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Analysis of the Timber-Concrete Composite Systems with Ductile Connection

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue113
Year of Publication
2013
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
Author
Zhang, Chao
Organization
University of Toronto
Year of Publication
2013
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Thesis
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Bending
Ductility
Model
Load Deflection
Tension
Shear Connection
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
In timber-concrete composite systems, timber and concrete are inherently brittle materials that behave linearly elastic in both tension and bending. However, the shear connection between the members can exhibit significant ductility. It is therefore possible to develop timber-concrete composite systems with ductile connection that behave in a ductile fashion. This study illustrates the use of an elastic-perfectly plastic analytical approach to this problem. In addition, the study proposes an incremental method for predicting the nonlinear load-deflection response of the composite system. The accuracy of the analytical model is confirmed with a computer model, and numerical solutions of the analytical model are compared to experimental results from the bending tests conducted by previous researchers. Reasonable agreement is found from the comparisons, which validates the capacity of the analytical model in predicting the structural behaviour of the timber-concrete composite systems in both elastic and post-elastic stages.
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A Comparative Study on the Mechanical Properties of Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Produced from Blending Various Wood Veneers

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2314
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Computer-Aided Methods for the Pragmatic Assessment of the Bearing Resistance of Glued Laminated Timber: Summary of Exemplary Simulation Studies

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1147
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Author
Frese, Matthias
Organization
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Publisher
KIT Scientific Publishing
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Germany
Format
Report
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Bending Tests
Tension Tests
Compression Tests
Computer Simulations
Language
German
Research Status
Complete
ISBN
978-3-7315-0493-1
Summary
This book contains experiences and results of computer simulations in the field of research on glued laminated timber. Literature and references to the corresponding methodical approach are given to facilitate the access to the elementary basics. It also contains constructive explanations and critical annotations on modelling glued laminated timber for bending, tension and compression tests. Finally, the relevance of the simulation results for practical issues is discussed.
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Continuity Connection for Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Floor Diaphragms

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue78
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Author
Sadeghi, Masoud
Organization
University of New Brunswick
Year of Publication
2015
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Thesis
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Self-Tapping Screws
Shear
Stiffness
Strength
Tension
Testing
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a lightweight construction material with a strength and stiffness comparable to Reinforced Concrete (RC). A crucial aspect of fully realizing the potential of CLT as a structural material is ability to interconnect it to similar and dissimilar materials. A study of connections was made through in-plane shear and tension tests on half-lapped and single-spline connections that make edge-toedge jointing between CLT panels using screws. A novel aspect of the study is investigation of how placing washers under screw heads alters stiffness and strengths of connections. Subsidiary axial load tests on screws assisted explanation of the shear and tension test results. Conclusions include the importance of accounting for large displacement effects on how screws transfer forces across joint-planes, and need to improve current generation connection design methods so that they account for effects of eccentricities that result from construction arrangement and detailing decision.
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Coupled Shear-Tension Numerical Model for Modelling of CLT Connections

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1686
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Connections
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Talledo, Diego
Pozza, Luca
Saetta, Anna
Savoia, Marco
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Connections
Keywords
Numerical Model
Hold-Down
Strength
Stiffness
Tension
Shear
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4201-4209
Summary
A new numerical model able to account for the interaction between tension and shear forces on typical hold-down connections used in CLT structures is proposed and discussed, starting from results of an experimental campaign conducted at University of Bologna. A specifically developed method appropriate to evaluate the main strength and stiffness parameters from the experimental cyclic force-displacement curves is presented, and the corresponding trilinear backbone approximation is defined. Parameters obtained from tri-linear backbone curves were used to define the effect of the tension-shear interaction on the behaviour of hold-down connections, particularly as far as yielding and peak strength and stiffness parameters are concerned. In order to numerically reproduce the behaviour of connections, a coupled zero-length element is developed and presented. The model is implemented in OpenSees and adopted to model single connection element. The model is calibrated referring to experimental results of specimens loaded only in tension. Then the model is validated referring to tests with increasing level of tension-shear interaction. The proposed model is able to reproduce the actual behaviour of hold-down connection with coupled tension-shear forces under monotonic load conditions. Finally, a first proposal for accounting the hysteretic behaviour is presented, and some preliminary results are shown.
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Coupling Effects of CLT Connections Under Bi-axial Loading

