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  • Artificial neural network application for partial discharge recognition: survey and future directions. 

    Abubakar Mas'ud, A.; Albarracin, Ricardo; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Illias, Hazlee Azil; Bani, Nurul Aini; Munir, Abu Bakar (MDPI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en9080574, 2016-07-25)
    MASUD, A.A., ALBARRACIN, R., ARDILA-REY, J.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ILLIAS, H.A., BANI, N.A. and MUNIR, A.B. 2016. Artificial neural network application for partial discharge recognition: survey and future directions. Energies [online], 9(8), article number 574. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en9080574
    In order to investigate how artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been applied for partial discharge (PD) pattern recognition, this paper reviews recent progress made on ANN development for PD classification by a literature ...
  • Optimization of the vibro-impact capsule system. 

    Liu, Yang; Islam, Sheikh Zahidul; Pavlovskaia, Ekaterina; Wiercigroch, Marian (University of Ljubljana https:dx.doi.org/10.5545/sv-jme.2016.3754, 2016-07-31)
    LIU, Y., ISLAM, S., PAVLOVSKAIA, E. and WIERCIGROCH, M. 2016. Optimization of the vibro-impact capsule system. Strojniški vestnik = Journal of mechanical engineering [online], 62(7-8), pages 430-439. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.5545/sv-jme.2016.3754
    Optimization of the vibro-impact capsule system for the best progression is considered in this paper focusing on the choice of the excitation parameters and the shape of the capsule. Firstly, the fastest and the most ...
  • Modelling the effect of applied voltage and frequency on electroluminescence in polymeric material. 

    Bani, Nurul Aini; Abdul-Malek, Z.; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abubakar Mas'ud, A.; Muhtazaruddin, M. N.; Kamardin, K.; Jamian, J. J.; Ahmad, H. (Institute of advanced engineering and science https://dx.doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v6i3.9573, 2016-06-01)
    BANI, N.A., ABDUL-MALEK, Z., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MASUD, A.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., KAMARDIN, K., JAMIAN, J.J. and AHMAD, H. 2016. Modelling the effect of applied voltage and frequency on electroluminescence in polymeric material. International journal of electrical and computer engineering [online], 6(3), pages 1375-1384. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v6i3.9573
    Electroluminescence method has been used by several researchers to observe the behaviour of an aged polymeric material. Electroluminescence is a phenomenon that occurs when the atoms of a material are being excited due to ...
  • Monitoring acoustic emission (AE) energy of abrasive particle impacts in a slurry flow loop using a statistical distribution model. 

    Droubi, M. Ghazi; Reuben, R. L. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.06.026, 2016-07-05)
    DROUBI, M.G. and REUBEN, R.L. 2016. Monitoring acoustic emission (AE) energy of abrasive particle impacts in a slurry flow loop using a statistical distribution model. Applied acoustics [online], 133, pages 202-209. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.06.026
    Slurry erosion has been recognized as a serious problem in many industrial applications. In slurry flows, the estimation of the amount of incident kinetic energy that transmits from particles suspended in the fluid to the ...
  • VOC oxidation in excess of oxygen using flow-through catalytic membrane reactor. 

    Kajama, Mohammed; Shehu, Habiba; Okon, Edidiong; Orakwe, Ify; Gobina, Edward (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.04.164, 2016-06-17)
    KAJAMA, M.N., SHEHU, H., OKON, E., ORAKWE, I. and GOBINA, E. 2016. VOC oxidation in excess of oxygen using flow-through catalytic membrane reactor. International journal of hydrogen energy [online], In Press. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.04.164
    Platinum gamma-alumina (Pt/γ-Al2O3) impregnated membrane was prepared through the evaporative-crystallization deposition method for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) conversion to carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). The ...
  • Software simulation and experimental characterisation of a rotationally asymmetrical concentrator under direct and diffuse solar radiation. 

    Freier, Daria; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Abubakar Mas'ud, A.; Albarracin, Ricardo; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Bani, Nurul Aini (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.05.072, 2016-06-01)
    FREIER, D., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., ABUBAKAR MAS’UD, A., ALBARRACIN, R., ARDILA-REY, J.A., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H.M. and BANI, N.A. 2016. Software simulation and experimental characterisation of a rotationally asymmetrical concentrator under direct and diffuse solar radiation. Energy conversion and management [online], 122, pages 223-238. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.05.072
    Making housing carbon neutral is one of the European Union (EU) targets with the aim to reduce energy consumption and to increase on-site renewable energy generation in the domestic sector. Optical concentrators have a ...
  • Hidden chaotic attractors in a class of two-dimensional maps. 

