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Models for the calculation of the withdrawal capacity of self-tapping screws

Frese, Matthias; Blaß, Hans Joachim

Equations to calculate the withdrawal capacity of self-tapping screws, arranged in softwood, were determined. Based on results of 1850 withdrawal tests and by means of a regression analysis one equation for the withdrawal resistance and two further equations for the withdrawal parameter (resistance over nominal screw diameter and penetration depth) were derived. Nominal screw diameter, penetration depth and characteristic density of the softwood used are the independent variables in the equations, which are valid for an angle from 45° to 90° between the screw axis and the grain.
The equation for the withdrawal resistance delivers, also in comparison with code rules, the most favourable values. It enables, more accurately than until now, the estimation of the withdrawal resistance for wood screws with geometrical properties similar to those of the screws used for the tests. Hence, the benefit of this study is the reduction in testing, which is currently necessary for technical approvals.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Versuchsanstalt für Stahl, Holz und Steine (VAKA)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2009
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000015531
Erschienen in Proceedings of CIB-W18 Meeting, 24.-27.08.2009, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Verlag Lehrstuhl für Ingenieurholzbau und Baukonstruktionen
Seiten 42-7-3
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