The potential of timber-concrete composite construction is well known and proven. The methods of achieving composite behaviour have been significantly influenced by steel-concrete detailing with mechanical connectors such as nails, spikes, bolts, dowels and similar being used. Glued blocks and cut notches have also been used. The investigation reported in this paper explores the achievement of composite action by embedment of the beam prepared with small scale "dimples" into the timber, completely eliminating steel connectors. This achieved enhanced structural performance, and hence the term "Concrete Enhanced Timber" CET.
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