Daniel P. Hindman

Associate Professor of Wood Engineering; Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State)
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Daniel P. Hindman
Brooks Forest Products Center (0503)
1650 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA
24061

Daniel P. Hindman, Ph.D., serves as associate professor in the Sustainable Biomaterials department where his research program focuses upon the efficient use of wood materials for residential and commercial applications. Dr. Hindman teaches Wood Mechanics, Design of Wood Structures, Green Building Systems and a graduate level Timber Engineering course. Dr. Hindman's research philosophy revolves around three principles related to wood materials: structure, safety, and sustainability. Recent projects have included the study personal fall arrest systems, development of cross laminated timber from alternative wood sources, measurement of wood strand properties, the splitting of bolted connections loaded perpendicular to grain in wood, and defects associated with wood flooring. Dr. Hindman is currently the editor of Wood Design Focus, a quarterly journal for the wood engineering and architecture community. Dr. Hindman also serves as Associate Director of the Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health in the Myers Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. Dr. Hindman is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Forest Products Society and the National Frame Building Association. Dr. Hindman holds a Professional Engineering license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 Areas of Expertise

  • Wood Building Design
  • Mechanical Properties of Wood
  • Stability of Wood I-joists
  • Torsional Stiffness of Wood Members
  • Safety of Wood Structures During Construction

Education

  • B.S. - Pennsylvania State University, 1997
  • M.S. - Pennsylvania State University, 1999
  • Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University, 2003

 

Wood Mechanics
3314 Spring 2016
Instructor: Hindman

Timber Engineering
5324 Spring 2016
Instructor: Hindman

Design of Wood Structures
4314 Fall 2016
Instructor: Hindman

Green Building Systems
3324 Fall 2016
Instructor: Hindman

Green Building Systems

3324 Fall 2015
Instructor: Hindman

Number of Students: 30

Design of Wood Structures
4314 Fall 2015
Instructor: Hindman

Number of Students: 25

Wood Mechanics
3314 Spring 2015
Instructor: Hindman

Number of Students: 17

Timber Engineering
5324 Spring 2015
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 10

Wood Mechanics

3314 Spring 2014

Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 24

Green Building Systems
3324 Fall 2014
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 20

Wood Mechanics

3314 Spring 2014
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 24

Green Building Systems
3324 Fall 2014
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 29

Design of Wood Structures
4314 Fall 2014
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 15

Green Building Systems
3324 Fall 2013
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 20

Design of Wood Structures
4314 Fall 2013
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 14

Wood Mechanics
3314 Spring 2012
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 25

Preparation for the LEED Green Associate Exam
4984 Spring 2012
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 12

Timber Engineering

5324 Fall 2011
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 8

Design and Aesthetics of Furniture
4984 Spring 2011
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 1

Undergraduate Research
4994 Spring 2011
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 2

Wood Mechanics
3314 Spring 2011
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 10

SS: Design of Wood Structures
4984 Spring 2011
Instructor: Hindman/Loferski
Number of Students: 8

Design of Wood Structures
4984 Fall 2011
Instructor: Hindman and Loferski
Number of Students: 1

Green Building Systems
3324 Fall 2011
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 13

Design of Wood Structures
WOOD 4984 Fall 2010
Instructor: Joseph R. Loferski and Daniel Hindman
Number of Students: 9

Wood Mechanics
WOOD 3314 Spring 2010
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 14

Green Building Systems
3324 Fall 2010
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 19

Wood Mechanics II
WOOD 3316 Spring 2009
Instructor: D. P. Hindman
Number of Students: 4

Timber Engineering
WOOD 5324 Fall 2009
Instructor: D. P. Hindman
Number of Students: 6

Design of Wood Structures
CEE 3414 Spring 2009
Instructor: D. P. Hindman
Number of Students: 54

SS: Green Building Systems
WOOD 4984 Fall 2009
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 16

Design of Wood Structures
WOOD 5984 Spring 2008
Instructor: Daniel P. Hindman
Number of Students: 5

Special Study: Fundamentals of Wood Material Science
WOOD 5984 Fall 2008
Instructor: Audrey Zink-Sharp, Brian Bond, Robert Bush, Charles Frazier, Daniel Hindman
Number of Students: 5

