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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000007087

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.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Versuchsanstalt für Stahl, Holz und Steine (VAKA)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2006
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0018-3768
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-70875
KITopen-ID: 1000007087
Erschienen in Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff
Band 64
Heft 5
Seiten 351-355
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