TR 10 - Calculating the Fire Resistance of Exposed Wood Members
TR 12 - General Dowel Equations for Calculating Lateral Connection Values
TR 14 - Designing for Lateral-Torsional Stability in Wood Members
TR 5 - The Wood Frame House as a Structural Unit (Legacy 1965)
TR 8 - Energy Conservation Study - A Performance Comparison of a Wood-Frame and a Masonry Structure (Legacy 1975)
TR 9 - Heat Release Rates of Construction Assemblies (Legacy 1989)
Appendix to TR9 - Fire Performance Characteristics of Protected Wood and Steel Floor-Ceiling Assemblies (Legacy 1987)
36 pages (1.41 MB PDF)
The yield limit equations specified in the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction for bolt, lag screw, wood screw, nail, spike and drift pin connections represent a mechanics-based approach for connection design. This approach, which was incorporated in the 1991 NDS, permits the designer to determine effects of member thickness, member strength, fastener size, and fastener strength on lateral connection values for the majority of connections found in wood construction. This report covers calculation of lateral values for single dowel type fastener connections using a generalized and expanded form of the NDS yield limit equations. These general dowel equations apply to NDS connection conditions, but also provide tools for the analysis of gaps between members, various fastener moment resistance configurations, fasteners through hollow members, and fasteners with tapered tips.
This course will feature techniques for designing connections for wood members utilizing AWC's 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction and Technical Report 12 - General Dowel Equations for Calculating Lateral Connection Values (TR12). Topics will include connection design philosophy and behavior, an overview of common fastener types, changes in the 2015 NDS related to cross-laminated timber, and design examples per TR12.
Upon completion of this course, participants will: