Incorporating Size Effects in the Tsai-Wu Strength Theory for Douglas-fir Laminated Veneer

Summary: This paper elucidates the need to consider the effect of volume on brittle material strengths when these strengths are used in a strength theory.  Specifically, Weibull weakest-link theory has been implemented with the Tsai-Wu strength theory to predict the ultimate load carrying capacity of a center point off-axis bending member made from Douglas-fir laminated veneer.  Weibull theory has been used in…


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Last updated: April 12, 2010