, 2018-03-12)
    HAQUE, S.K.M., ARDILA-REY, J.A., UMAR, Y., RAHMAN, H., MAS'UD, A.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and ALBARRACIN, R. 2018. Polymeric materials for conversion of electromagnetic waves from the sun to electric power. Polymers [online], 10(3), article 307. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10030307
    Solar photoelectric energy converted into electricity requires large surface areas with incident light and flexible materials to capture these light emissions. Currently, sunlight rays are converted to electrical energy ...
  • Annual prediction output of an RADTIRC-PV module 

    Freier, Daria; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mas’ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Karim, Md Ershadul (MDPI http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/11/3/544, 2018-03-03)
    FREIER, D., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H.M., BANI, N.A., MAS'UD, A.A., ARDILA-REY, J.A. and KARIM, M.E. 2018. Annual prediction output of an RADTIRC-PV module. Energies [online], 11(3), article ID 544. Available from: http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/11/3/544
    The number of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations has been increasing worldwide but the high capital cost of installation continues to be the main challenge, particularly in many developing countries. The solar concentrator, ...
  • Corrosion properties of anodized titanium. 

    Hlinka, Josef; Stanislav, Lasek; Faisal, Nadimul Haque (Technical University of Kosice https://doi.org/10.12776/ams.v23i3.982, 2017-09-30)
    HLINKA, J., LASEK, S. and FAISAL, N. 2017. Corrosion properties of anodized titanium. Acta metallurgica Slovaca [online], 23(3), pages 270-275. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12776/ams.v23i3.982
    In this paper corrosion properties and microstructure features of amorphous self-organised TiO2 nanotubes electrochemically deposited on titanium are discussed. There was titanium of second grade used as a substrate for ...
  • Geomechanical effects of oilfield chemicals on sand failure in reservoir rocks. 

    Wuyep, Elizabeth 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], 165, pages 347-357. 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites. 

    Seema, K. M.; Mamba, B. B.; Njuguna, James; Bakhtizin, R. Z.; Mishra, A. K. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.12.046, 2017-12-09)
    SEEMA, K.M., MAMBA, B.B., NJUGUNA, J., BAKHTIZIN, R.Z. and MISHRA, A.K. 2018. Removal of lead (II) from aqeouos waste using (CD-PCL-TiO2) bio-nanocomposites. International journal of biological macromolecules [online], 109, pages 136-142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.12.046
    Lead (Pb) pollution is our water system is a major concern, as this metal is toxic even at low concentration. This study aim to fabricate a bio-nanocomposite (cyclodextrin-polycaprolactone titanium dioxide) that will be ...
  • Potential of implementing the low concentration photovoltaic systems in the United Kingdom. 

    Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Freier, Daria; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Mallick, Tapas Kumar; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Abu-Bakar, Siti Sarah; Bani, Nurul Aini; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil (IAES https://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v7i3.pp1398-1405, 2017-06-30)
    ABU-BAKAR, S. H., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., FREIER, D., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MALLICK, T.K., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H.M., MAS'UD, A.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.S., BANI, N.A. and MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N. 2017. Potential of implementing the low concentration photovoltaic systems in the United Kingdom. International journal of electrical and computer engineering [online], 7(3), pages 1398-1405. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v7i3.pp1398-1405
    This paper discusses the prospect of integrating a novel type of low concentration photovoltaic (LCPV) design known as the rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC) in a building in the United ...
  • Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE. 

    Bani, Nurul Aini; Abdul-Malek, Zulkurnain; Mohd Aris, Siti Armiza; Jalil, Siti Zura A.; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Mad Kaidi, Hazilah; Rahman, Sharipah Alwiah Syed Abd; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Rey, Jorge Alfredo Ardilla (IAES https://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v7i3.pp1406-1413, 2017-06-30)
    BANI, N.A., ABDUL-MALEK, Z., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., RAHMAN, S.A.S.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MAS'UD, A.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H. and REY, J.A.A. 2017. Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE. International journal of electrical and computer engineering [online], 7(3), pages 1406-1413. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v7i3.pp1406-1413
    A good insulator for high voltage cable has low dielectric loss, reasonable flexibility and thermo-mechanically stable. However, prolonged application of electrical stresses on the cable will degraded the cable; physically ...
  • A fiber optic biosensor for the detection of cholesterol levels based on chitosan coated long period grating. 

    Mathews, C. Bobby; Libish, T. M.; Kaushalkumar, B.; Vivek, V.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Radhakrishnan, P. (Springer/Tianjin University of Technology https://doi.org/10.1007/s11801-016-5229-9, 2016-01-10)
    MATHEWS, C.B., LIBISH, T.M., KAUSHALKUMAR, B., VIVEK, V., PRABHU, R. and RADHAKRISHNAN, P. 2016. A fiber optic biosensor for the detection of cholesterol levels based on chitosan coated long period grating. Optoelectronics letters [online], 12(1), pages 23-26. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11801-016-5229-9
    A fiber optic sensor for the measurement of total cholesterol is designed and developed. The developed chitosan coated long period grating (LPG) sensor shows a sensitivity of 5.025×106 pm·mL/g in the measurement range of ...
  • Numerical and experimental studies of stick-slip oscillations in drill-strings. 

