Dowel fasteners: a case for a class system?
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Keerthi Ranasinghe explains the merits of a class system for dowel type fasteners used in timber connections.
Article from Timber 2018 Industry Yearbook
The Eurocodes are a series of standards that establish common rules across the European Economic Area (EEA) for structural design using main construction materials such as concrete, steel, masonry, timber, aluminium and glass. They allow a designer to prove compliance with the requirements of the European Construction Product Regulation and...
Keerthi Ranasinghe peels back the CE mark to reveal the wealth of information for designers driven by the Construction Products Regulation.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2013
Explains the principles of serviceability limit states set out in Eurocode 0 and shows how to apply them to structural timber members, assemblies and built-up components. Explains timber-specific rules given in Eurocode 5 relating to creep and joint slip. Recommends some deflection limits and provides simple worked examples.