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  • Challenges of motivating postgraduate built environment online teaching and learning practice workgroups to adopt innovation. 

    Moore, David R.; Fisher, Toni (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2017.1356400, 2017-09-07)
    MOORE, D. R. and FISHER, T. 2017. Challenges of motivating postgraduate built environment online teaching and learning practice workgroups to adopt innovation. International journal of construction education and research [online], 13(3), pages 225-247. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2017.1356400
    Successful implementation of teaching and learning (T&L) innovation within an e-learning context in higher education institutions involves overcoming challenges. A key component of success in this regard is the level of ...
  • Synthesis, structural and morphological property of BaSnO3 nanopowder prepared by solid state ceramic method. 

    John, Jibi; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan; Thomas, Anitta Rose; Philip, Reji; Joseph, Jaison; Muthunatesan, S.; Ragavendran, V.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IOP https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012007, 2017-05-11)
    JOHN, J., PILLAI, V.P.M., THOMAS, A.R., PHILIP, R., JOSEPH, J., MUTHUNATESAN, S., RAGAVENDRAN, V. and PRABHU, R. 2016. Synthesis, structural and morphological property of BaSnO3 nanopowder prepared by solid state ceramic method. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd structural nano composites conference (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-15 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article ID 012007. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012007
    BaSnO3 is a cubic perovskite-type oxide that behaves as an n-type semiconductor with a wide band gap of 3.4 eV and remains stable at temperatures up to 1000°C. It has wide applications such as thermally stable capacitors, ...
  • Computational study of nanostructured composite materials for photonic crystal fibre sensors. 

    Johny, Jincy; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Fung, Wai-Keung (IOP https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012012, 2017-05-11)
    JOHNY, J., PRABHU, R. and FUNG, W.-K. 2016. Computational study of nanostructured composite materials for photonic crystal fibre sensors. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd structural nano composites conference (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-15 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article ID 012012. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012012
    Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCFs) developed using nanostructured composite materials provides special optical properties which can revolutionise current optical sensing technologies. The modal and propagation characteristics ...
  • Environmental particle emissions due to automated drilling of polypropylene composites and nanocomposites reinforced with talc, montmorillonite and wollastonite. 

    Starost, Kristof; Frijns, Evelien; Laer, J. V.; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Egizabal, Ainhoa; Elizextea, Cristina; Nelissen, Inge; Blazquez, Maria; Njuguna, James (IOP https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012011, 2017-05-11)
    STAROST, K., FRIJNS, E., LAER, J.V., FAISAL, N., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZEXTEA, C., NELISSEN, I., BLAZQUEZ, M. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Environmental particle emissions due to automated drilling of polypropylene composites and nanocomposites reinforced with talc, montmorillonite and wollastonite. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd structural nano composites conference (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-15 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article ID 012011. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012011
    In this study, the effect on nanoparticle emissions due to drilling on Polypropylene (PP) reinforced with 20% talc, 5% montmorillonite (MMT) and 5% Wollastonite (WO) is investigated. The study is the first to explore the ...
  • Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites. 

    Watson, G.; Starost, Kristof; Bari, Pravin; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Mishra, Satyendra; Njuguna, James (IOP https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012009, 2017-05-11)
    WATSON, G., STAROST, K., BARI, P., FAISAL, N., MISHRA, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd structural nano composites conference (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-15 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article ID 012009. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012009
    In this study, nano-sized graphene oxide sheets were homogenously dispersed via sonication methods in epoxy followed by vacuum resin infusion for the fabrication of the epoxy, graphene oxide (GO) and micro-sized carbon ...
  • Oil based drilling fluid waste: an overview on highly reported but less explored sink for environmentally persistent pollutants. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Kwoffie, Lorraine; Addae-Afoakwa, Kofi; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (IOP https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012008, 2017-05-11)
    SIDDIQUE, S., KWOFFIE, L., ADDAE-AFOAKWA, K., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Oil based drilling fluid waste: an overview on highly reported but less explored sink for environmentally persistent pollutants. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd structural nano composites conference (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-15 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article ID 012008. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012008
    Operational discharges of spent drilling fluid, produced water, and accumulated drill cuttings from oil and gas industry are a continuous point source of environmental pollution. To meet the strict environmental standard ...
  • Design optimization of Cassegrain telescope for remote explosive trace detection. 

    Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Eseller, K. E.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (SPIE https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2277932, 2017-10-05)
    BHAVSAR, K., ESELLER, K.E. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Design optimization of Cassegrain telescope for remote explosive trace detection. In Proceedings of the SPIE security and defence conference 2017, 10441: counterterrorism, crime fighting, forensics and surveillance, 11-14 September 2017, Warsaw, Poland. Bellingham, WA: SPIE [online], paper 1044103. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2277932
    The past three years have seen a global increase in explosive-based terror attacks. The widespread use of improvised explosives and anti-personnel landmines have caused thousands of civilian casualties across the world. ...
  • Banknote authentication using chaotic elements technology. 

    Ambadiyil, Sajan; Krishnendu, P. S.; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (SPIE https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2278343, 2017-10-05)
    AMBADIYIL, S., KRISHNENDU, P.S., PILLAI, V.P.M. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Banknote authentication using chaotic elements technology. In Proceedings of the SPIE security and defence conference 2017, 10441: counterterrorism, crime fighting, forensics and surveillance, 11-14 September 2017, Warsaw, Poland. Bellingham, WA: SPIE [online], paper 1044104. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2278343
    The counterfeit banknote is a growing threat to the society since the advancements in the field of computers, scanners and photocopiers, as they have made the duplication process for banknote much simpler. The fake note ...
  • Deep imitation learning for 3D navigation tasks. 

