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 LimitsISBN 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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D'Amico, B. (2013). Form-finding and structural optimisation of timber gridshell structures
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...
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 ...
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...
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.