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Beech LVL - High strength material for engineered timber structures

Blaß, Hans Joachim; Enders-Comberg, Markus; Frese, Matthias



Abstract (englisch): Beech LVL is a new engineered wood product for timber structures. The inherent strength of Beech and the homogenisation due to the production process make it a material with very high characteristic strength values. Longitudinal strength values are two to four times as high as the corresponding values for Spruce glulam. A material having such strength properties provides new structural possibilities but also requires new approaches in mechanical connections in order to also reach sufficient load-carrying-capacities in joints. Examples of structures based on Beech LVL show new structural and architectural design solutions.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Versuchsanstalt für Stahl, Holz und Steine (VAKA)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1201/b20891-12
ISBN: 978-1-138-02651-3
KITopen ID: 1000057832
Erschienen in Structures and architecture: beyond their limits. Ed.: P. J. S. Cruz
Verlag CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton (FL)
Seiten 102-109
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