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Computational investigation of the chemical dynamics in detonation development at SI engine conditions (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Dimitrova, I. D., Sanal, S., Bau Luong, M., Tingas, S., & Im, H. G. (2021, November). Computational investigation of the chemical dynamics in detonation development at SI engine conditions. Paper presented at 74th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Phoenix, Arizona

This study employs algorithmic tools from the computational singular perturbation (CSP) approach and statistics to investigate detonation development in SI engines using 2D simulations at different intensity levels – strong and mild detonations. The... Read More about Computational investigation of the chemical dynamics in detonation development at SI engine conditions.

Statistics of local and global flame speed and structure for highly turbulent H2/air premixed flames (2021)
Journal Article
Song, W., Hernández Pérez, F. E., Tingas, E., & Im, H. G. (2021). Statistics of local and global flame speed and structure for highly turbulent H2/air premixed flames. Combustion and Flame, 232, Article 111523. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2021.111523

A statistical analysis is conducted for turbulent hydrogen-air premixed flames at a range of Karlovitz numbers up to 1,126 by direct numerical simulations (DNS) with detailed chemistry. The local and global burning velocities are evaluated and the de... Read More about Statistics of local and global flame speed and structure for highly turbulent H2/air premixed flames.

Potential for Carbon-Neutral Advanced Biofuels in UK Road Transport (2021)
Journal Article
King, R., & Tingas, E. (2021). Potential for Carbon-Neutral Advanced Biofuels in UK Road Transport. Journal of Energy Engineering, 147(4), 04021025. https://doi.org/10.1061/%28asce%29ey.1943-7897.0000775

As a result of anthropocentric climate change, there is an urgent need to decarbonize the supply of energy. Organic biomass, referred to as feedstock, can be converted into biofuels that have the potential to decarbonize transport. However, biofuels... Read More about Potential for Carbon-Neutral Advanced Biofuels in UK Road Transport.

Computational analysis of the effect of hydrogen peroxide addition on premixed laminar hydrogen/air flames (2021)
Journal Article
Tingas, E. (2021). Computational analysis of the effect of hydrogen peroxide addition on premixed laminar hydrogen/air flames. Fuel, 302, Article 121081. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2021.121081

In the current work, the effect of H2O2 addition on the flame structure, laminar flame speed and NOx emissions is investigated in the context of 1D laminar premixed H2/air flames at Tu = 300 and 600 K, p = 1 and 30 atm, = 0.5. Mathematical tools fro... Read More about Computational analysis of the effect of hydrogen peroxide addition on premixed laminar hydrogen/air flames.

A mechanism to promote social behaviour in household load balancing (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Brooks, N. A., Powers, S. T., & Borg, J. M. (2020). A mechanism to promote social behaviour in household load balancing. In Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2020 (ALIFE 2020). , (95-103). https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00290

Reducing the peak energy consumption of households is essential for the effective use of renewable energy sources, in order to ensure that as much household demand as possible can be met by renewable sources. This entails spreading out the use of hig... Read More about A mechanism to promote social behaviour in household load balancing.

Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments (2020)
Journal Article
Xia, X., Cheng, L., Zhu, Y., Liu, Y., Wang, K., Ding, A., …Zuo, L. (2020). Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments. Vadose Zone Journal, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/vzj2.20011

Groundwater-level oscillations change geochemical conditions, carbon cycling processes and bacterial community composition, and these changes may vary vertically with depth in a soil. In this study, soil column experiments were conducted to explore v... Read More about Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments.

Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making (2020)
Journal Article
Susca, T., & Pomponi, F. (2020). Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 24(2), 410-423. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12980

Urbanization often entails a surge in urban temperature compared to the rural surroundings: the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Such a temperature increase triggers the formation of pollutants worsening the urban air quality. Jointly, bad air quality... Read More about Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making.

Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals (2019)
Journal Article
Paterson, W. D., Russell, D. J., Wu, G., McConnell, B., Currie, J. I., McCafferty, D. J., & Thompson, D. (2019). Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(S1), 144-156. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3092

1. The impact of anthropogenic activity associated with the construction of a proposed tidal turbine on harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) was investigated using controlled disturbance trials. 2. Trials were conducted by approaching hauled out seals by... Read More about Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals.

