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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 ...
  • LAGI Glasgow. 

    Land Art Generator Initiative (http://www.landartgenerator.org/glasgow/, 2016-07-29)
    LAND ART GENERATOR INITIATIVE. LAGI Glasgow [online]. Available from: http://www.landartgenerator.org/glasgow/
    LAGI Glasgow is demonstrating the potential for artists, designers and architects to contribute to renewable energy infrastructure and integrate it into a place-making approach. The project will undertake research and ...
  • 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 ...
  • A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery. 

    Fiabane, Joe (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-01)
    FIABANE, J. 2016. A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Microbubbles, currently employed in diagnostic ultrasound as a contrast agent, have a potential new application as vehicles for targeted drug delivery, which could revolutionise medicine by eliminating side-effects. A new ...
  • Ethical design: a foundation for visual communication. 

    Buwert, Peter (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. Gray's School of Art., 2016-05)
    BUWERT, P. 2016. Ethical design: a foundation for visual communication. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The central original contribution to knowledge proposed by this thesis is the setting forth of a conceptualisation of ethical theory specifically in relation to design, with a focus on visual communication design. Building ...
  • Cloud computing adoption by SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

    Abubakar, Dahiru Abubakar (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Computing Science and Digital Media., 2016-01)
    ABUBAKAR, D.A. 2016. Cloud computing adoption by SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This research contributes to the growing body of research on cloud computing and addresses the paucity of research on cloud computing adoption, as well as information systems (IS) and information communication technologies ...
  • Optimisation of offshore wind farm maintenance. 

    Sinha, Yashwant (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-05)
    SINHA, Y. 2016. Optimisation of offshore wind farm maintenance. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The installed capacity of European Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT) is likely to rise from the 2014 value of 7GW to 150GW in 2030. However maintenance of OWT is facing unprecedented challenges and cost 35% of lifetime costs. ...
  • Contextual lexicon-based sentiment analysis for social media. 

    Muhammad, Aminu (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Computing Science and Digital Media., 2016-05)
    MUHAMMAD, A.B. 2016. Contextual lexicon-based sentiment analysis for social media. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Sentiment analysis concerns the computational study of opinions expressed in text. Social media domains provide a wealth of opinionated data, thus, creating a greater need for sentiment analysis. Typically, sentiment ...
  • Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. 

    Cruickshank, Laura (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-01)
    CRUICKSHANK, L. 2016. Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Soil erosion is a global problem, affecting much of the world’s agricultural land. As the world’s population increases, the pressures placed upon the land resource to provide space for food production, leisure, housing and ...
  • The role of Walsh structure and ordinal linkage in the optimisation of pseudo-Boolean functions under monotonicity invariance. 

    Christie, Lee A. (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Computing Science and Digital Media., 2016-02)
    CHRISTIE, L.A. 2016. The role of Walsh structure and ordinal linkage in the optimisation of pseudo-Boolean functions under monotonicity invariance. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Optimisation heuristics rely on implicit or explicit assumptions about the structure of the black-box fitness function they optimise. A review of the literature shows that understanding of structure and linkage is helpful ...
  • A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets. 

    Ameziane, Said (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-05)
    AMEZIANE, S. 2016. A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The established approach to safety management has failed to handle socio-technical systems that have become more complex. The main argument is this approach is based on assumptions that systems are protected against ...
  • Practising equality. 

    Harris, Paul; Fremantle, Chris (Moving targets (Conference organisers) https://vimeo.com/77427158, 2013-10-15)
    HARRIS, P. and FREMANTLE, C. 2013. Practising equality. Presented at the Moving targets conference, 15-16 October 2013, Dundee, UK.
    This exercise started from a hunch that it would be useful to break out of the somewhat enclosed discourses in the respective fields of media and art to see if there were useful experiences and even lessons by assuming ...
  • LAGI Glasgow. 

    Land Art Generator Initiative (http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/visit/exhibition/lagi-glasgow https://ecoartscotland.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/a5-lagi-glasgow-brochure-16pages.pdf, 2016-06-09)
    LAND ART GENERATOR INITIATIVE. 2016. LAGI Glasgow. Exhibition. 9 June - 29 July 2016, The Lighthouse (Glasgow).
    LAGI Glasgow is demonstrating the potential for artists, designers and architects to contribute to renewable energy infrastructure and integrate it into a place-making approach. The project will undertake research and ...
  • Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. 

