TFEC Publications

TFEC: Research Reports

Compression Testing of Traditional Timber
Matthew McGinnis, TFEC Final Report (December 2022)
6.78 MB. Published on Apr 27, 2023.

Performance Criteria for Free-Standing Timber Frames with Knee Braces
Johnn Judd, TFEC Final Report (November 2022)
15.7 MB. Published on Apr 27, 2023.

Fire Resistance of Mass Timber Structures
Timber Design Guide 2019-17
572.32 KB. Published on Aug 27, 2019.

Behavior of Traditional Timber Frame Structures Subjected to Lateral Load
5.63 MB. Published on Sep 1, 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.

Edge Spacing of Pegs in Mortise and Tenon Joints
1.26 MB. Published on Jul 18, 2016.

Moment Resistance of Bolted Timber Connections with Perpendicular to Grain Reinforcements
762.52 KB. Published on Jul 18, 2016.

Load Bearing Housings
1.2 MB. Published on Jun 28, 2013.

Investigation of Through-Tenon Keys on the Tensile Strength of Mortise and Tenon Joints
6.88 MB. Published on Jun 1, 2011.

Structural Performance of Rounded Dovetail Connections
3.86 MB. Published on Apr 1, 2008.

Using Diaphragm Action for Wind Load Design of Timber Frame Structural Insulated Panel Buildings
933.05 KB. Published on Feb 1, 2004.

Structural Properties of Pegged Timber Connections as Affected by End Distance
118.86 KB. Published on Feb 1, 2003.

Demonstration of Wind Load Design for Timber Frame Structures Using Diaphragm Action
584.66 KB. Published on Jan 1, 2000.

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