Duration of load effects on the splitting behaviour of timber loaded perpendicular to the grain by dowel-type connections

J.C.M. Schoenmakers, A.J.M. Jorissen, A.J.M. Leijten

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Abstract

The duration of load (DOL) effects of timber, and mainly the time-to-failure (TTF), are investigated numerous times in the past, and are now fairly well understood. The time-to-failure of connections is investigated mainly for joints parallel to the grain. Comparison of these connections and timber shows a rather similar TTF behaviour. Only a limited number of investigations are known that address the TTF effects of timber loaded perpendicular to the grain by connections with dowel-type fasteners, where splitting cracks are the primary cause of failure. From this it follows that the timeto-failure behaviour is more severe for these types of connections. The same applies for variations in temperature and relative humidity of the test environment. This paper describes duration of load tests on the splitting strength of timber loaded perpendicular to the grain by dowel-type connections, where the connections have introduced high stress levels since late 2006.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2008), Miyazaki Japan, June 2008
Pages1-8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2008) - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: 2 Jun 20085 Jun 2008
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2008)
Abbreviated titleWCTE 2008
CountryJapan
CityMiyazaki
Period2/06/085/06/08
OtherThe 10th world conference on Timber

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    Schoenmakers, J. C. M., Jorissen, A. J. M., & Leijten, A. J. M. (2008). Duration of load effects on the splitting behaviour of timber loaded perpendicular to the grain by dowel-type connections. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2008), Miyazaki Japan, June 2008 (pp. 1-8)