Development of limit state design method for Malaysian bolted timber joints

Jumaat, M.Z. and Razali, F.M. and Rahim, A.H.A. (2008) Development of limit state design method for Malaysian bolted timber joints. In: 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008, Miyazaki.

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The existing procedure for designing bolted timber joints in Malaysia is still based on the working stress design method (WSDM), in accordance with the MS 544: Part 5:2001. Timber design standards in most developed countries presently have been revised to incorporate the limit state design method (LSDM). This paper outlines a study, which is being carried out to propose a procedure for adopting the LSDM in the next revision of the Malaysian Standard. The embedment test parallel to the grain in accordance with the BS EN 383:1993 was carried out for three bolt sizes and five species of Malaysian timbers from various densities. The results were found to be similar to the values for hardwoods that are suggested in Eurocode 5. Joint tests on double shear bolted joint parallel to the grain were also carried out to determine the ultimate capacities of the joints. The ultimate loads obtained from the experimental works were then compared to the European Yield Load (EYM).

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Additional Information: Conference code: 92343 Export Date: 6 January 2013 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Jumaat, M.Z.; Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: References: (1967) The Structural Use of Timber, British Code of Practice, CP112: 1967, , Anon, British Standard Institution, London; Code of Practice for Structural Use of Timber, MS 544: 1978, p. 1978. , Anon, Standard Industrial Research Institute Malaysia (SIRIM); Abdul Rashid, A.M., Midon, M.S., Jumaat, M.Z., Majid, W.M.W.A., Revised Malaysian code of practice for structural use of timber (2004) Proceeding of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2004), pp. 43-48. , Lahti, Finland, June 14-17; Code of Practice for Permissible Stress Design, Materials and Workmanship,BS 5268: Part 2: 1996, p. 1996. , Anon, British Standard Institution, London; (1997) Timber Structures, Part 1: Design Methods, , Anon. AS 1720.1-1997, Standards Association of Australia, The Crescent, Homebush; Chu, Y.P., Structural timber joints (1987) Malayan Forest Records No. 32, pp. 47-68. , Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Johansen, K.W., (1949) Theory of Timber Connection, pp. 243-262. , IABSE Publication No. 9, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering; Mc Lain, T.E., Thangjitnam, S., Bolted wood joint-yield model (1983) Journal of the Structural Division, 109 (8), pp. 1820-1835. , American Society of Civil Engineers; Soltis, L.A., Hubbard, F.K., Wilkinson, T.L., Bearing strength of bolted timber joints (1986) Journal of Structural Engineering, 112 (9), pp. 2141-2154. , American Society of Civil Engineers;1986; Soltis, L.A., Wilkinson, T.L., Bolted connection design (1990) General Technical Report, FPLGTR- 54, USDA Forest Service, , Forest Product Laboratory; (2001) Code of Practice for Structural Use of Timber, Part 5: Timber Joints, MS 544: Part 5: 2001, , Anon, Department of Standards Malaysia; (1993) Timber Structures-Test Methods- Determination of Embedding Strength and Foundation Values for Dowel-type Fasteners, BS en 383: 1993, , Anon,British Standard Institution, United Kingdom, England; (1997) Timber-Methods of Test, , Anon, Method 1: Moisture Content,AS/NZS 1080.1: 1997, Joint Standard Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee TM/3; (1998) Determination of Basic Working Loads for Metal Fasteners Connectors- Basic Working Loads and Characteristics Strength, AS 1649-1998, , Anon, Standard Association of Australia, Sydney; Hilson, B.O., Whale, L.R.J., Pope, D.J., Smith, I., Characteristic Properties of Nailed and Bolted Joints under Short-term Lateral Load. Part 3: Analysis and interpretation of embedment test data in terms density and related trends (1987) Journal of the Institute of Wood Science, 11 (2), pp. 65-71. , The Institute of Wood Science Limited; Rammer, D.R., Parallel-to-grain dowel-bearing strength of two Guatemalan Hardwoods (1999) Forest Product Journal, 46 (6), pp. 77-87; Sawata, K., Yasumura, M., Determination of embedding strength of wood for dowel typefasteners (2002) Journal of Wood Science, 48, pp. 138-146. , The Japan Wood Research Society; (2004) Eurocode 5: Design of Timber Structures, Part1-1:General Rules and Rules for Building, en 1995-1-1:2004(E), p. 74. , Anon, European Committee for Standardization; Smith, I., Foliente, G.C., (2004) Development of Limit States Design Method for Timber Joints with Dowel Type Fasteners. Part 1-Literature Review, , Project No. PNO2. 1908 (Part 1) FWPRDC, Victoria, Australia; Sawata, K., Yasumura, M., Estimation of yield and ultimate strengths of bolted timber joints by nonlinear analysis and yield theory (2003) Journal of Wood Science, 49, pp. 383-391. , The Japan Wood Research Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bolted timber joints, European Yield Model, Limit State Design, Bolt size, Developed countries, Double-shear, Eurocode 5, Joint test, Limit state designs, Malaysia, Malaysians, Timber design, Timber joints, Ultimate capacity, Ultimate loads, Various densities, Working stress designs, Yield load, Yield models, Bolted joints, Bolts, Design, Timber, Hardwoods.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 14 May 2013 01:29
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 07:23

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