Simplified Design of Wood Structures

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 3, 2009 - Architecture - 398 pages
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No architect's education would be complete without a basic understanding of how structures respond to the action of forces and how these forces affect the performance of various building material (wood, steel, concrete, etc.). In continous publication for over 60 years, this standard guide to structural design with wood has now been updated to include current design practices, standards, and consideration of new wood products. Now covering the LRFD method of structural design in addition to the ASD method, expanded treatment of wood products besides sawn lumber, and with more examples and exercise problems, this edition stands as a valuable resource that no architect or builder should be without. The Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides has been providing students with simple, concise solutions to common structural and environmental design problems for more than seven decades.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Structural Uses of Wood
12
Design Issues and Methods
20
Structural Investigation
27
Design Data and Criteria
36
Beam Functions
50
Behavior of Beams
86
Design of Beams
117
Trusses
196
Miscellaneous Wood Products and Elements
226
Wood Structures for Lateral Bracing
246
General Considerations for Building Structures
288
Building Design Examples
306
Properties of Sections
354
Study Aids
369
Answers to Problems
381

Wood Decks
129
Wood Columns
135
Connections for Wood Structures
166
Glossary
387
Index
393
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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 was professor of architecture at the University of Southern California.

Patrick Tripeny is an Associate Professor and the Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah.?He is a licensed architect in California, where he practiced architecture before returning to academia. He has been the recipient of a number of teaching awards at the local and national level for his work in teaching structures and design.