## E (modulus of elasticity) of Wood

The modulus of elasticity (MOE, E) of wood is most commonly used in the calculation of deflections (sag) of wood beams. By `beams’ I include joists, rafters, girders, decking boards, any … wood used structurally to support loads across spans …

## Deflections of Wood Beams

When we examine deflections of wood members (beams, joists, rafters, girders, etc.) we generally look at two kinds, actually three … the deflection due to the `live load’, e.g., people walking on a floor, wind on a wall, and so …

## Cantilever Post Deflection (Post and Bracket)

Let’s look at a post, say in a shop, or a barn, acting as a vertical cantilever. This means that the base of the post is held rigid (not allowed to rotate), while a lateral (horizontal, or sideways) load is …

## 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 …

## 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, …

## E app (Apparent Modulus of Elasticity)

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, and it …