Longtime Performance of Trussed Rafters with Different Connection Systems.
Forest Service research paper,
FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI
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In 1967, the Forest Products Laboratory initiated a study on the longtime performance of trussed rafters with different connection systems. The trussed rafters were loaded and exposed to sheltered outdoor conditions for 5-, 10-, and 15-year periods. After each 5-year period, one trussed rater of each connection system was evaluated in the laboratory. Strength and stiffness was compared to a control trussed rafter tested at the programs beginning. Results after 5 and 10 years have been reported previously. This paper contains the results from all three periods.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods