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Concessionary bus fares for older people in Scotland – are they achieving their objectives?

Journal Article
Rye, T., & Mykura, W. (2009)
Concessionary bus fares for older people in Scotland – are they achieving their objectives?. Journal of transport geography, 17(6), 451-456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2008.08.003
A concessionary fare (hereafter referred to as a “concession”) is offered to defined groups of people to travel at a reduced fare on public transport. This paper discusses con...

A Framework for Improvement of Contractor Selection Procedures on Major Construction Project in Libya.

Thesis
Elsayah, O. S. (2016)
A Framework for Improvement of Contractor Selection Procedures on Major Construction Project in Libya. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/453191
The construction sector constitutes one of the most important sectors in the economy of any country. Contractor selection is a critical decision that is undertaken by client o...

Fibre Grating-based Sensor Design for Humidity Measurement in Chemically Harsh Environment

Journal Article
Alwis, L. S. M., Sun, T., & Grattan, K. T. V. (2016)
Fibre Grating-based Sensor Design for Humidity Measurement in Chemically Harsh Environment. Procedia Engineering, 168, 1317-1320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.11.359
A temperature compensated Relative Humidity (RH) sensor incorporating Fibre Bragg Gratings (FBGs) has been developed to be tested in extremely harsh gaseous acidic environment...

Thinking beyond the usual strength grades – with examples of British spruce and larch

Conference Proceeding
Ridley-Ellis, D., Adams, S., & Lehneke, S. (2016)
Thinking beyond the usual strength grades – with examples of British spruce and larch. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria, Eds.: J. Eberhardsteiner, W. Winter, A. Fadai, M. Pöll, Publisher: Vienna University of Technology
This paper summarises the processes and normative requirements involved in grading of structural timber, and outlines a number of areas in which matters may be improved, so as...

Enhancing energy sustainability in buildings by implementing low carbon refrubishments

Thesis
McCauley, L. Enhancing energy sustainability in buildings by implementing low carbon refrubishments. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/462257
The thesis aimed to investigate the feasibility of enhancing a building’s energy sustainability by implementing low carbon refurbishments. The research focused on the low carb...

Photogrammetric and Stereo Vision Techniques for Evaluating Material Properties in Timber and Timber-Based Composite Structures

Thesis
Mohamed, A. S. Photogrammetric and Stereo Vision Techniques for Evaluating Material Properties in Timber and Timber-Based Composite Structures. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/462281
A fundamental requirement for efficient use of a glulam beam is an accurate knowledge of its mechanical behaviour and the material properties characterising that behaviour. It...

Changing affective content in brand and product attributes

Journal Article
Abbott, M., Holland, R., Giacomin, J., & Shackleton, J. (2009)
Changing affective content in brand and product attributes. Journal of Product and Brand Management, 18(1), 17-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/10610420910933335
Purpose – This paper aims to explore whether consumers' cognitive reactions to a branded product remain stable over time. In many created concepts, entity attributes are such ...

The effect of polymer materials on the fracture characteristics of high performance concrete (HPC)

Thesis
Yahya, M. A. (2015)
The effect of polymer materials on the fracture characteristics of high performance concrete (HPC). (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/464157
Compared with most construction materials, concrete is considered as a brittle material, and its brittleness increases with the compressive strength. For super-high-strength c...

Indoor living plants' effects on an office environment

Journal Article
Smith, A. J., Fsadni, A., & Holt, G. (2017)
Indoor living plants' effects on an office environment. Facilities, 35(9/10), 525-542. https://doi.org/10.1108/F-09-2016-0088
Purpose The use of indoor living plants for enhancement of indoor relative humidity and the general environment of a large, modern, open plan office building; are studied usin...

Influence of pole number and stator outer diameter on volume, weight and cost of superconducting generator with iron-cored rotor topology for wind turbines.

Journal Article
Guan, Y., Zhu, Z. Q., Li, G., Azar, Z., Thomas, A. S., Vedreño-Santos, F., & Odavic, M. (2017)
Influence of pole number and stator outer diameter on volume, weight and cost of superconducting generator with iron-cored rotor topology for wind turbines. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 27(6), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2017.2716818
This paper investigates the influence of pole number and stator outer diameter on the performance of superconducting (SC) generators. The SC generator has an iron-cored rotor ...

