Behavior of Statically Determinate and Indeterminate Rafters
1.24 MB. Published on Aug 29, 2018.
Effect of Moisture Content on Bending Strength of Timber
244.47 KB. Published on May 14, 2018.
CLT Master Spec - April 19, 2018
22.02 KB. Published on Apr 19, 2018.
Keyed Through Tenon (KTT) Joints – Structural Design Guide
265.67 KB. Published on Aug 17, 2017.
Measuring the Bending Yield Strength of Timber Frame Pegs
The design of traditional timber frame connections relies heavily on the use of wood pegs to resist shear forces. Wood pegs differ from the metal fasteners traditionally used in the National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS) by having lower strength and stiffness properties and including a fifth yield mode in the design equations (TFEC 2010, AWC 2015). An interesting advantage of the lower strength of pegs is the ability to reduce the spacing requirements used for steel fasteners. One of the key properties in the design of wood peg connections is the dowel bending yield strength, Fyb. This term is present in both Mode III and IV yield limit equations in the NDS.
994.33 KB. Published on Feb 3, 2017.
TFEC Executive Meeting Minutes - December 2016
60.42 KB. Published on Jan 8, 2017.