Joints in timber structures – Characterization and structural design
1Lund University (Sweden), 2Linnaeus University Växjö (Sweden), 3Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Joints are highly relevant for the integrity of timber structures and strongly depend on geometrical, physical and mechanical properties of their components. This mini-symposium focuses on the experimental quantification of load-deformation characteristics of joints, which is essential in the design of timber structures, both for direct application to empirical design formulae and for verification of numerical or analytical models. The objective of the mini-symposium is to bring together scientists and engineers working in the field of joints in timber structures, including but not limited to: adhesive joints, bonded-in rods, dowel type joints, nailed joints and punched metal plate joints. The submitted contributions should refer to mainly experimental investigations containing recent developments and advances on joint types, adoption of existing joint types for new loading situations, new or extended design approaches or novel experimental methods (including evaluation methods).
This mini-symposium is organized in cooperation with the mini-symposium MS2-01 “Computational modeling of joints in timber structures”.
Submit an abstract to this mini-symposium here.