Senior Research Fellow
PhD Candidate, Lecturer
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., 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...
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...
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...
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...
PhD Research Student
Lecturer in Civil Engineering
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, 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...
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. 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...
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
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,
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...
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...
Taylor, M. D., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2018). Scottish cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 1-53. doi: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...
Marinelli, A., & Stewart, M. (2018). Investigating the fracture behavior of Portland limestone: an experimental study. Procedia Structural Integrity, 10, 104-111
An experimental investigation of the mechanical and fracture characteristics of the ‘Grove Whitbed’ Portland limestone is undertaken with the aim to enhance understanding of t...
Adesokan, D., Fleming, I., Hammerlindl, A., & McDougall, J. (in press). Strategies for 1D compression testing of large particle sized Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA). Geotechnical Testing Journal, ISSN 0149-6115
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 ...
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...
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 the same road safety ta...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the...
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
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