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Seismic liquefaction performance of strip foundations: Effect of ground improvement dimensions

Journal Article
Dimitriadi, V. E., Bouckovalas, G. D., Chaloulos, Y. K., & Aggelis, A. S. (2018)
Seismic liquefaction performance of strip foundations: Effect of ground improvement dimensions. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 106, 298-307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.08.021
Evidence from field case studies, as well as from experimental and theoretical research, suggest that the detrimental effects of seismic liquefaction on the performance of sur...

Estimating degradation-related settlement in two landfill-reclaimed soils by sand-salt analogues

Journal Article
McDougall, J., Fleming, I., Thiel, R., Dewaele, P., Parker, D., & Kelly, D. (2018)
Estimating degradation-related settlement in two landfill-reclaimed soils by sand-salt analogues. Waste Management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2018.04.013
Landfill reclaimed soil here refers to largely degraded materials excavated from old landfill sites, which after processing can be reinstated as more competent fill, thereby r...

New method for rock qualification

Conference Proceeding
János, L., Emőke, I., Phong. Q, T., Miklós, G., László, K., István, T., …Guida, G. (2018)
New method for rock qualification. In Mérnökgeológia-Kőzetmechanika 2018 (263-274
A new method was elaborated to characterize the breakage properties of rocks. A crushing test was suggested and parallel tests were performed on sand-pairs with differen...

Dynamic behaviour of shredded rubber soil mixtures

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., McDougall, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., Miranda, M., & Marinelli, A. (2018)
Dynamic behaviour of shredded rubber soil mixtures. In Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Earthquake Engineering
Residential buildings in high population density areas are seismically vulnerable to the action of major seismic events. The high cost and technical difficulties related to th...

The influence of particle geometry and the intermediate stress ratio on the shear behavior of granular materials

Journal Article
Xie, Y. H., Yang, Z. X., Barreto, D., & Jiang, M. D. (2017)
The influence of particle geometry and the intermediate stress ratio on the shear behavior of granular materials. Granular Matter, 19(2), 34-48. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10035-017-0723-8
The behavior of granular materials is very complex in nature and depends on particle shape, stress path, fabric, density, particle size distribution, amongst others. This pape...

Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan

Conference Proceeding
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
Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MSW are inte...

Investigation Of Physical And Chemical Characteristics Of Masonry Stones And Bricks Part 1 Physical Testing

Journal Article
Zhang, B., Reza, H., Gu, S., & Gupta, N. (2014)
Investigation Of Physical And Chemical Characteristics Of Masonry Stones And Bricks Part 1 Physical Testing. Journal of Physical Science and Application, 4(4), 207-222. https://doi.org/10.17265/2159-5348/2014.04.001
This series of study focused on analysing and assessing the changes of the physical and chemical characteristics of the surfaces of the masonrystones and bricks during the san...

Investigation Of Physical And Chemical Characteristics Of Masonry Stones And Bricks During Building Cleaning Part2 Chemical Testing

Journal Article
Zhang, B., Reza, H., Gu, S., & Gupta, N. (2014)
Investigation Of Physical And Chemical Characteristics Of Masonry Stones And Bricks During Building Cleaning Part2 Chemical Testing. Journal of Physical Science and Application, 4(4), 223-235. https://doi.org/10.17265/2159-5348/2014.04.002
This series of study focused on analysing and assessing the changes of the physical and chemical characteristics of the surfaces of the masonrystones and bricks during the san...

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...

Bad vibrations for cyclists in the city

Other
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 ...
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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

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

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

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

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

PhD, An Investigation of the Influence of Construction Methods on the Dynamic Response of Long Span Residential Timber Floors

2021 - 2024
This PhD project will investigate the influence of optimum effectiveness of construction parameters and level of fixity to obtain satisfactory vibrational performance timber floors built with long spa...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £30,000

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

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
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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).

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.