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  • GALAXY: A new hybrid MOEA for the Optimal Design of Water Distribution Systems 

    Wang, Q; Savic, D; Kapelan, Z (American Geophysical Union / Wiley, 2017-03-11)
  • Gas loading of graphene-quartz surface acoustic wave devices 

    Whitehead, E.F.; Chick, E.M.; Bandhu, Lokeshwar; Lawton, L.M.; Nash, Geoffrey R. (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2013)
    Graphene was transferred to the propagation path of quartz surface acoustic wave devices and the attenuation due to gas loading of air and argon measured at 70 MHz and 210 MHz and compared to devices with no graphene. Under ...
  • General correlations among geometry, orientation and thermal performance of natural convective micro-finned heat sinks 

    Micheli, Leonardo; Reddy, K.S.; Mallick, Tapas K. (Elsevier, 2015-08-24)
    The interest in micro-technologies has increased in the last decades, because of the low volumes and high performance granted by their application. Micro-fins can find application in several fields, such as power electronics, ...
  • Generating near-extreme Summer Reference Years (SRY) for building performance simulation 

    Jentsch, Mark F.; Eames, Matthew E.; Levermore, Geoff J. (SAGE Publications, 2015-05-29)
    At present there is no universally accepted method for deriving near-extreme summer weather data for building performance simulation. Existing datasets such as the Design Summer Years (DSY) used in the United Kingdom (UK) ...
  • A generic approach for the development of short-term predictions of E. coli and biotoxins in shellfish 

    Schmidt, W; Evers-King, H; Campos, C; Jones, D; Miller, P; Davidson, K; Shutler, J (Inter Research, 2018-04-19)
    Microbiological contamination or elevated marine biotoxin concentrations within shellfish can result in temporary closure of shellfish aquaculture harvesting, leading to financial loss for the aquaculture business and a ...
  • A generic method to synthesise graphitic carbon coated nanoparticles in large scale and their derivative polymer nanocomposites 

    Wang, N; Yang, Z; Xu, F; Thummavichai, P; Chen, H; Xia, Y; Zhu, Y (Springer Nature, 2017-09-19)
    A versatile Rotary Chemical Vapour Deposition (RCVD) technique for the in-situ synthesis of large scale carbon-coated non-magnetic metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) is presented, and a controllable coating thickness varying ...
  • A genetic algorithm for design of moment-resisting steel frames 

    Kripakaran, Prakash; Hall, Brian; Gupta, Abhinav (pringer Verlag, 2011-10)
    This paper presents computational approaches that can be implemented in a decision support system for the design of moment-resisting steel frames. Trade-off studies are performed using genetic algorithms to evaluate the ...
  • Genetic programming for cellular automata urban inundation modelling 

    Gibson, M; Keedwell, EC; Savic, D (CUNY Academic Works, 2014-08-17)
    Recent advances in Cellular Automata (CA) represent a new, computationally efficient method of simulating flooding in urban areas. A number of recent publications in this field have shown that CAs can be much more ...
  • Geomorphological control on boulder transport and coastal erosion before, during and after an extreme extra-tropical cyclone 

    Naylor, LA; Stephenson, WJ; Smith, HCM; Way, O; Mendelssohn, J; Cowley, A (Wiley, 2016-02-25)
    Extreme wave events in coastal zones are principal drivers of geomorphic change. Evidence of boulder entrainment and erosional impact during storms is increasing. However, there is currently poor time coupling between pre- ...
  • Glass bead filled Polyetherketone (PEK) composite by High Temperature Laser Sintering (HT-LS) 

    Wang, Yuan; James, Edward; Ghita, O. (Elsevier, 2015-10-15)
    Thermal expansion behaviour and mechanical performance of high temperature laser sintered PEK (LS-PEK) and glass bead filled PEK composite (LS-GB/PEK) are reported and discussed for the first time. The laser sintered PEK ...
  • A global analysis approach for investigating structural resilience in urban drainage systems 

