Glued Connections in Timber Structures
Book chapter, 2019

As a naturally grown material, the dimensions of structural timber exhibit certain limitations. In order also to use timber for larger structures and wider spans, different techniques have been developed to overcome these limitations. The development of adhesive offered new possibilities for timber structures.

In this contribution, the structural behavior of glued connections is introduced briefly. Different types of glued connections currently used in practice are summarized and discussed. Their potential with respect to future applications will be evaluated and new and innovative solutions will be presented. The contribution is limited to structural adhesive joints used to transfer loads in a defined area usually between two members.

Connections

Joints

Adhesive

Glueing

Timber

Author

Gerhard Fink

Aalto University

Robert Jockwer

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Rethinking Wood: Future Dimensions of Timber Assembly

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Subject Categories

Architectural Engineering

Construction Management

Other Civil Engineering

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8/18/2021