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  • Multiphysics Study of Infrared Thermography (IRT) Applications 

    Andleeb, Zahra; Malik, Sohail; Hussain, Gulam; Khawaja, Hassan; Roemer, Jakub; Boiger, Gernot; Moatamedi, Mojtaba (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-19)
    The paper reviews thermographic and vibrothermography applications such as cold climate operations, determine the temperature profile of steel samples under tensile testing and perform composites Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). This review paper discusses studies, where IR thermography has been used effectively in research and development projects at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway and AGH ...
  • Study of Ice Accretion on Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Blade using 2D and 3D Numerical Approach 

    Jin, Jia Yi; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Qin, hu; Jiang, Xingliang (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    In order to optimize the wind turbine operation in ice prone cold regions, it is important to better understand the ice accretion process and how it affects the wind turbine performance. In this paper, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based 2D and 3D numerical techniques are used to simulate the airflow/droplet behaviour and resultant ice accretion on a 300 kW wind ...
  • Bruk av droner i nordområdene 

    Bakken, Trond; Johnsen, Stig Ole; Holmstrøm, Sture; Merz, Mariann; Transeth, Aksel Andreas; Grøtli, Esten Ingar; Risholm, Petter; Storvold, Rune (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2020-05-13)
    Formålet med denne rapporten er å vise eksempler på bruk av fjernstyrte og autonome droner i petroleumssektoren og vise hvilke utviklingstrender innen droneteknologi som er viktige. Utfordringer og muligheter for bruk av droner i nordområdene er spesielt vektlagt. Teknologi for og anvendelser av flyvende droner, droner på havoverflaten og droner under vann er behandlet i denne rapporten. Rapporten ...
  • Modelling and Simulation of the HDPE Pyrolysis Process 

    Eidesen, Hans-Kristian; Khawaja, Hassan; Jackson, Steven (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2017)
    Pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of organic compounds such as High-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastics. The product of the HDPE pyrolysis is usually diesel with other wastes (such as carbon black, etc.). A pyrolysis reaction is essentially a decomposition reaction performed at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. This work aims to describe some of the primary driving reactions ...
  • Fluorescent marking of roads in high-north 

    Khawaja, Hassan; Varughese, Bindu Sara; Edvardsen, Kåre (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2017)
    The project objective is to investigate into luminescent coating materials that can be used in marking the roads in high-north. The idea of the project is not entirely new, and efforts have been worldwide to find an energy efficient solution to the street lights. Earlier work conducted in the Netherlands showed quite promising results. However, the challenges include weatherproofing the coat such ...
  • Detection of Cracks and Potholes in Roads using Infrared Thermography 

    Tanveer, Ahmad; Khawaja, Hassan (Conference object, 2017)
    Many remote sensing techniques can be used to identify the cracks/voids on the road surfaces. The given research focuses on applying infrared thermography (IRT). IRT technology can detect features based on the different thermal signature. This method would be an excellent tool for detecting the fracture/cracks. It is because of the reason that the naturally occurring water (rain, snowmelt, etc.) ...
  • A field study of sensors for winter road assessment 

    Brustad, Tanita Fossli; Pedersen, Aleksander; Bang, Børre (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-02)
    Winter road assessment is a research field with considerable progress over the last 10 years. Various sensors and methods have been tested and analysed, often in a laboratory setting, in order to come up with robust and valid assessment tools that can be used to warn the driver, road users in general, and maintenance personnel of critical conditions. In this paper we compare the field measurements ...
  • Study of Wind Flow Angle and Velocity on Ice Accretion of Transmission Line Composite Insulators 

    Huang, Yafei; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Xingliang, Jiang (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-18)
    Ice accretion on insulators in cold regions is a serious and inevitable problem for power transmission lines, which may cause over-load and icing flashover accidents and can lead to wide power outage. In this research work, multiphase numerical simulations are carried out to investigate the effect of wind flow angle & velocity on the ice accretion of transmission line composite insulators. To verify ...
  • A Stochastic Network Design Problem for Hazardous Waste Management 

    Yu, Hao; Sun, Xu; Solvang, Wei Deng; Laporte, Gilbert; Lee, Carman K M (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-05)
    Hazardous waste management is of paramount importance due to the potential threats posed to the environment and local residents. The design of a hazardous waste management system involves several important decisions, i.e., the determination of the locations and sizes of treatment, recycling and disposal facilities, and organizing the transportation of hazardous waste among different facilities. In ...
  • Representation and application of spline-based finite elements 

    Kravetc, Tatiana (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2020-03-31)
    Isogeometric analysis, as a generalization of the finite element method, employs spline methods to achieve the same representation for both geometric modeling and analysis purpose. Being one of possible tool in application to the isogeometric analysis, blending techniques provide strict locality and smoothness between elements. Motivated by these features, this thesis is devoted to the design and ...
  • A flexible autonomous robotic observatory infrastructure for bentho-pelagic monitoring 

