Modern connections in the future Eurocode 5 - overview of current developments
Paper in proceeding, 2021

Within the project to review Eurocode 5 also the chapter “Connections” was redrafted and updated. The existing content in the 2004 edition of Eurocode 5 was updated regarding harmonisation, reduction of number of National Determined Parameters (NDP’s), simplification, effective material usage (positive effect on climate change) and safety. A special focus was put to the ease of use while new design rules were integrated into the chapter. New design rules for glued in rods, brittle failure modes such as row shear, shear plug and block shear as well as modern carpentry connections, and others. In this paper an overview and insight in the developments of the new chapter “Connections” in Eurocode 5 is be given.

Design codes


dowel type fasteners



Eurocode 5


Robert Jockwer

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Frank Brühl

Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University

José Manuel Cabrero

University of Navarra

Ulrich Hübner

Association of the Austrian Wood Industries

Ad Leijten

Eindhoven University of Technology

Jørgen Munch-Anderssen

Aalborg University Copenhagen

Keerthi Ranasinghe

Swansea University

World Conference on Timber Engineering 2021, WCTE 2021


World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2021)
Santiago, Chile,

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