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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 407 - Wood and Masonry Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Engineering properties and behavior of wood and masonry are determined by their unique characteristics. Design techniques for wood beams and columns, and nailed and bolted connections are presented. Design of reinforced and un-reinforced masonry bearing walls is covered. (prereq: AE 3021 , AE 3023 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the unique properties of wood and masonry materials and the effect the properties have on structural behavior
  • Complete the design of lumber joists and glu-lam beams
  • Complete the design of wood stud bearing walls
  • Complete the design of simple connections in wood
  • Complete the design of unreinforced and reinforced concrete masonry bearing walls
  • Complete the design of masonry lintels
  • Complete the design of simple unreinforced and reinforced masonry shear walls

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Masonry materials, construction details, and design approaches (2 classes)
  • Bearing walls (7 classes)
  • Masonry lintels (1 class)
  • Shear walls (4 classes)
  • Exam (1 class)
  • Stud bearing wall (3 classes)
  • Exam (1 class)
  • Wood mechanical properties and design values (3 classes)
  • Sawn lumber beam design (3 classes)
  • Sawn lumber column and stud wall design (4 classes)
  • Glued laminated timber beam design (2 classes)
  • Wood connections (3 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Students will work in small groups to design key structural elements of a low rise wood and masonry building. This will be done as homework assignments making up about half the final course grade.

Richard DeVries

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