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One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Douglas R. Rammer
Douglas R. Rammer

Douglas R. Rammer

Engineering Properties of Wood, Wood Based Materials and Structures
Unit: FPL-4714
Research General Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9266
drammer@fs.fed.us

Research Interest

  • Engineering Design Criteria
  • Mechanical Connection Behavior
  • Seismic and Wind Response of Wood Structures
  • Condition Assessment


Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. Civil Engineering , 1991
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. Civil Engineering , 1989

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers - Structural Engineering Institute, Member
  • American Society of Testing and Materials, Member
  • American Wood Council -Wood Design Standard Committee, Member
  • Building Seismic Safety Council - Wood Structures, Member
  • National Frame Builders Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Professional Engineer, Member

Below are the 107 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2018
 
Title: Ability of finger-jointed lumber to maintain load at elevated temperatures
Source: Wood and Fiber Science. 50(1): 44-54.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Zelinka, Samuel L.; Hasburgh, Laura E, E..; Craft, Steven T.
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Development of seismic performance factors for cross-laminated timber shear walls
Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-0719-039. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.
Author(s) van de Lindt, John W.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Performance of wood adhesive for cross laminated timber under elevated temperatures
Source: In: Proceedings, WCTE 2018-world conference on timber engineering. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korean Institute of Forest Science. 7 p.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel ; Pei, Shiling ; Bechle, Nathan ; Sullivan, Kenneth ; Ottum, Noah ; Rammer, Douglas ; Hasburgh, Laura , E..
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2017
 
Title: Development of heavy timber buckling-restrained braced frames
Source: fplrip-4719-035-UofUT-Rammer-Pantelides.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Pantelides, Chris P.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mass timber rocking panel retrofit of a four-story soft-story building with full-scale shake table validation
Source: Buildings. 7(2): 1-22.
Author(s) Bahmani, Pouria; van de Lindt, John; Iqbal, Asif; Rammer, Douglas
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2016
 
Title: An Overview of CLT Research and Implementation in North America
Source: In: WCTE 2016, August 22-25, 2016 Vienna, Austria
Author(s) Pei, Shiling; Rammer, Douglas; Popovski, Marjan; Williamson, Tom; Line, Philip; van de Lindt, John W.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 02218: Wood Mechanical Fasteners
Source: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, 2016; pp. 1-11.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Determination of seismic performance factors for CLT shear wall systems
Source: WCTE 2016, World conference on Timber Engineering, August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Author(s) Amini, M. Omar; van de Lindt, John W.; Rammer, Douglas; Pei, Shiling; Line, Philip; Popovski, Marjan
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Experimental seismic behavior of a full-scale four-story soft-story wood-frame building with retrofits I: building design, retrofit methodology, and numerical validation
Source: Journal of Structural Engineering. 142(4): 1-14.
Author(s) Bahmani, Pouria; van de Lindt, John W.; Gershfeld, Mikhail; Mochizuki, Gary L.; Pryor, Steven E.; Rammer, Douglas
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Experimental seismic behavior of a full-scale four-story soft-story wood-frame building with retrofits II: shake table test results
Source: Journal of Structural Engineering. 142(4): 1-14
Author(s) van de Lindt, John W.; Bahmani, Pouria; Mochizuki, Gary; Pryor, Steven E.; Gershfeld, Mikhail; Tian, Jingjing; Symans, Michael D.; Rammer, Douglas
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Field testing and structural analysis of Burr arch covered bridges in Pennsylvania
Source: WCTE 2016, World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas; Wacker, James; Hosteng, Travis; Dahlberg, Justin; Deng, Yaohua
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Hybrid system of unbonded post-tensioned CLT panels and light-frame wood shear walls
Source: Journal of Structural Engineering, © ASCE, ISSN 0733-9445
Author(s) Ho, T.; Dao, T.; Aaleti, S.; van de Lindt, J.; Rammer, Douglas
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Lateral testing of glued laminated timber tudor arch
Source: World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2016, August 22-25.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Line, Philip
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2015
 
