Light Wood Trusses

by R. F. Luxford,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 2, Pg. 1-34

Document Type: Journal Paper


New equipment for testing wood trusses applies load through system of cables and sheaves; testing of nailed and glued trusses; each reaction is measured by calibrated load cell; tables give stress values for various spans and slopes, and for various constructions of trusses; advantages of light wood trusses; jointing techniques.

Subject Headings: Load tests | Trusses | Cables | Wood | Construction equipment | Wood construction | Load factors | Material tests

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