    Bunnell, Katie (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 1998)
    BUNNELL, K. 1998. Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    See Coversheet for system requirements. The aim of the research is to integrate computer technologies and environmentally - sensitive materials and processes into the practice of the ceramic designer-maker, in order to ...
  • A genetic algorithm approach to optimising random forests applied to class engineered data. 

    Elyan, Eyad; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2016.08.007, 2016-08-04)
    ELYAN, E. and GABER, M.M. 2016. A genetic algorithm approach to optimising random forests applied to class engineered data. Information sciences [online], (accepted). Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2016.08.007
    In numerous applications and especially in the life science domain, examples are labelled at a higher level of granularity. For example, binary classification is dominant in many of these datasets, with the positive class ...
  • Design and implementation of 30kW 200/900v LCL modular multilevel based DC/DC converter for high power applications. 

    Fazeli, S. M.; Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Jovcic, Dragan (IET http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0144, 2016-04-19)
    FAZELI, S.M., ABOUSHADY, A.A., AHMED, K.H. and JOVCIC, D. 2016. Design and implementation of 30kW 200/900v LCL modular multilevel based DC/DC converter for high power applications. In the Proceedings of the 8th IET international conference on power electronics, machines and drives, 19-21 April 2016, Glasgow, UK. New York: IET [online]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0144
    This paper presents the design, development and testing of a 30kW, 200V/900V modular multilevel converter (MMC) based DC/DC converter prototype. An internal LCL circuit is used to provide voltage stepping and fault tolerance ...
  • DC fault isolation study of bidirectional dual active bridge DC/DC converter for DC transmission grid application. 

    Harrye, Yasen A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Aboushady, Ahmed A. (IEEE https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2015.7392592, 2015-11-09)
    HARRYE, Y.A., AHMED, K.H. and ABOUSHADY, A.A. 2015. DC fault isolation study of bidirectional dual active bridge DC/DC converter for DC transmission grid application. In the Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the IEEE industrial electronics society (IECON 2015), 9-12 November 2015, Yokohama, Japan. New York: IEEE [online], pages 003193-003198. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2015.7392592.
    Fast isolation and detection of DC faults is currently a limiting factor in high power DC transmission grid development. Recent research has shown that the role of DC/DC converters is becoming increasingly important in ...
  • Modular multilevel converter based LCL DC/DC converter for high power DC transmission grids. 

    Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Jovcic, Dragan (EPE 2015 ECCE Europe (Organisers), 2015-09-08)
    ABOUSHADY, A.A., AHMED, K.H. and JOVCIC, D. 2015. Modular multilevel converter based LCL DC/DC converter for high power DC transmission grids. In the Proceedings of the 17th European conference on power electronics and applications (EPE 2015 ECCE Europe), 8-10 September 2015, Geneva, Switzerland.
    This paper presents a modular multilevel converter (MMC) based DC/DC converter with LCL inner circuit for HVDC transmission and DC grids. Three main design challenges are addressed. The first challenge is the use of MMCs ...
  • Analysis and hardware testing of cell capacitor discharge currents during DC faults in half-bridge modular multilevel converters. 

    Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Jovcic, Dragan (IEEE https://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2015.0010, 2015-02-10)
    ABOUSHADY, A.A., AHMED, K.H. and JOVCIC, D. 2015. Analysis and hardware testing of cell capacitor discharge currents during DC faults in half-bridge modular multilevel converters. In the Proceedings of the 11th international conference on AC and DC power transmission, 10-12 February 2015, Birminham, UK. New York: IEEE [online], pages 1-7. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2015.0010
    This paper focuses on the behaviour of the cell capacitor discharge currents during DC faults in half-bridge modular multilevel converters. Active switches, not designed for fault conditions, are tripped to minimize discharge ...
  • Modified half-bridge modular multilevel converter for HVDC systems with DC fault ride-through capability. 

    Ahmed, Khaled H.; Aboushady, Ahmed A. (IEEE https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2014.7049207, 2014-10-30)
    AHMED, K.H. and ABOUSHADY, A.A. 2014. Modified half-bridge modular multilevel converter for HVDC systems with DC fault ride-through capability. In the Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the IEEE industrial electronics society (IECON 2014), 30 October - 1 November 2014, Dallas, USA. New York: IEEE [online], pages 4676-4682. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2014.7049207.
    One of the main challenges of voltage source converter based HVDC systems is DC faults. In this paper, two different modified half-bridge modular multilevel converter topologies are proposed. The proposed converters offer ...

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