Dr M Shahrestani, Dr S Smith, Assoc Prof E A Essah
Applications accepted all year round
Heating and cooling distribution systems are the most common parts of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems, which account for a significant portion of energy used in HVAC&R systems.
The design paradigm for automotive systems faces significant challenges from the evolution towards the vision of the future car as a mobile smart device that is substantively defined by its symbiotic interaction and integration with its environment, supporting increased levels of autonomy as well as user-centric service innovation.
The 21st Century presents tough global/societal challenges. The Engineering Systems of Systems (SoS) research group aims to seek solutions to these challenges through the study and advancement of complex SoS engineering and the socio-technical systems that shape our world.
The climate change and the rising living standard have significantly increased the electricity consumption by the building sector worldwide from 26% in 1980 to 54% in 2010, and predicted to further increase at alarming rate to 84% in 2050 (Zingre et al., 2017).
A synchronised school of fish swimming in the sea; a network of computer systems; the evolution of a flock of birds; the controlled motion of swarm satellites; the cooperation of several robotic systems to accomplish a common goal; social networks; water or electrical power distribution systems.
Carbon sequestration by natural systems may be a solution for slowing down atmospheric CO2 increases, and has been recognized under the United Nations ‘Framework for Climate Change Convention’, within the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) programme.