Historic Digital Survey (HDS) is a research project looking into how digital documentation and data processing can benefit the maintenance and repair of the traditional built environment. The project, conducted by the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland, aims to make use of point-cloud data to enable better monitoring, diagnosis, maintenance and repair
In July, Moretonhampstead Parish Council unveiled a bronze bust of George Parker Bidder, who studied mechanical engineering at Edinburgh in the early 1800s and gained recognition for his prodigal mathematical abilities.
This research theme focusses on the research and development of both onshore and offshore wind energy. Our wind energy research covers topics such as powertrain and generator design and modelling, grid integration, aerodynamics and hydrodynamic modelling and testing of floating turbines, blade design and analysis, power-to-X methodologies, condition and structural health monitoring of turbines and life cycle assessments of wind energy.
The aim of this project is to develop manufacturing upcycling technologies to re-use prepreg scrap and determine the resultant mechanical properties. This project mitigates the environmental impact of conventional composite manufacturing processes reducing air emissions and energy consumption. It also contributes towards a sustainable economy reducing the waste disposal fees paid by commercial companies and recovering commercial value from the composite scrap.