Estimation of the perpendicular-to-the-grain tensile strength of Scots pine glued laminated timber via three-point bending tests

Shigefumi Okamoto, Nobuhiko Akiyama, Noboru Nakamura, Kenji Aoki, Masahiro Inayama

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Abstract

Three-point bending tests were performed on specimens of glued laminated timber with different specimen heights to failure to determine the relationship between specimen height and bending strength under tension perpendicular to the grain. For the three-point bending tests, two types of glued laminated timber composed of homogeneous grade timber, as specified in the Japanese Agricultural Standard, were used. The laminae used for the glued laminated timber were L80 grade Scots pine and L110 grade Scots pine. The specimens used in the three-point bending tests had dimensions of 105 mm (width) and 10–300 mm (height). The experimental results showed that the bending strength decreased as the specimen height increased, but the rate of decrease in the bending strength decreased with increasing specimen height when the specimen height exceeded 100 mm. From the relationship between the bending strength and specimen height, parameters that fit Bažant’s size-effect law were derived, and for a specimen height of approximately 100 mm, the bending strength was equal to the perpendicular-to-the-grain tensile strength.

Original languageEnglish
Article number33
JournalJournal of Wood Science
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Glued laminated timber
  • Perpendicular to the grain
  • Tensile strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials

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