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  1. Behaviour of thermal piles in loose/very loose granular materials

    Evidence from grain silos and integral bridges shows that relatively rigid structures in contact with loosely packed soils subjected to thermal cycles, can fail due to …

    rum.research.unimelb.edu.au/2021/02/12/behaviour-of-thermal-piles-in-loose-very-loose-granular-materials

  2. Optimisation of the reuse of decommissioned open cast pit coal mines for district heating and cooling

    Meeting the future-emission reduction targets requires innovative ideas that, all combined, will help meting this goal. In traditionally coal mining intensive regions, common to both Australia …

    rum.research.unimelb.edu.au/2021/02/12/optimisation-of-the-reuse-of-decommissioned-open-cast-pit-coal-mines-for-district-heating-and-cooling

  3. Boundary layers with embedded streamwise vortices

    While the past decades have seen substantial advancements in our capacity to numerically model wall-bounded turbulent flows, wall-flows encountering additional perturbations remain a significant challenge. Such …

    rum.research.unimelb.edu.au/2019/10/16/boundary-layers-with-embedded-streamwise-vortices

  4. Virtual Power Plants: Pathway to clean electricity in urban areas

    Cities are responsible for 75% of energy consumption and 80% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. However, cities also exhibit substantial internal interactions among energy vectors and …

    rum.research.unimelb.edu.au/2019/10/03/virtual-power-plants-pathway-to-clean-electricity-in-urban-areas

  5. Plasticity induced magnetisation losses in energy conversion processes

    Application: Electro-mechanical energy conversions processes related to electromobility and conventional energy generation/conversion Problem: Cutting of metallic sheets causes defects, which enhance magnetisation hysteresis and energy conversion …

    rum.research.unimelb.edu.au/2019/10/02/plasticity-induced-magnetisation-losses-in-energy-conversion-processes

  6. Novel flowable lithium-ion battery

    Significant advancement in electrochemical storage materials and energy storage systems has been made in the past few decades. Among these, redox flow batteries (RFB) have paved …

    rum.research.unimelb.edu.au/2019/10/02/novel-flowable-lithium-ion-battery

  7. Tuning Carbon Properties For Slurry Flow Electrodes In Vanadium Redox Batteries

    This project will explore the role of carbonaceous materials in state-of-the-art all-vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) electrodes. VRFBs are especially suited for large stationary energy storage …

    rum.research.unimelb.edu.au/2019/10/02/tuning-carbon-properties-for-slurry-flow-electrodes-in-vanadium-redox-batteries

  8. Life cycle sustainability assessment of office buildings, from smart to sustainable

    To reduce energy demand associated with the building sector, the major focus has been on improving the energy efficiency of the building operational phase. Monitoring energy …

    rum.research.unimelb.edu.au/2019/09/26/life-cycle-sustainability-assessment-of-office-buildings-from-smart-to-sustainable