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Madison, WI 53726-2398
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Robert H. Falk
Robert H. Falk

Robert H. Falk

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: 608-231-9255
Email address

Current Research

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.


Research Interest

  • Wood waste to building products
  • Engineered wood products
  • Wood deck construction

    • Past Research

      • Engineering performance of wood decks
      • Engineering evaluation of glued-laminated timber (glulam)
      • Seismic performance of wood-framed construction
      • Non-destructive testing of wood


Education

  • 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

Professional Organizations

  • 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

Below are the 101 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Topic, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2016
 
Title: Development of a ready-to-assemble (RTA) tornado safe room constructed from cross-laminated timber
Source: fplrip-4714-032-DRJohnson-Falk-Black
Author(s) Black, Todd; Falk, Robert
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Development of a tornado safe room door from wood Products: door design and impact testing
Source: Research Paper FPL-RP-686. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Bridwell, James J.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wind pressure testing of tornado safe room components made from wood
Source: Research Paper FPL-RP-688. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 6 p.
Author(s) Falk, Robert; Shrestha, Deepak
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2015
 
Title: Development of a Mass Timber Tornado Safe Room
Source: Presentation: 2015 Mass Timber Research Workshop, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Madison, Wisconsin; November 3-4, 2015
Author(s) Falk, Bob
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: 2014
 
Title: Mechanical Performance of Nail-Laminated Posts Manufactured from Reclaimed Chromated Copper Arsenate-Treated Decking Lumber
Source: Forest Prod. J. Volume 64, Number 1/2, 2014 pp. 55–63.
Author(s) Janowiak, John J.; Falk, Robert H.; Gething, Brad A.; Tsirigotis, John A.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: Framing Lumber from Building Removal: How do We Best Utilize This Untapped Structural Resource?
Source: FOREST PRODUCTS JOURNAL Volume 62, Number 7/8, 2013; pp.492-499.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Cramer, Steven; Evans, James
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Energy and GHG Emissions for New and Recovered Softwood Framing Lumber and Hardwood Flooring Considering End-of-Life Scenarios
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-672, 2013; 35 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Falk, Robert H.; Gu, Hongmei; Napier, Thomas R.; Meil, Jamie
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: Generation and Recovery of Solid Wood Waste in the U.S.
Source: BioCycle, p. 30-32; August 2012
Author(s) Falk, Bob; McKeever, David
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life Cycle Primary Energy and Carbon Analysis of Recovering Softwood Framing Lumber and Hardwood Flooring for Reuse
Source: In: Proceedings , Instruments for Green Futures Markets, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment XI Conference, October 4-6, 2011; copyright 2012. pp. 44-52.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Gu, Hongmei; Napier, Thomas R.; Salazar, James; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: North American Wood Waste Forum: Summary of Group Feedback, 2-3, 2012
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-216, 2012
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Reclaiming the future: What's New in Used Wood
Source: Wood Design & building, Winter 2012-2013; pp. 36-39; 2012.
Author(s) Nicklin, Anne; Falk, Bob
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: Stress-relaxation behavior of lignocellulosic high-density polyethlene composites
Source: Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites Volume 30, Number 10, 875–881; 2011.
Author(s) Mirzaei, Babak; Tajvidi, Mehdi; Falk, Robert H.; Felton, Colin.
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: Mechanical Performance of Hemp Fiber Polypropylene Composites at Different Operating Temperatures
Source: Journal of REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES, Vol. 29, No.5 pp. 664-674; March 2010
Author(s) Tajvidi, Mehdi; Motie, Nazanin; Rassam, Ghonche; Falk, Robert H.; Felton, Colin
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Using Reclaimed Lumber and Wood Flooring in Construction: Measuring Environmental Impact Using Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis
Source: Proceedings of the International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology and
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Gu, Hongmei; Falk, Robert H.; Napier, Thomas R.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood Handbook, Chapter 01: Wood as a Sustainable Building Material
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 1-1 - 1-6. Chapter 1.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: Assessment of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for classification of preservative in CCA-treated lumber
Source: Forest Prod. J. 59(3):67-74; 2009
Author(s) Gething, Brad A.; Janowiak, John J.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effect of Cellulose Fiber Reinforcement on the Temperature Dependent Mechanical Performance of Nylon 6
Source: Journal of REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES, Vol. 28, No. 22, pp. 2781-2790 /2009
Author(s) Journal of REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES, Vol. 28, No. 22, pp. 2781-2790 /2009
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mechanical Performance of Hemp Fiber Polypropylene Composites at Different Operating Temperatures
Source: Journal of REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES, Vol. 00, No. 00/2009; pp. 1-11; 2009
Author(s) Tajvidi, Mehdi; Montie, Nazanin; Rassam, Ghonche; Falk, Robert H.; Felton, Colin
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood as a Sustainable Building Material
Source: FOREST PRODUCTS JOURNAL Vol. 59, No. 9, pp. 6-12; 2009
Author(s) Falk, Robert
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: Effect of Cellulose Fiber Reinforcement on the Temperature Dependent Mechanical Performance of Nylon 6
Source: Journal of REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES, Vol. 00, No. 00/2008
Author(s) Tajvidi, Mehdi; Feizmand, Mokhtar; Falk, Robert H.; Felton, Colton
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Engineering Properties of Douglas-fir Lumber Reclaimed from Deconstructed Buildings
Source: FPL-RP-650, July 2008; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Maul, Derek G.; Cramer, Steven M.; Evans, James; Herian, Victoria
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: Feasibility of producing value-added wood products from reclaimed hemlock lumber
Source: Research Paper FPL-RP-645. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture,Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 13 pages
Author(s) Janowiak, John J.; Falk, Robert H.; Kimmel, Jeffery D.
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 »
Title: Quantification of metals in preservatively-treated lumber using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy
Source: ECOWOOD 2006 : 2nd International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible Forest Products, Fernando Pessoa University, Oporto, Portugal, 20-22 September 2006. [S.l. : s.n.], 2006: pages 427-432.
Author(s) Gething, Brad; Janowiak, John; Falk, Bob
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2005
 
