Design of Bolted Connections: A Comparison of a Proposal and Various Existing Standards

Pierre Quenneville, Professor of Timber Design, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

The design of bolted connection in most international design standards is based on the computation of the resistance of assumed ductile failure modes further modified for the potential occurrence of brittle failure ones. Lately, various design proposals have been presented to cover the ductile and failure modes separately. A proposal for inclusion into the Canadian wood design standard is presented and its predictions of resistance for connection configurations that have been tested are compared to predictions using the current Canadian and European design standard for connections.

TDJ 17-2

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