Wood Mechanics II
WOOD 3316 Spring 2008
Instructor: Daniel P. Hindman
Number of Students: 11

Wood Mechanics II
WOOD 3316 Spring 2008
Instructor: Daniel P. Hindman
Number of Students: 13

Design of Wood Structures
CEE 3414 Spring 2008
Instructor: Daniel P. Hindman
Number of Students: 53

Wood Mechanics II
WOOD 3316 Spring 2007
Instructor: Daniel P. Hindman
Number of Students: 13

Wood Mechanics II
4316 Spring 2006
Instructor: Daniel Hindman
Number of Students: 9

Design of Wood Structures
CEE 3414 Fall 2006
Instructor: Daniel P. Hindman
Number of Students: 48

Design of Wood Structures

3414 Fall 2005
Instructor: Daniel Hindman
Number of Students: 41

Wood Mechanics II
WOOD 4316 Spring 2005
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 6

Design of Wood Structures
CEE 3414 Fall 2004
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 42

Introduction to Renewable Natural Resources
NR 1114 Fall 2004
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 15

Wood Mechanics II
WOOD 4316 Spring 2004
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 12

Introduction to Renewable Natural Resources
NR 1114 Fall 2003
Instructor: Hindman
Number of Students: 14

 

  • Milad Mohamadzadeh. M.E. 2016. Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Thomas McNicol.  M.S. 2016. Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Benjamin Richardson.  M.S. 2015.  Sustainable Biomaterials.
  • Milad Mohamadzadeh.  M.S. 2014.  Sustainable Biomaterials.
  • Jonathan Eberle. 2014. M.S. Determination of R-Factor of Glulam Arch.
    Professor(s): Finley Charney
  • Joseph Angles. 2013. M.S. Usability of Fall Arrest Harnesses.
    Professor(s): Hindman, Mike Agnew ISE
  • Justin Morris. 2013. M.S. Analysis of Anchors and Bracing Configurations with Personal Fall Arrest Systems in Residential Construction.
    Professor(s): Hindman
  • Lori Koch. 2012. M.S. M.F. Degree: Lateral Capacity of Roof Trusses Loaded By Personal Fall Arrest Systems.
    Professor(s): Hindman
  • Kevin Knight. 2012. M.S. The Effect of Green Insulation Standards on Moisture Accumulation within Framing of Residential Structures.
    Professor(s): Buehlmann and Hindman
  • Bouldin, Jr., John C. 2011. Ph.D. Methodology for the Visual Inspection of Selected Engineered Wood Components, Connectors for Prescriptive Non-Compliance at the Pre-Drywall Stage of Residential Construction.
    Professor(s): Joseph Loferski and Daniel Hindman
  • Ezechiel Prampin. 2011. M.S. Consumer perception of bamboo-based products in Virginia as decision support for plant layout in Haiti. Quisqueya University, Haiti.
    Professor(s): Urs Buehlmann and Daniel Hindman
  • Lance Shields. 2011. M.S. Investigation of Through-Tenon Keys on the Tensile Strength of Mortise and Tenon Joints.
    Professor(s): Hindman and Rojiani
  • Junior Francois. 2010. M.S. B.S. Mechanical properties of bamboo-based lumber and potential for structural use. Quisqueya University, Haiti.
    Professor(s): Daniel Hindman and Urs Buehlmann
  • Monil Patel. 2010. M.S. Investigation of Single and Two Bolt Connections Perpendicular to Grain in Laminated Veneer Lumber.
    Professor(s): D. P. Hindman, F. Charney
  • Paul Timko. 2009. M.S. Finite element analysis of unbraced structural wood i-joist under construction loads.
    Professor(s): D. P. Hindman, Elisa D. Sotelino
  • C. Ryan Bamberg. 2009. M.S. Lateral movement of unbraced wood composite i-joist exposed to dynamic walking loads.
    Professor(s): D. P. Hindman, W. S. Easterling
  • Gi Young Jeong. 2008. Ph.D. Tensile properties of loblolly pine strands using digital image correlation and stochastic finite element method.
    Professor(s): D. P. Hindman
  • David Finkenbinder. 2007. M.S. An Experimental Investigation of Structural Composite Lumber Loaded by a Dowel in Perpendicular to Grain Orientation at Yield and Capacity.
    Professor(s): Daniel P. Hindman
  • S. Kate Harrison. 2006. M.S. Comparison of Shear Modulus Test Methods.
    Professor(s): Daniel P. Hindman

 

Hindman, Daniel P. 2007. Laterial Buckling. Recent Research on the Testing and Installation of Unbraced I-joists During Construction. Frame Building News, November, pp. 32-37.

