Beam column connections for multi-storey timber buildings
Thesis DisciplineCivil Engineering
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Engineering
This report concerns the testing of 8 connections constructed using steel dowels epoxy bonded into glulam timber. Tests were conducted under simulated seismic loads. Three different types of connection were tested; epoxied steel dowels only, epoxied threaded rods embedded into the members and bolted to the joint made from a prefabricated steel hub and thirdly, epoxied threaded rods embedded into the members but bolted to two steel side brackets, one each side of the column. Two types of bar were used: mild steel deformed reinforcing bars and high strength threaded rods. Several different arrangements of bars within the joint were examined; two different sizes of deformed bars and two different epoxy types were also used. Several connections exhibited excellent ductile behaviour and could be designed using a capacity design procedure.