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Uncertainty determination of in situ airborne sound insulation measurements (2014)
Journal Article
Machimbarrena, M., Monteiro, C. R. A., Pedersoli, S., Johansson, R., & Smith, S. (2015). Uncertainty determination of in situ airborne sound insulation measurements. Applied Acoustics, 89, 199-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2014.09.018

In building acoustics the measurement uncertainty of sound insulation measurements is traditionally either not reported or reported as stated in the corresponding standard ISO 12999–1:2014. Determination and application of measurement uncertainties i... Read More about Uncertainty determination of in situ airborne sound insulation measurements.

Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Stinson, J., Willis, A., Williamson, J. B., Currie, J., & Smith, R. (2015). Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users. Energy Procedia, 78, 579-584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.015

We evaluate the changes to domestic electricity and gas consumption when the occupants have local access to a coloured real time in-home display (IHD). We report the preliminary six months findings of a three year research project involving 52 new bu... Read More about Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users.

Stand-up comedy for researchers (2014)
Book Chapter
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2014). Stand-up comedy for researchers. In I. Daly, & A. Brophy Haney (Eds.), 53 interesting ways to communicate your research (57-58). The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd

Effective researchers need both to conduct high-quality research and to communicate it - to subject specialists, researchers in other fields, research participants, business, government, the third sector, or the public, not to mention potential emplo... Read More about Stand-up comedy for researchers.

Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium. (2014)
Book Chapter
Fausti, P., García, T. C., Ingelaere, B., Machimbarrena, M., Monteiro, C. R. A., Santoni, A., Secchi, S., & Smith, S. (2014). Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium. In B. Rasmussen, & M. Machimbarr

This chapter provides an overview of the range of construction types found across Europe to meet various sound insulation requirements for separating (party) walls and floors. The typical construction system, material properties and key influencing... Read More about Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium..

The shear strength and failure modes of timber joists obtained from the torsion test method. (2010)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Khokhar, A. M., Zhang, H., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2010). The shear strength and failure modes of timber joists obtained from the torsion test method. In A. Ceccotti (Ed.), 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010 (WTCTE 2010) (3509-3516)

This paper presents details of the experimental method and test results from a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear strength of timber joists. The failure modes and the correlation of shear strength and torsional shear modulus we... Read More about The shear strength and failure modes of timber joists obtained from the torsion test method..

Flexural behaviour of Rectangular Hollow Sections with circular side wall openings. (2001)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Ridley-Ellis, D. J., Owen, J. S., & Davies, G. (2001). Flexural behaviour of Rectangular Hollow Sections with circular side wall openings. In R. Puthli, & S. Herion (Eds.), Tubular Structures IX : Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium and Euroc

The influence of circular web openings on the flexura behaviour of Rectangular Hollow Sections is introduced. The results of full-scale laboratory tests in three and four-point bending and the development of analytical finite element models to predi... Read More about Flexural behaviour of Rectangular Hollow Sections with circular side wall openings..

Evaluation of ventilation performance in public spaces. (1998)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Currie, J., & Capper, G. (1998). Evaluation of ventilation performance in public spaces. In G. Guarracino (Ed.), Proceedings, 2nd European conference on energy performance and indoor climate in buildings and 3rd international conference on indoor air qual

Smoking restrictions in the workplace and increased health consciousness at home have seen a sizable reduction in the number of spaces where smoking is permissible. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ventilation in public houses,... Read More about Evaluation of ventilation performance in public spaces..

Profiling Existing and New Build Housing Stock. (2014)
Book Chapter
Smith, S. (2014). Profiling Existing and New Build Housing Stock. In B. Rasmussen, & M. Machimbarrena (Eds.), COST Action TU0901 – Building acoustics throughout Europe. Volume 1: Towards a common framework (12-30). European Cooperation in Science and Te

A strategic review of the offsite construction sector in Scotland. (2013)
Report
Smith, S., Hairstans, R., Macdonald, R., & Sanna, F. (2013). A strategic review of the offsite construction sector in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government

The offsite construction sector covers a wide spectrum of companies and supply chains across Scotland. This study primarily involved a review of the offsite construction sector for homes and buildings. The following key points have been extracted for... Read More about A strategic review of the offsite construction sector in Scotland..

Using OpenSees for structures in fire (2010)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Usmani, A., Zhang, J., Jiang, Y., Kotsovinos, P., Zhang, J., & May, I. (2010, June). Using OpenSees for structures in fire. Presented at Structures in Fire - The Sixth International Conference, SiF'10

OpenSees is an open source object oriented software framework developed at UC Berekeley and currently supported by PEER and Nees. OpenSees has so far been focussed on providing an advanced computational tool for analysing the non-linear response of s... Read More about Using OpenSees for structures in fire.

An Industrial Knowledge Collaborative CAD System for Scaffolding Structures (2011)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
O'Neill, S., Zhang, H., & Pawelak, M. (2011). An Industrial Knowledge Collaborative CAD System for Scaffolding Structures. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. https://doi

Scaffolds are a form of temporary structure widely used throughout the construction industry for various purposes. Some common uses are to provide access, for storage of materials or as temporary support. The design of such structures is governed by... Read More about An Industrial Knowledge Collaborative CAD System for Scaffolding Structures.

A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Pomponi, F., Ip, K., & Oxizidis, S. (2014). A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments.

Refurbishment of existing buildings represents a major challenge for the UK Government to meet the greenhouse gases (GHG) target. Double Skin Façades are one possible solution for low-carbon façade retrofit of existing non-domestic buildings. Availab... Read More about A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments.

Energy and comfort analysis of glazed double skin facades for refurbishments in temperate climates (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Pomponi, F., Ip, K., Oxizidis, S., & Piroozfar, P. (2014). Energy and comfort analysis of glazed double skin facades for refurbishments in temperate climates.

Double skin facades (DSFs) are gaining momentum in Europe as a low-energy design technique for the refurbishments of office buildings due to their potential to act as a thermal buffer in winter and maximise the use of natural ventilation in... Read More about Energy and comfort analysis of glazed double skin facades for refurbishments in temperate climates.

Acoustic Hanger (2017)
Patent
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 associated with low frequency resonance issues partly due to the lack of i... Read More about Acoustic Hanger.

Computational issues regarding lattice models for wood (2010)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Reichert, T., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2010). Computational issues regarding lattice models for wood. In A. Ceccotti (Ed.), 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010 (WCTE 2010) (2127-2132)

This paper describes means to overcome some of the computational issues related to lattice models. The first is the use of a solution technique, different from a Newton-Raphson approach, called the Step-Size-Control (SSC) algorithm to handle strain-s... Read More about Computational issues regarding lattice models for wood.

An artificial neural network (ANN) approach for early cost estimation of concrete bridge systems in developing countries: the case of Sri Lanka (2023)
Journal Article
Fernando, N., T.A., K. D., & Zhang, H. (. (2024). An artificial neural network (ANN) approach for early cost estimation of concrete bridge systems in developing countries: the case of Sri Lanka. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction

Purpose The Government’s investment in infrastructure projects is considerably high, especially in bridge construction projects. Government authorities must establish an initial forecasted budget to have transparency in transactions. Early cost esti... Read More about An artificial neural network (ANN) approach for early cost estimation of concrete bridge systems in developing countries: the case of Sri Lanka.