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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 ... 
Finiteamplitude inhomogeneous plane waves in a deformed MooneyRivlin material
(Oxford University Press, 2002)The propagation of finiteamplitude linearlypolarized inhomogeneous transverse plane waves is considered for a MooneyRivlin material maintained in a state of finite static homogeneous deformation. It is shown that such ... 
Finiteamplitude inhomogeneous plane waves of exponential type in incompressible elastic materials
(Kluwer Academic Publishers, 199905)It is proved that elliptically polarized finiteamplitude inhomogeneous plane waves may not propagate in an elastic material subject to the constraint of incompressibility. The waves considered are harmonic in time and ... 
Finiteamplitude Love waves in a prestressed neoHookean material
(2008)In the context of the nonlinear elasticity theory we consider a model for compressible solids called compressible neoHookean material . We show how (exact) finiteamplitude inhomogeneous plane wave solutions and ... 
The First VERITAS Telescope
(2006)The first atmospheric Cherenkov telescope of VERITAS (the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) has been in operation since February 2005. We present here a technical description of the instrument and a ... 
FirstNuSTAR observations of MRK 501 within a radio to TeV multiinstrument campaign
(IOP Publishing, 20151010)We report on simultaneous broadband observations of the TeVemitting blazar Markarian 501 between 2013 April 1 and August 10, including the first detailed characterization of the synchrotron peak with Swift and NuSTAR. During ...