Numerical Simulations of the Loading Process of Dowel-Type Timber Connections
2012 (English)In: CD-ROM Proceedings of the 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2012) / [ed] J. Eberhardsteiner, H. J. Böhm, F. G. Rammerstorfer, Vienna University of Technology , 2012Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
In order to maximize utilization, numerical simulations are gaining importance in the design of timber structures. Dowel-type steel-to-timber connections are commonly used for a wide variety of loads. The current design generation, namely the Eurocode (EC)5 , is based on empirical tests, and lacks in many aspects a stringent mechanical foundation. The optimization of connections plays an important role for the competitiveness of timber structures, which is often restricted due to the inabilityof the design concepts to capture the large variety of fields of applications. The mechanical behavior of these types of connections is mainly driven by stiffness differences between the steel dowel and the wood part, whereby the strength properties of the materials and the geometric layout of the connection considerable affect the connection’s stiffness and strength.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vienna University of Technology , 2012.
timber engineering, dowel-type connection, ductile and brittle failure modes
Research subject Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Civil engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-41484ISBN: 978-3-9502481-9-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-41484DiVA: diva2:799397
6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2012)