|Title||Characterization and probabilistic modeling of the mesostructure of parallel strand lumber|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Amini A, Arwade SR, Clouston PL, Rattanaserikiat S|
|Journal||Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering|
|Keywords||Constitutive Modeling, Finite Element Modeling, Material Characterization, Mechanics of Materials, Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL), Probabilistic mechanics|
Over recent decades, the public tendency toward using the structural composite lumber (SCL), a common composite of wood made of wood strands or veneers glued and compressed together, as structural members (especially the main load bearing members such as beams and columns) has risen considerably. In contrast to the fast-paced market growth of these products, development is slow. The experimental development is gradual and time-consuming and the computational development is even slower. The objective of this project is to introduce appropriate numerical models for limit state analysis of a certain type of SCL material called PSL.