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  • Novel esterification reaction from biomass product by coupled acetate membrane and catalysts for ethyl lactate separation. 

    Okon, Edidiong; Shehu, Habiba; Gobina, Edward (Elsevier, 2017-09-08)
    OKON, E., SHEHU, H. and GOBINA, E. 2017. Novel esterification reaction from biomass product by coupled acetate membrane and catalysts for ethyl lactate separation. International journal of hydrogen energy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.07.230
    This study presents the effect of combined membrane separation and heterogeneous catalysts for the production of ethyl lactate solvent. The enhanced process is a flat sheet cellulose acetate membrane and cation-exchange ...
  • Efficiency improvement of vertical axis wind turbines with an upstream deflector. 

    Stout, Craig; Islam, Sheikh Zahidul; White, Alasdair; Arnott, Scott; Kollovozi, Erald; Shaw, Morven; Droubi, M. Ghazi; Sinha, Yashwant; Bird, Benjamin (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.032, 2017-04-07)
    STOUT, C., ISLAM, S., WHITE, A., ARNOTT, S., KOLLOVOZI, E., SHAW, M., DROUBI, G., SINHA, Y. and BIRD, B. 2017. Efficiency improvement of vertical axis wind turbines with an upstream deflector. Energy procedia [online], 118: proceedings of the 2nd international advances on clean energy research conference (ICACER 2017), 7-9 April 2017, Berlin, Germany, pages 141-148. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.032
    The suitability of using an upstream deflector to improve the efficiency of a vertical axis wind turbine is presented in this study. A two-dimensional vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) was modelled and simulated using ANSYS ...
  • Rethinking water: a CAAS (city as a spaceship) design approach. 

    Fairburn, Susan Marie; Imhof, Anna Barbara; Mohanty, Susmita (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352708, 2017-04-12)
    FAIRBURN, S., IMHOF, B. and MOHANTY, S. 2017. Rethinking water: a CAAS (city as a spaceship) design approach. The design journal [online], 20(Sup1): proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design conference: design for next, 12-14 April 2017, Sapienza, Italy, pages S1904-S1915. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352708
    Water is ubiquitous and essential, yet we struggle to understand it from a systems perspective. Water is a terrestrial closed-loop system involving individuals, communities, cities and geographies, and as such, might it ...
  • Space4Inspiration: survival lab: designing countermeasures for natural disasters. 

    Dominoni, Annalisa; Quaquaro, Benedetto; Fairburn, Susan Marie (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352710, 2017-04-12)
    DOMINONI, A., QUAQUARO, B. and FAIRBURN, S. 2017. Space4Inspiration: survival lab: designing countermeasures for natural disasters. The design journal [online], 20(Sup1): proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design conference: design for next, 12-14 April 2017, Sapienza, Italy, pages S1927-S1937. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352710
    The advances made for spaceflight have influenced almost every aspect of modern life on Earth through spin-off technologies. Looking at the space environmental context and crew dynamics, we can gain insight and inspiration ...
  • Mixed-mode fracture characteristics of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints: experimental and simulation methods. 

    Droubi, M. Ghazi; McAfee, Jack; Horne, Ruairidh C.; Walker, S.; Klaassen, Callum; Crawford, A.; Prathuru, Anil Kumar; Faisal, Nadimul Haque (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2017.07.059, 2017-09-06)
    DROUBI, M.G., MCAFEE, J., HORNE, R.C., WALKER, S., KLAASSEN, C., CRAWFORD, A., PRATHURU, A.K. and FAISAL, N.H. 2017. Mixed-mode fracture characteristics of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints: experimental and simulation methods. Procedia structural integrity [online]: proceedings of the 2nd international structural integrity conference (ICSI 2017), 4-7 September 2017, Madeira, Portugal, 5, pages 40-47. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2017.07.059
    Fracture behavior of adhesively bonded joints subjected to mixed-mode (i.e. mode I+II) loading conditions is of importance in many industrial applications. This research therefore aims to characterise the failure behaviour ...
  • An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and "intelligent making". 

