Deflections of wooden roof trusses based on simple joint tests

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Pages130; # of pages: 30
SubjectRoofing; Roofs; Couvertures
AbstractThis paper presents a method of computing the deflections of simple "W" trusses and Howe trusses, the two most common configuration used in house construction. A comparison between the deflections obtained from actual tests on a number of these trusses with those obtained by calculation is also included to compare the accuracy of the proposed method over a range of roof slopes, spans, and joint connections.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number9852
NPARC number20375899
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