2022 Volume 68 Issue 2 Pages 61-65
Clarification of the resistance mechanism of timber joints is crucial to ensure the safety of timber structures. Therefore, the resistance mechanism of timber structures has been analyzed using theoretical approaches. The mechanisms were assumed and the mechanical behavior of the joints was simulated using theoretically derived equations. The consistencies between the simulated and experimental results were confirmed to verify the validity of the assumed mechanisms. For conducting this approach, (i) modeling of deformation appearing at the local part of the timber joint, and (ii) clarifying the basic mechanics of wood become necessary. This paper summarized the above two in line with the author's works.