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dc.contributor.authorFinkenbinder, David Edwarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:45:24Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:45:24Z
dc.date.issued2007-09-04en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09142007-121840en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35055
dc.description.abstractThe research summarized by this thesis was comprised of an experimental analysis of beams loaded perpendicular to grain at midspan by a bolted double-shear laterally-loaded connection. Connection specimens were loaded monotonically until capacity was reached. Variables of consideration included the loaded edge distance of the connection main member, the span:depth ratio of the main member, and the main member material. Southern pine machine-stress-rated (MSR) lumber, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), and parallel strand lumber (PSL) were the three material types included in the program. Experimental results were compared with theoretical predictions from three models: the yield theory-based general dowel equations, which are currently the standard for laterally-loaded connection design in the U.S., and two models based upon fracture mechanics. All material property inputs required by the three models, were measured in the experimental program of this research and used to produce theoretical predictions. Comparisons were also made with respect to design values in the form of calculated factors of safety, over-strengths, and design factors of safety. Test results and observed trends are provided for all connection and material property tests. Notable trends included failure by splitting for all connections at low loaded edge distances, and variable span:depth ratios generally having a negligible effect on both connection and model performance. In most cases, the general dowel equations were more accurate than the two fracture models, however it should be noted that all three models over-predicted connection capacity at low loaded edge distances.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartFinkenbinderMSThesis.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.subjectParallel Strand Lumberen_US
dc.subjectLaminated Veneer Lumberen_US
dc.subjectCapacityen_US
dc.subjectMonotonic Loadingen_US
dc.subjectWood Connectionsen_US
dc.titleAn Experimental Investigation of Structural Composite Lumber Loaded by a Dowel in Perpendicular to Grain Orientation at Yield and Capacityen_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.committeememberLoferski, Joseph R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThangjitham, Suroten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09142007-121840/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairHindman, Daniel P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairEasterling, William Samuelen_US
dc.date.sdate2007-09-14en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-10-25
dc.date.adate2007-10-25en_US


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