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Check out the commentary. References 93, 166, 167, 163. The last one is 1991 by L.A. Soltis published by ASCE.

In the addendum there are further references dated as recent as 1998.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 6:42 AM
> To: SEAOC Listservice
> Subject: Wood Connection Question
> Dear Fellow Alpha/Beta Testers:
> Can anyone provide a reference for the "European Yield Model" 
> on which bolt 
> and nail connection requirements are supposedly based?  I can 
> find nary a 
> reference in the NDS or the Timber Construction Manual.  
> While the TCM cites 
> references to tests of connections by Thayer and others (in 
> the 1930's), 
> there is no citation of tests of the "European Yield Model."
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona