Load carrying capacity of cracked beams

Franke, Steffen; Franke, Bettina; Magnière, Noëlie (16 June 2017). Load carrying capacity of cracked beams In: European workshop: Possible appearance of cracks during the life of glulam components in service class 1 and 2. Paris, France. 16.06.2017.

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The increasing number of wood structure amongst large and potentially public buildings gave a new impulse to the assessment of timber structures. For assessing the state of timber elements, cracks are a key indicator. Therefore, experimental and numerical investigations on not cracked and partly cracked timber members were carried out and analysed. The results show no influence on the stiffness and modulus of elasticity for partly cracked beams. The experimental results were used for the development of analytical and validation the numerical solutions for the assessment of the residual load carrying capacity of cracked timber members. Several models predicting the residual load carrying capacity depending on the crack situation are presented.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering > Institute for Timber Construction, Structures and Architecture


Franke, Steffen0000-0003-2430-8491;
Franke, Bettina0000-0002-8087-9347 and
Magnière, Noëlie


T Technology > TH Building construction




Steffen Franke

Date Deposited:

26 Feb 2020 12:28

Last Modified:

19 Oct 2021 21:45

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Timber structures Assessment Numerical investigations Cracks Stiffness Load carrying capacity





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