Strengthening and repair of moment resisting timber joints with FRP composites

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Yang, J-Q, Smith, ST 2015, 'Strengthening and repair of moment resisting timber joints with FRP composites', 12th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-12) & the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Structures (APFIS-2015) Joint Conference, 14-16 December 2015, Nanjing, China.

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Moment resisting timber frames are a commonly utilised structural system. Of importance to the structural integrity of such frames is the ability of the joints to transfer moment. The frames can, however, become structurally compromised if the joint is damaged. This paper presents the details of an experimental program on externally bonded and near-surface mounted fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for the strengthening of undamaged and the repair of damaged dowel-type moment resisting timber joints. The joints are subjected to monotonic and cyclic loading to failure. Failure modes are presented as well as the joint behaviour in terms of moment-rotation hysteresis responses.