Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Erhan Saracoglu , pp. 74. ING/School of Engineering, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Erhan Saracoglu
Titel / Title: Finite-Element Simulations of the Influence of Cracks on the Strength of Glulam Beams
Abstrakt Abstract:

The importance of the number, size and location of cracks and how these conditions influence the mechanical properties of glulam beams have been investigated in this thesis. This study in fracture analyses and crack simulation of wood will compliment previous studies, which makes this investigation important. The investigation was made theoretically with finite-element simulations using the commercial software ABAQUS. The simulations were then compared with experimental results in order to verify the results. The shear strengths and failures of the glulam beams were studied. In addition, attention was given to the initiation of the crack propagation and the failure of the structure. Experimental results were obtained from the experiments conducted by SP Trätek, Skellefteå, Sweden. In conclusion, the finite-element model indicated some consistency to the experimental results especially with deeper cracks on one side.

Ämnesord / Subject: Maskinteknik - Mechanical Engineering\Structural Mechanics
Maskinteknik - Mechanical Engineering\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Crack, FEM, Glulam beams, Shear strength

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8qjgzf
Program:/ Programme Masters Programme in Mechanical Engineering 120 ECTS
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 01/15/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Associate Prof. Mats Ekevad, Docent Dr. Sharon-Kao Walter
Examinator / Examiner: Ansel Berghuvud
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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I samarbete med / In co-operation with: of Wood Science and Technology, Luleå University of Technology, SP Trätek, Skellefteå,TCN TräCentrum Norr

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