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    • Enhancing low grade sitka spruce glulam beams with bonded-in BFRP rods 

      O'Ceallaigh, Conan; Harte, Annette M.; Sikora, Karol; McPolin, Daniel (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 ...
    • Glued-in basalt FRP rods as moment connections in box section frames 

      O’Neill, Caoimhe; McPolin, Daniel; Taylor, Su; Harte, Annette M. (TU Verlag Wien, 2016-08-22)
      This paper presents an experimental programme that investigates the application of glued-in rods as moment connections in a post and beam connection. Nine such frame corners were constructed of box sections using ...
    • Irish timber - characterisation, potential and innovation 

      Harte, Annette M.; McPolin, Daniel; Karol Sikora, Karol; Sikora, Karol; O’Neill, Caoimhe; O’Ceallaigh, Conan (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 

      O'Ceallaigh, Conan; Sikora, Karol; McPolin, Daniel; Harte, Annette M. (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 ...
    • Viscoelastic creep in reinforced glulam 

      O'Ceallaigh, Conan; Sikora, Karol; McPolin, Daniel; Harte, Annette M. (TU Verlag Wien, 2016-08-22)
      The mechanical and physical properties of softwood timber can vary considerably as a result of the age and rate of growth of the tree and other environmental factors which affect the wood cell density and strength [1]. ...
    • Viscoelastic creep of FRP reinforced glulam 

      O’Ceallaigh, Conan; Sikora, Karol; McPolin, Daniel; Harte, Annette M. (NUI Galway, 2016-08-29)
      The reinforcement of timber using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) rods or plates is widely accepted as an effective method of increasing the strength and stiffness of members, while at the same time reducing the variability ...