ULS Design of CLT Elements – Basics and some Special Topics

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Within the last decade cross laminated timber (CLT) has become a very well known engineered timber product. The orthogonal, laminar structure allows its application as two-dimensional plate element (e.g. as wall or floor) as well as beam element, able to bear loads in- and out-of-plane. Our contribution related to the ultimate limit state (ULS) design of these elements is separated in two parts: the first part concentrates on the main procedures for common design situations of CLT elements used as wall and floor elements. Within the second part some special topics, e.g. the design of CLT used within ribbed floors, the local load introduction in walls and floors and buckling of CLT by including two-dimensional load carrying behaviour are addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoint Conference of COST Actions FP1402 and FP1404 Cross Laminated Timber – a competitive wood product for visionary and fire safe buildings
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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