I'm not sure what I'll finally call this section - it depends on how it is received. The intent is to provide you with examples of engineering calculations that might be useful when designing your projects. Each of the examples serves a slightly different purpose. Descriptive text is provided at the top of each page to help you along.
You may be asked to install "Office Web Components" before the spreadsheets will function online. If you have the correct setup, you can obtain them by downloading them from the Microsoft website. If this works for you, note that one of the icons across the top of each page (a green "X" with a pencil) allows you to download that spreadsheet to your computer. This will give you a chance to review the formulas in each cell and understand more about how each one works.
If the latest in technology fails, you can download the spreadsheets directly using the "download" links provided.
Example #1 - Material properties of Douglas Fir-Larch lumber.download
Example #2 - The previous example is expanded to provide the maximum allowable spans for various member sizes and grades.download
Example #3 - A simple spreadsheet to calculate the stresses in a member based on a simple, uniform loading.download
Example #4 - The previous example is expanded by breaking the simple uniform load up into its component Dead and Live loads.download
Example #5 - The previous example is further expanded to calculate the member's deflection at any point along the span. Maximum deflection and allowable stresses are checked.download
Example #6 - In this final version of the spreadsheet, we provide for concentrated loads in addition to the uniform loads.download
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