This course introduces advanced topics in timber design to Eurocode 5, including fasteners and connectors.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Design basic and more intricate timber connections to Eurocode 5
- Appreciate the fracture mechanics aspects of wood behaviour and scientific research behind certain clauses of Eurocode 5
- Appreciate the use of dowel type fasteners and contemporary connectors for practical applications
- Use the connections chapter of Eurocode 5 for practical design situations
Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe is the Principal Structural Engineer & Eurocodes Consultant for Exova BM TRADA, representing TRADA on the British Standards Institution (BSI) committees B/525/5 (Timber), B/525/1 (Actions) and B/525/-/32 (Fire). Keerthi is also the UK representative on several working groups of the European Committee for Standardization, as well as being a member of its two technical bodies.
Keerthi is also the author of the Eurocode 5 version of the popular TRADA publication Span Tables, is the expert behind TRADA’s Eurocode 5 online software suite, and is the expert commentator on BSI’s Eurocodes online initiative.
Before joining TRADA, Keerthi worked as a university senior lecturer, practised as a structural engineer in London, and was a visiting lecturer at Surrey University.
Graduate to very senior and managing engineers.
Familiarity with timber engineering may be beneficial. Participation at the Eurocode 5: The Essentials of Timber Design course may also be advantageous.
Eurocode 5: Essentials of Timber Design is being run in Sheffield on the previous day, 26 June 2018 – a discount is available if both courses are booked together.