Timber Design for the Civil and Structural PE Exams / Edition 7

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Timber Design for the Civil and Structural PE Exams is a comprehensive study guide that uses the inductive teaching method to help readers apply the ASD/LRFD national Design Specifications to realistic problem scenarios, and understand the design theories the solving methods are based on. Design examples and scenario-based practice problems will help you apply what you learn, whether you are preparing for the Civil PE or Structural Engineering (SE) exams, are a student in a timber design course, or are a practicing engineer.

Prepare to Pass the Civil PE and SE Exams

  • Provides an overview of timber-related codes and standards, including how to use NDS 2005 specifications
  • Lists the most-used NDS equations, figures, and tables for easy access
  • Cross-references solution steps to NDS sections
  • Solves problems using both Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Allowable Stress Design (ASD) timber design methods
  • Features 40 design examples and 6 scenario-based practice problems with step-by-step solutions

Topics Covered

  • Structural and Physical Properties of Wood
  • Mechanical Properties of Lumber
  • Lumber Size Categories and Allowable Design Stress
  • Beam Design: Sawn Lumber of Wood and Glued Laminated Timber
  • Axial Members
  • Combined Bending and Axial Loading
  • Mechanical Connections
  • Nails, Spikes, and Bolts
  • Lag Screws and Wood Screws
  • Split Rings and Shear Plates
  • Plywood and Nonplywood Structural Panels
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591261766
  • Publisher: Professional Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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