WG 3 : Connections

The most important Task within this Working Group 3 (Connections) is the collection and harmonization of methods and Parameters to dertermine the load-carrying of dowel-type fasteners. The aim is to arrive at universal methods and Parameters that are applicable to all types of dowel-type fasteners. So far, methods and Parameters to determine the load-carrying capacity (in shear and in axial direction) differ according to the type of dowel-type fastener used, in many cases also according to the specific product used. As the fundamental scientific knowledge of the behaviour of dowl-type fasteners in solid timber is principally established, the focus of this Working Group 3 will be associated with the following aspects :

  • Design: Improvement of existing calculation models allowing for a simple comparison between different types of fasteners; incorporation of group effects;
  • Application of common types of fasteners in wood-based products, including Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL);
  • Performance criteria: consolidation of knowledge on stiffness, capacity near maximum and ductility of connections, as required for evaluating resistance to earthquake;
  • Testing: harmonization and improvement of test configurations, test procedures and analysis to derive the abovementioned properties of interest.

WG3 Leaders : Dr. Joergen MUNCH-ANDERSEN (DK)   /  Dr. Carmen SANDHAAS (DE)

Fact Sheets of WG3 Members (as of Oct 11, 2018)

COST Action FP1402 - "Final Conference in Munich" (September 13-14, 2018)

COST Action FP1402 - 7th Workshop "Experts Meeting" in Helsinki (March 15-16, 2018)

COST Action FP1402 - WG3 Intermediate Meeting in Epinal (December 4-5, 2017)

WG3 held their intermediate meeting on December 4-5 in Epinal, FRANCE. Members attending were : Jean-Francois Bocquet (LERMAB Epinal), Thomas Bader (Linneaus University), Michael Schweigler (TU Wien), Carmen Sandhaas (KIT), Romain Lemaitre (LERMAB Epinal) and Sabine Przybilla (KIT).
The agenda and minutes of the meeting can be found below:

- Agenda of the WG3 Intermediate Meeting in Epinal 
- Minutes of the WG3 Intermediate Meeting in Epinal

COST Action FP1402 - 6th Workshop Meeting in Graz (September 14-15, 2017)

COST Action FP1402 - 5th Workshop "Experts Meeting" in Zagreb (March 30-31, 2017)

Documents from WG3 in Zagreb Presentations from WG2 in Zagreb

WG3 - Agenda

WG3 - Minutes (Incl. Attendance List)

WG3-032 Working Plan of WG3

COST Action FP1402 - 3rd Workshop in Stockholm (March 11, 2016)

COST Action FP1402 - 1st Workshop "Kick Off Meeting" in Karlsruhe (March 12-13, 2015)

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