Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2017). BEETLE²
BEETLE², (Built Environment Efficiency Tool for Low Environmental Externalities) is a tool aimed at promoting an efficient and effective use of resources in the built environm...
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...
Taylor, M. (2018, November). Scottish cycling infrastructure and public health: a study of cyclist hand-arm vibration exposure. Paper presented at 1st Annual Cycling Research Board Meeting
The management of pavement surfaces for walking and cycling is currently a labour intensive task and relies upon user reporting defects and direct visual inspection. Local au...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a r...
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...
ENU Development Trust
Wind and solar energy holds a lot of promise when it comes to replace the conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels and coal. However, there is one problem: How do we store solar and wind energ...
PhD Research Student
Senior Research Fellow
PhD Candidate, Lecturer
Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Taylor, M., Edgar, A. & Raine, M. (2017, May). Cyclist exposure to hand-arm vibration and pavement surface improvement in the City of Edinburgh. Paper presented at Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde
In the city of Edinburgh, pavement surfaces utilised as either shared space or dedicated cycle-paths use a broad range of materials and surface finishes. A poor pavement surf...
Sherriff, G. & Llewellyn, R. (2016, May). The Use Of Equality Impact Assessments In Scottish Local Authority Transport Projects. Paper presented at 12th Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Glasgow, UK
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
No abstract available.
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
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019). Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk on the human. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 70, 28-37. doi:10.1016/j.ergon.2019.01.002
Objective: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of the proposed consideration for hand-transmitted vibration measurement on the human. Method: To obtain t...
Ghaisi, A., Fountas, G., Anastasopoulos, P., & Mannering, F. (in press). Statistical Assessment of Peer Opinions in Higher Education Rankings: The Case of U.S. Engineering Graduate Programs. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, doi:10.1108/JARHE-09-2018-0196
Unlike many other quantitative characteristics used to determine higher education rankings, opinion-based peer assessment scores, and the factors that may influence them, are ...
D'Amico, B., Myers, R., Sykes, J., Voss, E., Cousins-Jenvey, B., Fawcett, W., …Pomponi, F. (2018). Machine Learning for Sustainable Structures: A Call for Data. Structures, doi:10.1016/j.istruc.2018.11.013
Buildings are the world's largest contributors to energy demand, greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, resource consumption and waste generation. An unmissable opportunity exists ...
Wang, M., Ren, L., Wang, D., Cai, Z., Xia, X., & Ding, A. (in press). Assessing the capacity of biochar to stabilize copper and lead in contaminated sediments using chemical and extraction methods. Journal of Environmental Sciences, doi:10.1016/j.jes.2018.11.007
Because of its high adsorption capacity, biochar has been used to stabilize heavy metals when remediating contaminated soils; to date, however, it has seldom been used to reme...
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...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
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 sustainable industries in the...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) road safety performance lags behind the improvements achieved among motorised users despite having t...
Transport Research Institute academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been awarded fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
17 October 2018
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.
15 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...
14 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.
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, heavy strutures laboratory.
29 April 2018 - 3 May 2018
37 Castle Terrace
14 November 2017
30 August 2017