Accession Number:

ADA142035

Title:

Longtime Performance of Trussed Rafters with Different Connection Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE