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Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592
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John C. Hermanson

Engineering Mechanics and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Unit: FPL-EMRSL
Research General Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9229
jhermanson@fs.fed.us

Current Research

Material characterization has not fundamentally changed since the first documented test by Leonardo da Vinci 500 years ago. The theme of this research is to elucidate mechanical response of materials by creating an environment that automates the characterization process by creating a mechatronic system which imposes multi-field and domain constraints controlled via feedback determined by an optimization algorithm needed to satisfy the data-driven environment required by the simulation based design.


Research Interest

  • Multi-field and multi-domain Modeling of Continuum Systems
  • Mechatronic Characterization of Bio-Composite Materials
  • Data-Driven Environments for Multiphysics Applications
  • Simulation-based Design
  • Industrialization of Research

Below are the 41 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2017
 
Title: Smart timber bridge on geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) abutments
Source: In: Proceedings, ICTB 2017, 3rd international Conference on timber bridges 2017. Skellefteå, Sweden. 11 p.
Author(s) Senalik, Adam; Wacker, James P.; Hosteng, Travis K.; Hermanson, John
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2015
 
Title: Force-displacement measurements of earlywood bordered pits using a mesomechanical tester
Source: Plant, Cell & Environment
Author(s) Zelinka, Samuel L.; Bourne, Keith J.; Hermanson, John C.; Glass, Samuel V.; Costa, Adriana; Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Forensic timber identification: It's time to integrate disciplines to combat illegal logging
Source: Biological Conservation
Author(s) Dormontt, Eleanor E.; Boner, Markus; Braun, Birgit; Breulmann, Gerhard; Degen, Bernd; Espinoza, Edgard; Gardner, Shelley; Guillery, Phil; Hermanson, John C.; Koch, Gerald; Lee, Soon Leong; Kanashiro, Milton; Rimbawanto, Anto; Thomas, Darren; Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.; Yin, Yafang; Zahnen, Johannes; Lowe, Andrew J.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Remote sensing for detection of termite infestations—Proof of Concept
Source: Proceedings IRG Annual Meeting (ISSN 2000-8953) 2015. The International Research Group on Wood Protection IRG/WP 15-10846; 2015; 11 p.
Author(s) Green III, Frederick; Arango, Rachel A.; Boardman, Charles R.; Bourne, Keith J.; Hermanson, John C.; Munson, Robert A.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Residential Tornado Safe Rooms from Commodity Wood Products: Wall Development and Impact Testing
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-681, 2015; 20 p.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Bridwell, James J.; Hermanson, John C.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: Performance Analysis and Experimental Validation of the Direct Strain Imaging Method
Source: In: Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 4-7, 2013, Portland, OR, IDETC/CIE 2013, DETC/CIE2013-13015. 11 p.
Author(s) Iliopoulos, Athanasios; Michopoulos, John G.; Hermanson, John C.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Robotic Multiaxial Testing and Constitutive Characterization of Composites
Source: 2013 nrl (Naval Research Laboratory) review, 90 years of Innovation, 1923-2013, 2013; pp. 220-225.
Author(s) Michopoulos, J.G.; Hermanson, J.C.; Iliopoulos, A.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: Composite Material Testing Data Reduction to Adjust for the Systematic 6-DOF Testing Machine Aberrations
Source: Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL, IDETC/CIE 2012, DETC2012-71119; 2012; 11 p.
Author(s) lliopoulos, Athanasios; Michopoulos, John G.; Hermanson, John G. C.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: First industrial strength multi-axial Robotic testing campaign for composite material characterization
Source: In: Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012, August 12-15, 2012, Chicago IL, USA, DETC2012-71064.
Author(s) Michopoulos, John G.; Hermanson, John C.; Iliopoulos, Athanasios
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mechanical and time-dependent behavior of wood-plastic composites subjected to tension and compression
Source: Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials Volume 26, Number 7, 2012; pp. 968–987.
Author(s) Hamel, Scott E.; Hermanson, John C.; Cramer, Steven M.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Preliminary Validation of Composite Material Constitutive Characterization
Source: In: Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL, IDETC/CIE 2012; 10 p.
Author(s) Michopoulos, John G.; lliopoulos, Athanasios; Hermanson, John C.; Orifici, Adrian C.; Thomson, Rodney S.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Robotic and Multiaxial Testing for the Constitutive Characterization of Composites
Source: Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2012.
Author(s) Michopoulos, John; Iliopoulos, Athanasios; Hermanson, John
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Robotic and Multiaxial Testing for the Determination of the Constitutive Characterization of Composites
Source: In: Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy II: Ceramic Transactions (eds G. Wicks, J. Simon, R. Zidan, R. Brigmon, G. Fischman, S. Arepalli, A. Norris and M. McCluer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. 14 p.
Author(s) Michopoulos, John; Iliopoulos, Athanasios; Hermanson, John
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: A brief review of machine vision in the context of automated wood identification systems
Source: IAWA journal. Vol. 32, no. 2 (2011): p. 233-250.
Author(s) Hermanson, John C.; Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: A Mechanical Signal Biases Caste Development in a Social Wasp
Source: Current Biology 21, 1-5, February 8, 2011
