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Table 1

Specimens S1 (closed) and S2 (open): the geometric parameters are defined in Figure 2. All geometric quantities are given in [m].

Sample S1 S2
Cross-section type cT Closed Open
Material of LVL plates mT BB-Q BB-Q & BB-S
Length l 3.60 3.60
Width b 2.80 2.80
Thickness of LVL plates hT 0.040 0.040
Thickness of steel plates dS 0.75 · 10−3 1.50 · 10−3
Height of steel core hS 0.155 0.155
Width steel bS1 0.110 0.110
Width steel bS2 0.170 0.170
Width steel bS3 0.040 0.040
Longitudinal upper spacing ss 0.120 0.120
Longitudinal lower spacing sn 0.090 0.090
Transversal fastener position sF1 0.010 0.010
Transversal fastener position sF2 0.103 0.103
Transversal fastener position sF3 0.050 0.050

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