STATIC AND REPEATED-LOAD STRENGTH OF BOLTED TIMBER JOINTS

A description and the results of an investigation conducted to determine the relative static and repeated-load strength of bolted timber joints as ordinarily used to fasten the sway bracing to the piles or caps in timber pile trestle construction is given. Full-size timbers are included in the investigation. Test machines and test specimens are described. Results of static tests and repeated-load tests are tabulated. For each size of sway brace, each species and whether treated or untreated, the family of curves shown indicates that the repeated-load strength decreases as the number of load cycles increases. Higher repeated-load strengths are obtained with 4 inch sway braces than with 3 inch sway braces using the same size of bolts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1960

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 79-134
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 61
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM