Study of Bending Strength and Numerical Modeling of Wooden and Plywood Frame Elements
T. Akgul, A.C. Apay, E. Aydin, Y. Sumer
Department of Civil Engineering Technology Faculty, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
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Modern Frame Systems have appeared by development of frame systems due to search for optimum cost and quality of construction, along with the increased number of multi-storey concrete construction today. Although the initial investment costs of the modern frame systems are high, there use has increased 50-100 times with respect to the traditional methods. With the modern frames, reduction or complete elimination of extra operations, such as cutting and sizing on site, have led to savings on workmanship and time. These systems aim at providing wide range of application in a short time by using minimum workmanship and, consequently, maximum number of application. This study explores, experimentally and numerically, the bending strength of wooden and plywood panels most frequently used for the construction today.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.1414
PACS numbers: 81