Test Apparatus for Simulating Interactive Loads on Metal Plate Wood Connections

    Volume 19, Issue 6 (November 1991)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Wolfe, RW
    Research General Engineer, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI

    Hall, M
    Assistant Professor and Student, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

    Lyles, DA
    Assistant Professor and Student, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

    (Received 21 January 1991; accepted 8 May 1991)

    Abstract

    A method was needed to test metal plate connector joints in combined tension and bending. This required the development of special test grips as well as test and analytical procedures. This paper discusses the design and evaluation of an apparatus for testing metal plate connector joints in nominal 2 by 4 in. (standard 38 by 89 mm) lumber. This apparatus can be easily fabricated and adapted to several testing machines.


    Paper ID: JTE12604J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12604J

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    Title Test Apparatus for Simulating Interactive Loads on Metal Plate Wood Connections
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    Committee D07