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Methods used for handling and quantifying model uncertainty of artificial neural network models for air pollution forecasting (2022)
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Cabaneros, S. M., & Hughes, B. (2022). Methods used for handling and quantifying model uncertainty of artificial neural network models for air pollution forecasting. Environmental modelling & software : with environment data news, 158, Article 105529. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2022.105529

The use of data-driven techniques such as artificial neural network (ANN) models for outdoor air pollution forecasting has been popular in the past two decades. However, research activity on the uncertainty surrounding the development of ANN models h... Read More about Methods used for handling and quantifying model uncertainty of artificial neural network models for air pollution forecasting.

Low power energy harvesting systems: State of the art and future challenges (2021)
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Calautit, K., Nasir, D. S., & Hughes, B. R. (2021). Low power energy harvesting systems: State of the art and future challenges. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 147, Article 111230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111230

Recent works on self-charging power technologies mainly focused on the low energy harvesting component, while its integration with the energy storage system was usually not further evaluated or discussed. This was addressed in the present work by pro... Read More about Low power energy harvesting systems: State of the art and future challenges.

Numerical analysis of an urban road pavement solar collector (U-RPSC) for heat island mitigation: Impact on the urban environment (2020)
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Nasir, D. S., Pantua, C. A. J., Zhou, B., Vital, B., Calautit, J., & Hughes, B. (2021). Numerical analysis of an urban road pavement solar collector (U-RPSC) for heat island mitigation: Impact on the urban environment. Renewable energy, 164, 618-641. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.07.107

The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect is a phenomenon whereby urban areas become warmer than their surrounding rural areas, due to the replacement of vegetation and soil with built surfaces. The increase in urban temperatures can increase energy demand... Read More about Numerical analysis of an urban road pavement solar collector (U-RPSC) for heat island mitigation: Impact on the urban environment.

Urban road and pavement solar collector system for heat island mitigation: Assessing the beneficial impact on outdoor temperature (2020)
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Nasir, S. D., Xu, W., Vital, B., Pantua, C., Zhou, B., Calautit, J., & Hughes, B. (2020). Urban road and pavement solar collector system for heat island mitigation: Assessing the beneficial impact on outdoor temperature. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 463(1), Article 012038. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/463/1/012038

Road renewable energy system has raised much attention from both industrial and academic research on how abundant solar radiation absorbed by road surfaces can be collected while reducing the impact of high surface temperature towards urban environme... Read More about Urban road and pavement solar collector system for heat island mitigation: Assessing the beneficial impact on outdoor temperature.

Analysis of mechanical properties for two different structures of photovoltaic pavement unit block (2019)
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Zhou, B., Pei, J., Hughes, B. R., Nasir, D. S., & Zhang, J. (2020). Analysis of mechanical properties for two different structures of photovoltaic pavement unit block. Construction and Building Materials, 239, Article 117864. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117864

Recently, photovoltaic (PV) pavement has widely attracted attention as an alternative to provide renewable energy. Research which focuses on the mechanical properties of a PV pavement is still at an early stage of exploration. This study adopted two... Read More about Analysis of mechanical properties for two different structures of photovoltaic pavement unit block.

Neutral thermal sensation or dynamic thermal comfort? Numerical and field test analysis of a thermal chair (2017)
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Shahzad, S., Calautit, J. K., Aquino, A. I., Nasir, D. S., & Hughes, B. R. (2017). Neutral thermal sensation or dynamic thermal comfort? Numerical and field test analysis of a thermal chair. Energy procedia, 142, 2189-2194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.587

Neutral thermal sensation is considered as the measure of thermal comfort in research, as when participants report feeling neutral regarding the thermal environment, they are considered as thermally comfortable. This is taken for granted, and althoug... Read More about Neutral thermal sensation or dynamic thermal comfort? Numerical and field test analysis of a thermal chair.

A user-controlled thermal chair for an open plan workplace: CFD and field studies of thermal comfort performance (2017)
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Shahzad, S., Calautit, J. K., Aquino, A. I., Nasir, D. S., & Hughes, B. R. (2017). A user-controlled thermal chair for an open plan workplace: CFD and field studies of thermal comfort performance. Applied energy, 207, 283-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.118

This study aims to improve user comfort and satisfaction regarding the thermal environment in the open plan office, which is a current challenge in the workplace addressed by limited research. The main difficulty in an open plan setting is that chang... Read More about A user-controlled thermal chair for an open plan workplace: CFD and field studies of thermal comfort performance.

