Experimental investigation of dowel laminated panels reinforced with steel threaded bars under weak axis bending
StructureCraft Ltd is a renowned Canadian company for its quality mass timber products and ability to fabricate complex design. The company proposed a new methodology for reinforcing dowel laminated timber panels while the performance is yet to be investigated experimentally. The proposed research here will investigate the performance of this methodology under experimental tests. Both the standard loading and long-term loading conditions will be considered. This research will provide adequate design guidelines to structural engineers so that they can safely use this methodology in dowel laminated timber structures. The results of this study will have a significant effect on the application and optimization of this reinforcing methodology.