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Geometric Non-Linear Behaviour of Single Shear Bolted Joints.

  Findings are presented of the first stage of an investigation of second-order effects that influence the resistance and stiffness of single shear bolted joints. These effects develop as a result of joint deformation and the rotation of all, or part, of the bolt. A two-dimensional finite element model incorporating these effects is introduced and predicted behaviour compared to laboratory test results of pre-tensioned M16 single shear joints. The model is shown to accurately predict the load-slip curve, giving better predictions of resistance than the present Eurocode design equations indicating potentially underutilised strength reserve. Furthermore, the model allows the individual components of the second order effects to be quantified separately.

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    Corvallis: Oregon State University

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    TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)


Reichert, T. & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2006). Geometric Non-Linear Behaviour of Single Shear Bolted Joints. Timber Engineering



Timber; Wood; Joints; Shear bolts; Resistance; Stiffness; Second-order effects; Two dimensional model; Finite element model; Laboratory tests; Evaluation; Eurocode;

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