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Experimental testing of load-bearing timber–glass composite shear walls and beams
Silesian University of Technology, Poland.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Building Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1181-8479
Lund University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5333-0682
2015 (English)In: Wood Material Science & Engineering, ISSN 1748-0272, E-ISSN 1748-0280, Vol. 10, no 3, 276-286 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper presents results from the experimental testing of load-bearing timber–glass composite shear walls and beams. Shear wall specimens measuring 1200 × 2400 mm2 manufactured with three adhesives of varying stiffness were tested. Twelve specimens with a single 10 mm thick glass pane and one specimen with an additional insulating glass unit were produced. The testing procedures involved various loading conditions: pure vertical load and different combinations of shear and vertical loading. The test results showed that the adhesive had only a minor influence on the buckling load which was the main failure mechanism. 240 mm high and 4800 mm long timber–glass beams manufactured with adhesives of different stiffness were tested. For the webs, two types of glass were used: annealed float and heat-strengthened glass, in both cases 8 mm thick panes were used. In total, 12 beams were tested in four-point bending until failure. Despite the considerable difference in adhesive stiffness, beam bending stiffness was similar. Concerning load-bearing capacity, the beams with heat-strengthened glass were approximately 50% stronger than the beams made using annealed float glass.

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Taylor & Francis, 2015. Vol. 10, no 3, 276-286 p.
Keyword [en]
beam; finite-element analysis; shear wall; Structural glass; timber–glass composites
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Civil engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46190DOI: 10.1080/17480272.2015.1061595ISI: 000368739700006OAI: diva2:852756
Available from: 2015-09-10 Created: 2015-09-10 Last updated: 2016-09-23Bibliographically approved

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