Volume 39, Issue 3 (May 2011)

    Fracture-Mechanical Characterization of Parquet-Adhesive-Screed Systems

    (Received 4 June 2010; accepted 2 January 2011)

    Published Online: 2011

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    Parquet-adhesives-screed-compounds are convenient systems when it comes to laying planks of wood on cementitious screeds indoors. Established testing methods for characterizing construction materials can be used to describe and evaluate these systems. This paper compares three different frequently used adhesives in terms of crack growth resistance and notch-tensile strength. The fracture-mechanical properties were determined by means of the wedge-splitting test. The results show that the wedge-splitting test shows the differences between these three adhesive systems much more clearly than the inter-laminar tensile test, as the latter is not accurate enough for characterizing material properties because of lacking information about the strain softening behavior and the fracture energy.


    Author Information:

    Jamek, M.
    Research Assistant, Material Sciences Laboratory, Institute of Building Construction and Technology E206-4, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Vienna,

    Tschegg, E. K.
    Professor, Material Sciences Laboratory, Institute of Building Construction and Technology E206-4, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Vienna,

    Stamminger, O.
    Floor and Stair Professional, Stamminger & Muhr GmbH, Kemmelbach/Ybbs,


    Stock #: JTE103199

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE103199

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    Title Fracture-Mechanical Characterization of Parquet-Adhesive-Screed Systems
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