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Design Values of Australian Glulam

Design Values of Australian Glulam

This project determined the bending strength, tension strength, shear strength and bending stiffness of Australian manufactured GL13 softwood glulam and assessed its characteristic values; used statistical data as a basis for determining a capacity factor to be cited in AS1720.1; determined the statistical strength and stiffness properties of finger jointed laminations and related this data to the characteristic strengths and stiffness of glulam; determined the extent to which available computer software (eg Statistica QC Charts) can be employed to provide glulam producers with control charts that enable them to better control their manufacturing processes; and established the level of process control used by non-GLTAA producers.

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