Experimental analysis of brittle failure in Timber-to-steel connections with small diameter fasteners loaded parallel-to-grain
M, Yurrita. J, Cabero. J, Blaß.
Timber joints with steel fasteners are among the most used in timber construction. When the load carrying capacity of the connection is reached, either a ductile (yielding of the fastener and embedment in the timber) or a brittle (crack of the wood) failure mode may occur.