Rich Data for Wind Turbine Power Performance Analysis (2019)
Dataset
Davison, B. (2019). Rich Data for Wind Turbine Power Performance Analysis. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.13020/1etn-1q17

This dataset was created in order to support comparative analyses concerning the relationships between meteorological parameters and wind turbine power output. It addresses some of the limitations of existing datasets such as those compiled for comme... Read More about Rich Data for Wind Turbine Power Performance Analysis.

Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Currie, J., & Brechin, S. Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band. 6 July 2019. (Unpublished)

The Edinburgh Climate Festival is a free, family friendly & community-led event taking place for the first time in the Meadows on Saturday 6th July. It aims at celebrating and inspiring climate action. Featuring live music, performances, stalls, kids... Read More about Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band.

Finding Fair Negotiation Algorithms to Reduce Peak Electricity Consumption in Micro Grids (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Powers, S. T., Meanwell, O., & Cai, Z. (2019). Finding Fair Negotiation Algorithms to Reduce Peak Electricity Consumption in Micro Grids. In PAAMS 2019: Advances in Practical Applications of Survivable Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection. , (269-272). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24209-1_28

Reducing peak electricity consumption is important to maximise use of renewable energy sources, and reduce the total amount of capacity required on a grid. Most approaches use a centralised optimisation algorithm run by a utility company. Here we dev... Read More about Finding Fair Negotiation Algorithms to Reduce Peak Electricity Consumption in Micro Grids.

Do Metrics Matter? (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Innes, M., & Rosenfeld, S. (2019, May). Do Metrics Matter?. Presented at LightFair International 2019, Philadelphia, USA

Lighting metrics are neither absolute quantitative nor purely qualitative experiential measurements. Possibly uniquely amongst the SI system of physical measurements, the Candela is a pseudo-objective measurement based on the human visual experience.... Read More about Do Metrics Matter?.

Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Saint, R. M., Pomponi, F., Garnier, C., & Currie, J. I. (2019). Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 172(3), 153-164. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.17.00068

Passive solar systems are often designed primarily with efficiency in mind, and research efforts are concentrated towards gaining an increase in performance. However, due to the multiple materials used, their manufacturing processes, a lifespan that... Read More about Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK.

Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation. (2019)
Journal Article
La Spada, L., Spooner, C., Haq, S., & Hao, Y. (2019). Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation. Scientific Reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36451-8

Artificial sheet materials, known as MetaSurfaces, have been applied to fully control both space and surface waves due to their exceptional abilities to dynamically tailor wave fronts and polarization states, while maintaining small footprints. Howev... Read More about Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation..

Extractive Poetics: Marine Energies in Scottish Literature (2019)
Journal Article
Campbell, A. (2019). Extractive Poetics: Marine Energies in Scottish Literature. Humanities, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/h8010016

Following the recent call to ‘put the ocean’s agitation and historicity back onto our mental maps and into the study of literature’ (Yaeger 2010), this article addresses the histories and cultures of marine energy extraction in modern Scottish litera... Read More about Extractive Poetics: Marine Energies in Scottish Literature.

Metasurfaces for Advanced Sensing and Diagnostics (2019)
Journal Article
La Spada, L. (2019). Metasurfaces for Advanced Sensing and Diagnostics. Sensors, 19(2), 355. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19020355

Interest in sensors and their applications is rapidly evolving, mainly driven by the huge demand of technologies whose ultimate purpose is to improve and enhance health and safety. Different electromagnetic technologies have been recently used and ac... Read More about Metasurfaces for Advanced Sensing and Diagnostics.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2019 (2018)
Exhibition / Performance
Brechin, S., & Currie, J. Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2019. Performed at Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. 31 December 2018 - 31 December 2018. (Unpublished)

Experience the best of Scotland at the Ceilidh under the Castle. Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under Edinburgh Castle. Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the New Year with a full ceilidh band and plenty of local food and drink to keep... Read More about Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2019.

An Alternative Current-Error Based Control for VSC Integration to Weak Grid (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Givaki, K., Chen, D., Xu, L., & Xu, Y. (2018). An Alternative Current-Error Based Control for VSC Integration to Weak Grid. In IEEE PES General Meeting 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2018.8586145

An enhanced current control strategy is proposed for voltage source converters for the integration to weak grids. The control derives from the current-error based vector control. By implementing simple close-loop compensations of both angle and magn... Read More about An Alternative Current-Error Based Control for VSC Integration to Weak Grid.