The purpose of the strength data collection and analysis was to find more information, which is needed in the reliability analysis of timber structures. First, a sensitivity analysis revealed that the calculated reliability is sensitive to the lowest strength values, whereas the values around the mean have no effect. Therefore, in order to get correct information on the reliability of structures, we need an adequate sample size, and the distribution function should fit well to the lowest values in the relevant population. Nordic project partners have collected and analysed such existing strength data of timber materials to which they have access: bending data of sawn and round timber, LVL, glulam, finger joints, I-beams and plywood. The tension strength results of glulam lamellae, and compression data of round timber have also been analysed in the project.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||COST E24 Workshop - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 19 Oct 2001 → 20 Oct 2001
|Workshop||COST E24 Workshop|
|Period||19/10/01 → 20/10/01|