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Shear behavior and damage evolution of the interface between rough rock and cemented tailings backfill (2023)
Journal Article
Xiu, Z., Meng, F., Wang, F., Wang, S., Ji, Y., & Hou, Q. (in press). Shear behavior and damage evolution of the interface between rough rock and cemented tailings backfill. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 125, 103887. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tafmec.2023.103887

The shear behavior of the interface between rock and cemented tailings backfill (CTB) is extremely critical to the backfill design and stability of the backfilled underground mined-out areas. The corresponding shear behavior and surface damage can be... Read More about Shear behavior and damage evolution of the interface between rough rock and cemented tailings backfill.

An analytical model for the triaxial compressive stress-strain relationships of Cemented Pasted Backfill (CPB) with different curing time (2021)
Journal Article
Xiu, Z., Wang, S., Ji, Y., Wang, F., Ren, F., & Wang, P. (2021). An analytical model for the triaxial compressive stress-strain relationships of Cemented Pasted Backfill (CPB) with different curing time. Construction and Building Materials, 313, 125554. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.125554

The strength of Cemented Pasted Backfill (CPB) is gradually enhanced with the increase of curing time. It is of great significance to study the stress-strain behaviors of CPB with different curing time under triaxial loading conditions. The triaxial... Read More about An analytical model for the triaxial compressive stress-strain relationships of Cemented Pasted Backfill (CPB) with different curing time.

Experimental study on the triaxial mechanical behaviors of the Cemented Paste Backfill : effect of curing time, drainage conditions and curing temperature (2021)
Journal Article
Xiu, Z., Wang, S., Ji, Y., Wang, F., & Ren, F. (2022). Experimental study on the triaxial mechanical behaviors of the Cemented Paste Backfill : effect of curing time, drainage conditions and curing temperature. Journal of Environmental Management, 301, 113828. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113828

The application of CPB (Cemented Paste Backfill) can realize the clean, efficient, and safe mining of underground metal mines. Clear understanding on the triaxial mechanical properties of CPB is important to the CPB design and the stability analysis... Read More about Experimental study on the triaxial mechanical behaviors of the Cemented Paste Backfill : effect of curing time, drainage conditions and curing temperature.

Thermal comfort assessment of primary school children in a warm and humid climate : a case study of Imo State, Nigeria (2020)
Thesis
MUNONYE, C. Thermal comfort assessment of primary school children in a warm and humid climate : a case study of Imo State, Nigeria. (Thesis). University of Salford

Thermal comfort study in buildings gained unprecedented momentum in recent times because of the concern over climate change. The increasing temperature caused by climate change is likely impacting the comfort and the health of building occupants, esp... Read More about Thermal comfort assessment of primary school children in a warm and humid climate : a case study of Imo State, Nigeria.

The effects of dry and wet rock surfaces on shear behavior of the interface between rock and cemented paste backfill (2020)
Journal Article
Xiu, Z., Wang, S., Ji, Y., Wang, F., Ren, F., & Nguyen, V. (2021). The effects of dry and wet rock surfaces on shear behavior of the interface between rock and cemented paste backfill. Powder Technology, 381, 324-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2020.11.053

Cemented Paste Backfill (CPB) technology has been effective in using the tailings to refill the underground cavities. The wet or dry rock surface can significantly affect the stability of the CPB-Rock interface, and the shear load-bearing capacity of... Read More about The effects of dry and wet rock surfaces on shear behavior of the interface between rock and cemented paste backfill.

Loading rate effect on the uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) behavior of cemented paste backfill (CPB) (2020)
Journal Article
Xiu, Z., Wang, S., Ji, Y., Wang, F., Ren, F., & Nguyen, V. (2021). Loading rate effect on the uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) behavior of cemented paste backfill (CPB). Construction and Building Materials, 271, 121526. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121526

Underground mined-out areas and tailings are the two major harmful consequences from metal mining industry. Cemented Paste Backfill (CPB) method, refilling the tailings back to the underground mined-out areas, has been widely used worldwide. Clear un... Read More about Loading rate effect on the uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) behavior of cemented paste backfill (CPB).

