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Optimized high performance thermoelectric generator with combined segmented and asymmetrical legs under pulsed heat input power (2019)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Ma, X., Akhlaghi, Y. G., & Ayodele, E. (2019). Optimized high performance thermoelectric generator with combined segmented and asymmetrical legs under pulsed heat input power. Journal of power sources, 428, 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.099

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. In this study, a segmented asymmetrical thermoelectric generator (SASTEG) is numerically investigated to optimize its electrical performance and mechanical reliability under transient and steady state conditions. The thermal and... Read More

Feasibility of an innovative amorphous silicon photovoltaic/thermal system for medium temperature applications (2019)
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Ren, X., Li, J., Hu, M., Pei, G., Jiao, D., Zhao, X., & Ji, J. (2019). Feasibility of an innovative amorphous silicon photovoltaic/thermal system for medium temperature applications. Applied energy, 252, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113427

Medium temperature photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems have immense potential in the applications of absorption cooling, thermoelectric generation, and organic Rankine cycle power generation, etc. Amorphous silicon (a-Si) cells are promising in such... Read More

High precision implicit modeling for patient-specific coronary arteries (2019)
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Hong, Q., Li, Q., Wang, B., Liu, K., & Qi, Q. (2019). High precision implicit modeling for patient-specific coronary arteries. IEEE access : practical innovations, open solutions, 7, 72020-72029. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2920113

High precision geometric reconstruction of patient-specific coronary arteries plays a crucial role in visual diagnosis, treatment decision-making, and the evaluation of the therapeutic effect of interventions in coronary artery diseases. It is also a... Read More

Daylighting characteristics and experimental validation of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting system (2019)
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Xuan, Q., Li, G., Lu, Y., Zhao, B., Zhao, X., & Pei, G. (2019). Daylighting characteristics and experimental validation of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting system. Solar Energy, 186, 264-276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.05.014

Daylight plays an important role on the environmental comfort level for buildings. As for the energy consumption in the building, lighting is one of the main contributors. However, traditional building integrated solar utilization systems such as fla... Read More

Simulation and experiment on thermal performance of a micro-channel heat pipe under different evaporator temperatures and tilt angles (2019)
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Li, G., Diallo, T. M., Akhlaghi, Y. G., Shittu, S., Zhao, X., Ma, X., & Wang, Y. (2019). Simulation and experiment on thermal performance of a micro-channel heat pipe under different evaporator temperatures and tilt angles. Energy, 179, 549-557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.05.040

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd For a solar collector with a heat pipe, the tilt angle is an important factor which has a direct impact on the orientation (surface azimuth angle) and affects the amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the collector. Th... Read More

Role of Mineral Nutrients in Plant-Mediated Synthesis of Three-Dimensional Porous LaCoO3 (2019)
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Wang, K., Huang, J., Li, W., Huang, J., Sun, D., Ke, X., & Li, Q. (2019). Role of Mineral Nutrients in Plant-Mediated Synthesis of Three-Dimensional Porous LaCoO3. Industrial & engineering chemistry research, 58(20), 8555-8564. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00951

With the assistance of plant extracts, the facile synthesis of three-dimensional (3D) porous LaCoO3 perovskite is reported at a lower calcination temperature of 500 °C. The formation mechanism is carefully studied by investigating the different roles... Read More

Comparative study of a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric system with and without flat plate heat pipe (2019)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Ma, X., & Yu, M. (2019). Comparative study of a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric system with and without flat plate heat pipe. Energy Conversion and Management, 193, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.04.055

Thermal management of photovoltaic cells is an essential research objective for increasing the conversion efficiency of the photovoltaic. Flat plate heat pipe is a passive cooling device capable of effectively reducing the solar cell temperature. The... Read More

The design, construction and experimental characterization of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting window for green building roof (2019)
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Xuan, Q., Li, G., Lu, Y., Zhao, B., Zhao, X., & Pei, G. (2019). The design, construction and experimental characterization of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting window for green building roof. Energy, 175, 1138-1152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.03.135

A novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting window to achieve the multi-function of the electricity generation and daylighting for buildings has been designed, constructed and experimentally characterized. It’s found that the concentrating photovo... Read More

A Survey of the Methods on Fingerprint Orientation Field Estimation (2019)
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Bian, W., Xu, D., Li, Q., Cheng, Y., Jie, B., & Ding, X. (2019). A Survey of the Methods on Fingerprint Orientation Field Estimation. IEEE access : practical innovations, open solutions, 7, 32644-32663. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2903601

Fingerprint orientation field (FOF) estimation plays a key role in enhancing the performance of the automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS): accurate estimation of FOF can evidently improve the performance of AFIS. However, despite the eno... Read More

A new pulse coupled neural network (PCNN) for brain medical image fusion empowered by shuffled frog leaping algorithm (2019)
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Huang, C., Tian, G., Lan, Y., Peng, Y., Ng, E. Y. K., Hao, Y., …Che, W. (2019). A new pulse coupled neural network (PCNN) for brain medical image fusion empowered by shuffled frog leaping algorithm. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00210

Recent research has reported the application of image fusion technologies in medical images in a wide range of aspects, such as in the diagnosis of brain diseases, the detection of glioma and the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. In our study, a new... Read More

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – effects of delayed moulding on Charpy impact properties (2019)
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Qin, Y., & Fancey, K. S. (2019). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – effects of delayed moulding on Charpy impact properties. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 121, 169-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.03.014

