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Profile photoMartin Crapper
Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
School of Engineering
The University of Edinburgh
The King's Buildings
EH9 3JL
UK

Martin.Crapper@ed.ac.uk
+44 (0) 131 650 5727

Biography

Biography

I have 30 years experience as a Civil Engineer specializing in a wide range of hydraulic engineering applications. I have worked on sewer systems, rivers and river basins, coastal sedimentation, industrial processes, waste management and historical water engineering. More recently I have worked on railway permanent way and infrastructure, focusing on the UK Heritage Railway sector. I have in addition 20 years experience as a professional educator.

Qualifications

Doctor in Philosophy, University of Liverpool

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996

… → 2012 Member of the Permanent Way Institution, MPWI
… → 2010 Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, CWEM
… → 2010 Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, FICE
… → 2002 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA
… → 1997 Chartered Engineer, CEng
… → 1997 Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, MCIWEM

Current Research Interests

Current Research Interests

Fundamentally, I am interested in the design of civil engineering systems for people - systems that provide vital services such as water and sanitation, or protect people's homes and livelihoods, but are designed in a way that fits in with people's culture, expectations and ways of doing things.

Within this overarching context, I research into fluid-particle flows, ranging from industrial processes to river bank protection and sanitation in international development.

I also have a strong interest in heritage engineering - that is, understanding great engineering achievements of the past, as well as the engineering involved in preserving heritage for future generations.

Activities

SRPS Chief Civil Engineer

Martin Crapper (Member)

20152016

Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering History and Heritage (Journal)

Martin Crapper (Editorial board member)

20132015

SRPS Civil Engineering Safety Adviser

Martin Crapper (Advisor)

20132015

Invited contribution to Heritage Railway Association Scottish Forum

Martin Crapper (Speaker)

2012

Member of the ICE Fellowship Panel

Martin Crapper (Member)

2011 → …

TV Documentary National Geographic Channel and Channel 5

Martin Crapper (Interviewee)

2010

University of Western Ontario

Martin Crapper (Member)

24 Jun 200931 Aug 2009

8th World Congress on Chemical Engineering (WCCE8)

Martin Crapper (Chair)

2009

Cardonald College

Martin Crapper (Reviewer)

2009

Heriot Watt University

Martin Crapper (Member)

2006 → …

Participation in TV Documentary on Naumachiae in the Roman Colosseum

Martin Crapper (Contributor)

2002

Projects

Community-Based Waste Water Treatment in International Development

Crapper, M., Aina, M. & Adjovi, E.

1/10/11 → …

DEM Solutions Ltd Knowledeg Transfer Partnership

Crapper, M.

Uk Industry & Commerce

31/07/07 → …

Design Work in Environmental Engineering (Industrial Secondment)

Crapper, M.

UK-based charities

20/08/0830/06/10

Engineering Education for a Sustainable Society

Crapper, M.

1/09/121/04/14

Engineering the Byzantine water supply: precurment, const

Crow, J., Crapper, M. & Smith, S.

UK-based charities

1/09/1431/08/17

Geobag Revetments for river bank reinforcement in Bangladesh

Crapper, M., Pender, G., Wright, G. & Akter, A.

1/10/09 → …

Health and Safety in Voluntary Sector Construction-Related Activities

Crapper, M. & Sherratt, F.

1/07/13 → …

KTP to extend functionality of a DEM/CFD coupling software module and characterize the ability of the software to solve industrial problems

Crapper, M.

UK industry, commerce and public corporations, UK central government bodies/local authorities, health and hospital authorities

1/06/085/03/09

PARDEM

Ooi, J., Chen, J. & Crapper, M.

EU government bodies

1/11/0931/10/13

Risk-Based Assessment for Heritage Railway Earthworks

Crapper, M.

1/10/11 → …

Stakeholder engagement in the design of rural water and sanitation projects in Ghana

Crapper, M. & Jowitt, P. W.

1/10/0931/12/12

SVUWO: Study Visit to University of Western Ontario

Crapper, M.

EPSRC

15/06/0930/07/10

T-MAPPP: Training in Multiscale Analysis of multi-Phase Particulate Processes (MGMT)

Ooi, J., Crapper, M., Papanicolopulos, S. & Sun, J.

EU government bodies

1/03/1428/02/18

T-MAPPP: Training in Multiscale Analysis of multi-Phase Particulate Processes (RTD)

Ooi, J., Crapper, M., Papanicolopulos, S. & Sun, J.

