Design of Structural Elements with Tropical Hardwoods

Author: Olorunnisola, Abel O.

Date published

31 August 2017

Price
Free to members
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Design of Structural Elements with Tropical Hardwoods

Design of Structural Elements with Tropical Hardwoods
Date published

31 August 2017

Author

Olorunnisola, Abel O.

Price

Free to members

Author

Olorunnisola, Abel O.

This book provides basic information on the design of structures with tropical woods. It is intended primarily for teaching university and college level courses in structural design.

It is also suitable as a reference material for practitioners. Although parts of the background material relate specifically to West and East Africa, the design principles apply to the whole of tropical Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

The book is laced with ample illustrations including photographs of real life wood structures and structural elements across Africa that make for interesting reading.

It has numerous manual and Excel spreadsheet worked examples and review questions that can properly guide a first-time designer of wooden structural elements. A number of design problems are also solved using the FORTRAN programming language.

Topics covered in the thirteen chapters of the book include a brief introduction to the book, the anatomy and physical properties of tropical woods; a brief review of the mechanical properties of wood, timber seasoning and preservation, uses of wood and wood products in construction; basic theory of structures, and structural load computations; design of wooden beams, solid and built-up wooden columns, wood connections and wooden trusses; as well as a brief introduction to the design of wooden bridges.

Additional information

Format:
eBook
ISBN:
9783319653433
Pages:
288
Publisher:
Springer

Tags

Timber Suitable for students Beam E-book Library

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