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  • Tranquillity trails for urban areas 

    Watts G (2018) Tranquillity trails for urban areas. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 29: 154-161.
    Tranquil spaces can be found and made in the city and their promotion and use by residents and visitors is an important means of building resilience. Studies have shown that spaces that are rated by visitors as tranquil ...
  • In-process rheometry as a PAT tool for hot melt extrusion 

    Kelly AL, Gough T, Isreb M et al (2017) In-process rheometry as a PAT tool for hot melt extrusion. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. Article in Press.
    Real time measurement of melt rheology has been investigated as a Process Analytical Technology (PAT) to monitor hot melt extrusion of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) in a polymer matrix. A developmental API was ...
  • Flexural behaviour of asymmetric composite beam with low degree of shear connection 

    Sheehan T, Lam D and Dai X (2018) Flexural behaviour of asymmetric composite beam with low degree of shear connection. Journal of Constructional Steel Research. Accepted for publication.
    This paper outlines an experiment on a 12 m long composite beam subjected to uniformly distributed loading. Although composite beams are widely used, current Eurocode design guidelines for these types of members can be ...
  • Using response surface methodology to opitmize the operating parameters in a top-spray fluidized bed coating system 

    Seyedin SH, Ardjmand M, Safekordi AA et al (2018) Using response surface methodology to optimize the operating parameters in a top-spray fluidized bed coating system. Surface and Coatings Technology. 334: 43-49.
    The fluidized bed coating system is a conventional process of particles coating in various industries. In this work, an experimental investigation was conducted using Response Surface Methodology (RSM) to optimize the ...
  • Dominant features in three-dimensional turbulence structure: comparison of non-uniform accelerating and decelerating flows 

    Pu JH, Tait S, Guo Y et al (2017) Dominant features in three-dimensional turbulence structure: comparison of non-uniform accelerating and decelerating flows. Environmental Fluid Mechanics. Article in Press.
    The results are presented from an experimental study to investigate three-dimensional turbulence structure profiles, including turbulence intensity and Reynolds stress, of different non-uniform open channel flows over ...
  • A Next Generation Approach to Combating Botnets 

    Alhomoud A, Awan I, Pagna Disso JF and Younas M (2013) A Next Generation Approach to Combating Botnets. Computer. 46(4): 62-66.
    As part of a defense-in-depth security solution for domain-controlled enterprise networks, a proposed self-healing system architecture is designed to increase resiliency against botnets with minimal disruption to network services.
  • Towards An Enterprise Self-healing System against Botnets Attacks 

    Alhomoud AM, Awan IU and Pagna Disso JF (2103) Towards An Enterprise Self-healing System against Botnets Attacks. IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Jan 28-31, 2013, San Diego, USA.
    Protecting against cyber attacks is no longer a problem of organizations and home users only. Cyber security programs are now a priority of most governments. Cyber criminals have been using botnets to gain control over ...
  • Estimating the Importance of Terrorists in a Terror Network 

    Elhajj A, Elsheikh A, Addam O, Alzohbi M, Zarour O, Aksaç A, Öztürk O, Özyer T, Ridley M and Alhajj R (2013) Estimating the Importance of Terrorists in a Terror Network. In: Özyer T, Erdem Z, Rokne J and Khoury S (eds) Mining Social Networks and Security Informatics. Lecture Notes in Social Networks. Springer, Dordrecht. pp 267-283.
    While criminals may start their activities at individual level, the same is in general not true for terrorists who are mostly organized in well established networks. The effectiveness of a terror network could be realized ...
  • Application of activated barrier hopping theory to viscoplastic modeling of glassy polymers 

    Sweeney J, Spencer PE, Vgenopoulos D et al (2017) Application of activated barrier hopping theory to viscoplastic modelling of glass polymers. Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials. Accepted for Publication.
    An established statistical mechanical theory of amorphous polymer deformation has been incorporated as a plastic mechanism into a constitutive model and applied to a range of polymer mechanical deformations. The temperature ...
  • Vision and visual history in elite/near-elite level cricketers and rugby-league players 

    Barrett BT, Flavell JC, Bennett SJ et al (2017) Vision and visual history in elite/near-elite level cricketers and rugby-league players. Sports Medicine – Open. 3(39).
    Background: The importance of optimal and/or superior vision for participation in high-level sport remains the subject of considerable clinical research interest. Here we examine the vision and visual history of elite/near-elite ...
  • Novel Approach for Modeling Wireless Fading Channels using a Finite State Markov Chain 

