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Strength of Glulam rivet connections under eccentric loading Karacabeyli, Erol


Theoretical and experimental studies of the strength of Glulam rivet connections under eccentric loading are presented. Two failure modes are studied: 1. Rivet yielding in bending with simultaneous bearing failure of the wood under the rivet's shank. 2. Wood failure around the rivet cluster. A finite element stress analysis of the connection is carried out, and the effects of different parameters on strength and failure modes are presented. Experimental results on full-size test specimens are used to compare tests and theoretical failure loads. Finally, a design procedure is proposed.

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