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SARS-CoV-2, Ventilation Strategies, Thermal Comfort and Carbon Implications for Buildings (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Sajjadian, S. M. (2023). SARS-CoV-2, Ventilation Strategies, Thermal Comfort and Carbon Implications for Buildings. In PLEA STGO 2022: Book of Proceedings Volume 1 (160-164)

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 since 2019 has rapidly become a global crisis with unprecedented records of deaths and hospitalizations in the last century. The infectious particles spread more easily indoors than outdoors and therefore built environment se... Read More about SARS-CoV-2, Ventilation Strategies, Thermal Comfort and Carbon Implications for Buildings.

Hotel refurbishment and building information modelling (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Jaradat, S., & Henderson, H. (2022, September). Hotel refurbishment and building information modelling. Presented at The World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium: WMCAUS 2022, Prague, Czech Republic

Research on Building Information Modelling (BIM) focused on the design and construction stages of engineering projects. Fewer studies investigated the use of BIM in refurbishment projects. The aim of this research is to examine the process of hotel r... Read More about Hotel refurbishment and building information modelling.

Dynamic Insulation Systems to Control Airborne Transmission of Viruses in Classrooms: A Review of 'Airhouse' Concept (2023)
Journal Article
Firrdhaus Mohd-Sahabuddin, M., Dahlan, A. S., Jamil, A. M., & Muhammad-Sukki, F. (2023). Dynamic Insulation Systems to Control Airborne Transmission of Viruses in Classrooms: A Review of 'Airhouse' Concept. Jurnal Kejuruteraan, 35(3), 567-576. https://doi

The discovery of the Covid-19 virus in China at the end of 2019 has drastically altered the global landscape. The virus, which has now become a pandemic, has wrought devastation on the world, infecting over 500 million people and killing over 6 milli... Read More about Dynamic Insulation Systems to Control Airborne Transmission of Viruses in Classrooms: A Review of 'Airhouse' Concept.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Nuclear Power Plants: Who Is Liable When AI Fails to Perform (2023)
Book Chapter
Karim, R., & Muhammad Sukki, F. (2023). Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Nuclear Power Plants: Who Is Liable When AI Fails to Perform. In F. Taghizadeh-Hesary, & D. Zhang (Eds.), The Handbook of Energy Policy (587-607). Springer. https://doi.org/10.100

The sheer magnitude of process parameters and interactions between the systems in a nuclear power plant’s operation poses complications for operators. The operations became more challenging, especially during emergencies. Any recovery from an emergen... Read More about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Nuclear Power Plants: Who Is Liable When AI Fails to Perform.

The exponential input-to-state stability property: characterisations and feedback connections (2023)
Journal Article
Guiver, C., & Logemann, H. (2023). The exponential input-to-state stability property: characterisations and feedback connections. Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems, 35(2), 375-398. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00498-023-00344-7

The exponential input-to-state stability (ISS) property is considered for systems of controlled nonlinear ordinary differential equations. A characterisation of this property is provided, including in terms of a so-called exponential ISS Lyapunov fun... Read More about The exponential input-to-state stability property: characterisations and feedback connections.

A Joint Optimization Algorithm for Renewable Energy System (2023)
Journal Article
Khan, I., Muhammad-Sukki, F., Ardila-Rey, J. A., Mas'ud, A. A., Alshammari, S. J., & Madsen, D. Ø. (2023). A Joint Optimization Algorithm for Renewable Energy System. Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, 36(2), 1979-1989. https://doi.org/10.32604/i

Energy sustainability is a hot topic in both scientific and political circles. To date, two alternative approaches to this issue are being taken. Some people believe that increasing power consumption is necessary for countries' economic and social pr... Read More about A Joint Optimization Algorithm for Renewable Energy System.

Enhancing the appearance of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) through the application of Traditional Symbols: A Case Study (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Awuku, S. A., Bennadji, A., Muhammad-Sukki, F., & Sellami, N. (2022). Enhancing the appearance of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) through the application of Traditional Symbols: A Case Study. In AIP Conference Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.106

Over the past years, advanced renewable technologies such as Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) has transformed to become more efficient, reliable, less costly and attractive. A migration to Net-Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) and push for Green B... Read More about Enhancing the appearance of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) through the application of Traditional Symbols: A Case Study.