Title: Attractive, Durable Roofing made from recycled plastic and wood fiber
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2005
Author(s) Falk, Robert
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Building Demonstration of Building Deconstruction and Material Salvage
Source: FPL RIP-4714-002
Author(s) Falk, R.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Feasibility of using building deconstruction at Wisconsin's Badger Army Ammunition Plant : salvaging lumber for reuse in low-income home construction
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-161. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 35 pages.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: New uses for old lumber
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2005
Author(s) Falk, Bob
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Regulatory and policy issues for reuse and remanufacture of wood materialscoated with lead-based paint
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-164. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 6 pages
Author(s) Napier, Thomas R.; Falk, Robert H.; Guy, George B.; Drodz, Susan
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Remilling of salvaged wood siding coated with lead-based paint. Part 1, Lead exposure
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 55, nos. 7/8 (July/Aug. 2005): Pages 76-80
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Janowiak, John J.; Cosper, Stephen D.; Drozdz, Susan A.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Remilling of salvaged wood siding coated with lead-based paint. Part 2, Wood product yield
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 55, nos. 7/8 (July/Aug. 2005): Pages 81-86
Author(s) Janowiak, John J.; Falk, Robert H.; Beakler, Brian W.; Lampo, Richard G.; Napier, Thomas R.
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 »
Publication Year: 2004
 
