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The behaviour of concrete structures in fire
(20070329)The nature of concretebased structures means that they generally perform very well in fire. However, concrete is a complex material and its properties can change dramatically when exposed to high temperatures. This paper ... 
Beyond The Flesh: Some Lessons from a Mole Cricket
(20060628)What do linguistic symbols do for minds like ours, and how (if at all) can basic embodied, dynamical and situated approaches do justice to highlevel human thought and reason? These two questions are best addressed together, ... 
Bialgebraic Semantics and Recursion
(Elsevier Science, 2001)In [9] a unifying framework was given for operational and denotational semantics. It uses bialgebras, which are combinations of algebras (used for syn tax and denotational semantics) and coalgebras (used for operational ... 
Blanchfield and Seifert algebra in high dimensional knot theory
(20030113)Novikov initiated the study of the algebraic properties of quadratic forms over polynomial extensions by a farreaching analogue of the PontrjaginThom transversality construction of a Seifert surface of a knot and the ... 
Block play, the sand pit and the doll corner: the (dis)ordering materialities of educating young children
(Institute of Geography; The School of Geosciences;The University of Edinburgh, 2006)Recent reconceptualisations of preschool education have tended to treat its role in ordering and subjectifying children with some suspicion. This paper is an attempt to produce a less determined and thereby more hopeful, ... 
BRE large compartment fire tests – characterising postflashover fires for model validation
(2007)Reliable and comprehensive measurement data from largescale fire tests is needed for validation of computer fire models, but is subject to various uncertainties, including radiation errors in temperature measurement. Here, ... 
Burning Rate of Liquid Fuel on Carpet (Porous Media)
(Spinger, 2004)The occurrence of a liquid fuel burning on carpet has been involved in many incendiary and accidental fires. While the research on a liquid fuel fire on carpet is still limited, much work on porous media has been ... 
C. T. C. Wall's contributions to the topology of manifolds
(Princeton, 2000)C. T. C. Wall spent the first half of his career, roughly from 1959 to 1977, working in topology and related areas of algebra. In this period, he produced more than 90 research papers and two books. Above all, Wall was ... 
Calculation and design of tunnel ventilation systems using a twoscale modelling approach
(Building and Environment journal  Elservier, 200906)This paper develops a novel modelling approach for ventilation flow in tunnels at ambient conditions (i.e. cold flow). The complexity of full CFD models of low in tunnels or the inaccuracies of simplistic assumptions are ... 
Calculation Methods for the Heat Release Rate of Materials of Unknown Composition
(International Association for Fire Safety Science, 200809)The Heat Release Rate (HRR) is a critical parameter to characterise a fire. Different methods have been developed to estimate it. The most widespread techniques are based on mass balance. If the heat of combustion of the ... 
Caractérisation de la fraction volumique et de la température des suies d'une flamme de diffusion établie en micropesanteur
(Congrès Français de Mécanique, 20050829)The soot has a dominant radiative role in microgravity diffusion flames. In fact, the radiative losses are particularly important in the trailing edge of the flame, where the combustion products, especially the soot, ... 
Carbon Emissions from Smouldering Peat in Shallow and Strong Fronts
(Elsevier  Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 20090101)A series of experiments of shallow and strong smouldering fronts in boreal peat have been conducted under laboratory conditions to study the CO and CO2 emissions. Peat samples of 100 mm by 100 mm in cross section and 50 ... 
Caring for Nature: subjectivity, boundaries and environment.
(Institute of Geography. The School of Geosciences.The University of Edinburgh, 2006)The environmental movement has brought to the mainstream ideas about how to care, love and protect ‘nature’. Many people passionately propound these ideas and are scornful or morally outraged at others who objectify, ... 
The changing landscape of voluntary sector counselling in Scotland
(Institute of Geography; The School of Geosciences;The University of Edinburgh, 2005)In 1989 the Scottish Health Education Group and the Scottish Association for Counselling compiled a directory of counselling services in Scotland. When asked if they offered counselling, the great majority of voluntary ... 
Circle valued Morse theory and Novikov homology
(Notes of lecture given at the Summer School on Highdimensional Manifold Topology, ICTP Trieste, MayJune 2001. To appear in Vol. 1 of the Proceedings, 20011130)An introduction to circle valued Morse theory and Novikov homology, from an algebraic point of view. 
Combining computational effects: commutativity and sum
(20031105)We begin to develop a unified account of modularity for computational effects. We use the notion of enriched Lawvere theory, together with its relationship with strong monads, to reformulate Moggi’s paradigm for modelling ... 
Commentary on J.K O’Regan and A Noe: A sensorimotor account of vision and visual consciousness
(2001)O'Regan and Noe present a wonderfully detailed and comprehensive defense of a position whose broad outline we absolutely and unreservedly endorse. They are right, it seems to us, to stress the intimacy of conscious content ... 
Complete Cuboidal Sets in Axiomatic Domain Theory (Extended Abstract)
(20031106)We study the enrichment of models of axiomatic do main theory. To this end, we introduce a new and broader notion of domain, viz. that of complete cuboidal set, that complies with the axiomatic requirements. We show ... 
Computational effects and operations: an overview
(2002)We overview a programme to provide a unified semantics for computational effects based upon the notion of a countable enriched Lawvere theory. We define the notion of countable enriched Lawvere theory, show how the various ... 
Computational Model of Forward and Opposed Smoldering Combustion in Microgravity
(The Combustion Institute, 20060806)A novel computational model of smoldering combustion capable of predicting both forward and opposed propagation is developed. This is accomplished by considering the onedimensional, transient, governing equations for ...