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The Strength of Wooden (Timber)-Glass Beams Combined with the Polyurethane Adhesive - DIC and Finite Element Analysis

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Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions

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Results of tests on timber-glass composite I-beams with flexible polyurethane adhesive joining glass web and timber flanges together are presented in the paper. The carried out tests on these elements, tested cyclically and statically, manifested that this kind of adhesive is able to withstand over 100,000 cycles in fatigue tests without degradation. The following ultimate static test up to failure, made on semi-scale cyclically tested specimen, manifested the same characteristic as the static test up to failure done on the similar specimen without applied cycles. The tested transparent timber-glass composite I-beams shows also a suitable protecting factor against sudden failure, making such systems safe in exploitation in heritage structures, where visitors are present.

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Konrad, R., Bogusław, Z., Arkadiusz, K., Tekieli, M., Furtak, K. (2019). The Strength of Wooden (Timber)-Glass Beams Combined with the Polyurethane Adhesive - DIC and Finite Element Analysis. In: Aguilar, R., Torrealva, D., Moreira, S., Pando, M.A., Ramos, L.F. (eds) Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. RILEM Bookseries, vol 18. Springer, Cham.

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