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Lateral strength of green oak frames: physical testing and modelling


Shanks, JD and Walker, P, Lateral strength of green oak frames: physical testing and modelling, The Structural Engineer, 84, (17) pp. 34-38. ISSN 1466-5123 (2006) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Traditional green oak timber framing, connected with the all-timber pegged mortice and tenon joint, is enjoying a revival in the UK. However, innovation is restricted by a lack of design guidelines or design methods for the strength analysis of such frames. This paper presents results from tests on four full-scale green oak cross-frames with different brace arrangements and also presents a model for strength prediction. The importance of pull-out strength (peg loaded in double shear normal to its longitudinal axis) of pegged connections is highlighted and proven through frame tests. Influence of tensile kneebracing on frame behaviour is confirmed by the physical testing.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:timber, pegs, dowels, carpentry
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Engineering practice and education
Research Field:Engineering design
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction materials performance and processes
Objective Field:Timber materials
UTAS Author:Shanks, JD (Dr Jon Shanks)
ID Code:90550
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2014-04-10
Last Modified:2014-04-10

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