Title: Accelerated weathering of natural fiber-filled polyethylene composites
Source: Journal of materials in civil engineering. (Nov./Dec. 2004): pages 547-555.
Author(s) Lundin, Thomas; Cramer, Steven M.; Falk, Robert H.; Felton, Colin.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Directory of wood-framed building deconstruction and reused wood building materials companies, 2004
Source: Res. Pap. FPL-GTR-150. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture,Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 113 pages
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Guy, G. Bradley
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Dynamic mechanical analysis of compatibilizer effect on the mechanical properties of wood flour/high-density polyethylene composites
Source: IJE Transactions. B, Applications. Vol. 17, no. 1 (Apr. 2004): Pages 95-104
Author(s) Behzad, Mehdi; Tajvidi, Medhi; Ehrahimi, Ghanbar; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Recovering wood for reuse and recycling : a United States perspective
Source: European COST E31 Conference : Management of Recovered Wood Recycling Bioenergy and other Options : proceedings, 22-24 April 2004, Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki : University Studio Press, 2004: Pages 29-40.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; McKeever, David B.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Summer temperatures of roof assemblies using western redcedar, wood-thermoplastic composite, or fiberglass shingles
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 54, no. 11 (Dec. 2004): Pages 27-33
Author(s) Winandy, Jerrold E.; Barnes, H. Michael; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Woody residues and solid waste wood available for recovery in the United States, 2002
Source: European COST E31 Conference : Management of Recovered Wood Recycling Bioenergy and other Options : proceedings, 22-24 April 2004, Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki : University Studio Press, 2004: Pages 307-316.
Author(s) McKeever, David B.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2003
 
Title: Effect of drilled holes on the bending strength of large dimension Douglas-fir lumber
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 53, no. 5 (May 2003)
Author(s) Falk, R.H.; DeVisser, D.; Plume, G.R.; Fridley, K.J.
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: 2002
 
Title: Accelerated Weathering of Natural Fiber-Thermoplastic Composites: Effects of Ultraviolet Exposure on Bending Strength and Stiffness
Source: 6th Intl Conf on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites May 15-16, 2001, Madison, Wisconsin
Author(s) Lundin, Falk, Felton
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Temperature histories of plywood roof sheathing and roof rafters as used in North American light-framed construction
Source: 7th World Conf on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2002, August 12-15, 2002, Shah Alam, Malaysia; pp. 114-121
Author(s) Winandy, TenWolde, Falk, Barnes
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood-framed building deconstruction : a source of lumber for construction?
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 52, no. 3 (Mar. 2002): Pages 8-15
Author(s) Falk, Bob
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood-framed building deconstruction : a source of lumber for construction?
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 52, no. 3 (Mar. 2002).:p. 8-15 : ill.
Author(s) Falk, Bob
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2001
 
Title: Effect of heart checks on flexural properties of reclaimed 6 by 8 Douglas-fir timbers
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 51, nos. 7/8 (July/Aug. 2001).:p. 82-88.
Author(s) Green, David W.; Falk, Robert H.; Lantz, Scott F.
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effects of weathering on color loss of natural fiber thermoplastic composites
Source: Composites in manufacturing. Vol. 17, no. 4 (2001): 3 pages
Author(s) Falk, R.H.; Felton, C.; Lundin, T.
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Performance of fasteners in wood flour-thermoplastic composite panels
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 51, no. 1 (Jan. 2001).:p. 55-61.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Vos, Daniel J.; Cramer, Steven M.; English, Brent W.
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2000
 
Title: Correlating off-axis tension tests to shear modulus of wood-based panels
Source: Journal of structural engineering. (May 2000): Pages 621-625
Author(s) Saliklis, Edmond P.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effects of weathering on color loss of natural fiber : thermoplastic composites
Source: Proceedings for the third International Symposium on Natural Polymers and Composites-- ISNaPol/2000 and the Workshop on Progress in Production and Processing of Cellulosic Fibres and Natural Polymers : May 14-17, 2000 ... Sao Pedro, SP. Brazil. San Carlos
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Felton, Colin.; Lundin, Thomas.
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
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 »
Title: Stress wave timing nondestructive evaluation tools for inspecting historic structures : a guide for use and interpretation.
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-119):15 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Ross, Robert.; Pellerin, Roy F.; Volny, Norbert.; Salsig, William W.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1999
 
Title: Effect of Damage on the Grade Yield of Recycled Lumber
Source: Forest Products Society
Author(s) Falk, Robert; DeVisser, Don; Cook, Standen; Stansbury, Dale
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluation of lumber recycled from an industrial military building
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 49, no. 5 (May 1999).:p. 49-55.
Author(s) Falk, R. H.; Green, D. W.; Lantz, S. C.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Inspection of timber bridges using stress wave timing nondestructive evaluation tools : a guide for use and interpretation
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-114):15 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Pellerin, Roy F.; Volny, Norbert.; Salsig, William W.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Knock on wood : real recycling opportunities are opening up
Source: Resource recycling. (Aug. 1999).:p. 42, 44-46 : ill.
Author(s) Horne-Brine, Preston.; Falk, Robert.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Stress grading of recycled lumber and timber
Source: Structural engineering in the 21st century : proceedings of the 1999 Structures Congress, April 18-21, 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana. Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999.:p. 650-653 : ill.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Green, David.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1997
 
