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Current Trends, Advancements, and Challenges in Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) Systems for Off-Grid Applications: A Review (2024)
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Dellosa, J. T., Mendoza, R. N., Billones, R. K. C., & Sheng, Y. (2024). Current Trends, Advancements, and Challenges in Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) Systems for Off-Grid Applications: A Review. Journal of Electrical Systems, 20(5s), 739-757. https://doi.org/10.52783/jes.2298

Increasing energy demands and the pursuit of sustainable and clean energy sources have intensified interest in Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) systems, particularly for off-grid applications. FSPV technology presents a strategic alternative for co... Read More about Current Trends, Advancements, and Challenges in Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) Systems for Off-Grid Applications: A Review.

Simulation and Economic Modelling of a Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) System using PVSyst (2024)
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Dellosa, J. T., Mendoza, R., Billones, R. K. C., & Sheng, Y. (2024). Simulation and Economic Modelling of a Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) System using PVSyst. Journal of Electrical Systems, 20(5s), 758-777. https://doi.org/10.52783/jes.2299

This paper examines the economic feasibility of implementing a Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) system in a Philippine Lake using the PVsyst simulation tool. The study involved a detailed simulation of the FSPV system's performance, considering var... Read More about Simulation and Economic Modelling of a Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) System using PVSyst.

Simulation of the deformable lateral boundaries in biaxial test using DEM (2023)
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Momeni, A., Clarke, B., Sheng, Y., & Hassanpour, A. (2024). Simulation of the deformable lateral boundaries in biaxial test using DEM. Particuology, 88, 161-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.partic.2023.08.015

Applying the discrete element method (DEM) in soil mechanics can provide abundant information at the particle-scale and facilitates illustration of the macro-mechanical behaviour of soils based on the inter-particle mechanisms. The triaxial test is o... Read More about Simulation of the deformable lateral boundaries in biaxial test using DEM.

The Sensitivity of Micro—Macro Mechanical Behaviour of Sand to the Inter-Particle Properties (2023)
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Momeni, A., Eshiet, K. I. I., & Sheng, Y. (2023). The Sensitivity of Micro—Macro Mechanical Behaviour of Sand to the Inter-Particle Properties. Geotechnics, 3(2), 416-445. https://doi.org/10.3390/geotechnics3020024

Sand is a particulate material but is treated as a continuum solid in some engineering analyses. This approach is proven to be acceptable when dealing with geotechnical structures, provided an adequate factor of safety is applied so that there is n... Read More about The Sensitivity of Micro—Macro Mechanical Behaviour of Sand to the Inter-Particle Properties.

A review on micromechanical modelling of progressive failure in unidirectional fibre-reinforced composites (2023)
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Wan, L., Ismail, Y., Sheng, Y., Ye, J., & Yang, D. (2023). A review on micromechanical modelling of progressive failure in unidirectional fibre-reinforced composites. Composites Part C: Open Access, 10, Article 100348. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomc.2023.100348

The recent decades have seen various attempts at the numerical modelling of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in the aerospace, auto and marine sectors due to their excellent mechanical properties. However, it is still challenging to accurate... Read More about A review on micromechanical modelling of progressive failure in unidirectional fibre-reinforced composites.

A novel approach for 3D discrete element modelling the progressive delamination in unidirectional CFRP composites (2022)
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Wan, L., Sheng, Y., McCarthy, E. D., & Yang, D. (2023). A novel approach for 3D discrete element modelling the progressive delamination in unidirectional CFRP composites. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 277, Article 108982. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2022.108982

This study proposed a novel approach based on the 3D discrete element method (DEM) to simulate the progressive delamination in unidirectional carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite laminates. A hexagonal packing strategy was used for modell... Read More about A novel approach for 3D discrete element modelling the progressive delamination in unidirectional CFRP composites.

What China’s Environmental Policy Means for PV Solar, Electric Vehicles, and Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies (2022)
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Pouran, H. M., Karimi, S. M., Padilha Campos Lopes, M., & Sheng, Y. (2022). What China’s Environmental Policy Means for PV Solar, Electric Vehicles, and Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies. Energies, 15(23), Article 9037. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15239037

This perspective paper elaborates on how the burden of environmental issues on public health and the economy led China’s government to declare its revised environmental policies or “war on pollution”. It explains the importance of photovoltaic solar... Read More about What China’s Environmental Policy Means for PV Solar, Electric Vehicles, and Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies.

A Slenderness-Based Method for Web Crippling Design of Aluminum Tubular Sections (2022)
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Bock, M., Gupta, S., Hassanein, M. F., & Sheng, Y. (2022). A Slenderness-Based Method for Web Crippling Design of Aluminum Tubular Sections. Journal of Structural Engineering, 148(12), https://doi.org/10.1061/JSENDH/STENG-11796

Existing web crippling design provisions available in European, American, and Australian/New Zealand standards are based on empiric equations that differ from the approach adopted for the treatment of other instabilities such as local or overall buck... Read More about A Slenderness-Based Method for Web Crippling Design of Aluminum Tubular Sections.

Environmental and technical impacts of floating photovoltaic plants as an emerging clean energy technology (2022)
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Pouran, H. M., Padilha Campos Lopes, M., Nogueira, T., Alves Castelo Branco, D., & Sheng, Y. (2022). Environmental and technical impacts of floating photovoltaic plants as an emerging clean energy technology. iScience, 25(11), Article 105253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.105253

Floating photovoltaic (FPV) plants present several benefits in comparison with ground-mounted photovoltaics (PVs) and could have major positive environmental and technical impacts globally. FPVs do not occupy habitable and productive areas and can be... Read More about Environmental and technical impacts of floating photovoltaic plants as an emerging clean energy technology.

Evaluating floating photovoltaics (FPVs) potential in providing clean energy and supporting agricultural growth in Vietnam (2022)
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Pouran, H., Padilha Campos Lopes, M., Ziar, H., Alves Castelo Branco, D., & Sheng, Y. (2022). Evaluating floating photovoltaics (FPVs) potential in providing clean energy and supporting agricultural growth in Vietnam. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 169, Article 112925. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112925

Vietnam's promising economic growth has led to energy shortage, growing coal imports, and increasing carbon emissions. The country's electricity demand annual growth rate has been 12% in recent years and is projected to be 8–9% by 2030. In Vietnam 40... Read More about Evaluating floating photovoltaics (FPVs) potential in providing clean energy and supporting agricultural growth in Vietnam.