Glued laminated timber beams are strengthened in the tension zone with FRP – textile reinforcement. Both Glass fibers (GFRP) and basalt fibers (BFRP) are used.
Glued laminated timber is a type of structural timber product composed of several layers of dimensioned timber bonded together with durable, moisture-resistant adhesives.
By laminating several smaller pieces of timber, a single large, strong, structural member is manufactured from smaller pieces. These structural members are used as vertical columns or horizontal beams, as well as curved, arched shapes.
The study was conducted by researchers of the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University.
Terms: Mechanical characteristics