Consider the bole of a tree to consist of a linear elastic material that is
orthotropic with respect to the cylindrical coordinates. When the bole of a tree is
subjected to resultant loads in the directions of the Cartesian base vectors, the S₁₁, S₂₂, S₃₃, and S₁₂ stresses in Cartesian...
The growing use of light-frame wood trusses in the
residential and commercial construction has generated the
need for general analysis procedures for predicting
deformations and ultimate load of truss-plate joints, which
are the basis for accurate evaluation of structural
performance and design of complete truss assemblies. This
dissertation was aimed...