Experimental investigation of bonding behavior of anchoraged timber-to-timber joint

Ghoroubi R., Mercimek Ö. , Sakin S., Anıl Ö.

Archives Of Civil And Mechanical Engineering, vol.22, pp.1-16, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s43452-021-00328-x
  • Title of Journal : Archives Of Civil And Mechanical Engineering
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-16


The comprehensive experimental study examining the general load–displacement behavior, stress distributions and shear stress–shear-displacement behaviors in the connection area when wood structural elements are combined with adhesive or adhesive with mechanical anchorages have been found in very limited number of studies in the literature. Therefore, an experimental study was planned. In this study, the general load–displacement behavior of the timber connection regions which are connected by adhesive and mechanical anchorages together with adhesive, with varying lengths of 180, 240 and 350 mm are investigated experimentally. Besides, the effect of changing the number and location of mechanical anchorages used in the connection area on the general load–displacement behavior and shear stress–shear-displacement behavior was also investigated. Using the load–displacement graphs obtained as a result of the experimental study, a generalized material model is proposed for the shear stress–shear-displacement interfacial adhesion surface for wood–wood junction points. This material model, which is proposed for wood–wood connection points with mechanical anchors, is a model that can be useful and can be used in the analysis of structural systems containing such connections using finite element software. It is thought that the overall capacity and load–displacement behavior of structural systems containing such connection points can be calculated more realistically using the proposed interfacial material model.