TERG Research Publications

Publications by the Timber Engineering Research Group are listed below within the year of publication:

2019

O’Ceallaigh C, Sikora K, McPolin D Harte AM. (2019) The mechano-sorptive creep behaviour of basalt FRP reinforced timber elements in a variable climate. Engineering Structures 2019;200. doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109702. Download

Gil-Moreno D, O'Ceallaigh C, Ridley-Ellis, D, Harte, A.M. (2019) Use of Nondestructive Techniques for Determination of Tension Parallel-to-Grain Properties of Spruce. Proceedings of the 21st International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium. September 24-27. Freiburg im Breisgau, BW, Germany. Pp. 233-240.  Download

Llana, D.F., Short, I., Harte, A.M. (2019) Acoustic measurement differences on trees and logs from hardwoods in wet and dry condition. Proceedings of the 21st International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium. September 24-27. Freiburg im Breisgau, BW, Germany. Pp. 561-568. Download

O’Ceallaigh C, Harte AM. (2019) Numerical Study of FRP Reinforced timber Members Subjected to Variable Climates. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (SHATiS) 2019, 25-27th September Guimarães, PortugalDownload

Gil-Moreno, D., D. Ridley-Ellis, and A. M. Harte, (2019), Timber grading potential of Douglas fir in the
Republic of Ireland and the UK: International Wood Products Journal doi:10.1080/20426445.2019.1617984

Krajnc, L., Farrelly, N., & Harte, A. M. (2019). Relationships between wood properties of small clear specimens and structural-sized boards in three softwood species. Holzforschung. doi:10.1515/hf-2019-0039

O’Ceallaigh C, Harte AM. (2019) The elastic and ductile behaviour of CLT wall-floor connections and the influence of fastener length. Engineering Structures 2019;189:319–31. doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.03.100. Download

Krajnc, L., Farrelly, N. and Harte, A. M. (2019) ‘The effect of thinning on mechanical properties of Douglas fir, Norway spruce, and Sitka spruce’, Annals of Forest Science, 76(1). doi: 10.1007/s13595-018-0787-6. Download

Harte A.M., Baylor G, O’Ceallaigh C, (2019) Evaluation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Novel Latticed LVL-Webbed Joists. The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal. 2019 13(1):1-11.doi:10.2174/1874836801913010001 Download

Krajnc, L., Farrelly, N. and Harte, A. M. (2019b) ‘The influence of crown and stem characteristics on timber quality in softwoods’, Forest Ecology and Management. Elsevier, 435, pp. 8–17. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.12.043. Download

O’Ceallaigh C, Sikora K, McPolin D, Harte A.M., (2019) An Experimental and Numerical Study of Moisture Transport and Moisture-Induced Strain in Fast-grown Sitka Spruce. Maderas. Ciencia y tecnologia. 2019;21(1):45-64. doi:10.4067/S0718-221X2019005000105 Download

2018

O’Ceallaigh C, Sikora K, Harte A.M., (2018)The Influence of Panel Lay-Up on the Characteristic Bending and Rolling Shear Strength of CLT. Buildings. 2018;8(9):114. doi:10.3390/buildings8090114 Download

Llana D. F., Short I, O’Ceallaigh C, Harte A.M. (2018) Mechanical Properties Estimation by Non-destructive testing of Irish Hardwood Round Timber from Thinnings for Construction Purposes. In: Proceedings of the 8th Hardwood Conference, Sopron, Hungary, October 25-26 2018Download

O’Ceallaigh C, Sikora K, Mcpolin D, Harte A.M. (2018) An investigation of the viscoelastic creep behaviour of basalt fibre reinforced timber elements. Constr Build Mater. 2018;187:220-230. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.07.193 Download

O’Ceallaigh C, Sikora K, Mcpolin D, Harte A.M, (2018) Mechano-sorptive Creep in Reinforced Glulam. In: Proceedings of the WCTE 2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering, Seoul, Rep. of Korea, August 20-23, 2018. Seoul, Rep. of Korea, August 20-23, 2018; 2018. Download

