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Wood as an Engineering Material - Part IPE & RA HSW (Timed & Monitored)

John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE

Wood has been used in the construction of buildings, furniture, tools, and vehicles for thousands of years. Today, wood is as important an engineering material as ever, and in many cases, technological advances have made it even more valuable. This course is based entirely on the Wood Handbook published by the USDA Forest Service, which is regarded as the most comprehensive treatise on wood as an engineering material. Part I of this course provides detailed information on the characteristics and structure of wood, from physical properties to mechanical properties. In addition, this course covers lumber stress grades, design properties, fastener types, and structural analysis equations for wood construction.

This is Part I of a two-part series on wood as an engineering material. Part I of this course covers the basic properties of wood and its fundamental design theory. Part II of this course discusses the design and application of conventional and engineered wood products in construction. In this course, you are required to study Chapters 1 through 9 of the Wood Handbook.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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