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Timber frame racking calculation software.

Menendez, Jesus; Hairstans, Robert; Leitch, Kenneth


Jesus Menendez


CSC has been working successfully with the University’s Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures (COCIS) to deliver a new Tedds timber racking calculation to Eurocode 5. Funded by a research grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and part of a PhD research, the University’s aim was to promote the structural use of timber, develop innovative solutions to assist with the specification of closed panel systems and to integrate these into engineering software used by commercial structural engineers. The first Tedds calculation resulting from this partnership enables racking walls to be designed in line with the “unified” approach detailed in the Provisional Draft 6693 document. Following a rigorous testing process, this EC timber racking calculation is now included within CSC’s structural calculation software, Tedds, and is also available within the free trial version. Demonstrated at the Timber Expo in Birmingham and at EcoBuild 2014 in London, COCIS continues to develop further Tedds calculations for EC5 structural design and is currently developing a number of calculations to streamline the design of a range of commonly specified connections.

Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Oct 6, 2014
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Timber frame; timber racking; Eurocode 5; calculation software; closed panel systems;
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