Mehra S, O’Ceallaigh C, Lakzaeian FH, Guan Z, Harte A.M, (2018) Evaluation of the Structural Behaviour of Beam-beam Connection Systems using Compressed Wood Dowels and Plates. In: Proceedings of the WCTE 2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering, Seoul, Rep. of Korea, August 20-23, 2018. Seoul, Rep. of Korea, August 20-23, 2018; 2018. Download

O'Grady, M; Lechowska, A.A; Harte, A.M (2018) 'Application of infrared thermography technique to the thermal assessment of multiple thermal bridges and windows'. Energy and Buildings, 168:347-362, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.03.034 Download

2017

O’Neill, C, McPolin, D., Harte, A.M., (2017) Timber moment connections using glued-in basalt FRP,  Construction & Building Materials, 145, pp. 226-235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.03.241 Download

O'Grady, M; Lechowska, AA; Harte, AM (2017) 'Infrared thermography technique as an in-situ method of assessing heat loss through thermal bridging'. Energy and Buildings, 13:20-32 Download

O’Grady, M., Lechowska, AA., Harte, A.M., 2017, Quantification of heat losses through building envelope thermal bridges influenced by wind velocity using the outdoor infrared thermography technique, Applied Energy, 208:1038-1052, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.09.047. Download

Simic, K., Gendvilas, V., O’Reilly, C., Nieuwenhuis, M., Harte, A.M., 2017, The influence of planting density on modulus of elasticity of structural timber from Irish-grown Sitka spruce, Int J Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, 12(4):438-447, doi: 10.2495/DNE-V12-N4-438-447. Download

Harte, AM, 2017, Mass timber-the emergence of a modern construction material, J Structural Integrity and Maintenance, 2(3):121-132. doi:10.1080/24705314.2017.1354156. Download

2016

Sikora, KS, McPolin, DO, Harte, AM (2016) 'Effects of the thickness of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels made from Irish Sitka spruce on mechanical performance in bending and shear'. Construction and Building Materials, 116:141-150. Download

Kliger, IR; Haghani, R; Brunner, M; Harte, AM; Schober, KU (2016) 'Wood-based beams strengthened with FRP laminates: improved performance with pre-stressed systems'. European J Wood and Wood Products, 74:319-330. Download

Sikora, KS; McPolin, DO; Harte, AM (2016) 'Shear Strength and Durability Testing of Adhesive Bonds in Cross-laminated Timber'. J Adhesion, 92:758-777.Download

O'Ceallaigh, C, Sikora, K, McPolin, D, Harte, AM, (2016), Viscoelastic creep in reinforced glulam, In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016) CD-ROM, August 22-25, Vienna, Austria, Eds.: J. Eberhardsteiner, W. Winter, A. Fadai, M. Pöll, Publisher: Vienna University of Technology, Austria, ISBN: 978-3-903039-00-1

Uí Chúláin, C, Sikora, K, Harte, AM, (2016), Influence of connection systems on serviceability response of CLT timber flooring, In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016) CD-ROM, August 22-25, Vienna, Austria, Eds.: J. Eberhardsteiner, W. Winter, A. Fadai, M. Pöll, Publisher: Vienna University of Technology, Austria, ISBN: 978-3-903039-00-1

O'Neill, CM; McPolin, D; Taylor, SE; Harte, AM, (2016), Glued-in basalt FRP rods as moment connections in box section frames, In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016) CD-ROM, August 22-25, Vienna, Austria, Eds.: J. Eberhardsteiner, W. Winter, A. Fadai, M. Pöll, Publisher: Vienna University of Technology, Austria, ISBN: 978-3-903039-00-1

Harte, AM, (2016), Massive timber – the emergence of a modern construction material, Keynote paper, In Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference, August 29-30, Galway, Ireland, pp 21-30, Publisher: Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland, ISBN 978-0-9573957-2-5. Download

O’Neill, C, McPolin, D, Taylor, S, Harte, AM, (2016), Distribution of stresses along the length of BFRP rods glued-in to Irish Sitka spruce, In Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference, August 29-30, Galway, Ireland, pp 539-543, Publisher: Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland, ISBN 978-0-9573957-2-5. Download

