Design Advantages

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The design advantages of working with wood are as extensive as they are varied. From the Australian Timber Design Awards that showcase aesthetically wowing timber based designs, to nine-storey timber construction that utilises the latest wood engineering innovation, it is clear that while timber may be described as many things, boring certainly isn't one of them.

In Design Advantages, WoodSolutions takes a look at the contemporary uses and applications of wood, showing exactly why wood is the building material of today and tomorrow.

Design actions (permanent, imposed and wind) are used to calculate the axial forces, bending moments and deformations for modelling the behaviour of timber members. 

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Bending members are structural elements subjected to loads that are generally applied perpendicular to their long axis. Bending members are usually horizontal and are often loaded on the narrow...

The serviceability problems that surface most often in the performance of beams are deflection and vibration. In most cases, the judgement of what is an acceptable level of vibration or deflection...

This section contains the following resource:

  • Bending Members - Shear and Bearing -  outlines the process for checking the shear and bearing capacity for bending members. It...

This section contains worked examples on bracing and tie-down as per AS 1684:

  • Understanding AS 1684 Residential Timber Framed Construction - Bracing Example
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The capacity factor (in conjunction with load factors) is used in the design of all structural members to ensure the reliability of completed structures. The capacity factor allows for the...

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Compression members are members that principally carry compression forces from one end of the member to another. Timber compression members have the compression stress parallel to the long axis of...

This section contains information on the the design process of timber including Limit State Design, Serviceability Limit State, Strength Limit State and timber engineering standards:

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