Robert H. Falk
Robert H. FalkEngineering Properties of Wood, Wood Based Materials and Structures
Research General Engineer
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Dr. Falk's research currently focuses on the development of value-added products from wood waste materials. This work includes the development of reuse options for salvaged lumber and timber as well as the development of composites from waste natural fibers and waste thermoplastics. In addition to developing a basic understanding of the engineering properties of these materials, Dr. Falk is active in helping develop the engineering property and engineering design standards necessary to facilitate their widespread use in construction applications.
- Wood waste to building products
- Engineered wood products
- Wood deck construction
- Engineering performance of wood decks
- Engineering evaluation of glued-laminated timber (glulam)
- Seismic performance of wood-framed construction
- Non-destructive testing of wood
- Washington State University, Ph.D. Structural Engineering , 1986
- Michigan Technological University, M.S. Civil Engineering , 1983
- California Polytechnic State University, B.S. Civil Engineering , 1978
- American Society for Testing and Materials, Member
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member
- American Institute of Timber Construction, Member
- International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation, Member
- Registered professional engineer, Member
|Publication Year: 2010|
Highlight ID: 170
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