List of Contributors.
Timber Engineering - General Introduction (Sven Thelandersson).
PART ONE: BASIC PROPERTIES OF WOOD-BASED STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS.
Introduction: Wood as a Construction Material (Sven Thelandersson).
Grading of Timber with Respect to Mechanical Properties (Carl-Johan Johansson).
Structural Timber - Variability and Statistical Modelling (Tord Isaksson).
Mechanical Performance and Modelling of Glulam (Erik Serrano).
Engineered Wood Products for Structural Purposes (Frank Lam, Helmut Prion).
Fracture Perpendicular to Grain - Structural Applications (Per Johan Gustafsson).
Strength Under Long-term Loading (Preben Hoffmeyer).
Effects of Climate and Climate Variations on Strength (Alpo Ranta-Maunus).
PART TWO: DESIGN ASPECTS OF TIMBER STRUCTURES.
Introduction: Safety and Serviceability in Timber Engineering (Sven Thelandersson).
Reliability of Structures with Timber and Wood-Based Products (Ricardo O. Foschi).
Design of Structures based on Glulam, LVL and Other Solid Timber Products (Hans J. Larsen).
Short- and Long-term Deformations of Timber Structures (Annika Mårtensson).
Vibrations of Timber Floors: Serviceability Aspects (Ian Smith).
Design for Earthquake Resistance (Erol Karacabeyli and Marjan Popovski).
PART THREE: JOINTS AND STRUCTURAL ASSEMBLIES.
Introduction: Fasteners, Joints and Composite Structures (Hans J. Larsen).
Joints with Dowel-type Fasteners (Hans J. Blass).
Structural Adhesive Joints Including Glued-in Bolts (Simon Aicher).
Trusses and Joints with Punched Metal Plate Fasteners (Jacob Nielsen).
Shear Walls and Diaphragms (Helmut G.L. Prion, Frank Lam).
Composite Structures (Ario Ceccotti).