Structural Timber Design By Abdy Kermani
Structural Timber Design Book By Abdy Kermani
The increasing recognition of timber as a structural material is reflected in
the inclusion of timber design in many undergraduate courses.
majority of design textbooks for undergraduate engineering students neg-
lect, to a large extent, the importance of timber as a structural and building
material. As a consequence, relatively few textbooks provide information on
the design of timber structures. Structural Timber Design is intended to
address this issue by providing a step-by-step approach to the design of all
the most commonly used timber elements and joints illustrated by detailed
worked examples. This is an approach which is recognised to be beneficial in
learning and preferred by most students.
The book has been written for undergraduate students on building, civil
and structural engineering and architectural courses and will be an
invaluable reference source and design aid for practising engineers and
postgraduate engineering students.
It provides a comprehensive source of information on
practical timber design and encourages the use of computers
to carry out design calculations.