    Jiang, Haibo; Liu, Yang; Wei, Zhouchao; Zhang, Liping (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11071-016-2857-3, 2016-05-31)
    JIANG, H., LIU. Y., WEI, Z. and ZHANG, L. 2016. Hidden chaotic attractors in a class of two-dimensional maps. Nonlinear dynamics [online], 85(4), pages 2719-2727. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11071-016-2857-3
    This paper studies the hidden dynamics of a class of two-dimensional maps inspired by the Hénon map. A special consideration is made to the existence of fixed points and their stabilities in these maps. Our concern focuses ...
  • A review on the recent progress made on solar photovoltaic in selected countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. 

    Abubakar Mas'ud, A.; Wirba, Asan Vernyuy; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Albarracin, Ricardo; Munir, Abu Bakar; Bani, Nurul Aini (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.04.055, 2016-05-12)
    ABUBAKAR MAS'UD, A., WIRBA, A.V., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ALBARRACIN, R., MUNIR, A.B. and BANI, N.A. 2016. A review on the recent progress made on solar photovoltaic in selected countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews [online], 62, pages 441–452. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.04.055
    The harmful effects of carbon emissions and carbon dioxide caused by over dependence on oil is a global issue, which is currently being addressed by encouraging renewable energy (RE) resources contribution to the energy ...
  • Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Ahmed, R.; Katikaneni, S.P.; Souentie, S.; Goosen, M. F. A. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11666-015-0315-2, 2015-09-25)
    FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., KATIKANENI, S.P., SOUENTIE, S. and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2015. Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 24(8), pages 1415-1428. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11666-015-0315-2
    Air plasma-sprayed (APS) coatings provide an ability to deposit a range of novel fuel cell materials at competitive costs. This work develops three separate types of composite anodes (Mo-Mo2C/Al2O3, Mo-Mo2C/ZrO2, Mo-Mo2C/TiO2) ...
  • Developing a solar calculator system. 

    Muhammad-Sukki, Saidalmaruzi; Khan, Mohd Toriq Khan Mohd Niyaz; Zeki, Akram M.; Abubakar, Adamu; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus (Trans Tech Publications https://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.980.179, 2014-06-30)
    MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, S., KHAN, M.T.K.M.N., ZEKI, A.M., ABUBAKAR, A. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2014. Developing a solar calculator system. Advanced materials research [online], 980, pages 179-183. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.980.179
    There is a rapid increase in global warming over the years. This follows with continues campaign on reducing the energy consumption and protecting the earth against climate change. The Feed-In Tariff (FiT) program was ...
  • Can a carbon nano-coating resist metallic phase transformation in silicon substrate during nanoimpact? 

    Goel, Saurav; Agrawal, Anupam; Faisal, Nadimul Haque (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2014.03.009, 2014-03-29)
    GOEL, S., AGRAWAL, A. and FAISAL, N.H. 2014. Can a carbon nano-coating resist metallic phase transformation in silicon substrate during nanoimpact? Wear [online], 315(1-2), pages 38-41. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2014.03.009
    Nanomechanical response of a silicon specimen coated with a sp3 crystalline carbon coating (1.8 nm thickness) was investigated using MD simulation. A sharp conical rigid tip was impacted at the speed of 50 m/s up to a depth ...
  • Atomistic investigation on the structure–property relationship during thermal spray nanoparticle impact. 

    Goel, Saurav; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Ratia, Vilma; Agrawal, Anupam; Stukowski, Alexander (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.12.011, 2013-12-31)
    GOEL, S., FAISAL, N.H., RATIA, V., AGRAWAL, A. and STUKOWSKI, A. 2013. Atomistic investigation on the structure–property relationship during thermal spray nanoparticle impact. Computational materials science [online], 84, pages 163-174. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.12.011
    During thermal spraying, hot particles impact on a colder substrate. This interaction of crystalline copper nanoparticles and copper substrate is modeled, using MD simulation. The quantitative results of the impacts at ...
  • Anti-phase synchronization and symmetry-breaking bifurcation of impulsively coupled oscillators. 

    Jiang, Haibo; Liu, Yang; Zhang, Liping; Yu, Jianjiang (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cnsns.2016.02.033, 2016-03-05)
    JIANG, H., LIU, Y., ZHANG, L. and YU, J. 2016. Anti-phase synchronization and symmetry-breaking bifurcation of impulsively coupled oscillators. Communications in nonlinear science and numerical simulation [online], 39, pp. 199-208. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cnsns.2016.02.033
    This paper studies the synchronization in two mechanical oscillators coupled by impacts which can be considered as a class of state-dependent impulsively coupled oscillators. The two identical oscillators are harmonically ...
  • An initial investigation of a nano-composite silica ceramic membrane for hydrogen gas separation and purification. 

