Geometric Non-Linear Behaviour of Single Shear Bolted Joints.

Reichert, Thomas and Ridley-Ellis, Daniel (2006) Geometric Non-Linear Behaviour of Single Shear Bolted Joints. Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Portland 2006.

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Findings are presented of the first stage of an investigation of second-order effects that influence the resistance and stiffness of single shear bolted joints. These effects develop as a result of joint deformation and the rotation of all, or part, of the bolt. A two-dimensional finite element model incorporating these effects is introduced and predicted behaviour compared to laboratory test results of pre-tensioned M16 single shear joints. The model is shown to accurately predict the load-slip curve, giving better predictions of resistance than the present Eurocode design equations indicating potentially underutilised strength reserve. Furthermore, the model allows the individual components of the second order effects to be quantified separately.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Timber; Wood; Joints; Shear bolts; Resistance; Stiffness; Second-order effects; Two dimensional model; Finite element model; Laboratory tests; Evaluation; Eurocode;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 694 Wood construction & carpentry
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Item ID: 2525
Depositing User: Dr. Daniel Ridley-Ellis
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2009 10:57
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 04:49

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