Author(s) Suryanarayanan, Sainath; Hermanson, John C.; Jeanne, Robert L.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Data-Driven Design Optimization for Composite Material Characterization
Source: Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering JUNE 2011, Volume 11.
Author(s) Michopoulos, John G.; Hermanson, John C.; Iliopoulos, Athanasios; Lambrakos, Samuel G.; Furukawa, Tomonari
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Dynamic Data Driven Experiment Control Coordinated with Anisotropic Elastic Material Characterization
Source: Journal of Algorithms & Computational Technology, Volume 5, Number 4, December 2011; pp. 623-644; 2011.
Author(s) Michopoulos, John G.; Furukawa, Tomonari; Hermanson, John C.; Lambrakos, Samuel G.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effects of shell morphology on mechanics of zebra and quagga mussel locomotion
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
Author(s) Peyer, S. M.; Hermanson, J. C.; Lee, C. E.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: On the Constitutive Response Characterization for Composite Materials Via Data-Driven Design Optimization
Source: In: Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 29-31, 2011 Washington, DC, IDETC/CIE 2011; 13 p.
Author(s) Michopoulos, John G.; Hermanson, John G.; lliopoulos, Athanasios; Lambrakos, Samuel; Furukawa, Tomonari
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Tension and Compression Creep Apparatus for wood-Plastic Composites
Source: Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Volume 39, Number 6, Paper IDJTE103715.
Author(s) Hamel, Scott E.; Hermanson, John C.; Cramer, Steven M.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: An 'Industrialized' methodology for material characterization: Moving away from P/A
Source: 2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity, September 22-23, 2009. Edited by Ali Harlin & Minna Vikman. (VTT Symposium 263) Helsinki, Finland : VTT, c2010. 176, A3 p. ISBN 978-951-38-7589-3.
Author(s) Hermanson, John C.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Characterizing Macroscopic Creep Behavior of Wood-Plastic Composites in Tension and Compression
Source: IN: 10th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites and Cellulose Nanocomposites Symposium : May 11-13, 2009, Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2010. 289 p. ISBN: 9781892529558; 2010
Author(s) Hamel, S.E.; Bechle, N.J.; Hermanson, J.C.; Cramer, S.M.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Developmental plasticity of shell morphology of quagga mussels from shallow and deep-water habitats of the Great Lakes
Source: The Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 2602-2609; 2010
Author(s) Peyer, Suzanne M.; Hermanson, John C.; Lee, Carol Eunmi
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Investigating Deformation in HDPE-Wood Flour Composites Using Uniaxial Tension and Nanoindentation Experiments
Source: Tenth International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites and Cellulose Nanocomposites Sysmposium, May 11-13, Madison, WI. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2010. ISBN 978-1-892529-55-8. pp. 121-125; 2010
Author(s) Jakes, Joseph E.; Bechle, Nathan J.; Hamel, Scott; Gronvold, Arthur G.; Hermanson, John C.; Stone, Donald S.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: A Framework for the Automated Data-Driven Constitutive Characterization of Composites
Source: In: 17th international conference on composite materials. 2009 July 27-31: Edinburgh, UK
Author(s) Michopoulos, J.G.; Hermanson, J.C.; Furukawa, T.; Iliopoulos, A.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: Towards the robotic characterization of the constitutive response of composite materials
Source: Composite Structures 86 (2008) 154-164; 2008
Author(s) Michopoulos, Hermanson, Furukawa
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: Characterizing wood-plastic composites via data-driven methodologies
Source: 9th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites : May 21-23, 2007 ... Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, 2007: Pages 145-151
Author(s) Michopoulos, John G.; Hermanson, John C.; Badaliance, Robert
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Modeling Wood-Plastic Composites Using Nonlinear Uniaxial Data
Source: In: 9th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites, May 21-23, 2007, Monona terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin, p. 412; 2007
Author(s) Bechle, Hermanson
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nanoindentation of the interphase region of a wood-reinforced polypropylene composite
Source: Ninth International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites :May 21-23, 2007 ... Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2007: ISBN: 1892529505: 9781892529503: Pages 197-203
Author(s) Jakes, Joseph E.; Hermanson, John C.; Stone, Donald S.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Prediction of the elastic modulus of wood flour/kenaf fibre/polypropylenehybrid composites
Source: Iranian polymer journal. Vol. 16, no. 4 (2007): Pages 271-278.
Author(s) Mirbagheri, Jamal; Tajvidi, Mehdi; Ghasemi, Ismaeil; Hermanson, John C.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Simulateneous Hierarchiacal and Multi-Level Optimization for Material characterization and Design of Experiments
Source: Michopoulos JG, Furukawa T, Hermanson JC, Lambrakos SG. Simultaneous hierarchical and multi-level optimization for material characterization and design of experiments. In: Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference--2007: [held] September 4-7, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Paper DETC2007-35470, 9 pages. New York, N.Y. : American Society of Mechancial Engineers, c2007. DVD ISBN 0-7918-3806-4.
Author(s) Michopoulos, Hermanson, Furukawa, Lambrakos
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Tensile properties of wood flour/kenaf fiber polypropylene hybrid composites
Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 105, 3054-3059 (2007)
Author(s) Mirbagheri, Tajvidi, Hermanson, Ghasemi
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2006
 
