Advances in the knowledge of the influence of moisture changes on the long-term mechanical performance of timber structures

Antti Hanhijärvi

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The paper reviews some advances in the understanding and modelling of the effects of moisture conditions and moisture changes on the long-term performance of structural timber. Particularly it describes recent progress in constitutive modelling of the moisture change dependent creep, the mechano-sorptive effect, and in the understanding of the strength reduction of timber structures due to simultaneous load and moisture changes, the ‘mechano-sorptive duration-of-load effect’. The importance to analyse the effect of natural humidity changes on stress and strain state is emphasised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-49
JournalMaterials and Structures
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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