There is no comparable compendium currently available on the topic - the subjects represented include the most recent phenomena of timber engineering and the newest development of practice-related research. Grouped into three different sections, 'Basic properties of wood-based structural elements', 'Design aspects on timber structures' and 'Joints and structural assemblies', this book focuses on key issues in the understanding of:
- timber as a modern engineered construction material with controlled and documented properties
- the background for design of structural systems based on timber and engineered wood products
- the background for structural design of joints in structural timber systems
Furthermore, this invaluable book contains advanced teaching material for all technical schools and universities involved in timber engineering. It also provides an essential resource for timber engineering students and researchers, as well as practicing structural and civil engineers.
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).