## E min and `Never’

I continue to be mesmerized by this thing called `E min’. E min is the `minimum modulus of elasticity’ used in stability calculations in wood engineering design. E min (hereafter just Emin) is based on `regular’ modulus of elasticity, E. …

## floor (joist) vibration

Other than a project or two where I looked at vibration from machinery, I never worried too much about vibration in floor / floor framing design. Typically, I never had to. Manufacturers of floor joists (e.g., prefabricated wood I-joists) worry …

( … long post …) Consider a conventionally-framed house facing a remodel project. The house is, for the most part, a simple, two-story `box’, with stick-framed roof and interior bearing wall. The interior bearing wall supports both roof and main …

## AITC 119 and EEEE

I was doing some reading in AITC 119 Standard Specifications for Structural Glued Laminated Timbers of Hardwood Species, Section 4.1.6 … “ … modulus of elasticity, E, values herein are the average values … The modulus of elasticity of wood …

## Code Based Conventional Roof Framing (SST Course)

I recently viewed a Course on the Simpson Strong-Tie Learning website titled `Code Requirements for Conventionally Framed Roofs. Good stuff! Kudos to Randy (`Author’). Per the Course, `Conventional Framed … ‘ means `Prescriptive’ framing, or, framing that does not require …

## 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 …

## 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 …

## 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 …