Strength behaviour

Toothed-plate connectors are available in circular, square, octagonal and other shapes with sizes ranging from 38 to 165 mm. There are 11 types of connectors defined in BS EN 912, referred to as type C1, C2, etc., to C11, each type categorised by its shape, by the material used for the toothed plate and whether it is single or double sided.

Table 11.1 Main design requirements for connectors subjected to lateral loading and the associated EC5 limit states

Design or displacement effect

EC5 limit states

Lateral loading strength

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