Aamir Khokhar

Aamir Khokhar

Dr Aamir Khokhar

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Khokhar joined Edinburgh Napier University as a lecturer in Structural Engineering in 2013. He completed his B.Eng. (Hons) in Civil Engineering in Pakistan and acquired an MSc in Structures from University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada and a PhD from Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), UK.

Dr. Khokhar has significant research experience in the area of timber engineering, attained in Canada and the United Kingdom. At UNB, in collaboration with National Research Council Canada (NRC), He led large-scale research projects on improving the vibrational serviceability of wood floors and development of various engineered wood members. He also carried out laboratory and theoretical based investigations to examine mechanical properties of solid timber beams at ENU. His research work has been published in journals and prestigious peer-reviewed conferences on timber engineering.

Currently his research focuses on developing design criteria to control excessive vibration in wood floors by modifying the construction parameters in collaboration with institutions from Finland and Canada.

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Research Areas

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Invited Speaker

  • Khokhar A. M, Chui Y.H., Smith I., Hu L. J., 2004 “Influence of between-joist bracing elements on static deflection and frequency response of a joisted wood floor” proceeding of 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Lahti, Finland.
  • Khokhar A. M., Zhang H. Ridley-Ellis D, “The shear strength, and failure modes, of timber joists obtained from the torsion test method”, Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Riva Del Garda, Italy, 2010.
  • Khokhar A. M, Zhang J., Ridley-Ellis D., Moore J., 2008 “The Shear Modulus of Sitka Spruce Timber joists as Measured by the Torsion Tests” proceeding of 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Miyazaki, Japan.
  • Khokhar, A. M., Chui, Y. H., Smith, I. “Influence of stiffness of between-joist bracing on vibrational serviceability of wood floors”, Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand, 2012.
  • Khokhar A. M., Zhang H., “The use of torsion test method to evaluate the shear properties of timber joists”, Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand, 2012.
  • Khokhar, A. M. Zhang, H. “Shear failure modes of wood under torsional loadings” Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec city , Canada, 2014.

 

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11 results

Influence of between-joists bridging elements on static and dynamic response of wood joisted floors

Journal Article
Khokhar, A., Chui, Y. H., & Smith, I. (2019)
Influence of between-joists bridging elements on static and dynamic response of wood joisted floors. Engineering Structures, 188, 362-368. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.03.039
Excessive vertical vibration of lightweight floors caused by walking or similar activities can be annoying to building occupants. Previous studies have shown that the vibrati...

Determination of shear modulus of wood joists from torsion tests and relationship with modulus of elasticity

Conference Proceeding
Khokhar, A., & Zhang, J. (2018)
Determination of shear modulus of wood joists from torsion tests and relationship with modulus of elasticity
This paper presents the work that was undertaken to use torsion tests to evaluate the shear modulus of wood joists. The relationship of the shear modulus with modulus of elast...

Ribbed-plate Approach to Predict Static and Dynamic Responses of Timber Floor with Between-Joist Bracing

Conference Proceeding
Khokhar, A., & Chui, Y. (2016)
Ribbed-plate Approach to Predict Static and Dynamic Responses of Timber Floor with Between-Joist Bracing. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016)
Installing between-joist bracing can be an economical and effective means of mitigating excessive vibration levels in wood floors associated to human discomfort. Effectiveness...

Influence of stiffness of between-joists bracing on vibrational serviceability of wood floors.

Conference Proceeding
Khokhar, A., Chui, Y., & Smith, I. (2012)
Influence of stiffness of between-joists bracing on vibrational serviceability of wood floors. In P. Quenneville (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012), 362-369
Floors with repetitive parallel wood joists overlain by wood panel sheathing behave as orthotropic two-way structures since their along-joist stiffness is much higher than acr...

The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists

Conference Proceeding
Khokhar, A., & Zhang, J. (2012)
The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists. In P. Quenneville (Ed.), Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012)
This paper presents details of the experimental method and test results from a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear modulus and shear strength of solid tim...

The evaluation of shear properties of timber beams using torsion test method

Thesis
Khokhar, A. M. The evaluation of shear properties of timber beams using torsion test method. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4406

The shear strength and failure modes of timber joists obtained from the torsion test method.

Conference Proceeding
Khokhar, A. M., Zhang, H., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2010)
The shear strength and failure modes of timber joists obtained from the torsion test method. In A. Ceccotti (Ed.), 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010 (WTCTE 2010), (3509-3516
This paper presents details of the experimental method and test results from a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear strength of timber joists. The failure...

Random acts of elasticity: MoE, G and EN408.

Conference Proceeding
Ridley-Ellis, D., Moore, J. & Khokhar, A. M. (2009)
Random acts of elasticity: MoE, G and EN408
The paper examines the variation in modulus of elasticity (MoE) and shear modulus (G) within sawn timber and the implications for testing timber in accordance with EN408:2003....

Determining the Shear Modulus of Sitka Spruce from Torsion Tests

Journal Article
Khokhar, A. M., Zhang, H., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Moore, J. (2008)
Determining the Shear Modulus of Sitka Spruce from Torsion Tests. Timber Engineering,
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...

Determining the Shear Modulus of Sitka Spruce from Torsion Tests

Conference Proceeding
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...

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