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Shear Strength of LVL Box Beams in Fire Conditions

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue540
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Fire
Mechanical Properties
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Beams
Author
Costello, Reuben
Abu, Anthony
Moss, Peter
Buchanan, Andrew
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Fire
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Box Beams
Post-Tensioned
Fire Performance
Shear Strength
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
This paper outlines a series of experimental tests of LVL box beams designed to fail in shear. Some beams utilised post-tensioning systems to increase the flexural strength and decrease deflection. Fire conditions were simulated using either an ISO 834 furnace test or by mechanically reducing the section dimensions on three-sides of the beam to replicate charring. Comparisons with a simplified calculation method for the fire performance of post-tensioned timber box beams are made and discussed. This paper gives special focus to the shear performance of LVL box beams because previous research had identified that the inclusion of post-tensioning may increase the likelihood of shear failure occurring in LVL box beams, especially in fire conditions.
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Mechanical Behaviour of Finger Joints at Elevated Temperatures

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue612
Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Fire
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Author
Frangi, Andrea
Bertocchi, Marco
Clauß, Sebastian
Niemz, Peter
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Year of Publication
2012
Country of Publication
Germany
Format
Journal Article
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Fire
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Fire Resistance
Tensile tests
Bending Tests
Finger Joints
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Wood Science and Technology
ISSN
1432-5225
Summary
Finger joints are commonly used to produce engineered wood products like glued laminated timber beams. Although comprehensive research has been conducted on the structural behaviour of finger joints at ambient temperature, there is very little information about the structural behaviour at elevated temperature. A comprehensive research project on the fire resistance of bonded timber elements is currently ongoing at the ETH Zurich. The aim of the research project is the development of simplified design models for the fire resistance of bonded structural timber elements taking into account the behaviour of the adhesive used at elevated temperature. The paper presents the results of a first series of tensile and bending tests on specimens with finger joints pre-heated in an oven. The tests were carried out with different adhesives that fulfil current approval criteria for the use in loadbearing timber components. The results showed substantial differences in temperature dependant strength reduction and failure between the different adhesives tested. Thus, the structural behaviour of finger joints at elevated temperature is strongly influenced by the behaviour of the adhesive used for bonding and may govern the fire design of engineered wood products like glued laminated timber beams.
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