A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Mechanical Properties of Sustainable Wooden Structures Reinforced with Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Kozinetc Galina, Kärki Timo, Barabanshchikov Yu, Lahtela Ville, Zotov Dmitri
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Magazine of Civil Engineering
Issue number: 8
ISSN: 2071-4726
eISSN: 2071-0305
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Open Access publication


The long-lasting materials are sustainable goal for future, which were improved with various
material combination, such as wood and basalt fibers. When materials with various nature were combined,
properties might be altered and those must be evaluated. This study investigates the effect of basalt fibers
on the wooden structure. Test materials were three various wood frames; pure, reinforced, and basalt fiber
reinforced frames. The materials were analyzed by mechanical tests and elements were modelled with
software package. In mechanical test, the strength value of pure and reinforced wooden structures ranging
from 5.2 to 11.2 kN with a 19–25 mm deformation. The strength and deformation of basalt reinforced frames
varied between 12.0-18.6 kN and 4–6 mm, correspondingly. Finite element modeling supported to the
achieved results in the mechanical tests. It is concluded that basalt fiber reinforced wooden structures are
more sustainable material from the viewpoint of material features.

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