This paper presents a study into the moment-rotation aspects of dvw (densified veneer wood) reinforced timber connections with an inter-connecting flitch plate used as middle member. Previous studies showed that reinforcing dowel-type timber connections with dvw and using expanded tube fasteners results in connections with superior structural properties regarding strength, stiffness and ductility. Drawback is the total thickness of a three-member connection. By exchanging a timber member by a much thinner steel flitch plate, the thickness can be strongly reduced. This arrangement has particular advantages as column-beam connection. This paper shows by a analytically and numerically study confirmed by experiments that the stiffness of two connections in series have the same stiffness as a single connection.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||14th AES-ATEMA International Conference on Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications - Toronto, Canada|
Duration: 5 Aug 2013 → 9 Aug 2013
|Conference||14th AES-ATEMA International Conference on Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications|
|Period||5/08/13 → 9/08/13|
- moment connection
- steel tube
Leijten, A. J. M., & Brandon, D. (2013). Advantages of dvw reinforced moment transmitting timber joints with steel flitch plates for column-beam application. 31-38. Paper presented at 14th AES-ATEMA International Conference on Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications, Toronto, Canada.