RF-/JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber | Input
First, it is necessary to select the joint type, design standard, and steel plate and dowel material. For design according to ANSI/AWC - NDS 2015, you can select the design method ASD (Allowable Stress Design) or LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design).
The connected members are imported from the RFEM/RSTAB model. The module automatically checks if all geometric conditions are fulfilled. Alternatively, you can define the connection manually.
Also the loads are imported automatically from RFEM/RSTAB or entered manually in the case of user-defined connection definition. The Geometry window includes steel plate dimensions and fastener layouts.
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Design of indirect timber connections with dowel-type fasteners and steel plates according to NDS and Eurocode 5