Oak fastener in timber structures: materials for normative anchorage

Project ID: TJ01000412
Funding provider: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic 
Investigator at UCEEB: Ing. Martin Hataj
Project duration: 1. 9. 2017 – 31. 12. 2019
Partner: Ústav teoretické a aplikované mechaniky AV ČR, v.v.i.,  Mendlova Univerzita v Brně

Wooden fasteners are advantageous (not only) for repairing timber structures from mechanical, functional and aesthetical point of view. The absence of normative materials for the safe design is disqualifying for them compare to steel fasteners. The aim of the project is to test statistically sufficiently large set of samples experimentally and to model the dowel behavior numerically as well. The set of valuable data will be created and serves as a material for normative anchorage of the wooden dowel. The set will include the data about load bearing capacity stiffness for the design according to the theory of the limit states in the way the Czech Standard, especially EC 5, requires it nowadays. The description of the longterm behavior in various environmental conditions will be included.