Title: Coming Soon: Seismic Performance Factors for Cross Laminated Timber Design
Source: Presentation: 2015 Mass Timber Research Workshop, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Madison, Wisconsin; November 3-4, 2015
Author(s) van de Lindt, John W.; Amini, M. Omar; Rammer,Doug; Line, Phil; Pei, Shiling; Popovski, Marjan
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cross Laminated Timber in the United States: Past, Present, and Future Issues
Source: Presentation: 2015 Mass Timber Research Workshop, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Madison, Wisconsin; November 3-4, 2015
Author(s) Rammer, Doug
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Full-Scale Experimental Verification of Soft-Story-Only Retrofits of Wood-Frame Buildings using Hybrid Testing
Source: Journal of Earthquake Engineering
Author(s) Jennings, Elaina; van de Lindt, John W.; Ziaei, Ershad; Bahmani, Pouria; Park, Sangki; Shao, Xiaoyun; Pang, Weichiang; Rammer, Douglas; Mochizuki, Gary; Gershfeld, Mikhail
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: SIP Shear Walls: Cyclic Performance of High-Aspect-Ratio Segments and Perforated Walls
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-682, 2015; 21 p.
Author(s) Kochkin, Vladimir; Rammer, Douglas R.; Kauffman, Kevin; Wiliamson, Thomas; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Withdrawal Strength and Bending Yield Strength of Stainless Steel Nails
Source: Journal of Structural Engineering
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Zelinka, Samuel L.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: Design of Multiple Bolted Connections for Laminated Veneer Lumber
Source: In: WCTE 2014, World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec City Canada, August 10-14; 2014; 10 p.
Author(s) Yeh, Borjen; Rammer, Douglas; Linville, Jeff
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Overview of a Project to Quantify Seismic Performance Factors for Cross Laminated Timber Structures in the United States
Source: In: Materials and Joints in Timber Structures, RILEM Bookseries, Volume 9, Recent Developments of Technology; 2014; 13 p.
Author(s) Amini, M. Omar; Lindt, John W. van de; Pei, Shiling; Rammer, Douglas; Line, Phil; Popovski, Marjan
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Overview of the NEES-Soft Experimental Program for Seismic Risk Reduction of Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings
Source: In: Proceedings of the Structures Congress 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, April 3-5, 2014. Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE, 2014; pp. 2875-2885.
Author(s) Lindt, John W. van de; Bahmani, Pouria; Pryor, Steven E.; Mochizuki, Gary; Gershfeld, Mikhail; Pang, Weichiang; Ziaei, Ershad; Jennings, Elaina N.; Symans, Michael D.; Shao, Xiaoyun; Tian, Jingjing; Rammer, Doug
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Performance-Based Seismic Retrofit of Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings
Source: Structure Magazine, June 2014, pp. 24-27.
Author(s) Bahmani, Pouria; Lindt, John W. van de; Pryor, Steven E.; Mochizuki, Gary L.; Gershfeld, Mikhail; Rammer, Douglas; Tian, Jingjing; Symans, Michael D.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Progress on the development of seismic resilient Tall CLT Buildings in the Pacific Northwest
Source: In: WCTE 2014, World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec City Canada, August 10-14; 2014; 9 p.
Author(s) Pei, Shiling; Berman, Jeffrey; Dolan, Daniel; Lindt, John van de; Ricles, James; Sause, Richard; Blomgren, Hans-Erik; Popovski, Marjan; Rammer, Douglas
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Seismic Risk Reduction for Soft-Story Wood-Frame Buildings: Test Results and Retrofit Recommendations from the Nees-Soft Project
Source: In: WCTE 2014, World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec City Canada, August 10-14; 2014; 9 p.
Author(s) Lindt, John W. van de; Bahmani, Pouria; Gershfeld, Mikhail; Mochizuki, Gary; Shao, Xiaoyun; Pryor, Steven E.; Pang, Weichiang; Symans, Michael D.; Tian, Jingjing; Ziaei, Ershad; Jennings, Elaina N.; Rammer, Douglas
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Structural Performance of the Second Oldest Glued-Laminated Structure in the United States
Source: In: Proceedings of the Structures Congress 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, April 3-5, 2014. Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE, 2014; pp. 1233-1243.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Moura, Jorge de Melo; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: Structural Evaluation of the Second Oldest Glued-Laminated Structure in the United States
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-226. pp. 269-276.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Moura, Jorge de Melo
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 4: Lateral design of cross-laminated timber buildings
Source: In: CLT handbook: cross-laminated timber / edited by Erol Karacabeyli, Brad Douglas. -- U. S. ed.; 2013; 64 p.
Author(s) Lindt, John W. van de; Rammer, Douglas; Popovski, Marjan; Line, Phil; Pei, Shiling; Pryor, Steven E.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 5: Connections Connections in cross-laminated timber buildings
Source: In: CLT handbook: cross-laminated timber / edited by Erol Karacabeyli, Brad Douglas. -- U. S. ed.; 2013; 59 p.
Author(s) Mohammad, Mohammad; Douglas, Bradford; Rammer, Douglas; Pryor, Steven E.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Environmental Degradation of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Fasteners in Wood
Source: J. Mater. Civ. Eng. Volume 25, 2013. pp. 627-631.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Full-scale Dynamic Testing of Soft-Story Retrofitted and Un-Retrofitted Woodframe Buildings
Source: In: Proceedings, Structural Engineers Association of California Convention, September 18-21, 2013, San Diego, California; 2013; pp. 219-228.
Author(s) Lindt, John W. van de; Abell, George T.; Bahmani, Pouria; Gershfeld, Mikhail; Shao, Xiaoyun; Pang, Weichiang; Symans, Michael D.; Ziaei, Ershad; Pryor, Steven E.; Rammer, Douglas; Tian, Jingjing
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Performance-Based Seismic Retrofit of Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings
Source: Wood Design Focus, Volume 23, Number 4, 2013; pp. 3-9.
Author(s) Bahmani, P.; Lindt, J.W. van de; Pryor, S.E.; Mochizuki, G.L.; Gershfeld, M.; Rammer, D.; Tian, J.; Symans, D.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Seismic Retrofit of Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings Using Cross Laminated Timbers
Source: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction, Yazdani, S. and Singh, A. (Eds.), ISEC-7, Honolulu, June 18 –23, 2013; 6 p.
Author(s) Lindt, Van De John W.; Bahmani, Pouria; Gershfeld, Mikhail; Kandukuri, Giraj Kumar; Rammer, Doug; Pei, Shiling
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Simplified Analytical Model for a Queen-Post Covered Timber Bridge
Source: In: Wacker, J.; Krohn, J., eds. Proceedings, 2nd International Conference of Timber Bridges. Washington, DC: WoodWorks – Wood Products Council, 2013; 12 p.
Author(s) Fanous, F; Rammer, D.; Wipf, T.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Simplified Analytical Model of a Covered Burr-Arch-Truss Timber Bridge
Source: In: Wacker, J.; Krohn, J., eds. Proceedings, 2nd International Conference of Timber Bridges. Washington, DC: WoodWorks – Wood Products Council, 2013; 11 p.
Author(s) Fanous, F.; Rammer, D.; Wipf, T.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: Damage Assessment of a Full-Scale Six-Story wood-frame Building Following Triaxial shake Table Tests
Source: Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Volume 26, Number 1, February, 2012.
Author(s) van de Lindt, John W.; Gupta, Rakesh; Pei, Shiling; Tachibana, Kazuki; Araki, Yasuhiro; Rammer, Douglas; Isoda, Hiroshi
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Modeling Force Transfer around Openings in Wood-Frame Shear Walls
Source: J. Struct. Eng. 2012.138: pp.1419-1426; 2012.
Author(s) Li, Minghao; Lam, Frank; Yeh, Borjen; Skaggs, Tom; Rammer, Doug; Wacker, James
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Modeling the Effect of Nail Corrosion on the Lateral Strength of Joints
Source: Forest Prod. J. Volume 62, Number 3: pp. 160–166; 2012.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Withdrawal Strength of Stainless Steel Nails
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2012
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: DETERMINAZIONE DELL'AREA SUPERFICIALE DEI SI-STEMI DI FlSSAGGlO / MEASURING THE SURFACE AREA OF FASTENERS
Source: AlFM - Galvanotecnica Volume 5, 2011; pp. 268-271.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas; Zelinka, Samuel
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluation of a timber column bent substructure after more than 60 years in-service
Source: Proceedings of the CIMAD11 - 1º Congresso Ibero-LatinoAmericano da Madeira na Construção [Spanish & Latin American Conference on Timber Construction], Coimbra, Portugal, June 7-9, 2011 [electronic resource]. [S.l. : s.n.], 2011: [1 flash drive]: 7 p.
