Fatigue testing of glass/epoxy joints in timber up to the endurance limit

Peter A. Claisse, Timothy J. Davis, B. Masse

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Abstract

Concern about fatigue is one of the factors limiting use of glass/epoxy jointing systems for timber in construction. In this paper, a series of high-cycle fatigue tests are reported which indicate that the performance is as good, if not superior to, conventional jointing systems. The performance of the joints was found to produce a straight line on a logarithmic S–N plot and thus be readily predictable for design purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-149
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Timber
  • Glass fibre
  • Epoxy
  • Fatigue
  • Timber joints

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