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Parametric Evaluation of Racking Performance of Platform Timber Framed Walls

Journal Article
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...

Influence of test procedure on timber wall racking performance.

Journal Article
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...

Racking performance of Platform timber framed walls assessed by rigid body relaxation technique

Journal Article
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...

Vibrations of metal web joist timber floors with strongbacks.

Journal Article
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...

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...

Wooden construction - Innovation and creativity

Presentation / Conference
Kermani, A. (2015, October)
Wooden construction - Innovation and creativity. Presented at 8th International Conference DECO, Tehran, Iran. (Unpublished)
Wooden construction - innovation and creativity.

Timber gridshells: Numerical simulation, design and construction of a full scale structure

Journal Article
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...

Optimization of cross-section of actively bent grid shells with strength and geometric compatibility constraints

Journal Article
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...

Enhancement of viberational serviceability performance of metal web joist timber floors using strongbacks

Conference Proceeding
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.

Form finding and structural analysis of actively bent timber grid shells

Journal Article
D’Amico, B., Kermani, A., & Zhang, H. (2014)
Form finding and structural analysis of actively bent timber grid shells. Engineering Structures, 81, 195-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.09.043
Grid shells are efficient structural systems covering large open spaces with relatively small amount of materials. Also, post forming techniques allow realization of geometric...

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Biogenic construction materials for a circular economy and climate change mitigation: scalability and sustainability

2018 - date
Jim Hart | Director of Studies: Dr Francesco Pomponi | Second Supervisor: Dr Bernardino D'Amico

Mass retrofitting of an energy efficient low carbon zone

2015 - date
Tosin Oye | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Deakin | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

Climate neutral urban districts in Europe

2015 - date
Toyosi Oye | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Deakin | Second Supervisor: Dr Andrew Brown

Racking performance of platform timber framed walls

2012 - 2019
In platform timber frame construction, timber walls and diaphragms provide the overall stability for the structure to resist forces that are generate...
Roshan Dhonju | Director of Studies: Dr Bernardino D'Amico | Second Supervisor: Prof Abdy Kermani

The manufacture of gas turbine compressor components by Metal Injection Moulding

2011 - 2015
Andrew Russell | Director of Studies: Mike Barker | Second Supervisor: Alan Davidson

The role of taxis in the supply of transport to the night time economy and identification of the barriers to the full realisation of that role

2011 - 2016
Moira Weir | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Dr Kathryn Stewart

Photogrammetric and stereo vision techniques for evaluating material properties in timber and timber-based composite structures

2010 - 2016
Dr Ahmed Mohamed | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Prof Abdy Kermani

Investigating gaps in higher civil engineering education regarding students? level of knowledge and understanding of basic structural concepts

2008 - 2013
Eleni Tsechelidou | Director of Studies: Ben Zhang | Second Supervisor: Prof Abdy Kermani

The water vapour sorption behaviour of wood

2008 - 2012
Zaihan Jalaludin | Director of Studies: Callum Hill | Second Supervisor: Prof Abdy Kermani

Pedestrian right-of-way violations at signalised pedestrian crossings in Edinburgh

2007 - 2013
The review of available literature related to pedestrian accidents indicates that the occurrence of pedestrian acciden...
Khalfan Alnaqbi | Director of Studies: Prof Wafaa Saleh | Second Supervisor: Kevin Cullinane

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