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Timber/Glass adhesively bonded I-beams

Blyberg, Louise and Serrano, Erik LU (2011) Glass Performance Days 2011 In Glass Performance Days 2011 Proceedings p.451-456
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<p>Timber and glass are materials with aesthetically pleasing properties. If the materials can be combined appropriately, drawbacks can be overcome and the beneficial mechanical properties utilised and timber/glass elements can be a natural part of the load-carrying structure of buildings. Since glass is a brittle material, an important task for the timber is to provide redundancy – a glass failure should not lead to a catastrophic failure of the entire structural element.</p><p>This paper presents results from ongoing research related to load-bearing components made of timber and glass. Results from tests on small timber/glass bond-line specimens, recently submitted for publication, are briefly presented. The core of the... (More)
<p>Timber and glass are materials with aesthetically pleasing properties. If the materials can be combined appropriately, drawbacks can be overcome and the beneficial mechanical properties utilised and timber/glass elements can be a natural part of the load-carrying structure of buildings. Since glass is a brittle material, an important task for the timber is to provide redundancy – a glass failure should not lead to a catastrophic failure of the entire structural element.</p><p>This paper presents results from ongoing research related to load-bearing components made of timber and glass. Results from tests on small timber/glass bond-line specimens, recently submitted for publication, are briefly presented. The core of the paper is, however, a study of fourpoint bending tests on twelve timber/glass I-beams with acrylate adhesive. These I-beams had a nominal height of 240 mm and were designed with a web of 10 mm float glass and flanges of LVL (laminated veneer lumber), bonded together with an acrylate adhesive.</p><p>The mean values of the beams imply that the ultimate load capacity is 240 % of the load when the fi rst crack in the glass appeared. Thus, the timber well fulfils the redundancy task of avoiding a catastrophic failure of the structural element.</p> (Less)
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Redundancy, Timber, Glass, Adhesives, I-beams
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Glass Performance Days 2011 Proceedings
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Glass Performance Days 2011
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  abstract     = {&lt;p&gt;Timber and glass are materials with aesthetically pleasing properties. If the materials can be combined appropriately, drawbacks can be overcome and the beneficial mechanical properties utilised and timber/glass elements can be a natural part of the load-carrying structure of buildings. Since glass is a brittle material, an important task for the timber is to provide redundancy – a glass failure should not lead to a catastrophic failure of the entire structural element.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;This paper presents results from ongoing research related to load-bearing components made of timber and glass. Results from tests on small timber/glass bond-line specimens, recently submitted for publication, are briefly presented. The core of the paper is, however, a study of fourpoint bending tests on twelve timber/glass I-beams with acrylate adhesive. These I-beams had a nominal height of 240 mm and were designed with a web of 10 mm float glass and flanges of LVL (laminated veneer lumber), bonded together with an acrylate adhesive.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The mean values of the beams imply that the ultimate load capacity is 240 % of the load when the fi rst crack in the glass appeared. Thus, the timber well fulfils the redundancy task of avoiding a catastrophic failure of the structural element.&lt;/p&gt;},
  author       = {Blyberg, Louise and Serrano, Erik},
  booktitle    = {Glass Performance Days 2011 Proceedings},
  keyword      = {Redundancy,Timber,Glass,Adhesives,I-beams},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {451--456},
  title        = {Timber/Glass adhesively bonded I-beams},
  year         = {2011},
}