A comprehensive numerical and experimental analysis of mechanical non-metallic (MNC) joints of wooden structures was performed at the Department of Structures in the Experimental Center of the Faculty of Civil Engineering VŠB-TU Ostrava . The tested joints were made of structural timber, glued laminated timber and glued laminated timber.

Experimental testing took place on top-of-the-line testing machines from LABORTECH. The measured results were processed and evaluated using the Test&Motion software from the same manufacturer. These experimental data were subsequently compared with a numerical model created in the SCIA Engineer program and with analytical calculations performed according to valid standards.

Accurate and reliable tests on testing machines from the LABORTECH company are a key element in the experimental testing of not only wooden materials, but also other building elements. This analysis confirms the importance of advanced experimental and numerical methods for the optimization and safe design of timber structures.