Strengthening of timber structures with glued-in rods

Rene Steiger, Erik Serrano, Mislav Stepinac, Vlatka Rajcic, Caoimhe O'Neill, Daniel McPolin, Robert Widmann

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    The research and development of connecting and strengthening timber structural elements with glued-inrods (GiR) has been ongoing since the 1980s. Despite many successful applications in practice, agreement regarding design criteria has not been reached. This state-of-the-art review summarises results from both research and practical applications regarding connections and reinforcement with GiR. The review considers manufacturing methods, mechanisms and parameters governing the performance and strength of GiR, theoretical approaches to estimate their load-bearing capacity and existing design recommendations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)90-105
    Number of pages16
    JournalConstruction and Building Materials
    Early online date20 Apr 2015
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2015

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