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Sikora, KS,McPolin, DO,Harte, AM
Construction and Building Materials
Effects of the thickness of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels made from Irish Sitka spruce on mechanical performance in bending and shear
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Cross-laminated timber (CLT) Engineered wood Mechanical performance Modulus of elasticity Strength Sitka spruce
An investigation was carried out on CLT panels made from Sitka spruce in order to establish the effect of the thickness of CLT panels on the bending stiffness and strength and the rolling shear. Bending and shear tests on 3-layer and 5-layer panels were performed with loading in the out-of-plane and in-plane directions. 'Global' stiffness measurements were found to correlate well with theoretical values. Based on the results, there was a general tendency that both the bending strength and rolling shear decreased with panel thickness. Mean values for rolling shear ranged from 1.0 N/mm(2) to 2.0 N/mm(2). (c) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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