EU government bodies

1/03/1428/02/18

Research output

The Byzantine cisterns of Constantinople

Ward, K. A., Crapper, M., Altug, K. & Crow, J., 1 Dec 2017, In : Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. 17, 6, p. 1499-1506 8 p.

A GIS-based assessment of the Byzantine water supply system of Constantinople

Ruggeri, F., Crapper, M., Snyder, J. R. & Crow, J., Dec 2017, In : Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. 17, 6, p. 1534-1543 10 p.

Water-supply infrastructure of Byzantine Constantinople

Ward, K., Crow, J. & Crapper, M., 15 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Roman Archaeology. 30, p. 175-195

CFD-DEM Simulation of Turbulence Modulation in Horizontal Pneumatic Conveying

Ebrahimi, M. & Crapper, M., 15 Oct 2016, In : Particuology.

Numerical and experimental study of horizontal pneumatic transportation of spherical and low-aspect-ratio cylindrical particles

Ebrahimi, M., Crapper, M. & Ooi, J., 14 May 2016, In : Powder Technology. p. 48-59

Breakage Functions of Particles of Four Different Materials Subjected to Uniaxial Compression

Singh, D., McGlinchey, D. & Crapper, M., 9 May 2016, In : Particulate Science and Technology.

A socio-economic analysis of different approaches to faecal sludge treatment in Sunyani, Ghana

Mallory, A., Crapper, M., Gyasi, S. F. & Boamah, B., 2016.

Breakage functions of particles of four different materials subjected to uniaxial compression

Singh, D., Mcglinchey, D. & Crapper, M., 2015, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 2015.

Safety and volunteer construction workers

Sherratt, F., Crapper, M., Foster-Smith, L. & Walsh, S., 2015, In : Construction Management and Economics. 33, 5-6, p. 361-374

Safety and Volunteer Construction Workers

Foster-Smith, L., Walsh, S., Crapper, M. & Sherratt, F., 3 Sep 2014. 10 p.

Using the DEM-CFD method to predict Brownian particle deposition in a constricted tube

Chaumeil, F. & Crapper, M., Aug 2014, In : Particuology. 15, p. 94-106

Wastewater Management in Third World Cities: Case Study of Cotonou, Benin

Hounkpe Wendeou, S. P., Crapper, M., Adjovi, E. & Awuah, E., 18 Apr 2014, In : Journal of Environmental Protection. 5, 5, p. 387-399 13 p.

Experimental and Simulation Studies of Dilute Horizontal Pneumatic Conveying

Ebrahimi, M., Crapper, M. & Ooi, J., 4 Mar 2014, In : Particulate Science and Technology. 32, 2, p. 206-213 8 p.

Innovative learning at The University of Edinburgh

Furber, A., Crapper, M., Gillie, M., Stratford, T., Bisby, L., Blackford, J. R. & White, D., 2014, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law. 167, 1, p. 13-24

Teaching Skills for Conceptual Design - A New Approach

Gillie, M., Stratford, T., Crapper, M. & Furber, A., 2014, 5th International Symposium for Engineering Education. University of Manchester, UK

DEM simulations of initial deposition of colloidal particles around non-woven membrane spacers

Chaumeil, F. & Crapper, M., 1 Sep 2013, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 442, p. 254-263 10 p.

Performance of a Geobag Revetment. I: Quasi-Physical Modeling

Akter, A., Pender, G., Wright, G. & Crapper, M., Aug 2013, In : Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 139, 8, p. 865-876 12 p.

Performance of a Geobag Revetment. II: Numerical Modeling

Akter, A., Crapper, M., Pender, G., Wright, G. & Wong, W. S., Aug 2013, In : Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 139, 8, p. 877-885 9 p.

Carbon dioxide accounting: 2014 Commonwealth Games Atheletes’ Village

Sampson, J., Biesta, M., Crapper, M., Hall, I. & Shepherd, A., Mar 2013, In : Proceedings of the institution of civil engineers-Engineering sustainability. 166, 3, p. 150-160

Comparison of coupled DEM-CFD and SPH-DEM methods in single and multiple particle sedimentation test cases

Ebrahimi, M., Gupta, P., Robinson, M., Crapper, M., Ramaioli, M. & Ooi, J. Y., 2013, PARTICLE-BASED METHODS III: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS. Bischoff, M., Ramm, E., Onate, E., Owen, R. & Wriggers, P. (eds.). 08034 BARCELONA: INT CENTER NUMERICAL METHODS ENGINEERING, p. 322-334 13 p.

