Timber bridges: load carrying behaviour according to climate changes

Franke, Steffen; Franke, Bettina; Schiere, Marcus Jacob; Müller, Andreas (2017). Timber bridges: load carrying behaviour according to climate changes In: 39th IABSE Symposium - Engineering the Future. Vancouver, Canada. 21.-23.09.2017.

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Timber road bridges have been built worldwide since centuries. The high performance of wood as structural material is approved. However the influence of moisture induced stresses in cross sections according to the varied ambient climate are still questioned. Results observed in the long term monitoring of six timber bridges provide first guidelines for practitioners. Further on, first numerical simulations are carried out for the assessment of the long term behaviour of timber bridges over the life cycle. The numerical simulations include the moisture diffusion transport in wood as well as the resulting stress strain behaviour of the timber member. The research results provide new guidelines for the planning engineers, the definition of an active or passive zone of the cross sections, and provide a differentiation of the service class over the cross section.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

Department of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
Department of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering > Bereich Forschung & Entwicklung, Dienstleistungen und Weiterbildung > Institut für Holzbau, Tragwerke und Architektur

Name:

Franke, Steffen; Franke, Bettina; Schiere, Marcus Jacob and Müller, Andreas

Subjects:

T Technology > TH Building construction

ISBN:

9781510864245

Language:

English

Submitter:

Steffen Franke

Date Deposited:

26 Feb 2020 11:24

Last Modified:

26 Feb 2020 11:24

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Road bridges Moisture content Stresses Service classes

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.7207

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/7207

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