An Introduction to Timber Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080115160, 9781483164915

An Introduction to Timber Engineering

1st Edition

Pergamon Series of Monographs on Furniture and Timber

Authors: H. J. Andrews
Editors: Jack Kape
eBook ISBN: 9781483164915
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 232
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Pergamon Series of Monographs on Furniture and Timber, Volume 10: An Introduction to Timber Engineering presents in readable form an understanding of timber engineering, which covers important aspects of the building industry particularly in the field of prefabrication. The chapters of this book present a good understanding of the many integrated divisions of the industry involved in timber engineering. The examples provided on design indicate the method of adapting normal structural analysis for use with timber and joint forms. Most of the information specified in this volume are British practices, but reference to other European and North American developments are also included to provide a fuller understanding of the industry as a whole and need for local variations to suit climatic conditions and raw material supplies. Some of the topics discussed include the timber engineering developments in Europe and North America; timber as a structural material; structural timber forms; mechanical joints; design of columns and struts; and preservation of timber from decay. This publication is a useful reference to building and engineering students.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Timber Engineering Today

Developments in Europe and North America

Comparison with Other Structural Materials

Structural Timbers

Chapter 2: Timber as a Structural Material

Physical Properties

Effect of Moisture Content on Strength

Fire Resistance

Structural Properties

Chapters 3: Codes of Practice

Moisture Content

Design Considerations

Modification Factors


Stress Grading

Scant Dimensions

Chapter 4: Structural Timber Forms


Glued Assemblies (Other than Glue-Lam)

Patent Forms

Trussed Rafters

Chapter 5: Mechanical Joints

The Choice of Fastening

Joint Devices and Connectors

Chapter 6: Approach to Simple Design

Simple Beam

Portal Frames

Calculations and Typical Analysis

Chapter 7: Design of Columns and Struts

Laminated and Built-up Columns

Spaced Columns

Chapter 8: Production

Qualification Code

A. General

B. Additional Requirements for Glue-Lam and Glued Assemblies Classification

C. Further Requirements for Glue-Lam Classification only

Production Standard No. 1 - Glue-Lam

Production Standard No. 2 - Glued Assemblies Other than Glue-Lam

Production Standard No. 3 - Mechanical Joints

Chapter 9: Design, Estimating and Production Drawings

Initial Design


Production Drawing Office Practice

Chapter 10: Delivery and Erection



Chapter 11: Preservation of Timber from Decay



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About the Author

H. J. Andrews

About the Editor

Jack Kape

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