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.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||InCIEC 2013 International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia|
Duration: 22 Sep 2013 → 24 Jan 2014
|Conference||InCIEC 2013 International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference|
|Period||22/09/13 → 24/01/14|