Carbon Fiber and Structural Timber Composites for Engineering and Construction

Globa, A, Subhani, M, Moloney, C and Al-Ameri, R 2018, 'Carbon Fiber and Structural Timber Composites for Engineering and Construction', Journal of Architectural Engineering, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1-14.

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Title Carbon Fiber and Structural Timber Composites for Engineering and Construction
Author(s) Globa, A
Subhani, M
Moloney, C
Al-Ameri, R
Year 2018
Journal name Journal of Architectural Engineering
Volume number 24
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Abstract There are environmental and potential economic advantages in using laminated veneer lumber (LVL) for building structures, but load-carrying capacity constrains uptake. Building on previous work in the field, the authors test the strategic placement of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) to improve the flexural strength of timber beams, investigating both positive and negative bending moments of structural assembly. The results demonstrate: unidirectional CFRP applied as a U-wrap on the tension side of beams improves load carrying by 25%, stiffness by 20%, and ductility by 30%; a combination of uni- and bidirectional CFRP mesh applied to beam-column joints with no other connectors achieves substantial structural continuity between beams. U-wrap reinforcement also shifts the mode of failure from abrupt to gradual. Another significant observation is that wood splinters appear to cause premature failure, and we consider solutions to this issue. Discussion of the outcomes for advancing the uptake of timber as a more sustainable structural material are undertaken, along with an outline of further work.
Subject Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Keyword(s) Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP)
Flexural strengthening
Laminated veneer lumber (LVL)
Timber structures
DOI - identifier 10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000318
Copyright notice © 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers
ISSN 1076-0431
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