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1 Timber

1 Timber

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Published by Sonali Chandrakar

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Published by: Sonali Chandrakar on Jan 26, 2013
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Timber Structures
Review of masonry mechanics
Merits of wood as a structural material
Possibilities in wood structure
Technical concepts:
- Modulus of Elasticity (stiffness)
- Bending moment diagrams
Masonry Structure
Must act in compression (no resistance totension)
Very high compressive strength
Design is a problem of form
Stability and not strength limits masonry
Thrust line: line of forces acting within amasonry structure to ensure thatcompression is maintained
Construction Process

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