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RIAS practice note SC216 - Grade in Britain: enabling a wider range of home-grown species

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Ridley-Ellis, D. (2021)
RIAS practice note SC216 - Grade in Britain: enabling a wider range of home-grown species

Alternative UK timber species

Book Chapter
Adams, S., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2021)
Alternative UK timber species. In Timber 2021 Industry Yearbook (104-111). High Wycombe: TRADA
Steven Adams and Dan Ridley-Ellis discuss the findings of a recent research project into the properties and potential uses of lesser-used species in the UK.

Grade in Britain: enabling a wider range of home grown species

Book Chapter
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2021)
Grade in Britain: enabling a wider range of home grown species. In Timber 2020 Industry Yearbook (132-137). High Wycombe: TRADA
Dan Ridley-Ellis summarises the different home-grown species currently available, and looks to the future of strength grading for an increasingly wide range of species.

Estimating mechanical properties of clear wood from ten‐year‐old Melia azedarach trees using the stress wave method

Journal Article
Van Duong, D., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (in press)
Estimating mechanical properties of clear wood from ten‐year‐old Melia azedarach trees using the stress wave method. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-021-01664-8
The objective of this study was to examine the potential of stress wave velocity (SWV) as a rapid and non-destructive method to estimate the mechanical properties of Melia aze...

InFutURe Wood Report 1: Design for deconstruction and reuse of timber structures – state of the art review

Report
Cristescu, C., Honfi, D., Sandberg, K., Sandin, Y., Shotton, E., Walsh, S., …Krofl, Z. (2020)
InFutURe Wood Report 1: Design for deconstruction and reuse of timber structures – state of the art review. ForestValue
This report represents the first publication of the InFutURe Wood project - Innovative Design for the Future – Use and Reuse of Wood (Building) Components. InFutUReWood is sup...

The suitability of home grown timber for construction

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Ridley-Ellis, D. (2020)
The suitability of home grown timber for construction. https://www.confor.org.uk/media/2678074/ftn-dec-20.pdf
Dan Ridley-Ellis, Edinburgh Napier University, debugs myths about the quality of home-grown, construction-grade timbers.

Some awkward questions about density

Conference Proceeding
Ridley-Ellis, D., & Cramer, M. (2020)
Some awkward questions about density. In Timber 2020 Conference Proceedings. , (99-110
There are several different concepts of wood density, such as specific gravity, basic density, dry density, and oven dry density. These are often confusing, and sometimes poor...

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...

Quantification of chemical changes taking place in spruce wood structure following long period thermal treatment

Presentation / Conference
Popescu, C., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Popescu, M. (2019, August)
Quantification of chemical changes taking place in spruce wood structure following long period thermal treatment. Paper presented at 2DCOS-10, The 10th International Symposium on Two-dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy, Changchun, China
Wood is a natural composite polymer containing different amounts of cellulose, lignin and hemicelluloses and some other low molecular compounds (i.e. extractives). Due to its ...
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SIRT 2020-2021 (WP1&2)

2020 - 2021
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: £165,522

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
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Impact of the Indoor Environment and of natural elements on the health and wellbeing of Scottish midwives working in clinical settings; a 3 phase mixed method approach.

2019 - date
Natalie Bain-Reguis | Director of Studies: Dr Andrew Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin

The assessment of the mechanical properties of in situ timber

2015 - date
Michael Bather | Director of Studies: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis | Second Supervisor: Dr Ivor Davies

Surface Functionality in nanocellulose Processing and Composite Formulations

2015 - 2019
Dr Amaka Onyianta | Director of Studies: Dr Mark Dorris | Second Supervisor: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

Implementing urban freight policy measures: using local transport policies to support urban consolidation centres

2015 - date
Urban freight transportation (UFT) is concerned with the movement of goods in urban are...
Emine Akgun | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Cowie

Potential of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown for timber production in Great Britain

2013 - 2018
"I am investigating the merchantability and wood properties of Noble fir (Abies...
David Gil-Moreno | Director of Studies: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

The growth and quality of UK-grown Douglas fir

2009 - 2015
Thomas Drewett | Director of Studies: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

A new space-time finite element method for the dynamic analysis of truss-type structures

2009 - 2015
Jie Ma | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

The use of torsion test method to evaluate the shear modulus and the shear strength of timber joists

2005 - 2011
Dr Aamir Khokhar | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

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