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  • Experimental Study on the Mechanical Behaviors of PVA-ECC after Freeze-Thaw Cycles 

    Ge W, Cai C, Ji X, Ashour AF and Wang B (2017) Experimental Study on the Mechanical Behaviors of PVA-ECC after Freeze-Thaw Cycles. Journal of Testing and Evaluation. Accepted for publication Jan 2017.
    In order to study the mechanical behaviors of engineered cementitious composites (ECC) reinforced with various types of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibers and different fiber volume fractions after the freeze-thaw cycles, the ...
  • Dynamic modelling of Heat Exchanger fouling in multistage flash (MSF) desalination 

    Alsadaie SM and Mujtaba IM (2017) Dynamic modelling of Heat Exchanger fouling in multistage flash (MSF) desalination. Desalination. 409: 47-65.
    Fouling on heat transfer surfaces due to scale formation is the most concerned item in thermal desalination industry. Here, a dynamic fouling model is developed and incorporated into the MSF dynamic process model to predict ...
  • Modelling and simulation of an industrial riser in fluid catalytic cracking process 

    John YM, Patel R and Mujtaba IM (2017) Modelling and simulation of an industrial riser in fluid catalytic cracking process. Computers & Chemical Engineering. Article in Press.
    Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit is an important unit of modern refineries and any improvement in the unit’s operations and design to increase yield and meet the ever increasing demand for fuel brings about the overall ...
  • Scope and limitations of the irreversible thermodynamics and the solution diffusion models for the separation of binary and multi-component systems in reverse osmosis process 

    Al-Obaidi MA, Kara-Zaitri C and Mujtaba IM (2017) Scope and limitations of the irreversible thermodynamics and the solution diffusion models for the separation of binary and multi-component systems in reverse osmosis process. Computers & Chemical Engineering. Article in Press.
    Reverse osmosis process is used in many industrial applications ranging from solute-solvent to solvent-solvent and gaseous separation. A number of theoretical models have been developed to describe the separation and fluxes ...
  • Optimisation of reverse osmosis based wastewater treatment system for the removal of chlorophenol using genetic algorithms 

    Al-Obaidi MA, Li J-P, Kara-Zaitri C et al (2017) Optimisation of reverse osmosis based wastewater treatment system for the removal of chlorophenol using genetic algorithms. Chemical Engineering Journal. 316: 91-100.
    Reverse osmosis (RO) has found extensive applications in industry as an efficient separation process in comparison with thermal process. In this study, a one-dimensional distributed model based on a wastewater treatment ...
  • Development of high shrinkage Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) shape memory polymer tendons for concrete crack closure 

    Teall OR, Pilegis M, Sweeney J et al (2017) Development of high shrinkage Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) shape memory polymer tendons for concrete crack closure. Smart Materials and Structures. Article in Press.
    The shrinkage force exerted by restrained shape memory polymers can potentially be used to close cracks in structural concrete. This paper describes the physical processing and experimental work undertaken to develop ...
  • Proposed Mathematical Model for Calibration of Potential Detection of Nonlinear Responses in Biological Media Exposed to RF Energy 

    Abd-Alhameed R (2017) Proposed Mathematical Model for Calibration of Potential Detection of Nonlinear Responses in Biological Media Exposed to RF Energy. Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal. 34(1): 1-7.
    An efficient way to test for potential unsymmetrical nonlinear responses in biological tissue samples exposed to a microwave signal is to observe the second harmonic in a cavity resonant at the two frequencies, with ...
  • Constraint-Based Soft Tissue Simulation for Virtual Surgical Training 

    Tang W and Wan TR (2014) Constraint-Based Soft Tissue Simulation for Virtual Surgical Training. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 61(11): 2698-2706
    Most of surgical simulators employ a linear elastic model to simulate soft tissue material properties due to its computational efficiency and the simplicity. However, soft tissues often have elaborate nonlinearmaterial ...
  • Oil and gas properties and correlations 

    Mahdavi E, Suleymani M and Rahmanian N (2016) Oil and gas properties and correlations. In: Bahadori A (Ed.) Fluid phase behavior for conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Amsterdam: Gulf Professional Publishing.
  • Investigation of nonlinear wave-induced seabed response around mono-pile foundation 

    Zaibin L, Pokrajac D, Guo Y et al (2017) Investigation of nonlinear wave-induced seabed response around mono-pile foundation. Coastal Engineering. 121: 197-211.
    Stability and safety of offshore wind turbines with mono-pile foundations, affected by nonlinear wave effect and dynamic seabed response, are the primary concerns in offshore foundation design. In order to address these ...
  • Investigation of noise and disturbance from vehicles crossing cattle grids and examination of options for mitigation 

    Watts GR, Amir K and Pheasant R (2017) Investigation of noise and disturbance from vehicles crossing cattle grids and examination of options for mitigation. Acoustics Bulletin. 42(1): 42-50.
    Cattle grids are used on roads and tracks to prevent grazing animals from leaving an open space without fencing onto a more controlled area where access to the road from surrounded land is more limited. They are widely ...
  • A PDE-based head visualization method with CT data 

