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Quasi-non-linear fracture mechanics analysis of splitting failure in moment-resisting dowel joints

Abstract

This article addresses the splitting failure of moment-resisting dowel-type fastener joints, in which the failure may be attributed to the perpendicular-to-grain loading of one single dowel located close to the end of a beam. A quasi-non-linear fracture mechanics model based on beam on elastic foundation theory is applied. A simple approximation suitable for practical design is also proposed. Model predictions of the influence of edge distances and end distances are compared with test results.

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Jensen, J. Quasi-non-linear fracture mechanics analysis of splitting failure in moment-resisting dowel joints. J Wood Sci 51, 583–588 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10086-005-0706-y

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Key words

  • Moment-resisting dowel joints
  • Perpendicular-to-grain load
  • Splitting
  • Quasi-non-linear fracture mechanics
  • Beam on elastic foundation