Timber Design covers timber fundamentals for students and professional architects and engineers, such as tension elements, flexural elements, shear and torsion, compression elements, connections, and lateral design. As part of the Architect’s Guidebooks to Structures series, it provides a comprehensive overview using both imperial and metric units of measurement. Timber Design begins with an intriguing case study and uses a range of examples and visual aids, including more than 200 figures, to illustrate key concepts. As a compact summary of fundamental ideas, it is ideal for anyone needing a quick guide to timber design.
Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. 1. Merion Friends Meetinghouse 2. Timber Fundamentals 3. Timber Tension 4. Timber Bending 5. Timber Shear 6. Timber Compression 7. Timber Trusses 8. Timber Lateral Design 9. Timber Connections Appendix 1: Section Properties Appendix 2: Timber Reference Design Values Appendix 3: Connection Reference Design Values Appendix 4: Adjustment Factors Appendix 5: Simple Design Aids Appendix 6: Beam Solutions Appendix 7: List of Units Appendix 8: List of Symbols Appendix 9: Imperial and Metric Conversion Tables Glossary. Image Credits. Bibliography. Index.
The Architect's Guidebooks to Structures series addresses key concepts in structures to help you understand and incorporate structural elements into your work. The series covers a wide range of principles, beginning with a detailed overview of structural systems, material selection and processes in Introduction to Structures; following with topics such as Concrete Design, Steel Design, Masonry Design and Timber Design to equip you with the basics to design key elements with these materials; and finishing with Special Structures Topics, presenting you with information on geotechnical considerations, retrofit, blast, cladding design, vibration and sustainability.
Designed as quick reference materials, the Architect's Guidebooks to Structures titles will provide architecture students and professionals with the key knowledge necessary to understand and design structures. Each book includes imperial and metric units, rules of thumb, clear design examples, worked problems, discussions on the practical aspects of designs, and preliminary member selection tables; all in a handy, portable size. Read more in the series blog: http://architectsguidestructures.wordpress.com/