Kal Uheida

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Mr Kal Uheida

Research Student

Biography

Kal Uheida graduated with BSc Honours in Civil Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University in 2015. He followed on from this by graduating with an MSc in Renewable Energy in 2016, broadening his scope of engineering and the built environment by focusing his Thesis on Solar Energy.

He is currently now in the final year of his Structural Engineering PhD studying the torsional behaviour of laminated structural glass elements, which has led to published research in the prestigious Composite Structures journal. Kal is also currently an Associate Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University - School of Engineering and the Built Environment. Additionally, he and the internationally-based research team have published research in structural timber.

Kal has presented research at several conferences and exhibitions both locally and internationally, including; CivilComp2019 (The 16th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing) at Lake Garda, Italy; SRPe (Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering Conference) At Strathclyde University; and is set to demonstrate an innovative bamboo-timber grid shell model with the research team at the notable COP26 Conference in Glasgow, November 2021.

Kal is involved in several local and international collaborative projects, such as international student exchange programs between Edinburgh Napier and Guangxi University of Science and Technology, research and development of novel jacket-pile gripper technology for offshore structures, and CFD modelling and optimisation for a patented spill-proof coffee cup lid design.

Publications:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114572
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-021-01729-8
https://doi.org/10.1080/20426445.2021.1952047

Research Areas

Date


8 results

Verification of the Photogrammetric Approach on the Torsion Test Method for Timber Beams

Journal Article
Mohamed, A., Uheida, K., Quan, Y., & Zhang, H. (in press)
Verification of the Photogrammetric Approach on the Torsion Test Method for Timber Beams. International Wood Products Journal, https://doi.org/10.1080/20426445.2021.1983690
The photogrammetric approach was proposed in this study to evaluate torsional behaviour of glulam timber beams during the torsion test. The main objectives of the experimental...

Performance study on mounting system for displacement transducer in mechanical tests of timber samples using photogrammetry method

Journal Article
Mohamed, A., Zhang, H., Deng, Y., Lehmann, M., Sigrist, C., Uheida, K., …Caudoux, R. (in press)
Performance study on mounting system for displacement transducer in mechanical tests of timber samples using photogrammetry method. Wood Material Science and Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1080/17480272.2021.1978107
This paper presents a unique study to reveal the effect of the mounting system of the linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) on the mechanical property tests of timbe...

Determining equivalent-sectional shear modulus in torsion tests for laminated glass beams using photogrammetry method

Journal Article
Uheida, K., Deng, Y., Zhang, H., Galuppi, L., Gao, J., Li, X., …Mohamed, A. (2021)
Determining equivalent-sectional shear modulus in torsion tests for laminated glass beams using photogrammetry method. Composite Structures, 276, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114572
This paper proposes a concise concept for quantifying the shear/torsional stiffness of the laminated glass beams experimentally by introducing the Equivalent-Sectional Shear M...

Applicability of the Torsion Test and Photogrammetric Approach on Structural Timber Beams

Journal Article
Mohamed, A., Uheida, K., Quan, Y., & Zhang, H. (2021)
Applicability of the Torsion Test and Photogrammetric Approach on Structural Timber Beams. International Wood Products Journal, 12(3), 206-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/20426445.2021.1952047
The torsion test is recommended as a standard approach to determine the shear modulus of structural-size timber and glulam beams. However, there is a difficulty in measuring t...

Photogrammetric Evaluation of Glulam Timber Shear Modulus Using Torsion Test Method and Dual Stereo Vision System

Journal Article
Mohamed, A., Deng, Y., Zhang, H., Wong, S. H. F., Uheida, K., Zhang, Y., …Quan, Y. (2021)
Photogrammetric Evaluation of Glulam Timber Shear Modulus Using Torsion Test Method and Dual Stereo Vision System. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 79, 1209-1223. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-021-01729-8
The shear modulus of timber and timber-based composite materials is a fundamental me-chanical property which is used in the design of timber and engineered wood products. The ...

Photogrammetry method to evaluate shear modulus of laminated glass beams in torsion tests

Presentation / Conference
Uheida, K. (2019, November)
Photogrammetry method to evaluate shear modulus of laminated glass beams in torsion tests. Presented at SRPe Annual Conference 2019, Glasgow
An exhibition and demonstration at the annual Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering Conference on the use of photogrammetry and machine vision techniques to evaluate th...

Using photogrammetry method to evaluate the shear module of the laminated glass beam in torsion tests

Presentation / Conference
Uheida, K., Zhang, J., & Deng, Y. (2019, September)
Using photogrammetry method to evaluate the shear module of the laminated glass beam in torsion tests. Paper presented at Civil-Comp 2019: The Sixteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Riva del Garda, Italy
The laminated structural glass beam is a modern, transparent and innovative structural element, widely used in supporting floor and roof plates, glass walls and many other app...

Evaluate equivalent-sectional shear modulus for laminated glass beams using in torsion tests and photogrammetry method

Working Paper
Uheida, K., Deng, Y., Zhang, H., Galuppi, L., Gao, J., Xie, L., …Mohamed, A. (2021)
Evaluate equivalent-sectional shear modulus for laminated glass beams using in torsion tests and photogrammetry method
This paper proposes a concise concept for quantifying the shear/torsional stiffness of the laminated glass beams experimentally by introducing the Equivalent-Sectional Shear M...

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