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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Spk timber

Development of screw-press-bonding in timber constructions

Screw-press-bonding is an innovative joining technique, which allows realizing timber connections independently from size and location, whose potential is currently not sufficiently used due to strict restrictions. The research project aims to determine the pressure distribution in the joining area, by using a new pressure measuring system and optimize it by variation of the screw type and arrangement. For this, a finite element model will be developed to simulate the stress and geometry specific pressure distribution. The combination of the experimental and simulative investigations should lead in future to an economical way of realizing screw-press-bondings.

Duration: 2018 until 2020