Standard Test Methods for Single-Bolt Connections in Wood and Wood-Based Products
|Publication Date:||1 December 2015|
|ICS Code (Wood technology processes):||79.020|
|ICS Code (Fasteners in general):||21.060.01|
These test methods cover procedures for evaluating the strength and stiffness of single-bolt connections in wood or wood-based products when subjected to short-term static loading. These test methods serve as a basis for determining the effects of various factors on the strength and stiffness of the connection. Long-term loading and creep displacement characteristics are outside the scope of this protocol.
These test methods are intended for situations employing a smooth shank bolt with a constant diameter.
The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units in parentheses are for information only.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.