Effects of the thickness of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels made from Irish Sitka spruce on mechanical performance in bending and shear

Karol S. Sikora, Daniel O. McPolin, Annette M. Harte

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    Abstract

    An investigation was carried out on CLT panels made from Sitka spruce in order to establish the effect of the thickness of CLT panels on the bending stiffness and strength and the rolling shear. Bending and shear tests on 3-layer and 5-layer panels were performed with loading in the out-of-plane and in-plane directions. ‘Global’ stiffness measurements were found to correlate well with theoretical values. Based on the results, there was a general tendency that both the bending strength and rolling shear decreased with panel thickness. Mean values for rolling shear ranged from 1.0 N/mm2 to 2.0 N/mm2 .
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)141-150
    Number of pages10
    JournalConstruction and Building Materials
    Volume116
    Early online date04 May 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2016

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