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dc.contributor.supervisor Bakht, Baidar (Civil) Svecova, Dagmar (Civil) en_US
dc.contributor.author Das, Shanta
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-27T17:30:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-27T17:30:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8126
dc.description.abstract Timber beams with end splits were investigated in this study to determine their shear strength. Two conditions were considered: a) Group 1 had supports located near the ends with the portion of the beam extending beyond the support, and b) Group 2 had supports located right at the end of the beam subjected to a horizontal split at approximately mid height. In Group 1, seventeen beams were tested under static loading and four were tested in fatigue. In Group 2, nineteen beams were tested under static loading and four under fatigue. In Group 1, eight beams under static loading failed in shear. In Group 2, all beams under static loading failed in shear. Group 1 and Group 2 beams under static load produced average shear strength values of 4.93 MPa and 4.49 MPa, respectively. During fatigue tests, Group 1 sustained more cycles than beams in Group 2. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Timber en_US
dc.subject End splits en_US
dc.subject Structural Engineering en_US
dc.subject Beam en_US
dc.subject Shear strength en_US
dc.subject Fatigue test en_US
dc.title Shear strength of timber beams with end splits en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Civil Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Wu, Christine (Mechanical) Polyzois, Dimos (Civil) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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