researcher

Elaine Brown

Reader in Mechanical and Process Engr

RoleReader in Mechanical and Process Engr
Faculty/Dept/SchoolFaculty of Engineering & Informatics / Chemical Engineering
EmailE.Brown@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone+441274234531

Biography

Dr Elaine Brown is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, with a Batchelors degree in Manufacturing Systems with Mechanical Engineering (Bradford) and a PhD in Ultrasonic Monitoring of Polymer Melt Extrusion (Bradford).

Her research is focused on ultrasonic technologies and their applications in industrial settings. 
Research on in-process measurements looks at applications of ultrasound to measure material and/or process properties in-line during polymer melt extrusion, hot melt extrusion, injection moulding and micromoulding, rotational moulding and on methods of measuring polymer melt temperature. The techniques provide a robust, adaptable and non-invasive in-process measurement. Research into high power applications of ultrasound include ultrasonic polymer injection moulding and pharmaceutical processing. Research into ultrasonic characterisation of solids includes characterisation of composites and advanced materials, and determination of material properties. Her research projects fit across a number of areas including the Centres for Advanced Materials, Micro and Nanotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering Science.


Professional activities

  • - BEng (Hons)
  • - PhD in Ultrasonic Monitoring of Polymer Melt Extrusion

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleRaman spectroscopic studies of the cure of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) (2005)
AuthorsBarnes S.;Brown E.;Corrigan N.;Coates P.;Harkin-Jones E.;Edwards H.
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
DOI10.1016/j.saa.2004.11.005
 
TitleVibrational spectroscopic and ultrasound analysis for in-process characterization of high-density polyethylene/polypropylene blends during melt extrusion (2005)
AuthorsBarnes S.;Brown E.;Sibley M.;Edwards H.;Scowen I.;Coates P.
JournalApplied Spectroscopy
DOI10.1366/0003702053946001
 
TitleReal-time process monitoring of micromoulding using integrated ultrasonic sensors (2007)
AuthorsOno Y.;Whiteside B.;Brown E.;Kobayashi M.;Cheng C.;Jen C.;Coates P.
JournalTransactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control
DOI10.1177/0142331207080153
 
TitleIn line melt temperature measurement during real time ultrasound monitoring of single screw extrusion (2000)
AuthorsBrown E.;Olley P.;Coates P.
JournalPlastics, Rubber and Composites Processing and Applications
 
TitleVibrational spectroscopic and ultrasound analysis for the in-process monitoring of poly(ethylene vinyl acetate) copolymer composition during melt extrusion (2005)
AuthorsBarnes S.;Brown E.;Sibley M.;Edwards H.;Coates P.
JournalThe Analyst
DOI10.1039/b416244g
 
TitleUltrasonic measurement of residual wall thickness during gas assisted injection molding (2007)
AuthorsBrown E.;Mulvaney-Johnson L.;Coates P.
JournalPolymer Engineering and Science
DOI10.1002/pen.20832
 
TitleUltrasound: A virtual instrument approach for monitoring of polymer melt variables (1999)
AuthorsBrown E.;Collins T.;Dawson A.;Olley P.;Coates P.
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
DOI10.1177/073168449901800403
 
TitleUltrasonic monitoring of nozzle and cavity during injection moulding (2002)
AuthorsBrown E.;Dawson A.;Coates P.
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
DOI10.1177/0731684402021005444
 
TitleUse of ultrasound to determine variation of carbon dispersion in carbon black filled HDPE melts (2003)
AuthorsSmith G.;Brown E.;Barnwell D.;Martin K.;Coates P.
JournalPlastics, Rubber and Composites
DOI10.1179/146580103225002759
 
TitleDetermination of filler concentration in magnesium hydroxide filled LDPE during extrusion, using ultrasound (2003)
AuthorsSmith G.;Brown E.;Barnwell D.;Martin K.;Coates P.
JournalPlastics, Rubber and Composites
DOI10.1179/146580103225002623
 
TitleMelt temperature field measurement: Influence of extruder screw and die geometry (2005)
AuthorsKelly A.;Brown E.;Coates P.
JournalPlastics, Rubber and Composites
DOI10.1179/174328905X72003
 
TitleThe effect of melt viscosity on thermal efficiency for single screw extrusion of HDPE (2014)
AuthorsVera-Sorroche, Javier; Kelly, Adrian L.; Brown, Elaine C.; Gough, Timothy D.; Abeykoon, Chamil; Coates, Philip D.; Deng, J.; Li, K.; Harkin-Jones, E.; Price, M.
 
TitleEnergy monitoring and quality control of a single screw extruder (2014)
AuthorsDeng, J.; Li, K.; Harkin-Jones, E.; Price, M.; Karnachi, N.; Kelly, Adrian L.; Vera-Sorroche, Javier; Coates, Philip D.; Brown, Elaine C.; Fei, M.R.
 
TitleLow-cost process monitoring for polymer extrusion (2014)
AuthorsDeng, J.; Li, K.; Harkin-Jones, E.; Price, M.; Fei, M.R.; Kelly, Adrian L.; Vera-Sorroche, Javier; Coates, Philip D.; Brown, Elaine C.
 
