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  • Electronics and biotechnology: how new advances in technology will lead to innovative sensors and more (updated and expanded version of published article). 

    Macleod, Christopher (St John Patrick., 2005-02)
    MACLEOD, C., 2005. Match made in heaven. Electronics World, Vol. 111 (1826) pp. 20-22.
    In this article, the interface between biotechnology, nanotechnology and microelectronics is discussed. In particular, how proteins or other active organic agents may be bound onto silicon wafers. The article also discusses ...
  • The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. 

    Andrawus, Jesse A.; Watson, John; Kishk, Mohammed; Adam, Allan (Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/030952406779994141, 2006-12)
    ANDRAWUS, J. A. et al., 2006. The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. Wind Engineering, 30 (6), pp. 471-486
    Common maintenance strategies applied to wind turbines include ‘Time-Based’ which involves carrying out maintenance tasks at predetermined regular-intervals and ‘Failure- Based’ which entails using a wind turbine until ...
  • Computational analysis of fibre bonding in the through-air process. 

    Hossain, Mamdud; Acar, M.; Malalasekera, W. (Professional Engineering Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/0954408JPME104, 2007)
    HOSSAIN, M., ACAR, M. and MALALASEKERA, W., 2007. Computational analysis of fibre bonding in the through-air process. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E, Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 221 (2), pp. 69-75
    Though-air bonding is one of the thermal methods of bonding fibres in the production of nonwoven webs. A computational study of the formation of bond point between two bicomponent fibres during the through-air bonding ...
  • A combustion model sensitivity study for CH4/H2 bluff-body stabilized flame. 

    Hossain, Mamdud; Malalasekera, W. (Professional Engineering Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544062JMES336, 2007)
    HOSSAIN, M. and MALALASEKERA, W., 2007. A combustion model sensitivity study for CH4/H2 bluff-body stabilized flame. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 221 (11), pp. 1377-1390
    The objective of this work is to assess the performance of different combustion models in predicting turbulent nonpremixed combustion in conjunction with the k  turbulence model. The laminar flamelet, equilibrium ...
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance Optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation 

    Andrawus, Jesse A.; Watson, John; Kishk, Mohammed (Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/030952407781494467, 2007-03)
    ANDRAWUS, J. A., WATSON, J. and KISHK, M., 2007. Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation. Wind Engineering, 31 (2), pp. 101-110
    Maintenance optimisation is a crucial issue for industries that utilise physical assets due to its impact on costs, risks and performance. Current quantitative maintenance optimisation techniques include Modelling System ...
  • Minds for robots. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Maxwell, Grant M. (St. John Patrick Publishers Ltd., 2009-01)
    MACLEOD, C. and MAXWELL, G. M., 2009. Minds for robots. Electronics World, 115 (1873), pp. 16-19.
    In the 1950s and 60s, popular culture was entranced by robots. There was Robby in “Forbidden Planet,” Gort in “The day the Earth stood still” and many others. This fascination has continued to the present day, only the ...
  • Laminar flamelet model prediction of NOx formation in a turbulent bluff-body combustor. 

    Ravikanti, M.; Hossain, Mamdud; Malalasekera, W. (SAGE in association with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09576509JPE569, 2009-02)
    RAVIKANTI, M., HOSSAIN, M. and MALALASEKERA, W., 2009. Laminar flamelet model prediction of NOx formation in a turbulent bluff-body combustor. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 223 (1), pp. 41-54.
    A bluff-body combustor, with recirculation zone and simple boundary conditions, is ideal as a compromise for an industrial combustor for validating combustion models. This combustor, however, has proved to be very ...
  • Electromagnetically activated hypersonic ducts. 

    Macleod, Christopher (British Interplanetary Society, 2009-03)
    MACLEOD, C., 2009. Electromagnetically activated hypersonic ducts. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 62(3), pp. 99-109.
    This paper explores the use of Electromagnetic Radiation as an alternative to combustion in Scramjet-like hypersonic engines. The radiation is absorbed by the flow, heating it and thereby providing an alternative to the ...
  • Incremental growth in modular neural networks. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Maxwell, Grant M.; Muthuraman, Sethuraman (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2008.11.002, 2009-06)
    MACLEOD, C., MAXWELL, G. M., and MUTHURAMAN, S., 2009. Incremental growth in modular neural networks. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 22 (4/5), pp. 660-666.
    This paper outlines an algorithm for incrementally growing Artificial Neural Networks. The algorithm allows the network to expand by adding new sub-networks or modules to an existing structure; the modules are trained using ...
  • Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Gow, Kenneth S.; Capanni, Niccolo Francesco (The British Interplanetary Society, 2010)
    MACLEOD, C., GOW, K. S. and CAPANNI, N. F., 2010. Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation. The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), 62 (9), pp. 320-331.
    Electromagnetic Activation (EMA) is an alternative to combustion in Scramjet-like hypersonic engines. The basis of the system was outlined in previous publications. This paper builds on these results and explores some ...
  • A reconsideration of electrostatically accelerated and confined nuclear fusion for space applications. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Gow, Kenneth S. (British Interplanetary Society, 2010)
    MACLEOD, C. and GOW, K. S., 2010. A reconsideration of electrostatically accelerated and confined nuclear fusion for space applications. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), Volume 63 Number 5/6, pp. 192 - 205
    Most present-day research into Nuclear Fusion concentrates on high-temperature plasmas combined with Inertial or Magnetic Confinement. However, there exists another body of less well-known work based on Electrostatic ...
  • Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Capanni, Niccolo Francesco (Springer. The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10462-009-9149-y, 2010-02)
    MACLEOD, C. and CAPANNI, N. F., 2010. Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm. Artificial Intelligence Review , 33 (1/2), pp. 123-134.
    Connectionist models are usually based on Artificial Neural Networks. However, there is another route towards Parallel Distributed Processing. This is by considering the origins of the intelligence displayed by the single ...
  • Low velocity impact behaviour of glass filled fiber-reinforced thermoplastic engine components. 

