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Effect of Concentrated Butt-Joints on Flexural Properties of Laminated Bamboo-Timber Flitch Beams

Journal Article
Zhang, H., Gharavi, N., Wong, S. H. F., Deng, Y., Bahadori-Jahromi, A., Limkatanyu, S., …Kuang, J. (in press)
Effect of Concentrated Butt-Joints on Flexural Properties of Laminated Bamboo-Timber Flitch Beams. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, https://doi.org/10.1177/10996362211040103
This paper presents the experimental and analytical studies to investigate the effect of concentrated butt-joints on the flexural properties of laminated bamboo-timber flitch ...

An Investigation of the Effects of Drill Operator Posture on Vibration Exposure and Temporary Threshold Shift of Vibrotactile Perception Threshold

Journal Article
Taylor, M., Maeda, S., & Miyashita, K. (2021)
An Investigation of the Effects of Drill Operator Posture on Vibration Exposure and Temporary Threshold Shift of Vibrotactile Perception Threshold. Vibration, 4(2), 395-405. https://doi.org/10.3390/vibration4020025
The present study involved performing an experiment to clarify whether vibration measurement values on the tool handle, in accordance with ISO 5349-1, can assess risk from wor...

Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States

Journal Article
Ahmed, S. S., Fountas, G., Eker, U., & Anastasopoulos, P. C. (in press)
Are We Willing to Relocate with the Future Introduction of Flying Cars? An Exploratory Empirical Analysis of Public Perceptions in the United States. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, https://doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2021.1916643
Flying cars, a new transportation mode capable of operating on both land and air, are expected to be introduced in the existing traffic fleet over the next decade or so. Due t...

Experimental and analytical investigation on flexural behaviour of RC beams strengthened with NSM CFRP prestressed concrete prisms

Journal Article
Deng, Y., Li, Z., Zhang, H., Corigliano, A., Lam, A. C., Hansapinyo, C., & Yang, Z. (2021)
Experimental and analytical investigation on flexural behaviour of RC beams strengthened with NSM CFRP prestressed concrete prisms. Composite Structures, 257, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.113385
This investigation aims to study the flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened with near-surface mounted (NSM) carbon fibre reinforced polymer prestres...

A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on

Journal Article
Taylor, M. (in press)
A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on. International journal of construction management, https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1829783
Ten years on the offsite construction (OSC) industry continues to be held high as a panacea to the inefficiencies, labour shortages and environmental impact of the constructio...

Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, F., & Hart, J. (2021)
Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber. Journal of Cleaner Production, 279, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123487
The building and construction sector is a large contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and consumes the vastest amount of natural resources. Widely considered a...

How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries

Journal Article
Fountas, G., Sun, Y., Akizu-Gardoki, O., & Pomponi, F. (2020)
How Do People Move Around? National Data on Transport Modal Shares for 131 Countries. World, 1(1), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.3390/world1010003
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought global mobility into the spotlight, with well over 100 countries having instituted either a full or partial lockdown by April 2020. Reduced m...

On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2020)
On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures. Journal of Building Engineering, 31, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101426
This paper introduces a numerical study aimed at analysing and quantifying existing correlations between structural masses of the gravity frame in building structures (i.e. ex...

Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments

Journal Article
Xia, X., Cheng, L., Zhu, Y., Liu, Y., Wang, K., Ding, A., …Zuo, L. (2020)
Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments. Vadose Zone Journal, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/vzj2.20011
Groundwater-level oscillations change geochemical conditions, carbon cycling processes and bacterial community composition, and these changes may vary vertically with depth in...

The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents

Journal Article
Fountas, G., Fonzone, A., Gharavi, N., & Rye, T. (2020)
The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 27, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amar.2020.100124
This study seeks to identify and analyze variations in the effect of contributing factors on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents across various lighting and weather ...
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Productivity and Sustainability Management in the Responsive Factory

2021 - 2024
The ambition of this project is to use a mix of factory activity data to optimise industrial operations, and to identify opportunities and deliver improvements in efficiency, productivity and sustaina...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £275,661

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling for the Design of Spill-proof Coffee Cup Lid

2021 - 2021
The project team conducted CFD modelling for the Design of Spill-proof Coffee Cup lid designed and patented by SipSecure Ltd. The results of the numerical simulation will be utilised the product desig...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Adapting to Industry 4.0 oriented international education and research collaboration

2020 - 2025
The project aims to utilise the seed fund from British Council to develop an international research and education network to 1) form a virtual research centre on AI and Robotic for Industry 4.0; 2) co...
Funder: British Council | Value: £70,000