    Liu, Yang; Paez Chavez, Joseph; De Sa, Rulston; Walker, Scott (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-017-3855-9, 2017-10-31)
    LIU, Y., PAEZ CHAVEZ, J., DE SA, R. and WALKER, S. 2017. Numerical and experimental studies of stick-slip oscillations in drill-strings. Nonlinear dynamics [online], 90(4), pages 2959-2978. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-017-3855-9
    The cyclic nature of the stick-slip phenomenon may cause catastrophic failures in drill-strings or at the very least could lead to the wear of expensive equipment. Therefore, it is important to study the drilling parameters ...
  • Effect of RF power on the structural and optical properties of zinc sulfide films. 

    Chalana, S. R.; Sankararaman, S.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-017-2459-7, 2017-07-27)
    CHALANA, S.R., SANKARARAMAN, S., PRABHU, R. and PILLAI, V.P.M. 2017. Effect of RF power on the structural and optical properties of zinc sulfide films. JOM: journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [online], 69(11), pages 2264-2271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-017-2459-7
    Zinc sulfide (ZnS) films were prepared via a radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering technique using different RF powers (100, 120, 150, and 180 W), and the effects of the RF power on the structural and optical properties ...
  • Optimization of hydraulic fracture placement design in anisotropic shale reservoirs using azimuthal lwd sonic and spectral gamma ray analysis. 

    Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso; Afolabi, Tomilayo Simisola
    OLUYEMI, G.F. and AFOLABI, T.S. [2017]. Optimization of hydraulic fracture placement design in anisotropic shale reservoirs using azimuthal lwd sonic and spectral gamma ray analysis. International journal of petroleum engineering [online], (accepted).
    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale resources has become a trend in the oil and gas industry that is associated with exorbitant costs. This calls for certainty in the productivity and success of every fracture stimulation ...
  • Multi-criteria evaluation of renewable and nuclear resources for electricity generation in Kazakhstan. 

    Ahmad, Salman; Nadeem, Abid; Akhanova, Gulzhanat; Houghton, Tom; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.11.102, 2017-11-20)
    AHMAD, S., NADEEM, A., AKHANOVA, G., HOUGHTON, T. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2017. Multi-criteria evaluation of renewable and nuclear resources for electricity generation in Kazakhstan. Energy [online], 141, pages 1880-1891. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.11.102
    Kazakhstan’s electricity generation depends heavily on fossil fuels. Renewables and other non-fossil resources provide potential alternatives to diversify the electricity generation system. In this paper, various potential ...
  • Distribution power loss minimization via distributed generation, capacitor and network reconfiguration. 

    Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mohd Aris, Siti Armiza; Jalil, Siti Zura A.; Mad Kaidi, Hazilah; Abd Fatah, Abdul Yasser; Jamian, Jasrul Jamani; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa (IAES https://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v5.i3.pp488-495, 2017-03-30)
    MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N.B., BANI, N.A., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MAD KAIDI, H., ABD FATAH, A.Y., JAMIAN, J.J., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and ABU-BAKAR, S.H. 2017. Distribution power loss minimization via distributed generation, capacitor and network reconfiguration. Indonesian journal of electrical engineering and computer science [online], 5(3), pages 488-495. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v5.i3.pp488-495
    This paper presents a solution to solve the network reconfiguration, DG coordination (location and size), and capacitor coordination (location and size), simultaneously. The proposed solution will be determined by using ...
  • Novel zeolite-polyurethane membrane for environmental applications and gas separations. 

    Shehu, Habiba; Okon, Edidiong; Gobina, Edward (EDP Sciences S.A. https://doi.org/10.1051/mattech/2017031, 2017-08-24)
    SHEHU, H., OKON, E. and GOBINA, E. 2017. Novel zeolite-polyurethane membrane for environmental applications and gas separations. Materiaux and techniques [online], 105(2), article number 205. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1051/mattech/2017031
    This research Work investigates the effect of polyurethane polymer on the separation of C09, CH4 and C3H8 through a zeolite/polyurethane mixed matrix membrane. A methodology based on the modification of porous ceramic ...
  • A new week 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 (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) http://journal.utem.edu.my/index.php/jtec/article/view/2762/1967, 2017-10-31)
    AZIZ, N.F.A., RAHMAT, N.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., RAHMAN, T.K.A., YASIN, Z.M., WAHAB, N.A. and SALIM, N.A. 2017. A new weak area identification method in power system based on voltage stability. Journal of telecommunication electronic and computer engineering [online], 9(2-11), pages 171-177. Available from: http://journal.utem.edu.my/index.php/jtec/article/view/2762/1967
    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 ...
  • Malaysian tertiary level students and their understanding, knowledge and perception of nanotechnology. 

    Karim, Md Ershadul; Akhter, Shafia; Munir, Abu Bakar; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Hoque, Kazi Enamul; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Abu-Bakar, Siti Sarah; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Bani, Nurul Aini; Wirba, Asan Vernyuy; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar (Penerbit Akademia Baru (New Academia Press) http://www.akademiabaru.com/arsbs.html, 2017-01-27)
    KARIM, M.E., AKHTER, S., MUNIR, A.B., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., HOQUE, K.E., YASIN, S.H.M., ABU-BAKAR, S.S., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A., WIRBA, A.V. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2017. Malaysian tertiary level students and their understanding, knowledge and perception of nanotechnology. Journal of advanced research in social and behavioural sciences [online], 6(1), pages 52-67. Available from: http://www.akademiabaru.com/doc/ARSBSV6_N1_P52_67.pdf
    Nanotechnology, being an emerging and enabling technology, can be utilised to exploit burgeoning opportunities in all aspects. Almost every kind of material with any feature can theoretically be developed using nanoscale ...

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