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Evaluation of Bending Performance for Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Made Out of Poplar (Populus Alba)

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Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Author
Haftkhani, Akbar
Layeghi, Mohammad
Ebrahimi, Ghanbar
Pourtahmasi, Kambiz
Publisher
Iranian Scientific Association of Wood and Paper Industries
Year of Publication
2017
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Bending Strength
Poplar
Modulus of Rupture
Modulus of Elasticity
Polyurethane
Research Status
Complete
Series
Iranian Journal of Wood and Paper Industries
Summary
Bending strength is a critical property of cross laminated timber (CLT) in structural applications, especially in floor of multi-story buildings. Therefore, this study was targeted to evaluate bending strength of CLT made out of poplar (populous alba). Polyurethane adhesive was used for constructing of CLT (300 g/m2). The thickness of planks was used in this study was 16 mm. The results have indicated that modulus of rupture (MOR) and modulus of elasticity (MOE) of CLT with 45o alternating transverse layer were increased 14 and 15%, respectively in comparison with 90o layers. Also, modulus of rupture (MOR) and modulus of elasticity (MOE) of CLT consist of layers with 4cm in width were increased 14 and 5%, respectively in comparison with layers 9cm in width. The results concluded that by layers with lower width, and also 45o alternating layer configuration could be constructed CLT from fast growing trees such as poplar with a considerable bending strength.
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