Prestressed Bamboo-Timber Composite - Phase Two

2020 - 2020
The main objectives of this project include: 1) completion of the full-scale pre-stressed Bamboo-Timber Composite Beam prototype with the support of manufacturing expertise and capacity from the indus...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £21,950

Construction on Peat

2020 - 2021
Housing Construction on Peatland: Opening up Opportunities and Minimising Disruption through Innovation – Phase 1 Feasibility of Proposed Solutions
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £34,590

Mortice Lock Prototype Development

2019 - 2020
The company has designed a new lock on CAD (computer aided design) which is about 95% complete, the design needs to completed by an expert to the British standards requirements and so as the lock is ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Innovative Engineered Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials

2019 - 2020
The proposed project aims to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Bamboo-timber Sandwich Composite Beam; 2) to improve the I-bone Bamboo-timber Composite Beam with the support of the manufacturing ex...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £39,070

Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials for Structural Use

2019 - 2019
Based on the successful proof-of-concept pioneering timber structures manufactured in the university lab, the proposed project aims to explore the potentials to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Ba...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,998

Monitoring Of Railway Related Infrastructure Using Optical Fibre Sensors

2019 - 2020
Student Placement Innovation Voucher as continuation of earlier Standard Innovation Voucher in partnership with Geo-Info Ltd. This project aims to extend the earlier project by assessing the performan...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,930

Statistical mechanis of particle breakage, fragmentation and shape evolution during shearing of granular materials

2019 - 2019
This is a follow on project, which aims to use statistical entropy concepts to understand the behaviour of granular materials, and will fund a 4-week stay in Hungary to work with Budapest University o...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £300
8 results

Advanced numerical simulation of soil liquefaction

2018 - date
Mr James Leak | Director of Studies: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez | Second Supervisor: Dr Vicky Dimitriadi

Evaluating Shear Properties of the Laminated Glass Beam

2017 - 2021
Mr Kal Uheida | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Keng Goh

Investigations into the application of engineered bamboo for future hybrid beams

2015 - 2020
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
Niaz Gharavi | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Kenneth Leitch

Cyclic performance of rubber-soil mixtures to enhance seismic protection

2015 - 2020
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introduction ...
Dr Juan Bernal-Sanchez | Director of Studies: Dr John McDougall | Second Supervisor: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez

Modelling and analysing cyclist road safety performance in Scotland: a safety in numbers perspective

2015 - 2019
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) road safety performance lags behind the improvements achieved among motor...
Suzanne Meade | Director of Studies: Dr Kathryn Stewart | Second Supervisor: Ian Smith

Photogrammetric and stereo vision techniques for evaluating material properties in timber and timber-based composite structures

2010 - 2016
Dr Ahmed Mohamed | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Prof Abdy Kermani

The development of a hybrid racking panel

2007 - 2013
Throughout the U.K, Timber Platform Frame is increasingly being utilized in the high volume, low cost housing market. Here, the client’s desire for full...
Dr Kenneth Leitch | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: Dr Jack Porteous

Economic appraisal and risk analysis of construction automation

1998 - 2003
Dr Mark Taylor | Director of Studies: Prof Ian Smith
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Dr Mark Taylor Appointed to BSI Working Group on Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock

5 October 2020
Dr Mark Taylor (Lectuer in Civil Engineering) has been nominated to represent Edinburgh Napier University at a British Standards Institution Working Group (GME/21/6).

Cyclists: why uneven roads and potholes are endangering your health

25 August 2019
A HIGH-TECH bicycle which measures cyclists' exposure to potentially harmful vibrations from uneven road surfaces could be used to check the safety of cycle lanes and other routes. Back problems and ...

Japanese vibration expert joins Scottish monitoring firm Reactec

28 July 2019
Professor Setsuo Maeda, one of the world’s most respected experts in human response to vibration, has been appointed as Reactec’s chief scientific liaison – relocating from Japan to Edinburgh for the ...

Richard Llewellyn awarded transport institution fellowship

17 October 2018
Transport Research Institute academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been awarded fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

Cyclists risk nerve damage from potholes and rough roads, study finds

15 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.

Cyclists risk permanent nerve damage from bumpy roads

14 October 2017
Bike riding on cobbled, poorly maintained or potholed streets could give you permanent nerve damage, that’s the conclusion of a new study from researchers at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland wh...

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

12 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

8 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found. The study by Edinburgh Napier University found ...

Risk of poorly-maintained roads to cyclists' health highlighted

7 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.

Is your commute causing you permanent nerve damage?

7 October 2017
Potholes are not just a danger to your bike - but could also cause permanent nerve damage to you, according to new research. A study by Edinburgh Napier University discovered that Hand Arm Vibration ...