Dowel Deformations in Multi-Dowel LVL-Connections Under Moment Loading

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue583
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Author
Bader, Thomas
Schweigler, Michael
Hochreiner, Georg
Serrano, Erik
Enquist, Bertil
Dorn, Michael
Publisher
Taylor&Francis Online
Year of Publication
2015
Format
Journal Article
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Ductility
Bending Moment
Steel Dowels
Double-Shear
Steel-to-Timber
Four Point Bending Test
Research Status
Complete
Series
Wood Material Science & Engineering
Summary
The aim of the experimental study presented herein is the assessment and quantification of the behavior of individual dowels in multi-dowel connections loaded by a bending moment. For this purpose, doubleshear, steel-to-timber connections with nine steel dowels arranged in different patterns and with different dowel diameters were tested in 4-point bending. In order to achieve a ductile behavior with up to 7° relative rotation, the connections were partly reinforced with self-tapping screws. The reinforcement did not influence the global load-deformation behavior, neither for dowel diameters of 12 mm nor for 20 mm, as long as cracking was not decisive. The deformation of the individual dowels was studied by means of a non-contact deformation measurement system. Thus, the crushing deformation, i.e. the deformation at the steel plate, and the bending deformation of the dowels could be quantified. In case of 12 mm dowels, the bending deformation was larger than the crushing deformation, while it was smaller in case of 20 mm dowels. Moreover, dowels loaded parallel to the grain showed larger bending deformations than dowels loaded perpendicular to the grain. This indicates that the loading of the individual dowels in the connection differs, depending on their location.
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