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Nondestructive Inspection (NDI)

Book Chapter
Mook, G., & Shyha, I. (2021)
Nondestructive Inspection (NDI). In K. Grote, & H. Hefazi (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering (215-232). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47035-7_7
This chapter discusses various nondestructive inspection () methods. Nondestructive inspection includes all methods to characterize a material without indenting, extracting sa...

Novel Technique for Meniscus Height Measurement of Liquids Using Optical Fibers

Journal Article
Binetti, L., & Alwis, L. S. M. (in press)
Novel Technique for Meniscus Height Measurement of Liquids Using Optical Fibers. IEEE Sensors Journal, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2021.3100644
A novel technique was designed to measure the meniscus height (MH) of liquids on a standard single mode fiber (SMF) using fiber optics. Once the MH is known, the contact angle...

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,
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 ...

The Challenges of Sustainable Development on Facilities Management Outsourcing Services: An Investigation in Educational Facilities

Journal Article
Lok, K. L., Smith, A., Opoku, A., & Chen, C. (2021)
The Challenges of Sustainable Development on Facilities Management Outsourcing Services: An Investigation in Educational Facilities. Sustainability, 13(15), https://doi.org/10.3390/su13158156
((1) Background: Generally, firms are reluctant to report outsourcing failures, no matter what industry they operate within. To eliminate poor performance of outsourced servic...

Uncertainties in Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate Generating in the UK

Journal Article
Amirkhani, S., Bahadori-Jahromi, A., Mylona, A., Godfrey, P., Cook, D., Tahayori, H., & Zhang, H. (2021)
Uncertainties in Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate Generating in the UK. Sustainability, 13(14), https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147607
In light of the recent launch of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard targeting the energy performance of commercial buildings, this study compares the energy performance ce...

Decoupling density from tallness in analysing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of cities

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Saint, R., Arehart, J. H., Gharavi, N., & D'Amico, B. (in press)
Decoupling density from tallness in analysing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of cities. npj Urban Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1038/s42949-021-00034-w
The UN estimate 2.5 billion new urban residents by 2050, thus further increasing global greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and energy demand, and the environmental impacts cause...

Photogrammetric Evaluation of Glulam Timber Shear Modulus Using Torsion Test Method and Dual Stereo Vision System

Journal Article
Mohamed, A., Deng, Y., Zhang, H., Wong, S. H. F., Uheida, K., Zhang, Y., …Quan, Y. (in press)
Photogrammetric Evaluation of Glulam Timber Shear Modulus Using Torsion Test Method and Dual Stereo Vision System. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-021-01729-8
The shear modulus of timber and timber-based composite materials is a fundamental me-chanical property which is used in the design of timber and engineered wood products. The ...

Large-scale manufacturing route to metamaterial coatings using thermal spray techniques and their response to solar radiation

Journal Article
Faisal, N. H., Sellami, N., Venturi, F., Hussain, T., Mallick, T., Muhammad-Sukki, F., …Goel, S. (in press)
Large-scale manufacturing route to metamaterial coatings using thermal spray techniques and their response to solar radiation. Emergent Materials, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42247-021-00252-z
Metamaterials, an artificial periodic two-or three-dimensional configuration can change propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves (i.e., reflection, transmission, a...

Applicability of the Torsion Test and Photogrammetric Approach on Structural Timber Beams

Journal Article
Mohamed, A., Uheida, K., Quan, Y., & Zhang, H. (in press)
Applicability of the Torsion Test and Photogrammetric Approach on Structural Timber Beams. International Wood Products Journal, https://doi.org/10.1080/20426445.2021.1952047
The torsion test is recommended as a standard approach to determine the shear modulus of structural-size timber and glulam beams. However, there is a difficulty in measuring t...

Ultrasound Technology for Optimisation Water Sample Preparation

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A. (2021, June)
Ultrasound Technology for Optimisation Water Sample Preparation. Paper presented at CAWR 2021: International Conference on Advances in Water Resources, London

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Monitoring expansion rate of timber for Jacket Pile Gripper Application

2021 - 2021
Monitoring expansion rate of timber for Jacket Pile Gripper Application
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Computational analysis of a novel and clean hydrogen thermal engine

2021 - 2021
The existing partnership aims at revealing the key physical mechanisms that govern highly complex systems of reacting flows, like those met in modern thermal engines, with an emphasis on renewable fue...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £9,966

IV: wearable IoT sensor design for sound & light control and location & position tracking

2021 - 2021
This project focusses on creating a system which will improve performers control over the audio/visuals/special effects of an attraction. This will be done by creating an easy-to-use system featuring ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

RSE – International Exchange Programme - CNR(Italy)

2021 - 2023
Funds for 4 visits to ITC near Milan, Italy, sharing KE on energy, acoustics and net zero targets for construction
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £3,000

