Journal article

Load and resistance factor design of timber joints: International practice and future direction

I Smith, G Foliente

JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2002

Abstract

International practice for load and resistance factor design (LRFD) of mechanical structural timber joints is reviewed. Attention is on design provisions in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia, those being locations where LRFD codes for wood construction exist. There are broad similarities between various codes, in that all countries adopt an element-based approach to design. Most codes base capacity design checks for joints with dowel-type fasteners on the so-called European yield model. There are a number of systematic differences in detailed implementation of LRFD concepts between countries. No country has yet used structural reliability concepts in derivation and/or calibration of de..

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