Portland State University. Department of Civil Engineering
Franz N. Rad
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Science
1 online resource (203 p.)
Trusses, Bending moment
This study was undertaken in order to determine analytically the magnitude of the secondary (i.e., joint deflection induced) moments in the continuous glued-laminated chords of bowstring timber trusses. Traditionally, these moments have been assumed to be small and therefore neglected. The American Institute of Timber Construction makes no mention of these moments in their recommended design procedure.
Bradford, John F., "Secondary stresses in bowstring timber trusses" (1983). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3252.