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  • Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Cawthorne, D. A.; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0360-1323(96)00022-4, 1996-11)
    TAYLOR, B. J., CAWTHORNE, D. A. and IMBABI, M. S., 1996. Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes. Building and Environment 31(6), pp. 519-525.
    A one-dimensional model describing the steady-state dynamic and diffusive behaviour of a three-layer building envelope element is developed with the objective of elucidating the physics of simultaneous heat and vapour ...
  • Automatically acquiring structured case representations: the SMART way. 

    Asiimwe, Stella; Craw, Susan; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Taylor, Bruce J. (Springer Verlag. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-086-5_4, 2008)
    ASIIMWE, S., CRAW, S., WIRATUNGA, N. and TAYLOR, B., 2008. Automatically acquiring structured case representations: the SMART way. In: R. ELLIS, T. ALLEN and M. PETRIDIS. Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XV: Proceedings of AI- 2007: The Twenty-Seventh SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. London: Springer Verlag. Pp. 45-58.
    Acquiring case representations from textual sources remains an interesting challenge for CBR research. Approaches based on methods in information retrieval require large amounts of data and typically result in ...
  • The building envelope as an air filter. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Webster, Robin; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(98)00017-1, 1998-05)
    TAYLOR, B. J., WEBSTER, R. and IMBABI, M. S., 1998. The building envelope as an air filter. Building and Environment 34(3), pp. 353-361.
    Recent research suggests that fine-particulate air pollution increases the incidence of lung disease and premature death. In this paper, single fibre filter theory was used to predict the theoretical particulate collection ...
  • Case-based reasoning for matching SMARTHOUSE technology to people's needs 

    Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Craw, Susan; Taylor, Bruce J. (Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/525448/description#description, 2004)
    WIRATUNGA, N., CRAW, S. and TAYLOR, B., 2004. Case-based reasoning for matching SMARTHOUSE technology to people's needs. Knowledge based systems, 17 (2-4), pp. 139-146
    SMARTHOUSE technology offers devices that help the elderly and people with disabilities to live independently in their homes. This paper presents our experiences from a pilot project applying case-based reasoning techniques ...
  • The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix. 

    Fowler, Ailsa Mhairi (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2011-04)
    Energy needs in the UK are currently met primarily through the use of finite resources, such as oil, coal and gas. The use of these fuels has led to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. There is a need for a more ...
  • Dynamic insulation in multistorey buildings. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/014362449902000403, 1999-11)
    TAYLOR, B. J. and IMBABI, M. S., 1999. Dynamic insulation in multistorey buildings. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 20(4), pp. 179-184.
    Dynamic insulation permits the movement of air and moisture through the external walls of a building to reduce heat loss and achieve high indoor air quality. The present paper details a pilot study carried out to examine ...
  • The effect of air film thermal resistance on the behaviour of dynamic insulation. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(97)00012-7, 1997-09)
    TAYLOR, B. J. and IMBABI, M. S., 1997. The effect of air film thermal resistance on the behaviour of dynamic insulation. Building and Environment 32(5), pp. 397-404.
    The authors' previous analysis of dynamic insulation is extended to include the inner and outer air film resistances with the objective of modelling the variation in surface temperature with airflow. The boundary condition ...
  • Energy conservation improvement of the existing building park, constraints and challenges: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Scott, Jonathan R.; Taylor, Bruce J. (Les Presses de l’Universite Laval. http://www.plea2009.arc.ulaval.ca/En/Proceedings.html, 2009-06)
    BENNADJI, A., SCOTT, J. and TAYLOR, B., 2009. Energy conservation improvement of the existing building park, constraints and challenges: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom. In: C.M.H. DEMERS and A. POTVIN, eds. Architecture, Energy and the Occupant’s Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2009) 22-24 June 2009. Quebec, Canada: Les Presses de l’Universite Laval. Pp. 3.2.6
    The increase in energy price has sparked a debate in the UK as to what would be the best way to address this problem. The British Prime Minister gave a straightforward and radical answer, suggesting that, existing ...
  • Environmental design using dynamic insulation. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers., 2000-07)
    TAYLOR, B. J. and IMBABI, M. S., 2000. Environmental design using dynamic insulation. ASHRAE Transactions, 106(1), pp. 15- 26.
    In conventional airtight buildings, the architect has considerable freedom to decide how much the external environment will influence the internal heating, cooling, and ventilation loads. The services engineer provides the ...
  • A knowledge acquisition tool to assist case authoring from texts. 

    Asiimwe, Stella Maris (The Robert Gordon University School of Computing, 2009-03)
    Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) is a technique in Artificial Intelligence where a new problem is solved by making use of the solution to a similar past problem situation. People naturally solve problems in this way, without ...
  • The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies. 

    Buda, Gerard; Taylor, Bruce J.; Bennadji, Amar (Henry Stewart Publications., 2013)
    BUDA, G., TAYLOR, B. and BENNADJI, A., 2013. The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies. Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation, 2 (1), pp. 36-43.
    Traditional buildings constructed of solid granite walling that have timber framing with lath and plaster internal finish are not thermally efficient when compared with modern constructions. They are also termed ‘hard-to-treat’ ...
  • The use of dynamic and diffusive insulation for combined heat recovery and ventilation in buildings. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Webster, Robin; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (Building Environmental Performance Analysis Club (BEPAC), 1997-02)
    TAYLOR, B. J., WEBSTER, R. and IMBABI, M. S., 1997. The use of dynamic and diffusive insulation for combined heat recovery and ventilation in buildings. BEPAC/EPSRC Sustainable Building Conference. 5-6 February 1997. Abingdon. Pp. 168-174.