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Official Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society

Table 3 Loading conditions for asymmetric four-point bending tests

From: Shear strength properties of hybrid (hinoki cypress and Japanese cedar) cross-laminated timber

Layer configurations Specimen length
\({L}_{\mathrm{sp}}\)(mm)
Shear span
\({l}_{\mathrm{s}}\) (mm)
Width of loading plate
\({w}_{\mathrm{lp}}\) (mm)
Depth of CLT
d (mm)
Shear span-to-depth ratio
\(M/\left(Qd\right)\)
Effective shear span-to-depth ratio
\({l}_{\mathrm{ef}}/d\)
N
3L3P 975 305/2 70 75 2.03 1.57 4
1275 520/2 70 75 3.47 3.00 4
3L4P 1300 400/2 100 100 2.00 1.50 4
5L5P 1500 495/2 130 125 1.98 1.46 6
2000 755/2 130 125 3.02 2.50 6
5L7P 2365 685/2 190 175 1.96 1.41 3