Theoretical Lateral Resistance of Nailed Joints

by Thomas Lee Wilkinson, Engr.; Forest Prod. Lab., Forest Serv., U.S. Dept. Agr., Madison, WI,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 5, Pg. 1381-1398


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: This paper presents results of a theoretical analysis based on behavior of beams on elastic foundations and comparison with test data for deflection and proportional limit stresses of nailed joints under lateral load. A simple theoretical expression is derived which relates single shear load and joint slip for a laterally loaded, smooth round nail in a two-member wood joint. The expression accounts for nails of different sizes and materials, and for wood of different species by incorporating a foundation modulus determined from an elastic bearing constant proportional to the wood density.

Subject Headings: Lateral loads | Joints | Elastic analysis | Elastic foundations | Nailed connections | Load factors | Wood | Stress analysis

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