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.
- Glass fibre
- Timber joints
Claisse, P. A., Davis, T. J., & Masse, B. (2007). Fatigue testing of glass/epoxy joints in timber up to the endurance limit. Construction and Building Materials, 21(1), 139-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2005.07.003