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Dr David Kelly

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Assistant Professor

School of the Built Environment

Phone: +44 (0)131 451 4554
Address:
  • Room G.32/1
    Edwin Chadwick Building
  • School of the Built Environment
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Edinburgh
  • EH14 4AS
  • United Kingdom
David Kelly

Research profile

Research
  • The application of transient-based analysis to the detection and location of depleted appliance trap seals in the building drainage system to avoid cross-contamination of infection and disease
  • Modelling the system response and transient behaviour of the building drainage system when subject to both naturally occurring and imposed pressure transients
  • Investigating the effects of climate change on the response and performance of the building drainage and rainwater collection systems.
Selected publications
  • Kelly D.A., Jack L.B. and Beattie R.K. “An investigation into the impact of climate change on the performance of property drainage systems.” Proceedings from the CIB W062 36th International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, Sydney, Australia, 8-10 November 2010.
  • Kelly D.A. “Reducing the risk of cross-contamination from the building drainage system using the reflected wave technique to identify depleted trap seals.” Proceedings from the CIB W062 35th International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, Düsseldorf, Germany, 7-9 September 2009.
  • Kelly D.A., Swaffield J.A., Jack L.B., Campbell D.P. and Gormley M. (2008) “Pressure transient identification of depleted appliance trap seals: A sinusoidal wave technique.” Building Services Engineering Research & Technology, 29 (3), 219-232.
  • Kelly D.A., Swaffield J.A., Jack L.B., Campbell D.P. and Gormley M. (2008) “Pressure transient identification of depleted appliance trap seals: A pressure pulse technique.” Building Services Engineering Research & Technology, 29 (2), 165-181.
  • Kelly D.A. “Reducing the risk of infection spread from the building drainage system through identification of depleted appliance trap seals using the reflected wave technique.” Proceedings from the CIB W062 34th International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, Hong Kong, China, 8-10 September 2008.
  • Kelly D.A., Swaffield J.A., Campbell D.P., Gormley M. and Jack L.B. “A transient-based technique to locate depleted appliance trap seals within the building drainage system”, 10th International Conference on Pressure Surges, BHR Group Ltd., Edinburgh, UK, 14-16 May 2008.
  • Kelly D.A. “Identification of depleted appliance trap seals within the building drainage and ventilation system – A transient based technique.” Proceedings from the CIB W062 33rd International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, Brno, Czech Republic, 19-21 September 2007.
  • Kelly D.A., Swaffield J.A., Jack L.B., Campbell D.P. and Gormley M. “Transient defect identification in building drainage and vent systems – an application of pressure transient theory and practice.” Proceedings from the CIB W062 32nd International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, Taipei, Taiwan, 17-20 September 2006.
Biography
  • 2002: BEng (Hons) in Environmental Services Engineering (First class) – Heriot-Watt University
  • 2002: Consultant Building Services Engineer
  • 2006: Research Associate in the Drainage Research Group – Heriot-Watt University
  • 2009: PhD in Fluid Mechanics – Heriot-Watt University
    Thesis title: “Controlling the risk if cross-contamination from the building drainage system using the reflected wave technique to identify depleted water trap seals”
  • 2009: Post doctoral Research Associate in the Drainage Research Group – Heriot-Watt University