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Experimental performance of mortice and tenon connections in green oak


Shanks, JD and Walker, P, Experimental performance of mortice and tenon connections in green oak, Structural Engineer, 83, (17) pp. 40-45. ISSN 1466-5123 (2005) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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The most common connection in historic green oak framing vernacular architecture is the all-timber pegged mortice and tenon joint. This paper outlines a series of tests completed to investigate the pull-out, bending and shear behaviour of the mortice and tenon joint. Initially strength and stiffness characteristics of different peg types subject to pull-out (joint tension) loading and the effect of fit tolerance on pull-out performance of mortice and tenon joints are reported. Thereafter joint moment resistance and shear capacity tests are reported and links between the pull-out performance and rotational stiffness discussed. Finally, a series of braced subframe tests are reported, to which upper-bound plasticity theory is successfully applied to predict collapse load.

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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:90551
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2014-04-10
Last Modified:2014-04-10
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