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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...

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

Advances in Machining of Composite Materials: Conventional and Non-conventional processes

Book
Shyha, I., & Huo, D. (Eds.)
(in press). Advances in Machining of Composite Materials: Conventional and Non-conventional processes. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71438-3
This book covers a wide range of conventional and non-conventional machining processes of various composite materials, including polymer and metallic-based composites, nanostr...

Newly Engineered Energy-based Features for Supervised Anomaly Detection in a Physical Model of a Water Supply System

Journal Article
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., Russell, G., & Tan, Z. (in press)
Newly Engineered Energy-based Features for Supervised Anomaly Detection in a Physical Model of a Water Supply System  . Ad hoc networks,
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are hardware, network, and software, upon which a facility depends to allow daily operations to function. In most cases society takes the oper...

Potential for Carbon-Neutral Advanced Biofuels in UK Road Transport

Journal Article
King, R., & Tingas, E. (2021)
Potential for Carbon-Neutral Advanced Biofuels in UK Road Transport. Journal of Energy Engineering, 147(4), 04021025. https://doi.org/10.1061/%28asce%29ey.1943-7897.0000775
As a result of anthropocentric climate change, there is an urgent need to decarbonize the supply of energy. Organic biomass, referred to as feedstock, can be converted into bi...

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,
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 ...

Study of Air Pressure and Velocity for Solution Blow Spinning of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanofibres

Journal Article
Atif, R., Combrinck, M., Khaliq, J., Martin, J., Hassanin, A. H., Shehata, N., …Shyha, I. (2021)
Study of Air Pressure and Velocity for Solution Blow Spinning of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanofibres. Processes, 9(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9061014
Solution blow spinning (SBS) is gaining popularity for producing fibres for smart textiles and energy harvesting due to its operational simplicity and high throughput. The who...

Optimum Power Transfer in RF Front End Systems Using Adaptive Impedance Matching Technique

Journal Article
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., Azpilicueta, L., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R., Althuwayb, A. A., …Limiti, E. (2021)
Optimum Power Transfer in RF Front End Systems Using Adaptive Impedance Matching Technique. Scientific Reports, 11, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-91355-4
Matching the antenna’s impedance to the RF-front-end of a wireless communications system is challenging as the impedance varies with its surround environment. Autonomously mat...

OESDs in an on-road study of semi-automated vehicle to human driver handovers

Journal Article
Stanton, N. A., Brown, J. W., Revell, K. M. A., Kim, J., Richardson, J., Langdon, P., …Thompson, S. (in press)
OESDs in an on-road study of semi-automated vehicle to human driver handovers. Cognition, Technology and Work, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10111-021-00682-z
Design of appropriate interaction and human–machine interfaces for the handover of control between vehicle automation and human driver is critical to the success of automated ...

Utility-scale Subsurface Hydrogen Storage: UK Perspectives and Technology

Journal Article
Wallace, R. L., Cai, Z., Zhang, H., Zhang, K., & Guo, C. (in press)
Utility-scale Subsurface Hydrogen Storage: UK Perspectives and Technology. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.05.034
To reduce effects from anthropogenically induced climate change renewable energy systems are being implemented at an accelerated rate, the UKs wind capacity alone is set to mo...

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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

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

HyHo Silver

2021 - 2021
The objective of the project is to examine the practicality of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) being able to offer a fuel cell / combined heat and power installation at a local jewellery comp...
Funder: Energy Technology Partnership | Value: £10,000

Seaweed CNF reinforced composites for cycle seat padding

2021 - 2021
This is for an Innovation voucher to enable comparative testing of seaweed CNF based composites with existing silicone based material used in seat padding for cycling. The industrial partner is Endura...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £13,043

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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: Dr 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: Dr 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...