Spurgeon, S., Goh, K., & Jones, B. (2002, July). An Application of Higher Order Sliding Modes to the Control of a Diesel Generator Set (GENSET). Presented at 7th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems
Diesel engines have become a common source of power, both for vehicles and for static equipment because they are fuel efficient, robust and reliable. It is important that dies...
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...
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, Paris, France
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...
The strategic development of technology and organisation to support the company’s growth in design, manufacture and
delivery of water treatment and energy conservation systems
Innovate KTP no. 010118
Zero Waste Scotland
Novel extraction techniques for cellulose form seaweed
Scottish Funding Council
Design and construct reaction frame for undertaking vibrotactile threshold testing for hand held power tools.
Senior Research Fellow
PhD Research Student
Lecturer in Architectural Technology
Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2012, April). Sensor design for cancer tissue diagnostics. Paper presented at SPIE Photonics Europe
In this paper, the design of a metamaterial-based sensor, operating in the mid-infrared frequency range, is proposed. The sensor consists of a planar array of complementary ci...
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
Nilsson, M., Binnie, D., & Armitage, A. (2004, May). Pedestrian detection using low-resolution thermal imager versus visual imager. Paper presented at PREP 2004, Baltimore, USA
Barreto, D. Design of geotechnical structures according to Eurocode 7 and other International standards. Paper presented at X Conference and V Colombian Congress on Geotechnics, Colombia
Barreto, D. 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...
Binetti, L., Stankiewicz, A., & Alwis, L. S. M. (2018). Graphene-Oxide and Hydrogel Coated FBG-Based pH Sensor for Biomedical Applications †. Proceedings, 2, 789. doi:10.3390/proceedings2130789
A hydrogel coated fibre grating-based pH sensor for biomedical applications has been realised, where Graphene Oxide (GO) had been used to enhance the bonding between the coati...
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X., & McDougall, J. (in press). Waste composition-dependent HBM model parameters based on degradation experiments. Environmental Geotechnics, doi:10.1680/jenge.18.00014
Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the hydro-biochemical-mechanical (HBM) processes during degradation is ...
Papanicolopulos, S., Gulib, F., & Marinelli, A. (in press). A novel efficient mixed formulation for strain-gradient models. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, doi:10.1002/nme.5985
Various finite elements based on mixed formulations have been proposed for the solution of boundary value problems involving strain-gradient models. The relevant literature, h...
Jiang, M. D., Yang, Z. X., Barreto, D., & Xie, Y. H. (2018). The influence of particle-size distribution on critical state behavior of spherical and non-spherical particle assemblies. Granular Matter, 20(80), doi:10.1007/s10035-018-0850-x
This paper presents an investigation into the effects of particle-size distribution on the critical state behavior of granular materials using Discrete Element Method (DEM) si...
Adesokan, D., Fleming, I., Hammerlindl, A., & McDougall, J. (2019). Strategies for 1D compression testing of large particle sized Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA). Geotechnical Testing Journal, 42(5), doi:10.1520/gtj20170091
Laboratory testing of a mass of large particle sized Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) to assess performance related properties such as void ratio, compressive creep and hydraulic ...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
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...
This project aims to review an assess existing remote sensing technologies in order to improve and adapt technologies currently used in other fields to civil engineering applications. The two main aim...
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
Design an mechanism to initiate a blister pack controlled release
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...
To evaluate and understand the rheological behaviour of CGI Pyroguard technologies to inform new product development
and appropriately measure current production.
Innovate KTP no. 010023
The customer has experience in the locksmith sector and has identified an opportunity for developing a system that will automatically control the closure of windows to prevent theft and break in. An i...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This project involves the research and development of novel systems to recover and re-distribute energy in food processing
and manufacturing premises, especially where there are demands for refrigerat...
This is a travel grant to develop research on unsaturated soil behaviour and cyclic behaviour of soils and their relations with climate changes effects on civil engineering infrastructure. It aims to ...
Royal Academy of Engineering
Structures such as bridges or wind turbines develop loads that have to be transmitted to the ground.
The loads can be static (self-weight) or dynamic (wind, wave or traffic loads) and may be significa...
The customer had a prototype made by a FE College that proved inadequate and did not use the appropriate materials. The project will be to re-engineer a prototype using the desired specifications. We...
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...
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.
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, heavy strutures laboratory.
29 April 2018 - 3 May 2018