Analysis of Structural Behavior of Glulam Beam of 50
Metre Pedestrian Bridge Subjected Under Vertical Live
Load Based on BD37/01 Using Finite Element Software
NAME:NOR LATIFAH BINTI CHE AWANG
ID STUDENT: 2009852656
SUPERVISOR: IR MUHD SALMIZI JAAFAR
PANEL: IR MOHAMAD NASIR JON
This study is conducted by using finite element
analysis and the software used is STAAD.Pro
software version 2007. The model used in this
analysis was made up of Glulam beam which is
from timber of Merbau. The dimension of the
beam is 500 mm × 1500 mm with a length of
span is 50000 mm. Two major analysis involved
in this study which are to investigate the
structural and stress behavior of Glulam beam.
Mostly in Malaysia, the pedestrian bridges were
built from composite beam, steel beam and
reinforced concrete beam.
Glulam is used in construction of structure
such as building or bridges.
Glulam used for structural as a green concept
towards the green technology.
bridge such as
steel bridge and
To carry out an analysis for the
structural behavior of glulam beam
To study the stress effect on the
glulam beam pedestrian bridge
SCOPE OF STUDY
Glulam beam modeled by using
STAAD.Pro Software version 2007
The model supported by fixed and
pinned support and made up from
glulam timber type Merbau which is
the specific weight 780 kg/m3
The dimension of the Glulam beam
is 500 mm × 1500 mm with a length
of span is 50000 mm
Nowadays, in the world including our country
the bridge engineering field is also the popular
field among the other construction field such as
the building construction field. Hence, the
designer among the engineer to design the
bridge are the majority required these days refer
to the demanding in building the bridge.
Formulate Research Objectives
Literature Review Study
Develop Model Using STAAD.Pro
Varification of the Model
Analyze the Load on the Model
Result and Analysis of Data
The structural behavior of Glulam beam analysis were
obtained such as shear, bending moment and deflection. The
stress effect of the beam also obtained.
The behavior of the beam in the analysis most probably
depended on the condition of the loading applied.
The maximum deflection at the mid of span was meet the
requirement based on SLS from BD 37/01 condition for live
load was 166.67 mm.
The highest stress concentration also at the mid span of the
The shear behavior of the beam also shows results as expected.
Getting a better understanding and better quality of many
studies and researches had been done and have to be done in
the future will leading to improvement of its performance.
This research also can undergo a further development study
with some criteria such as by applying other material to glulam
such as carbon fiber or others nanotechnology material that will
give different result on structural behavior and stress effect.
Using other software to do the analysis of glulam beam such as
ABAQUS and others to make comparison between the
software and there might be different with STAAD.Pro
Thank you to :
Mr. Ir. Muhd Salmizi Bin Jaafar
Faculty of Civil Engineering, UiTM Shah