Reliability; Laminated veneer lumber LVL; Structures; Structural Engineering; Fire safety; Bonding; Mechanical properties; Design; Beech; Wood; Connections; Timber
Boccadoro Lorenzo, Steiger René, Zweidler Simon, Frangi Andrea (2017), Analysis of shear transfer and gap opening in timber–concrete composite members with notched connections, in Materials and Structures
, 50(5), 231-231.
Boccadoro Lorenzo, Zweidler Simon, Steiger René, Frangi Andrea (2017), Bending tests on timber-concrete composite members made of beech laminated veneer lumber with notched connection, in Engineering Structures
, 132, 14-28.
Klippel Michael, Boccadoro Lorenzo, Klingsch Eike, Frangi Andrea (2016), Fire tests on timber-concrete composite slabs using beech laminated veneer lumber, in WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering
Kobel Peter, Frangi Andrea, Steiger René (2016), Timber trusses made of European beech LVL, in WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering
Boccadoro Lorenzo, Zweidler Simon, Frangi Andrea (2016), Timber-concrete composite slabs made of beech laminated veneer lumber, in WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering
Klingsch Eike, Klippel Michael, Boccadoro Lorenzo, Frangi Andrea, Fontana Mario (2015), Brandverhalten von Holz-Beton-Verbunddecken aus Buchenholz, in BAUTECHNIK
, 92(5), 323-329.
Leyder Claude Wanninger Flavio Frangi Andrea Chatzi Eleni (2015), Dynamic response of an innovative hybrid structure in hardwood, in Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials
, 168(3), 132-143.
Boccadoro Lorenzo, Frangi Andrea (2015), Experimentelle Untersuchungen zum Tragverhalten von Holz-Beton-Verbunddecken aus Buche, in Bautechnik
, 92(11), 783-789.
Frangi Andrea (2015), L‘evoluzione tecnologica applicata: un edificio del Politecnico Federale
Frangi Andrea Leyder Claude (2015), Les hautes performances du feuillu et du hêtre
Frangi Andrea Steiger René (2015), Mit Laubholz zu höheren Leistungen
Leyder Claude Frangi Andrea (2015), Un prototype en bois de hêtre: 4 étages de bureaux pour l'EPF de Zurich
Frangi Andrea (2014), Decken- und Rahmensysteme aus Laubholz - ETH House of Natural Resources
Kobel Peter Frangi Andrea Steiger René (2014), Dowel-type Connections in LVL Made of Beech Wood, in Proceedings of 1st INTER Meeting
Boccadoro Lorenzo, Frangi Andrea (2014), Experimental Analysis of the Structural Behavior of Timber-Concrete Composite Slabs made of Beech-Laminated Veneer Lumber, in JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES
, 28(6), A4014006.
Kobel Peter, Steiger René, Frangi Andrea (2013), Experimental Analysis on the Structural Behaviour of Connections with LVL Made of Beech Wood, in RILEM Conference on Materials and Joints in Timber Structures – Recent Advancement of Technology
Boccadoro Lorenzo Frangi Andrea (2013), Flachdecken aus Holz
Frangi Andrea Boccadoro Lorenzo (2013), Holz-Beton-Verbunddecke aus Buche
Frangi Andrea Boccadoro Lorenzo Leyder Claude (2013), Stark und zuverlässig wie Stahl, in Wir Holzbauer
, (1), 12-15.
Research topic and objective of the project:Timber as natural resource is highly complex due to its anisotropic nature and natural inhomogeneities. The mechanical and physical properties are influenced by duration of load, moisture and temperature. As a consequence, the reliability of structural timber elements is often inadequate and the full potential of timber in the building and construction sector has not been exploited yet. The project aims at developing sustainable innovative and reliable timber structures using laminated veneer lumber (LVL) made of beech wood. Particular attention will be paid to the reliable characterisation of the mechanical and thermo-physical properties of beech LVL, the development of reliable, efficient and economic connections and the development of safe and economic design methods for elements and connections. Main tasks:• To define the performance requirements to be fulfilled by LVL made of beech.• To quantify the importance and incertitude of model- and material-related parameters being decisive for the design of LVL structural elements made of beech.• To perform an extensive experimental investigation and numerical parametric studies using the finite element approach for the accurate and reliable characterisation of the fundamental mechanical and thermo-physical material properties of beech and LVL structural elements made of beech.• To develop reliable, efficient and economic connections for LVL structural elements made of beech using new technologies (e.g. advanced digital fabrication techniques).• To develop accurate, safe and economic advanced calculation models for the design of LVL structural elements made of beech and to verify their adequate reliability.• To develop sustainable innovative and reliable timber structures using LVL structural elements made of beech.Benefits of the project:The research project will provide unmatched knowledge about the mechanical and thermo-physical properties as well as the structural behaviour of LVL made of beech wood. The development of sustainable innovative and reliable timber structures and connections using LVL made of beech will lead to an increased application of the up to now insufficiently used species beech as building material and will significantly improve the substitution potential of wood as a high-performing and reliable construction material.