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    Author(s): Thomas M. Gorman; David E. KretschmannMarshall BegelSarah FishwildRichard ShiltsTimothy C. Nelson
    Date: 2012
    Source: In: WCTE, World Conference on timber Engineering, New Zealand, 15-19 July 2012 pp. 154-157; 2012.
    Publication Series: Full Proceedings
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    In the Western US, millions of acres of forestland have lost ecological integrity. These overstocked stands are at significant risk for disease and insect attack, and high risk for catastrophic wildfire. Finding alternative and higher value uses for material thinned from the forests can help pay for mechanical thinning. Three different types of connections for round wood members made of Douglas fir and Lodgepole pine were tested. Results showed that all three types of connections exceeded the anticipated design load. There were, however, significant differences between the ductility and deflection capacity.

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    Gorman, Thomas M.; Kretschmann, David E.; Begel, Marshall; Fishwild, Sarah; Shilts, Richard; Nelson, Timothy C. 2012. Assessing the Capacity of Three Types of Round-wood Connections. In: WCTE, World Conference on timber Engineering, New Zealand, 15-19 July 2012 pp. 154-157; 2012.


    Round-Wood Connections, Structural Screws, Bolted Connection, Gussets, Fasteners, Thinnings

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