Higher load bearing capabilities with elastic glue lines for glulam

Lehmann, Martin; Brunner, Maurice Yaw; Kraft, Sebastian (2010). Higher load bearing capabilities with elastic glue lines for glulam In: 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010, WCTE 2010. Riva del Garda, Italy. 20.-24.06.2010.

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Theoretical considerations indicate that a single, flexible adhesive layer placed at a vantage height in the cross section can cause a favourable redistribution of the Stresses in a glulam beam and thus increase the bending resistance. Beams manufactured with one elastic adhesive layer exhibited much higher strength than control glulam beams of the same timber grade: thus the theoretical expectations were confirmed. The authors envision a new strengthening technique for glulam beams just with the help of a special adhesive layer.

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School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering > Institute for Materials and Wood Technology
BFH Centres and strategic thematic fields > BFH Centre for Wood - Resource and Material


Lehmann, Martin0000-0002-0813-7023;
Brunner, Maurice Yaw and
Kraft, Sebastian


Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology




Sally Haddad

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29 Apr 2020 11:42

Last Modified:

09 Oct 2021 02:17

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Elastic adhesive layer FEM Glulam Increased bending resistance Stress redistribution





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