    Hussein, Ahmed; Elyan, Eyad; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat; Jayne, Chrisina
    HUSSEIN, A., ELYAN, E., GABER, M.M. and JAYNE, C. [2017]. Deep imitation learning for 3D navigation tasks. Neural computing and applications [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-017-3241-z
    Deep learning techniques have shown success in learning from raw high dimensional data in various applications. While deep reinforcement learning is recently gaining popularity as a method to train intelligent agents, ...
  • Positioning cost overrun research in the philosophical debate: a case for critical realism. 

    Amadi, A.; Omotayo, Temitope (University of Salford http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43913, 2017-09-14)
    AMADI, A. and OMOTAYO, T. 2017. Positioning cost overrun research in the philosophical debate: a case for critical realism. In Proceedings of the 13th international postgraduate research conference, 14-15 September 2017, Salford, UK. Salford: University of Salford [online], ID 005, pages 308-316. Available from: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43913
    Construction management research, as a form of social research is confronted with the fundamental paradigmic dilemma of determining a core philosophical orientation, to be considered adequate and best suited to enquiry ...
  • Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Fleming, Claire; Laing, Richard Alexander (ARCOM, 2017-09-04)
    LEON, M., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., FLEMING, C. and LAING, R. 2017. Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. Presented at the 33rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 4-6 September 2017, Cambridge, UK.
    Visual Asset Management (VAM) is defined as a visual, collaborative and cloud-based database application for project sharing, viewing, delivery, operation and maintenance. VAM provides a platform that contains multiple ...
  • A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky. 

    Mezerdi, Toufik; Belakehal, Azeddine; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    MEZERDI, T., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 2, pages 3301-3308. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf
    When comparing ditital simulations with experimental field measurements, we often find references associated with a large margin of uncertainty. In other words, to what degree do the results come close to the real situations ...
  • Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East. 

    Fardous, Isra'a; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    FARDOUS, I. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 1, pages 1069-1075. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_I.pdf
    The proposed study seeks to establish whether the community is in favour of environmental traditional architecture despite the increase of modern architecture and its subsequent benefits such as indoor thermal comfort. ...
  • Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate: the case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    HERRERA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate: the case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 1, pages 1069-1075. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_I.pdf
    This study investigates the relationship between users and internal climate in traditional buildings. Built upon principles of social practice theory, the results presented here compare and contrast occupants's daily ...
  • An ensemble-boosting algorithm for classifying partial discharge defects in electrical assets. 

    Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Albarracin, Ricardo; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus (MCPI https://doi.org/10.3390/machines5030018, 2017-08-08)
    MAS'UD, A.A., ARDILA-REY, J.A., ALBARACIN, R. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2017. An ensemble-boosting algorithm for classifying partial discharge defects in electrical assets. Machines [online], 5(3), article ID 18. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/machines5030018
    This paper presents an ensemble-boosting algorithm (EBA) for classifying partial discharge (PD) patterns in the condition monitoring of insulation diagnosis applied for electrical assets. This approach presents an optimization ...
  • UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. 

    Paneru, Suraj; Bennadji, Amar; Moore, David (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    PANERU, S., BENNADJI, A. and MOORE, D. 2017. UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 2, pages 2640-2647. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf
    The research looked at Social Housing organization's (SHO) perspective on energy efficiency retrofit criteria/benefits. Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) based questionnaire, research looked at importance given by SHO ...
  • Natural versus artificial lighting use in an office building under clear sunny skies. 

    Belakehal, Azeddine; Tabet Aoul, Kheira Anissa; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Natural versus artificial lighting use in an office building under clear sunny skies. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 2, pages 3143-3150. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf
    Under clear sunny skies, a building requires more knowledge in terms of architectural daylighting design because of the complexity of the phenomenon and the wide variety of its parameters and impacts. This study focuses ...
  • Elaboration of properties of graphene oxide reinforced epoxy nanocomposites. 

    Bari, Pravin; Khan, Samrin; Njuguna, James; Mishra, Satyendra (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s12588-017-9180-9, 2017-05-18)
    BARI, P., KHAN, S., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2017. Elaboration of properties of graphene oxide reinforced epoxy nanocomposites. International journal of plastic technology [online], 21(1), pages 194-208. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12588-017-9180-9
    In this research work, properties of graphene oxide (GO) based epoxy nanocomposites, prepared via the solution blending method, are elaborated. Different loadings (0.1-0.5 wt%) of GO were added into epoxy resin, and their ...
  • Investigation of computational intelligence techniques for intrusion detection in wireless sensor networks. 

    McDermott, Christopher D.; Petrovski, Andrei (AIRCC http://airccse.org/journal/ijc2017.html, 2017-07-31)
    MCDERMOTT, C.D. and PETROVSKI, A. 2017. Investigation of computational intelligence techniques for intrusion detection in wireless sensor networks. International journal of computer networks and communications [online], 9(4), pages 45-56. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5121/ijcnc.2017.9404
    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have become a key technology for the IoT and despite the obvious benefits, challenges still exist regarding security. As more devices are connected to the internet, new cyber attacks are ...
  • Maintaining access to architecture: a Scottish perspective. 

    McClean, David; Lamb, Neil; Curtis, Libby (AAE (Association of Architectural Educators) http://ingentaconnect.com/contentone/arched/char/2016/00000003/00000001/art00003, 2016-03-01)
    MCCLEAN, D., LAMB, N. and CURTIS, L. 2016. Maintaining access to architecture: a Scottish perspective. Charrette journal [online], 3(1), pages 19-28. Available from: http://ingentaconnect.com/contentone/arched/char/2016/00000003/00000001/art00003
    Widening access to education has been a central priority of the Scottish Government since 2010, with the objective of assisting those from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter higher education. Accordingly, the Scottish ...

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