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Awards for Excellence - 2013

Outstanding Papers - Engineering

Award journal index

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials


Volume 2 number 59
Research into the characteristics of furnace tube oxide film in CPT, CT, AVT(R) and AVT(O) water chemistry conditions
Zhiping Zhu, Hui Zhang, Linlin Jing, Shuhua Xiong, Zhenghui Tan

Highly commended

Volume 3 number 59
Modeling cathodic prevention for unconventional concrete in salt-laden environment
Yajun Liu, Xianming Shi

Volume 6 number 59
The stress corrosion cracking behavior of X120 pipeline steel in a simulated acidic soil solution
Jing Liu, JiHao Cheng, Qian Hu, Feng Huang, JinQiao Xu, Bin Guo

Volume 1 number 60
Research on the film-forming characteristics of octadecylamine at high temperatures
Shun'an Cao, Jiayuan Hu, Jianli Xie, Qinqin Liang, Li Yin

Assembly Automation

Gunter Wittenberg Award
Gunter Wittenberg (d. 1995), a dedicated engineer, who made his knowledge of assembly automation available in simple, clear and concise papers. He received the Nuffield Silver Medal for services to the Institute of Production Engineers. He worked for Amnesty International and charities, using his engineering skills in harnessing technical advances to help the disabled.


Volume 2 number 32
The IDEAS project: plug & produce at shop-floor level
Mauro Onori, Niels Lohse, Jose Barata, Christoph Hanisch

Highly commended

Volume 1 number 32
Smart materials use in active disassembly
Joseph Chiodo, Nick Jones

Volume 2 number 32
Complexity mapping of the product and assembly system
S.N. Samy, H.A. ElMaraghy

Volume 3 number 32
Intelligent gripping system for handling flexible web fabric
Muhammad A. Ayub, Ruziyati Tajuddin, Michael R. Jackson

Circuit World


Volume 4 number 38
SCB and SMI: two stretchable circuit technologies, based on standard printed circuit board processes
Jan Vanfleteren, Thomas Loeher, Mario Gonzalez, Frederick Bossuyt, Thomas Vervust, Ingrid De Wolf, Michal Jablonski

Highly commended

Volume 4 number 38
The influence of test method, conductor profile and substrate anisotropy on the permittivity values required for accurate modeling of high frequency planar circuits
Allen F. Horn III, Patricia A. LaFrance, John W. Reynolds, John Coonrod

Volume 3 number 38
Filling through holes and blind microvias with copper using reverse pulse plating and insoluble anodes
Bernd Roelfs, Nina Dambrowsky, Christof Erben, Stephen Kenny

Volume 2 number 38
Obtaining the moisture content of printed circuit boards from capacitance measurements
Owen Thomas, Martin Wickham, Chris Hunt

COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Volume 6 number 31
Homogenized eddy current model for non-destructive testing of metallic cables
Valdemar Melicher, Peter Sergeant

Engineering Computations


Volume 8 number 29
On the role of enrichment and statical admissibility of recovered fields in a posteriori error estimation for enriched finite element methods
Liv Severinsson, Mikael Turunen, Christina Fröjd, Agneta Andréasson, Ursula

Highly commended

Volume 7 number 29
From determinism to probabilistic analysis and stochastic simulation
I. Doltsinis

Volume 1 number 29
An assessment of architecturally appealing, semi-open shock mitigation devices
Rainald L

Industrial Robot: An International Journal


Volume 6 number 39
Comparing the efficiency of five algorithms applied to path planning for industrial robots
Francisco Rubio, Fares J. Abu-Dakka, Francisco Valero, Vicente Mata

Highly commended

Volume 1 number 39
Optimal time trajectories for industrial robots with torque, power, jerk and energy consumed constraints
Francisco Rubio, Francisco Valero, Joseph Sunyer, Juan Cuadrado

Volume 2 number 39
Optimum motion control of palletizing robots based on iterative learning
Nan Luan, Haiqing Zhang, Shanggao Tong

