The structural performance of traditional oak tension & scarf joints

Edward Hirst, Andrew Brett, Andrew Thomson, Peter Walker, Richard Harris

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Renewed interest in the use of green oak and similar framing techniques, coupled with the restoration of historic framed buildings, has presented many structural engineers with difficulties when analysing the structural performance and integrity of traditional carpentry connections. At the University of Bath, there have been a number of research projects to investigate the engineering behaviour of traditional timber frames [1] [2]. This paper is a study of two types of traditional joint - scarf joints and tension joints. It gives limited data on the test results and postulates failure mode as a basis for further work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: 2 Jun 20085 Jun 2008

Publication series

Name10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008


Conference10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science

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