This work concerns structural and sensitivity analysis of carpentry joints used in historic wooden buildings in south-eastern Poland and western Ukraine. These are primarily sacred buildings and the types of joints characteristic for this region are saddle notch and dovetail joints. Thus, in the study the authors focus on these types of corner log joints. Numerical models of the joints are defined and finite element simulations of their statics are carried out. Moreover, a sensitivity analysis is performed in order to describe how the uncertainty of material properties including humidity of some structural members, caused during potential repairs, affect the structural behaviour of the whole connection. This represents the situation when some degraded logs are exchanged into new wood combining old, and often damp, wood with new and dry logs. A non-intrusive probabilistic approach to the sensitivity analysis is applied and regression-based Polynomial Chaos (PC) expansion method is used to propagate uncertainties.
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