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Mechanical properties estimation by non-destructive testing of Irish hardwood round timber from thinnings for construction purposes
(Department of Forestry Policy and Economics, University of Sopron, Hungary, 2018-10-25)
Thinning involves the removal of competitors of high quality trees, and trees for extraction racks, all to favour the growth of the selected trees. Many felled trees are small-diameter and in Ireland hardwood thinnings are ...
Evaluation of the structural behaviour of beam-beam connection systems using compressed wood dowels and plates
(NUI Galway, 2018-08-20)
To support the transition to a bio-based society, it is preferable to substitute metallic fasteners and adhesives in timber construction with an eco-friendly alternative. Recent studies have identified compressed wood ...
Irish timber - characterisation, potential and innovation
(Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland (CERAI), 2014-09-28)
In order to increase the utilisation of Irish timber in construction and novel engineered wood products, the mechanical and physical properties of the material must be established. For timber products used for structural ...
Mechano-sorptive creep in reinforced glulam
(National University of Ireland Galway, 2018-08-20)
An investigation was carried out to examine the effect of reinforcement on the creep behaviour of FRP reinforced timber elements in a controlled variable climate. Creep is accelerated by moisture variations due to a ...
Enhancing low grade sitka spruce glulam beams with bonded-in BFRP rods
(National University of Ireland Galway, 2014)
The reinforcement of timber elements using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) rods or plates is widely accepted as an effective method of increasing the stiffness of members, while at the same time reducing the variability ...
Vortex drop shaft structures: state-of-the-art and future trends
(International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2019-09-01)
Vortex drop shaft structures have played a critical role in hydraulic engineering; from one of their first applications in hydroelectric energy dissipation in the 1940s, to numerous contemporary installations throughout modern ...