Technical Guidance Note 15 Level 2 - Design of timber posts (PDF)

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The design of timber elements in the UK, according to current codes of practice, is based on limit state theory. This Note adopts that approach to describe the design of timber posts. The reader should be familiar with the use of coefficient factors prevalent within BS EN 1995-1-1 (Eurocode 5).

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The design of timber elements in the UK, according to current codes of practice, is based on limit state theory. This Note adopts that approach to describe the design of timber posts. The reader should be familiar with the use of coefficient factors prevalent within BS EN 1995-1-1 (Eurocode 5); as described in Technical Guidance Notes Level 1, No. 18 Design of timber floor joists, and Level 2, No. 14 Design of unrestrained timber beams. The design of timber posts follows the same principles as the design of vertical structural elements formed from other materials. Extreme fibre stresses or buckling due to applied axial forces are the key components affecting a post’s ability to perform. The major difference is the anisotropic nature of timber which, for vertical elements, has a significant impact on the assessment of their performance as a structural member.

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Format PDF
ISBN No
Number of pages 4
Publication date February 2018
Publisher IStructE Ltd