Spliting of timber caused by multiple connections

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

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Abstract

The models developed in the past that aim at predicting the splitting failure of timber beams loaded perpendicular to grain by connections are empirical, semi-empirical or based linear elastic fracture mechanics and consider only one connection at mid span. These models have been calibrated to these single connection mid span test. Laboratory test are presented for multiple connections. Few model attempted to explain and predict the behavior for multiple connections but they were not very successful. The model presented in this paper by Schoenmakers [6], which is based on linear elastic fracture mechanics, explains the test results with more success although it is limited to apply to two connections for the time being
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications, AES-ATEMA 2014, 11-15 August 2014, Toronto, Canada
EditorsY.M. Haddad
Place of PublicationOttawa
PublisherAdvanced Engineering Solutions
Pages33-39
ISBN (Print)978-1-927838-05-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Eventconference; Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications; 2014-08-11; 2014-08-15 -
Duration: 11 Aug 201415 Aug 2014

Conference

Conferenceconference; Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications; 2014-08-11; 2014-08-15
Period11/08/1415/08/14
OtherAdvances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications

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