This unit provides a basic introduction to the design of structural timber and steel elements. Topics include:
Timber: Calculations of dead and live loads and specific loads, material and design properties, beams, columns, and nailed and bolted connections in simple shear.
Steel: Stability of elements, beams, members under axial compression, members in tension, and bolted and welded connections in simple shear or tension.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):