Title: Controlling Moisture in Deck Lumber Many problems associated with deck deterioration can be traced to the original moisture content of the lumber
Source: In: The Best of Fine Homebuilding, Porches, Decks & Outbuildings; pp. 60-61; 1997
Author(s) Falk, McDonald, Winandy
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Design and Performance Aspects of United States and European Glulam C/2
Source: Proceedings of the Conference on Research standardization Applicaitons. June 6 1997.
Author(s) Falk, Robert
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Details for a Lasting Deck
Source: The Best of Fine Homebuilding, Porches, Decks & Outbuildings; pp. 62-65
Author(s) Falk, Bob; Williams, Sam
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Feasibility of Recycling Timber from Military Industrial Buildings
Source: Proceedings No. 7286, Forest Products Society, 1997, pp. 41-48
Author(s) Lantz, Scott F.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Opportunities for the Woodwaste Resource
Source: FOREST PRODUCTS JOURNAL VOL. 47, NO. 6, p. 17-22
Author(s) Falk, Bob
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1996
 
Title: Factors that Affect the Application of Woodfiber-Plastic Composites
Source: In: Proceedings (Forest Products Society); no 7293; 1996, pp. 189-194
Author(s) English, Brent W.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: In-Place Detection of Decay in Timber Bridges - An Application of Stress Wave Technology
Source: Ritter, Micheal A.; Duwadi, Sheila Rimal; Lee, Paula D.Hilbrich, eds. 1996. National Conference on Wood Transportation Structures. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-94. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 494 p.
Author(s) Pellerin, Roy F.; Lavinder, Jeff A.; Ross, Robert J.; Falk, Robert H.; Volny, Norbert
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Evaluation of Timber Bridges
Source: SPIE Vol. 2944 / 275-284
Author(s) Pellerin, Roy F.; Lavinder, Jeff A.; Ross, Robert J.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1995
 
Title: Evaluation of timber bridges using stress wave technology
Source: In: Sanayei, Masoud, ed. Restructuring: America and beyond: Proceedings of Structures Congress 13; 1995 April 2-5; Boston, MA. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers; 1995: 277-280. Volume 1, 1995; pp. 277-280.
Author(s) Pellerin, Roy F.; Ross, Robert J.; Falk, Robert H.; Volny, Norbert J.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Fiber stress values for design of glulam timber utility structures
Source: (Research paper FPL-RP-532):23 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Hernandez, R.; Moody, R. C.; Falk, R. H.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Laminating Effects in Glued-Laminated Timber Beams
Source: J. STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / DECEMBER 1995 1857-1863
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Colling, Francois
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Performance of Glued-Laminated Timber Beams of European Manufacture
Source: Forest Products Journal, Vol. 45, no. 7/8, July/Aug. 1995
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Hernandez Roland
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Products from Recycled Fibers - A U.S. Perspective
Source: In: Caring for the Forest: Research in a Changing World Congress Report, Volume II IUFRO XX World Congress 6-12 August 1995 Tampere, Finland; pp. 167-174
Author(s) Hamilton, Thomas E.; Alig, Joanne T.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Recycled Lumber and Timber
Source: In: Sanayei, Masoud, ed. Restructuring: America and beyond:Proceedings of Structures Congress 13; 1995 April 2-5; Boston, MA.New York: American Society of Civil Engineers; 1995: 1065-1068. Vol. 1.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Green, David; Lantz, Scott C.; Fix, Michael R.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1994
 
