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Analysis of a wooden specimen's mechanical properties through acoustic measurements in the very near field

Journal Article
Pantelić, F., Mijić, M., Šumarac Pavlović, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Dudeš, D. (2020)
Analysis of a wooden specimen's mechanical properties through acoustic measurements in the very near field. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147(4), EL320-EL325. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0001030
This paper presents the method for prediction of some basic mechanical parameters of a wood specimen by using simple instrumentation. The standard acoustic method for assessme...

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...

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...

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).

Impulse excitation measurement of small changes in elastic moduli and damping using R

Journal Article
Ridley-Ellis, D., Libeau, M., & Mignerat, D. (2018)
Impulse excitation measurement of small changes in elastic moduli and damping using R. International Wood Products Journal, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/20426445.2018.1475928
Impulse excitation is commonly used to assess wood stiffness in both scientific and industrial settings. Modes of vibration are excited by a mechanical impulse and their reson...

Does home-grown make the grade?

Journal Article
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016)
Does home-grown make the grade?. Forestry & Timber News,
Summary of research into the properties of UK-grown timber (relevant to grading for construction use).

Strength grading of sawn timber in Europe: an explanation for engineers and researchers.

Journal Article
Ridley-Ellis, D., Stapel, P., & Baño, V. (2016)
Strength grading of sawn timber in Europe: an explanation for engineers and researchers. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 74(3), 291-306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-016-1034-1
This paper is a concise explanation of the normative background to strength grading in Europe, addressing important aspects that are commonly misunderstood by structural engin...

You’re so hip, darling: Materials researchers do stand-up comedy

Journal Article
Ridley-Ellis, D., & McNamara, L. (2015)
You’re so hip, darling: Materials researchers do stand-up comedy. MRS Bulletin, 40(08), 632-634. https://doi.org/10.1557/mrs.2015.187
Article about Bright Club (in Edinburgh and Glasgow)

Dan Ridley-Ellis

Journal Article
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2014)
Dan Ridley-Ellis. The Networker,
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Mechanical and physical properties of thermally modified Scots pine wood in high pressure reactor under saturated steam at 120, 150 and 180 °C.

Journal Article
Rautkari, L., Hill, C. A. S., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Hughes, M. (2014)
Mechanical and physical properties of thermally modified Scots pine wood in high pressure reactor under saturated steam at 120, 150 and 180 °C. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 72, 33-41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-013-0749-5
Scots pine sapwood and heartwood were thermally modified under saturated steam at 120, 150 and 180 °C in a high pressure reactor. Mechanical properties such as dynamic and sta...