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Mazharmanesh S; Young J; Tian FB; Ravi S; Lai JCS, 2022, 'Energy harvesting of inverted piezoelectric flags in an oscillating flow', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 115, pp. 103762 - 103762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2022.103762

Sansom TM; Oberst S; Richter A; Lai JCS; Saadatfar M; Nowotny M; Evans TA, 2022, 'Low radiodensity μCT scans to reveal detailed morphology of the termite leg and its subgenual organ', Arthropod Structure and Development, vol. 70, pp. 101191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2022.101191

Huang Q; Liu Z; Wang L; Ravi S; Young J; Lai JCS; Tian FB, 2022, 'Streamline penetration, velocity error, and consequences of the feedback immersed boundary method', Physics of Fluids, vol. 34, pp. 097101 - 097101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0101584

Ji X; Wang L; Ravi S; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2022, 'Influences of serrated trailing edge on the aerodynamic and aeroacoustic performance of a flapping wing during hovering flight', Physics of Fluids, vol. 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0070450

Zhu Y; Tian FB; Young J; Liao JC; Lai JCS, 2021, 'A numerical study of fish adaption behaviors in complex environments with a deep reinforcement learning and immersed boundary–lattice Boltzmann method', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81124-8

Oberst S; Martin R; Halkon B; Lai J; Evans T; Saadatfar M, 2021, 'Submillimetre mechanistic designs of termite-built structures', Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 18, pp. 20200957 - 20200957, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2020.0957

Ma J; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2021, 'Dynamic behaviours of a filament in a viscoelastic uniform flow', Fluids, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/fluids6020090

Young J; Tian FB; Liu Z; Lai JCS; Nadim N; Lucey AD, 2021, 'Analysis of unsteady flow effects on the Betz limit for flapping foil power generation', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 902, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2020.612

Xu L; Tian FB; Lai JCS; Young J, 2021, 'Optimal Efficiency and Heaving Velocity in Flapping Foil Propulsion', AIAA Journal, vol. 59, pp. 2143 - 2155, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J059866

Huang Q; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2021, 'Transition to chaos in a two-sided collapsible channel flow', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 926, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2021.710

Ma J; Wang Z; Young J; Lai JCS; Sui Y; Tian FB, 2020, 'An immersed boundary-lattice Boltzmann method for fluid-structure interaction problems involving viscoelastic fluids and complex geometries', Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2020.109487

Mazharmanesh S; Young J; Tian FB; Lai JCS, 2020, 'Energy harvesting of two inverted piezoelectric flags in tandem, side-by-side and staggered arrangements', International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, vol. 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2020.108589

Wang L; Tian FB; Lai JCS, 2020, 'An immersed boundary method for fluid–structure–acoustics interactions involving large deformations and complex geometries', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2020.102993

Oberst S; Lai JCS; Martin R; Halkon BJ; Saadatfar M; Evans TA, 2020, 'Revisiting stigmergy in light of multi-functional, biogenic, termite structures as communication channel', Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, vol. 18, pp. 2522 - 2534, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csbj.2020.08.012

Oberst S; Lenz M; Lai J; Evans T, 2019, 'Termites manipulate moisture content of wood to maximize foraging resources', Biology Letters, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0365

Zhang Z; Oberst S; Lai JCS, 2019, 'A non-linear friction work formulation for the analysis of self-excited vibrations', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 443, pp. 328 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2018.11.017

Liu Z; Bhattacharjee KS; Tian FB; Young J; Ray T; Lai JCS, 2019, 'Kinematic optimization of a flapping foil power generator using a multi-fidelity evolutionary algorithm', Renewable Energy, vol. 132, pp. 543 - 557, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.08.015

Ma J; Xu L; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2019, 'Dynamic characteristics of a deformable capsule in a simple shear flow', Physical Review E, vol. 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.99.023101

Xu L; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2018, 'A novel geometry-adaptive Cartesian grid based immersed boundary–lattice Boltzmann method for fluid–structure interactions at moderate and high Reynolds numbers', Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 375, pp. 22 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2018.08.024

Oberst S; Lai J; Evans T, 2018, 'Key physical wood properties in termite foraging decisions', Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 15, pp. 20180505 - 20180505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2018.0505

Tian F; Tobing S; Young J; Lai J; Walker SM; Taylor GK; Thomas ALR, 2018, 'Aerodynamic characteristics of hoverflies during hovering flight', Computers and Fluids, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.10.008

Shahzad A; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2018, 'Effects of hawkmoth-like flexibility on the aerodynamic performance of flapping wings with different shapes and aspect ratios', Physics of Fluids, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5044635

Shahzad A; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2018, 'Effects of flexibility on the hovering performance of flapping wings with different shapes and aspect ratios', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 81, pp. 69 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2018.04.019

Oberst S; Baetz J; Campbell G; Lampe F; Lai JCS; Hoffmann N; Morlock M, 2018, 'Vibro-acoustic and nonlinear analysis of cadavric femoral bone impaction in cavity preparations', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, vol. 144, pp. 739 - 745, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2018.05.051