Excel-VBA: From Solving Mathematical Puzzles to Analysing Complex Engineering Problems (2022)
Book
Muneer, T., & Ivanova, S. (2022). Excel-VBA: From Solving Mathematical Puzzles to Analysing Complex Engineering Problems. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94085-0

This compact text is a powerful introduction to the Excel/VBA computing environment. The book presents some of the most useful features of Excel. First by introducing mathematical puzzles that will grab the reader’s attention with the reader invited... Read More about Excel-VBA: From Solving Mathematical Puzzles to Analysing Complex Engineering Problems.

The Coming of Age of Solar and Wind Power (2022)
Book
Muneer, T., Jadraque Gago, E., & Etxebarria Berrizbeitia, S. (2022). The Coming of Age of Solar and Wind Power. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-92010-4

This book focuses on the current situation of two technologies for electricity production from renewable energy sources, wind and solar photovoltaic energy, analysing and describing both technologies in detail. Four regions of the world, with dist... Read More about The Coming of Age of Solar and Wind Power.

An experimental investigation and machine learning-based prediction for seismic performance of steel tubular column filled with recycled aggregate concrete (2022)
Journal Article
Tang, Y., Wang, Y., Wu, D., Zhang, H., Zhu, M., Chen, Z., …Wang, X. (2022). An experimental investigation and machine learning-based prediction for seismic performance of steel tubular column filled with recycled aggregate concrete. Reviews on Advanced

This paper presents the design and application of a low-cycle reciprocating loading test on 23 recycled aggregate concrete-filled steel tube columns (RACSTC) and 3 ordinary concrete-filled steel tube columns (OCSTC). Additionally, a systematic study... Read More about An experimental investigation and machine learning-based prediction for seismic performance of steel tubular column filled with recycled aggregate concrete.

Mechanical behavior and constitutive model of sustainable concrete: seawater and sea-sand recycled aggregate concrete (2022)
Journal Article
Feng, W., Tang, Y., Yang, Y., Cheng, Y., Qiu, J., Zhang, H., Isleem, H. F., Tayeh, B. A., & Namdar, A. (2023). Mechanical behavior and constitutive model of sustainable concrete: seawater and sea-sand recycled aggregate concrete. Construction and Building

Resources such as fresh water and river sand have become scarce in some areas around the world because of the considerable increase in infrastructural construction. To overcome this issue, the utilization of recycled aggregates (RAs) in concrete is c... Read More about Mechanical behavior and constitutive model of sustainable concrete: seawater and sea-sand recycled aggregate concrete.

Preparation of Elastomeric Nanocomposites Using Nanocellulose and Recycled Alum Sludge for Flexible Dielectric Materials (2022)
Journal Article
Sun, D., Saw, B. L., Onyianta, A. J., Wang, B., Wilson, C., O'Rourke, D., …Lu, Z. (2023). Preparation of Elastomeric Nanocomposites Using Nanocellulose and Recycled Alum Sludge for Flexible Dielectric Materials. Journal of Advanced Dielectrics, 13(01),

Flexible dielectric materials with environmental-friendly, low-cost and high-energy density characteristics are in increasing demand as the world steps into the new Industrial 4.0 era. In this work, an elastomeric nanocomposite was developed by incor... Read More about Preparation of Elastomeric Nanocomposites Using Nanocellulose and Recycled Alum Sludge for Flexible Dielectric Materials.

Numerical assessments of the effects of injected air temperature and well configuration on the cycle performance in compressed air energy storage in aquifers (2022)
Book Chapter
Yang, L., Cai, Z., Li, C., Guo, C., & He, Q. (2023). Numerical assessments of the effects of injected air temperature and well configuration on the cycle performance in compressed air energy storage in aquifers. In J. Miocic, N. Heinemann, K. Edlmann, J.

Aquifers have advantages over salt caverns as the storage vessels for compressed air energy storage due to their wider availability for suitable sites and lower one-off capital investment for construction. We conducted numerical simulations for compr... Read More about Numerical assessments of the effects of injected air temperature and well configuration on the cycle performance in compressed air energy storage in aquifers.

