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An experimental and kinetic modeling study of the pyrolysis and oxidation of nC3C5 aldehydes in shock tubes
(Elsevier ScienceDirect, 20150824)Due to the increasing interest in the use of biofuels for energy production, it is of great importance to better understand the combustion and thermal decomposition characteristics of species such as aldehydes. These are ... 
Experimental and kinetic modeling study of the shock tube ignition of a large oxygenated fuel: tripropylene glycol monomethyl ether
(Elsevier, 20150513)Tripropylene glycol monomethyl ether (TPGME) is an important oxygenated fuel additive that can be used to reduce soot in diesel engines. However, a validated chemical kinetic model that incorporates the low to hightemperature ... 
An experimental and modeling study of diethyl carbonate oxidation
(Elsevier ScienceDirect, 20150119)Diethyl carbonate (DEC) is an attractive biofuel that can be used to displace petroleumderived diesel fuel, thereby reducing CO2 and particulate emissions from diesel engines. A better understanding of DEC combustion ... 
An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 1: Speciation measurements in jetstirred and flow reactors
(Elsevier ScienceDirect, 20140620)Propene is a significant component of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and an intermediate in the combustion of higher order hydrocarbons. To better understand the combustion characteristics of propene, this study and its ... 
An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 2: Ignition delay time and flame speed measurements
(Elsevier ScienceDirect, 20140911)Experimental data obtained in this study (Part II) complement the speciation data presented in Part I, but also offer a basis for extensive facility crosscomparisons for both experimental ignition delay time (IDT) and ... 
An experimental and modeling study of shock tube and rapid compression machine ignition of nbutylbenzene/air mixtures
(Elsevier, 20130828)In our previous work (D. Darcy, C.J. Tobin, K. Yasunaga, J.M. Simmie, J. Wurmel, W.K. Metcalfe, T. Niass, S.S. Ahmed, C.K. Westbrook, H.J. Curran, Combust. Flame 159 (2012) 22192232), ignition delay times of nbutylbenzene ... 
An experimental and modeling study of surrogate mixtures of npropyl and nbutylbenzene in nheptane to simulate ndecylbenzene ignition
(Elsevier ScienceDirect, 20140111)This paper presents experimental data for the oxidation of two surrogates for the large alkylbenzene class of compounds contained in diesel fuels, namely ndecylbenzene. A 57:43 molar% mixture of npropylbenzene:nheptane ... 
An experimental and modeling study of the shock tube ignition of a mixture of nheptane and npropylbenzene as a surrogate for a large alkyl benzene
(Elsevier ScienceDirect, 20120711)Alkyl aromatics are an important chemical class in gasoline, jet and diesel fuels. In the present work, an npropylbenzene and nheptane mixture is studied as a possible surrogate for large alkyl benzenes contained in ... 
Experimental characterisation of neural tissue at collision speeds
(International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI), 2012)Mechanical characterisation of brain tissue at high loading velocities is particularly important for modelling Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). During severe impact conditions, brain tissue experiences a mixture of compression, ... 
Explicit secular equation for Scholte waves over a monoclinic crystal
(Elsevier, 2004)Scholte waves are acoustic waves propagating at a fluid/solid interface. They are localized in the neighborhood of the phase boundary in the sense that they decay exponentially in both directions along the normal to the ... 
The explicit secular equation for surface acoustic waves in monoclinic elastic crystals
(Acoustical Society of America, 20010125)The secular equation for surface acoustic waves propagating on a monoclinic elastic halfspace is derived in a direct manner, using the method of first integrals. Although the motion is at first assumed to correspond to ... 
Explicit secular equations for piezoacoustic surface waves: Rayleigh modes
(American Institute of Physics, 20050906)The existence of a twopartial Rayleigh wave coupled to an electrical field in 2 mm piezoelectric crystals is known but has rarely been investigated analytically. It turns out that the Z cut X propagation problem can be ... 
Explicit secular equations for piezoacoustic surface waves: Shearhorizontal modes
(AIP Publishing, 20050906)The existence of a twopartial Rayleigh wave coupled to an electrical field in 2 mm piezoelectric crystals is known but has rarely been investigated analytically. It turns out that the Z cut X propagation problem can be ... 
Extreme softness of brain matter in simple shear
(Elsevier, 20150313)We show that porcine brain matter can be modelled accurately as a very soft rubberlike material using the MooneyRivlin strain energy function, up to strains as high as 60%. This result followed from simple shear experiments ... 
A Fbridged Mn(II) molecular square
(RSC, 20091008)We report on a tetranuclear Mn(II) complex possessing a Fbridged molecular square topology directed by 1,10phenanthroline ligands. 
A family of doublebowl pseudo metallocalix[6]arene discs
(RSC, 20100310)We report the synthesis and magnetic characterisation of a series of planar [M7] (M = NiII, ZnII) disc complexes [Ni7(OH)6(L1)6](NO3)2 (1), [Ni7(OH)6(L1)6](NO3)2·2MeOH (2), [Ni7(OH)6(L1)6](NO3)2·3MeNO2 (3), [Ni7(OH)6(L2) ... 
Features and purposes of mathematical proofs in the view of novice students: observations from proof validation and evaluation performances
(20101222)This thesis describes a comprehensive exploratory study of the approaches taken by novice students to the validation and evaluation of mathematical proofs. A theoretical framework based on sociocultural learning theories ... 
Ferromagnetic exchange in a twisted, oximebridged [Mn(III)2] dimer
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 20120502)The dimeric complex [MnIII2(Naphthsao)2(NaphthsaoH)2(MeOH)2][middle dot]4MeOH (1[middle dot]4MeOH), acts as a simple model complex with which to examine the magnetostructural relationship in polymetallic, oximebridged ... 
Finite amplitude elastic waves propagating in compressible solids
(2005)The paper studies the interaction of a longitudinal wave with transverse waves in general isotropic and unconstrained hyperelastic materials, including the possibility of dissipation. The dissipative term chosen is similar ... 
Finite amplitude inhomogeneous waves in MooneyRivlin viscoelastic solids
(Elsevier, 200409)New exact solutions are exhibited within the framework of finite viscoelasticity. More precisely, the solutions correspond to finiteamplitude, transverse, linearly polarized, inhomogeneous motions superposed upon a finite ...