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Prediction of modal frequencies, modal shapes and static point load deflections of I-joist timber flooring systems using finite element method.

Conference Proceeding
Weckendorf, J., Zhang, B., & Kermani, A. (2010)
Prediction of modal frequencies, modal shapes and static point load deflections of I-joist timber flooring systems using finite element method. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering
The vibrational behaviour of structural timber flooring systems can result in serviceability problems due to discomfort experienced by the occupants. However, the dynamic resp...

Performance characteristics of structural insulated panels (SIPs).

Presentation / Conference
Kermani, A. & Hairstans, R. (2008, June)
Performance characteristics of structural insulated panels (SIPs). Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Antalya, Turkey
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are an alternative construction material for residential and light commercial buildings. They were developed in the USA and have been evolvi...

Development of Nailed/Screwed Modules for Stress Laminated Timber Arch Bridges

Conference Proceeding
Freedman, G. & Kermani, A. (2008)
Development of Nailed/Screwed Modules for Stress Laminated Timber Arch Bridges. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber EngineeringISBN 978-1-61567-088-8
This paper describes the experimental part of a research programme carried out at Napier University in collaboration with the UK's Forestry Civil Engineering, Forestry Commiss...

Damping Characteristics of Timber Flooring Systems with Respect to Low-Frequency Vibration Modes

Conference Proceeding
Weckendorf, J., Zhang, B., Kermani, A., Reid, D. & Andersen, P. (2008)
Damping Characteristics of Timber Flooring Systems with Respect to Low-Frequency Vibration Modes. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber EngineeringISBN 978-1-61567-088-8
The vibration serviceability of flooring structures has been of concern for decades. To date, design criteria classifying the dynamic behaviour of different types of timber fl...

Performance of structural insulated panels

Journal Article
Kermani, A. (2006)
Performance of structural insulated panels. Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings. 159, 13-19. doi:10.1680/stbu.2006.159.1.13. ISSN 0965-0911
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are gradually gaining popularity as an alternative construction material for residential and light commercial buildings in the UK. They show...

Performance of a 20m span stress-laminated-timber arch bridge.

Journal Article
Kermani, A. & Freedman, G. J. H. (2005)
Performance of a 20m span stress-laminated-timber arch bridge. Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering. 158, 155-164. doi:10.1680/bren.2005.158.4.155. ISSN 14784637
For the past three years the authors have been involved in the optimisation of the performance of stress-laminated-timber arch (SLTA) structures by utilising the strength prop...

Dynamic response of timber floors.

Conference Proceeding
Weckendorf, J., Zhang, B., Kermani, A. & Reid, D. (2005)
Dynamic response of timber floors. In Proceedings of the Second Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built & Natural Environment (PRoBEISBN 1-903661-82-X
Developments in composite timber construction have been widely used for forming relatively large-span floors. This has also resulted in undue floor vibrations, causing inconve...

Axially loaded Helifx connectors in timber.

Conference Proceeding
Coste, G. & Kermani, A. (2005)
Axially loaded Helifx connectors in timber. In Egbu, C. O. & Tong, M. K. L. (Eds.). Amazon.co.uk BookDepository Waterstone's WHSmith Blackwell Find in a library All sellers » Shop for Books on Google Play Browse the world's largest eBookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. Go to Google Play Now » My library My History Books on Google Play Proceedings of the Second Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment (PRoBE), 421-429. ISBN 9781903661826
This paper presents an experimental investigation on the withdrawal of a new connector type for use in structural timber. The structural performance of Helifix fasteners, whic...

Sustainable Timber Recreation Structures

Presentation / Conference
Freedman, G. & kermani, A. (2004, December)
Sustainable Timber Recreation Structures. Presented at FEG Conference 2004 Winter Symposium "The key to sustainable solutions on the forest industry", Cumbria, UK
Sustainable timber recreation structures.