    Chen C, Sheng Y, Li F, Zhang G and Ugail H (2015) A PDE-based Head Visualization Method with CT Data. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. DOI: 10.1002/cav.1683. In Press.
    In this paper, we extend the use of the partial differential equation (PDE) method to head visualization with computed tomography (CT) data and show how the two primary medical visualization means, surface reconstruction, ...
  • Finite element analysis and simple design calculation method for rectangular CFSTs under local bearing forces 

    Yang Y, Wen Z and Dai X (2016) Finite element analysis and simple design calculation method for rectangular CFSTs under local bearing forces. Thin-Walled Structures. 106: 316-329.
    Rectangular concrete-filled steel tube (CFST) may be subjected to local bearing forces transmitted from brace members while being used as a chord of a truss, and thus development of finite element analysis (FEA) and simple ...
  • Rocking Media Over Ex Vivo Corneas Improves This Model and Allows the Study of the Effect of Proinflammatory Cytokines on Wound Healing 

    Deshpande P, Ortega I, Sefat F, Sangwan V S, Green N, Claeyssens F and MacNeil S (2015) Rocking Media Over Ex Vivo Corneas Improves This Model and Allows the Study of the Effect of Proinflammatory Cytokines on Wound Healing. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 56(3): 1553-61.
    Purpose.: The aim of this work was to develop an in vitro cornea model to study the effect of proinflammatory cytokines on wound healing. Methods.: Initial studies investigated how to maintain the ex vivo models for up ...
  • Electrocardiography, ECG Interpretation and Applications 

    Sefat F (2014) Electrocardiography, ECG Interpretation and Applications. Germany: Scholars’ Press, Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-639-71412-8.
    The aim of this book is to be able to interpret Electrocardiograms avoiding all possible errors. The accuracy of the interpretation is of great importance but a true diagnosis is far more significant. This book focuses ...
  • An “off-the shelf” Synthetic Membrane to Simplify Regeneration of Damaged Corneas 

    Sefat F, Ortega I, McKean R, Deshpande P, Ramachandran C, Hill CJ, Tzokov SB, Claeyssens F, Sangwan VS, Ryan AJ and MacNeil S (2014) An “off-the shelf” Synthetic Membrane to Simplify Regeneration of Damaged Corneas. 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering (MECBME), Doha, Qata. IEEE Conference Publications. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783206
    Our overall aim is to develop a synthetic off-the-shelf alternative to human amniotic membrane which is currently used for delivering cultured limbal stem cells to the cornea in patients who suffer scarring of the cornea ...
  • Increasing elastin fibre production in a tissue engineered mesh for pelvic floor surgery 

    Osman I, Roman S, Sefat F, Bullock AJ and Chapple CR (2014) Increasing elastin fibre production in a tissue engineered mesh for pelvic floor surgery. European Urology Supplements. 13(1): 483.
    Polypropylene mesh for pelvic floor surgery is associated with serious complications ( e.g. erosion). A biodegradable tissue engineered mesh composed of a polylactic acid (PLA) scaffold seeded with autologous cells is a ...
  • Effect of transforming growth factor-β on up/down regulation of integrin-β1 in primary chondrocyte culture 

    Khaghani SA, Sefat F, Youseffi M, Rehman R, Soon CF and Akbarova G (2016) Effect of transforming growth factor-β on up/down regulation of integrin-β1 in primary chondrocyte culture. European Cells and Materials, August 2016, UCL, London, UK. In: European Cells and Materials, Vol 32, Suppl 4, p 56.
    Regeneration of a damaged or non-functioning tissue requires adhesion of cells to their extracellular matrix (ECM). Thus the investigation of the level of synthesised cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) in cell culture systems ...
  • Combination of Microstereolithography and Electrospinning to Produce Membranes Equipped with Niches for Corneal Regeneration 

    Ortega I, Sefat F, Paterson T, Deshpande P, Ramchandran C, Ryan AJ, MacNeil S and Claeyssens F (2014) Combination of Microstereolithography and Electrospinning to Produce Membranes Equipped with Niches for Corneal Regeneration. Journal of Visualized Experiments (91) e51826. DOI: 10.3791/51826.
    We report a technique for the fabrication of micropockets within electrospun membranes in which to study cell behavior. Specifically, we describe a combination of microstereolithography and electrospinning for the production ...
  • Rapid creation of skin substitutes from human skin cells and biomimetic nanofibers for acute full-thickness wound repair 

    Mahjour SB, Fu X, Yang X, Fong J, Sefat F, Wang H (2015) Rapid creation of skin substitutes from human skin cells and biomimetic nanofibers for acute full-thickness wound repair. Burns. 41 (8): 1764–1774.
    Creation of functional skin substitutes within a clinically acceptable time window is essential for timely repair and management of large wounds such as extensive burns. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility ...

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