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Title: Expanding the cross-laminated timber market through building moisture monitoring and improved modeling

Source: fplrip-4723-028-COSchoolofMines-Zelinka-Pei.

Author(s)Pei, Shiling; Zelinka, Samuel L.

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a recently developed heavy timber building material that has potential to expand the wood building market. Although much has been studied on CLT building system structural and fire behavior, little is known about the construction and in-service moisture performance of CLT buildings. This project will address the dearth of knowledge and data on CLT building moisture performance and modeling by conducting on-site monitoring of CLT building projects in different U.S. climate zones using wireless sensors. The project will also utilize laboratory testing characterization and state-of-the-art numerical modeling methods to overcome the knowledge gap in CLT building moisture performance and help boost confidence in building more large commercial CLT buildings in the United States.

Keywords: wood moisture; mass timber building; CLT; full building monitoring

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 665 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/31/2017
RITS Product ID: 83990
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Zelinka, Samuel L.
Materials Research Engineer

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