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Effects of Reinforcement Geometry on Strength and Stiffness in Adhesively Bonded Steel-Timber Flexural Beams

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue898
Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
Steel-Timber Composite
Application
Beams
Author
Alam, Parvez
Ansell, Martin
Smedley, Dave
Publisher
MDPI
Year of Publication
2012
Format
Journal Article
Material
Steel-Timber Composite
Application
Beams
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Finite Element Model
Yield Strength
Volume Fraction
Flexural Properties
Research Status
Complete
Series
Buildings
Summary
A finite element model is developed to analyse, as a function of volume fraction, the effects of reinforcement geometry and arrangement within a timber beam. The model is directly validated against experimental equivalents and found to never be mismatched by more than 8% in respect to yield strength predictions. Yield strength increases linearly as a function of increasing reinforcement volume fraction, while the flexural modulus follows more closely a power law regression fit. Reinforcement geometry and location of reinforcement are found to impact both the flexural properties of timber-steel composite beams and the changes due to an increase in volume fraction.
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