timber beam deflection blog article

Timber beam deflectionaccording to eurocode 5

How the software check for serviceability of the structure according to the technical standards in APF WoodBeam and APF WoodTruss.

Serviceability means the structure must appear safe and comfortable to the people who use it, excessive floor deflection could worry the people in a building. APF WoodTruss and APF WoodBeam perform serviceability checks in accordance with Eurocode 5 (EN 1995-1-1:2004 + A1:2008 + A2:2014)

How calculate timber beam deflection

image article's - structural calculation software october 2018

October 2018 update

The latest update brings new features to all of our software. User feedback focused on the export of technical reports and drawings. WoodTruss and WoodBeam received some additions to the deformation checks, whilst WoodJoint has many new calculation options and verifications for the various types of joints.

News on October 2018 update's

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The Eurocodeseuropean standards for structural design

Purpose of eurocodes

In 1975, the Commission of the European Community decided on an action programme in the field of construction with the objective to eliminate technical obstacles to trade and the harmonisation of technical specifications within the member states.

For fifteen years the Commission conducted the development of the Eurocodes programme, which led to the first generation of European codes in the 1990s.

The Commission decided then to transfer the preparation and the publication of the Eurocodes to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), in order to provide them with a future status of European Standard (EN).

What are Eurocodes and how to use

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