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Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Beams Loaded in Plane: Testing Stiffness and Shear Strength

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2136
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams

Diagonal Compression Test on Cross-Laminated Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue625
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Andreolli, Mauro
Tomasi, Roberto
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
In-Plane
Four Point Bending Test
Shear-Compression Test
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
The use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) as structural element for shear walls and floors in multi-storey buildings has become very popular in the recent years in Europe. In many situations it is necessary to characterize the mechanical properties for CLT-elements subjected to in-plane loads, such as in the case of walls elements under lateral loads, deep beams or lintel beams realized in CLT. Many recent research works have been devoted to the definition of a proper test arrangement in order to determine specific mechanical properties. At the present a harmonized European Standard is Under Approval (prEN 16351 Timber structures - Cross laminated timber - Requirements), reporting two different test methods for determining the in-plane characteristic of CLT panels: i) edgewise in four-point bending test, with a gaps of non-edge bonded layers or butt joints positioned on the neutral axis of the specimen; (ii) shearcompression test on the net cross section with an ad hoc set-up.
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