Professor and Director of Centre for Timber Enginnering
Zhang, B., Kermani, A. & Fillingham, T. (2014). Enhancement of viberational serviceability performance of metal web joist timber floors using strongbacks. In Proceedings of the 10th Meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering, 156-161
Enhancement of vibrational serviceability performance of metal web joist timber floors using strongbacks.
Zhang, B., Kermani, A., Fillingham, T., Cullen, M. & Kilpatrick, T. (2014). Enhancement of deflection serviceability performance of metal web joist timber floors using strongbacks. In Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE2014,
This paper presents the study on the serviceability performance of the floors constructed with metal web
joists with focus on the deflection at floor centre under 1 kN point l...
HARRISON, I., KERMANI, A. & MUNIR, S. (2013). "Portal Frame”. A portal frame with header and column connector. 2496577 (A). The UK Patent Office
A portal frame, for example a door or window, comprising at least one header 20, at least a first column 30 and at least one frame connector 50 for rigidly connecting the firs...
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.
Alonso, C. & Kermani, A. (2012). Performance of a mechanically laminated timber arched suspension bridge. In Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Performance of a mechanically laminated timber arched suspension bridge.
Munir, S., Kermani, A. & Harrison, I. (2012). A HYBRID SYSTEM FOR ENHANCING RACKING PERFORMANCE OF TIMBER PANELS. In Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Timber frame can offer many aesthetic and structural benefits over other construction materials, for example effective insulation for energy efficiency, sustainable design and...
Savage, N., Kermani, A. & Beveridge, J. (2011). A Cask. CA2794624 A1. The UK Patent Office
A cask for whisky (10), e.g. in a hexagonal or triangular prism shape for ease of stackability. The cask is comprised of a number of staves (11), bound together to form the pr...
Kermani, A. & Freedman, G. (2010). Developments In stress-laminated arch construction for footbridges. In Proceedings of International Conference on Timber Bridges,
Developments In stress-laminated arch construction for footbridges.
Savage, N., Kermani, A. & Zhang, H. (2010). A study of cross-lamination of a multi-component liquid-retaining timber structure. In Cruz, P. J. S. (Ed.). Structures & Architecture, 115-116. doi:10.1201/b10428-53. ISBN 978-0-415-49249-2; 978-1-4398-6297-1
The orthotropic nature of timber creates issues with regards to dimensional stability and strength in most shell/surface structures and i particular in liquid-retaining wooden...
Tlustochowicz, G., Kermani, A. & Johnsson, H. (2010). Beam and post system for non-residential multi-storey timber buildings – Conceptual framework and key issues. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering,
In Sweden, there has been a long tradition of using timber in the construction of housing and in recent years, timber structural systems are increasingly used in multi-s...
Savage, N., Kermani, A. & Zhang, H. (2010). Optimisation of an oak container. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Traditional containers such as barrels, used in the transportation and storage of food and liquid, have been constructed from timber for thousands of years. The design of the ...
Zhang, B., Weckendorf, J., Kermani, A. & Fillingham, T. (2010). Vibrational performance of metal-webbed timber floors. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Metal web engineered timber joists have been largely used nowadays to replace traditional solid timber joists for constructing intermediate-span timber floors in low-rise hous...
Savage, N. & Kermani, A. (2010). Structural Performance of thinned oak containers. In The Future of Quality Control for Wood & Wood Products
Weckendorf, J., Zhang, B. & Kermani, A. (2009). Prediction of modal frequencies, modal shapes and static point load deflections of I-joist timber flooring systems using finite element method. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering
The vibrational behaviour of structural timber flooring systems can result in serviceability problems due to discomfort experienced by the occupants. However, the dynamic resp...
Zhang, B., Weckendorf, J., Kermani, A. & Fillingham, T. (2009). Vibrational performance of metal-webbed timber floors. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Freedman, G. & Kermani, A. (2008). Development of Nailed/Screwed Modules for Stress Laminated Timber Arch Bridges. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber EngineeringISBN 978-1-61567-088-8
This paper describes the experimental part of a research programme carried out at Napier University in collaboration with the UK's Forestry Civil Engineering, Forestry Commiss...
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...