The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 93 (2015) > Issue 12 > Timber Engineering Notebook series. No. 14: Special connections using glued-in rods
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Timber Engineering Notebook series. No. 14: Special connections using glued-in rods

The Timber Engineering Notebook series concludes by examining the use of glued-in rods for timber connections. The increased use of manufactured timber, such as glued laminated timber (glulam) and laminated veneer lumber (LVL), with improved mechanical properties and the ability to produce cross-sections of almost unlimited size,has driven the timber engineering industry to come up with improved connection systems. Glued-in rods and plates have been used in the UK as a method of connecting timber since the 1970s. They offer the possibility of creating concealed connections that are capable of transferring large forces and moments with minimal slip due to their high stiffness.

Author(s): The Structural Timber Association