Title: EVALUATION OF TIMBER BRIDGES USING STRESS WAVE TECHNOLOGY
Source: In: PTEC 94 Timber shaping the future: Proceedings of Pacific timber engineering conference; 1994 July 11-15, Gold Coast, Australia. Fortitude Valley MAC, Queensland, Australia: Timber Research Development and Advisory Council: 458-464. Vol. 2.
Author(s) Pellerin, R.; Ross, R.; Falk, Robert; Volny, N.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: EVALUATION OF TIMBER BRIDGES USING STRESS WAVE TECHNOLOGY
Source: In: PTEC 94 Timber shaping the future: Proceedings of Pacific timber engineering conference; 1994 July 11-15, Gold Coast, Australia. Fortitude Valley MAC, Queensland, Australia: Timber Research Development and Advisory Council: 458-464. Vol. 2.
Author(s) Pellerin, R.; Ross, R.; Falk, Robert; Volny, N.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Glued-Laminated Timber: Laminating Effects
Source: PTEC 94 Timber shaping the future: Proceedings of Pacific timber engineering conference
Author(s) Falk, R.; Colling F.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Housing Products From Recycled Wood
Source: Sustainable Construction, Tampa, Florida, USA, November 6-9. 1994. pp. 469-475
Author(s) Falk, R.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Housing Products from Recycled Wood Waste
Source: PTEC 94 Timber shaping the future
Author(s) Falk, R.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: INVESTIGATION OF LAMINATING EFFECTS IN GLUED-LAMINATED TIMBER
Source: Intl council for building research studies and documentation working commission W18-Timber structures; 1993 August
Author(s) Colling, Francois, Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Norwegian Bending Tests with Glued Laminated Beams - Comparative Calculations with the '' Karlsruhe calculation model''
Source: CIB-W18: Proceedings of 26th meeting; International council for building research studies and documentation working commission W18-Timber structures; 1993 August;, 1994. 10 p.
Author(s) Aasheim, Colling, Ehlbeck, Falk, Gorlacher, Solli
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Simulation Analysis of Norwegian Spruce Glued-Laminated Timber
Source: Proc 26th meeting; Intl council for building research studies and documentation working commission
Author(s) Hernandez, Roland; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1993
 
Title: Building Products From Recycled Wood Waste
Source: Proceedings, 12th annual Excellence in housing conference and exposition
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1993   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Expanded markets for engineered wood products: the Forest Products Laboratory's view
Source: In: Bender, Donald A., ed: Wood products for engineered structures: issues affecting growth and acceptance of engineered wood products. Proceedings 47329. 1992 Nov. 11-13; Las Vegas. Madison, WI: Forest Products Society; 1993: 164-166.
Author(s) Peterson, K.R.; Falk, R. H.; Wolfe, R.; McNatt, J. D.; Hernandez, R.
Year: 1993   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Fasteners for Exposed Wood Structures
Source: Wood Design Focus, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1993, pp. 14-17
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.;Baker, P. E.; Baker, Andrew J.
Year: 1993   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1992
 
Title: Seismic performance of low-rise wood buildings
Source: Shock and vibration digest. Vol. 24, no. 12 (Dec. 1992): Pages 3-6
Author(s) Soltis, Lawrence A.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1992   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The performance of glued laminated beams manufactured from machine stress graded norwegian spruce
Source: Norsk Treteknisk Institutt ; no.77. Oslo, Norway : Norsk, 1992. 60 p. ISBN 82-7120-029-1. IS
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Solli, Kjell H.; Aasheim, Erik
Year: 1992   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The strength of Norwegian glued laminated beams
Source: Proceedings, 25th meeting of International Council for Building Structures; 1992 August 24-27; Ahus, Sweden. Ahus, Sweden: CIB - W18, 1992. 8 pages
Author(s) Solli, Kjell; Aasheim, Erik; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1992   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1990
 