Urban cooling : which façade orientation has the most impact on a microclimate? (2020)
Journal Article
Taleghani, M., Swan, W., Johansson, E., & Ji, Y. (2021). Urban cooling : which façade orientation has the most impact on a microclimate?. Sustainable Cities and Society, 64, 102547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102547

Deploying solar reflective materials on urban surfaces is known as an effective heat mitigation strategy. Several studies have shown their cooling impacts; however, most of them have focused on rooftops rather than facades. The novelty of this paper... Read More about Urban cooling : which façade orientation has the most impact on a microclimate?.

Influence of human factors on the safety performance in Saudi Arabian construction industry (2020)
Thesis
Azmat, Y. Influence of human factors on the safety performance in Saudi Arabian construction industry. (Thesis). Univeristy of Salford

In Saudi Arabia, the construction industry is inflicted with the occurrence of many accidents. Reports released by the government show that the Saudi Arabian construction industry is responsible for the highest number of accidents as compared to th... Read More about Influence of human factors on the safety performance in Saudi Arabian construction industry.

Developing a framework for robust safety management in Ghana’s upstream oil and gas industry (2020)
Thesis
Horbah, F. Developing a framework for robust safety management in Ghana’s upstream oil and gas industry. (Thesis). University of Salford

Ghana, as an emerging oil and gas producing country, is expected to have an improved, or a new approach to manage safety to prevent major hazard incidents in the industry. Given the country’s experience of poor risk governance regimes before the emer... Read More about Developing a framework for robust safety management in Ghana’s upstream oil and gas industry.

Evaluating the perception of thermal environment in naturally ventilated schools in a warm and humid climate in Nigeria (2020)
Journal Article
Munonye, C., & Ji, Y. (2021). Evaluating the perception of thermal environment in naturally ventilated schools in a warm and humid climate in Nigeria. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 42(1), 5-25. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143624420911148

Field study was conducted in naturally ventilated primary school buildings in a warm and humid environment in Imo State, Nigeria to determine the thermal comfort perception of young children (aged 7–12 years) and to understand the thermal conditions... Read More about Evaluating the perception of thermal environment in naturally ventilated schools in a warm and humid climate in Nigeria.

14th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2019 Book of Abstracts 16-17 December 2019 (2020)
Book
(2020). A. Marshall-Ponting, Y. Ji, K. Keraminiyage, A. Lee, T. Poppelreuter, W. Swan, …E. van-Dijk (Eds.), 14th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2019 Book of Abstracts 16-17 December 2019. Salford: University of Salford

This Book of Abstracts provides a flavour of the various papers and presentations that have been contributed to the conference by the postgraduate delegates, covering the areas of Business, Economics and Finance; Property and Project Management; ICT,... Read More about 14th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2019 Book of Abstracts 16-17 December 2019.

Experimental investigation on liquefaction and post-liquefaction deformation of stratified saturated sand under cyclic loading (2019)
Journal Article
Xiu, Z., Wang, S., Ji, Y., Wang, F., & Ren, F. (2020). Experimental investigation on liquefaction and post-liquefaction deformation of stratified saturated sand under cyclic loading. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 79, 2313-2324. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10064-019-01696-8

The soils are often distributed in a stratified structure. When an earthquake occurs, there are always risks of liquefaction for stratified soils which can cause serious consequences. The research aims to investigate the liquefaction and post-liquefa... Read More about Experimental investigation on liquefaction and post-liquefaction deformation of stratified saturated sand under cyclic loading.

