A computational approach for the stress analysis of dowel-type connections under natural humidity conditions

Stefania Fortino, Tomi Toratti

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    Abstract

    In this paper a computational method for evaluating moisture induced stresses in timber connections is proposed. A 3D orthotropic-viscoelastic-mechanosorptive model for wood is implemented in the Umat subroutine of the FEM code Abaqus and a moisture-stress analysis is performed. Some dowel-type connections are computationally analyzed under sustained mechanical loads and natural humidity conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Computational Structural Engineering, CSE '09
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages597-603
    ISBN (Print)978-90-481-2821-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Symposium on Computational Structural Engineering, CSE '09 - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 22 Jun 200924 Jun 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Computational Structural Engineering, CSE '09
    Abbreviated titleCSE '09
    CountryChina
    CityShanghai
    Period22/06/0924/06/09

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    Keywords

    • timber connections
    • moisture transfer
    • creep
    • natural humidity
    • stress analysis
    • FEM
    • Abaqus

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    Fortino, S., & Toratti, T. (2009). A computational approach for the stress analysis of dowel-type connections under natural humidity conditions. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computational Structural Engineering, CSE '09 (pp. 597-603). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2822-8_65