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dc.contributor.authorKochkin, Vladimir G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:45:21Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:45:21Z
dc.date.issued2000-09-08en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09132000-16230040en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35038
dc.description.abstractThe concept of a ready-to-assemble kit fabricated in a factory and delivered to the customer is well known and commonly used by the furniture industry. In wood construction, the lack of a simple and reliable method of assembling the frame members creates a barrier to wide acceptance of prefabricated kit structures. This thesis focuses on a novel technology of assembling structural components of a wood frame using a metal nail plate connector (NPC). This technology was referred to as a ready-to-assemble (RTA) wood framing system. The RTA system simplifies the framing process and allows for rapid erection of a wood structural frame by a small nonprofessional crew. A 16 x 24 foot RTA building was constructed to demonstrate the feasibility of the RTA system concept. An effective assembly sequence was proposed and successfully implemented. The design procedure for the RTA buildings was presented. The lateral load path for the RTA building includes diaphragms and shear walls. The contribution of the RTA frame can be ignored from the lateral load analysis. This conclusion was validated for the diaphragms with aspect ratios up to 4:1. The finite element method was used to model the RTA structures. The models incorporated semi-rigid behavior of the NPC. An analytical model was developed to predict the nonlinear moment-rotation relationship of the NPC. The proposed model showed a good agreement (R2=0.98) with the experimental data. Tests were conducted to measure the load-drift response of the RTA shear walls.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectsimplified wood constructionen_US
dc.subjectdowelen_US
dc.subjecttimber frame jointsen_US
dc.titleAnalysis and Testing of a Ready-to-Assemble Wood Framing Systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWood Science and Forest Productsen_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.disciplineWood Science and Forest Productsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairLoferski, Joseph R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPlatt, R. Terryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWoeste, Frank E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDolan, James Danielen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09132000-16230040/en_US
dc.date.sdate2000-09-13en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-09-15
dc.date.adate2000-09-15en_US


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