THE RESIDUAL LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY OF TIMBER JOINTS

Timber joints that have been preloaded for 2 to 8 years have been short term tested in accordance with EN 26891. The applied load levels varied between 30% and 50% of the average short term strength. The study comprised nailed, toothed-plate and split-ring joints. All joints were made of spruce and loaded in tension. The test results indicated no strength of joints with no preloading prior to testing. Actually, the results indicate a slight increase in strength. The development of the strength of the joints in time is modelled with an exponential damage equation. The parameters of the damage equations have been determined on the basis of time to failure tests on the same types of joints.

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    Delft University Press

    11 Mijnbouwplein
    Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • VAN DE KUILEN, JWG
  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 187-214
  • Serial:
    • Heron
    • Volume: 44
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Delft University of Technology
    • ISSN: 0046-7316

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00799547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CENTRUM VOOR REGELGEVING EN ONDERZOEK IN DE GROND-, WATER- EN WEGENBOUW EN DE VERKEERSTECHNIEK (CROW)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2000 12:00AM