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[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] I would appreciate a knowledgeable comment on the AASHTO requirement on shear in timber beams (AASHTO SSHB 13.6.5.2).

What would be the rationale behind the calculation of maximum/design shear at 3d or L/4 off support for moving loads? If used for wood transverse decking, does this approach assume distribution of wheel load along the tire width (partial distr. load vs. concentrated load)?

What would be a good source of additional information on the subject?

Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
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