Journal Published Online: 01 November 1991
Volume 19, Issue 6

Test Apparatus for Simulating Interactive Loads on Metal Plate Wood Connections



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.

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Wolfe, RW
USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
Hall, M
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Lyles, DA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Pages: 8
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE12604J