 

Interaction of Wood Flooring and Concrete
Investigator:  Daniel Hindman
Sponsor:  Shaw Flooring
Amount:  $85,000
2014-2016

Advancing Commercialization of Cross-Laminated Timbers Made From Southern Yellow Pine Through Materials and Process Testing
Investigator:  Daniel Hindman (4%), David Kenealy (96%)
Sponsor: CIT, Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Commonwealth of Virginia
Amount: $157,448 ($6,440 controlled by Hindman)
2014-2015

Effect of Obesity and Age on Balance and Fall Risk
Investigator(s): Madigan (60%), Maury Nussbaum (20%), Agnew (10%), Daniel Hindman (10%)
Sponsor: NIOSH
Amount: $814,604 ($40,644 controlled by Hindman)
2011-2014

Edge Spacing of Mortise Connections
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: Timber Frame Engineering Council
Amount: $5,000
September 1, 2011 - July 1, 2012

Mechanical Properties of Teak Wood
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: ATICA, Inc.
Amount: $11,000
2010-2011

Development of Low-Grade Hardwood Cross-Laminated Timbers
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman, Joseph Loferski, D. Earl Kline, Brian Bond and Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: Forest Products Research Program at USDA
Amount: $300,316
October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2015

Use of Southern Yellow Pine as an alternative Material for the Manufacture of Cross-Laminated Timber Panels for Commercial Construction
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman and D. Earl Kline
Sponsor: Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
Amount: $342188
October 1, 2012 - April 30, 2014

Fastener Withdrawal and Cyclic Performance of Flooring with Underlayment
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: Homasote Company
Amount: $2,500
October 31, 2010 - January 31, 2011

Mechanical Properties of Teak Wood
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: ATICA, Inc
Amount: $11,000
September 31, 2010 - January 31, 2011

A Fall Arrest System for Residential Construction Considering Usability and Worker Attitudes
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman, T. Smith-Jackson
Sponsor: National Institute Occupational Safety and Health
Amount: $825,464
August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2014

Digital Based Forest and Urban Tree Crown Evaluation Models for Tree Health Assessments
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station
Amount: $40,000
August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2014

2010 VCE Workshops
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann, Daniel Hindman, D. Earl Kline, and Philip Araman
Sponsor: Virginia Cooperative Extension
Amount: $1,500
March 24, 2010 - August 5, 2010

Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Costing Tools Applied to Post Frame Building Systems
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: National Frame Builders Association / Post Frame Marketing Initiative
Amount: $20,000
May 15, 2010 - December 31, 2010

Exploring White Line Defects in Flooring
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: National Wood Flooring Association
Amount: $3,000
April 1, 2010 - August 31, 2010

Testing of Fiber-Reinforced Beams
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: Wood Preservers, Inc
Amount: $1500
February 1, 2009 - May 1, 2009

Mechanical Properties of LVL Beams
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: Boise Cascade
Amount: $78,662
June 13, 2008 - June 1, 2009

Investigating Lateral Buckling of Joists As a Cause of Falls From Elevation
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman and Maury Nussbaum
Sponsor: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a division of NIH
Amount: $388,640
August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2009

Study of Kerf Number and Depth Upon Movement of Floor Due to Moisture
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman and Robert Smith
Sponsor: Mullican Flooring
Amount: $25,000
February 1, 2007 - August 31, 2007

Investigating Lateral Buckling of Joists as a Cause of Falls from Elevation
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman and Maury Nusbaum
Sponsor: NIOSH, NIH
Amount: $388,640
August 1, 2007 - July 1, 2009

Study of Kerf Number and Depth Upon Movement of Floors Due to Moisture
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman and Robert Smith
Sponsor: Mullican Flooring
Amount: $25,000
March 1, 2007 - September 1, 2007