Author(s) Wacker, James P.; Wang, Xiping; Rammer, Douglas R.; Nelson, William J.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluation of Force Transfer Around Openings - Experimental and Analytical Studies
Source: USDA Joint Venture Agreement 09-11111133-117 - Form No. M410 © 2011 APA -The Engineered Wood Association. 149 p.
Author(s) Yeh, Borjen; Skaggs, Tom; Lam, Frank; Li, Minghao; Rammer, Douglas; Wacker, James
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Measuring the Surface Area of Fasteners
Source: Fastener Technology International/February 2011, pp. 40-41; 2011
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Zelinka, Samuel L.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Modelling Force Transfer Around Openings of Full-Scale Shear Walls
Source: CIB-W18/44-15-3; INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION, WORKING COMMISSION W18 - TIMBER STRUCTURES, MEETING FORTY FOUR ALGHERO ITALY AUGUST 2011.
Author(s) Skaggs, Tom; Yeh, Borjen; Lam, Frank; Li, Minghao; Rammer, Doug; Wacker, James
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NDE investigation of the timber foundation in the historic Kennecott Mine Concentration Mill Building
Source: In: Proceedings of the 17th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, Volume 2, Sept 14-16, 2011. University of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary. pp. 513-521. (Edited by Ferenc Divos, Published by the University of West Hungary; ISBN 978-963-9883-83-3, volume 2).
Author(s) Wacker, James P.; Wang, Xiping; Rammer, Douglas R.; Woodward, Bessie M.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Synthesis of Published and Unpublished Corrosion Data From Long Term Tests of Fasteners Embedded in Wood: Calculation of Corrosion Rates and the Effect of Corrosion on Lateral Joint Strength
Source: In: CORROSION 2011, Houston, TX. (Paper #11163); 2011
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: .Wood Handbook, Wood as an Engineering Material (All Chapters)
Source: Forest Products Laboratory. Wood handbook - Wood as an engineering material. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 508 p. 2010
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; Cai, Zhiyong; Carll, Charlie G.; Clausen, Carol A.; Dietenberger, Mark A.; Falk, Robert H.; Frihart, Charles R.; Glass, Samuel V.; Hunt, Christopher G.; Ibach, Rebecca E.; Kretschmann, David E.; Rammer, Douglas R.; Ross, Robert J.; Star
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Assessment of FEMA P695 on Seismic Design of Light-Frame Wood Residential Construction
Source: FPL RIP-4719-008
Author(s) Kochkin, Vladimir; Rammer, Douglas;
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Field investigation of a 100-year-old Timber crib foundation at a historic copper mine
Source: In: Proceedings of the 11th world conference on timber engineering, 2010 June 20-24. Riva Del Garda, Italy. Ario Ceccotti and Jan-Willem van de Kuilen, eds. (CD only, without page numbers).2010
Author(s) Wacker, James P.; Wang, Xiping; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Full-scale shear wall tests for force transfer around openings
Source: In: Proceedings of the international council for research and innovation in building and construction--working commission W18--timber structures. 2010 Augsut 22-26. Nelson, New Zealand. Karisruhe, Germany: Karisruhe institute of Technology. 9 p. (published on CD excluding page numbers)
Author(s) Skaggs, Tom.; Yeh, Borjen.; Lam, Frank.; Rammer, Doug;.; Wacker, James
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive evaluation of timber highway guardrail posts
Source: In: Proceedings of the 11th world conference on timber engineering, 201 0 June 20-24. Riva Del Garda, Italy. Ariio Ceccotti and Jan Willem van de Kuilen, eds. (CD only, without page numbers). 2010
Author(s) Wacker, James P.; Wang, Xiping; Kretschmann, David E.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Optical Method for Measuring the Surface Area of A Threaded Fastener
Source: Experimental Techniques Volume 34 Number 4: 36-39, 2010
Author(s) Rammer, D.R.; Zelinka, S.L.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood Handbook, Chapter 08: Fastenings
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 8-1 - 8-28. Chapter 8.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood Handbook, Chapter 09: Structural Analysis Equations
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 9-1 - 9-11. Chapter 9.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: 09172 - EVALUATING THE CORROSIVENESS OF SOUTHERN PINE TREATED WITH SEVERAL WOOD PRESERVATIVES USING ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES
Source: Mittal, K. L.(editor) Silanes and other coupling agents, vol. 5. Leiden : VSP, 2009. 348 p. ISBN: 9789004165915; 2009
Author(s) Zelinka, S.L.; Rammer, D.R.; Stone, D.S.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Corrosion Rates of Fasteners in Treated Wood Exposed to 100% Relative Humidity
Source: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING © ASCE/DECEMBER 2009, pp. 758-763; 2009
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) as a tool for measuring corrosion of polymer-coated fasteners used in treated wood
Source: Forest Prod. J. 59(1/2):77-82
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Ortiz-Candelaria, Lorraine; Stone, Donald S.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Improved Analytical Techniques for Historic Covered Bridges
Source: FPL RIP-4719-006
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas; Fanous, Fouad
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Understanding the Behavior of Mid-Rise Light-Frame Wood Buildings
Source: FPL RIP-4719-003
Author(s) U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory; Lindt, John W.; Rammer, Douglas R.;
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood Sole Plate Anchorage to Concrete under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading
Source: FPL RIP-4719-007
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas; Kochkin, Vladimir;
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: Analytical Determination of the Surface Area of a Threaded Fastener
Source: Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 36, No. 1 Paper ID JTE100806 Available online at: www.astm.org
Author(s) Rammer Douglas R., Zelinka Samuel L.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Assessment of biodeterioration for the screening of new wood preservatives: Calculation of stiffness loss in rapid decay testing
Source: Holzforschung, Vol. 62, pp. 270-276, 2008
Author(s) Przeqloka, Crawford, Rammer, Buckner, Woodward, Li, Nicholas
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Corrosion of metals in contact with treated wood : developing test methods
Source: NACE International Corrosion 2008 Conference & Expo : March 16-20, 2008 ... New Orleans, Louisiana. [S.l. : s.n.], 2008: 9 pages
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.; Stone, D.S.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Electrochemical corrosion testing of fasteners in extracts of treated wood
Source: Corrosion Science 50 (2008) 1251-1257
Author(s) Zelinka, Rammer, Stone
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Feasibility of Rehabilitating Timber Bridges Using Mechanically Fastened FRP Strips
Source: In Proceedings of the 2008 structures congress: Cross borders. American Society of Civil Engineers. 2008 April 24026. Vancouver, BC, Canada. 10 p. Proceedings on CD. 2008
Author(s) Schorer, Alyssa E.; Bank, Lawrence C.; Oliva, Michael G.; Wacker, James P.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FEASIBILITY OF REHABILITATING TIMBER BRIDGES WITH MECHANICALLY FASTENED FRP STRIPS
Source: Midwest Regional University Transportation Center, Project 5, 08-02, June 2008
Author(s) Schorer, Bank, Oliva, Wacker, Rammer
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Impedance spectroscopy and circuit modeling of Southern pine above 20% moisture content
Source: Holzforschung, Vol. 62, pp. 737-744, 2008
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.; Stone, Donald S.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Withdrawal strength of bright and galvanized annulary threaded nails
Source: Frame building news. (Apr. 2008): Pages 59-67
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Mendez, Alina M.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: Corrosion avoidance with new wood preservatives
Source: Structure magazine. (Mar. 2007): Pages 48-49.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Direct current testing to measure corrosiveness of wood preservatives
Source: Corrosion science. Vol. 49 (2007): pages 1673-1685.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.; Stone, Donald S.; Gilbertson, James T.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Equivalent circuit modeling of wood at 12% moisture content
Source: Wood and fiber science. Vol. 39, no. 4 (2007): Pages 556-565.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Stone, Donald S.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Minimizing corrosive action in timber bridges treated with waterborne preservatives
Source: Proceedings of the 2007 Structures Congress : New Horizons and Better Practices, 2007 May 16-19, Long Beach, CA. Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, c2007: [5] pages.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.; Wacker, James P.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2006
 
