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Zhang, H., Mohamed, A. & Xiao, Z. (2011). Evaluation of the Shear Constant of a Timber Beam using a Photogrammetric Approach. In Tsompanakis, Y. & Topping, B. H. V. (Eds.). Proceedings of the thirteenth international conference on civil, structural and environmental engineeringdoi:10.4203/ccp.96.164. ISBN 978-1-905088-47-8
The shear modulus is a fundamental mechanical property of wood that is used in general timber design [1,2,3]. Compared with other engineering materials, timber has relatively ...
Khokhar, A. M., Zhang, H., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2009). The shear strength and failure modes of timber joists obtained from the torsion test method. In A. Ceccotti (Ed.), 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010 (WTCTE 2010), 3509-3516
This paper presents details of the experimental method and test results from a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear strength of timber joists. The failure...
Reichert, T., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2009). Computational issues regarding lattice models for wood. In A. Ceccotti (Ed.), 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010 (WCTE 2010), 2127-2132
This paper describes means to overcome some of the computational issues related to lattice models. The first is the use of a solution technique, different from a Newton-Raphso...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a r...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Buildings , energy and acoustics project through CSIC
Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland have asked us to carry out a short review of solar kiln technology and, specifically, a kiln design proposed by a small Scottish sawmill.
The report is for the public ben...
14 November 2017
14 November 2017
Changing construction culture through collaborative research. The Built Environment Exchange (beX) brings together international University and industry partners, to develop d...
01 January 1970
01 January 1970
On Friday 17th November we will be holding a seminar to update you on the latest research on timber. The morning session is open to all and will include summaries on two rece...
29 November 2017
29 November 2017
Join this group of true wood enthusiasts for an entertaining and informative programme of short talks for the British forestry and timber community. The event will showcase so...
Director of Sustainable Construction
Professor and Director of Centre for Timber Enginnering
Zhang, H. & Kuang, J. S. (2009). Space-Time Finite Element Dynamic Analysis of Transfer Plate Structures in Tall Buildings. In Topping, B. H. V., Costa Neves, L. F. & Barros, R. C. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computingdoi:10.4203/ccp.91.223. ISBN 978-1-905088-32-4
A new space-time finite element formulation for dynamic analysis of transfer plates is presented. The method is based on an unconventional Hamilton variational principle and a...
Khokhar, A., Zhang, H., Ridley-Ellis, D. & Moore, J. (2008). Determining the Shear Modulus of Sitka Spruce from Torsion Tests. In 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008, 2137-2144. ISBN 9781615670888
This paper presents details of the experimental method, and preliminary results from, a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear modulus of Sitka spruce (Picea...
Kuang, J. S. & Zhang, J. H. (2006). A stiffened plate analogy for plate-and -beam structures. In Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building EngineeringISBN N/A
The current design practice of plate-and-grid structures in buildings, such as waffle slabs and ribbed plates, is relied largely on code-specified approximate methods, and the...
Zhang, B., Bahadori-Jahromi, A. & Kermani, A. (2005). Parametric study of multi-webbed composite timber joists. In Proceedings of the Second Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment, 451-461. ISBN 190366182X
Parametric study of multi-webbed composite timber joists.
Brown, R. & Kermani, A. (2004). An investigation into the influence of flange size on the shear strength of OSB webbed I-joists. In Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering: WCTE 2004, Lahti, Finland, June 14-17, 2004. Presentations held on Tuesday and Thursday, 663-666. ISBN 9517584431, 9789517584432
An investigation into the influence of flange size on the shear strength of OSB webbed I-joists.
Freedman, G. & Kermani, A. (2004). Development of long span stress-laminated timber arch bridges. In Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering: WCTE 2004, Lahti, Finland, June 14-17, 2004. Presentations held on Tuesday and Thursday, 301-306. ISBN 9517584431, 9789517584432
Development of long span stress-laminated timber arch bridges.
Kuang, J. S. & Zhang, H. X. (2003). Analysis of Stiffened Plates: An Effective Semi-Analytical Method. In Topping, B. H. V. (Ed.). Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computingdoi:10.4203/ccp.77.36. ISBN 0-948749-89-X
During the past three decades, a large amount of research results on the analysis and design of stiffened plates has been reported. Most of the methods used in the analyses in...
Abdulrahman, A. & Kermani, A. (2002). Load transfer mechanisms in punched metal -plate connected timber structures. In Timber Construction in the New Millennium: The Proceedings of 7th World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2002: August 12-15, 2002, Shah Alam, Malaysia
load transfer mechanisms in punched metal -plate connected timber structures.
Kermani, A. & Porteous, A. (2002). Load displacement characteristics of multi-nailed timber joists with plywood gussets. In Timber Construction in the New Millennium: The Proceedings of 7th World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2002: August 12-15, 2002, Shah Alam, Malaysia
Load displacement characteristics of multi-nailed timber joists with plywood gussets.
Kermani, A. (1996). Influence of grain direction on in-plane strength properties of plywood. In Proceedings of the International Wood Engineering Conference, Oct. 28-31, 1996, New Orleans, USA
Influence of grain direction on in-plane strength properties of plywood
Kermani, A. & Goh, H. C. C. (1996). Structural behaviour of multi-nailed timber connections. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on The Development of Wood Science and Technology, 102-108
Structural behaviour of multi-nailed timber connections.
Dhonju, R., D'Amico, B., Kermani, A., Porteous, J. & Zhang, B. (2017). Parametric evaluation of racking performance of Platform timber framed walls Structures. Structures. 12C, 75-87. doi:10.1016/j.istruc.2017.08.003. ISSN 2352-0124
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...
Oslo School Of Architecture and Design
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...
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.
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the...
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...
31 October 2016
04 November 2016
Situated at Sheffield’s Hallam Square, Sheffield, the Magnolia Gridshell, is
a design collaboration by Sheffield Hallam University with experts in this
field from ...
20 September 2016
20 September 2016
Timber is a versatile, natural, material with a wide range of properties. When properly understood, responsibly sourced, and produced through modern forestry and manufacturin...