    Salam AOA, Sheriff RE, Al-Araji SR, Mezher K and Nasir Q. (2017) Novel Approach for Modeling Wireless Fading Channels using a Finite State Markov Chain. ETRI Journal. 39(5): 718-728.
    Empirical modeling of wireless fading channels using common schemes such as autoregression and thefinitestate Markov chain (FSMC) is investigated. The conceptual background of both channel structures and the ...
  • Practical approach to predict the shear strength of fibre-reinforced clay 

    Mirzababaei M, Mohamed MHA, Arulrajah A, Horpibulsuk S and Anggraini V (2017) Practical approach to predict the shear strength of fibre-reinforced clay. Geosynthetics International. Online before print.
    Carpet waste fibres have a higher volume to weight ratios and once discarded into landfills, these fibres occupy a larger volume than other materials of similar weight. This research evaluates the efficiency of two types ...
  • The effects of compaction delay and environmental temperature on the Mechanical and Hydraulic properties of lime-stabilized extremely high plastic clays 

    Ali H and Mohamed M (2017) The effects of compaction delay and environmental temperature on the mechanical and hydraulic properties of lime-stabilized extremely high plastic clays. Applied Clay Science. Online before print.
    A comprehensive experimental programme was performed with the focus on assessing the effects of compaction delay and ambient temperature on the physical, mechanical and hydraulic properties of lime treated expansive clays. ...
  • Chain extension of recycled PA6 

    Tuna B and Benkreira H (2017) Chain extension of recycled PA6. Polymer Engineering & Science. Article in Press.
    Recycling of polymers is a necessity in our intensively consuming polymer world but the nature of polymers is such that they are prone to thermal degradation when re-extruded and this poses technical challenges to recycling. ...
  • A note on exploration of IoT generated big data using semantics 

    Ranjan R, Thakker D, Haller A and Buyya R (2017) A note on exploration of IoT generated big data using semantics. Future Generation Computer Systems. 76: 495-498.
    Welcome to this special issue of the Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) journal. The special issue compiles seven technical contributions that significantly advance the state-of-the-art in exploration of Internet ...
  • Why Do Users Accept Innovative Technologies? A Critical Review of Models and Theories of Technology Acceptance in The Information System Literature 

    Alkhwaldi AFA and Kamala MA (2017) Why Do Users Accept Innovative Technologies? A Critical Review of Models and Theories of Technology Acceptance in The Information System Literature. 4(8): 7962-7971.
    Earlier literature illustrates that the selection of the appropriate theoretical model has always prescribed as a crucial task for the research community in the information systems (IS) field. According to the authors' ...
  • Fuzzy-Logic Based Call Admission Control in 5G Cloud Radio Access Networks with Pre-emption 

    Sigwele T, Pillai P, Alam TS et al (2017) Fuzzy-Logic Based Call Admission Control in 5G Cloud Radio Access Networks with Pre-emption. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. 2017: 157.
    Fifth generation (5G) cellular networks will be comprised of millions of connected devices like wearable devices, Androids, iPhones, tablets and the Internet of Things (IoT) with a plethora of applications generating ...
  • Feasibility of Integrated Batch Reactive Distillation Columns for the Optimal Synthesis of Ethyl Benzoate 

    Aqar DY, Rahmanian N and Mujtaba IM (2017) Feasibility of Integrated Batch Reactive Distillation Columns for the Optimal Synthesis of Ethyl Benzoate. Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification. 122: 10-20.
    The synthesis of ethyl benzoate (EtBZ) via esterification of benzoic acid (BeZ) with ethanol in a reactive distillation is challenging due to complex thermodynamic behaviour of the chemical reaction and the difficulty of ...
  • A multimodal deep learning framework using local feature representations for face recognition 

    Al-Waisy AS, Qahwaji R, Ipson S et al (2017) A multimodal deep learning framework using local feature representations for face recognition. Accepted for publication.
    The most recent face recognition systems are mainly dependent on feature representations obtained using either local handcrafted-descriptors, such as local binary patterns (LBP), or use a deep learning approach, such ...
  • Analysis of Improved µ-Law Companding Technique for OFDM Systems 

    Ali N, Almahainy R, Al-Shabili A et al (2017) Analysis of improved μ-law companding technique for OFDM systems. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics. 63(2): 126-134.
    High Peak-to-Average-Power Ratio (PAPR) of transmitted signals is a common problem in broadband telecommunication systems using an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation scheme, as it increases ...

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