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Parametric Evaluation of Racking Performance of Platform Timber Framed Walls

Journal Article
Dhonju, R., D’Amico, B., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., & Zhang, B. (2017)
Parametric Evaluation of Racking Performance of Platform Timber Framed Walls. Structures, 12, 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2017.08.003
This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the racking performance of partially anchored timber framed walls, based on experimental tests. A total of 17 timber framed wa...

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...

A finite-difference formulation of elastic rod for the design of actively bent structures

Journal Article
D’Amico, B., Zhang, H., & Kermani, A. (2016)
A finite-difference formulation of elastic rod for the design of actively bent structures. Engineering Structures, 117, 518-527. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.03.034
A discrete formulation of elastic rod has been tailored for the particular design task of geometric modelling, form finding and analysis of actively bent structural systems. 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...

Form finding and structural analysis of actively bent timber grid shells

Journal Article
D’Amico, B., Kermani, A., & Zhang, H. (2014)
Form finding and structural analysis of actively bent timber grid shells. Engineering Structures, 81, 195-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.09.043
Grid shells are efficient structural systems covering large open spaces with relatively small amount of materials. Also, post forming techniques allow realization of geometric...

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...