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Table 1 Comparison between the theoretical capacity to EC5 of a solid C24 cross-section with the same dimensions, and the experimentally observed capacity of the IGST series

From: Structural performance of a novel Interlocking Glued Solid Timber system

 Series
ABCDE
Solid joistGlued joistEdge-gluedParallel-gluedCross-glued
Theoretical Capacity of a solid C24 cross-section (N)14,04014,04038,02576,05076,050
Experimental capacity (N)
Joist group
118,69317,49431,273a85,16996,343
220,38814,28640,06589,693101,771
320,13619,69145,93990,18091,262
413,51021,46353,27096,057115,456
524,85219,21746,36794,076105,729
Mean19,51618,43043,38391,035102,112
CoV0.190.130.170.040.08
Experimental IGST capacity to theoretical C24 capacity1.391.311.141.201.34
  1. aOutlying values excluded from the calculation of the Mean and CoV calculations