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Deflections in beams of Argentinean Eucalyptus grandis under long-term loading

Piter, J. C.; Zerbino, R. L.; Blaß, H. J.

The present paper reports the results of an investigation regarding the analysis of deflections in structural-sized beams of fast-growth Argentinean Eucalyptus grandis under a one-year loading and in indoor climate. An empirical research project with a sample containing 16 beams was carried out. 8 pieces were free of pith and another 8 pieces contained pith. The results obtained allow to compare the creep behaviour of this timber species with those reported by other researchers for both structural-sized and small-clear specimens. The research confirms the design rules adopted by Eurocode 5 for calculating the creep deflections of this timber species under a long-term load. Results also evidence a slight influence of the presence of pith on creep, confirming similar creep behaviour for different qualities of this timber species.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000007087
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Versuchsanstalt für Stahl, Holz und Steine (VAKA)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2006
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0018-3768
KITopen-ID: 1000007087
Erschienen in Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff
Band 64
Heft 5
Seiten 351-355
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