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A model to predict acoustic resonant frequencies of distributed Helmholtz resonators on gas turbine engines (2019)
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Wang, J., Rubini, P., Qin, Q., & Houston, B. (2019). A model to predict acoustic resonant frequencies of distributed Helmholtz resonators on gas turbine engines. Applied Sciences, 9(7), 1419. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9071419

Helmholtz resonators, traditionally designed as a narrow neck backed by a cavity, are widely applied to attenuate combustion instabilities in gas turbine engines. The use of multiple small holes with an equivalent open area to that of a single neck h... Read More

Application of a porous media model for the acoustic damping of perforated plate absorbers (2017)
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Wang, J., Rubini, P., & Qin, Q. (2017). Application of a porous media model for the acoustic damping of perforated plate absorbers. Applied acoustics. Acoustique appliqué. Angewandte Akustik, 127, (324-335). doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2017.07.003. ISSN 0003-682X

Perforated panel, or plate, absorbers are commonly employed to reduce sound pressure levels across a broad range of applications including the built environment, industrial installations and propulsion devices. The acoustic performance of a perforate... Read More

A dynamic HAZOP case study using the Texas City refinery explosion (2016)
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Isimite, J., Rubini, P., & Isimite, J. O. (2016). A dynamic HAZOP case study using the Texas City refinery explosion. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 40(March), 496-501. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2016.01.025

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. The catastrophic explosion that occurred at Texas City on 23 March 2005 during the start-up of the raffinate splitter resulted in an estimated 15 deaths and 180 injuries. Since the incident, several studies have investigated the... Read More

Large Eddy Simulation of acoustic pulse propagation and turbulent flow interaction in expansion mufflers (2015)
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Singh, N. K., & Rubini, P. (2015). Large Eddy Simulation of acoustic pulse propagation and turbulent flow interaction in expansion mufflers. Applied acoustics. Acoustique appliqué. Angewandte Akustik, 98(November), (6-19). doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2015.04.015. ISSN 0003-682X

A novel hybrid pressure-based compressible solver is developed and validated for low Mach number acoustic flow simulation. The solver is applied to the propagation of an acoustic pulse in a simple expansion muffler, a configuration frequently employe... Read More

Sound absorption of porous cement composites: effects of the porosity and the pore size (2015)
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Rutkevicius, M., Mehl, G. H., Rubini, P. A., Stoyanov, S. D., Paunov, V. N., Qin, Q., …Rutkevičius, M. (2015). Sound absorption of porous cement composites: effects of the porosity and the pore size. Journal of materials science, 50(9), 3495-3503. doi:10.1007/s10853-015-8912-5

© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York. We prepared sound absorbing cement–hydrogel composites using a hydrogel slurry templating technique. We air-dried the wet cement composites containing a varying percentage and size of entrapped hydrog... Read More

Experimental and numerical investigation of Helmholtz resonators and perforated liners as attenuation devices in industrial gas turbine combustors (2014)
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Houston, B., Wang, J., Qin, Q., & Rubini, P. (2015). Experimental and numerical investigation of Helmholtz resonators and perforated liners as attenuation devices in industrial gas turbine combustors. Fuel, 151, (31-39). doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2014.12.001. ISSN 0016-2361

This paper reports upon developments in the simulation of the passive control of combustion dynamics in industrial gas turbines using acoustic attenuation devices such as Helmholtz resonators and perforated liners. Combustion instability in gas turbi... Read More

Sound absorption properties of porous composites fabricated by a hydrogel templating technique (2013)
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Rutkevicius, M., Mehl, G. H., Paunov, V. N., Qin, Q., Rubini, P. A., Stoyanov, S. D., & Petkov, J. (2013). Sound absorption properties of porous composites fabricated by a hydrogel templating technique. Journal of Materials Research, 28(17), (2409-2414). doi:10.1557/jmr.2013.194. ISSN 0884-2914

We have used a hydrogel templating technique followed by the subsequent evaporation of water present to fabricate porous cement and porous PDMS composites, and we have analyzed their sound absorption properties. All experiments were carried out with... Read More

A numerical study of secondary flow and large eddies in a driven cavity (2012)
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Yau, Y. H., Badarudin, A., & Rubini, P. A. (2011). A numerical study of secondary flow and large eddies in a driven cavity. Journal of mechanical science and technology, 26(1), 93-102. doi:10.1007/s12206-011-0913-y

This paper reports on the application of a newly developed LES flow solver to compute a true three-dimensional flow. The research also investigates the behavior of turbulence statistics by comparing transient simulation results to available data base... Read More

Wave propagation in stereo-lithographical (STL) bone replicas at oblique incidence (2011)
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Aygün, H., Attenborough, K., Lauriks, W., Rubini, P. A., & Langton, C. M. (2011). Wave propagation in stereo-lithographical (STL) bone replicas at oblique incidence. Applied acoustics. Acoustique appliqué. Angewandte Akustik, 72(7), (458-463). doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2011.01.010. ISSN 0003-682X

Comparisons between predictions of a Biot-Allard model allowing for angle-dependent elasticity and angle-and-porosity dependent tortuosity and transmission data obtained at normal incidence on water-saturated replica bones are extended to oblique inc... Read More

Modelling of light extinction by soot particles (2010)
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Zhang, Q., & Rubini, P. A. (2011). Modelling of light extinction by soot particles. Fire Safety Journal, 46(3), (96-103). doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2010.11.002. ISSN 0379-7112

A simplified model for the prediction of light extinction through combustion generated smoke is presented. The model builds upon existing theory and available experimental data to account for the principal factors that influence light extinction in p... Read More