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Analysis of Shear Transfer and Gap Opening in Timber–Concrete Composite Members with Notched Connections

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1399
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
Author
Boccadoro, Lorenzo
Steiger, René
Zweidler, Simon
Frangi, Andrea
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Format
Journal Article
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Notched Connections
Analytical Model
Shear Stress
Failure
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Materials and Structures
ISSN
1871-6873
Summary
In timber–concrete composite members with notched connections, the notches act as the shear connections between the timber and the concrete part, and have to carry the shear flow necessary for composite action. The shear transfer through the notches generates shear and tensile stresses in both parts of the composite member, which may lead to brittle failure and to an abrupt collapse of the structure. Although simplified design formulas already exist, some structural aspects are still not clear, and a reliable design model is missing. This paper summarizes current design approaches and presents analytical models to understand the shear-carrying mechanism, to estimate the shear stresses acting in the timber and concrete, and to predict failure. The analysis concentrates on three problems: the shearing-off failure of the timber close to the notch, the shear failure of the concrete, and the influence of the shear flow on the gap opening between the timber and concrete. Parts of the model calculations could be compared to experimental observations. The conclusions of this paper contribute to improving current design approaches.
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Experimental Analysis of the Structural Behavior of Timber-Concrete Composite Slabs Made of Beech-Laminated Veneer Lumber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue611
Year of Publication
2013
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Floors
Author
Boccadoro, Lorenzo
Frangi, Andrea
Publisher
American Society of Civil Engineers
Year of Publication
2013
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Journal Article
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Floors
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Beech
Spruce
Load Carrying Capacity
Structural Behavior
Failure Modes
Notch Connections
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
Summary
The wood engineering community has dedicated a significant amount of effort over the last decades to establish a reliable predictive model for the load-carrying capacity of timber connections under wood failure mechanisms. Test results from various sources (Foschi and Longworth 1975; Johnsson 2003; Quenneville and Mohammad 2000; Stahl et al. 2004; Zarnani and Quenneville 2012a) demonstrate that for multi-fastener connections, failure of wood can be the dominant mode. In existing wood strength prediction models for parallel to grain failure in timber connections using dowel-type fasteners, different methods consider the minimum, maximum or the summation of the tensile and shear capacities of the failed wood block planes. This results in disagreements between the experimental values and the predictions. It is postulated that these methods are not appropriate since the stiffness in the wood blocks adjacent to the tensile and shear planes differs and this leads to uneven load distribution amongst the resisting planes (Johnsson 2004; Zarnani and Quenneville 2012a). The present study focuses on the nailed connections. A closed-form analytical method to determine the load-carrying capacity of wood under parallel-to-grain loading in small dowel-type connections in timber products is thus proposed. The proposed stiffness-based model has already been verified in brittle and mixed failure modes of timber rivet connections (Zarnani and Quenneville 2013b).
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Fire Tests on Timber-Concrete Composite Slabs Using Beech Laminated Veneer Lumber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1677
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Fire
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Author
Klippel, Michael
Boccadoro, Lorenzo
Klingsch, Eike
Frangi, Andrea
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Topic
Fire
Keywords
Large Scale
Fire Resistance
Fire Test
Beech
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 3942-3949
Summary
At the Institute of Structural Engineering (IBK) of ETH Zurich, the fire behaviour of timber-concrete composite slabs made with beech laminated veneer lumber (LVL) (BauBuche) was investigated. This composite slab is made of a thin plate (depth: 40 mm or 80 mm) using beech LVL and a concrete layer on top (depth: 160 mm or 120 mm). The beech plate acts both as formwork and as tensile reinforcement. This innovative slab system was implemented for the first time in the ETH House of Natural Resources at ETH Zurich. This paper summarizes the results of two largescale fire tests on loaded timber-concrete composite slabs exposed to standard ISO fire. Both fire tests show that the timber-concrete composite slab using beech LVL reaches sufficient fire resistance and integrity for 90 min and 60 min, respectively.
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Timber-Concrete Composite Slabs Made of Beech Laminated Veneer Lumber with Notched Connection

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2210
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Timber-Concrete Composite