Fracture Analysis of Bolted Timber Connections

by Ian Smith, Univ of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada,
Lin J. Hu, Univ of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII

Abstract:

Application of fracture mechanics concepts to splice connections where bolts load timber members perpendicular to the grain is discussed. Attention is given to prediction of the load level at which cracks nucleate on the circumference of a bolt hole, and the load level at which the cracks grow in an unstable fashion.



Subject Headings: Cracking | Failure analysis | Bolted connections | Failure loads | Finite element method | Grain (material) | Fastening | Material failures

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