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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., Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., & Ayodele, E. (in press). Optimized high performance thermoelectric generator with combined segmented and asymmetrical legs under pulsed heat input power. Journal of power sources,

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 electrical performanc... 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, 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 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

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. doi: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. doi: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. doi: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

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 heat pump operates und... 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. doi: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

Fuzzy evidence theory and Bayesian networks for process systems risk analysis (2018)
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Yazdi, M., & Kabir, S. (2018). Fuzzy evidence theory and Bayesian networks for process systems risk analysis. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 1-30. doi:10.1080/10807039.2018.1493679

Quantitative risk assessment (QRA) approaches systematically evaluate the likelihood, impacts, and risk of adverse events. QRA using fault tree analysis (FTA) is based on the assumptions that failure events have crisp probabilities and they are stati... Read More

An assessment of the role of the falx cerebri and tentorium cerebelli in the cranium of the cat (Felis silvestris catus) (2018)
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Sellés de Lucas, V., Dutel, H., Evans, S. E., Gröning, F., Sharp, A. C., Watson, P. J., & Fagan, M. J. (2018). An assessment of the role of the falx cerebri and tentorium cerebelli in the cranium of the cat (Felis silvestris catus). Interface, 15(147), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2018.0278

© 2018 The Author(s). The falx cerebri and the tentorium cerebelli are two projections of the dura mater in the cranial cavity which ossify to varying degrees in some mammalian species. The idea that the ossification of these structures may be necess... Read More

Imaging immunoassay in negative: Surface-­‐catalysed chemiluminescence for the detection of pregnancy hormones in artificial saliva (2018)
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Wright, K. J., Oiaidha, Z. O., Love, D. P., Aljohani, M., Greenway, G. M., & Wadhawan, J. D. (2018). Imaging immunoassay in negative: Surface-­‐catalysed chemiluminescence for the detection of pregnancy hormones in artificial saliva. New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 42(23), 18641-18648. doi:10.1039/c8nj02974a

A novel and rapid (45min), quantitative chemiluminescence-based, surface immunoassay is reported for the quantitative detection of progesterone and œstriol in artificial saliva. The detection limits for these pregnancy hormones are 2.3 and 2.5 pg mL-... Read More

Imaging immunoassay in negative: surface-catalysed chemiluminescence for the detection of pregnancy hormones in artificial saliva (2018)
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Wright, K. J., Oiaidha, Z. O., Love, D. P., Aljohani, M., Greenway, G. M., & Wadhawan, J. D. (2018). Imaging immunoassay in negative: surface-catalysed chemiluminescence for the detection of pregnancy hormones in artificial saliva. New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 42(23), 18641-18648. doi:10.1039/c8nj02974a

A novel and rapid (45 min), quantitative chemiluminescence-based, surface immunoassay is reported for the detection of progesterone and œstriol in artificial saliva. The detection limits for these pregnancy hormones are 2.3 and 2.5 pg mL−1, respectiv... Read More

Thermal performance enhancement of a cross-flow-type maisotsenko heat and mass exchanger using various nanofluids (2018)
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Tariq, R., Zhan, C., Sheikh, N. A., & Zhao, X. (2018). Thermal performance enhancement of a cross-flow-type maisotsenko heat and mass exchanger using various nanofluids. Energies, 11(10), 2656. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11102656

© 2018 by the authors. The incorporation of a Maisotsenko (M) Cycle into an indirect evaporative cooler has led to the achievement of sub-wet bulb temperature without any humidification, thus making it a possible green and sustainable alternative for... Read More

Towards additive manufacturing oriented geometric modeling using implicit functions (2018)
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Li, Q., Hong, Q., Qi, Q., Ma, X., Han, X., & Tian, J. (2018). Towards additive manufacturing oriented geometric modeling using implicit functions. Visual Computing for Industry, Biomedicine, and Art, 1(1), doi:10.1186/s42492-018-0009-y

Surface-based geometric modeling has many advantages in terms of visualization and traditional subtractive manufacturing using computer-numerical-control cutting-machine tools. However, it is not an ideal solution for additive manufacturing because t... Read More

Producing carbon nanotubes from thermochemical conversion of waste plastics using Ni/ceramic based catalyst (2018)
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Liu, X., Shen, B., Wu, Z., Parlett, C. M., Han, Z., George, A., …Wu, C. (2018). Producing carbon nanotubes from thermochemical conversion of waste plastics using Ni/ceramic based catalyst. Chemical engineering science, 192, 882-891. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2018.07.047

© 2018 As the amount of waste plastic increases, thermo-chemical conversion of plastics provides an economic flexible and environmental friendly method to manage recycled plastics, and generate valuable materials, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The... Read More

Series of detail comparison and optimization of thermoelectric element geometry considering the PV effect (2018)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., & Ma, X. (2019). Series of detail comparison and optimization of thermoelectric element geometry considering the PV effect. Renewable energy, 130, 930-942. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2018.07.002

This study investigates the optimum geometry for maximum efficiency of a hybrid PV-TE uni-couple using Finite Element Method. COMSOL Multiphysics is used to solve the 3-Dimensional heat transfer equations considering thermoelectric materials with tem... Read More