Earthworks risk assessment on a heritage railway

Crapper, M., Fell, M. & Gammoh, I., 2013, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering.

Evaluation of a risk assessment system for heritage railway earthworks

Doherty, E., Kelly, P. & Crapper, M., 2013.

Influence of Salinity on Duckweed Growth and Duckweed Based Wastewater Treatment System

Hounkpe Wendeou, S. P., Aina, M. P., Crapper, M., Adjovi, E. & Daouda, M., 2013, In : journal of water resource and protection. 5, p. 993-999 7 p.

Limits for acceptable use of worn rails on UK standard gauge heritage railways

Dennis, G. & Crapper, M., 2013.

Mise au point d'un systeme integre de gestion des eaux usees

Hounkpe Wendeou, S. P., Adjovi, E., Crapper, M. & Aina, M. P., 2013, In : Revue Ivorienne Sciences et Technologie (REVIST). 21 & 22, p. 154 173 p.

Simulation and experimental study of cylindrical particle motion in a two-phase flow

Ebrahimi, M., Crapper, M., Edwards, W. & Ooi, J., 2013.

Solid-Fluid flows using a variant of immersed boundary method in Gerris

Shui, P., Popinet, S., Valluri, P., Zaleski, S. & Crapper, M., Nov 2012, American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics 2012 Bulletin.

The health and safety implications of socio-cultural context for community construction projects in developing countries

Furber, A., Duncan, S., Smith, S. & Crapper, M., Oct 2012, In : Construction Management and Economics. 30, 10, p. 857-867 11 p.

A case study of the impact of cultural differences during a construction project in Ghana

Furber, A., Smith, S. & Crapper, M., 2012, Proceedings of the ARCOM 28th Annual Conference. Smith, S. (ed.). ARCOM, p. 553-562 10 p.

Modelling the failure modes in geobag revetments

Akter, A., Crapper, M., Pender, G., Wright, G. & Wong, W. S., 2012, In : Water Science and Technology. 65, 3, p. 418-425 8 p.

Simulation of dilute horizontal pneumatic conveying with experimental validation (PARDEM Project 8)

Ebrahimi, M. & Crapper, M., 2012, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids - CHoPS 2012.

Culture in Rural Water and Sanitation Projects: a Case Study

Furber, A. & Crapper, M., 2011.

Predicting the hydrodynamic forces on geobag revetments

Akter, A., Pender, G., Wright, G. & Crapper, M., 2011, In : Journal of Flood Risk Management. 4, 4, p. 328 338 p.

Education for Sustainable Development and Civil Engineering for Children: Interactive Model Case Study

Jewers, S., Lumsden, S., Crapper, M., French, W., Lothian, A., Donald, R., Hill, D. & Hall, A., Jul 2010, In : Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. 136, 3, p. 165-174 10 p.

Discussion of "approximation of m-function for partially penetrating wells" by Sushil K. singh

Barry, D. A., Wissmeier, L., Parlange, J-Y. & Crapper, M., 1 Mar 2010, In : Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 136, 3, p. 214-217 4 p.

Improving the case-based reasoning prediction of the compliance of treated effluent from constructed wetlands

Crapper, M., Ellis, R. & Furber, A., 2010, In : Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems. 27, 2, p. 123-132 10 p.

Modelling the Hydrodynamic Forces on Geobag Revetments using CES

Akter, A., Pender, G., Wright, G. & Crapper, M., 2010.

A computational fluid dynamics based model of the ex-situ remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils

Wu, T. & Crapper, M., 15 Nov 2009, In : Desalination. 248, 1-3, p. 262-270 9 p.

Simulation of biopile processes using a hydraulics approach

Wu, T. & Crapper, M., 15 Nov 2009, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 171, 1-3, p. 1103-1111 9 p.

DEM-CFD Modelling of Voidage and Heat Transfer in Fluidized Beds

Duursma, G., Crapper, M., Whitelaw, S., Wong, W. S. & McMullan, K., 27 Aug 2009, 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering.

Failure Mechanism in Geobag Structure

Akter, A., Wright, G., Crapper, M. & Pender, G., 2009.

Models for teaching sustainable development to children

Crapper, M., Donald, R., Hill, D., Hall, A. & French, W., Dec 2008, In : Proceedings of the institution of civil engineers-Engineering sustainability. 161, 4, p. 229-236 8 p.

A CFD Approach to modelling ex-situ bioremediation

Crapper, M. & Wu, T., Sep 2008.

