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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...

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...

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...

Optimisation of an oak container

Conference Proceeding
Savage, N., Kermani, A., & Zhang, H. (2010)
Optimisation of an oak container. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Traditional containers such as barrels, used in the transportation and storage of food and liquid, have been constructed from timber for thousands of years. The design of the ...

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...

Structural Performance of thinned oak containers

Conference Proceeding
Savage, N., & Kermani, A. (2010)
Structural Performance of thinned oak containers. In The Future of Quality Control for Wood & Wood Products
Traditional containers such as barrels, used in the transportation and storage of food and liquid, have been constructed from timber for thousands of years. The design of the ...