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Numerical Modelling of the Initial Stress and Upward Deflection of Glulam Beams Pre-Stresseed by Compressed Wood

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue327
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Author
Anshari, Buan
Wei Guan, Zhong
Publisher
Scientific.net
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Journal Article
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Finite Element Model
Reinforcement
Compressed Wood
Pre-camber
Tensile Stress
Compressive Stress
Research Status
Complete
Series
Applied Mechanics and Materials
Summary
A new approach to reinforce glulam timber beams has been developed by using compressed wood (CW) which is made of a lower grade wood through densification processes. In the reinforcing practice, compressed wood blocks are inserted into pre-cut holes on the top of glulam beams to produce pre-camber and to generate initial tensile and compressive stresses on the top and the bottom extreme fibre of the glulam beam. In order to optimize the size, the number and the location of CW blocks, 3-D finite element models have been developed. 3D non-linear finite element models have been developed to simulate the pre-camber of Glulam beams locally reinforced by compressed wood blocks. The models developed have also produced the initial tensile and compressive stresses at the top and bottom extreme fibres with building-up moisture-dependent swelling on the CW blocks. With the pre-camber and the initial stress state that cancel out proportions of working deflection and stresses.
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