Is anyone aware of any documentation that discusses limitations on the number of dowel fasteners in a given fastener row? Intuitively, there has to be a practical distance by which the fasteners become increasingly ineffective at sharing the force along the row. Of course, there are ways to avoid having to be concerned with this. It is a bit more of a theoretical question in order to prove a point that someone else's splice connection was not only inadequate but impractical. Thus, it would be nice to have a solid reference.
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