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Kermani, A. (2015, October). Wooden construction - Innovation and creativity. Presented at 8th International Conference DECO, Tehran, Iran. (Unpublished)
Wooden construction - innovation and creativity.
Kermani, A. (2008, December). Laminated beam construction for pedestrian bridges.. Paper presented at 14th Internationale Holz Bau Forum, Construction Congress Centrum, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (Unpublished)
Laminated beam construction for pedestrian bridges.
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...
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.
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.
Kermani, A. & Freedman, G. (2006, May). Developments in Stress-Laminated Timber Bridges. Paper presented at 7th International Congress on Civil Engineering, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran. (Unpublished)
Developments in stress-laminated timber bridges.
Bahadori, A., Kermani, A. & Zhang, B. (2005, November). Influence of geometrical and material variability on the permissible span of multi-webbed composite timber joists. Poster presented at International Symposium on wood Science and Technologies (IAWPS 2005), The Japan Wood Research Society (JWRS), Pasifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan. (Unpublished)
Influence of geometrical and material variability on the permissible span of multi-webbed composite timber joists.
Kermani, A. (2005, October). Developments in Timber Engineering. Presented at Joint Meeting of Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers,, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Unpublished)
Developments in timber engineering.
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.
Freedman, G., Kermani, A. & MacKenzie, W. M. C. (2004, September). The use of Sitka spruce for construction of long span stress-laminated timber arch bridges.. Paper presented at Forestry Wood Chain Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Unpublished)
The use of Sitka spruce for construction of long span stress-laminated timber arch bridges.
Dhonju, R., D’Amico, B., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., & Zhang, B. (2017). Parametric Evaluation of Racking Performance of Platform Timber Framed Walls. Structures, 12, 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2017.08.003
This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the racking performance of partially anchored timber framed walls, based on experimental tests. A total of 17 timber framed wa...
Coste, G., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., Murray, D., & Dhonju, R. (2016). Influence of test procedure on timber wall racking performance. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Structures and buildings, 169(12), 925-934. https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.15.00142
In the UK, the design procedure for calculating the racking strength of timber-framed walls is based on the rules in Eurocode 5 and given in PD 6693-1. Currently, the PD metho...
D 'Amico, B., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., Dhonju, R., & Zhang, B. (2016). Racking performance of Platform timber framed walls assessed by rigid body relaxation technique. Construction and Building Materials, 129, 148-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.10.106
A new method to assess the raking performance of Platform timber framed walls, is provided in this study: each component of the unit wall assembly is assumed as rigid, hence a...
Zhang, B., Kermani, A., & Fillingham, T. (2016). Vibrations of metal web joist timber floors with strongbacks. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Structures and buildings, 169(8), 549-562. https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.14.00130
The aim of this research is to assess the effects of joist spacing, strongbacks and ceiling on the dynamic response of timber floors with metal web joists so as to evaluate t...
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...
D'Amico, B., Kermani, A., Zhang, H., Pugnale, A., Colabella, S., & Pone, S. (2015). Timber gridshells: Numerical simulation, design and construction of a full scale structure. Structures, 3, 227-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2015.05.002
Timber gridshell structures, such as the Multihalle for the federal garden festival in Mannheim or the Downland
Museum, have been the result of a creative–generative process t...
D’Amico, B., Kermani, A., Zhang, H., Shepherd, P., & Williams, C. (2015). Optimization of cross-section of actively bent grid shells with strength and geometric compatibility constraints. Computers and Structures, 154, 163-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2015.04.006
The use of bending as self forming process allows the realization of shape-resistant systems, such as grid shell structures. Here, a numerical method for optimisation of the c...
To secure European Product Approval for timber products and develop and improve the performance of the product range, including new tailored products to meet end user requirements.
To develop and implement an integrated manufacturing strategy incorporating new working practice across the current and new timber frame production facilities to increase efficiency and maximise produ...
The review of available literature related to pedestrian accidents indicates that the
occurrence of pedestrian acciden...
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
The dynamic response of structural timber flooring systems can cause vibrational serviceability problems in terms of discomfort experienced by the...
Decline in supplies of old growth wood coupled with increased demand for structural timber by the construction industry led to creation of engine...