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The Mechanical and Resonance Assessment of Large Clear Samples of UK-Grown Beech Wood

Journal Article
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2019)
The Mechanical and Resonance Assessment of Large Clear Samples of UK-Grown Beech Wood. Pro Ligno, 15(4), 32-39
The paper presents the results of non-destructive longitudinal resonance (impulse excitation technique), and mechanical flexural testing, of a batch of European beech wood (Fa...

Timber grading potential of Douglas fir in the Republic of Ireland and the UK

Journal Article
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Harte, A. (2019)
Timber grading potential of Douglas fir in the Republic of Ireland and the UK. International Wood Products Journal, 10(2), 64-69. https://doi.org/10.1080/20426445.2019.1617984
Results of the recently approved machine control grading settings for Douglas fir in the Republic of Ireland and the UK have shown that the species can be graded to C18, and h...

Lesser-used UK-grown timber

Book Chapter
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2019)
Lesser-used UK-grown timber. In TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2019, 200-205
Daniel Ridley-Ellis looks at the grading properties of different species in comparison with the highly commercial Sitka spruce.

Grading of British Timber

Journal Article
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018)
Grading of British Timber. The Full Circle: The Journal of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers, 34-36
A summary of grading of home grown timber for the magazine of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers (ASHS).

Some thresholds for grading British grown spruce to optimised strength classes using longitudinal resonance

Conference Proceeding
Ridley-Ellis, D., Adams, S., & Lehneke, S. (2018)
Some thresholds for grading British grown spruce to optimised strength classes using longitudinal resonance
The main commercial species in the UK and Ireland is Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), which is graded in combination with a small amount of Norway spruce (P. abies). It is typ...

Strength grading of timber in the UK in 2018

Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, June)
Strength grading of timber in the UK in 2018. Presented at Timber 2018
This paper summarises the state-of-the-art of strength grading of UK-grown timber. It lists the following information along with the primary references: visual grading grades ...

Impulse excitation measurement of small changes in elastic moduli and damping using R

Journal Article
Ridley-Ellis, D., Libeau, M., & Mignerat, D. (2018)
Impulse excitation measurement of small changes in elastic moduli and damping using R. International Wood Products Journal, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/20426445.2018.1475928
Impulse excitation is commonly used to assess wood stiffness in both scientific and industrial settings. Modes of vibration are excited by a mechanical impulse and their reson...

Equipping ourselves for future forests and timber.

Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, May)
Equipping ourselves for future forests and timber. Presented at Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, Edinburgh
Presentation to the Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, "Innovation for change - New drivers for tomorrow’s forestry" Edinburgh 2-3 May 2013 https://www.cha...

TG1/201804/25rev Derivation of MTG grading machine settings for Douglas fir (IE & GB, C classes)

Report
Ridley-Ellis, D., & Gil-Moreno, D. (2018)
TG1/201804/25rev Derivation of MTG grading machine settings for Douglas fir (IE & GB, C classes). WoodProps for Ireland project
Grading machines MTG 960 mtgBATCH 962 mtgBATCH 966 MTG 920 mtgBATCH 922 mtgBATCH 926 Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) (PSMN) Permitted timber sizes Thickness: 33 mm to 84...

Home grown timber now and in the future.

Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November)
Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at WTS British Timber Seminar
Presentation to the wood technology society "British Timber Seminar" at IOM3, November 2017
9 results

SIRT 2019-20 (WP1&2)

2019 - 2020
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £96,000

SIRT 2018-19 (WP1&2)

2018 - 2019
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £99,000

SIRT WP2 2017-18

2017 - 2018
Timber grading standards support ensuring standards are good for the domestic timber industries, and supporting industry in using them
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £42,500

SIRT WP1 2017-18

2017 - 2018
Applied research and knowledge transfer addressing industry needs – as set out by the SIRT management board. This includes providing information and advice to industry sponsors
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £107,500

Extractives database support

2017 - 2018
Maintenance and hosting of website database developed in previous project
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £3,000

Extractive components of Scottish roundwood

2015 - 2015
To investigate the extractives that are available in Sitka sprice, Scots pine and hybrid larch. To understand how the extractives vary between crop parts e.g. heartwood, bark, stumps, brash and thinni...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £15,623

Timber grading standards support (Workpackage 2)

2014 - 2018
Provide support to the forest industry through representation on various GB and European committees, and to provide dissemination and facilitate events to the sawmill industy.
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £130,000

Larch grading setting

2014 - 2015
To create approved settings for existing x-ray and acoustic grading machines for British larch whilst creating knowledge on dimensional tolerance and creating a subset of sample resource for Proof of ...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £105,000

SIRT workplan 2014/17 (Workpackage 1)

2014 - 2018
Improving industry knowledge of timer properties and utilisation potential of 'alternative species', testing 6 different species. Disseminate and promote effectively the outputs of the programme, incl...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £289,999