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CNC-Fabricated Dovetails for Joints of Prefabricated CLT Components

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1124
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Connections
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Robeller, Christopher
Hahn, Benjamin
Mayencour, Paul
Weinand, Yves
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
Germany
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Connections
Keywords
Prefabrication
CNC
Dovetail
Language
German
Research Status
Complete
Series
Bauingenieur
ISSN
0005-6650
Summary
The widely available automated prefabrication in timber construction companies, as well as modern CAD software with application programing interfaces, allow for the design and production of increasingly geometrically complex building components. This development also enables and demands at the same time advanced joinery techniques. Analog to the developments in timber framing, this article presents the adaptation of a traditional wood-wood joinery technique from cabinetmaking, on the casestudy of a shell structure built from curved cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. The dovetail-joints allow for a load-bearing glued joint between the CLT panels. They provide an aesthetic, visible connection and simplify the assembly through their integrated locator features.
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Effects of Climate Change on Structural Behavior of Wood to Wood Connections

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1561
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Connections
Moisture
Material
Solid-sawn Heavy Timber
Application
Beams
Columns
Author
Jeong, Gi Young
Lee, So Sun
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Solid-sawn Heavy Timber
Application
Beams
Columns
Topic
Connections
Moisture
Keywords
Moisture Content
Dovetail
Beam-to-Beam
Column-to-Column
Structural Behavior
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 1464-1471
Summary
Dovetail connections were applied for connecting column to column, and beam to beam in traditional timber framed buildings. Previous studies were mainly focused on mechanical behaviour of the connection. However, there was a lack of study on the structural behaviour of the connection under different moisture contents. The goal of this study was to analyse the effects of moisture content on swelling behaviour and structural performance of dovetail connection. Different sizes of 120×120, 180×180, 180×240 mm from larix kaempferi and pinus koraiensis were used. Dimensional changes of dovetail connection made from different species showed different trends with an increment of size. The dimensional changes of member of dovetail connection from larix kaempferi were higher than those of dovetail connection made from pinus koraiensis, whereas the dimensional changes of geometric variables of dovetail connection from pinus koraiensis were higher than those of dovetail connection made from larix kaempferi.
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RILEM TC "Reinforcement of Timber Elements in Existing Structures"

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue433
Year of Publication
2013
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Author
Tannert, Thomas
Branco, Jorge
Riggio, Mariapaola
Publisher
Scientific.net
Year of Publication
2013
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Format
Journal Article
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Fiber Reinforced Polymer
Dovetail Joints
Reinforcement
Adhesive
Self-Tapping Screws
Strength
Stiffness
Bending Stiffness
Load Bearing Capacity
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Advanced Materials Research
Summary
The paper reports on the activities of the RILEM technical committee “Reinforcement of Timber Elements in Existing Structures”. The main objective of the committee is to coordinate the efforts to improve the reinforcement practice of timber structural elements. Recent developments related to structural reinforcements can be grouped into three categories: (i) addition of new structural systems to support the existing structure; (ii) configuration of a composite system; and (iii) incorporation of elements to increase strength and stiffness. The paper specifically deals with research carried out at the Bern University of Applied Sciences Switzerland (BFH), the University of Minho Portugal (UniMinho), and the University of Trento Italy (UNITN). Research at BFH was devoted to improve the structural performance of rounded dovetail joints by means of different reinforcement methods: i) self-tapping screws, ii) adhesive layer, and iii) a combination of selftapping screws and adhesive layer. Research at UNITN targeted the use of “dry” connections for timber-to-timber composites, specifically reversible reinforcement techniques aimed at increasing the load-bearing capacity and the bending stiffness of existing timber floors. At UniMinho, double span continuous glulam slabs were strengthened with fibre-reinforced-polymers. All three examples demonstrate the improved structural performance of timber elements after reinforcing them.
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Tensile Performance of Machine-Cut Dovetail Joint with Larch Glulam

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1509
Year of Publication
2010
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Author
Park, Joo-Saeng
Hwang, Kweon-Hwan
Park, Moon-Jae
Shim, Kug-Bo
Publisher
The Korean Society of Wood Science Technology
Year of Publication
2010
Country of Publication
Korea
Format
Journal Article
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Larch
Dovetail Joints
Tensile Strength
Language
Korean
Research Status
Complete
Series
Journal of the Korean Wood Science and Technology
Summary
Members used for the Korean traditional joints have been processed by handicraft, especially with domestic red pine species. Dovetail joint is most commonly used in woodworking joinery and traditional horizontal and vertical connections. It is able to be processed much easier to cut by handicraft and machines. However, although it is processed straight forwards, it requires a high degree of accuracy to ensure a snug fit. Also, tenons and mortises must fit together with no gap between them so that the joint interlocks tightly. A few scientific studies on the dovetail joints have been conducted so far. For the effective applications of traditional joints and domestic plantation wood species, dovetail joints were assembled by larch glulam members processed by machine pre-cut. To identify the tensile properties of through dovetail joints, larch glulam with 150 150mm in cross section were prepared. Furthermore, various geometric parameters of dovetai joints such as width, length, and tenon angle, were surveyed. The ends in the mortise was cracked mainly at a low strength level in the control specimens without reinforcements. The maximum tensile strengths of reinforced specimens considering real connections such as capital joint and headpiece on a column, increasedby handicraft, especially with domestic red pine species. Dovetail joint is most commonly used in woodworking joinery and traditional horizontal and vertical connections. It is able to be processed much easier to cut by handicraft and machines. However, although it is processed straight forwards, it requires a high degree of accuracy to ensure a snug fit. Also, tenons and mortises must fit together with no gap between them so that the joint interlocks tightly. A few scientific studies on the dovetail joints have been conducted so far. For the effective applications of traditional joints and domestic plantation wood species, dovetail joints were assembled by larch glulam members processed by machine pre-cut. To identify the tensile properties of through dovetail joints, larch glulam with 150 150mm in cross section were prepared. Furthermore, various geometric parameters of dovetai joints such as width, length, and tenon angle, were surveyed. The ends in the mortise was cracked mainly at a low strength level in the control specimens without reinforcements. The maximum tensile strengths of reinforced specimens considering real connections such as capital joint and headpiece on a column, increased by two times with shear failures on the tenon than the control specimens. The maximum tensile strength was obtained in the specimen of 25 degrees, and no difference was observed in the changes of neck widths.
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