A general bearing deformation model for timber : compression perpendicular to grain

A.J.M. Leijten

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    Abstract

    This study focuses on a new and unique model to determine the elastic bearing deformation of structural timber. Available models that aim to predict the deformation are usually limited in their application. The performance of a simple model is compared to three other models, all being evaluated using experimental test data for the wood species Norway Spruce, Poplar, Beech, Cumaru and Akki and covering eight different load cases. The results show a simple model to have the best performance in deformation prediction and so is a potential candidate for introduction in updated structural timber design codes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)707-716
    Number of pages10
    JournalConstruction and Building Materials
    Volume165
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2018

    Keywords

    • Bearing
    • Compression perpendicular to grain
    • Deformation
    • Timber

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