Screwed-in shear connectors are the most effective way of creating a statically active timber-concrete composite system. However, their number must be accurately calculated.
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The illustration shows the Elascon SFix shear connectors.
The Key Element of a Timber-Concrete composite system: the shear connector
As a major part of work planning, the number of timber-concrete-composite screws (screwed-in shear connectors) needs to be calculated and the optimum position established. The illustration shows the »Elascon S Fix«-shear connector officially licensed by the competent authorities. This design is the strongest screw connector of its kind.
A supporting structure that resembles timber framework
The graphic illustrates the functioning of the Timber-Concrete Composite System bolts. The diagonal bolting of the timber beams prevents any relative displacement of the concrete and the timbers relative to one another, once the concrete has set. In this manner a ceiling with high load-bearing capacity and great stiffness is obtained without the needs for further support.