Kinetics of mechanical connections in wood structures
Tutor / director / evaluatorSvensson, Staffan
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
As a part of the process of renovation of Eurocode-5, a study on the variables affecting the load bearing capacity and the kinetics of mechanical connections is conducted together with an investigation on the influence of the fiber direction in the embedment strength of wood. Experiments and numerical models are made and a complementary identification of the failure mode is realized. The large amount of variables and cross-correlations affecting the load bearing capacity of the connections as well as the complex effect of the grain direction on the embedment strength of wood, makes indispensable the further study in both subjects. This report provides useful information to help defining future needed experiments.
SubjectsStructural design, Wooden-frame buildings, Materials -- Mechanical properties, Disseny d'estructures, Construccions de fusta, Materials -- Propietats mecàniques
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