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 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 fastener layouts.
Design of indirect timber connections with dowel-type fasteners and steel plates according to NDS and Eurocode 5