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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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AE 5250 - Wood Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course presents the behavior and design of wood structures.  Topics include sawn beam and column design; engineered wood beam and column design; design of plywood floors, diaphragms, and shear walls; and connection design.   (prereq: AE 3201  or equivalent)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Be familiar with the material properties and manufacture of sawn and engineered wood products 
  • Understand the design of sawn and engineered wood members for flexure, shear, axial and combined axial and flexural loads 
  • Understand the selection of plywood for out-of-plane loading 
  • Understand the design or horizontal wood diaphragms and vertical wood shear walls 
  • Understand the design of bolted connections of wood members 
  • Understand the design of nailed connections of wood members 
  • Be familiar with other connections of wood members

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Principles of structural engineering

Course Topics
  • Introduction to Course 
  • Introduction to NDS Specification 
  • Material Properties and Manufacture of Sawn and Engineered Wood Products 
  • Sawn Beam Design

Richard A. DeVries

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