Try the AFPA website:
They have Technical Report 12 : "General Dowel Equations for Calculating
Lateral Connection Values" online in PDF format (24 pages). It describes
the various equations upon which the NDS connection design is based.
Bill Cain, SE
From: Roger Turk [SMTP:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
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
and nail connection requirements are supposedly based? I can find
reference in the NDS or the Timber Construction Manual. While the
references to tests of connections by Thayer and others (in the
there is no citation of tests of the "European Yield Model."
A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)