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Fully overlapping nailed joints with steel gussets in timber structures.

Porteous, Alexander and Kermani, Abdy (2005) Fully overlapping nailed joints with steel gussets in timber structures. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 131 (5). pp. 806-815. ISSN 0733 9445

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This paper presents an experimental investigation into the translational behavior of timber joints formed with steel gusset plates and connected by fully overlapping nails. Over 1,200 joints have been tested and their load – displacement characteristics studied, incorporating all of the factors that have influence on the strength and stiffness behavior of the joints. Using an empirical approach, a load – displacement model enveloping all displacement states up to failure is developed. The model incorporating characteristic properties is compared with the behavior of equivalent joints designed in accordance with Eurocode 5 rules. The comparison gives variable results and raises questions over the validity of the function being proposed in the code to allow for the effect of nail row spacing on joint strength.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0733 9445
Electronic ISSN: 1943-541X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Timber construction; Wood structures; Connections; Joints; Nails; Load tests; Load-displacement model;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 620 Engineering & allied operations
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Item ID: 1955
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2008 10:06
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 13:39
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1955

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