Director of Sustainable Construction
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...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Buildings , energy and acoustics project through CSIC
Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland have asked us to carry out a short review of solar kiln technology and, specifically, a kiln design proposed by a small Scottish sawmill.
The report is for the public ben...
Oslo School Of Architecture and Design
This one year project will undertake a literature review and physical testing of Scots pine logs and boards. The aim of the project is to develop a predictive model of the knot characteristics of boar...
20 September 2016
20 September 2016
Timber is a versatile, natural, material with a wide range of properties. When properly understood, responsibly sourced, and produced through modern forestry and manufacturin...
31 October 2016
04 November 2016
Situated at Sheffield’s Hallam Square, Sheffield, the Magnolia Gridshell, is
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Professor and Director of Centre for Timber Enginnering
Zhang, B., Bahadori-Jahromi, A. & Kermani, A. (2005). Parametric study of multi-webbed composite timber joists. In Proceedings of the Second Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment, 451-461. ISBN 190366182X
Parametric study of multi-webbed composite timber joists.
Freedman, G. & Kermani, A. (2004). Development of long span stress-laminated timber arch bridges. In Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering: WCTE 2004, Lahti, Finland, June 14-17, 2004. Presentations held on Tuesday and Thursday, 301-306. ISBN 9517584431, 9789517584432
Development of long span stress-laminated timber arch bridges.
Brown, R. & Kermani, A. (2004). An investigation into the influence of flange size on the shear strength of OSB webbed I-joists. In Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering: WCTE 2004, Lahti, Finland, June 14-17, 2004. Presentations held on Tuesday and Thursday, 663-666. ISBN 9517584431, 9789517584432
An investigation into the influence of flange size on the shear strength of OSB webbed I-joists.
Kuang, J. S. & Zhang, H. X. (2003). Analysis of Stiffened Plates: An Effective Semi-Analytical Method. In Topping, B. H. V. (Ed.). Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computingdoi:10.4203/ccp.77.36. ISBN 0-948749-89-X
During the past three decades, a large amount of research results on the analysis and design of stiffened plates has been reported. Most of the methods used in the analyses in...
Abdulrahman, A. & Kermani, A. (2002). Load transfer mechanisms in punched metal -plate connected timber structures. In Timber Construction in the New Millennium: The Proceedings of 7th World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2002: August 12-15, 2002, Shah Alam, Malaysia
load transfer mechanisms in punched metal -plate connected timber structures.
Kermani, A. & Porteous, A. (2002). Load displacement characteristics of multi-nailed timber joists with plywood gussets. In Timber Construction in the New Millennium: The Proceedings of 7th World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2002: August 12-15, 2002, Shah Alam, Malaysia
Load displacement characteristics of multi-nailed timber joists with plywood gussets.
Kermani, A. (1996). Influence of grain direction on in-plane strength properties of plywood. In Proceedings of the International Wood Engineering Conference, Oct. 28-31, 1996, New Orleans, USA
Influence of grain direction on in-plane strength properties of plywood
Kermani, A. & Goh, H. C. C. (1996). Structural behaviour of multi-nailed timber connections. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on The Development of Wood Science and Technology, 102-108
Structural behaviour of multi-nailed timber connections.
Dhonju, R., D'Amico, B., Kermani, A., Porteous, J. & Zhang, B. (2017). Parametric evaluation of racking performance of Platform timber framed walls Structures. Structures. 12C, 75-87. doi:10.1016/j.istruc.2017.08.003. ISSN 2352-0124
This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the racking performance of partially anchored timber framed walls, based on experimental tests. A total of 17 timber framed wa...
Mansfield-Williams, H. & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017). An update on grading timber for structural use. In TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2017, 148-155. ISBN 978-1-909594-60-9
The quality of timber varies and, while we have little control over tree growth compared to industrial manufacturing processes, we do know many of the factors that influence w...
D 'amico, B., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., Dhonju, R. & Zhang, B. (2016). Racking performance of Platform timber framed walls assessed by rigid body relaxation technique. Construction and Building Materials. 129, 148-158. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.10.106. ISSN 0950-0618
A new method to assess the raking performance of Platform timber framed walls, is provided in this study: each component of the unit wall assembly is assumed as rigid, hence a...
Davies, I. (2015). Developing performance-based standards for external timber cladding. Energy Procedia. 78, 183-188. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.137. ISSN 1876-6102
This paper reviews the background to, and development of, new British Standards for external timber cladding. The standards are being produced because timber has become a wide...
British Council "Mobility Grant for Leadership Development Project". Funds visit by 6 persons from Ukraine to Edinburgh to seek potential collaborations in education and work based learning.
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making ...
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...