Li, M., Zhang, H. & Wong, S. H. F. (2016). Using topology optimization technique to determine the optimized layout of steel reinforcing bars in concrete structures. In Herskovits, J. (Ed.). Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, 789-798. ISBN 978-85-7650-548-8
1. Abstract This study presents an optimization procedure based on the modified Bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO) approach to optimize both location a...
Mohamed, A., Zhang, H., Smith, I. & Xiao, Z. (2015). A Low Cost Non-Contact and Non-Destructive Method for Evaluating the Variation of the Shear Modulus for Glued Laminated Timber Beams using a Photogrammetric Approach. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computingdoi:10.4203/ccp.108.260. ISBN 978-1-905088-63-8
This paper presents the experimental studies performed to investigate the feasibility of the proposed photogrammetric system for torsion tests. In this study, two binocular st...
Rouholamin, M., Bhattacharya, S., & Lombardi, D. (2014). Winkler springs (p-y curves) for liquefied soil from element tests. In K. Soga, K. Kumar, G. Biscontin, & M. Kuo (Eds.), Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, 951-956. doi:10.1201/b17395-170
In practice, piles are most often modelled as "Beams on Non-Linear Winkler Foundation" (also known as “p-y spring” approach) where the soil is idealised as p-y springs. These ...
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To investigate the timber and glulam thermal and moisture impacts to the composite effects, to study the different possibilities of combining the timber and bamboo materials and propose innovative way...
Zhang, H., Mohamed, A. & Smith, I. (2017). Evaluation of shear constant of timber glulam composite with photogrammetric approach. In Proceeding of the Fourteenth International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building EngineeringISBN N/A
Shear constant of timber glulam materials plays an important role in structural modelling, such as lateral torsional buckling of the glulam beam, floor vibration and stabiliti...
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...
Bahadori, A. & Kermani, A. (2006). Durability of the light composite beams with injected polyurethane. In Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering. ISBN 9781622762859
Durability of the light composite beams with injected polyurethane.
Kermani, A. (2005). The Acoustic and Engineered Support Straps for Support Beams. 0605643.6. The UK Patent Office
The acoustic and engineered support straps for support beams.
Kermani, A. (2002). Structural Support Beam: A new generation of Composite Insulated Beams (CIB). 0319172.3. The UK Patent Office
Structural support beam: a new generation of Composite Insulated Beams (CIB).
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. & 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.
Crawford, D., Hairstans, R., Alexander, J. & Bongers, F. (2011). Assessment of the structural performance of Accoya wood for GluLam fabrication
Accoya® GluLam beams were specified for use as an external foundation support detail for an innovative low carbon affordable home in the Scottish Highlands. This detail was id...
Hairstans, R., Kermani, A. & Lawson, R. (2004). Shot fired dowel flitch beams. ISBN 1-903661-82-X
Flitch beams are a form of sandwich construction using steel and timber elements. They are used in the construction of domestic dwellings when relatively high loads and long s...
Hairstans, R. & Kermani, A. (2003). Performance of shot-fired flitched timber beams. ISBN 978-88-901660-1-3
Hairstans, R., Kermani, A. & Lawson, R. (2005). Nailed flitch beams. ISBN 978-1-6227
Portioli, F., D'Amico, B., Di Lorenzo, G. & Landolfo, R. (2010). Modelling of geometric imperfections in numerical simulations of built-up cold-formed steel beams. ISBN 9789291471027
This paper is concerned with the modelling of geometric imperfections in the finite element analysis of a built-up cold-formed beam assembled with mechanical fasteners. The ob...
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...
Decline in supplies of old growth wood coupled with increased demand for structural timber by the construction industry led to creation of engine...