Investigating Lateral Buckling of Joists as a Cause of Falls from Elevation
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman and Maury Nussbaum
Sponsor: NIOSH R 21
Amount: $388,640
August 1, 2007 - July 30, 2009

Sustainable Engineered Materials from Renewable Resources: Design and Manufacture of High-Performance Composites
Investigator(s): Audrey Zink-Sharp, Ulrika Egertsdotter, Thomas R. Fox, Charles E. Frazier, Daniel P. Hindman, Joseph R. Loferski, Philip J. Radtke, Scott Renneckar, Maren Roman, Robert L. Smith, Layne T. Watson, Shepard M. Zedaker
Sponsor: USDA/CSREES Special Research Grants
Amount: $646,954
July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007

The Missing Link: Modeling Wood Strands Using Intra Ring Properties
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: USDA CSREES NRI
Amount: $211,340
August 15, 2005 - August 15, 2008

Light Gauge Steel Reinforcement for Improperly Cut I-joists
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman and Joseph Loferski
Sponsor: Metwood, Inc
Amount: $20,000
Jan 2005 - July 2005

Method for Determining Torsional Stiffness of Wood Members
Investigator(s): Daniel Hindman
Sponsor: American Forest and Paper Association
Amount: $20,000
11/15/03 - 6/15/04

 