O’Ceallaigh, C, Sikora, K, McPolin, D, Harte, AM, (2016), Viscoelastic creep of FRP reinforced glulam, In Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference, August 29-30, Galway, Ireland, pp 545-550, Publisher: Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland, ISBN 978-0-9573957-2-5 Download

Simic, K, Gendvilas, V, O’Reilly, C, Nieuwenhuis, M, Harte, AM, (2016), The effects of planting density on the structural timber properties of 23-year-old Irish-grown, Sitka spruce, In Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference, August 29-30, Galway, Ireland, pp 551-555, Publisher: Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland, ISBN 978-0-9573957-2-5. Download

Krajnc, L, Farrelly, N, Harte, AM, (2016), Mechanical characterisation of green Sitka spruce logs, In Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference, August 29-30, Galway, Ireland, pp 557-561, Publisher: Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland, ISBN 978-0-9573957-2-5. Download

2015

Harte, A.M., Dietsch, P., (Eds.) (2015), Reinforcement of timber Structures – A state-of-the-art report, Shaker Verlag, Aachen, ISBN: 978-3-8440-3751-7

Harte, AM, Crews, KS (2015) 'Special issue: Reinforcement of timber structures (Editorial)'. Construction and Building Materials, 97:1-1. Download

Franke, S, Franke, B, Harte, AM (2015) 'Failure modes and reinforcement techniques for timber beams – State of the art'. Construction and Building Materials, 97:2-13. Download

Schober, KU, Harte, AM, Kliger, R, Jockwer, R, Xu, QF, Chen, JF (2015) 'FRP reinforcement of timber structures'. Construction and Building Materials, 97:106-118. Download

Franke, S, Franke, B, Harte, AM (2015) 'Reinforcement of timber beams' In: Reinforcement of timber Structures. A state-of-the-art report. Eds. Harte, AM, Dietsch, P, Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany: ISBN 978-3-8440-3751-7: 5-24. Download

KU Schober, AM Harte, Kliger, R, Jockwer, R, Xu, QF, Chen, JF (2015), 'FRP Reinforcement of Timber Structures' In: Reinforcement of Timber Structures. A state-of-the-art report. Eds. Harte, AM, Dietsch, P, Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany: ISBN 978-3-8440-3751-7: 183-208.

D’Ayala, D, Tsakanika, E, Riggio, M, Descamps, T, Lanata, F, Kurz, J, Harte, A, Branco, J, (2015), Interdisciplinary knowledge transfer and technological applications for assessment, reinforcement and monitoring of timber structures in Europe, In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (SHATIS 2015), Wroclaw, Poland, Sep 9-11.

Harte, AM, Jockwer, R, Stepinac, M, Descamps, T, Rajcic, V, Dietsch, P, (2015), Reinforcement of timber structures – the route to standardisation, In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (SHATIS 2015), Wroclaw, Poland, Sep 9-11.

Harte, AM, Artola, T, McCormack, R, (2015), Development of a decision support tool for timber reinforcement selection, In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (SHATIS 2015), Wroclaw, Poland, Sep 9-11.

Sikora, KO, McPolin, D, Harte, AM, (2015), Shear strength and durability testing of adhesive bonds in cross-laminated timber (CLT), In Proceedings of International Conference on Structural Adhesive Bonding, Porto, Portugal, Jul 2-3. Download

2014

Harte, AM, Glennon, C (2014), Multi-storey construction in Timber, In Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014), Belfast, Sep 28-29.

Sikora, K, Harte, AM, McPolin, D, (2014), Bond quality of cross-laminated timber (CLT) from Irish Sitka spruce, In Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014), Belfast, Sep 28-29.

Dolan, D, Harte, AM, (2014), Life Cycle Assessment of Sawn Timber Produced from Irish forests, In Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014), Belfast, Sep 28-29.

