publication . Book . Thesis . 2011

Development and evaluation of composite insulated beams

Ali B-Jahromi;
  • Published: 28 Dec 2011
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Decline in supplies of old growth wood coupled with increased demand for structural timber by the construction industry led to creation of engineered timber products (EWPs) comprising wood waste. The author designed, fabricated and tested composite insulated beams (CIBs) which are foam filled sandwich panels constructed from EWPs. CIBs in many cross-sections and materials were limit-tested for structural performance, long-term durability, thermal and dynamic behaviours. Varaiation in material properties was overcome by statistical sorting of beams with different stiffness. Some types of CIB were found to provide better structural performance than equivalent timb...
Subjects
free text keywords: Engineered wood products, EWP, Composite insulated beams, CIB, Timber engineering, Structural engineering, Vibration, Destructive testing, Foam insulation, Thermal properties, Design parameters, 624 Civil engineering, TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), Software systems, Information Society
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