Investigation of Flow Patterns of Gas-Solid Granular Flow over Horizontal Pipe Cross-sections by FLUENT & EDEM

Lu, Y., Glass, D., Easson, W. & Crapper, M., 2008.

Investigation of flow patterns of gas-solid granular flow over horizontal pipe cross-sections by FLUENT amp; EDEM

Lu, M. Y., Glass, D., Easson, W. J. & Crapper, M., 2008, Particular Systems Analysis 2008.

The significance of ambient atmosphere and temperature on ex-situ remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil: a computational fluid dynamics modelling approach

Crapper, M. & Wu, T., 2008, p. 297-306. 9 p.

EDEM-FLUENT investigation of bubble-tube interactions in gas-fluidized beds

Crapper, M., Duursma, G., Robertson, C. & Wong, S., 2007, 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Leipzig, Germany.

How Roman engineers could have flooded the Colosseum

Crapper, M., 2007, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civl Engineering. Vol. 160. p. 184-191 8 p.

Refining the case-based reasoning model of construction processes

Graham, L. D., Smith, S. & Crapper, M., 2006, ARCOM 22nd Annual Conference, University of Central England, Birmingham, 4-6 Sept..

Green-Ampt Approximations

Barry, A., Parlange, J. -Y., Li, L., Jeng, D. -S. & Crapper, M., 2005, In : Advances in Water Resources. 28, 10, p. 1003-1009 7 p.

A Robust Grade-Adjustment Procedure

Barry, A., Jeng, D. -S., Wardlaw, R., Smith, S. & Crapper, M., 2004, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 20, 2

An accurate approach to the design of channel hydraulic flocculators

Liu, J., Crapper, M. & McConnachie, G., 2004, In : Water Research. 38, 4, p. 875-886 12 p.

Improving Construction Simulation with a Case-Based Reasoning Input

Graham, D., Smith, S. & Crapper, M., 2004, In : Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems. 21, 2, p. 137-150 14 p.

h-adaptivity and honest GFEM for advection-dominated transport

Usmani, A., Mayne, D. A. & Crapper, M., 2002, In : Numerical Heat Transfer Part B - Fundamentals. 41, 39906, p. 339-359 21 p.

h-adaptive finite element solution of unsteady thermally driven cavity problem

Mayne, D., Usmani, A. & Crapper, M., 2001, In : International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow. /11, 11, p. 172-194 23 p.

Comparison of split-operator methods for solving coupled chemical nonequilibrium reaction/groundwater transport models.

Barry, A., Bajracharya, K., Crapper, M., Prommer, H. & Cunningham, C., 2000, In : Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. 53, 40940, p. 113-127 15 p.

Flow field visualisation of sediment-laden flow using ultrasonic imaging

Crapper, M., Bruce, T. & Gouble, C., 2000, In : Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans. 31, p. 233-245 13 p.

h-Adaptive Finite Element Solution of Unsteady Thermally Driven Cavity Problem

Mayne, D. A., Usmani, A. & Crapper, M., 2000, In : International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow. 10, 6, p. 598-615 18 p.

h-Adaptive finite element solution of high Rayleigh number Thermally driven cavity problem

Mayne, D. A., Usmani, A. & Crapper, M., 2000, In : International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow. 10, 6, p. 598 - 615

Approximations for the Hantush M function

Barry, A., Parlange, J. Y. & Crapper, M., 1999, In : Journal of Hydrology. 221, p. 91-96 6 p.

Comment on "Analytical series expressions for Hantush's M and S functions" by Michael G. Trefry

Barry, A., Parlange, J. Y. & Crapper, M., 1999, In : Water Resources Research.

Comment on ‘Analytical series expressions for Hantush's M and S functions’ by Michael G Trefry

Barry, A., Parlange, J. Y. & Crapper, M., 1999, In : Water Resources Research. 35, 7, p. 2279-2280 2 p.

A Laboratory Study of Cohesive Sediment Transport

Crapper, M. & Ali, K. H. M., 1997, 4th International Nearshore and Estuarine Sediment Transport Conference INTERCOH 94. p. 5 1 p.

Cohesive sediment study using ultrasound technology

Karim, O. A., Crapper, M. & Ali, K. H. M., 1997, In : Journal Sains Malaysiana. 26, 34, p. 75-81 7 p.

Fluid Mud Transport

Ali, K. H. M., Crapper, M. & O'Connor, B. A., 1997, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering. 124, p. 64-78 15 p.