    Mugume, Seith; Gomez, Diego E.; Butler, David (Elsevier for International Water Association (IWA), 2015-05-20)
    Building resilience in urban drainage systems requires consideration of a wide range of threats that contribute to urban flooding. Existing hydraulic reliability based approaches have focused on quantifying functional ...
  • Global resilience analysis of water distribution systems 

    Diao, K; Sweetapple, C; Farmani, R; Fu, G; Ward, S; Butler, D (IWA Publishing, 2016-10-04)
    Evaluating and enhancing resilience in water infrastructure is a crucial step towards more sustainable urban water management. As a prerequisite to enhancing resilience, a detailed understanding is required of the inherent ...
  • Grain boundaries in granular materials-A fundamental limit for thermal stability 

    Saharan, L; Morrison, C; Ikeda, Y; Takano, K; Miles, JJ; Thomson, T; Schrefl, T; Hrkac, G (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2013)
    We show that thermal-stability and the associated switching field in well segregated, nanoscale granular materials is explained by grain boundary and interface effects. Grain boundaries pose a fundamental limit on scaling ...
  • Graph-theoretic approach and sound engineering principles for design of district metered areas 

    Ferrari, Giada; Savic, Dragan; Becciu, Gianfranco (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014)
    The design of district metered areas (DMAs) in existing water distribution networks, especially in urban areas, involves a high number of decision variables, and the effects of implementing them in districts have to be ...
  • Graphene and carbon nanotube (GNT)-reinforced alumina nanocomposites 

    Yazdani, Bahareh; Xia, Yongde; Ahmad, Iftikhar; Zhu, Yanqiu (Elsevier, 2015-01)
    Alumina nanocomposites reinforced with hybrid GNTs (graphene nanoplatelets, GNPs, and carbon nanotubes, CNTs) were fabricated by hot-pressing. The effects of varied GNT contents on the microstructural features and mechanical ...
  • Graphene-protected copper and silver plasmonics. 

    Kravets, VG; Jalil, R; Kim, YJ; Ansell, D; Aznakayeva, DE; Thackray, B; Britnell, L; Belle, BD; Withers, F; Radko, IP; Han, Z; Bozhevolnyi, SI; Novoselov, KS; Geim, AK; Grigorenko, AN (Nature Publishing Group, 2014-07-01)
    Plasmonics has established itself as a branch of physics which promises to revolutionize data processing, improve photovoltaics, and increase sensitivity of bio-detection. A widespread use of plasmonic devices is notably ...
  • Graphene–Metamaterial Photodetectors for Integrated Infrared Sensing 

    Luxmoore, IJ; Liu, PQ; Li, P; Faist, J; Nash, GR (American Chemical Society, 2016-06-06)
    In this work we study metamaterial-enhanced graphene photodetectors operating in the mid-IR to THz. The detector element consists of a graphene ribbon embedded within a dual-metal split ring resonator, which acts like a ...
  • Guidance on the use of synthetic fibre ropes for marine energy devices 

    Weller, S; Davies, P; Johanning, L; Banfield, S (MERIFIC, 2013-06)
    his report is a deliverable of MERiFIC Work Package 3: ‘Dynamic Behaviour of Marine Energy Devices’ involving the collaboration of IFREMER (Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer) in France and the ...
  • Harvested rainwater quality: the importance of appropriate design 

    Ward, Sarah; Memon, Fayyaz; Butler, David (IWA Publishing, 2010)
    This paper summarises the physicochemical and microbiological quality of water from a rainwater harvesting (RWH) system in a UK-based office building. 7 microbiological and 34 physicochemical parameters were analysed during ...
  • Health Impacts Model 

    Hammond, M; Mark, O; Djordjević, S; Butler, D; Chen, AS; Domingo, NDS; Jørgensen, C; Khan, DM (University of Exeter, 2014-08-08)
    This report presents the draft outline of the CORFU Health Impacts Model. The model consists of assessing the risk to human health in four steps:  Hazard identification  Hazard characterisation (or dose-response ...