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Moment Resisting Timber Connections

Moment connection types

Beam splice

Corner connection

Beam to column connection

A few principles of connection design ‡ Keep the load path as direct as possible ‡ Connect the loaded fibres ‡ Avoid tension perpendicular to grain stresses ‡ Make use of compression load transfer as much as possible ‡ Use steel elements when tension load transfer is necessary .

Moment resisting ridge connection .

Beam splice C C T compression plate T tension plate .

Moment splices .

Beam splices embedded steel rods compression plate tension plate .

Beam splice with shear plates .

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Moment splice with embedded rods .

Corner connection .

Corner connection compression web tension web Shear can readily be transferred through bearing plates .

Corner connection Connection with shear .

Moment connection with embedded rods .

Corner connection Large moments Connection with shear Embedded rods .

Embedded rod connections .

Moment connections with embedded rods .

Corner connection ‡A less desirable connection ‡Causes tension perpendicular to grain ‡Two connections with eccentricity .

Bolted steel plate moment connections .

Sandwiched corner connection ‡A less desirable connection ‡Causes tension perpendicular to grain .

Sandwiched connection with inside riveted steel plates .

Embedded steel plate connection with dowels .

Beam to column connection Type C .

A series of complex moment connections .

Moment resistant mortise and tenon connection .

Load transfer through mortise and tenon connection .

Japanese temple connection wedge beam column .

Steel plate welded to HSS column HSS column Glulam beam Glulam rivets .