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Optimizing strengthening interventions on historic masonry walls: an experimental study

Journal Article
Marinelli, A., Santa, S., Spiliopoulos, A., & Dasiou, M. E. (2019)
Optimizing strengthening interventions on historic masonry walls: an experimental study. Procedia Structural Integrity, 18, 245-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2019.08.160
Scotland's historic environment is an essential part of the country's cultural background and its economy. T he country has a long history of building with stone and among the...

Reanalysis of some in situ compaction test results

Conference Proceeding
Imre, E., Lorincz, J., Trang, P., Casini, F., Guida, G., Fityus, S., …Singh, V. (2019)
Reanalysis of some in situ compaction test results. In Proceedings of the XVII ECSMGE-2019: Geotechnical Engineering foundation of the futurehttps://doi.org/10.32075/17ECSMGE-2019-0989
Brandl (1977) presents the grading curve results of an investigation of particle disintegration of natural sandy gravel and crushed stone bedding courses due to in situ compac...

Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., Mcdougall, J., Barreto, D., Marinelli, A., Dimitriadi, V., Anbazhagan, P., & Miranda, M. (2019)
Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions, (1403-1410
The dynamic properties of shredded rubber-soil mixtures (ShRm), comprising a sub-rounded quartz sand combined with small rubber shreds at 0, 10, 20, 30% by mass, were investig...

Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2019)
Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 6(2), 86-101. https://doi.org/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...

The geoengineering approach to the study of rivers and reservoirs

Journal Article
Corbett, P. W., Owen, A., Hartley, A., Pla-Pueyo, S., Barreto Gonzalez, D., Hackney, C., & Kape, S. (2019)
The geoengineering approach to the study of rivers and reservoirs. Geological Society Special Publications, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP488-2018-98
This volume contains contributions for two meetings held to explore the links between geoscience and engineering in rivers and reservoirs (surface and subsurface). The first ...

Particle-scale interaction in sand-rubber mixtures and their influence on energy dissipation mechanisms

Journal Article
Fonseca, J., Riaz, A., Bernal-Sanchez, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., McDougall, J., Miranda Manzanares, M., …Dimitriadi, V. (2019)
Particle-scale interaction in sand-rubber mixtures and their influence on energy dissipation mechanisms. Géotechnique Letters, 9(4), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgele.18.00221
Sand-rubber mixture (SRm) behaviour is affected by rubber content (RC) whilst dissipation in sands is caused by inter-particle sliding. Dissipation in SRm is as, or more signi...

Particle loss: An initial investigation into size effects and stress-dilatancy

Journal Article
McDougall, J., Kelly, D., & Daniel, B. (2019)
Particle loss: An initial investigation into size effects and stress-dilatancy. Soils and Foundations, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sandf.2019.03.002
Drained triaxial tests have been performed to explore the effect of particle loss on shearing behaviour and critical states in granular mixtures. The mixtures comprise Leighto...

Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk

Presentation / Conference
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019, April)
Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk. Poster presented at Occupational Hygiene 2019
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating industrial disease induced by exposure to vibrating machinery. As an irreversible condition, monitoring, controlling and r...

Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration

Presentation / Conference
Taylor, M. (2019, April)
Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration. Poster presented at The 12th UK/Ireland 1-day Meeting on Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
This work investigates the application of wearable technology for the collection of exposure data relevant to the study of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Wearable technology des...

Optical Fiber Sensor Design for Ground Slope Movement Monitoring for Railway Safety Operations

Conference Proceeding
Hook, D., Laing, W., Kerrouche, A., Barreto Gonzalez, D., & Alwis, L. S. (2018)
Optical Fiber Sensor Design for Ground Slope Movement Monitoring for Railway Safety Operations. In 2018 IEEE Sensors Proceedings, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2018.8589835
Scour and slope instability are a major issue in keeping the railway structures safe and operational. Conventional measurement techniques do not allow real-time monitoring of ...
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Construction on Peat

2020 - 2021
Housing Construction on Peatland: Opening up Opportunities and Minimising Disruption through Innovation – Phase 1 Feasibility of Proposed Solutions
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £34,590

Mortice Lock Prototype Development

2019 - 2020
The company has designed a new lock on CAD (computer aided design) which is about 95% complete, the design needs to completed by an expert to the British standards requirements and so as the lock is ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Monitoring Of Railway Related Infrastructure Using Optical Fibre Sensors

2019 - 2020
Student Placement Innovation Voucher as continuation of earlier Standard Innovation Voucher in partnership with Geo-Info Ltd. This project aims to extend the earlier project by assessing the performan...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,930

Statistical mechanis of particle breakage, fragmentation and shape evolution during shearing of granular materials

2019 - 2019
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...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £300

Development of a European collaborative proposal on big data and machine learning techniques for engineering numerical simulations

2018 - 2018
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...
Funder: Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering

RSE Bilateral Exchange Programme - Statistical Entropy in Granular Materials

2018 - 2018
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...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £280

Experimental study of a strengthening technique for rubble walls used in Scottish monuments

2017 - 2018
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...
Funder: Historic Environment Scotland

Geotechnical analysis of recycled materials for use in a sports environment

2015 - 2015
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,863
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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 ...

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 ...

Cyclists risk nerve damage from potholes and rough roads, study finds

15 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

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.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

8 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 ...

Risk of poorly-maintained roads to cyclists' health highlighted

7 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.

Is your commute causing you permanent nerve damage?

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 risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces

7 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces in Scottish cities, research using a innovative measuring bike has revealed.