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Influence of test procedure on timber wall racking performance.

Journal Article
Coste, G., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., Murray, D., & Dhonju, R. (2016)
Influence of test procedure on timber wall racking performance. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Structures and buildings, 169(12), 925-934. https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.15.00142
In the UK, the design procedure for calculating the racking strength of timber-framed walls is based on the rules in Eurocode 5 and given in PD 6693-1. Currently, the PD metho...

Racking performance of Platform timber framed walls assessed by rigid body relaxation technique

Journal Article
D 'Amico, B., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., Dhonju, R., & Zhang, B. (2016)
Racking performance of Platform timber framed walls assessed by rigid body relaxation technique. Construction and Building Materials, 129, 148-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.10.106
A new method to assess the raking performance of Platform timber framed walls, is provided in this study: each component of the unit wall assembly is assumed as rigid, hence a...

Vibrations of metal web joist timber floors with strongbacks.

Journal Article
Zhang, B., Kermani, A., & Fillingham, T. (2016)
Vibrations of metal web joist timber floors with strongbacks. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Structures and buildings, 169(8), 549-562. https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.14.00130
The aim of this research is to assess the effects of joist spacing, strongbacks and ceiling on the dynamic response of timber floors with metal web joists so as to evaluate t...

Timber gridshells: Numerical simulation, design and construction of a full scale structure

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., Kermani, A., Zhang, H., Pugnale, A., Colabella, S., & Pone, S. (2015)
Timber gridshells: Numerical simulation, design and construction of a full scale structure. Structures, 3, 227-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2015.05.002
Timber gridshell structures, such as the Multihalle for the federal garden festival in Mannheim or the Downland Museum, have been the result of a creative–generative process t...

Optimization of cross-section of actively bent grid shells with strength and geometric compatibility constraints

Journal Article
D’Amico, B., Kermani, A., Zhang, H., Shepherd, P., & Williams, C. (2015)
Optimization of cross-section of actively bent grid shells with strength and geometric compatibility constraints. Computers and Structures, 154, 163-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2015.04.006
The use of bending as self forming process allows the realization of shape-resistant systems, such as grid shell structures. Here, a numerical method for optimisation of the c...

Enhancement of deflection serviceability performance of metal web joist timber floors using strongbacks.

Conference Proceeding
Zhang, B., Kermani, A., Fillingham, T., Cullen, M., & Kilpatrick, T. (2014)
Enhancement of deflection serviceability performance of metal web joist timber floors using strongbacks. In Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE2014,
This paper presents the study on the serviceability performance of the floors constructed with metal web joists with focus on the deflection at floor centre under 1 kN point l...

A hybrid system for enhancing racking performance of timber panels

Conference Proceeding
Munir, S., Kermani, A., & Harrison, I. (2012)
A hybrid system for enhancing racking performance of timber panels. In Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Timber frame can offer many aesthetic and structural benefits over other construction materials, for example effective insulation for energy efficiency, sustainable design and...

Developments In stress-laminated arch construction for footbridges.

Conference Proceeding
Kermani, A., & Freedman, G. (2010)
Developments In stress-laminated arch construction for footbridges. In Proceedings of International Conference on Timber Bridges,
Developments In stress-laminated arch construction for footbridges.

Beam and post system for non-residential multi-storey timber buildings – Conceptual framework and key issues

Conference Proceeding
Tlustochowicz, G., Kermani, A., & Johnsson, H. (2010)
Beam and post system for non-residential multi-storey timber buildings – Conceptual framework and key issues. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering,
In Sweden, there has been a long tradition of using timber in the construction of housing and in recent years, timber structural systems are increasingly used in multi-s...

Vibrational performance of metal-webbed timber floors.

Conference Proceeding
Zhang, B., Weckendorf, J., Kermani, A., & Fillingham, T. (2010)
Vibrational performance of metal-webbed timber floors. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Metal web engineered timber joists have been largely used nowadays to replace traditional solid timber joists for constructing intermediate-span timber floors in low-rise hous...