Taylor, M. & Dalton, A. (2017). Bad vibrations for cyclists in the city. Scotland on Sunday
Article published on risk of nerve damage associated with poor cycling infrastructure in the City of Edinburgh. Research collaboration with Professor Chris Oliver (Edinburgh ...
Esteban-Altabella, J., McDougall, J., Colomer-Mendoza, F., Gallardo, A. & Edo-Alcon, N. (2017). Review and application of a settlement model for landfills. In International Waste and Landfill Symposium ProceedingsISBN 978-88-6265-010-6
The geotechnical behavior and settlement in landfills has been changing for many years. This behavior in fact depends on many factors and, therefore, making forecasts is compl...
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X. & McDougall, J. (in press). Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan. In Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, 6. ISBN NA
ABSTRACT: Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the
biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MS...
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...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
08 October 2017
Details of research output in press. Results show that cyclists are being exposed to hand-arm vibration (HAV) and infrastructure must be improved to prevent long term health ...
09 October 2017
Tokede, O., Gupta, N. & Wamuziri, S. (2016). Evaluating the cost of disruption in office retrofit building projects. In Proceedings of 10th ICEC World Congress & Council Meeting, 1086-1098. ISBN n/a
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the cost of disruption in office retrofit building projects.
This work adopts a positivist approach and evaluates the cost of disrup...
Barreto, D., Prada-Sarmiento, L. F., & Ramos-Cañón, A. M. (2015). Micromechanical insight into the undrained instability of granular materials: deformation characteristics of geomaterials. In V. A. Rinaldi, M. E. Zeballos, & J. J. Clariá (Eds.), Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, 655-662. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-601-9-655
There is no agreement between experimental researchers whether the point where a granular material responds with a large change of stresses, strains or excess pore water press...
Leung, A., Anastasopoulos, I. X., Augarde, C. E., Barreto, D., Brennan, A. J., Brown, M. J. Z., …Zielinski, M. (2015). An overview of research activities and achievement in Geotechnics from the Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN). In Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development: XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 4289-4294. ISBN 9780727760678
Design of geotechnical systems is often challenging as it requires the understanding of complex soil behaviour and its influence on field-scale performance of geo-structures. ...
Kelly, D., McDougall, J. & Barreto, D. (2012). Effect of particle loss on soil behaviour
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. (2012). The use of electronic voting systems to enhance deep learning. In McCabe, B., Pantazidou, M. & Phillips, D. (Eds.). Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education - proceedings of the international conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (NUI Galway, Ireland, 4-6 July 2012ISBN 978041562127
The present paper introduces a technology-enhanced teaching method that promotes deep learning.
Four stages that correspond to four different student cohorts were used for its...
Barreto, D. (2008). Evolution of soil fabric and its interpretation using different methods
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...
O'Sullivan, C., Cui, L. & Barreto, D. (2008). Radial periodic boundaries for axi-symmetric DEM simulations: development, implementation and validation
Barreto, D., O'Sullivan, C. & Zdravkovic, L. (2007). DEM simulations of granular materials involving principal stress rotation
O'Sullivan, C., Barreto, D. & Zdravkovic, L. (2007). Specimen generation approaches for DEM simulations. In Burns, S. E., Mayne, P. W. & Santamarina, J. C. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, 901-906. ISBN 978-1-58603-908-0
Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulations ofelement tests cam provide significant insight into the micro-mechanics of soil response. It is well established that soil behaviour...
Barreto, D. (2010). Using DEM for the assessment of K0 in soils. In Discrete Element Methods – Simulations of Discontinua: Theory and Applications - proceedings of the fifth international conference on discrete element methods, 440-445. ISBN 978-0-9551179-8-5
Barreto, D., O'Sullivan, C. & Zdravkovic, L. (2008). Quantifying the evolution of soil fabric under different stress paths. In POWDERS AND GRAINS 2009: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROMECHANICS OF GRANULAR MEDIA, 181-184. doi:10.1063/1.3179881. ISBN 978-0-7354-0682-7
It is well recognized that the macro-scale response of soils is anisotropic in terms of strength, stiffness, permeability, etc. The source of this anisotropy is thought to be ...
Taylor, M., Edgar, A. & Raine, M. (in press). Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management. ISSN 2053-0242
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the...
16 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.
The research sug...
13 October 2017