Effect of metal plate connected joints on strength properties of rubberwood laminated veneer lumber

Yeoh, David and Shakri, Ahmad and Tan, Yu Eng (2004) Effect of metal plate connected joints on strength properties of rubberwood laminated veneer lumber. In: 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering. , June 2004, Lahti, Finland.

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Abstract

The effect of metal plate connected joints on strength properties of rubberwood (hevea braziliensis) laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is presented to study on the possible use of rubberwood LVL for structural purposes in the context of its strength performance. The making of the rubberwood LVL was carefully designed, selected and monitored in order to produce good quality LVL. Defect-free solid rubberwood was tested as control. Comparison is also made with studies carried out by Gupta in evaluating test results from various sources. Results of different tests on strength properties and joints with metal plate connected rubberwood LVL are presented, including direct comparisons with similar experimental results on selected solid rubberwood. Preliminary studies indicated that the teeth of the metal plate connector causes a certain degree of damage to the outer layer of the LVL and weaken the strength properties. However, it is concluded that this research has merit and requires further investigation on the surface lamination of the LVL and the teeth configuration of the metal plate connector.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:metal plate connected joint; rubberwood; laminated veneer lumber; basic working load
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA630-695 Structural engineering (General)
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
ID Code:5738
Deposited By:Prof. Madya Dr David Yeoh Eng Chuan
Deposited On:23 Jul 2014 09:17
Last Modified:23 Jul 2014 09:17

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