Stiffness modelling of non-metallic timber connections with pultruded dowels

Daniel Brandon, A Thomson, M P Ansell, Julie Bregulla, R Harris, P J Walker

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Abstract

Previous studies have shown that double shear timber connections with glass fibre reinforced polymer dowels are a viable alternative to metallic timber connections. Different models have been proposed for predicting the load capacity of the connection. A model which accurately predicts stiffness for connections of this type is, however, not yet published. This paper discusses a two dimensional linear finite element model that predicts the slip modulus of non-metallic timber connections made with pultruded dowels. The model is compared to experimental results and it is concluded that the two dimensional model is accurate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages37-49
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInCIEC 2013 International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 22 Sep 201324 Jan 2014

Conference

ConferenceInCIEC 2013 International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference
CountryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period22/09/1324/01/14

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