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  • Reproducing oscillatory behaviour of a hydroelectric power station by computer simulation 

    Mansoor, S. P.; Jones, D. I.; Bradley, David A.; Aris, F. C.; Jones, G. R. (Elsevier, 2000-11)
    This paper describes a complex simulation of a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station. Dinorwig power station's fast response is essential for controlling the electricity supply frequency on the national grid in Great ...
  • A review of the use of genetic algorithms in economic load dispatch 

    Warsono, W.; Özveren, Cüneyt Süheyl; King, David J.; Bradley, David A. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2008)
    This paper presents a review of many previous papers on the use of genetic algorithms (GA) for solving the problem of economic load dispatch (ELD) for power systems. The paper will cover several topics, i.e. a brief ...
  • Safety and risk issues in using telecare 

    Williams, G.; Doughty, K.; Bradley, David A. (Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2000-10)
    The increasing adoption of technology to support independent living at home through the extended use of community alarms and, ultimately, second-generation telecare systems poses some safety problems. The implications of ...
  • A standard method for specifying the response of hydroelectric plant in frequency-control mode 

    Jones, D. I.; Mansoor, S. P.; Aris, F. C.; Jones, G. R.; Bradley, David A.; King, David J. (Elsevier, 2004-01)
    The paper proposes a specification for the transient and steady-state responses of a hydroelectric power station operating in frequency-control mode. It can be used during design, testing and commissioning as well as forming ...
  • A systematic review of lifestyle monitoring technologies 

    Brownsell, Simon; Bradley, David A.; Blackburn, Steve; Cardinaux, Fabien; Hawley, Mark S. (Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2011)
    The evidence base for lifestyle monitoring is relatively weak, even though there are significant numbers of commercial installations around the world. We conducted a literature review to summarize the current position with ...
  • A systems approach to achieving CarerNet-an integrated and intelligent telecare system 

    Williams, G.; Doughty, K.; Bradley, David A. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1998-03)
    The system requirements for an integrated telecare system are presented by using a modification of the CORE methodology. The resulting system model uses viewpoint analysis to establish the needs and requirements of both ...
  • The technology prescription: linking telecare and informatics by using a need-led paradigm 

    Levy, S.; Bradley, David A.; Swanston, M. T. (Sage, 2002-06)
    This paper summarizes a current study examining the availability, appropriateness and acceptability of a technologically dependable healthcare provision to both service users and staff. An interface between the Electronic ...
  • The use of neural networks in ultrasonic flaw detection 

    Margrave, F. W.; Rigas, K.; Bradley, David A.; Barrowcliffe, P. (Elsevier, 1999-03)
    Ultrasound based inspection techniques are used extensively throughout industry for detection of flaws in engineering materials. The range and variety of imperfections encountered is large and critical assessment of location, ...
  • Using a fuzzy inference system to control a pumped storage hydro plant 

    King, David J.; Bradley, David A.; Mansoor, S. P.; Jones, D. I.; Aris, F. C.; Jones, G. R. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2001)
    The paper discusses the development of a fuzzy inference system (FIS) based governor control for a pumped storage hydroelectric plant. The First Hydro Company's plant at Dinorwig in North Wales is the largest of its kind ...
  • What is mechatronics and why teach it? 

    Bradley, David A. (Manchester University Press, 2004-10)
    Despite a world-wide interest in mechatronics education, there is no clear and consistent understanding of what mechatronics is, nor how, and at what level, it should be taught. The key challenge for mechatronics course ...
  • The what, why and how of mechatronics 

    Bradley, David A. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1997-04)
    This article provides an introduction to the basic concepts of mechatronics. It considers the impact of mechatronics on the process of product design and development and sets out a framework within which the underlying ...