Bending Tests on Natural Fiber Reinforced Fir Wooden Elements

Antonio Borri, Marco Corradi, Emanuela Speranzini

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This paper gives the results of an experiment on timber elements reinforced in the tension zone through the application of strips of natural flax, hemp, bamboo and basalt fibers, creating different arrangements and using different quantities. The testing consisted of several stages that concerned wood rafters and beams of low and good quality. The wooden elements were subjected to bending tests that made it possible to measure the increase in capacity and stiffness resulting from the composite reinforcement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Health Assessment of Timber Structures
EditorsMaurizio Piazza , Mariapaola Riggio
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783038261933
ISBN (Print)9783037858127
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures - Trento, Italy
Duration: 4 Sep 20136 Sep 2013
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Conference2nd International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures
Abbreviated titleSHATIS 2013

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