Why is a transversal compression factor kc,90 of 1.0 assumed in the support compression design?

Answer

For concentrated loads in the vicinity of the support, it is mandatory to apply the smaller transversal compression coefficient of kc,90 according to Section 6.1.5 (4) of the Eurocode 5.

Optionally, it is possible to deactivate the support compression design in the program RX-TIMBER and to do corresponding transversal compression  reinforcements.

If the entered concentrated load is not relevant for design, the user has the additional option to assign the transversal compression factor with a user-defined assignment (Figure 3).

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