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Technical Note: Design of glued-in rods or bars

NZS 3603 and its soon to be released replacement NZS AS 1720.1 do not contain provisions for the design
of glued-in rods or bars. Currently, reference is normally made to Chapter 29 of the Timber Design Guide
(Buchanan et al. 2007), which outlines design provisions based on testing of a limited number of locally available
glues and epoxies.

Europe require the design of glued-in rods or bars to be carried out in accordance with the German National
Annex to Eurocode 5 (DIN, 2013).

The following technical note follows the current methods contained in the German National Annex to Eurocode
5 (DIN, 2013). These provisions can be considered as an alternative to Chapter 29 of the Timber Design Guide.
Formatting has been made to be consistent with DZ NZS AS 1720.1/V6.0 (here cited as NZS AS 1720.1 for clarity).
Commentary boxes are provided to explain the background of the provisions and to provide further guidance.

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