RF-/JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

Dlubal Webinar: Analyzing Timber Connections in RFEM and RSTAB

Newsletter

Receive regular information about news, useful tips, scheduled events, special offers, and vouchers at least once a month.

Design of Indirect Timber Connections

The RF-/JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber add‑on module designs joints where timber members are indirectly connected to each other by means of steel plates. The following dowel-type fasteners are available: dowels, bolts, nails, and screws. The design is performed according to:

  •  EN 1995‑1‑1 (including National Annexes)
  •  ANSI/AWC NDS‑2015
    • Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)
    • Allowable Stress Design

  1. Features

    • Design of hinged, bending resistant, and semi-rigid connections
    • Definition of up to 5 steel plates slotted in timber beams
    • Up to 8 members connected to one node
    • Thickness of steel plate of 5 mm – 40 mm
    • Dowel diameter of 6 mm – 30 mm
    • Automatic check of the minimum distance between dowels
    • Optional free definition of dowel distances
    • Definition of asymmetric dowel layouts (any polygonal chain, for example)
    • Graphical visualization of joints in the add-on module and RFEM/RSTAB
    • All required steel and timber designs including reduction of cross‑section values
    • Design of transversal tension reinforcement according to EN 1995‑1‑1
    • Export of member eccentricities to RFEM/RSTAB to be considered in the determination of internal forces
    • Dowel length optionally shorter than cross-section width (for wooden plugs)
  2. 1.1 General Data

    Input

    First, it is necessary to select the joint type, design standard, and steel plate and dowel material. For design according to EC 5, you can select the SFS intec dowel system WS‑T. In this case, the corresponding material is preset in compliance with the technical approval of the manufacturer.

    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 dowel group settings.

  3. Detailed settings for design

    Design

    After the calculation, the RF‑/JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber add‑on module lists joint stiffnesses of all individual members, among other things. The following design results are displayed:

    • Check of minimum spacing between dowels
    • Load carrying capacity of single dowel
    • Steel plates (bearing resistance and stress according to EC 3 and AISC)
    • Stress analysis with reduced timber cross‑section
    • Block shear failure
    • Total load carrying capacity (including stiffness determination, transversal tension design according to EC 5, and others)
  4. Results shown in tables

    Results

    At first, the governing joint designs are arranged in groups and displayed with the basic geometry of the joint in the first result window. In the other result windows, you can see all fundamental design details.

    Dimensions and material properties important for the connection construction are displayed immediately and can be printed directly or exported to a DXF file. It is possible to visualize the connections in RF‑/JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber or in the RFEM/RSTAB model.

    All graphics can be included in the RFEM/RSTAB printout report or printed directly. Result graphics to scale provide the option of an optimal visual check right from the design phase.

Contact us

Contattaci

Do you have any questions about our products? Do you need advice for your current project? 
Contact us or find various suggested solutions and useful tips on our FAQ page.

+49 9673 9203 0

info@dlubal.com

Price (VAT excl.)

Price
850.00 USD

Price is only valid for the software usage in United States.

RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

RFEM Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052

RSTAB Timber Structures
TIMBER Pro 8.xx

Add-on Module

Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
STEEL EC3 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
STEEL 8.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel members

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL EC3 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

RFEM Other
RF-LAMINATE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Deflection analysis and stress design of laminate and sandwich surfaces

RSTAB Other
RSBUCK 8.xx

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)

RSTAB Connections
FRAME-JOINT Pro 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of rigid bolted frame joints according to Eurocode 3 or DIN 18800

RFEM Concrete Structures
EC2 for RFEM 5.xx

Module Extension for RFEM

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the Eurocode 2 design