Connectors and Fasteners: Research Needs and Goals

Investigation of Chamber Size for Standardized Tests of EPDM Single-Ply Roofing Systems

System Effects and Uplift Capacity of Roof Sheathing Fasteners

Roof Sheathing Uplift Resistance for Hurricanes

Probabilistic Modeling of Roof Sheathing Uplift Capacity

Hot-Spot Fatigue Design of Aluminum Joints

Ozark-Webbers Falls Fastener Failures

Fracture Analysis of Bolted Timber Connections
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...

Uplift Resistance of Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing
A test program to determine the resistance of plywood and OSB roof sheathing to uplift pressures created by wind flowing over a residential roof structure will provide valuable data to...

Evaluation of Roof Sheathing Fastening Schedules for High Wind Uplift Pressures

Testing Methods for Roof Systems

Characteristics of Mechanical Connectors for Construction of FRP Structures

Using Condition Indexes to Evaluate Local Railroad Track Networks
The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Laboratories (USACERL) have developed condition indexes for assessing track condition that apply to local railroads. Indexes were developed for the...

Experimental Investigation of Self-Tapping Fasteners for Attachment of Corrugated Cladding Panels to Pultruded Fiber-Reinforced Plastics Beams in Industrial Building Construction
This paper describes an experimental investigation of self-tapping fasteners for the attachment of corrugated fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) cladding panels to pultruded FRP beams. Although...

Anchoring—A New Generation
During the time period of NRC Bulletin 79-02, and certainly afterwards, the use and application of wedge type anchors in Nuclear Power Plants took on a new perspective. The data gathered...

Recapturing Boston's Heritage
Structural upgrading of Boston's Old State House and Faneuil Hall is part of an extensive restoration project undertaken by the National Park Service at a cost of $10.6 million...

Mechanical Fastening of Structural Wood Members—Design and Research Status
A brief overview is provided of the current mechanical fastening research base as background for a discussion of future research needs and priorities. A summary is presented of the current...

Session Report on Connections

Formulas for Wood Shear Walls
Formulas are presented for the analysis of typical wood-frame shear walls with sheathing attached by nails or other types of discrete fasteners. Formulas are derived for the sheathing...

A Comparative Study of F.R.P. Design Practices





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