Conference proceedings of the 14th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2019 : contemporary and future directions in the Built Environment (2019)
Conference Proceeding
(2019). Conference proceedings of the 14th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2019 : contemporary and future directions in the Built Environment. In A. Marshall-Ponting, Y. Ji, K. Keraminiyage, A. Lee, T. Poppelreuter, W. Swan, …H. van Dijk (Eds.),

Conference Proceedings of the 14th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2019: Contemporary and Future Directions in the Built Environment

Dynamic thermal simulation of advanced natural ventilation in buildings : current and future usage, UK exemplar (2019)
Journal Article
Ji, Y., Lee, A., & Fernando, T. (2020). Dynamic thermal simulation of advanced natural ventilation in buildings : current and future usage, UK exemplar. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 16(4), 293-309. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2019.1693334

This paper evaluates the use of advanced natural ventilation (ANV) strategies in a range of climatic conditions from four cities in the UK. A prototype ANV system was proposed to determine the most effective case in mitigating overheating. The case w... Read More about Dynamic thermal simulation of advanced natural ventilation in buildings : current and future usage, UK exemplar.

Assessing low energy school buildings using the new Building Bulletin 101 (2019)
Journal Article
Ji, Y., & Du, J. (2019). Assessing low energy school buildings using the new Building Bulletin 101. WEENTECH proceedings in energy, 5(2), 43-52. https://doi.org/10.32438/WPE.7019

This paper reports an assessment of a school building design using the newly published Building Bulletin 101 2018. The requirements on thermal comfort and CO2 based indoor air quality from this new guidance document are very different from its earlie... Read More about Assessing low energy school buildings using the new Building Bulletin 101.

Rating the components of indoor environmental quality in students classrooms in warm humid climate of Uli, Nigeria (2019)
Journal Article
Munonye, C., & Ji, Y. (2019). Rating the components of indoor environmental quality in students classrooms in warm humid climate of Uli, Nigeria

The indoor environment of classrooms needs to be comfortable for the occupants to perform their class work effectively. To achieve this objective, architects and engineers need to be proactive at the early design stage by considering the very compone... Read More about Rating the components of indoor environmental quality in students classrooms in warm humid climate of Uli, Nigeria.

Analyzing the deformation of multilayered saturated sandy soils under large building foundation (2019)
Journal Article
Li, C., Xiu, Z., Ji, Y., Wang, F., & Chan, A. (2019). Analyzing the deformation of multilayered saturated sandy soils under large building foundation. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 23, 3764-3776. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12205-019-0187-y

The generalized plasticity theory has been subject of much research in geomechanics. The Pastor-Zienkiewicz model and its modified versions are among these. For large foundations resting on multilayered soils the actual loading is often non-linear. I... Read More about Analyzing the deformation of multilayered saturated sandy soils under large building foundation.

Retrofit modelling of existing dwellings in the UK : the Salford Energy House case study (2019)
Journal Article
Ji, Y., Lee, A., & Swan, W. (2019). Retrofit modelling of existing dwellings in the UK : the Salford Energy House case study. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(3), 344-360. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-12-2018-0106

There is a clear consensus that improving energy efficiency of existing housing stock is necessary to meet the UK’s legally binding carbon emission targets by 2050. The aim of this research is to assess the energy saving potentials from building re... Read More about Retrofit modelling of existing dwellings in the UK : the Salford Energy House case study.

Building dynamic thermal model calibration using the Energy House facility at Salford (2019)
Journal Article
Ji, Y., Lee, A., & Swan, W. (2019). Building dynamic thermal model calibration using the Energy House facility at Salford. Energy and Buildings, 191(May 19), 224-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.03.001

Thermal modelling tools have widely been used in the construction industry at the design stage, either for new build or retrofitting existing buildings, providing data for informed decision-making. The accuracy of thermal models has been subject of m... Read More about Building dynamic thermal model calibration using the Energy House facility at Salford.

Assessing the requirements from ‘BB101’ 2006 and 2018 for a naturally ventilated preparatory school in the UK (2018)
Journal Article
Ji, Y., Swan, W., Fitton, R., & Fernando, T. (2018). Assessing the requirements from ‘BB101’ 2006 and 2018 for a naturally ventilated preparatory school in the UK. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 40(5), 638-659. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143624418815785

In the UK, BB101 is the guidance document for ventilation design of school buildings. There are significant changes proposed in the new version of BB101. The aim of this paper is to examine the requirements of thermal comfort and CO2-based indoor a... Read More about Assessing the requirements from ‘BB101’ 2006 and 2018 for a naturally ventilated preparatory school in the UK.