Title: Effect of natural fibers on thermal and mechanical properties of natural fiber polypropylene composites studied by dynamic mechanical analysis
Source: Department of Wood and Paper Science and Technology, College of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, P.O. Box 31585-4314, Iran USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
Author(s) Tajvidi,Falk,Hermanson
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2005
 
Title: Stress singularities in a model of a wood disk under sinusoidal pressure
Source: Journal of engineering mechanics. (Feb. 2005): pages 153-160.
Author(s) Johnson, Jay A.; Hermanson, John C.; Cramer, Steven M.; Amundson, Charles
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Time-temperature superposition principle applied to a kenaf-fiber/high-density polyethylene composite
Source: Journal of applied polymer science. Vol. 97 (2005): p. [1995]-2004.
Author(s) Tajvidi, Mehdi; Falk, Robert H.; Hermanson, John C.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Viscoelastic Response of Natural Fiber Composites
Source: FPL RIP-4714-009
Author(s) Hermanson, J.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2004
 
Title: The compression of wood/thermoplastic fiber mats during consolidation
Source: Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing. Vol. 35 (2004): Pages 273-279
Author(s) Englund, Karl R.; Wolcott, Michael P.; Hermanson, John C.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2003
 
Title: Determination of transverse elastic constants of wood using a cylindrically orthotropic model
Source: Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the European Society for Wood Mechanics : May 25th-28th, 2003, Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm, Sweden : STFI-Packforst AB, 2003: pages 207-211
Author(s) Hermanson, John C.
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Influence of natural fibers on the phase transitions in high-density polyethylene composites using dynamic mechanical analysis
Source: Seventh International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites (and other natural fibers), May 19-20, 2003 ... Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, 2003: Pages 187-195
Author(s) Tajvidi, Mehdi; Falk, Robert H.; Hermanson, John C.; Felton, Colin
Year: 2003   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: Measuring the triaxial load-deformation response of orthotropic materials subjected to large and small strain regimes
Source: Journal of testing and evaluation. Vol. 26, no. 5 (Sept. 1998).:p. 444-454 : ill.
Author(s) Saliklis, Edmond P.; Cramer, Steven M.; Hermanson, John C.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2014
The Xylotron uses machine-visioning technology to identify wood species. John Hermanson, USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 585
The Xylotron: A Field-Deployable Machine-Vision Wood Identification System

The Xylotron is a machine-vision-based wood identification system that uses a custom-designed wood imaging device (the Xyloscope), image analysis, and statistical processing software run from a laptop/netbook. With it, users can identify over 150 spe ...