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No, at this point, timber rivet design is based on an empirical approach. At some point in the future, we'll be looking at them based on the yield theory on which other dowel-type fasteners are based.


Here's a link to the Addendum for the 1997 NDS Commentary which gives more background on the timber rivet provisions (see Chapter 13):






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Subject: Re: Nail Spacing


I didn't see an Fyb associated with the rivets, only Fu was given. Is there an AF&PA publication that shows the Fyb of rivets?