Internation Network on Timber Engineering Research 2023
The objectives of this paper are to:
(i) give an overview on how FE models are being addressed in the 2nd generation Eurocodes;
(ii) assess the needs of timber engineering practice and show preliminary results of a survey on the use of FE models in the design of timber structures;
(iii) present methods on how FE based design could be integrated in the safety concept of the Eurocodes;
(iv) show two examples of advanced use of FE analyses for structural design (Beam-on-Foundation models and design of beams with holes); and finally,
(v) stimulate the discussions in the Working Group 11 Finite Element Based Design within the European standardisation Sub-Committee CEN/TC250/SC5 Eurocode 5.