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Load Carrying Capacity of Metal Dowel Type Connections of Timber Structures

Jozef Gocál
Published Online: 2014-12-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/cee-2014-0011


This paper deals with the load-carrying capacity calculation of laterally loaded metal dowel type connections according to Eurocode 5. It is based on analytically derived, relatively complicated mathematical relationships, and thus it can be quite laborious for practical use. The aim is to propose a possible simplification of the calculation. Due to quite a great variability of fasteners’ types and the connection arrangements, the attention is paid to the most commonly used nailed connections. There was performed quite an extensive parametric study focused on the calculation of load-carrying capacity of the simple shear and double shear plane nail connections, joining two or three timber parts of softwood or hardwood. Based on the study results, in conclusion there are presented simplifying recommendations for practical design.

Keywords: Dowel type connections; Nailed connections; Load carrying capacity; Simplifications for calculation


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Published Online: 2014-12-30

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Civil and Environmental Engineering, ISSN (Online) 1336-5835, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/cee-2014-0011.

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