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Capacity and Reliability of LVL Beams Manufactured from Juvenile Hardwood Plantation Logs

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2023
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Beams
Author
Gilbert, Benoit
Bailleres, Henri
Zhang, Hao
McGavin, Robert
Organization
Griffith University
The University of Sydney
Year of Publication
2018
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Plantation
Hardwood
Bending Strength
Numerical Models
Capacity
Juvenile Wood
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This paper summarises parts of the research outcomes of a university-government collaborative project aiming at determining the capacity and reliability of veneer-based structural products manufactured from early to midrotation (juvenile) hardwood plantations logs. Two species planted for solid timber end-products (Eucalyptus cloeziana and Corymbia citriodora) and one species traditionally grown for pulpwood (Eucalyptus globulus) were studied for the manufacture of the new products. Focus of this paper is on LVL beams. To cost-effectively determine the nominal design bending strengths of the new beams, a numerical model was developed. The model was found to accurately predict the strength of LVL beams with an average predicted to experimental ratio of 1.00 with a low coefficient of variation of 0.10. Using an established probabilistic database of the material properties of the veneered resources as model input, Monte-Carlo simulations were then performed. The design strength of the new LVL beams was established and found to be comparable to, and in some cases up to 2.5 times higher than, the ones of commercially available softwood products. Recommendations are also made in the paper on the appropriate capacity factors to be used for various service categories of structures. The proposed capacity factors were found to be 5% to 12% lower than the ones currently used in Australia for beams manufactured from mature softwood logs
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Comparison of Test Methods for the Determination of Delamination in Glued Laminated Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2428
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Design and Systems
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Key Mechanical Properties of Cross-banded Laminated Veneer Lumbers Manufactured from Blending Spotted Gum and Hoop Pine Veneers

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2490
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems