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Analytical and experimental evaluation of the capacity of the bottom rail in partially anchored timber shear walls

Caprolu, Giuseppe; Källsner, Bo; Girhammar, Ulf Arne; Vessby, Johan;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2012
  • Publisher: New Zealand Timber Design Society
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Källsner and Girhammar have developed plastic design methods for light-frame timber shear walls that can be used for determining the load-carrying capacity when the shear walls are partially anchored. For such walls, the leading stud is not fully anchored against uplift and tying down forces are developed in the sheathing-to-framing joints. Since the forces in the anchor bolts and the sheathing-to-framing joints do not act in the same vertical plane, the bottom rail will be subjected to cross-wise bending, leading to possible splitting along the bottom side of the rail. Another possible brittle failure mode is splitting along the edge of the bottom rail in line ...
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