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  • Sliding wear performance of nickel-based cermet coatings composed of WC and Al2O3 nanosized particles 

    Farrokhzad MA and Khan TI (2016) Sliding wear performance of nickel-based cermet coatings composed of WC and Al2O3 nanosized particles. Surface and Coatings Technology. 304: 401-412.
    This paper investigates the sliding wear performance of two types of co-electrodeposited cermet coatings com- posed of nano-sized tungsten carbide (WC) and combined tungsten carbide and alumina (Al2O3) particles incor- ...
  • Effect of interlayer configurations on joint formation in TLP bonding of Ti-6Al-4V to Mg-AZ31 

    Atieh AM and Khan TI (2014) Effect of interlayer configurations on joint formation in TLP bonding of Ti-6Al-4V to Mg-AZ31. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 60, conference 1.
    In this research work, the transient liquid phase (TLP) bonding process was utilized to fabricate joints using thin (20μm) nickel and copper foils placed between two bonding surfaces to help facilitate joint formation. Two ...
  • Miniaturized Balanced Antenna with Integrated Balun for Practical LTE Applications 

    Abd-Alhameed RA, Elfergani I and Abdulssalam F (2017) Miniaturized Balanced Antenna with Integrated Balun for Practical LTE Applications. Radioengineering. Accepted for publication.
    A design of dual-band balanced antenna structure operating in the 700 and 2600MHz LTE bands is studied and investigated. The overall dimensions of the radiator are 50 × 18 × 7 mm3 allowing it to be easily concealed within ...
  • Haar Wavelet Collocation Method for Thermal Analysis of Porous Fin with Temperature-dependent Thermal Conductivity and Internal Heat Generation 

    Abd-Alhameed RA and Oguntala M (2017) Haar Wavelet Collocation Method for Thermal Analysis of Porous Fin with Temperature-dependent Thermal Conductivity and Internal Heat Generation. Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics. Accepted for publication.
    In this study, the thermal performance analysis of porous fin with temperature-dependent thermal conductivity and internal heat generation is carried out using Haar wavelet collocation method. The effects of various ...
  • Africa: cyber-security and its mutual impacts with computerisation, miniaturisation and location-based authentication 

    Adeka MI, Anoh KOO, Ngala M et al (2017) Africa: cyber-security and its mutual impacts with computerisation, miniaturisation and location-based authentication. EAI Endorsed Transactions. Accepted for publication.
    The state of insecurity occasioned by fraudulent practices in Africa has been of concern economically, both at home and abroad. In this paper, we propose ways to mitigate this problem, using Nigeria as a case study. Based ...
  • Removal of phenol from wastewater using spiral-wound reverse osmosis process: model development based on experiment and simulation 

    Al-Obaidi MA, Kara-Zaïtri C and Mujtaba IM (2017) Removal of phenol from wastewater using spiral-wound reverse osmosis process: model development based on experiment and simulation. Journal of Water Process Engineering. Accepted for Publication.
    The removal of the ubiquitous phenol and phenolic compounds in industrial wastes is a critical environmental issue due to their harmful threats to wildlife and potential adverse human health effects. The removal of such ...
  • Spatially localised membrane systems 

    Csuhaj-Varju E, Gheorghe M, Stannett M et al (2015) Spatially localised membrane systems. Fundamenta Informaticae. 138(1-2): 193-205.
    In this paper we investigate the use of general topological spaces in connection with a generalised variant of membrane systems. We provide an approach which produces a fine grain description of local operations occurring ...
  • Conventional verification for unconventional computing: a genetic XOR gate example 

    Konur S, Gheorghe M, Dragomir C et al (2014) Conventional verification for unconventional computing: a genetic XOR gate example. Fundamenta Informaticae. 134(1-2): 97-110.
    As unconventional computation matures and non-standard programming frameworks are demonstrated, the need for formal verification will become more prevalent. This is so because “programming” in unconventional substrates ...
  • Oil spill: are we doing enough to avoid it? 

    Pu JH (2017) Oil spill: are we doing enough to avoid it? Recent Advances in Petrochemical Science (RAPSCI) 1(1): 555553.
    This paper reviews the recent studies on the identification and cleaning methods, as well as the consequences of oil spill. The future progression on oil spill prevention studies are also projected here.
  • Significant cost and energy savings opportunities in industrial three phase reactor for phenol oxidation 

    Mohammed AE, Jarullah AT, Gheni SA et al (2017) Significant cost and energy savings opportunities in industrial three phase reactor for phenol oxidation. Computers & Chemical Engineering. Article in Press.
    Energy saving is an important consideration in process design for low cost sustainable production with reduced environmental impacts (carbon footprint). In our earlier laboratory scale pilot plant study of catalytic wet ...
  • Thermodynamic investigation of carbamazepine-saccharin co-crystal polymorphs 