    Aguzzi, Jacopo; Albiez, Jan; Flögel, Sascha; Godø, Olav Rune; Grimsbø, Endre; Marini, Simone; Pfannkuche, Olaf; Rodriguez, Erik; Thomsen, Laurenz; Torkelsen, Terje; Valencia, Javier; López-vázquez, Vanesa; Wehde, Henning; Zhang, Guosong (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-13)
    This paper presents the technological developments and the policy contexts for the project “Autonomous Robotic Sea-Floor Infrastructure for Bentho-Pelagic Monitoring” (ARIM). The development is based on the national experience with robotic component technologies that are combined and merged into a new product for autonomous and integrated ecological deep-sea monitoring. Traditional monitoring is ...
  • Local refinement of ERBS curves 

    Dalmo, Rune (Journal article; Peer reviewed; Chapter, 2013-12-31)
    Expo-rational B-splines (ERBS) provide a blending type construction where local functions at each knot are blended together by infinitely smooth basis functions. In this work we consider some specific ERBS curves that are approximations of parametric curves. We study local refinement to increase flexibility by inserting local control curves at points of interest on the ERBS curve. Inserting knots ...
  • A Co-Scheduling Problem of Ship Lift and Ship Lock at the Three Gorges Dam 

    Zhao, Xu; Lin, Qianjun; Yu, Hao (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-07-16)
    Due to the unprecedentedly increasing demands of waterway transportation on the Yangtze River during the latest years, traffic congestion at the Three Gorges Dam (TGD) has becoming a serious problem. In busiest seasons, a vessel may need to wait up to 3 days for passing the TGD via the ship lift or the five-stage ship lock. In order to improve the navigation efficiency and the utilization of passing ...
  • Parametric Sensitivity of CSTBRs for Lactobacillus casei: Normalized Sensitivity Analysis 

    Das, Subhashis; Calay, Rajnish K; Chowdhury, Ranjana (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-18)
    In this paper, a sensitivity analysis of a continuous stirred tank bioreactor (CSTBR) was conducted to determine a parametrically sensitive regime. The growth of a lactic acid bacterium, namely, <i>Lactobacillus casei</i>, in a pH-controlled CSTBR was considered as a process model. Normalized objective sensitivities of the minimum pH were determined with respect to input parameters. A generalized ...
  • Exploring benefits of using blending splines as transition curves 

    Brustad, Tanita Fossli; Dalmo, Rune (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-19)
    Track geometry is a fundamental subject in railway construction. With the demand for increased capacity in terms of load and speed, the need for suitable transitions between consecutive track sections is highly relevant. Properly constructed transition curves lead to improved travel comfort, increased safety, and reduced wear. The well known clothoid curve is widely used as a transition curve; ...
  • Product Inhibition of Biological Hydrogen Production in Batch Reactors 

    Das, Subhashis; Calay, Rajnish K; Chowdhury, Ranjana; Nath, kaustav; Eregno, Fasil (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-12)
    In this paper, the inhibitory effects of added hydrogen in reactor headspace on fermentative hydrogen production from acidogenesis of glucose by a bacterium, Clostridium acetobutylicum, was investigated experimentally in a batch reactor. It was observed that hydrogen itself became an acute inhibitor of hydrogen production if it accumulated excessively in the reactor headspace. A mathematical model ...
  • Multiphysics Analysis of CFRP Charpy Tests by varying Temperatures 

    Andleeb, Zahra; Strand, Cathrine Høgmo; Malik, Sohail; Hussain, G; Khawaja, Hassan; Boiger, Gernot; Moatamedi, Mojtaba (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) composites have emerged as a major class of structural materials that have a significant potential use as a substitute for metals in aerospace, marine, automotive, and architecture due to their higher-strength-to-weight-ratio. CFRP is well suited for various applications, but their mechanical properties such as ‘low-velocity impact resistance’ are not well ...
  • Design of an expandable junk catcher 

    Olsen, Kim A. (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-06-15)
    "This report describes phase I of the project ""Design of an expandable junk catcher"", which is carried out on behalf of Qinterra Technologies, Department of Plugs & Packers in Narvik, as a part of the subject SHO6263 Diploma thesis M-ID. The main purpose of the project is to develop a new type of well intervention equipment to solve the problem of unwanted residue from debris on temporary installed ...
  • Fremtidens bygningsmaterialer 

    Gjerde, Klaus (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-06-07)
    Bakgrunnen for oppgaven har vært å undersøke fremtidige bygningsmaterialer. Her er isolasjonsmaterialer og konstruksjonsmaterialer som betong, stål og massivtre gjennomgått. Det har i tillegg vært gjennomført et caseprosjekt hvor gjenbrukspotensialet for en bygning brukt i caseprosjektet har blitt vurdert. Videre ble livsløpsvurderinger for bygningen i caseprosjektet vurdert opp mot en tilsvarende ...
  • Transformation in manufacturer in the era of "Made in China 2025" 

    Li, Xuancheng (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-06-07)
    China’s state council has unveiled a ten-year national plan, Made in China 2025, designed to transform China from a manufacturing giant into a world manufacturing power. Of all the projects includes in the “Made in China 2025” plan, intelligent and automated manufacturing is crucial. It is based on concepts i.e., internet of things, cloud computing, and big data. These technologies will be involved ...

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