Acoustic Consultant/Research Fellow
Su, S., Smith, S. & McAndrew, S. (2017). Acoustic Hanger. GB 2493005. UK Patent Office
This patent stemmed from research undertaken to investigate the reduction of sound transmission through lightweight floors in apartments. Lightweight floors have commonly been...
Liu, Q., Chen, X., Liu, X. & Linge, N. (2016). CACA-UAN: A Context-Aware Communication Approach Based on the Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network. In Sun, X., Liu, A., Chao, H. C. & Bertino, E. (Eds.). Cloud Computing and Security. ICCCS 2016ISBN 978-3-319-48673-4; 978-3-319-48674-1;
Underwater acoustic sensor networks (UANs) have emerged as a promising technology which can be applied in many areas such as military and civil in recent years. Among these ap...
Pantelić, F., Šumarac Pavlović, D., Mijić, M. & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016). Analysis of acoustical properties of wood and mode identification by sample scanning in the very near field. In Zbornik apstrakata i program 60.konferencije ETRAN, ZlatiborISBN 978-86-7466-618-0
It is possible to achieve a good visualization of vibration modes by microphone scanning of a vibration excited sample of wood in very near field. The experimental settings, s...
Forestry Commission Scotland
To create approved settings for existing x-ray and acoustic grading machines for British larch whilst creating knowledge on dimensional tolerance and creating a subset of sample resource for Proof of ...
Scottish Funding Council
The purpose of this follow-on project is to conduct a suite of research and development testing on an innovative insulation product, focused around a live project. The insulation product, Retrofoam, u...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Efficient and sustainable building systems are required in order to achieve the UK government's target of building three million new homes by 2016. Given, the current lack of activity in the housing c...
Senior Acoustic Consultant
Director of Sustainable Construction
Gil-Moreno, D. & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2015). Comparing usefulness of acoustic measurements on standing trees for segregation by timber stiffness. In Ross, R. J., Gonçalves, R. & Wang, X. (Eds.). Proceedings: 19th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, 378-385
The paper presents a comparison of standard procedures to measure acoustic stiffness of standing trees and logs. The aim is to see how useful they are for predicting the prope...
Tsiros, A. & LePlâtre, G. (2015). AniMorph: animation driven audio mosaicing. In Proceedings of Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, 115-116
This paper describes AniMorph a system for animation driven Concatenative Sound Synthesis (CSS). We can distinguish between two main application domains of CSS in the context ...
Prokofieva, E., Luciani, C., & McGregor, I. (2014). Design and development of Auralization room at Edinburgh Napier University. In Proceedings of the 136th international AES Convention
The auralization room was designed as a joint project between School of Engineering and Built Environment and the School of Computing of Edinburgh Napier University. The inter...
Ridley-Ellis, D. & Popescu, C. (2013). Potential for estimating the age of instruments by characterisation of wood properties via acoustics
The performance of musical instruments is sensitive to several wood properties that are affected by aging. These wood properties also change with temperature and humidity in w...
Smith, S., Bignell, D., Parrett, R., Wood, J. & Flynn, P. (2007). Acoustic Isolator for a Party Wall.
Abstract of GB2429719
The invention relates to a party wall 10 and comprises first and second skins 12, 14 and a cavity 16 between the skins; an acoustic isolator 22; and a fi...
McGregor, I., Crerar, A., Benyon, D. & LePlâtre, G. (2006). Mapping workplace soundscapes
This paper reports an empirical study to investigate how individuals perceive and classify elements of their workplace auditory environments. The participants were 18 universi...
Davismoon, S. (2006). Towards the water’s edge
This is an electroacoustic sound-installation work over 16 channels which forms a pyramid-like structure to surround the audience.
There are many examples in the electroacou...
Kermani, A. (2005). The Acoustic and Engineered Support Straps for Support Beams. 0605643.6. The UK Patent Office
The acoustic and engineered support straps for support beams.
Currie, J. & Capper, G. (2003). Human exposure to particulate and gaseous pollutants in a bar. ISBN 981-04-9974-4
There is increasing evidence of a causal link between airborne particles and ill health and this study examined the exposure to both airborne particles and the gas phase conta...
Prokofieva, E. & Smith, S. (2007). Methods of quality control of airborne and impact sound insualtion in newly built residential buildings
The standard method of sound insulation testing in dwellings is pre-completion testing of separating walls and
floors during the building process. The main disadvantage of thi...
Droumeva, M. & McGregor, I. (2011). Everyday listening to auditory displays: lessons from acoustic ecology. In Proceedings of The 18th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2012)
In order to design auditory displays that function well within the cultural, informational and acoustic ecology of everyday situations designers as well as researchers in psyc...
Ridley-Ellis, D., Popescu, C., Keating, B. A., Popescu, M. & Hill, C. A. S. (2014). Stiffness changes during low temperature thermal treatment of Scots pine, assessed by acoustic NDT. In Nunes, L., Jones, D., Hill, C. A. S. & Militz, H. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Wood Modification
The change, over time, in density, longitudinal modulus of elasticity, shear modulus and chemical structure of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) under thermal treatment (110, 120 ...
Benchmark acoustic grading of Accoya GluLam samples and provide quality assurance that meet the BS requirements
To embed a capability to model the acoustic properties of new materials for use in the design and development of gel-audio speakers for consumer products.
A joint project to develop thin technology membranes for acoustic and thermal applications in buildings in partnership with Icopal, the world’s largest geo-membrane manufacturer, to develop a suite of...
Resilient bars provide cheap, effective sound insulation. They are increasingly popular
in timber floor/...
"I am investigating the merchantability and wood properties of Noble fir (Abies procera), Norway spru...
Anthropogenic noise has profoundly changed the acoustic environment of aquatic habitats, and is known to negatively affect many taxa. Th...