Prefabricated Wood Composite I-Beams: A Literature Review

Robert J. Leichti, Robert H. Falk, Theodore L. Laufenberg

Abstract


This paper reviews the available literature on the state of the art of prefabricated wood composite I-beams. The results of analytical and experimental investigations illustrate the effects of materials, joint, geometry, and environment on the short- and long-term performance of I-beams.

Keywords


I-joist;I-beams;prefabricated I-beam;composite I-beam;structural component;composite wood assemblies;ply-web beam

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