Slotted-in Steel-Plate connections for Panel Wall Elements - Experimental and Analytical Study
2012 (English)In: World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012 (WCTE 2012) / [ed] Pierre Quenneville, 2012, 451-460 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
ABSTRACT: This paper presents an experimental and analytical study of a steel plate connection for joining walls in the Masonite Flexible Building (MFB) system. These connections are used partly for splicing the wall elements and partly for tying down uplifting forces and resisting horizontal shear forces in stabilizing shear walls. The steel plates are inserted in a perimeter slot in the plyboard panel (a composite laminated wood panel) and fixed mechanically with screw fasteners. The load-bearing capacity of the slotted-in steel plate connections are determined experimentally and derived analytically for different failure modes. The test results show ductile post-peak load-slip characteristics, indicating that a plastic design method for shear walls can be applied to calculate the horizontal load-bearing capacity. The slotted-in steel plate connection concept can also be used for joining shear walls to transverse walls for tying down purposes in order to simplify the stabilization system of the building. The use of transverse walls for resisting uplifting forces introduces a three-dimensional behaviour of the wall junction and a more effective load transfer.
KEYWORDS: Slotted-in steel plate timber connections, timber wall elements, multi-storey timber building, Masonite Flexible Building system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 451-460 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86517ISBN: 978-1-62276-305-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-86517DiVA: diva2:699777
World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012 (WCTE 2012), Auckland, New Zealand 15-19 July 2012.