Bending Member

WEI 310 Design of Bending Members

by: Dr. Charles Chadwell, PE., California State Polytechnic University, SLO

This is a 49-minute module. It covers design of wood member subject to bending loads.

The design for bending loads  involves evaluation of the demand-capacity relationship of the failure modes associated with strength limit states: flexure and  shear, and serviceability limit states: bearing (compression perpendicular to grain) and deflections. Both ASD and LRFD design methodologies based on 2005 NDS are explored.