Harte, AM, McPolin, D, Sikora, K, O'Neill, C, O'Ceallaigh, C, (2014), Irish Timber – Characterisation, Potential and Innovation, In Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014), Belfast, Sep 28-29. Download

O'Ceallaigh, C, Harte, AM, Sikora, K, McPolin, D, (2014), Mechano-sorptive Creep of FRP Reinforced Laminated Timber Beam, In Proceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014), Belfast, Sep 28-29. Download

Dolan, D, Harte, AM, (2014), A comparison of the Embodied Energy and Embodied Carbon of A Timber Office Block in Ireland with its Concrete Equivalent, In Proceedings of World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec, Aug 10-14.

Sikora, KS, Harte, AM, McPolin, DO, (2014), Durability of adhesive bonds in cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels manufactured using Irish Sitka spruce, In Proceedings of the 57th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology, Zvolen, Slovakia, Jun 23-27, pp. 323-331.

Dolan, D, McCaffrey, M, Harte, AM, (2014), Input-Output Hybrid LCA of Timber Construction Products Produced in Ireland, In Proceedings of the 57th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology, Zvolen, Slovakia, Jun 23-27, pp. 349-357.

O’Ceallaigh, C, Harte, AM, Sikora, K, McPolin, D, (2014), Mechano-sorptive Creep in Reinforced Sitka Spruce, In Proceedings of the 57th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology, Zvolen, Slovakia, Jun 23-27, pp. 753-760.

O’Ceallaigh, C, Harte, AM, Sikora, K, McPolin, D, (2014), Enhancing low grade Sitka spruce glulam beams with bonded-in BFRP rods, In Proceedings of COST FP1004 Conference on Experimental Research with Timber, Prague, Czech Republic, Ed: KU Schober, May 21-23, pp. 103-108. Download

O’Neill, C, McPolin, D, Taylor, S, Harte, AM, (2014), Behaviour of basalt fibre reinforced polymer rods glued-in parallel to the grain in low-grade timber elements by pullout-bending tests, In Proceedings of COST FP1004 Conference on Experimental Research with Timber, Prague, Czech Republic, Ed: KU Schober, May 21-23, pp. 109-114.

2013

Raftery, GM, Harte, AM (2013) 'Material characterisation of fast-grown plantation spruce'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings, 167:380-386. Download

Baylor, G, Harte, AM (2013) 'Finite element modelling of castellated timber I-joists'. Construction and Building Materials, 47:680-688.Download

 Zhang, B., Jorissen, A., Rasmussen, B, Harte, A. (2013) 'Comparison of vibrational comfort assessment criteria for design of timber floors among the European countries'. Engineering Structures, 52 (1):592-607. Download

Raftery, G.M., Harte, A.M. (2013) 'Nonlinear numerical modelling of FRP reinforced glued laminated timber’, Composites: Part B, 52:40-50. Download

 Dolan, D, Harte, AM, (2013), A gate-to-gate life cycle inventory of OSB produced from Irish forests, In Proceedings of International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS20103), Llandudno, Wales, UK, Oct 9-10.

 Dolan, D. & Harte, A., (2013) Analysing the Carbon Impact Factors of OSB from Irish Forests, Proceeding of Environ 2013, 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, NUI Galway, Ireland, 30 Jan-1Feb, p100.

2012

Villot, M., Kouyoumji, JL, Gerretsen, E., Bard, D, Zhang, B, Ingrelaere, B., Harte, A, (2012), Net-acoustics for timber-based lightweight buildings and elements, COST FP0702 E-Book

Raftery, G, Whelan C, Harte, AM, (2012), Bonded-in GFRP rods for the repair of glued laminated timber, In Proceedings of World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012), Auckland, New Zealand, Jul 16-19.

Zhang, B., Rasmussen, B., Jorissen, A., Harte, A (2012) 'Comparison of vibrational serviceability criteria for design of timber floors among the European Union countries' In: Net-acoustics for timber-based lightweight buildings and elements. Brussels: COST

2011

Harte, A.M., Baylor, G. (2011) 'Structural evaluation of castellated timber I-joists'. Engineering Structures, 33 (12):3748-3754. Download

McTigue, AT, Harte, A.M. (2011) 'A probabilistic approach to the simulation of non-linear stress-strain relationships for oriented strandboard subject to in-plane tension'. Key Engineering Materials, 478:54-63. Download

Raftery, GM, Harte, AM (2011) 'Low-grade glued laminated timber reinforced with FRP plate'. Composites Part B-Engineering, 42:724-735. ‌

2010

Raftery, GM, Harte, AM, (2010), Numerical modelling of FRP plate reinforced glulam, Proceedings of 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 10), Riva del Garda, Italy, Jun 20-24. Download

McTigue, A, Harte AM, (2010),  A probabilistic approach to non-Linear simulation of stress-strain relationships for OSB subjected to in-plane tension, In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting, Paris, France.

