Director of Sustainable Construction
Su, S., Smith, S. & McAndrew, S. (2017). Acoustic Hanger. GB 2493005. UK Patent Office
This patent stemmed from research undertaken to investigate the reduction of sound transmission through lightweight floors in apartments. Lightweight floors have commonly been...
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...
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.
26 February 2018
02 March 2018
The UK has a housing shortage, requiring circa 300,000 homes per annum to be built to keep up with up with demand. Less than 2/3rd of this target are currently being built. Th...
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...
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...
Hairstans, R., Dodyk, R., Kermani, A., Lawson, R., & Mackenzie, R. (2005). Knowledge transfer in timber engineering. In 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006 (WCTE 2006), 2474-2477
Napier University and Oregon Timber Frame Ltd have recently completed an award winning two year project in timber engineering. The project was conducted under the
umbrella of ...
Ridley-Ellis, D. J., Owen, J. S., & Davies, G. (2001). Flexural behaviour of Rectangular Hollow Sections with circular side wall openings. In R. Puthli, & S. Herion (Eds.), Tubular Structures IX : Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium and Euroconference, Dusseldorf, Germany, 3-5 April 2001:, 339-348
The influence of circular web openings on the flexura behaviour of Rectangular Hollow Sections is introduced. The results of full-scale laboratory tests in three and four-poi...
Fringuellino, M., & Smith, S. (1998). Previsione della "Transmission Loss" di pareti in mattone forato utilizzando il metodo SEA. In Atti del XXVII Convegno nazionale Associazione Italiana Acustica, 103-107
No abstract available.
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2017). Holistic study of a timber double skin façade: Whole life carbon emissions and structural optimisation. Building and Environment, 124, (42-56). doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.07.046. ISSN 0360-1323
The upkeep of existing buildings has a great role to play in reducing the carbon emissions of the built environ-ment. Façade upgrade represents one of the most effective inter...
Smith, S. (1998, January). Update report on additional theoretical investigations into inter-laboratory results. Paper presented at CEN TC126 WG1 AhG4, Munich
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at "British Timber Seminar" (Wood Technology Society), IOM3 London
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Timber grading update. Presented at SIRT update seminar, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
The latest news on timber grading standards and how they effect structural timber production in UK and IE
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...