Synopses & Reviews
Solid, Accessible Coverage of the Basics of Wood Structure Design This invaluable guide provides a complete and practical introduction to the design of wood structures for buildings. Written to be easily understood by readers with limited experience in engineering mechanics, structural analysis, or advanced mathematics, the book includes:
- A comprehensive review of structural properties, including density, elasticity, defects, lumber gradings, and use classification
- A straightforward discussion of design methods and criteriastress, strength, design values, loading, bracing, and more
- Extensive material on wood sections, from beam functions, behavior, and design to wood decks and wood columns
- Information based on current industry standards and construction practices
- Many building design examples, plus helpful study aids and references
Equally suited to classroom use or independent study, Simplified Design of Wood Structures, Fifth Edition is a superb resource for aspiring and practicing architects and engineers.
This book features the most current design standards for the wood industry. Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methods are being used for design analysis to relate more effectively to computer--aided design (CAD) methods. The focus on CAD design systems have become generally accepted, and their impact on design processes are addressed in this book.
About the Author
JAMES AMBROSE is Editor of the Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides. He has practiced as an architect in California and Illinois, and as a structural engineer in Illinois. He recently retired as professor of architecture at the University of Southern California.
Table of Contents
Structural Uses of Wood.
Design Data and Criteria.
Properties of Sections.
Behavior of Beams.
Design of Beams.
Framing Fasteners and Accessories.
Miscellaneous Wood Structure.
Wood Structures for Lateral Bracing.
Building Design Examples.