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Author(s): Sandberg, K., Dahlquist, S. and Pousette, A.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-149-0
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 367-374
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

Abstract: Service-life assessment and life-cycle cost are becoming increasingly important in investment in and planning of construction work. The objective of the present work was to show results on moisture conditions in glued laminated timber (glulam) beams of pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and spruce (Picea abies (L). Karst.) and glulam columns of spruce to demonstrate differences that can be ascribed to different coating types and colours and the influence of the varying positional orientation (north/south), up or down at columns and to measurement depth.

To be able to measure a large amount of data, a wireless system was chosen. For every point, temperature and moisture content were registered together with climate data. To keep track of the measurements, they were registered in a database. The glulam beams were 315 mm high, 140 mm, 215 mm or 90 mm wide and 2 m long. The columns had 100- x 100-mm cross-sections. The specimens were placed in Bygdsiljum, near Skellefteå, in the northeast of Sweden and in Borås in the southwest of Sweden.

Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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