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Composite Timber Beams
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In RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8, it is possible to consider the flexibility of the connection in the individual layers for composed timber sections. This is achieved by entering the reduction factor gamma determined using the "gamma method", for example, according to EN 1995‑1‑1 (Annex B) or DIN 1052:2008 (8.6.2).
This is demonstrated by applying this model.
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Composite timber cross-sections Flexibility Gamma method Composite beam
Considering the Joint Slip in Parametric Timber Cross-SectionsIn timber design, beams are often built from several timber elements. The individual elements can be connected with glue, nails, bolts, or dowels. A glued connection is to be assumed as rigid. In the case of dowel‑type fasteners, the joint is compliant (slip joint), and the cross‑section properties of the connected elements cannot be fully applied.