## The 50-Year Wind

Okay, let’s say I’m gonna build a `shop’ near, say, Moscow (Latah County), Idaho, Zip 83843. The big worries there are snow, in winter, and wind, any time of year. For wind, let’s go to https://hazards.atcouncil.org, … `Wind’, and then …

## `a constantly debated topic’ (pole barn versus post frame)

Pole barn versus post frame … how to keep the structure from flopping over? Consider a barn, or perhaps a shop, made using timber and `posts’. There are two main ways to keep it from flopping over. One way is …

## Shear-Free Eeee

E (E and shear-free E) (c) Jeff R. Filler, 2022 The deflections calculated in earlier examples (link and link) are based on the standard engineering formula for beams based on beam-curvature theory – where the beam curvature is a result …

## 6 x 6 sawn post vs 3-ply 2 x 6

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, …

## NLT `Mass Timber’ Step

CCA-C `Above Ground’ Preservative Treated Lumber for an NLT Step © Jeff R. Filler, May 2022, Pell City This is so fun I can hardly stand it. I’ll edit later. I am working on some NLT steps for my wife’s …

## Differential Displacements and the SST SDPW Deflector Screw

Differential Deflections … and the Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive® SDPW Deflector Screw (c) Jeff R. Filler, May 2022, Pell City, AL I haven’t tried one out yet … the Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive® SDPW Deflector Screw … but the idea is fascinating …

## Case(s) in Point

In the example (here) I discussed a person standing on a wood plank, and `examining’ the deflection. Talk is cheap. I grabbed three pieces of lumber (that I milled) in my shop: one piece a 1 x 5 Southern Pine …

## Shear Deflection – Prefab Wood I-Joist

Shear Deflection – Prefab Wood I-Joist Example Calc (c) Jeff R. Filler, Pell City, 2022 Continuing our discussion on shear deflection of wood beams (joists, etc.), let’s look at a prefabricated wood I-joists. Basic design information for prefabricated wood I-joists …

## E min

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 …

## Accuracy of Deflection Calcs (and Eee)

In the example above (link) we calculated a deflection of 0.599 in. How accurate is this number? (I showed it to three significant figures … accurate to half a percent?) Leaving out, for now, the accuracy/precision of the other input, …