Load-carrying capacity and failure modes of glulam beams with reinforced notches

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The structural behaviour and failure mechanisms of unreinforced and reinforced notched glulam beams were studied in a test series. It could be shown that shear failure of the reinforced notched beam is an important failure mechanism and that adequate reinforcement in tension perpendicular to grain and shear is required in order to regain the load-carrying capacity of the reduced crosssection of the glulam beam.


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  • Building Technologies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-482
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Wood and Wood Products
Issue number3
Early online date2015 Aug 28
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May
Publication categoryResearch