6 x 6 wood post versus 3-ply 2 x 6 © Jeff R. Filler, May 2022, Pell City (DRAFT) If you are an a professional engineer providing designs (or fixes) for wood-frame construction, sooner or later you will be asked, …

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E min (c) Jeff R. Filler, Pell City, Alabama, 2022 But First, E apparent and E true `E min’ is calculated wood property used in the design of structural wood members (beams, columns, etc.). It is a derived property, derived …

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`E app’ E app (`Eee app’, `Eee apparent’, Apparent Modulus of Elasticity) is a design property for wood construction. It comes from the Modulus of Elasticity of the wood (E, MOE, Young’s Modulus). It’s not a `true’, or `pure’ property, …

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As an engineer I tend to design structures from the top down. First the roof loads, which determine rafters, or trusses, or whatever roof framing members. Then the beams/headers/girders supporting the rafters, then the columns or walls supporting the headers, …

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