Glued-in Rods

Rene Steiger, Erik Serrano, Mislav Stepinac, Vlatka Rajcic, Caoimhe O'Neill, Daniel McPolin, Robert Widmann

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    Glued-in rods (GiR) have been successfully used for both constructing new and strengthening existing timber structures. The research and development of connecting and strengthening timber structural elements with GiR has been going on since the 1980s. However, agreement regarding design criteria for these applications has not been reached. Today, some few technical approvals for specific adhesives suitable to GiR exist, but an approach for the design of connections or reinforcement with GiR has not been included in the European design code EN 1995 so far. Therefore, it is desired to gather the current state of knowledge to enable application in practice of the existing and documented knowledge and experience. This state-of-the-art review (STAR) summarises results from research done regarding connections and reinforcement with GiR. The review considers manufacturing methods, mechanisms and parameters governing the performance and strength of GiR, theoretical approaches and existing design recommendations. For GiR applied as reinforcement similar rules and requirements apply as for GiR being used as connectors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReinforcement of Timber Structures: A State-of-the-Art Report
    EditorsAnnette M. Harte, Philipp Dietsch
    PublisherShaker Verlag
    Number of pages28
    ISBN (Print)978-3-8440-3751-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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