One of the outputs from Eguralt is to promote the use of timber structures. This can be achieved through the correct use of the material and the qualification of students.

In this context, a Master’s Thesis in Civil Engineering was developed at the University of Coimbra (UC), entitled “Numerical modelling and experimental evaluation of composite CLT-concrete solutions”. This work was developed by Renato Augusto (scholarship fellow within Eguralt project) under the supervision of Doctor Carlos Martins (SerQ/ UC) and Doctor João Negrão (UC) has been publicly presented on 17th February 2023, at 11:00 AM in Room SE4.2 of the Department of Civil Engineering (UC).

The Thesis is mainly focused on:

  • Experimental evaluation of CLT-concrete notched connections;
  • Promote the use of local softwoods (maritime pine) for CLT production;

Thus, it was proved that maritime pine can be considered for structural applications such as CLT. Further tests are under development like CLT-concrete bending performance with several configurations. Follow the project Eguralt for additional information.