Journal article

Bending and shear performance of Australian Radiata pine cross-laminated timber

S Navaratnam, PB Christopher, T Ngo, TV Le

Construction and Building Materials | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is increasingly being used in commercial and residential construction in Australia due to its inherent strength and sustainability credentials. Until recently, infrastructure building projects using CLT have been reliant on imported products from overseas manufacturers. There is now a viable Australian grown and fabricated CLT product from Radiata pine. This paper summarises the experimental results on the mechanical behaviour of Australian Radiata pine CLT panels in out-of-plane bending and shear. Three-layer 105 mm thick panels and five-layer 145 mm panels with three different spans were tested. The results demonstrate strong correlations to existing theoretica..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing [Grant ID: IC150100023]. The authors also acknowledge Xlam Australia for supplying the CLT panels.