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SMART NETS: Signal management in real time for urban traffic networks

2001 - 2004
SMART NETS aims at enabling a significant improvement of the international state-of-the-art in real-time network-wide urban traffic control via application, demonstration, and comparative evaluation o...
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes

SPIRIT Low Carbon Housing

2010 - 2014
This project, in collaboration with key industry expert partners, would investigate using experimental full scale structures and numerical modeling the range of options available for this industry sec...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £451,246

Solid Timber Work Package 1

2012 - 2014
Determine the feasibility of solid timber fabrication in the UK.
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £23,750

Solar Thermal Mass

2010 - 2011
In consideration of specific system parameters, including the hydraulic resistance afforded by the under-floor pipe, solar thermal collector and ancillary pipe fittings, a number of system materials a...
Value: £2,134

Solar PV Feasibility Project

2011 - 2012
Easthall Park Housing Co-operative & Edinburgh Napier University - Feasibility Study on Solar PV sizing and economic analysis
Value: £4,981

Sound Insulation Criteria Project: Part E Review, England only

2013 - 2015
To provide the DCLG with robust data and evidence to support future policy development relating to sound insulation criteria for 'new build' in England.
Funder: Dept of Communities & Local Government | Value: £78,225

Sonasan muscle tone product

2012 - 2014
The project will develop a working prototype of a belt incorporating a tactile vibrating device designed to assist in strengthening the core muscles. The University will ensure that the prototype mee...
Funder: Sporting Chance Initiative | Value: £4,893

Shetland Craft Distillery energy analysis

2015 - 2016
With the emerging growth of this new industry sector, this project will seek to research and compile information pertinent to craft distilling in relation to energy use. Its main aim is to identify so...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £10,000

SeaConAZ

2015 - 2019
The SeaConAZ project represents a holistic perspective on the supply chains of consmables produced in China destined for Norweigan retailers, with references to similar structures pertaining to Swedis...
Funder: The Research Funding Council of Norway | Value: £47,505

Offsite HUB (Scotland)

2014 - 2016
To develop and pilot learning material with lead industry partners with the view to setting up a skills HUB for Offsite Construction.
Funder: UK Commission for Employment and Skills | Value: £68,484

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Modelling the influence of communication on fertility change in rural Bangladesh

2000 - 2004
The total fertility rate in Bangladesh declined from 6.3 children per women in 1975 to 3.3 in 1997-1999. This decline of...
Prof Kaberi Gayen | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Raeside | Second Supervisor: Mike Pearson

Moisture conditions in external timber cladding: field trials and their design implications

2004 - 2011
This research was funded by the EU Northern Periphery Programme as part of a trans-national project titled: E...
Dr Ivor Davies | Director of Studies: Charles Fairfield | Second Supervisor: Alastair Stupart

The application of human factors through assessment and improvement of behavioural safety to improve safety performance in small to medium sized enterprises

2002 - 2012
User-friendly systems of human factors (HF) ...
Dr William Rose | Director of Studies: Prof Naren Gupta | Second Supervisor: Jay Hoy

Optimising Timber Frame Construction

2002 - 2007
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
Prof Robert Hairstans | Director of Studies: Prof Abdy Kermani | Second Supervisor: Fouad Khalaf

Performance and environmental sustainability assessment of a rectangular integrated solar water heater designed for disassembly, under Scottish weather conditions

2016 - date
"In the field of solar thermal technol...
Ruth Saint | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Celine Garnier

Design, modelling and control of a rotorcraft landing gear for uneven ground conditions

2016 - 2020
The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporat...
Daniel Melia Boix | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Gareth Smith

Using local transport policies to support urban freight consolidation centres

2015 - date
Urban freight transportation (UFT) is concerned with the movement of goods in urban areas such as cities, towns and suburbs...
Emine Akgun | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Cowie

Impact of ubiquitous real-time information on bus passenger route choice

2015 - 2018
Real Time Travel Information (RTTI) systems deliver information to a wide range of travellers using different modes, with the ai...
Mr Faqhrul Islam | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Andrew MacIver

Cyclic performance of rubber-soil mixtures to enhance seismic protection

2015 - 2020
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introduction ...
Dr Juan Bernal-Sanchez | Director of Studies: Dr John McDougall | Second Supervisor: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez

The influence of illuminated road studs on safe driving behaviour

2015 - date
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
Richard Llewellyn | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Mike Maher
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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...

Edinburgh Napier University playing key role for structural timber throughout Europe

8 March 2019
On the 19th and 20th of March, Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, will chair his first meeting as convenor of a key timber standards committee. This CEN task group ...