Liu Z; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2017, 'Flapping foil power generator performance enhanced with a spring-connected tail', Physics of Fluids, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4998202

Oberst SM; Bann G; Lai JCS; Evans TA, 2017, 'Cryptic termites avoid predatory ants by listening to vibrational cues from their footsteps', Ecology Letters, vol. 20, pp. 212 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12727

Liu Z; Lai JCS; John Y; Tian FB, 2017, 'Discrete vortex method with flow separation corrections for flapping-foil power generators', AIAA Journal, vol. 55, pp. 410 - 418, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J055267

Tobing S; Young J; Lai JCS, 2017, 'Effects of wing flexibility on bumblebee propulsion', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 68, pp. 141 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2016.10.005

Shahzad A; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2016, 'Effects of wing shape, aspect ratio and deviation angle on aerodynamic performance of flapping wings in hover', Physics of Fluids, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4964928

Oberst SM; Zhang Z; Lai JCS, 2016, 'The role of nonlinearity and uncertainty in assessing disc brake squeal propensity', SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, vol. 9, pp. 2016-01-1777 - 2016-01-1777, http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/2016-01-1777

Zhang Z; Oberst SM; Lai JCS, 2016, 'On the potential of uncertainty analysis in disc brake squeal', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 377, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2016.05.023

Oberst SM; Lai JCS; Evans TA, 2016, 'Termites utilise clay to build structural supports and so increase foraging resources', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, pp. 20990 - 20994, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep20990

Tian FB; Wang Y; Young J; Lai JCS, 2015, 'An FSI solution technique based on the DSD/SST method and its applications', Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, vol. 25, pp. 2257 - 2285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218202515400084

Zhang Z; Oberst SM; Lai JCS, 2015, 'Instability analysis of friction oscillators with uncertainty in friction law distribution', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, vol. 230, pp. 948 - 958, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954406215616421

Hoke CM; Young J; Lai JCS, 2015, 'Effects of time-varying camber deformation on flapping foil propulsion and power extraction', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 56, pp. 152 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2015.05.001

Oberst SM; Lai JCS, 2015, 'Squeal noise in simple numerical brake models', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 352, pp. 129 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2015.05.005

Oberst S; Lai JCS, 2015, 'Nonlinear transient and chaotic interactions in disc brake squeal', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 342, pp. 272 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2015.01.005

Oberst SM; Nava-Baro E; Lai JCS; Evans TA, 2015, 'An innovative signal processing technique for the extraction of ants' walking signals', Acoustics Australia, vol. 43, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40857-015-0003-x

Oberst SM; Lai JCS, 2015, 'Pad-mode-induced instantaneous mode instability for simple models of brake systems', Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 62, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2015.03.023

Oberst SM; Lai JCS, 2015, 'A statistical approach to estimate the Lyapunov spectrum in disc brake squeal', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 334, pp. 120 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2014.06.025

Fenercioglu I; Zaloglu B; Young J; Ashraf MA; Lai JCS; Platzer MF, 2015, 'Flow structures around an oscillating-wing power generator', AIAA Journal, vol. 52, pp. 3316 - 3326, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J053950

Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2014, 'Improving power-extraction efficiency of a flapping plate: From passive deformation to active control', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 51, pp. 384 - 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2014.07.013

Oberst SM; Baro EN; Lai JCS; Evans TA, 2014, 'Quantifying ant activity using vibration measurements', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, pp. e90902 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0090902

Oberst SM; Evans, TA ; Lai JCS, 2014, 'Novel method for pairing wood samples in choice tests', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0088835

Young J; Lai JCS; Platzer MF, 2014, 'A review of progress and challenges in flapping foil power generation', Progress in Aerospace Sciences, vol. 67, pp. 2 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paerosci.2013.11.001

Young J; Lai JCS; Platzer MF, 2014, 'Addendum to "a review of progress and challenges in flapping foil power generation" [Prog. Aerosp. Sci., in press]', Progress in Aerospace Sciences, vol. 67, pp. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paerosci.2014.03.001

Young J; Ashraf MA; Lai JCS; Platzer MF, 2013, 'Numerical simulation of fully passive flapping foil power generation', AIAA Journal, vol. 51, pp. 2727 - 2739, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J052542

Oberst SM; Lai JC; Marburg S, 2013, 'Guidelines for numerical vibration and acoustic analysis of disc brake squeal using simple models of brake systems', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 332, pp. 2284 - 2299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2012.11.034

Oberst SM; Lai JCS, 2013, 'The role of pad-modes and nonlinearity in instantaneous mode squeal', The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 133, pp. 3462 - 3462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4806162

Ashraf MA; Young J; Lai JC, 2012, 'Oscillation Frequency and Amplitude Effects on Plunging Airfoil Propulsion and Flow Periodicity', AIAA Journal, vol. 50, pp. 2308 - 2324, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J051374


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