This textbook provides a comprehensive source of information on practical timber design, and introduces the nature and inherent characteristics of timber given in relation to the requirements of Eurocode 5 (EC5). The scope of the book ranges from an introduction to timber as a material, to the design of realistic structures including and beyond those usually considered essential for undergraduate study. Readers are encouraged to make frequent reference to the appropriate design codes. Although written primarily for undergraduate civil and structural engineers, the book also provides an invaluable reference source for practising engineers in many building, civil and architectural design offices.
|Publication date:||12th September 2007|
|Author:||W. M. C. McKenzie, Binsheng Zhang|
|Publisher:||Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan|
W. M .C. MCKENZIE graduated from Heriot-Watt University, UK. After working as a design engineer for both contractors and consultants, he became a lecturer in structural analysis and design at Napier University, Edinburgh, where he is actively involved in teaching, consultancy and research. BINSHENG ZHANG graduated from Tongji University, Shanghai, China. After working as a research fellow for fourteen years at Glasgow University and a structural consultant in England, he became a lecturer in structural engineering at Napier University, Edinburgh, where he is largely involved in teaching, research and consultancy.More About W. M. C. McKenzie, Binsheng Zhang