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Combining of results from visual inspection, non-destructive testing and semi-destructive testing to predict the mechanical properties of Western Hemlock

Presentation / Conference
Bather, M., Ridley-Ellis, D. & Gil-Moreno, D. (2016, August)
Combining of results from visual inspection, non-destructive testing and semi-destructive testing to predict the mechanical properties of Western Hemlock. Paper presented at World Conference on Timber Engineering, Vienna, Austria
Current methods of assessing the mechanical properties of in-situ timber are limited, particularly with regard to estimating bending strength and stiffness. The aim of this re...

Thinking beyond the usual strength grades – with examples of British spruce and larch

Conference Proceeding
Ridley-Ellis, D., Adams, S., & Lehneke, S. (2016)
Thinking beyond the usual strength grades – with examples of British spruce and larch. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria, Eds.: J. Eberhardsteiner, W. Winter, A. Fadai, M. Pöll, Publisher: Vienna University of Technology
This paper summarises the processes and normative requirements involved in grading of structural timber, and outlines a number of areas in which matters may be improved, so as...

Using the right Modulus of Elasticity to get the best grades out of softwood timber species in Great Britain

Conference Proceeding
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & McLean, P. (2016)
Using the right Modulus of Elasticity to get the best grades out of softwood timber species in Great Britain. In WCTE 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering e-book Full Papers
The correct characterisation of modulus of elasticity in bending is fundamental for timber grading, especially when that property limits the allocation to a strength class. Th...

Analysis of acoustical properties of wood and mode identification by sample scanning in the very near field

Conference Proceeding
Pantelić, F., Šumarac Pavlović, D., Mijić, M., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016)
Analysis of acoustical properties of wood and mode identification by sample scanning in the very near field. In Zbornik apstrakata i program 60.konferencije ETRAN, Zlatibor
It is possible to achieve a good visualization of vibration modes by microphone scanning of a vibration excited sample of wood in very near field. The experimental settings, s...

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).

Making the grade and maximising the opportunities.

Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, April)
Making the grade and maximising the opportunities. Presented at Institute of Chartered Foresters 2016 National Conference “The Timber Supply Chain – Dynamics and Opportunities”, Newcastle, UK
Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference 2016 Invited presentation covering: A quick explanation of key properties of wood, relevant to construction The extent ...

The timber resource in G. B.-more species for new challenges.

Presentation / Conference
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & McLean, P. (2016, April)
The timber resource in G. B.-more species for new challenges. Paper presented at Young Researchers’ Forum III: Innovation in Construction Materials, London, UK
Timber in Great Britain is mostly produced from Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). Biotic threats have led tree growers to consider the planting of a wider range of species to o...

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...

Current UK timber grading and engineered wood products.

Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, February)
Current UK timber grading and engineered wood products

Timber grading seminar - Some things you should know about how strength grading works and what is changing in the standards.

Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, February)
Timber grading seminar - Some things you should know about how strength grading works and what is changing in the standards. Presented at Timber grading seminar, Glasgow, Scotland
Presentations from the seminar on timber grading. "This grading seminar will give you a crash course in timber strength grading, what it is, how it works, and how it is chang...
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SIRT 2019-20 (WP1&2)

2019 - 2020
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £96,000

InFutUReWood

2019 - 2022
Timber and construction research
Funder: European Commission | Value: £122,942

SIRT 2018-19 (WP1&2)

2018 - 2019
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £99,000

SIRT WP2 2017-18

2017 - 2018
Timber grading standards support ensuring standards are good for the domestic timber industries, and supporting industry in using them
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £42,500

SIRT WP1 2017-18

2017 - 2018
Applied research and knowledge transfer addressing industry needs – as set out by the SIRT management board. This includes providing information and advice to industry sponsors
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £107,500

Extractives database support

2017 - 2018
Maintenance and hosting of website database developed in previous project
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £3,000

Appearance grading Scots pine timber for joinery

2016 - 2017
This one year project will undertake a literature review and physical testing of Scots pine logs and boards. The aim of the project is to develop a predictive model of the knot characteristics of boar...
Funder: The Research Funding Council of Norway | Value: £28,000

Mobility grant with Ukrainian National Forestry University

2016 - 2017
British Council "Mobility Grant for Leadership Development Project". Funds visit by 6 persons from Ukraine to Edinburgh to seek potential collaborations in education and work based learning.
Funder: British Council | Value: £7,200

The Extractive Components of UK Hardwood

2016 - 2017
Use the ITED system to search literature based observations about the chemical extractive components of both broadleaf and conifer tree species commonly grown in the UK. Chemically, wood structure ma...
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £28,492

Extractive components of Scottish roundwood

2015 - 2015
To investigate the extractives that are available in Sitka sprice, Scots pine and hybrid larch. To understand how the extractives vary between crop parts e.g. heartwood, bark, stumps, brash and thinni...
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £15,623

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