TitleMelt temperature consistency during polymer extrusion (2014)
AuthorsAbeykoon, Chamil; Martin, P.J.; Kelly, Adrian L.; Li, K.; Brown, Elaine C.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleInvestigation of the Temperature Homogeneity of Die Melt Flows in Polymer Extrusion (2014)
AuthorsAbeykoon, Chamil; Martin, P.J.; Kelly, Adrian L.; Li, K.; Brown, Elaine C.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleThermal optimisation of polymer extrusion using in-process monitoring techniques (2013)
AuthorsVera-Sorroche, Javier; Kelly, Adrian L.; Brown, Elaine C.; Coates, Philip D.; Karnachi, N.; Harkin-Jones, E.; Li, K.; Deng, J.
 
TitleInfrared Melt Temperature Measurement of Single Screw Extrusion (2015)
AuthorsVera-Sorroche, Javier; Kelly, Adrian L.; Brown, Elaine C.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleSynthesis of caffeine/maleic acid co-crystal by ultrasound assisted slurry co-crystallization (2017)
AuthorsApshingekar, Prafulla P.; Aher, Suyog; Kelly, Adrian L.; Brown, Elaine C.; Paradkar, Anant R.
 
TitleProcess efficiency in polymer extrusion: Correlation between the energy demand and melt thermal stability (2014)
AuthorsAbeykoon, Chamil; Kelly, Adrian L.; Vera-Sorroche, Javier; Brown, Elaine C.; Coates, Philip D.; Deng, J.; Li, K.; Harkin-Jones, E.; Price, M.
 
TitleInvestigation of the process energy demand in polymer extrusion: A brief review and an experimental study (2014)
AuthorsAbeykoon, Chamil; Kelly, Adrian L.; Brown, Elaine C.; Vera-Sorroche, Javier; Coates, Philip D.; Harkin-Jones, E.; Howell, Ken B.; Deng, J.; Li, K.; Price, M.
 
TitleThe effect of materials, process settings and screw geometry on energy consumption and melt temperature in single screw extrusion (2016)
AuthorsAbeykoon, Chamil; Kelly, Adrian L.; Brown, Elaine C.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleNear infra red spectroscopy as a multivariate process analytical tool for predicting pharmaceutical co-crystal concentration (2016)
AuthorsWood, Clive; Alwati, Abdolati; Halsey, S.A.; Gough, Timothy D.; Brown, Elaine C.; Kelly, Adrian L.; Paradkar, Anant R.
 
TitleEffect of Ultrasound on Molecular Structure Development of Polylactide (2014)
AuthorsBao, W.; Wu, H.; Guo, S.; Paradkar, Anant R.; Kelly, Adrian L.; Brown, Elaine C.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleWater assisted injection moulding: development of insights and predictive capabilities through experiments on instrumented process in parallel with computer simulations. (2008)
AuthorsPolynkin, A.; Bai, L.; Pittman, J.F.T.; Sienz, J.; Mulvaney-Johnson, Leigh; Brown, Elaine C.; Dawson, A.; Coates, Philip D.; Brookshaw, B.; Vinning, K.; Butler, J.
 
TitleIn-process vibrational spectroscopy and ultrasound measurements in polymer melt extrusion (2003)
AuthorsScowen, Ian J.; Barnes, S.E.; Coates, Philip D.; Sibley, M.G.; Edwards, Howell G.M.; Brown, Elaine C.
 
TitleThe effect of screw geometry on melt temperature profile in single screw extrusion. (2006)
AuthorsKelly, Adrian L.; Brown, Elaine C.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleReal-time ultrasonic diagnosis of polymer degradation and filling incompleteness in micromoulding. (2005)
AuthorsWhiteside, Benjamin R.; Brown, Elaine C.; Ono, Y.; Jen, C.K.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleMelt temperature field measurement in single screw extrusion using thermocouple meshes. (2004)
AuthorsBrown, Elaine C.; Kelly, Adrian L.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleUltrasonic measurement of residual wall thickness during gas assisted injection moulding. (2007)
AuthorsMulvaney-Johnson, Leigh; Brown, Elaine C.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleRaman spectroscopic studies of the cure of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) (2009)
AuthorsBrown, Elaine C.; Barnes, S.E.; Coates, Philip D.; Corrigan, N.; Edwards, Howell G.M.; Harkin-Jones, E.
 
TitleVibrational Spectroscopic and Ultrasound Analysis for In-Process Characterization of High-Density Polyethylene/Polypropylene Blends During Melt Extrusion (2009)
AuthorsScowen, Ian J.; Brown, Elaine C.; Sibley, M.G.
 
TitleReal-time diagnosis of micro powder injection molding using integrated ultrasonic sensors. (2007)
AuthorsCheng, C-C.; Ono, Y.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Brown, Elaine C.; Jen, C.K.; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleReal-time diagnostics of gas/water assisted injection moulding using integrated ultrasonic sensors (2007)
AuthorsMulvaney-Johnson, Leigh; Cheng, C-C.; Ono, Y.; Brown, Elaine C.; Jen, C.K.; Coates, Philip D.
 
Book Chapter
TitleMicro Molding Process Monitoring and Control (2018)
AuthorsWhiteside B., Babenko M. and Brown E.
JournalMicro Injection Molding
PublisherCarl Hanser Verlag
 
Other Publication
Other typeReviews
TitleA review and evaluation of melt temperature sensors for polymer extrusion (2012)
AuthorsAbeykoon C.;Martin P.;Kelly A.;Brown E.
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
DOI10.1016/j.sna.2012.04.026
 
Other typeEditorial
TitleEditorial: Polymer Processing Special Issue (2007)
AuthorsBrown E.
JournalTransactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control
DOI10.1177/0142331207086636