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Factors affecting ultimate strength of solid and glulam timber beams

Abu Bakar, Suhaimi and Saleh, Abd Latif and Mohamed, Zainai (2004) Factors affecting ultimate strength of solid and glulam timber beams. Jurnal Kejuruteraan Awam, 16 (1). pp. 38-47. ISSN 0128-0147

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Abstract

Phenol Resorcinol Formaldehyde is an adhesive commonly used in the fabrication of glued laminated (glulam) timber beams. Although, it has been widely accepted for softwood species, the verification of this type of adhesive for local timbers is not fully established. Four glulam beams and four solid beams were tested in bending in the laboratory. Phenol Resorcinol Formaldehyde was used as an adhesive for glulam beams. The strength of the glulam beam structure was equivalent to solid beam structure. Phenol Resorcinol Formaldehyde was able to provide sufficient bonding and strength for local timbers. The results indicated that the most significant factor influencing the strength of solid beam and glulam beam structure was the density of timber.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:glulam, strength, beam, shorea acuminate, phenol resorcinol formaldehyde
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:8291
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:22 Apr 2009 07:21
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 01:53

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