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites (VPPMCs) are produced by subjecting fibres to creep, then releasing the creep load before moulding. Previous work has demonstrated mechanical property improvements up to ~50% from nylon 6,6 fib... Read More

Sustainable and scalable in-situ synthesis of hydrochar-wrapped Ti3AlC2-derived nanofibers as adsorbents to remove heavy metals (2019)
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Dong, X., Wang, Y., Jia, M., Niu, Z., Cai, J., Yu, X., …Zhang, X. (2019). Sustainable and scalable in-situ synthesis of hydrochar-wrapped Ti3AlC2-derived nanofibers as adsorbents to remove heavy metals. Bioresource technology : biomass, bioenergy, biowastes, conversion technologies, biotransformations, production technologies, 282, 222-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2019.03.010

To ensure a sustainable future, it is imperative to efficiently utilize abundant biomass to produce such as platform chemicals, transport fuels, and other raw materials; hydrochar is one of the promising candidates derived by hydrothermal carbonizati... Read More

Applications of Bayesian networks and Petri nets in safety, reliability, and risk assessments: A review (2019)
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Kabir, S., & Papadopoulos, Y. (2019). Applications of Bayesian networks and Petri nets in safety, reliability, and risk assessments: A review. Safety science, 115, 154-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.02.009

System safety, reliability and risk analysis are important tasks that are performed throughout the system life-cycle to ensure the dependability of safety-critical systems. Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) approaches are comprehensive, structured... Read More

High performance and thermal stress analysis of a segmented annular thermoelectric generator (2019)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Ma, X., Akhlaghi, Y. G., & Ayodele, E. (2019). High performance and thermal stress analysis of a segmented annular thermoelectric generator. Energy Conversion and Management, 184, 180-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.01.064

Annular thermoelectric generators can eliminate the thermal contact resistance formed due to geometry mismatch when flat-plate thermoelectric generators are used with round shaped heat source or heat sink. Therefore, in this study, the numerical simu... Read More

Comparative analysis of thermoelectric elements optimum geometry between photovoltaic-thermoelectric and solar thermoelectric (2019)
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Li, G., Shittu, S., Ma, X., & Zhao, X. (2019). Comparative analysis of thermoelectric elements optimum geometry between photovoltaic-thermoelectric and solar thermoelectric. Energy, 171, 599-610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.01.057

The optimization of the thermoelectric (TE) device geometry is one of the significant ways to improve its efficiency and power output. However, the complex relationship between the Photovoltaic and the thermoelectric device necessitates the need for... Read More

Comparative analysis of thermoelectric elements optimum geometry between photovoltaic-thermoelectric and solar thermoelectric (2019)
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Li, G., Shittu, S., Ma, X., & Zhao, X. (2019). Comparative analysis of thermoelectric elements optimum geometry between photovoltaic-thermoelectric and solar thermoelectric. Energy, 171, 599-610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.01.057

The optimization of the thermoelectric (TE) device geometry is one of the significant ways to improve its efficiency and power output. However, the complex relationship between the Photovoltaic and the thermoelectric device necessitates the need for... Read More

Frosting performance of a nanoporous hydrophilic aluminum surface (2018)
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Yang, W., Zeng, B., Zhang, Y., He, S., & Zhao, X. (2018). Frosting performance of a nanoporous hydrophilic aluminum surface. Energies, 11(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/en11123483

© 2018 by the authors. As an efficient energy-saving piece of equipment, an air-source heat pump can not only reduce the energy consumption required for heating, but can also reduce the pollution from fossil consumption. However, when an air-source h... Read More

The mechanical loading and muscle activation of four common exercises used in osteoporosis prevention for early postmenopausal women (2018)
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Montgomery, G., Abt, G., Dobson, C., Smith, T., Evans, W., & Ditroilo, M. (2019). The mechanical loading and muscle activation of four common exercises used in osteoporosis prevention for early postmenopausal women. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 44, 124-131. doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2018.12.004

High impact exercise can reduce postmenopausal bone loss, however stimulus frequency (loading cycles per second) can affect osteogenesis. We aimed to examine the effect of stimulus frequency on the mechanical loading of four comm... Read More

Thermo-mechanical behavior assessment of smart wire connected and busbarPV modules during production, transportation, and subsequent field loading stages (2018)
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Li, G., Akram, M., Jin, Y., Chen, X., Zhu, C., Ahmad, A., …Zhao, X. (2019). Thermo-mechanical behavior assessment of smart wire connected and busbarPV modules during production, transportation, and subsequent field loading stages. Energy, 168, 931-945. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.12.002

Thermo-mechanical loads induce stresses in photovoltaic (PV) modules, leading to crack formation. In this context, the understanding of module’s thermo-mechanical behavior is important. To investigate the thermo-mechanical behavior of smart wire conn... Read More

Study on dehumidification performance of a multi-stage internal cooling solid desiccant adsorption packed bed (2018)
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Yang, W., Ren, J., Lin, Z., Wang, Z., & Zhao, X. (2018). Study on dehumidification performance of a multi-stage internal cooling solid desiccant adsorption packed bed. Energies, 11(11), 3038. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11113038

In this paper, the solid desiccant adsorption packed bed with a three-stage internal cooling (ICSPB) has been proposed to improve the dehumidification efficiency and make a comparison with that of non-internal cooling. To investigate the performance... Read More