SCS - Precision Pedal Project

2021 - 2021
This project aims to create an innovative bicycle pedal designed to withstand Scottish conditions which are known to be uniquely demanding upon mountain bikes and componentry. There are two main elem...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,930

Development of net-zero homes using a digital twinned building performance analysis

2021 - 2025
Edinburgh Napier University is developing together with other consortium members the Edinburgh Home Programme that will demonstrate a new business model based on collaborative procurement, whole-life ...
Funder: Energy Technology Partnership | Value: £60,000

Smart City Transitions in South East Scotland: Accelerating Digital Twin Technology Deployment in Urban Transformation Processes

2021 - 2025
Smart city development exposes the coevolutionary nature of technology and society, as well as the systemic character of innovation. Bringing new technologies into society is not sufficient to improve...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £29,999

Development of improved nanocellulose based rheology modifiers for personal care products

2021 - 2021
With an ever increasing push towards sustainability and environmentally friendly products, Unilever is actively evaluating bio-based functional materials for use in Home and Personal Care products (HP...
Funder: University of Stratchlyde (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre) | Value: £24,828

Phase I: Innovation and commercialisation of homegrown wood fibre insulation

2021 - 2022
A project that seeks to outline the innovation and commercial use of natural fibre insulation products in the UK. It will be based on a gap analysis of products that are currently available from natu...
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £38,252

Shinty Caman

2021 - 2021
Interface request The ancient art of making shinty sticks – or camans – in Scotland is under threat of dying out. Investigate the required properties and characterise the properties of Shinty stick...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

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Integration of domestic ventilation systems with vertical axis wind turbine ventilation technology

2021 - date
Jirayut Sitthipuk | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Julio Bros Williamson

An Investigation of using 6D BIM to improve building energy efficiency

2021 - date
Aniekan Abasiekong | Director of Studies: Dr Suha Jaradat | Second Supervisor: Dr Behrang Alimohammadisagvand

Prestressed Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials for Construction

2021 - date
Shen Minhe | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Ahmed Mohamed

Prediction of global energy consumption with the development of the global economy

2021 - date
Ruizhe Ma | Director of Studies: Prof Francesco Pomponi | Second Supervisor: Dr Bernardino D'Amico

Demonstrating the value of digital twin performance analysis on large scale housing developments in Scotland

2021 - date
Corina Astrid Bagireanu | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Julio Bros Williamson

Dynamic response of timber floors reinforced with transverse bridging spine systems

2020 - date
Abel Munoz Herraez | Director of Studies: Dr Aamir Khokhar | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Hairstans

The Development of Novel Numerical Tooling for Subsurface Storage of Gas Mixture

2020 - date
Richard Wallace | Director of Studies: Dr Zuansi Cai | Second Supervisor: Dr John McDougall

Alternative Remediation Strategies for Polluted Ground in Temperate Climates : A Case for Bioremediation-Review

2020 - date
Alexander Mccomas | Director of Studies: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez | Second Supervisor: Dr John McDougall

a new aluminium-ion battery with cellulose materials separator (provisional)

2020 - date
Mustehsan Beg | Director of Studies: Dr Hongnian Yu | Second Supervisor: Dr Dongyang Sun

Smart Manufacturing with AI and Robotics

2020 - date
Ryan Samson | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: James McWhinnie
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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).

University teams up with community researchers to help improve their neighbourhood

6 February 2020
A Team of community researchers will join forces with academics to help improve their neighbourhood. UK Research and Innovation today announced its backing for the Seven Kingdoms of Wester Hailes, on...

Winner of the RISE award for Design, Innovation and Creativity

30 September 2019
The RISE Awards are the highlight of the annual Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference – and this year’s ceremony saw Edinburgh Napier’s Bernardino D'Amico and France...

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 ...

Norco Factory Team Mechanic Lewis Kirkwood Thinks Mountain Biking Could be Giving us Bad Vibrations

6 August 2019
A recent study from Edinburgh Napier University suggests that mountain bikers are experiencing more intense vibrations than a construction worker who has spent a day on a jackhammer. The study was car...

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 ...

Invited Keynote Speach by Professor Davis at National Active Travel Conference

11 June 2019
Keynote speech to Scotland's premier annual active travel conference. Summarised Evidence Review findings from recent studies of most effective interventions to increase active travel and increase phy...

Invited presentation by Professor Davis to the Active Scotland Development Group

10 June 2019
Invited presentation to the Active Scotland Development Group quarterly meeting which had a focus on transport for this meeting.

University academic to insist "no such thing as a tree" (to foresters)

13 March 2019
Dan Ridley-Ellis, the Head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, will be giving the Royal Forestry Society's Lawrence Pilling Memorial Lecture at the Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmer...

Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for wave manipulation: a closer step to invisibility cloak

11 March 2019
Scientists from Edinburgh Napier University (Dr. Luigi La Spada) in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and UK Industries (Qinetiq Group Ltd) have successfully developed a new design me...