Influence of knots and density distribution on compressive strength of wooden foundation piles
Pagella, G. (TU Delft Bio-based Structures & Materials)
Mirra, M. (TU Delft Bio-based Structures & Materials)
Ravenshorst, G.J.P. (TU Delft Bio-based Structures & Materials; Technische Universität München)
van de Kuilen, J.W.G. (TU Delft Bio-based Structures & Materials; Technische Universität München)
Zingoni, Alphose (editor)
This work investigated the influence of knots on the compression strength of wooden foundation piles. The study involved 110 pile segments sawn from 18 spruce and 9 pine piles with a mean diameter of approximately 200 mm, and moisture contents above fiber saturation. The mechanical properties were determined performing both full-scale compression tests on pile segments, and small-scale experiments on discs sawn from selected segments, considering samples with and without knots. A knot ratio (KR) was defined analysing the knots layout of each wooden pile, and evaluating how the compressive strength was influenced by size, number and layout of knots. As final step, a prediction model was implemented based on the dry density and KR of wooden piles, to estimate the influence of knots on their compressive strength.
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Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics, Modelling and Design of Structural Systems - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2022
8th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2022, 2022-09-05 → 2022-09-07, Cape Town, South Africa
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