Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C. & Currie, J. (2017). Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, 361 to 368. ISBN 978-0-9928957-5-4
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E. & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In n/aISBN n/a
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Alwis, L. S. M., Bremer, K., Weigand, F., Kuhne, M., Helbig, R. & Roth, B. (2017). Textile carbon reinforcement structures with integrated optical fibre sensors designed for SHM applications. In Jin, W., Chung, Y., Lee, B., Canning, J., Nakamura, K. & Yuan, L. (Eds.). OFS-25 Proceedingsdoi:10.1117/12.2264915. ISBN n/a
An optical fibre-based strain sensor “stitched” to a functionalised carbon structure (FCS) that can be used for structural health monitoring is introduced. The aim of the desi...
To oversea the structural test programme of CLT panels in a test environment and the corresponding influence the available UK fibre and current manufacturing practices have on the key mechanical prope...
Malcolm Homes & Edinburgh Napier University - Feasibility Study on Solar PV sizing and economic analysis
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Efficient and sustainable building systems are required in order to achieve the UK government's target of building three million new homes by 2016. Given, the current lack of activity in the housing c...
19 May 2016
Community in Modern Scottish Literature, published by Brill and edited by Scott Lyall, is out this month. This contains a chapter by Lyall and a 10,000-word introduction.
10 March 2016
Dr Achille Fonzone and Ruggiero Lovreglio (a visiting student from Politecnico di Bari who spent almost 2 years at TRI between 2013 and 2015) were invited to wr...
01 June 2017
It is established that there are recognition rate limitations when using a single modality sensor to perform human action or gesture recognition for human-comp...
Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture
Associate Professor, Applied Social Sciences
McKeown, S., Russell, G. & Leimich, P. (in press). Fast Filtering of Known PNG Files Using Early File Features. In Proceedings of the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and LawISBN not yet known
A common task in digital forensics investigations is to identify known contraband images. This is typically achieved by calculating a cryptographic digest, using hashing algor...
Bros-Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Reid, A. & Gravrand, D. (2016). Innovative refurbishment strategies for poorly performing housing stock in Scotland, UK. In 41st IAHS WORLD CONGRESS Conference ProceedingsISBN 978-989-98949-4-5
Scotland is currently increasing its housing stock at a rate of less than 1% per year. With 174,000 households registered on local authority waiting lists for new or improved ...
Marinelli, A. (2016). A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks. In The ECCOMAS Congress 2016 Proceedings, 5207-5218. ISBN 978-618-82844-0-1
The present study describes the first stage of an ongoing research project aiming to investigate the failure mechanisms activated when reinforcing bars are pulled-out from the...
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D. & McLean, P. (2016). Using the right Modulus of Elasticity to get the best grades out of softwood timber species in Great Britain
The correct characterisation of modulus of elasticity in bending is fundamental for timber grading, especially when that property limits the allocation to a strength class. Th...
Ridley-Ellis, D., Adams, S. & Lehneke, S. (2016). THINKING BEYOND THE USUAL STRENGTH GRADES – WITH EXAMPLES OF BRITISH SPRUCE AND LARCH. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria, Eds.: J. Eberhardsteiner, W. Winter, A. Fadai, M. Pöll, Publisher: Vienna University of TechnologyISBN 978-3-903039-00-1
This paper summarises the processes and normative requirements involved in grading of structural timber, and outlines a number of areas in which matters may be improved, so as...
Livingstone, A., Patlakas, P., Milne, M., Smith, S. & Hairstans, R. (2016). Multi-dimensional data fitting for the structural design of a simple timber connection. In Pöll, M., Fadai, A., Winter, W. & Eberhardsteiner, J. (Eds.). WCTE 2016 e-book : containing all full papers submitted to the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), 2037-2044. ISBN 978-3-903024-35-9
This paper presents a novel method of automating the structural design of timber connections and ensuring
code compliance within a Building Information Modelling (BIM) context...