Title: Methods for Assessing Wood Structures in Place
Source: In: Suprenant, Bruce S., ed. Serviceability and durability of construction materials: Proceedings of 1st materials engineering congress; 1990 August 13-15; Denver, CO. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers; 1990: 324-330. Vol. 1.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Ross, R. J.
Year: 1990   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING OF WOOD PRODUCTS AND STRUCTURES: STATE-OF-THE-ART AND RESEARCH NEEDS
Source: In: doe Reis, Henrique L.M., ed. Nondestructive testing and evaluation for manufacturing and construction: Proceedings of conference; 1988 August 9-12; Champaign, IL. New York: Hemisphere Publishing Corp.; 1990: 137-147
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Patton-Mallory, M.; McDonald, K.A.
Year: 1990   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Prefabricated wood composite I-Beams: A literature Review
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, 2(1), 1990, pp. 62-79
Author(s) Leichti, Robert J.; Falk, Robert H.; Laufenberg, Theodore L.
Year: 1990   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Prefabricated wood I-joists: an industry overview
Source: Forest Prod. J. 40(3):15-20.
Author(s) Leichti, Robert J.; Falk, Robert H.; Laufenberg, Theodore L.
Year: 1990   view abstract, download publication »
Title: STRENGTH OF GLULAM BEAMS-VOLUME EFFECTS
Source: Proc 1990 Intl timber engineering conference: 1990: 176-182. Vol. 1.
Author(s) Moody, Russell; Falk, Robert; Williamson, Thomas
Year: 1990   view abstract, download publication »
Title: WOOD I-JOISTS: A LOOK AT RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION IN NORTH AMERICA
Source: Proc 1990 intl timber engineering conf; 1990 October 23-25; Tokyo.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Leichti, R.J.; Sharp, D.J.
Year: 1990   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1989
 
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN STRESSES FOR GLULAM TIMBER IN THE UNITED STATES
Source: In: Proceedings, 2d Pacific timber engineering conference; 1989 August 28-31; Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland: Centre for Continuing Eduation University of Auckland; 1989: 309-313. Vol. 2.
Author(s) Moody, R. C.; Falk, R. H.
Year: 1989   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF WOOD DIAPHRAGMS
Source: J. Structural Engineering 115(3) (March 1989):543-559
Author(s) Falk, R. H.; Itani, Rafii Y.
Year: 1989   view abstract, download publication »
Title: INSPECTION AND EVALUATION OF WOOD STRUCTURES IN NORTH AMERICA
Source: In: Proceedings, 2d Pacific timber engineering conference; 1989 August 28-31; Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland: Centre for Continuing Education University of Auckland; 1989: 181-183. Vol. 2.
Author(s) Falk, R. H.; Moody, R. C.
Year: 1989   view abstract, download publication »
Title: State-of-the-art structural modeling of light frame assemblies and buildings
Source: 1989. In: In-grade testing of structural lumber: Proceedings 47363; Madison, WI: Forest Products Research Society: 99-103.
Author(s) Falk, R. H.; Moody, R. C.; Wolfe, R. W.
Year: 1989   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood Diaphragms: Performance Requirements and Analytical Modeling
Source: In: Ang, A H-S., ed. Structural design, analysis and testing: Proceedings of the sessions related to design, analysis and testing at Structures Congress '89; 1989 May 1-5; San Francisco, CA. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers; 1989: 101-111.
Author(s) Falk, R. H.; Moody, Russell C.
Year: 1989   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1988
 
Title: PREDICTION OF DIAPHRAGM DISPLACEMENT
Source: In: Proceedings of the 1988 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TIMBER ENGINEERING; pp. 766-773
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Itani, Rafik Y.
Year: 1988   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Seismic behavior of low-rise wood frame buildings
Source: Shock and vibration digest. Vol. 20, no. 12 (Dec. 1988)
Author(s) Falk, R.H.; Soltis, L.A.
Year: 1988   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1987
 
Title: DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF WOOD AND GYPSUM DIAPHRAGMS
Source: J. Structural Engineering 113(6) (June 1987):1357-1370
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Itani, Rafik Y.
Year: 1987   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1984
 
Title: ROLE OF DIAPHRAGMS IN THE MITIGATION OF NATURAL HAZARDS IN LOW-RISE WOOD FRAME BUILDINGS
Source: In: 1984 Proceedings of the CIB-W73 International Conference on Natural Hazards Mitigation, October, New Delhi, India. p. 1-1
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Cheung, Chung K.; Itani, Rafik Y.
Year: 1984   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2010

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