Experimental Study of the Behavior of Box Floor with Orthogonal Ribbed Beams by Poplar LVL
Keywords:Poplar LVL, Orthogonal ribbed beams, Experimental analysis, Bending performance, Deflection, Bending
Considering the unidirectional layout of ribbed beams and simple structure in traditional wooden floors, it is not suitable for large-span wooden buildings. Six groups of floor ribbed beams with plane size of 4.8 m×3.6 m were designed and manufactured by using poplar laminated veneer lumber (LVL), among which five floor specimens were orthogonal ribbed beams and the other one was traditional. A bending performance test was carried out to analyze the influence of different ribbed beam spacing and high span ratio on the mechanical performance of poplar LVL orthogonal ribbed beams, and its results were compared with that of the traditional floor with ribbed beams. The results showed that the box floors with orthogonal ribbed beams had good integrity during the bending process. Moreover, the change of the high span ratio had an important influence on the bending performance of the box floors with orthogonal ribbed beams, and the change of the spacing of the ribbed beams had a relatively small influence on the flexural performance of the box floors with orthogonal ribbed beams. Under the same conditions, the bending performance of the box floors with orthogonal ribbed beams was better than that of traditional floor.