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Flexural Behavior of FRP and Steel Reinforced Glulam Beams: Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue171
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Author
Yang, Huifeng
Liu, Weiqing
Lu, Weidong
Zhu, Shijun
Geng, Qifan
Publisher
ScienceDirect
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Format
Journal Article
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Four Point Bending Test
Failure Mode
Fiber Reinforced Polymer
Flexural
Modulus of Rupture
Reinforcement
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Construction and Building Materials
Notes
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.12.135
Summary
This paper describes an experimental test program and theoretical analysis which examines the reinforcing in flexure of glued laminated timber (glulam) beams using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) and steel materials. A series of four-point bending tests were conducted till failure on both unreinforced and reinforced Douglas fir glulam beams in a simply-supported scheme. The focus of this research was to evaluate the effects of reinforcing materials, reinforcement ratio and arrangement on the flexural behavior. Test results showed that the flexural capacity, flexural global stiffness and timber tensile strain at failure were all improved considerably for reinforced timber beams when compared to the unreinforced control beams, in which the average improvement reached 56.3%, 27.5% and 49.4%, respectively. On the bases of the experimental results, a theoretical model was proposed to predict the flexural capacity and flexural stiffness of the reinforced timber beams. Most of the differences between theoretical and experimental results for both flexural capacity and flexural stiffness were within 10.0%, which showed a high accuracy of the proposed model. Subsequently a parametric analysis, which includes the axial stiffness ratio of reinforcement to timber, the relative location of tensile reinforcement, and the strength ratio of reinforced timber between flexural tension and compression, was undertaken to investigate the effects of the influential factors for both flexural capacity and flexural stiffness.
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Utilization of Low-Value Lumber from Small-Diameter Timber Harvested in Pacific Northwest Forest Restoration Programs in Hybrid Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Core Layers: Technical Feasibility

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1425
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)