Title: Corrosion avoidance with new wood preservatives
Source: Wood design focus. Vol. 16, no. 2 (summer 2006): pages 7-8.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Development of failure mechanisms for fasteners in the United States
Source: WCTE 2006 : 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 6-10, 2006, Portland, OR, USA : program and abstracts. Portland, Or. : World Conference on Timber Engineering, [2006]: [8] pages.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Line, Philip
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Electrochemical method for measuring corrosion of metals in wood
Source: WCTE 2006 : 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 6-10, 2006, Portland, OR, USA : program and abstracts. Portland, Or. : World Conference on Timber Engineering, [2006]: [8] pages.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas, R.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Exposure test of fasteners in preservative-treated wood
Source: WCTE 2006 : 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 6-10, 2006, Portland, OR, USA : program and abstracts. Portland, Or. : World Conference on Timber Engineering, [2006]: [4] pages.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Fastener corrosion : testing, research, and design considerations
Source: WCTE 2006 : 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 6-10, 2006, Portland, OR, USA : program and abstracts. Portland, Or. : World Conference on Timber Engineering, [2006]: [8] pages.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Zelinka, Samuel L.; Line, Philip
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood construction codes issues in the United States
Source: Biohousing Symposium. Session 1, Eco-Material & Structural Engineering. [S.l. : s.n., 2006?]: pages 39-49.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2005
 
