The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 13, No. 1 - 2020
Table of contents
Project articles – Biomedical, Biological and Marine sciences
Fiona Day, Evaluating the role of citizen science in biological investigations, pp. 28-44.
Nathan Dennis, Population density and immune investment in different developmental stages of Tenebrio molitor,, pp. 45-63.
Project articles - Engineering
Daniel Bebbington, Combined Heating and Power: Control Documentation and Efficiency Measurement, pp.112-142.
Henry Farnell, The use of sea sand and sea water in concretes for floating wind farm foundations, pp. 173-202.
Kate Firth, Investigating the evolution of sedimentary features near monopiles, pp. 203-237.
Oliver Hill, A review of the technical challenges faced in floating offshore wind turbine deployment, pp. 238-252.
Matthew House, Oscillations of Cantilevered Tubular Steel Piles in Current Flow, pp. 253-289.
Caitlin Mitchell, Investigation into the process of cured-in-place pipe sewer rehabilitation, pp. 290-327.
Kirstie Stuka, Finite Element Modelling of the Interfacial Debonding Behaviour between Carbon Fibre Textile and Concrete, pp. 328-348.
Project articles - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Thomas O'Hagan, Investigation and Identification of Dye Structure as a Function of Solvent and Temperature, pp. 249-431.
Project articles - Mathematics
Mathew J. Walter, Assessing the security of cryptographic primitives for infinite groups, pp. 432-475.
Project articles - Psychology
Kirralise Hansford, Investigating the Effects of Interrupting Gender-Related Schematic Encoding and Memory Recall in an Adult Population, pp. 476-493.
(University of Plymouth, 2020)Sewer networks affect the entire world with the ability to bring clean streets to cities which may otherwise be completely disease-ridden. Ageing sewer networks present a problem, but new technologies are paving the way ...
(University of Plymouth, 2020)This paper considers the application of group theory to cryptography using a nonabelian infinite group (the braid group). The practical application of cryptographic protocols are determined by their security and feasibility. ...
The depositional environments and structures of the Borrowdale Volcanic Group and the Windermere Supergroup in the Southern Lake District, England (University of Plymouth, 2020)Field studies have been undertaken on the Borrowdale Volcanic Group (BVG) and the Windermere super group (WS) in the southern Lake District. This study has been conducted to provide further work towards the understanding ...
(University of Plymouth, 2020)Many of the large windfarms off the coast of the UK are founded on sandbanks and the movement of sediment from around the monopile foundations leave the structures susceptible to severe scour pits and significant scour ...
(University of Plymouth, 2020)A laboratory experiment was conducted in a 20 m flume tank at Plymouth University to investigate the movement of, and forces applied to, a pair of in-line cantilevered piles. 2-minute tests were run with a 64 mm diameter ...
Diet cola and glycaemia: The acute effects of a preload containing the non-nutritive sweeteners aspartame and acesulfame-K on the glycaemic response to a glucose load (University of Plymouth, 2020)Epidemiological evidence has linked non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS) with potential adverse health outcomes such as obesity, metabolic dysfunction, and poor blood glucose control. This study aims to ascertain the acute ...
The Use of Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate as a Partial Replacement for Sand on the Mechanical Properties of Structural Concrete (University of Plymouth, 2020)Negative environmental impacts caused by the over-extraction of sand have arisen due to the high demand of global concrete production. Subsequently, the need to find an adequate replacement for sand in concrete production ...
(University of Plymouth, 2020)Immune responses are costly, so organisms should invest in immunity when environmental cues indicate a high risk of infection. The density-dependent prophylaxis (DDP) hypothesis proposes that because the risk of infection ...
(University of Plymouth, 2020)Considering recent and predicted ecological changes (caused by global climate change), baseline monitoring of biological diversity becomes an extremely useful record to have. Citizen science provides a unique, low-cost, ...
Insights into Gene Expression and the Influence of Regulatory Mechanisms within Meningioma - A Bioinformatic Approach (University of Plymouth, 2020)Meningioma is cancer of the meninges, the protective lining of the brain and spinal cord. Currently meningioma is classified using WHO Grades (I-III) which is based on histological characteristics of the tumours. This ...