Energy storage properties in Nd doped AgNbTaO3 lead-free antiferroelectric ceramics with Nb-site vacancies (2022)
Journal Article
Lu, Z., Sun, D., Wang, G., Zhao, J., Zhang, B., Wang, D., & Shyha, I. (2023). Energy storage properties in Nd doped AgNbTaO3 lead-free antiferroelectric ceramics with Nb-site vacancies. Journal of Advanced Dielectrics, 13(01), Article 2242006. https://doi

It is crucial to discover lead-free materials with ultrahigh recoverable energy density (Wrec) that can be employed in future pulse power capacitors. In this work, a high Wrec of 4.51 J/cm3 was successfully obtained in lead-free Nd-doped AgNb0.8Ta0.... Read More about Energy storage properties in Nd doped AgNbTaO3 lead-free antiferroelectric ceramics with Nb-site vacancies.

Use of Cement Mortar Incorporating Superabsorbent Polymer as a Passive Fire-Protective Layer (2022)
Journal Article
Jamnam, S., Sua-iam, G., Maho, B., Pianfuengfoo, S., Sappakittipakorn, M., Zhang, H., …Sukontasukkul, P. (2022). Use of Cement Mortar Incorporating Superabsorbent Polymer as a Passive Fire-Protective Layer. Polymers, 14(23), Article 5266. https://doi.or

Concrete structures, when exposed to fire or high temperatures for a certain time, could suffer partial damage or complete structural failure. Passive fire-protective coating materials are an al-ternative way to prevent or delay damage to concrete st... Read More about Use of Cement Mortar Incorporating Superabsorbent Polymer as a Passive Fire-Protective Layer.

Wood properties & strength grading (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2022, December). Wood properties & strength grading. Presented at James Jones & Sons Architects' and Structural Engineers' Open Day, Lockerbie

James Jones & Sons held an open day for architects and structural engineers at its flagship sawmill site in Lockerbie. "James Jones & Sons' new visitor building at its flagship sawmill site in Lockerbie has attracted considerable interest in the... Read More about Wood properties & strength grading.

Assessment of symmetries and asymmetries on barriers to circular economy adoption in the construction industry towards zero waste: A survey of international experts (2022)
Journal Article
Oluleye, B. I., Chan, D. W., Olawumi, T. O., & Saka, A. B. (2023). Assessment of symmetries and asymmetries on barriers to circular economy adoption in the construction industry towards zero waste: A survey of international experts. Building and Environme

This study evaluates simultaneously the symmetries and asymmetries on the classification of barriers to circular economy (CE) adoption in the building construction industry (BCI) of developing and developed economies. This is crucial because the vagu... Read More about Assessment of symmetries and asymmetries on barriers to circular economy adoption in the construction industry towards zero waste: A survey of international experts.

Decarbonising the Transport Industry (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Muhammad Sukki, F. (2022, November). Decarbonising the Transport Industry. Presented at Research Seminar, Edinburgh Napier University

The electric vehicles (EVs) sales in Scotland increased by 97% in 2020, but Scotland still lags behinds when compared to other locations in the UK. One of the reasons for the slow rollout is limited charging infrastructure to power the EVs especially... Read More about Decarbonising the Transport Industry.

Low‐gain integral control for a class of discrete‐time Lur'e systems with applications to sampled‐data control (2022)
Journal Article
Guiver, C., Rebarber, R., & Townley, S. (2023). Low‐gain integral control for a class of discrete‐time Lur'e systems with applications to sampled‐data control. International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 33(3), 1410-1437. https://doi.org/

We study low-gain (P)roportional (I)ntegral control of multivariate discrete-time, forced Lur’e systems to solve the output-tracking problem for constant reference signals. We formulate an incremental sector condition which is sufficient for a usual... Read More about Low‐gain integral control for a class of discrete‐time Lur'e systems with applications to sampled‐data control.

An adaptive large neighbourhood search metaheuristic for hourly learning activity planning in personalised learning (2022)
Journal Article
Wouda, N. A., Aslan, A., & Vis, I. F. (2023). An adaptive large neighbourhood search metaheuristic for hourly learning activity planning in personalised learning. Computers and Operations Research, 151, Article 106089. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2022.1

Personalised learning offers an alternative method to one-size-fits-all education in schools, and has seen increasing adoption over the past several years. Personalised learning’s focus on learner-driven education requires novel scheduling methods. I... Read More about An adaptive large neighbourhood search metaheuristic for hourly learning activity planning in personalised learning.