Title: Condition Assessment of In-Service Wood in Bridges and Structures by NIR Spectroscopy
Source: FPL RIP-4719-001
Author(s) Rammer, D.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Condition Assessment of In-Service Wood in Bridges and Structures by NIR Spectroscopy
Source: FPL RIP-4710-001
Author(s) Rammer, D.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NIR monitoring of in-service wood structures
Source: Metropolis & beyond [electronic resource] : proceedings of the 2005 Structures Congress and the 2005 Forensic Engineering Symposium, April 20-24, 2005, New York, NY. Reston, Va. : American Society of Civil Engineers, c2005: ISBN: 0784407533: [9] pages.
Author(s) Zanetti, Michela; Rials, Timothy G.; Rammer, Douglas
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Review of test methods used to determine the corrosion rate of metals in contact with treated wood
Source: Frame building news. (Aug. 2005): pages 38-46.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Review of test methods used to determine the corrosion rate of metals in contact with treated wood
Source: FPL-GTR-156, January 2005
Author(s) Zelinka, Rammer
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The use of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to measure the corrosion of metals in contact with wood
Source: TMS letters [electronic resource]. Vol. 2, no. 1 (2005): pages 15-16.
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2004
 
Title: Review of end grain nail withdrawal research
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-151. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 28 pages
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Zelinka, Samuel L.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2003
 
