Journal article

Bond strength of GiR in cross-laminated timber: A preliminary study

M Sofi, E Lumantarna, Ryan Hoult, Michael Mooney, Nicholas Mason, Jinghan Lu

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

The popularity of cross-laminated timber (CLT) has increased significantly over recent years, with numerous low- to mid-rise buildings being constructed with CLT panels as the load-bearing structural system. Glued-in rods (GiR) have been used in the construction and retrofitting of timber structures and recently found its use in CLT elements. Embedded into the timber with structural grade adhesives, GiR enable stiff connections between timber and other structural members. Due to the complex force mechanisms occurring within these joints, there is yet to be consensus on a suitable method to predict their pull-out strength or failure mechanism. There is lack of experimental research on perform..

View full abstract

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The financial supports from the Australian Research Council's Dis-covery Early Career Researcher Grant (Nos. DE170100165, DE 2017 R1) and The University of Melbourne are acknowledged. The authors would like to thank Mr Nick Hewson from XLam for providing CLT elements, Mr Nicholas Cossich atATL Composites for providing the epoxy adhesive and, Mr Robert Nestic at Timber Imagineering for preparing the CLT samples.