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Wood Structural Analyses

Wood Structural Analyses

Wood Structural Analyses

Hello everybody,
Recently, I am trying to analyse wooden structures using Sap 2000. But I , actually, need your help since it requires a number of standard mechanical properties regarding wood species. So, where I can get those standards?!
Thanks in Advance!

RE: Wood Structural Analyses

If you're in the US, look to thr NDS wood specification.

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RE: Wood Structural Analyses

Be careful using FPLs Wood Handbook. If I remember correctly, the properties in some (all) of there tables are based on clear, straight grained wood, not graded lumber. Graded lumber used in construction has defects. The Wood Handbook probably includes some discussion on the difference.

RE: Wood Structural Analyses

In the wood handbook in chapter 4 of the 74 version and I believe chapter 5 of the 2010 version. There are two pages devoted to the deletorous effects of Knots, and reduction in properties accordingly.

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