Title: Analysis of wood cantilever loaded at free end
Source: Wood and fiber science, Vol. 35, no. 3 (2003): Pages 334-340
Author(s) Liu, Jen Y.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2002
 
Title: Effects of Shear on Deflection of Wood Cantilever Loaded at Free End
Source: ICCE/9 Ninth Annual Intl Conf on Composites Engineering; July 1-6, San Diego, California, pp. 471-472
Author(s) Liu, Rammer
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2001
 
Title: Effect of moisture content on dowel-bearing strength
Source: Wood and fiber science. Vol. 33, no. 1 (Jan. 2001).:p. [126]-139 : ill.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Winistorfer, Steve G.
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effect of moisture content on nail bearing strength
Source: FPL-RP-591, February 2001; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood : mechanical fasteners
Source: Encyclopedia of materials : science and technology. Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001: 3 pages
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2000
 
Title: Engineering evaluation of 55-year-old timber columns recycled from an industrial military building
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 50, no. 4 (Apr. 2000).:p. 71-76 : ill.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Green, David; Rammer, Douglas; Lantz, Scott F.
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1999
 
Title: Evaluation of recycled timber members
Source: Materials and construction : exploring the connection : proceedings of the Fifth ASCE Materials Engineering Congress, May 10-12, 1999, Cincinnati, Ohio. Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999.:p. 46-51 : ill.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1998
 
Title: Determining Mode I and Mode II Contributions in end Notched Beams
Source: 5th World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 17-20, 1998; Montreuz, Switzerland, Volume 2 pp. 836-837
Author(s) Hermanson, John; Soltis, Lawrence; Rammer, Douglas
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: In-Place Shear Strength of Wood Beams
Source: Proc 5th World Conference on Timber Engineering; August 17-20, 1998, Montreux, Switzerland
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; McLean, David I.; Cofer, William F.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: LOCALIZED NOTCH REINFORCEMENT FOR WOODEN BEAMS
Source: United States Patent. Appl. No.: 943,367. 1998. pp. 1-5
Author(s) Soltis, Lawrence A.; Ross, Robert J.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Moir Analysis of the Modified Arcan Shear Specimen
Source: 5th World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 17-20, 1998; Montreuz, Switzerland, Volume 2 pp. 840-841
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Hernandez, Roland
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: STATISTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF NON-LINEAR ELASTIC PROPERTIES
Source: 5th World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 17-20, 1998; Montreuz, Switzerland, Volume 2 pp. 834-835
Author(s) Hernandez, Roland; Rammer, Douglas
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Withdrawal and Lateral Strength of Threaded Nails
Source: In: Proceedings of the 5th World Conference on Timber Engineering; August 17-20, 1998, Montreux, Switzerland
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas, R.; Bender, Donald A.; Pollock, David G.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1997
 
