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

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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 …

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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 (`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 …

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