Duration of load effect on LVL beams. Part 1. Short term reference tests

Mikael Fonselius, Alpo Ranta-Maunus

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Abstract

Short term bending tests have been carried out for Kerto laminated veneer lumber. The bending strength and modulus of elasticity values achieved will serve as the reference values when long term tests are conducted. As for other wooden materials the bending strength and modulus of elasticity will reduce when the moisture content increases. Depth and length were found to have an effect on bending strength but no effect on modulus of elasticity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages50
ISBN (Print)951-38-4984-8
Publication statusPublished - 1996
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes
Number1789
ISSN1235-0605

Keywords

  • construction materials
  • wooden structures
  • laminated wood
  • plywood
  • veneers
  • lumber
  • time
  • tests
  • loads (forces)
  • bending
  • bend tests
  • bending stress
  • strength
  • modulus of elasticity
  • moisture
  • beams (supports)
  • LVL

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    Fonselius, M., & Ranta-Maunus, A. (1996). Duration of load effect on LVL beams. Part 1. Short term reference tests. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, No. 1789