Failure analysis of laminated timber beams reinforced with glass fibre composites
1997 (English)In: Wood Science and Technology, ISSN 0043-7719, E-ISSN 1432-5225, Vol. 31, 17-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A qualitative analysis is presented of failure, perpendicular to the grain, in laminated timber reinforced with a glass fibre composite. The study is focused on beams with holes of different shape. The stresses by corners, infinitesimal cracks and finite cracks are investigated. An initial crack model is suggested that brings about some of the phenomena observed in earlier performed experiments. A crack appears to propagate in the wood but is retarded in the reinforced beams. Eventually, the composite will fracture and failure of the beam follows. Finite element computations suggest that the reinforcement decreases the stress intensity at cracks in the wood and acts as a crack stopper. The reinforcing effect increases with the crack length. A point-stress criterion is used to predict failure in the fibre composite.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1997. Vol. 31, 17-34 p.
Composite Science and Engineering Building Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-83055OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-83055DiVA: diva2:498650
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