  • Hindman, D. P., J. C. Bouldin.  2015.  Mechanical Properties of Southern Pine Cross-Laminated Timber.  Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.  http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001203 .
  • Shields, L. D., D. P. Hindman. 2014. Evaluation of Keyed Through Tenon Joints for Timber Frame Construction. Practice Periodical Structural Design and Construction TBA(TBA):.
  • Hindman, D. P., C. R. Bamberg, M. A. Nussbaum. 2014. Bracing of Wood Composite I-joists to Resist Lateral Buckling from Walking Loads. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management TBA(TBA):.
  • Loferski, J. R., J. C. Bouldin, D. P. Hindman. 2013. Development of a Methodology for the Visual Inspection of Engineered Wood Products and Metal Hangers in Residential Construction. Advanced Materials Research 778(342-349):.
  • Bouldin, J. C., J. R. Loferski, D. P. Hindman. 2013. Inspection of I-joists in Residential Construction. Practical Periodical Structural Design and Construction 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000208(04014016):.
  • Bouldin, J. C., J. R. Loferski, D. P. Hindman. 2013. Inpection of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses in Residential Construction. Practical Periodical Structural Design and Construction 19(2)(04014009):.
  • Hindman, D. P., P. D. Timko, M. A. Nussbaum. 2013. Mechanical Response of Unbraced Wood Composite I-joists to Walking Loads. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 139(11)(04013023):.
  • Patel, M. C. and D. P. Hindman. 2012. Comparison of single- and two-bolted LVL perpendicular-to-grain connections. I: National Design Specification for Wood Construction equations. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 24(4):339-346.
  • Patel, M. C., and D. P. Hindman. 2012. Comparison of single and two-bolted LVL perpendicular-to-grain connections. II: fracture models. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 24(4):347-355.
  • Hindman, D. P. and M. C. Patel. 2011. Comparison of single and two bolted LVL connections loaded perpendicular to grain: NDS Equations. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 23(6):.
  • Jeong, G. Y. and D. P. Hindman. 2010. Modeling Differently Oriented Loblolly Pine Strands Incorporating Variation of Intraring Properties Using A Stochastic Finite Element Method. Wood and Fiber Science 42(1):51-61.
  • Hindman, D. P., D. E. Finkenbinder, J. R. Loferski, P. Line. 2010. Strength of Sawn Lumber and Wood Composite Dowel Connections Loaded Perpendicular to Grain II: Fracture Mechanics. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 22(12):1226-1234.
  • Jeong, G. Y., A. Zink-Sharp, and D. P. Hindman. 2010. Applying digital image correlation to wood strands: influence of loading rate and thickness. Holzforschung 64(6):729-734.
  • Hindman, D. P., D. E. Finkenbinder, J. R. Loferski, P. Line. 2010. Strength of Sawn Lumber and Wood Composite Dowel Connections Loaded Perpendicular to Grain. 1: NDS Design Equations. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 22(12):1217-1225.
  • Jeong, G. Y., D. P. Hindman, and A. Zink-Sharp. 2010. Orthotropic properties of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) strands. Journal of Materials Science 45(21):5820-5830.
  • Jeong, G. Y., A. Zink-Sharp, and D. P. Hindman. 2009. Tensile Properties of Earlywood and Latewood from Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) Using Digital Image Correlation. Wood and Fiber Science 41(1):51-63.
  • Jeong, G. Y., D. P. Hindman. 2009. Ultimate tensile strength of loblolly pine strands using the stochastic finite element method. Journal of Materials Science 44(14):3824-3832.
  • Jeong, G.Y., A. Zink-Sharp, and D.P. Hindman. 2009. Tensile properties of earlywood and latewood from loblolly pine using digital image correlation. Wood and Fiber Science 41(1):51-63.
  • Jeong, G. Y., D. P. Hindman, D. E Finkenbinder, J. N. Lee, Z. Lin. 2008. Effect of loding rate and thickness on the tensile properties of wood strands. Forest Products Journal 58(10):33-37.
  • Jeong, G. Y., D. P. Hindman. 2008. Comparison of elastic constants generated from plate bending and twisting tests. Forest Products Journal 58(9):53-58.
  • Hindman, D. P. and J. R. Loferski. 2008. Cold-formed steel reinforcement for improperly cut wood i-joists. Practice Periodical of Structural Design and Construction 13(4):198-203.
  • Lin, Zhiyuan, Scott Renneckar, Daniel P. Hindman. 2008. Nanocomposite-based lignocellulosic fibers 1. Thermal stability of modified fibers with clay-polyelectrolyte multilayers. Cellulose 15(2):333-346.
  • Hindman, Daniel P. and J. N. Leet. 2007. Modeling wood strands as multilayer composites: Bending and tension loads. Wood and Fiber Science 39(4):515-526.
  • Harrison, Sarah K. and Daniel P. Hindman. 2007. Test method comparison of shear modulus evaluation of MSR and SCL products. Forest Products Journal 57(7/8):32-38.
  • Daniel P. Hindman, John J. Janowiak, Harvey B. Manbeck. 2006. Comparison of ASTM D 198 and five-point bending for elastic constant ratio determination. Forest Products Journal 56(7/8):85-90.
  • Daniel P. Hindman, Harvey B. Manbeck, John J. Janowiak. 2005. Measurement and prediction of lateral torsional buckling loads of composite wood materials: Rectangular Sections. Forest Products Journal 55(9):42-47.
  • Hindman, D. P., H. B. Manbeck, J. J. Janowiak. 2005. Torsional Rigidity of Wood Composite I-joists. Wood and Fiber Science 37(2):292-303.
  • Hindman, D. P., H. B. Manbeck, J. J. Janowiak. 2005. Torsional Rigidity of Rectangular Wood Composite Materials. Wood and Fiber Science 37(2):283-291.
  • Daniel P. Hindman, Harvey B. Manbeck, John J. Janowiak. 2005. Measurement and prediction of lateral torsional buckling loads of composite wood materials: I-joist sections. Forest Products Journal 55(10):43-48.
  • Janowiak, J. J., D. P. Hindman, H. B. Manbeck. 2001. Orthotropic behavior of lumber composite materials. Wood and Fiber Science 33(4):580-594.

 

 

  • Daniel P. Hindman. 2013. Fall Arrest System Testing: Lessons for Post-Frame Construction. Frame Building News June, pp. 16-20.
  • Daniel P. Hindman, Lori M. Koch. 2012. Testing of Fall Arrest Anchors Connected to Trusses. Frame Building News June, pp. 20-23.
  • Hindman, D. P. 2010. The Next Phase of Green Building: That the IGCC Means for Post Frame Construction. Frame Building News August, pp. 1-3.
  • Hindman, D. P. 2008. Safety in the wood products industry. Center Focus Summer, pp. 3-5.
  • Hindman, D. P. 2008. Safety trends affecting the wood construction industry. Frame Building News November, pp. 32-38.