    Nwogu, Ngozi Claribelle; Anyanwu, Emmanuel Enyioma; Gobina, Edward (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.11.162, 2016-01-27)
    NWOGU, N.C., ANYANWU, E.E. and GOBINA, E. 2016. An initial investigation of a nano-composite silica ceramic membrane for hydrogen gas separation and purification. International journal of hydrogen energy [online], 41(19), pages 8228-8235. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.11.162
    The effects of trans-membrane pressure difference on hydrogen recovery are investigated on a preliminary basis. The membrane has been developed for high temperature hydrogen separation from CH4, N2, and Ar gas molecules. ...
  • Natural convection flow and heat transfer in an enclosure containing staggered arrangement of blockages. 

    Iyi, Draco; Hasan, Reaz (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.05.033, 2015-06-11)
    IYI, D and HASAN, R. 2015. Natural convection flow and heat transfer in an enclosure containging staggered arragement of blockages. Procedia Engineering [online], 105, pages 176-183. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.05.033
    The work reported in this paper is a numerical study of airflow and heat transfer for low turbulence buoyancy-driven flow in a rectangular cavity partially filled with solid objects. The two vertical walls were maintained ...
  • Linearized large signal modeling, analysis, and control design of phase-controlled series-parallel resonant converters using state feedback. 

    Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Finney, Stephen; Williams, Barry W. (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2012.2231700, 2013-01-18)
    ABOUSHADY, A.A., AHMED, K.H., FINNEY, S.J. and WILLIAMS, B.W. 2013. Linearized large signal modeling, analysis and control design of phase-controlled series-parallel resonant converters using state feedback. IEEE transactions on power electronics [online], 28(8), pages 3896-3911. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2012.2231700
    This paper proposes a linearized large signal state-space model for the fixed-frequency phase-controlled series-parallel resonant converter. The proposed model utilizes state feedback of the output filter inductor current ...
  • Overcoming fuel-air mixing issues with pulsed scramjets and pelletized fuel. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Capanni, Niccolo Francesco; Gow, Kenneth S. (British Interplanetary Society http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2015.68.354, 2015-11-01)
    MACLEOD, C., CAPANNI, N.F. and GOW, K.S., 2015. Overcoming fuel-air mixing issues with pulsed scramjets and pelletized fuel. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], Vol 68 (11), pp. 354-362. Available from: http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2015.68.354
    n this paper the concept of a pulsed Scramjet using pelletized fuel is examined. The aim is to overcome the main technical problem inherent in more traditional designs - poor air-fuel mixing. In this new paradigm, airflow ...
  • Performance evaluation of an inventive CO2 gas separation inorganic ceramic membrane. 

    Nwogu, Ngozi Claribelle; Kajama, Mohammed; Gobina, Edward (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology http://scholar.waset.org/1999.2/10001660, 2015-06-30)
    NWOGU, N., KAJAMA, M. and GOBINA, E., 2015. Performance evaluation of an inventive CO2 gas separation inorganic ceramic membrane. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index 102: International journal of chemical, molecular, nuclear, materials and metallurgical engineering [online], 9(6), pp. 662-665. Available from: http://scholar.waset.org/1999.2/10001660
    Atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions are considered as the greatest environmental challenge the world is facing today. The tasks to control the emissions include the recovery of CO2 from flue gas. This concern has been ...
  • Investigation of structural parameter dependence of confinement losses in PCF–FBG sensor for oil and gas sensing applications. 

    Johny, Jincy; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Fung, Wai-Keung (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11082-016-0528-8, 2016-03-25)
    JOHNY, J., PRABHU, R. and FUNG, W.-K. 2016. Investigation of structural parameter dependence of confinement losses in PCF–FBG sensor for oil and gas sensing applications. Optical and quantum electronics [online], 48(4), article 252. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11082-016-0528-8
    Photonic crystal fibre (PCF)–fibre bragg grating (FBG) integration opens up new possibilities in multi-parameter fibre-optic sensing, owing to their active control over light characteristics and mode confinements. Their ...
  • Graphics processing unit based acceleration of electromagnetic transients simulation. 

    Debnath, Jayanta K.; Gole, Aniruddha M.; Fung, Wai-Keung (IEEE https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRD.2015.2492983, 2015-10-26)
    DEBNATH, J.K., GOLE, A.M. and FUNG, W.-K. 2015. Graphics processing unit based acceleration of electromagnetic transients simulation. IEEE transactions on power delivery [online], Early Access. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRD.2015.2492983
    This paper presents a novel parallelization approach to speedup EMT simulation, using GPU-based computing. This paper extends earlier published works in the area, by exploiting additional parallelism to accelerate EMT ...

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