The general objective of this study is to gain a better knowledge on the shear strength of glulam subjected to predominant shear loading and with different boundary conditions. Specific objectives include the following:
- Propose a practical setup for testing glulam in shear which does not generate too large secondary stresses in the specimen, e.g. perpendicular to the grain stresses.
- Investigate the shear strength of glulam specimens both with I-cross section and with rectangular cross section.
- Investigate the influence of growth ring orientation on the shear strength of glulam.