A three-dimensional moisture-stress FEM analysis for timber structures

Stefania Fortino, Tomi Toratti

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    In this paper a moisture-stress analysis based on a 3D orthotropic-viscoelastic-mechanosorptive model for wood is performed by using the Abaqus FEM code. The constitutive model and the needed equations of moisture flow are implemented into some Abaqus user subroutines. The method, which was previously validated with respect to existing experimental data on small wood specimens and glulam cross sections, is used for the moisture-stress analysis of a dowel-type joint under natural relative humidity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWCTE 2010, World Conference on Timber Engineering
    Subtitle of host publicationConference proceedings
    Place of PublicationTrento, Italy
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event11th World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2010 - Riva del Garda, Italy
    Duration: 20 Jun 201024 Jun 2010
    Conference number: 11


    Conference11th World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2010
    Abbreviated titleWCTE 2010
    CityRiva del Garda


    • timber connections
    • moisture transfer
    • creep
    • mechanosorption
    • stress analysis
    • FEM
    • Abaqus
    • ProperTune


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