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Re: "Layered" wood beams with interlayer slip

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Dr. James Goodman and others at Colorado State Univ. published several
research papers on analysis of layered beams with interlayer slip.
Contact CSU, Ft. Collins, CO for further info. APA's Technical Library
has file copies of these papers; contact APA Help Desk (
web page) for info if you can't locate the CSU contacts.
John Rose/APA, Tacoma, WA

Peter McCormack wrote:

> Does anyone have good references concerning the design of
> "layered" wood beams. I need to account for the slip between the
> layers, particularly to limit deflection. I will be using mechanical
> connection, as this application doesnt lend itself to the use of
> adhesives.
> I do not have FEM software, but I do intend to develop MathCAD
> template.
> I will be conducting tests of the beam to confirm my analysis.
> Any suggestions will be appreciated.
> Peter McCormack