2009

Raftery, G, Harte, AM, Rodd, PD (2009) 'Bond quality at the FRP-wood interface using conventional wood laminating adhesives'. Int J Adhesion and Adhesives, 29 (2):101-110. ‌

Raftery, GM, Harte, AM, Rodd, PD (2009) 'Bonding of FRP materials to wood using thin epoxy gluelines'. Int J Adhesion and Adhesives, 29:580-588. Download

Harte, AM (2009) 'Timber engineering: an introduction' In: ICE manual of construction materials. Thomas Telford, London. ISBN 978-0-7277-3643-7: 707-716. Download

Raftery, GM & Harte, AM (2009) 'Repair of Glulam using GFRP rods' In: Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XI. Wessex, UK: WIT Press.

McTigue, A, Harte, AM, (2009),  A probabilistic approach to the simulation of non-linear stress-strain relationships for oriented strandboard, In Proceedings of Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) 53rd International Convention, Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 11-14.

Raftery, GM, Harte, AM, (2009), Repair of glulam using GFRP rods, In Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Structural Repair and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture (STREMAH 2009), Tallinn, Estonia, Jul 22-29.

Raftery, GM, Harte, AM, (2009), Experimental testing of FRP plate reinforced glulam, In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction 2009 (ACIC 09), Edinburgh, UK

2008

Raftery, G, Harte, A, Rodd, P (2008) 'Qualification of wood adhesives for structural softwood glulam with large juvenile wood content'. J Institute of Wood Science, 18(1):24-34.

Brady, J, Harte, AM, (2008), Flexural reinforcement of glue-laminated timber beams using prestressed FRP plates, In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC), Edinburgh, UK.

Brady, J, Harte, AM, (2008), Prestressed FRP flexural strengthening of softwood glue-laminated timber beams, In Proceedings of 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 08), Miyazaki, Japan. Download

Harte, AM, Brady, J, (2008), Composite Beams of timber and FRP, In Proceedings of Joint Symposium on Concrete and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2008 (BCRI 08), NUI Galway.

2007

Raftery, GM, Harte, AM, Rodd, PD, (2007), Hygrothermal Compliance at FRP-Wood Bonded Interfaces, In Proceedings of Advanced Composites in Construction 2007 (ACIC 07), Bath, UK, Apr 2-4.

2006

Bahadori Jahromi, A., Zhang, B., Harte, A., Walford, B., Bayne, K. & Turner, J (2006) 'Investigating the structural performance of multi-web  I-beams'. J Institute of Wood Science, 17 (3):148-158.

Raftery, GM, Harte, AM, Rodd, PD, (2006), Durability Assessment of Adhesives and Reinforcement at the FRP-Wood Interface, In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2006), Miami, FL, US.

Bahadori-Jahromi, A, Kermani, A, Zhang, B,  Harte, AM,  Bayne, K, Turner, J, Walford, B, (2006) ‘Influence of cross-section on the strength of timber beams’, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings, 159(2):103-114.

Raftery, GM, Harte, AM, (2006), Performance evaluation of adhesives and reinforcements in GFRP-wood connections, In Proceedings of 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 06), Portland, Oregon, USA

2005

Raftery, GM, Harte, AM, (2005), Evaluation of wood adhesives for a glue-laminated softwood, In Proceedings of Wood Adhesives 2005 Conference, San Diego, USA.

O'Toole, C. & Harte, A.M. (2005) Design optimisation of timber I-joists, Proceedings of Annual Symposium of Irish Society for Scientific and Engineering Computation, UCC, Ireland

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