    Toner-Edgar, Maggi (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2008-05-31)
    TONER-EDGAR, M. 2008. An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and "intelligent making". Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis examines the relationship between textile craft practice and Kolb's Theory of Experiential Learning. The nature of craft practice has been described as 'Intelligent Making'. The aims were to investigate the ...
  • A convolutional Siamese network for developing similarity knowledge in the SelfBACK dataset. 

    Martin, Kyle; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Sani, Sadiq; Massie, Stewart; Clos, Jérémie (ICCBR (Organisers), 2017-06-26)
    MARTIN, K., WIRATUNGA, N., SANI, S., MASSIE, S. and CLOS, J. 2017. A convolutional Siamese network for developing similarity knowledge in the SelfBACK dataset. Presented at the 25th international case-based reasoning conference (ICCBR 2017): case-based reasoning and deep learning workshop (CBRDL 2017), 26 June 2017, Trondheim, Norway.
    The Siamese Neural Network (SNN) is a neural network architecture capable of learning similarity knowledge between cases in a case base by receiving pairs of cases and analysing the differences between their features to ...
  • Learning deep features for kNN-based human activity recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart (ICCBR (Organisers), 2017-06-26)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N. and MASSIE, S. 2017. Learning deep features for kNN-based human activity recognition. Presented at the 25th international case-based reasoning conference (ICCBR 2017): case-based reasoning and deep learning workshop (CBRDL 2017), 26-28 June 2017, Trondheim, Norway.
    A CBR approach to Human Activity Recognition (HAR) uses the kNN algorithm to classify sensor data into different activity classes. Different feature representation approaches have been proposed for sensor data for the ...
  • The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD). 

    Leifer, David Mark (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, 1984-06-30)
    LEIFER, D.M. 1984. The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD). Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    It is argued that a significant feature which acts as a disincentive against the adoption of CAAD systems by small private architectural practices, is the awkwardness of communicating with computers when compared with ...
  • kNN sampling for personalised human recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61030-6_23, 2017-06-21)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2017. kNN sampling for personalised human recognition. Lecture notes in computer science, 10339, case-based reasoning research and development: proceedings of the 25th international case-based reasoning conference (ICCBR 2017), 26-28 June 2017, Trondheim, Norway. Cham: Springer [online], pages 330-344. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61030-6_23
    The need to adhere to recommended physical activity guidelines for a variety of chronic disorders calls for high precision Human Activity Recognition (HAR) systems. In the SelfBACK system, HAR is used to monitor activity ...
  • Learning deep and shallow features for human activity recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Massie, Stewart; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63558-3_40, 2017-07-19)
    SANI, S., MASSIE, S., WIRATUNGA, N. and COOPER, K. 2017. Learning deep and shallow features for human activity recognition. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence, 10412: proceedings of the 10th international knowledge science engineering and management conference (KESEM 2017), 19-20 August 2017, Melbourne, Australia. Cham: Springer [online], pages 469-482. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63558-3_40
    selfBACK is an mHealth decision support system used by patients for the self-management of Lower Back Pain. It uses Human Activity Recognition from wearable sensors to monitor user activity in order to measure their adherence ...
  • A low complexity visual saliency model based on in-focus regions and centre sensitivity. 

    Chilukamari, Jayachandra; Kannangara, Sampath; Maxwell, Grant M. (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCE-Berlin.2014.7034250, 2014-09-10)
    CHILUKAMARI, J., KANNANGARA, S. and MAXWELL, G. 2014. A low complexity visual saliency model based on in-focus regions and centre sensitivity. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE international conference on consumer electronics - Berlin (ICCE-Berlin 2014), 7-10 September 2014, Berlin, Germany. New York: IEEE [online], pages 411-414. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCE-Berlin.2014.7034250
    A novel low-complexity visual saliency detection algorithm for detecting salient regions in images is proposed. The algorithm derives salient regions based on in-focus regions and image centre sensitivity. The performance ...
  • Investigation of the effectiveness of video quality metrics in video pre-processing. 