Li, M., Zhang, H. & Wong, S. H. F. (2016). Using topology optimization technique to determine the optimized layout of steel reinforcing bars in concrete structures. In Herskovits, J. (Ed.). Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, 789-798. ISBN 978-85-7650-548-8
1. Abstract This study presents an optimization procedure based on the modified Bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO) approach to optimize both location a...
Chalmers, K. (in press). The Design and Evaluation of a Modern C++ Library. In Communicating Process Architectures 2016ISBN 978-0-9934385-1-6
No abstract available.
De Wolf, C., Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Implementing Whole Life Carbon in Buildings
The current sustainability crisis reveals the need for expertise in life cycle design of the built environment. With recent innovations reducing the operational energy of buil...
Lyall, S. (2015). What Sunset Song Tells Us About The Modern World
What Sunset Song tells us about the modern world.
Plowas, W., Hairstans, R., Bell, T. & Bros Williamson, J. (2015). Understanding the compatibility of UK resource for dowel laminated timber construction
Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT also know as Brettstapel) is a technique of constructing large-scale solid timber panels for use as structural or non-structural elements. The tech...
Hairstans, R. (2015). Retrofit Scotland: Howden Hall Road, Edinburgh
This 1930s Bungalow which has been completely upgraded, enhanced and extended employing offsite and modern methods of construction (MMC), renewable technologies, and innovativ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The proposed research project seeks to examine the ways colony-based photographers represented and celebrated the success of the colonial-based enterprises in Southeast Asian at the turn of the 20th c...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Given the knowledge, infrastructure and resource that resides within Scotland, there is a real opportunity here to be a key player in the global offsite construction market. The emphasis now is to sca...
ENU Development Trust
To investigate the timber and glulam thermal and moisture impacts to the composite effects, to study the different possibilities of combining the timber and bamboo materials and propose innovative way...
Scottish Funding Council
The company are in the early planning stages of a multi-faceted initiative aimed at engaging with the Scottish/Gaelic diaspora. Over the years, the company’s artistic director has been collecting a ra...
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Contains the software produced for this project, a suite of components for analysing Darwin Core Archive (DWCA) datafiles for data quality issues such as data coverage, class...
The Scottish Literary Pub Tour has been operating successfully since its inception in 1996 however the company would now like to utilise new technology to widen the scope of the tour and attract a bro...
Modern motor engines have currently maximised efficiencies (using hydrocarbon fuels) but continue to be hazardous to health as they continue to emit poisonous fumes (especially CO and HC). A hydrogen ...
Forestry Commission Scotland
Distortion (warping) when sawn timber is kiln-dried has been identified as the most important quality barrier preventing the wider utilisation of UK-grown timber in the construction industry. Using m...
Structural Assessment of accetylated timber product Accoya
To present at the conference a paper entitled “Innovatively
applying the principles of production to timber construction” which helped promote both my research work and book “Off-site Timber Modern Me...
Edinburgh's festivals have traditionally been world renowned for their eclecticism. As their number grew and reach widened the coordination of the festivals became a complex and demanding organisation...
Decline in supplies of old growth wood coupled with increased demand for structural timber by the construction industry led to creation of engine...
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
The demand for the electric vehicle has increased as the automobile industry, governments and scientific community acknowledge its po...
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a growing problem in the modern world and as the ...
The very idea that a modern day organisation might operate effectively without computerise...
In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, experimental ...
Network models are often created to describe interactions between components in biological systems. At a molecular leve...
The cultural and creative industries face a constantly changing context, characterised by the speed of the development and...
Traffic congestion today is a major problem in almost all of the metropolitan areas of
the world. ...
This research focuses on an analysis of the changes in the Libyan Higher Education Institutions (LHEI...
The total fertility rate in Bangladesh declined from 6.3 children per women in 1975 to 3.3 in 1997-1999. This decline of...
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
20 September 2016
20 September 2016
Timber is a versatile, natural, material with a wide range of properties. When properly understood, responsibly sourced, and produced through modern forestry and manufacturin...
20 June 2016
20 June 2016
With the support of the ENRICH project, two TRI PhD students, namely Shelly-Ann Julien and Faqhrul Islam, have been offered places to participate in the Summer Schoo...