his book by Borg Madsen provides a descriptive presentation of the structural behavior of timber. The book describes the importance of in-grade testing and recounts experiences with a large in-grade testing program. The structural behavior of timber when subjected to different forces (tension, bending, shear, etc.) is examined and the effects of load duration, moisture content, and size are studied. The book then presents specific suggestions as to how an understanding of these effects can be incorporated into the design procedure of timber members. The book is directed at anyone who is associated with the structural use of timber, including producers, designers, regulators, or users. It is recommended reading for serious students of timber engineering. It is presented in an easy to read format with an abundance of illustrations.
Copyright 1992, 8-1/2 by 11 hardcover, 436 pages, #7241