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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...

Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach

Presentation / Conference
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, L., Montaruli, M., Alshawawreh, L., Snaddon, S., Moghayedi, A., …Pomponi, F. (2019, September)
Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach. Poster presented at RISE Awards 2019
The constrained environment dominating Post-disaster Post-sheltering design solutions often results in a lack of consideration of sustainability and social dimensions. Neglect...

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...

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...

Who Is (Likely) Peer-Reviewing Your Papers? A Partial Insight into the World’s Top Reviewers

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., D'Amico, B., & Rye, T. (2019)
Who Is (Likely) Peer-Reviewing Your Papers? A Partial Insight into the World’s Top Reviewers. Publications, 7(1), 15. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7010015
Scientific publishing is experiencing unprecedented growth in terms of outputs across all fields. Inevitably this creates pressure throughout the system on a number of entitie...

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.

Influence of parameters affecting the racking strength of partially anchored timber framed walls

Conference Proceeding
Zhang, B., Dohnju, R., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., & D'Amico, B. (2018)
Influence of parameters affecting the racking strength of partially anchored timber framed walls. In WCTE 2018
A test-based assessment of the racking performance of partially anchored timber framed walls is described in this paper. The tested wall specimens were constructed and tested ...

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...

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...
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Extractives database support

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

Appearance grading Scots pine timber for joinery

2016 - 2017
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...
Funder: The Research Funding Council of Norway | Value: £28,000

Mobility grant with Ukrainian National Forestry University

2016 - 2017
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.
Funder: British Council | Value: £7,200

Donaldson Timber Engineering Ltd - Modular roofing system

2016 - 2018
The project innovation is the development of a modular roofing system that can be mass customised without significantly limiting the design scope, is cost completive and reduces the likelihood of acci...
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £132,833

ALVA Volumetric Construction

2016 - 2018
Novel offsite construction process for manufacture of housing
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £61,137

Russwood Cladding Exposure Trial

2015 - 2017
Project is to carry out a one year data-logged exposure trial of the weathering performance of external timber cladding made from the company's newly developed timber system.
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £13,921

Offsite Construction Hub (Hub & Spoke)

2015 - 2016
Given the knowledge, infrastructure and resource that resides within Scotland, there is a real opportunity here to be a key player in the global offsite construction market. The emphasis now is to sca...
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £29,638

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

Offsite HUB (Scotland)

2014 - 2016
To develop and pilot learning material with lead industry partners with the view to setting up a skills HUB for Offsite Construction.
Funder: UK Commission for Employment and Skills | Value: £68,484

Value adding to Scottish larch

2014 - 2015
Following on from the work carried out by the centre into potential value added uses of Phytophthora ramorum infected larch, three technologies have been identified for further investigation. The tech...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £33,783
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Investigations into the application of engineered bamboo for future hybrid beams

2015 - 2020
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
Niaz Gharavi | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Kenneth Leitch

Automated code compliance for structural timber design for Building Information Modelling

2014 - date
Mr Andrew Livingstone | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: Prof Sean Smith

Potential of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown for timber production in Great Britain

2013 - 2018
"I am investigating the merchantability and wood properties of Noble fir (Abies...
David Gil-Moreno | Director of Studies: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

Photogrammetric and stereo vision techniques for evaluating material properties in timber and timber-based composite structures

2010 - 2016
Dr Ahmed Mohamed | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Prof Abdy Kermani

The development of a hybrid racking panel

2007 - 2013
Throughout the U.K, Timber Platform Frame is increasingly being utilized in the high volume, low cost housing market. Here, the client’s desire for full...
Dr Kenneth Leitch | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: Dr Jack Porteous

The use of torsion test method to evaluate the shear modulus and the shear strength of timber joists

2005 - 2011
Dr Aamir Khokhar | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang

Moisture conditions in external timber cladding: field trials and their design implications

2004 - 2011
This research was funded by the EU Northern Periphery Programme as part of a trans-national project titled: E...
Dr Ivor Davies | Director of Studies: Charles Fairfield | Second Supervisor: Alastair Stupart

Optimising Timber Frame Construction

2002 - 2007
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...
Prof Robert Hairstans | Director of Studies: Prof Abdy Kermani | Second Supervisor: Fouad Khalaf

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