Recent Submissions

  • Analysis of acoustic emission propagation in metal-to-metal adhesively-bonded joints. 

    Crawford, Alasdair; Droubi, M. Ghazi; Faisal, Nadimul Haque (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s10921-018-0488-y, 2018-05-04)
    CRAWFORD, A., DROUBI, M.G. and FAISAL, N.H. 2018. Analysis of acoustic emission propagation in metal-to-metal adhesively-bonded joints. Journal of nondestructive evaluation [online], 37(2), article ID 33. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10921-018-0488-y
    Acoustic emission (AE) monitoring shows promise as one of the most effective methods for condition monitoring of adhesively-bonded joints. Previous research has demonstrated its ability to detect, locate and classify ...
  • Effect of electron beam irradiation on structural and optical properties of Cu-doped In2O3 films prepared by RF magnetron sputtering. 

    Krishnan, R. Reshmi; Sanjeev, Ganesh; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-018-2776-5, 2018-02-28)
    KRISHNAN, R.R., SANJEEV, G., PRABHU, R. and PILLAI, V.P.M. 2018. Effect of electron beam irradiation on structural and optical properties of Cu-doped In2O3 films prepared by RF magnetron sputtering. JOM: journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [online], 70(5), pages 739-746. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-018-2776-5
    Undoped and Cu-doped In2O3 films were prepared by radiofrequency magnetron sputtering technique. The effects of Cu doping and high-energy electron beam irradiation on the structural and optical properties of as-prepared ...
  • A review of optical concentrators for portable solar photovoltaic systems for developing countries. 

    Freier, Daria; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Jafry, Tahseen; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Gamio, Carlos (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.039, 2018-04-24)
    FREIER, D., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., JAFRY, T., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and GAMIO, C. 2018. A review of optical concentrators for portable solar photovoltaic systems for developing countries. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews [online], 90, pages 957-968. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.039
    Worldwide, over 1.1 billion people have no access to electricity. The consequences for the affected people include health hazards from fuels used for lighting, limits to learning when it gets dark, a short productive day ...
  • Design of 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; Iyi, Draco (IAES https://doi.org/10.11591/ijpeds.v9.i2.pp848-858, 2018-04-10)
    TAVERNE, J., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., AYUB, A.S., SELLAMI, N., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A., MAS'UD, A.A. and IYI, D. 2018. Design of solar powered charging backpack. International journal of power electronics and drive systems [online], 9(2), pages 848-858. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11591/ijpeds.v9.i2.pp848-858
    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 ...
  • 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 (Inderscience http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijpe, 2018-05-14)
    OLUYEMI, G.F. and AFOLABI, T.S. 2018. 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], In Press. Available from: http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijpe
    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 ...

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