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dc.contributor.authorTissaoui, Jacemen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:21:15Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:21:15Zen
dc.date.issued1996-12-10en
dc.identifier.otheretd-12803097520en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30288en
dc.description.abstractShort-term creep tests in tension and in compression were conducted on southern pine, Douglas-fir, yellow-poplar, and Parallam⠢ samples at temperatures ranging between 20 and 80° C and at 6, 9 and 12% moisture content. The principle of time-temperature superposition was applied to form a master curve that extended for a maximum of 2 years. The horizontal shift factors followed an Arrhenius relation with activation energies ranging between 75 and 130 kJ/mole. It was not possible to superpose the compliance curves at 70 and 80° C, this is attributed to the presence of multiple components in wood with different temperature dependence. Long-term creep tests were also conducted in tension and in compression at 20° C and 12% moisture content for over 2 years. The resulting compliance curves were fitted to the power law equation using a nonlinear fitting procedure. The results were compared with those of the short-term creep tests. Finite element analysis was conducted on selected wood structures to determine the effect of creep on serviceability and stability.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
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dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectfinite elementen
dc.subjectstructuresen
dc.subjectwooden
dc.subjectcreepen
dc.subjectTTSPen
dc.titleEffects of Long-Term Creep on the Integrity of Modern Wood Structuresen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeememberThangjitham, Suroten
dc.contributor.committeememberDillard, David A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGarst, Donald A.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12803097520/en
dc.contributor.committeecochairLoferski, Joseph R.en
dc.contributor.committeecochairHolzer, Siegfried M.en
dc.date.sdate1998-07-17en
dc.date.rdate1996-12-10en
dc.date.adate1996-12-10en


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