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Materials and Joints in Timber Structures

Recent Developments of Technology

  • Simon Aicher
  • H.-W. Reinhardt
  • Harald Garrecht
Conference proceedings

Part of the RILEM Bookseries book series (RILEM, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-15
  2. Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jérôme Humbert, Sang-Joon Lee, Joo-Saeng Park, Moon-Jae Park
      Pages 13-29
    3. Stefan Loebus, Stephan Ott, Stefan Winter
      Pages 31-43
    4. Erik Serrano, Jan Oscarsson, Magdalena Sterley, Bertil Enquist
      Pages 45-55
    5. Flavio Wanninger, Andrea Frangi
      Pages 57-66
    6. Matthias Frese, Hans Joachim Blaß
      Pages 77-88
    7. Annette Hafner, Stephan Ott, Stefan Winter
      Pages 89-98
    8. Jörg Wehsener, Tom-Egmont Werner, Jens Hartig, Peer Haller
      Pages 99-108
    9. Jesus M. Menendez, Kenneth Leitch, Robert Hairstans
      Pages 109-118
    10. Benoit P. Gilbert, Steven B. Hancock, Henri Bailleres
      Pages 119-128
    11. Frank Miebach, Dominik Niewerth
      Pages 149-154
  3. Mechanical Connections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Jan-Willem van de Kuilen, Carmen Sandhaas, Hans Joachim Blaß
      Pages 157-165
    3. Frank Brühl, Jörg Schänzlin, Ulrike Kuhlmann
      Pages 181-190

About these proceedings


This book contains the contributions from the RILEM International Symposium on Materials and Joints in Timber Structures that was held in Stuttgart, Germany from October 8 to 10, 2013. It covers recent developments in the materials and the joints used in modern timber structures. Regarding basic wooden materials, the contributions highlight the widened spectrum of products comprising cross-laminated timber, glulam and LVL from hardwoods and block glued elements. Timber concrete compounds, cement bonded wood composites and innovative light-weight constructions represent increasingly employed alternatives for floors, bridges and facades. With regard to jointing technologies, considerable advances in both mechanical connections and glued joints are presented. Self-tapping screws have created unprecedented options for reliable, strong as well as ductile joints and reinforcement technologies. Regarding adhesives, which constitute the basis of the jointing/laminating technology of modern timber products, extended options for tailor-made bonding solutions have to be stated. Apart from melamine-urea and phenolic-resorcinol adhesives, one-component-polyurethanes, emulsion isocyanate polymers and epoxies offer a wide range of possibilities. The contributions dealing with experimental and numerical investigations on static, cyclic and seismic behavior of structures clearly reveal the enhanced potential of modern timber construction for reliable and sustainable buildings and bridges of the new millennium.

The book is structured in nine thematic areas, being

I)           Structures

II)          Mechanical Connections

III)         Glued Joints and Adhesives

IV)        Timber and Concrete/Cement/Polymer Composites

V)         Cyclic, Seismic Behavior

VI)        Hardwood, Modified Wood and Bamboo

VII)       Cross-Laminated Timber

VIII)      Properties and Testing of Wood

IX)        Glulam


Bamboo-based Materials Durability and Fire Glued Laminated Timber Materials Mechanical Behavior RILEM Surface Treatment Timber Based Facades Timber Structures Timber-concrete Compounds Treated Wood cross-laminated Timber

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Aicher
    • 1
  • H.-W. Reinhardt
    • 2
  • Harald Garrecht
    • 3
  1. 1.Timber StructuresUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Department of Construction MaterialsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Construction MaterialsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Materials and Joints in Timber Structures
  • Book Subtitle Recent Developments of Technology
  • Editors Simon Aicher
    H.-W. Reinhardt
    Harald Garrecht
  • Series Title RILEM Bookseries
  • Series Abbreviated Title RILEM Bookseries
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information RILEM 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-7810-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0691-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-7811-5
  • Series ISSN 2211-0844
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-0852
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 839
  • Number of Illustrations 238 b/w illustrations, 304 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
    Building Materials
    Structural Materials
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