    Mouti, Zakaria; Westwood, Keith; Kayvantash, Kambiz; Njuguna, James (MDPI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma3042463, 2010-04)
    MOUTI, Z., WESTWOOD, K., KAYVANTASH, K. and NJUGUNA, J., 2010. Low velocity impact behaviour of glass filled fiber-reinforced thermoplastic engine components. Materials, 3(4), pp. 2463-2473.
    This paper concerns automotive parts located underneath the engine and in particular the engine oil pan. Classically made of stamped steel or cast aluminum, new developments have allowed the manufacture oil pans with ...
  • Remediation of oily wastewater from an interceptor tank using a novel photocatalytic drum reactor. 

    Salu, Olumide Adegboyega; Adams, Morgan; Robertson, Peter K. J.; Wong, Ling Say; McCullagh, Cathy (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2011.2114, 2011-02)
    SALU, O. A., ADAMS, M., ROBERTSON, P. K. J., WONG, L. S. and MCCULLAGH, C., 2011. Remediation of oily wastewater from an interceptor tank using a novel photocatalytic drum reactor. Desalination and Water Treatment, 26 (1-3), pp. 87-91.
    A novel photocatalytic reactor has been developed to remediate oily wastewaters. In the first instance degradation rates of model organic compounds, methylene blue (MB) and 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) were determined. The ...
  • Fuel encapsulation for inertial electrostatic confinement nuclear fusion reactors. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Capanni, Niccolo Francesco; Gow, Kenneth S. (British Interplanetary Society., 2011-05)
    MACLEOD, C., CAPANNI, N. F. and GOW, K. S., 2011. Fuel encapsulation for inertial electrostatic confinement nuclear fusion reactors. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 64 (5), pp. 139-149.
    Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) is an approach to nuclear fusion which utilises the properties of electrostatically accelerated ion-beams instead of hot plasmas. The best known device which uses the principle is ...
  • Photocatalytic reactors for environmental remediation: a review. 

    McCullagh, Cathy; Skillen, Nathan; Adams, Morgan; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jctb.2650, 2011-08)
    MCCULLAGH, C., SKILLEN, N., ADAMS, M. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2011. Photocatalytic reactors for environmental remediation: a review. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 86 (8), pp. 1002-1017.
    Research in the field of photocatalytic reactors in the past three decades has been an area of extensive and diverse activity with an extensive range of suspended and fixed film photocatalyst configurations being reported. ...
  • Assessment of nanoparticle release and associated health effect of polymer-silicon composites. 

    Zhu, Huijun; Irfan, Adeel; Sachse, Sophia; Njuguna, James (IOP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012015, 2012)
    ZHU, H., IRFAN, A., SACHSE, S. and NJUGUNA, J., 2012. Assessment of nanoparticle release and associated health effect of polymer-silicon composites. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 40, pp. 012015
    Little information is currently available on possible release of nanomaterials or/and nanoparticles (NP) from conventional and novel products and associated health effect. This study aimed to assess the possible release ...
  • Physical characteristics of nanoparticles emitted during drilling of silica based polyamide 6 nanocomposites. 

    Sachse, Sophia; Silva, Francesco; Irfan, Adeel; Pielichowski, Krzysztof; Leszczynska, Agnieszka; Blazquez, Maria; Kazmina, Olga; Kuzmenko, Oleksandr; Njuguna, James (IOP http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012012, 2012)
    SACHSE, S., SILVA, F., IRFAN, A., ZHU, H., PIELICHOWSKI, K., LESZCZYNSKA, A., BLAZQUEZ, M., KAZMINA, O., KUZMENKO, O. and NJUGUNA, J., 2012. Physical characteristics of nanoparticles emitted during drilling of silica based polyamide 6 nanocomposites. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 40, pp. 012012
    During the past decade, polymer nanocomposites have emerged as a novel and rapidly developing class of materials and attracted considerable investment in research and development worldwide. However, there is currently a ...
  • Mechanical performance of foam glass with nanoscale structure elements. 

    Kazmina, O. V.; Semukhin, B. S.; Njuguna, James (IOP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012042, 2012)
    KAZMINA, O. V., SEMUKHIN, B. S. and NJUGUNA, J., 2012. Mechanical performance of foam glass with nanoscale structure elements. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 40, PP. 012042
    The paper presents experimental data on studying the strengthening of glass foam material. Glass foam material is foamed glass of increased strength achieved due to nanoscale structural elements. Glass foam is obtained ...
  • Enhancement of thermal conductivity of materials using different forms of natural graphite. 

    Desai, S.; Njuguna, James (IOP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012017, 2012)
    DESAI, S. and NJUGUNA, J., 2012. Enhancement of thermal conductivity of materials using different forms of natural graphite. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 40, pp. 012017
    The quest for improvement of thermal conductivity in every area including aerospace structures is gaining momentum as the modern day technology is embedded with electronics which generate considerable amounts of heat energy. ...