Clouston, Peggi L.
R: 316 Design Building
Dr. Clouston has been working in the field of structural wood design and engineering for over twenty-five years. She teaches courses in structural timber design, bio-based composites and material mechanics/tectonics to architects, engineers, and construction technologists. Author of more than 60 publications, she conducts research on the structural behavior and efficient use of bio-based composite materials. Current research topics include CLT panels from low-value eastern species, timber-concrete composite floor systems, and laminated veneer bamboo connections.
Dr. Clouston is a registered professional engineer (APEGBC) and serves as Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. She recently led the design, engineering, and construction of a large student design/build project that culminated in the construction of a Massive Timber Dome (30ft x 30ft) on the plaza of the UMass Fine Arts Center. She is also founder/coordinator of the UMass Wood Structures Symposium.
- Bio-based Composites for Offshore Wind Turbine Blades
- Cross Laminated Timber Panels from Low-value Northeastern Woods
- Computational Modeling of Mechanical Properties of Structural Composite Lumber
- Timber-Concrete Composite Floor Systems
- The Effect of Grain Angle on Dowel Bearing Strength of Laminated Veneer Bamboo
- ARCH-DES 650 – Tectonics II
- BCT 397B – Design and Construction of a Timber Bridge
- BCT 530 – Mechanics of Building Materials for Construction
- BCT 540 – Design of Wood Structures
- BCT 597F – Wood Design Studio/Bio-based Building
Selected Publications (see CV for more)
Khoshbakht N, Clouston P, Schreyer AC, Arwade SR. 2017. “Computational Modeling of Laminated Veneer Bamboo Dowel Connections.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. In press.
Koh R, Clouston P. 2017. “In-plane Shear Properties of Laminated Wood from Tension and Compression Tests of Angle-Ply Laminates.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. In press.
Amini A, Arwade SR, & Clouston P. 2017. “Modeling the Effect of Void Shapes on the Compressive Behavior of Parallel-Strand Lumber.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 29(9), 04017129.
Witayakran S., Smitthipong W., Wangpradid R., Chollakup R., Clouston P. 2016. “Natural Fiber Composites: Review of Recent Automotive Trends.”. In: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Saleem Hashmi (Editor-in-Chief), Oxford. Elsevier; p.1-9
Brojan L., Weil B., Clouston P. 2015. “Air Tightness of Straw Bale Construction.” Journal of Green Building, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 99-113
Amini A., Arwade SR., Clouston P, Rattanaserikiat S. 2014. “Characterization and Probabilistic Modeling of the Mesostructure of Parallel Strand Lumber” ASCE – Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.19435533.0001116
Brojan, L., Clouston, P. 2014. “Effect of Plaster Type and Loading Orientation on Compression Behavior of Straw Bales for Construction”. Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences,9(9)
Disén, K. and Clouston P. 2014. “Building with Bamboo: a Review of Culm Connection Technology.” Journal of Green Building, 8(4), 83-93
Yang Z, Clouston P, and Arwade S R. 2014. “Torsional Shear Strength and Size Effect in Laminated Veneer Lumber,” Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, Vol.3, No. 1, pp. 1–11
Clouston P and Quaglia C. 2013. “Experimental Evaluation of Epoxy based Wood-Concrete Composite Floor Systems for Mill Building Renovations.” International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Vol. 3, pp.63-74 www.constructedenvironment.com, ISSN: 2154-8587
Yang Z, Clouston P, Schreyer A. 2013. “Torsional Shear Tests on Laminated Veneer Lumber using a Universal-type Test Machine” ASCE, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 25, Iss. 12, pp. 1979 – 1983
Clouston P, Schreyer A. 2012. “Experimental Evaluation of Connector Systems for Wood Concrete Composite Floor systems in Mill Building Renovations.” Common Ground: International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.131-144.
Mahdavi M, Clouston P, Arwade S. 2012. “A Low-technology Approach toward Development of Laminated Bamboo Lumber”, Elsevier: Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 29, pp. 257–262
Mahdavi M, Clouston P, Arwade S. 2011. “Development of Laminated Bamboo Lumber: a review of processing, performance and economical considerations.” ASCE, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 23, No. 7, July 1, pp. 1036-1042
Reed T, Clouston P, Hoque S, Fisette P. 2010. “An analysis of LEED and BREEAM assessment methods for educational institutions.” Journal of Green Building, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-23
Arwade S, Winans R, Clouston P. 2010. “Variability of the compression strength of parallel strand lumber.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 136, No. 4, April 1, pp. 405-412
Arwade S, Clouston P, Winans R. 2009. “Measurement and stochastic computational modeling of the elastic properties of parallel strand lumber.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 135, No.9, 2009, p. 897-905
Clouston P, Schreyer A. 2008. “Design and Use of Wood-Concrete Composites”. ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 13(4), pp. 167-175
Clouston P. 2007. “Characterization and Strength Modeling of Parallel Strand Lumber”. Journal Holzforschung, Vol. 61, pp. 394-399
Clouston P and Schreyer A. 2006.” Wood Concrete Composites: A Structurally Efficient Material Option”. Civil Engineering Practice. Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCE) Section / American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Spring/Summer 2006, pp. 5-22
Clouston P, Bathon L, Schreyer A. 2005. “Shear and Bending Performance of a Novel Wood-Concrete Composite System”. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. 131(9), pp.1404-1412
Ph.D. Thesis , “Computational Modeling of Strand-based Wood Composites”, Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia , 2001
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