Computational and Field Test Analysis of Thermal Comfort Performance of User-controlled Thermal Department in an Open Plan Office (2017)
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Shahzad, S., Hughes, B., Calautit, J. K., & Nasir, D. S. (2017). Computational and Field Test Analysis of Thermal Comfort Performance of User-controlled Thermal Department in an Open Plan Office. Energy procedia, 105, 2635-2640. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.761

In this study, a thermal Department prototype was developed that allowed personal control over the temperature settings of the back-rest and the seat. Limited research focuses on different methods to provide individual user control over the thermal e... Read More about Computational and Field Test Analysis of Thermal Comfort Performance of User-controlled Thermal Department in an Open Plan Office.

Thermal Comfort and Indoor air Quality Analysis of a Low-energy Cooling Windcatcher (2017)
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Calautit, J. K., Aquino, A. I., Shahzad, S., Nasir, D. S., & Hughes, B. R. (2017). Thermal Comfort and Indoor air Quality Analysis of a Low-energy Cooling Windcatcher. Energy procedia, 105, 2865-2870. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.634

The aim of this work was to investigate the performance of a roof-mounted cooling windcatcher integrated with heat pipes using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and field test analysis. The windcatcher model was incorporated to a 5m x 5m x3 m test r... Read More about Thermal Comfort and Indoor air Quality Analysis of a Low-energy Cooling Windcatcher.

Effect of Urban Street Canyon Aspect Ratio on Thermal Performance of Road Pavement Solar Collectors (RPSC) (2017)
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Nasir, D. S., Hughes, B. R., Calautit, J. K., Aquino, A. I., & Shahzad, S. (2017). Effect of Urban Street Canyon Aspect Ratio on Thermal Performance of Road Pavement Solar Collectors (RPSC). Energy procedia, 105, 4414-4419. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.936

Studies on RPSC (road pavement solar collectors) have shown the potential of reducing the urban heat island effect by dissipating the heat from the pavement for energy harness. In our previous work, performance analysis of RPSC system was carried out... Read More about Effect of Urban Street Canyon Aspect Ratio on Thermal Performance of Road Pavement Solar Collectors (RPSC).

Influence of urban form on the performance of road pavement solar collector system: Symmetrical and asymmetrical heights (2017)
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Nasir, D. S., Hughes, B. R., & Calautit, J. K. (2017). Influence of urban form on the performance of road pavement solar collector system: Symmetrical and asymmetrical heights. Energy Conversion and Management, 149, 904-917. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2017.03.081

Recent works have highlighted the importance of mitigating the urban heat island effect using innovative technologies. Several studies have emphasised the capabilities of the road pavement solar collector system to dissipate high temperature from the... Read More about Influence of urban form on the performance of road pavement solar collector system: Symmetrical and asymmetrical heights.

Climatic analysis of a passive cooling technology for the built environment in hot countries (2016)
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Calautit, J. K., Hughes, B. R., & Nasir, D. S. (2017). Climatic analysis of a passive cooling technology for the built environment in hot countries. Applied energy, 186, 321-335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.05.096

The aim of this work was to determine the ventilation and cooling potential of a passive cooling windcatcher operating under hot climatic conditions by replicating the monthly wind velocity, wind direction, temperature and relative humidity (RH) obse... Read More about Climatic analysis of a passive cooling technology for the built environment in hot countries.

A CFD analysis of several design parameters of a road pavement solar collector (RPSC) for urban application (2016)
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Nasir, D. S., Hughes, B. R., & Calautit, J. K. (2017). A CFD analysis of several design parameters of a road pavement solar collector (RPSC) for urban application. Applied energy, 186, 436-449. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.04.002

Previous investigations of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effects have highlighted the long-term negative impacts of urban street canyons on surroundings temperatures that indirectly contribute to global warming. Studies on road pavement solar collector... Read More about A CFD analysis of several design parameters of a road pavement solar collector (RPSC) for urban application.

A study of the impact of building geometry on the thermal performance of road pavement solar collectors (2015)
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Nasir, D. S., Hughes, B. R., & Calautit, J. K. (2015). A study of the impact of building geometry on the thermal performance of road pavement solar collectors. Energy, 93, 2614-2630. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.09.128

Studies on RPSC (road pavement solar collectors) have shown the potential of reducing the UHI (urban heat island) effects by dissipating the heat from the pavement for energy harness. Several works have shown that the generated heat could be utilised... Read More about A study of the impact of building geometry on the thermal performance of road pavement solar collectors.