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2285
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Connections
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Liu, Jingjing
Publisher
University of British Columbia
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Thesis
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Connections
Keywords
Shear Force
Tension
Mid-Rise
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
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Damage Problems in Glued Laminated Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue165
Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Serviceability
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Author
Vanya, Csilla
Year of Publication
2012
Country of Publication
Poland
Format
Journal Article
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Serviceability
Keywords
Construction
Damage
Delamination
Loads
Manufacturing
Service Life
Stress
Tension
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Drewno
Summary
On a number of occasions glued laminated timber breaks apart before the end of their service life. Examples in Germany (Frese M., Blaß H. J. [2011]) and Denmark (Hansson, Larsen [2005] ) show that this problem is real. In order to find the causes of the problem, extensive tests were conducted: 16 buildings with glued laminated timber were examined on the spot, calculations and laboratory work were carried out. These examinations told us that not only did the properties of the wooden material cause the damage, but the problems were also due to the wood used and the method of construction. In the calculations, the external load and residual stresses occurring in the glued laminated timber were included. Residual tensions in this timber were generated by climatic stresses and also due to the method of construction. These stresses also accumulated along with the stresses of the external load. Laboratory work was carried out to measure the delamination. We examined whether these analyses and calculations prove or disprove the results of the on- the- spot examinations.
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Development of Novel Post-Tensioned Glulam Timber Composites

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue676
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Author
McConnell, Emma
McPolin, Daniel
Taylor, Su
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer
Post-Tension
Four Point Bending Test
Ductile
Load Carrying Capacity
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
Timber as a primary structural material has been forced to continually evolve to keep abreast with the changing demands of the construction industry. This paper presents further research undertaken by Queen’s University Belfast to evaluate the advantages provided by the post-tensioning of timber members using novel basalt fibre reinforced polymer (BFRP) rods. Using the high strength, low density, highly durable BFRP tendons experimental investigations utilising the four-point bending method were conducted and monitored. From the experimentation it was found that there was an increase in load carrying capacity, a more favourable ductile failure mode and a further benefit of less net deflection due to the precamber induced by the post-tensioning prior to load application.
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Evaluation of Fire-Retardant Treated Laminated Veneer Lumber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2471
Year of Publication
2020
Topic
Fire
Mechanical Properties
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)

Experimental Analysis of Pretensioned CLT-Glulam T-Section Beams

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1216
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Author
Estévez-Cimadevila, Javier
Suárez-Riestra, Félix
Otero-Chans, Dolores
Martín-Gutiérrez, Emilio
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Nontensioned
Bending Strength
Stiffness
Pre-Tension
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
ISSN
1687-8442
Summary
The bending behavior of T-section beams composed of a glulam web and an upper cross-laminated timber flange was studied. The influence of two fundamental factors on the bending strength and stiffness was considered: the wood species used for the webs and pretensioning with unbonded tendons. Sixteen specimens with a 9 m span were tested until failure: eight of them were nontensioned (4 Picea abies webs and 4 Quercus robur webs) and the other eight were pretensioned using threaded bars with 20 mm diameter anchored in plates fixed at the ends of the specimens (4 Picea abies webs and 4 Quercus robur webs). Pretensioning with unbonded tendons showed a clear improvement in the load capacity of the specimens with Picea abies webs, while the difference was not significant for the specimens with Quercus robur webs. Considering deflection, pretensioning gave the advantage of an initial precamber but also generated slight variations in the stiffness as a result of increasing the portion of the section that was in compression. The variation in the stiffness depended on the relation between the compressive and tensile moduli of elasticity parallel to the grain, and its influence on the deflection was analyzed using a finite element method.
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