Duration of load behaviour of different sized straight timber beams subjected to bending in variable climate

A. Hanhijärvi, P. Galimard, Preben Hoffmeyer

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    The paper is the second in a series which sums up the results of an extensive project to quantify the duration-of-load (DOL) effect on different sized timber beams in different climates. The paper deals with straight (unnotched) beams. The results of various DOL-tests of stepwise and constant bending of LVL and glulam beams are reported and results of modelling outlined. It is concluded that in cyclically varying climate large cross-sections are less affected by the DOL-effect than smaller ones. The results do not show marked difference between LVL and glulam in susceptibility to the DOL-effect
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalHolz als Roh- und Werkstoff
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)285-293
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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