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dc.contributor.authorAlbright, Dustin Grahamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:42:40Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:42:40Z
dc.date.issued2006-04-24en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08032006-173242en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34324
dc.description.abstractMuch previous experimentation related to wood structures has employed monotonic loading to replicate static situations. However, instances of natural hazards have raised interest in the response of structural connections to dynamic loads. This increased interest led the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE) to develop a testing protocol for reverse-cyclic loading, which involves cycling loads through zero in order to test specimens in both tension and compression. With the CUREE testing protocol in place, recent research has been devoted to understanding the effects of reverse-cyclic loading on multiple-fastener connections. Experimentation by Heine (2001), Anderson (2002), Billings (2004) and others contributed to a better understanding of bolted connection behavior under reverse-cyclic loading. However, some questions remained. Billings was unable to consistently produce yield modes III and IV, meaning that her suggested bolt spacing of seven times the bolt diameter (7D) could not be applied to connections subject to these yield modes without further testing. In addition, the work of Anderson and Billings raised questions regarding the proper measurement of bending yield strength in bolts and the relationship between the bending yield strength and the tensile yield strength. These topics are each addressed by this project and thesis report. Results of the connection testing presented in this report can be used in conjunction with the work of Anderson and Billings to critically evaluate the 4D between-bolt spacing recommended by the National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction (AF&PA, 2001). Results of the bolt testing provide a supplement to the search for a reliable method for the measurement of bending yield strength in bolts.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartfront.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartappendices.pdfen_US
dc.relation.hasparttext.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartVita.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectreverse-cyclic loadingen_US
dc.subjecttimber connectionsen_US
dc.subjectsingle-shearen_US
dc.subjectbolt spacingen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Bolt Spacing on the Performance of Single-Shear Timber Connections Under Reverse-Cyclic Loadingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPlaut, Raymond H.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08032006-173242/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairCousins, Thomas E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairLoferski, Joseph R.en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-08-03en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-08-15
dc.date.adate2006-08-15en_US


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