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    Author(s): I. Orosz
    Date: 1970
    Source: (Research note FPL ; 0210):11 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    When one designs with wood, shear deflections can become substantial compared to deflections due to moments, because the modulus of elasticity in bending differs from that in shear by a large amount. This report presents a simplified energy method to calculate shear deflections in bending members. This simplified approach should help designers decide whether or not shear deflection is important in any complex situation.

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    Orosz, I. 1970. Simplified method for calculating shear deflections of beams. (Research note FPL ; 0210):11 p.


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