Further topics in timber engineering

This module is a teaching aid for tutors delivering courses on the use and design of timber in engineering and architecture. There are also related materials such as case studies and information sheets referenced alongside each module, which will assist both students and lecturers.

Further topics in timber engineering follows on from the Introduction to timber engineering module, but provides more depth. Some areas of this module assume a basic knowledge of timber engineering and will therefore be particularly suited to supporting courses pitched at intermediate level.

This module is designed to support engineering and architecture lecturers.

Units

Each of the following units can be downloaded separately, in line with teaching requirements and course progression.

Glue laminated timber (Glulam)

This unit covers the following topics:

Design data
Complex sections

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
30%
70%

Eurocode 5 and supplementary standards

This unit covers the following topics:

The regulatory codes relevant to solid structural timber and related products

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
10%
90%

Wood-based panels

This unit covers the following topics:

Harmonised standard for wood-based panels
Plywood
Particleboards
OSB
Fibre building boards
Service classes and examples of exposure conditions

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
30%
70%

Glued joints

This unit includes the following topics:

Design methods
Adhesives

See also the related unit in this module on Moment-resisting joints.

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
10%
90%

Moment-resisting joints

This unit covers the following topics:

A method to calculate the capacity of moment carrying joints

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
10%
90%

Creep

This unit covers the following topics:

Quasi-permanent values of actions (loads)
Instantaneous deformations
Final (including creep) deformations
Creep deformation factor, kdef

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
10%
90%

Structural columns and buckling

This unit covers the following topics:

Stability of columns
Design for combined bending and axial compression
Stability of beams for axial compression
Column deflection due to axial and lateral loads

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
10%
90%

Vibration

This unit covers the following topics:

Mechanics of vibration
Vibration sources
Structural response to vibration
Acceptable levels of floor vibration

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
10%
90%

Structural timber - sizes and permitted deviations

This unit covers the following topics:

Target sizes for UK structural timber
Machining and grade strength
Permitted deviations
Changes in size due to moisture content

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
10%
90%

Splitting and tension perpendicular to grain

This unit covers the following topics:

A brief outline of the method for calculating timber splitting and tension perpendicular to grain, in line with Eurocode 5 requirements

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
10%
90%

Wood Information Sheets
Case studies
Eurocode software
Wood species database
Archive
TRADA books online


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