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Researcher: Taoum, A (Dr Assaad Taoum)

Fields of Research

Structural engineering
Timber, pulp and paper
Timber engineering
Construction materials
Infrastructure engineering and asset management
Civil geotechnical engineering
Design
Building science, technologies and systems
Sustainable architecture
Architectural science and technology

Research Objectives

Timber materials
Metals
Civil construction design
Wood products
Cement and concrete materials
Wood, wood products and paper
Construction materials performance and processes
Wood sawing and veneer
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Harvesting and transport of forest products
Forest product traceability and quality assurance

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A resistivity model for testing unfrozen water content of frozen soil; Cold Regions Science and Technology
Assessment of different measurement methods/techniques in predicting modulus of elasticity of plantation eucalyptus nitens timber for structural purposes; Forests
Behaviour of locally post-tensioned nail laminated high mass floor panels under serviceability loads; Australian Journal of Structural Engineering
Effect of brucite fibers and early strength agent on cement stabilized macadam in Alpine regions; International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology
Evaluation of the bending properties of novel cross-laminated timber with different configurations made of Australian plantation Eucalyptus nitens using experimental and theoretical methods; Structures
Flexural behaviour of locally post-tensioned reinforced concrete beams; Australian Journal of Structural Engineering
Replacement of limestone with volcanic stone in asphalt mastic used for road pavement; Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering
Rolling shear properties of cross-laminated timber made from Australian plantation Eucalyptus nitens under planar shear test; Forests
Rolling shear properties of cross-laminated timber made of fibre-managed plantation eucalyptus under short-span bending; Wood Material Science and Engineering
Study of the relationship between flatwise and edgewise modulus of elasticity of plantation fibre-managed E. nitens sawn boards; Construction and Building Materials
Upgrading steel I-beams using local post-tensioning; Journal of Constructional Steel Research
Using locally pre-stressed reinforcing bars to restore the capacity of severely damaged steel beams; International Journal of Steel Structures
Vibration of suspended solid-timber slabs without intermediate support: assessment for human comfort; Australian Journal of Structural Engineering

Research Projects

Boosting research capability to develop value-added products for the food and wood industries in regional areas.; Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)
Developing Laminated structural elements from fibre-managed plantation hardwood; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)
Optimising the adhesive performance of mass timber products made from fibre-managed Eucalyptus nitens; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Commisioning drying capability for Tasmanian plantation hardwoods
Methods of strength prediction during production of sawn structural softwood
STT E.Nitens characterisation project

Research Candidate Supervision