    Chilukamari, Jayachandra; Kannangara, Sampath; Maxwell, Grant M. (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCE-Berlin.2013.6698005, 2013-09-09)
    CHILUKAMARI, J., KANNANGARA, S. and MAXWELL, G. 2013. Investigation of the effectiveness of video quality metrics in video pre-processing. In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE international conference on consumer electronics - Berlin (ICCE-Berlin 2013), 9-11 September 2013, Berlin, Germany. New York: IEEE [online], pages 1-5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCE-Berlin.2013.6698005
    This paper presents an investigation of the effectiveness of current video quality measurement metrics in measuring variations in perceptual video quality of pre-processed video. The results show that full-reference video ...
  • A DCT based in-focus visual saliency detection algorithm. 

    Chilukamari, Jayachandra; Kannangara, Sampath; Maxwell, Grant M. (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCE-Berlin.2013.6698003, 2013-09-09)
    CHILUKAMARI, J., KANNANGARA, S. and MAXWELL, G. 2013. A DCT based in-focus visual saliency detection algorithm. In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE international conference on consumer electronics - Berlin (ICCE-Berlin 2013), 9-11 September 2013, Berlin, Germany. New York: IEEE [online], pages 1-5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCE-Berlin.2013.6698003
    A novel low-complexity visual saliency detection algorithm for detecting visually salient regions in images based on camera focus is presented. This fast in-focus region detection algorithm detects salient-frequencies ...
  • Comparison of the performance of artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic for recognizing different partial discharge sources. 

    Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Albarracin, Ricardo; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Bani, Nurul Aini (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/en10071060, 2017-01-16)
    MAS'UD, A.A., ARDILA-REY, J.A., ALBARRACIN, R., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and BANI, N.A. 2017. Comparison of the performance of artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic for recognizing different partial discharge sources. Energies [online], 10(7), article number 1060. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en10071060
    This paper compared the capabilities of the artificial neural network (ANN) and the fuzzy logic (FL) approaches for recognizing and discriminating partial discharge (PD) fault classes. The training and testing parameters ...
  • A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria. 

    Osu, Victor Richard (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2017-04-01)
    OSU, V.R. 2017. A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The move towards addressing two pertinent energy challenges that is access to electricity and climate change has seen the transition towards sustainable forms of energy including Ocean Based Renewable Energy (OBRE). However, ...
  • Architecting the deployment of cloud-hosted services for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. 

    Ochei, Laud Charles (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2017-05-01)
    OCHEI, L.C. 2017. Architecting the deployment of cloud-hosted services for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In recent years, software tools used for Global Software Development (GSD) processes (e.g., continuous integration, version control and bug tracking) are increasingly being deployed in the cloud to serve multiple users. ...
  • A photocatalytic impeller reactor for gas phase heterogeneous photocatalysis. 

    Tokode, Oluwatosin; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.07.068, 2017-07-29)
    TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2017. A photocatalytic impeller reactor for gas phase heterogeneous photocatalysis. Journal of environmental chemical engineering [online], 5(4), pages 3942-3948. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.07.068
    A novel photocatalytic reactor based on a stirred tank configuration has been described. This reactor employs the use of photocatalytic impellers to aid the mass transport of gaseous organic compounds during photocatalytic ...
  • CAWIML: a computer assisted web interviewing mark-up language. 

    Lloret Perez, Jose Miguel (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2016-10-01)
    LLORET PEREZ, J.M. 2016. CAWIML: a computer assisted web interviewing mark-up language. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI) is the new mode of conducting surveys through web browsers. This on-line solution extends the traditional paper questionnaire with functionality to inform the order of questions, ...
  • The future of design support: what can we learn from design support experience in the UK, Estonia and Turkey? 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Melioranski, Ruth-Helene; Er, Ozlem; Fremantle, Chris (https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1353013, 2017-09-06)
    GULARI, M.N., MELIORANSKI, R.-H., ER, O. and FREMANTLE, C. 2017. The future of design support: what can we learn from design support experience in the UK, Estonia and Turkey? Design journal [online], 20(Sup1): proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design conference (EAD12): design for next, 12-14 April 2017, Rome, Italy, pages S669-S680. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1353013
    This article provides a comparison of design support landscape of three countries: the UK, Estonia and Turkey. The economic and political development patterns and experience of design support within these countries lead ...