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Comparison of Verification and Reinforcement Concepts for Timber Beams with Large Round Holes

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1714
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Author
Dröscher, Julia
Augustin, Manfred
Schickhofer, Gerhard
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Reinforcement
Shear Stresses
Tensile Stresses
Load Carrying Capacity
Numerical Investigation
Analytical Investigation
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4529-4538
Summary
Within this paper a comparison of different reinforcement concepts for timber beams with round holes is carried out. Therefore currently applied standardized methods and two recently developed approaches are considered. By means of numerical and analytical investigations it becomes apparent that the analysed reinforcement methods divergent to those given in current standards have great potential: shear stresses as well as tensile stresses perpendicular to the grain in the critical areas around the beam opening can be reduced significantly. Hence, the maximum load carrying capacities of the new reinforcement concepts supposedly exceed the standardized ones considerably. For verification of the results experimental investigations on beams with different reinforcement methods are planned.
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A Contribution to the Design of Ribbed Plates

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1692
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Author
Augustin, Manfred
Zimmer, Severin
Bogensberger, Thomas
Sleik, Tim
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Ribbed Plates
Elastic Model
Shear Stresses
Tensile Stresses
Notches
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4262-4271
Summary
The topic of this paper is the discussion of a proposal for the design of ribbed plates built-up with CLT (plate)- and GLT (ribs)- members. The suggested elastic model is based on the work of Abdelouahed [13] and Smith and Teng [14] for the strengthening of concrete members with FRP plates and will be applied for the mentioned loadcarrying timber elements. As a result so far it could be observed, that high peaks of shear and tensile stresses perpendicular to the interface (glue-line) occur due to the elastic consideration of the material. The model was evaluated by some pre-test which showed an acceptable correlation between the predictions of the model and a 2D-FEM analysis. It is evident, that the notches at the end of the rips must be reinforced by e.g. self-tapping screws or glued in rod to achieve effective solutions for this load carrying element. With the discussed model the shear and tensile stresses and forces resp. perpendicular to the interface can be computed.
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Holes in Glulam – Orientation and Design of Internal Reinforcements

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1704
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Author
Tapia, Cristóbal
Aicher, Simon
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Holes
Steel Rods
Reinforcement
Tensile Stresses
Shear Stresses
Eurocode 5
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4404-4411
Summary
The usage of holes in glulam and LVL beams is a common practice in timber constructions and requires in many cases the application of reinforcement. At present, Eurocode 5 does not contain design rules for holes, nor for their reinforcement, which are, however, regulated in the German National Annex to EC5. Although it has been proven that internal rod-like reinforcements improve the shear force capacity of a beam with holes, several problems still remain, particularly the inability to successfully reduce peak stresses at the periphery of the hole, especially shear stresses. Inclined internal steel rod reinforcements were studied and compared with vertically oriented rods, which is currently the only regulated application. The analysis revealed a reduction of both perpendicular to grain tensile stresses and shear stresses, which for the case of vertical rods are not reduced at all. A first attempt at the design of such inclined reinforcements was made by deriving an equation based on the results from FEM simulations. The design approach was then applied to an example case. Experimental verification of the theoretical observations is still necessary and ongoing, though a very promising approach for an improved internal reinforcement and its respective design can already be observed.
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