v_{Ed,II} | [kN/m] | Acting shear force parallel to the joint |

v_{Rd,II} | [kN/m] | Design shear resistance parallel to the joint |

v_{Ed,┴} | [kN/m] | Acting shear force right-angled to the joint |

v_{Rd,┴} | [kN/m] | Design shear resistance right-angled to the joint |

v_{Rd,┴}* | [kN/m] | Design shear resistance right-angled to the joint (reduced) |

z_{Ed,N} | [kN/m] | Acting "external" tensile force |

∑z_{Ed} | [kN/m] | Total amount of acting tensile forces |

z_{Rd} | [kN/m] | Design resistance value of the tensile force |

Z_{Rd} | [kN] | Design resistance value of the tensile force per loop |

n_{min} | [-] | Minimum number of loops required |

n_{max} | [-] | Maximum number of loop pairs |

n | [1/m] | Number of loop pairs per metre; n = 4 loop pairs / metre |