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Liuti, A., D'Amico, B. & Pugnale, A. (2016). Building timber gridshells with air: Numerical simulations and technique challenges. In Cruz, P. J. S. (Ed.). Structures and Architecture: Beyond their Limits. ISBN 9781138026513
Construction has always been a fascinating and challenging aspect of timber gridshells. So far, only three techniques have successfully been used for the erection of such stru...
Li, M., Zhang, H. & Wong, S. H. F. (2016). Using topology optimization technique to determine the optimized layout of steel reinforcing bars in concrete structures. In Herskovits, J. (Ed.). Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, 789-798. ISBN 978-85-7650-548-8
1. Abstract This study presents an optimization procedure based on the modified Bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO) approach to optimize both location a...
Patlakas, P., Livingstone, A. & Hairstans, R. (2015). A BIM platform for offsite timber construction
This paper discusses the potential of a BIM platform for offsite timber construction within the context of the UK construction industry. It examines the benefits, limitations,...
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Situated at Sheffield’s Hallam Square, Sheffield, the Magnolia Gridshell, is
a design collaboration by Sheffield Hallam University with experts in this
field from ...
D'Amico, B., Kermani, A. & Zhang, H. (2013). A form finding method for post formed timber grid shell structures. doi:10.13140/2.1.3949.8888
Timber grid shells provide efficient ways of covering large openings with relatively small amount of materials. With three-dimensional CAD software, it is now possible to mode...
D'Amico, B. (2013). Form-finding and structural optimisation of timber gridshell structures.
Pone, S., Colabella, S., Parenti, B., Lancia, D., Fiore, A., D'Amico, B., …Ceraldi, C. (2012). Construction and form-finding of a post-formed timber grid-shell. In Cruz, P. J. D. S. (Ed.). Structures and Architecture: Concepts, Applications and Challenges, 245-252. doi:10.1201/b15267-32. ISBN 978-0-415-66195-9
In this paper, the design procedure and construction phases of a post-formed timber
grid-shell are described. For form-finding and verification of structural safety, two diffe...
Pone, S., Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Fiore, A., Lancia, D. & Parenti, B. (2012). Timber Post-formed Gridshell: Digital Form-finding / drawing and building tool.
Summary: This research deals with design, structural analysis and construction of timber post-formed gridshells. Starting from the scale modelling experience, from 1:20 to 1:1...
Humanyun, R., Zhang, H. & Zhang, B. (2012). Digital image processing of weathered stone for determining the optimum cleaning level of stonework. In 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Structural Faults and RepairISBN N/A
In this study, the authors introduced a new image component sampling technique that can be used to evaluate level of cleaning of weathered masonry stone for historic buildings...
Zhang, H., Mohamed, A. & Smith, I. (2017). Evaluation of shear constant of timber glulam composite with photogrammetric approach. In Proceeding of the Fourteenth International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building EngineeringISBN N/A
Shear constant of timber glulam materials plays an important role in structural modelling, such as lateral torsional buckling of the glulam beam, floor vibration and stabiliti...
Portioli, F., D Lorenzo, G., D'Amico, B., Landolfo, R. & Mazzolani, F. M. (2011). Contact buckling effects in built-up cold-formed steel beams.
The aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of contact interactions on local
buckling of a built-up cold-formed steel member assembled by mechanical fasteners. To this...
Zhang, H., Mohamed, A. & Xiao, Z. (2011). Evaluation of the Shear Constant of a Timber Beam using a Photogrammetric Approach. In Tsompanakis, Y. & Topping, B. H. V. (Eds.). Proceedings of the thirteenth international conference on civil, structural and environmental engineeringdoi:10.4203/ccp.96.164. ISBN 978-1-905088-47-8
The shear modulus is a fundamental mechanical property of wood that is used in general timber design [1,2,3]. Compared with other engineering materials, timber has relatively ...
Portioli, F., D'Amico, B., Di Lorenzo, G. & Landolfo, R. (2010). Modelling of geometric imperfections in numerical simulations of built-up cold-formed steel beams. ISBN 9789291471027
This paper is concerned with the modelling of geometric imperfections in the finite element analysis of a built-up cold-formed beam assembled with mechanical fasteners. The ob...
Zhang, H. & Kuang, J. S. (2009). Space-Time Finite Element Dynamic Analysis of Transfer Plate Structures in Tall Buildings. In Topping, B. H. V., Costa Neves, L. F. & Barros, R. C. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computingdoi:10.4203/ccp.91.223. ISBN 978-1-905088-32-4
A new space-time finite element formulation for dynamic analysis of transfer plates is presented. The method is based on an unconventional Hamilton variational principle and a...
Khokhar, A., Zhang, H., Ridley-Ellis, D. & Moore, J. (2008). Determining the Shear Modulus of Sitka Spruce from Torsion Tests. In 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008, 2137-2144. ISBN 9781615670888
This paper presents details of the experimental method, and preliminary results from, a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear modulus of Sitka spruce (Picea...
Kuang, J. S. & Zhang, J. H. (2006). A stiffened plate analogy for plate-and -beam structures. In Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building EngineeringISBN N/A
The current design practice of plate-and-grid structures in buildings, such as waffle slabs and ribbed plates, is relied largely on code-specified approximate methods, and the...