Feasibility investigation of the shear repair of timber stringers with horizontal splits

Arda Akbiyik, Anthony J. Lamanna, William Micah Hale

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Abstract

Typical timber stringers were taken from service and examined to identify horizontal split damage. Several methods for rapidly repairing the horizontal splits in the timber stringers were employed, including fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) plates attached to the vertical sides of the stringers with lag screws. Six stringers with horizontal splits were repaired with approximately 62% increase of the residual load capacity. It was proven that the methods examined in this study are feasible to repair timber stringers with horizontal splits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)991-1000
Number of pages10
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Horizontal splits
  • Shear repair
  • Timber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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