Studies on the evaluation of dowel-bearing strength for the manufacture of skin timber

Gwang Chul Kim, Chun Won Kang, Junji Matsumura

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Korean prefers the post-and-beam construction with exposed very large-scale structural members to building with light wood frames, as with the 2-by-4 method of construction and pre-fabricated methods. One potential solution is the use of skin timbers. In this study, we performed experiments on with non-bored and bored small clear samples in order to determine the bearing strength of the bored specimens compared with the non-bored specimens and to determine the difference in performance between them as a function of the load direction. This study showed that when the clear small specimens were bored, their bearing strength was considerably reduced and there was a large difference in bearing strength between the parallel and perpendicular load directions. We conclude that additional research with full-sized Skin Timber is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-455
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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