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Using a Single Steel Pipe to Connect a Wood Post to Concrete

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2011 Louisville, Kentucky, August 7-10, 2011  1110892.(doi:10.13031/2013.37356)
Authors:   David Roy Bohnhoff, Aaron Robert Bohnhoff, Andrew Jordan Holstein
Keywords:   Post-Frame Building, Concrete Piers, Mechanical Connections, Post, Pole, Green Building

Laboratory test results are reported along with details of an ongoing field study involving the use of steel pipe to connect wood posts to concrete. The primary goal of this research is the development of a moment-resisting, concrete-to-wood connection that enables non-preservative treated structural wood posts to be left completely exposed to outdoor environments. Utilized in this study were untreated glulam posts, black locust poles, and 125- and 150-mm diameter, high-strength precast concrete piers with protruding 73mm diameter structural steel pipes.

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