Lab Publications

Books/book chaptersbiobased composites

Clouston P. 2019. Chapter 6.5 Timber and Concrete. In book: Off-site and Industrialized Timber Construction. Delivering Quality and Efficiency (2nd edition). Publisher: BM TRADA. ISBN 978-1-909594-81-4.

Clouston P, Arwade SR, Amini A. 2014. Bio-based composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application. Ch. 14: “Modeling and characterization of laminated biobased composites for structural use”. CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group, 26p. ISBN 978-1-4822-1448-2

Journal Articles

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Bahmanzad A, Clouston P, Arwade S, Schreyer A. 2020 “Evaluation of Shear Properties of Eastern Hemlock for Different Fiber Orientations.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. In press

Bahmanzad A, Clouston P, Arwade S, Schreyer A. 2020. “Shear Properties of Symmetric Angle-ply Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Panels.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. In press

Kaboli H., Clouston P, Lawrence S. 2020. “Feasibility of Northeastern Species in three-layer ANSI Approved Cross Laminated Timber.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 32(3), 04020006


Schreyer A, Clouston P. 2019. J.W. Olver Design Building – A Case Study of a US Mass Timber Building. Wood Design Focus Journal. pp. 10

Khoshbakht N, Clouston P, Arwade SR, Schreyer AC. 2019. “Evaluation of ASTM D5764 Dowel Connection Tests for Laminated Veneer Bamboo (LVB).” ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 47(4).


Kaboli, H, & Clouston, PL. 2018. “Eastern Hemlock in Bamboo-Reinforced Glulam.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 31(1), 04018335.

Al-Sammari, A. T., Clouston, P. L., & Breña, S. F. (2018). Finite-Element Analysis and Parametric Study of Perforated Steel Plate Shear Connectors for Wood–Concrete Composites. Journal of Structural Engineering144(10), 04018191.


Khoshbakht, N., Clouston, P. L., Arwade, S. R., & Schreyer, A. C. (2017). Computational Modeling of Laminated Veneer Bamboo Dowel Connections. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30(2), 04017285.

Koh, R. S., & Clouston, P. (2017). In-Plane Shear Properties of Laminated Wood from Tension and Compression Tests of Angle-Ply Laminates. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 29(11), 04017214.

Amini A, Arwade SR, & Clouston PL. 2017. “Modeling the Effect of Void Shapes on the Compressive Behavior of Parallel-Strand Lumber.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering29(9), 04017129.

Brojan L., Clouston PL. 2017. “Straw Bale Building and its Economic Perspective” Open House International, 42, No. 1, pp. 23-28.


Witayakran S., Smitthipong W., Wangpradid R., Chollakup R., Clouston PL. 2016. “Natural Fiber Composites: Review of Recent Automotive Trends”. In: Saleem Hashmi (Editor-in-Chief). Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Oxford: Elsevier; p.1-9



Bamboo culm connection. Photo credit: MUDI architects, Shanghai

Brojan, L., & Clouston, P. L. 2014. “Effect of Plaster type and Loading Orientation on Compression behavior of Straw Bales for Construction.” ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, 9, 1645-1652.

Amini A., Arwade SR., Clouston PL, Rattanaserikiat S. 2014. “Characterization and Probabilistic Modeling of the Mesostructure of Parallel Strand Lumber” ASCE. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, in press.

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,” ASTM: Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, Vol.3, No. 1, pp. 1–11


Brojan L, Petric A, Clouston P. 2013. A Comparative Study of Brick and Straw Bale Wall Systems from Environmental, Economical, and Energy Perspectives. Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences8(11)

Clouston P, 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

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.” International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.131-

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 economic considerations.” ASCE, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 23, No. 7, July 1, pp. 1036-1042