    Pagire SK, Jadav N, Vangala VR et al (2017) Thermodynamic investigation of carbamazepine-saccharin co-crystal polymorphs. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Article in Press.
    Polymorphism in active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) can be regarded as critical for the potential that crystal form can have on the quality, efficacy and safety of the final drug product. The current contribution aims ...
  • Intracranial volumetric changes govern cerebrospinal fluid flow in the Aqueduct of Sylvius in healthy adults 

    Laganà MM, Shepherd SJ, Cecconi P and Beggs CB (2017) Intracranial volumetric changes govern cerebrospinal fluid flow in the Aqueduct of Sylvius in healthy adults. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. 36: 84–92.
    Purpose To characterize the intracranial volumetric changes that influence the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pulse in the Aqueduct of Sylvius (AoS). Materials and methods Neck MRI data were acquired from 12 healthy ...
  • Heartbeat of the Sun from Principal Component Analysis and prediction of solar activity on a millenium timescale 

    Zharkova V V, Shepherd SJ, Popova E and Zharkov SI (2015) Heartbeat of the Sun from Principal Component Analysis and prediction of solar activity on a millenium timescale. Scientific Reports. 5: Article number 15689.
    We derive two principal components (PCs) of temporal magnetic field variations over the solar cycles 21–24 from full disk magnetograms covering about 39% of data variance, with σ = 0.67. These PCs are attributed to two ...
  • Dirty-Appearing White Matter in the Brain is Associated with Altered Cerebrospinal Fluid Pulsatility and Hypertension in Individuals without Neurologic Disease 

    Beggs, C. B., Magnano, C., Shepherd, S. J., Belov, P., Ramasamy, D. P., Hagemeier, J. and Zivadinov, R. (2016) Dirty-Appearing White Matter in the Brain is Associated with Altered Cerebrospinal Fluid Pulsatility and Hypertension in Individuals without Neurologic Disease. Journal of Neuroimaging. 26: 136–143.
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Aging of the healthy brain is characterized by focal or nonfocal white matter (WM) signal abnormality (SA) changes, which are typically detected as leukoaraiosis (LA). Hypertension is a risk factor ...
  • Aqueductal cerebrospinal fluid pulsatility in healthy individuals is affected by impaired cerebral venous outflow 

    Beggs, C. B., Magnano, C., Shepherd, S. J., Marr, K., Valnarov, V., Hojnacki, D., Bergsland, N., Belov, P., Grisafi, S., Dwyer, M. G., Carl, E., Weinstock-Guttman, B. and Zivadinov, R. (2014) Aqueductal cerebrospinal fluid pulsatility in healthy individuals is affected by impaired cerebral venous outflow. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 40: 1215–1222.
    To investigate cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics in the aqueduct of Sylvius (AoS) in chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI)-positive and -negative healthy individuals using cine phase contrast imaging. Materials ...
  • Maximization of gasoline in an industrial FCC unit 

    John YM, Patel R and Mujtaba IM (2017) Maximization of gasoline in an industrial FCC unit. Energy and Fuels. Accepted for publication.
    The Riser of a Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit cracks gas oil to make fuels such as gasoline and diesel. However, changes in quality, nature of crude oil blends feedstocks, environmental changes and the desire to obtain ...
  • Systematic associations between germ-line mutations and human cancers 

    Al-Shammari M, Tobin DJ and Peng Y (2016) Systematic associations between germ-line mutations and human cancers. International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design. 9(1-2): 135-148.
    The revolution in Big Data has opened the gate for new research challenges in biomedical science. The aim of this study was to investigate whether germ-line gene mutations are a significant factor in 29 major primary human ...
  • Kernel P systems: from modelling to verification and testing 

    Gheorghe M, Ceterchi R, Ipate F et al (2017) Kernel P systems: from modelling to verification and testing. Theoretical Computer Science. Accepted for publication.
    A kernel P system integrates in a coherent and elegant manner some of the most successfully used features of the P systems employed in modelling various applications. It also provides a theoretical framework for analysing ...
  • Facial age synthesis using sparse partial least squares (the case of Ben Needham) 

    Bukar AM and Ugail H (2017) Facial age synthesis using sparse partial least squares (the case of Ben Needham). Journal of Forensic Sciences. Accepted for publication.
    Automatic facial age progression (AFAP) has been an active area of research in recent years. This is due to its numerous applications which include searching for missing. This study presents a new method of AFAP. Here, ...
  • Synthesis of methyl decanoate using different types of batch reactive distillation systems 

    Aqar DY, Rahmanian N and Mujtaba IM (2017) Synthesis of methyl decanoate using different types of batch reactive distillation systems. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 56(14): 3969-3982.
    Methyl Decanoate (MeDC) is a Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) and is an important chemical compound with global production of 31 million tons per year. However, synthesis of methyl decanoate (MeDC) via esterification of ...

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