Factor Of Safety In Design Of Timber Structures

by Lyman W. Wood,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1960, Vol. 125, Issue 1, Pg. 1033-1045

Document Type: Journal Paper


Use of near-minimum values for conversion factors making further reduction for unforeseen conditions to indicate near-minimum factor of safety of 1-1/4 to 1-1/2; factors in strength and use can be combined into one frequency distribution that shows range of true factor of safety; most probable values of factor of safety in timber design are in range of 2 to 2-1/2.

Subject Headings: Structural safety | Safety | Wood | Wood structures | Frequency distribution

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search