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Flexural Property of String Beam of Pre-Stressed Glulam Based on Influence of Regulation and Control

Nan Guo1,*, Wenbo Wang1, Hongliang Zuo1

School of Civil Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, 150040, China.

*Corresponding Author: Nan Guo. Email: email.

Structural Durability & Health Monitoring 2019, 13(2), 143-179.


Applying pre-stress in glulam beam can reduce its deformation and make full use of the compressive strength of wood. However, when the glulam with low strength and the pre-stressed steel with high strength form combined members, materials of high strength can’t be fully utilized. Therefore, this study puts forward the idea of regulating and controlling string beam of pre-stressed glulam. By regulating and controlling the pre-stress, a part of the load borne by the wood is allocated to the pre-stressed tendon, which is equivalent to completing a redistribution of internal force, thus realizing the repeated utilization of the wood strength and the full utilization of the strength of the high-strength pre-stressed tendon. The bending experiments of 10 beams under 5 working conditions are carried out. The failure mode, bearing capacity and deformation of the beams are analyzed. The results show that 90% of beams are deformed under compression. The ultimate load of the regulated and controlled beam is obviously larger than that of the unregulated beam, and the ultimate load of the beam increases with the increase of the degree of regulation and control. Compared with that of the unregulated beams, the ultimate load of beams regulated by 7.5%-30% increases by 25.42%-65.08%, and the regulated and controlled effect is obvious. With the increase of the regulation and control amplitude of pre-stress, the stiffness of string beam of pre-stressed glulam increases. In addition, with the increase of the regulation and control amplitude, the compression height of the beam increases before the failure, and it reaches the state of full-section compression at the time of failure, giving full play to the compressive property of the glulam. At the end of the experiment, the constitutive relation which can reflect the anisotropy of the wood is established combined with the experimental data. The finite element analysis of the beam under 7 working conditions is carried out by using ABAQUS finite element program, and the influence of the regulation and control amplitude on the stress distribution and ultimate bearing capacity of the beam is discussed.


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Guo, N., Wang, W., Zuo, H. (2019). Flexural Property of String Beam of Pre-Stressed Glulam Based on Influence of Regulation and Control. Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, 13(2), 143–179.


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