Volume 5 number 39
Real-time image capturing and processing of seam and pool during robotic welding process
Yanling Xu, Huanwei Yu, Jiyong Zhong, Tao Lin, Shanben Chen

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology


Volume 1 number 24
A preliminary study of a cloth guiding mechanism for automatic sewing system
Shigeru Inui, Tatsuro Yamada, Yosuke Horiba, Minoru Hashimoto

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow


Volume 8 number 22
Natural convection from a vertical permeable cone in a nanofluid saturated porous media for uniform heat and nanoparticles volume fraction fluxes
A.J. Chamkha, A.M. Rashad

Highly commended

Volume 4 number 22
Rational approximation solution of the foam drainage equation with time- and space-fractional derivatives
Ahmet Yildirim, Hüseyin Koçak

Volume 7 number 22
Application of modified discrete ordinates method to combined conduction-radiation heat transfer problems in irregular geometries
H. Amiri, S.H. Mansouri, P.J. Coelho

Volume 2 number 22
Ground effect phenomena about lift and downforce generating cambered aerofoils
Jonathan W. Vogt, Tracie J. Barber

International Journal of Structural Integrity


Volume 1 number 3
Effect of geometric parameters on the stress distribution in Al 2024-T3 single-lap bolted joints
Mehdi Keikhosravy, Reza Hashemi Oskouei, Payam Soltani, Akin Atas, Constantinos Soutis

Highly commended

Volume 2 number 3
Fatigue crack propagation behaviour in thick steel weldments
C.M.C. Albuquerque, R.M.C. Miranda, V. Richter-Trummer, M.A.V. de Figueiredo, R. Calçada, P.M.S.T. de Castro

Volume 3 number 3
Effects of shot peening on the torsional fatigue limit of high-strength steel containing an artificial surface defect
Koji Takahashi, Hideki Okada, Kotoji Ando

Rapid Prototyping Journal


Volume 2 number 18
Integrating stereolithography and direct print technologies for 3D structural electronics fabrication
Amit Joe Lopes, Eric MacDonald, Ryan B. Wicker

Highly commended

Volume 4 number 18
Relating additive and subtractive processes in a teleological and modular approach
Victoria Townsend, Jill Urbanic

Sensor Review

Jack Hollingum Award
Named after Jack Hollingum, who was one of the founding editors of Sensor Review as well as of our sister journals Assembly Automation and Industrial Robot. Over the years he wrote countless articles and remained a regular contributor right up to having a stroke in April 2001.


Volume 2 number 32
Nanostructured material sensor processing using microfabrication techniques
Gary Hunter, Randy Vander Wal, Laura Evans, Jennifer Xu, Gordon Berger, Michael Kullis, Azlin Biaggi-Labiosa

Highly commended

Volume 3 number 32
Fiber optic displacement sensor for micro-thickness measurement
H. Ahmad, M. Yasin, K. Thambiratnam, S.W. Harun

Volume 4 number 32
Design and fabrication of a thin and soft tactile force sensor array based on conductive rubber
Xuefeng Zhang, Yulong Zhao, Xuelei Zhang

Volume 4 number 32
A pressure mapping imaging device based on electrical impedance tomography of conductive fabrics
A. Yao, M. Soleimani

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology


Volume 3 number 24
Three-dimensional thermal investigations at board level in a reflow oven using thermal-coupling method
Chun-Sean Lau, M.Z. Abdullah, F. Che Ani

Highly commended

Volume 2 number 24
Thermo-mechanical behaviour of DBC substrate assemblies subject to soldering fabrication processes
Duncan Camilleri

Volume 4 number 24
Effect of Pr on properties and Sn whisker growth of Sn-9Zn-xPr solder
Peng Xue, Songbai Xue, Yifu Shen, Zhengxiang Xiao, Hong Zhu, Weimin Long, Xinquan Yu