Grain

Module: Structural characteristics Unit: Strength properties
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Comprehend the strength properties of timber and its structure
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Module: Structural characteristics Unit: Behaviour of wood in joints and connections
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Read on the behavior of wood in joints and how timber splitting, moisture changes, temperature and chemical interaction can affect
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Module: Introduction to timber engineering design Unit: Limit state design: Worked example: Design for tension
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This worked example covers beams subjected to: tension parallel grain, combined bending and axial tension, and tension perpendicular to grain
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Module: Further topics in timber engineering Unit: Splitting and tension perpendicular to grain
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Read the calculation method to check splitting due to tension perpendicular to grain.
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Module: Construction principles Unit: Principles of design with timber
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Understand structural considerations when designing with timber, which factors affect its strength, timber movement, differential movement and the resistance to abrasion and the impact it has.
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