Limit state design: Worked example: Design for tension

Limit state design: Worked example: Design for tension

Date Published

18 August 2022

Document Type




Eurocode 5, in clauses 6.1.2, 6.1.3 and also clause 8.1.4 gives guidance on the verifications required for design for tension parallel and tension perpendicular to the grain. Following is a detailed discussion on each one of these clauses with explanations on how to calculate or obtain the parameters required.

Key Information

Design for tension parallel and perpendicular to grain is looked at with all design parameters explained. Design to prevent splitting conditions that can arise in connections with significant force components perpendicular to grain is also explained.

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