Title: Bending to Shear Ratio Approach for Beam Design
Source: Forest Prod. J. 47(l):104-108.
Author(s) Soltis, Lawrence A.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Determination of Ylinen's Parameter for Parallel-Strand Lumber
Source: Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 123, No. 10, October, 1997
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Zahn, John J.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1996
 
Title: Experimental shear strength of unchecked solid-sawn Douglas-fir
Source: (Research paper FPL-RP-553):33 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Rammer, D. R.; Soltis, L. A.; Lebow, P. K.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Improved Arcan Shear Test for Wood
Source: Proc intl wood engineering conference; 1996 October 28-31; New Orleans, LA
Author(s) Liu, Jen Y.; Ross, Robert J.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Recent Research on the Shear Strength of Wood Beams
Source: Proc intl wood engineering conference; 1996, Ocober 28-31; New Orleans, LA
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas; McLean, David I.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Shear Strength of Glued-Laminated Timber Beams and Panels
Source: National conference on wood transportation structures. FPL-GTR-94
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Shear Strength of Wood Beams
Source: National conference on wood transportation structures. FPL-GTR-94
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas; McLean, David I.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1995
 
Title: Design of Glued Laminated Timber Columns
Source: JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / DECEMBER 1995 / 1789-1794
Author(s) Zahn, John J.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1994
 
Title: Experimental Shear Strength of Glued-Laminated Beams
Source: FPL-RP-527, April 1994; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Soltis, Lawrence A.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Shear strength of unchecked glued-laminated beams
Source: 1994. Forest Prod. J. 44(1):51-57.
Author(s) Soltis, Lawrence A.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2016
Researchers are developing seismic performance factors for cross laminated timber buildings in the United States. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
Highlight ID: 657
Seismic Performance of Cross-Laminated Timber Buildings

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings are becoming popular in earthquake regions of the United States, but structural engineers need new design methods. Forest Service research is striving to develop methods to design CLT buildings to six stories an ...

 
Publication Year: 2013
Installation of a cross-laminated timber panel for Promega building in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Steve Schmieding, USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 439
Wood Construction Goes Beyond Its Traditional Roots

As interest in sustainable building options continues to grow. Wood construction is going beyond its traditional roots in housing and expanding into mid-rise, high-rise, and non-residential applications. To support this trend, a new U.S. guide for th ...

 
Publication Year: 2010

Highlight ID: 170
Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material

The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general public through architects and design engineers who use wood in highly engineered structures. ...

Research Projects serving in the role of Principal Investigator
 
Project NameStart DateEnd Date
 
Develop information on structural wood systems, specifically systems and energy performance and design

Total affiliated publications: 40
10-01-201209-30-2017

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Exploring Construction Using Whole Trees

Researchers at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) are testing trusses, which provide structural support for buildings, made from whole trees.  One such truss, pictured above, had a clear span of 55 feet and was made from low-value red pine logs. Similar trusses will be installed in a commercial r...

03-06-2015

Soft?Story Woodframe Buildings:

In a new paper in the Proceedings for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2014 Structures Congress, FPL's Douglas Rammer discusses wood work pertinent to earthquake-prone areas of the world. In the recently published paper, Overview of the NEES?Soft Experimental Program for Seismic Risk R...

08-07-2014

New-and-Old2_4webHistoric Glued-Laminated Arches Evaluated for Structural Quality

The second glued-laminated structure built in the United States was constructed at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in Madison, Wis. "Building Two" was constructed in 1934 to demonstrate the performance of wooden arch buildings. At various times it acted as a supplementary laboratory, lectu...

01-03-2014

FPL Research Patented

A patent titled “Method and Apparatus for Determining the Surface Area of a Threaded Fastener” was recently awarded to FPL researchers Douglas Rammer and Samuel Zelinka.  The invention is a method for reliably determining the surface areas of threaded fasteners, such as wood screws, drywall scr...

03-14-2012