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PhD Research Student
Taylor, M. (2019, April). Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration. Poster presented at The 12th UK/Ireland 1-day Meeting on Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
This work investigates the application of wearable technology for the collection of exposure data relevant to the study of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Wearable technology des...
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019, April). Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk. Poster presented at Occupational Hygiene 2019
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating industrial disease induced by exposure to vibrating machinery. As an irreversible condition, monitoring, controlling and r...
Barreto Gonzalez, D. (2018, December). Entropy coordinates - Useful descriptor for particle siz edistributions and their link to various geotechnical properties
No abstract available.
Scottish Funding Council
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...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
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...
Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering
The PEER activity aims at the development of a Horizon 2020 large-scale research proposal across the disciplines of computational mechanics and of data science. The planned proposal will address impor...
Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
Research Student, PhD Student Representative & Associate Lecturer
0131 455 2249
Taylor, M. (2018, November). Cycle & Mountain Biking Industries Innovation Summit. Presented at Scottish Mountain Biking Conference Innovation Summit
The partners and companies of Cycle Industries
Europe (CIE), Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland
(MTBCoS) and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland
(DMBinS) invitation to attend...
Bosoc, L., Barreto Gonzalez, D., & Rouainia, M. (2018, June). DEM Modelling of Tunnelling-Induced Settlements – Void Ratio and Rate of Mass Removal Effects. Paper presented at 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems)
Barreto Gonzalez, D., & Imre, E. (2017, May). Preliminary study on the relationship between statistical entropy coordinates and the mechanical behaviour of granular materials. Presented at 14th Joint European Thermodynamics Conference
Kelly, D., McDougall, J., & Barreto, D. (2012, August). Effect of particle loss on soil behaviour. Paper presented at ICSE-6 6th International Conference on Scour and Erosion
Soil particle loss can result in strength and volume reductions which are difficult to predict. This paper investigates the
influence of the removal of fractions of selected p...
Barreto, D. (2011, January). Exploring the effects of stress history on the drained and undrained cyclic behaviour of granular materials. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (5-ICEGE), Santiago, Chile
This paper presents the results of 3D DEM simulations of granular materials subject to cyclic loading. While both the drained and undrained conditions are considered, the effe...
O'Sullivan, C., Cui, L., & Barreto, D. (2009, November). Radial periodic boundaries for axi-symmetric DEM simulations: development, implementation and validation. Paper presented at International Conference on Particle-Based Methods: Particles, Barcelona, Spain
Barreto, D. (2008, June). Evolution of soil fabric and its interpretation using different methods. Paper presented at British Geotechnical Association (BGA) Young Geotechnical Engineers' Symposium, UCL, London
Different methods to study the evolution of fabric anisotropy are presented. DEM simulations on assemblies of spheres subjected to different stress paths using a three-dimensi...
Barreto, D., O'Sullivan, C., & Zdravkovic, L. (2008, May). DEM simulations of granular materials involving principal stress rotation. Paper presented at Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute - EM'08, Minneapolis, USA
Barreto, D. (2004, January). Design of geotechnical structures according to Eurocode 7 and other International standards. Paper presented at X Conference and V Colombian Congress on Geotechnics, Colombia
Marinelli, A., Santa, S., Spiliopoulos, A., & Dasiou, M. E. (in press). Optimizing strengthening interventions on historic masonry walls: an experimental study. Procedia Structural Integrity, 18, 245-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2019.08.160
Scotland's historic environment is an essential part of the country's cultural background and its economy. T he country has a long history of building with stone and among the...
Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2019). Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 6(2), 86-101. https://doi.org/10.1680/jinam.17.00014
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...
Fonseca, J., Riaz, A., Bernal-Sanchez, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., McDougall, J., Miranda Manzanares, M., …Dimitriadi, V. (2019). Particle-scale interaction in sand-rubber mixtures and their influence on energy dissipation mechanisms. Géotechnique Letters, 9(4), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgele.18.00221
Sand-rubber mixture (SRm) behaviour is affected by rubber content (RC) whilst dissipation in sands is caused by inter-particle sliding. Dissipation in SRm is as, or more signi...
This research builds on existing cooperation with Dr Emoke Imre from Obuda University in Hungary.
The aim of the project is to visit the institution in Budapest to further research and deliver a lec...
Historic Environment Scotland
Experimental study of the pull-out strength of anchors embedded in rubble walls and evaluation of factors affecting the efficiency of such a strengthening intervention.
Historic Environment Scotland a...
The project will investigate the effectiveness of adding crumbed rubber to the site soil as a means of improving soil resilience to wheel loads, resisting erosion and hence reducing maintenance burden...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
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 ...
25 August 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 ...
28 July 2019
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.
15 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.
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. The study by Edinburgh Napier University found ...
8 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.
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 ...
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces in Scottish cities, research using a innovative measuring bike has revealed.
SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
24 April 2019
23 April 2019
The meeting was held at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, Scotland.
7 April 2019
Blairhall Primary School, Blairhall, by Dunfermline, Fife.
28 March 2019
Whitecraig Primary School
20 March 2019
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, heavy strutures laboratory.
29 April 2018 - 3 May 2018
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 January 1970