Potential of CLT Produced from Non-Structural Grade Australian Pinus Radiata

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Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Sigrist, Christophe
Lehmann, Martin
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Australia
Low-Grade
Pine
Mechanical Tests
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
In Australia CLT has a big potential but has to be imported from overseas to date for quite high prices. Milling of Pinus Radiata using optimised sawing patterns for yield and consecutive mechanical grading lead to a substantial amount of boards, which cannot be used for structural purposes directly. Therefore it should be economically interesting to produce CLT using this resource. The authors performed a considerable amount of mechanical tests using various setups and optimised layups in order to investigate the mechanical properties of Pinus Radiata CLT using non-structural boards. The results showed that depending on the layup of the CLT the used resource leads to a product that performs similarly to the ones on the market in Europe
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