Modern connections in the future Eurocode 5 - overview of current developments
Paper i 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.




Eurocode 5

Design codes

dowel type fasteners


Robert Jockwer

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

Frank Brühl

Cooperative State University Mosbach

José Manuel Cabrero

Universidad de Navarra

Ulrich Hübner

Association of the Austrian Wood Industries

Ad Leijten

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Jørgen Munch-Anderssen

Aalborg University Copenhagen

Keerthi Ranasinghe

Swansea University

Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2021)


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



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