Metal Truss Plates: Less than Full-Depth Penetration and Shear Buckling

by Keith F. Faherty, (F.ASCE), Marquette Univ, Milwaukee, United States,
Gerri L. Peot nee Kocher, Marquette Univ, Milwaukee, United States,
Matthew J. Mazza, Marquette Univ, Milwaukee, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


This paper presents the results of two experimental studies on metal truss plates which are used to join members of wood trusses. The first study investigated the effect that less than full tooth penetration has on the behavior of metal truss plates. A series of tension and shear tests were conducted on specimens with partial and full tooth penetration. The purpose of the second study was to investigate the shear buckling behavior of truss plates which may occur when a significant part of the truss plate is not in direct contant with wood truss members. This frequently occurs in parallel chord floor and roof trusses.

Subject Headings: Trusses | Plates | Metals (material) | Buckling | Shear tests | Shear stress | Wood floors | Wood and wood products

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