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Photogrammetry method to evaluate shear modulus of laminated glass beams in torsion tests

Presentation / Conference
Uheida, K. (2019, November)
Photogrammetry method to evaluate shear modulus of laminated glass beams in torsion tests. Presented at SRPe Annual Conference 2019, Glasgow
An exhibition and demonstration at the annual Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering Conference on the use of photogrammetry and machine vision techniques to evaluate th...

Using photogrammetry method to evaluate the shear module of the laminated glass beam in torsion tests

Presentation / Conference
Uheida, K., Zhang, J., & Deng, Y. (2019, September)
Using photogrammetry method to evaluate the shear module of the laminated glass beam in torsion tests. Paper presented at Civil-Comp 2019: The Sixteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Riva del Garda, Italy
The laminated structural glass beam is a modern, transparent and innovative structural element, widely used in supporting floor and roof plates, glass walls and many other app...

Determination of shear modulus of wood joists from torsion tests and relationship with modulus of elasticity

Conference Proceeding
Khokhar, A., & Zhang, J. (2018)
Determination of shear modulus of wood joists from torsion tests and relationship with modulus of elasticity
This paper presents the work that was undertaken to use torsion tests to evaluate the shear modulus of wood joists. The relationship of the shear modulus with modulus of elast...

Study on the Impact of Size and Position of the Shear Field in Determining the Shear Modulus of Glulam Beam Using Photogrammetry Approach

Journal Article
Gharavi, N., & Zhang, H. (2018)
Study on the Impact of Size and Position of the Shear Field in Determining the Shear Modulus of Glulam Beam Using Photogrammetry Approach. International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 12(3), 194-198. https://doi.org/10.1999/1307-6892/10008636
The shear modulus of a timber beam can be determined using torsion test or shear field test method. The shear field test method is based on shear distortion measurement of the...

The use of artificial compressibility to improve partitioned semi-implicit FSI coupling within the classical Chorin–Témam projection framework

Journal Article
He, T., Wang, T., & Zhang, H. (2018)
The use of artificial compressibility to improve partitioned semi-implicit FSI coupling within the classical Chorin–Témam projection framework. Computers and Fluids, 166, 64-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.01.022
Over the last decade the classical Chorin–Témam projection method has been utilized to address fluid- structure interaction in a semi-implicit manner. In previous studies the ...

A smoothed finite element approach for computational fluid dynamics: applications to incompressible flows and fluid–structure interaction

Journal Article
He, T., Zhang, H., & Zhang, K. (2018)
A smoothed finite element approach for computational fluid dynamics: applications to incompressible flows and fluid–structure interaction. Computational Mechanics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00466-018-1549-x
In this paper the cell-based smoothed finite element method (CS-FEM) is introduced into two mainstream aspects of computational fluid dynamics: incompressible flows and fluid–...

End effect on determining shear modulus of timber beams in torsion tests

Journal Article
Gharavi, N., Zhang, H., Xie, Y., & He, T. (2018)
End effect on determining shear modulus of timber beams in torsion tests. Construction and Building Materials, 164, 442-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.191
The end effect plays an important role in determining where the rotation measuring gauges should be located in a torsion test. A thorough review on the impact of end effect in...

Evaluation of the End Effect Impact on the Torsion Test for Determining the Shear Modulus of a Timber Beam through a Photogrammetry Approach

Journal Article
Gharavi, N., Zhang, H., & Xie, Y. (2017)
Evaluation of the End Effect Impact on the Torsion Test for Determining the Shear Modulus of a Timber Beam through a Photogrammetry Approach. Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 11(3), 666-669
The timber beam end effect in the torsion test is evaluated using binocular stereo vision system. It is recommended by BS EN 408:2010+A1:2012 to exclude a distance of two to t...

Using topology optimization technique to determine the optimized layout of steel reinforcing bars in concrete structures

Conference Proceeding
Li, M., Zhang, H., & Wong, S. H. F. (2016)
Using topology optimization technique to determine the optimized layout of steel reinforcing bars in concrete structures. In J. Herskovits (Ed.), Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, (789-798
This study presents an optimization procedure based on the modified Bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO) approach to optimize both location and orientati...

A finite-difference formulation of elastic rod for the design of actively bent structures

Journal Article
D’Amico, B., Zhang, H., & Kermani, A. (2016)
A finite-difference formulation of elastic rod for the design of actively bent structures. Engineering Structures, 117, 518-527. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.03.034
A discrete formulation of elastic rod has been tailored for the particular design task of geometric modelling, form finding and analysis of actively bent structural systems. T...
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Innovative Engineered Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials

2019 - 2020
The proposed project aims to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Bamboo-timber Sandwich Composite Beam; 2) to improve the I-bone Bamboo-timber Composite Beam with the support of the manufacturing ex...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £39,070

Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials for Structural Use

2019 - 2019
Based on the successful proof-of-concept pioneering timber structures manufactured in the university lab, the proposed project aims to explore the potentials to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Ba...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,998

Innovative Glulam timber composites

2015 - 2020
To investigate the timber and glulam thermal and moisture impacts to the composite effects, to study the different possibilities of combining the timber and bamboo materials and propose innovative way...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £30,000

KTP Action Scaffolding (KTP007069)

2008 - 2011
To embed engineering expertise in the company to support the specification of safe scaffolding structures for complex applications through the development of CAD software.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £124,422

KTP Simpson Strong Tie (KTP006646)

2007 - 2012
To develop a structural element for the timber frame market that provides efficient racking resistance to multi-storey timber-frame buildings and facilitates design for large openings.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £191,048

KTP Diageo Plc (KTP006209)

2007 - 2011
To optimise the design of the traditional whisky cask to improve maturation performance and reduce whisky loss; to develop a novel cask that is less costly to manufacture.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £213,688
13 results

Dynamic response of timber floors reinforced with transverse bridging spine systems

2020 - date
Abel Munoz Herraez | Director of Studies: Dr Aamir Khokhar | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Hairstans

Development of numerical tools for modelling hydrogen and gas mixtures in subsurface storage

2020 - date
Richard Wallace | Director of Studies: Dr Zuansi Cai | Second Supervisor: Dr John McDougall

Analysis on the latest bicycle sharing schemes in China

2018 - date
Yusong Zhang | Director of Studies: Dr Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Cowie

A feasibility study for the development of sustainable theoretical framework for smart air-conditioning

2018 - date
Tosin Oye | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Prof Naren Gupta

A feasibility study for the development of a sustainable theoretical framework for smart energy-water saving bathroom unit

2018 - date
Toyosi Oye | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Prof Naren Gupta

Transportation engineering - green port strategies in China

2017 - 2019
Ke Du | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Dr Jason Monios

Evaluating Shear Properties of the Laminated Glass Beam

2017 - 2021
Mr Kal Uheida | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Keng Goh

Investigations into the application of engineered bamboo for future hybrid beams

2015 - 2020
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
Niaz Gharavi | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Kenneth Leitch

Topology optimisation of elastoplastic structures

2015 - 2019
Mengxiao Li | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Aamir Khokhar

Modelling and simulation of traffic or driver behaviour

2013 - 2018
Joseph Appiah | Director of Studies: Prof Wafaa Saleh | Second Supervisor: Dr Kathryn Stewart

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