# Structural Engineering Calculator to Analyze Wood Glulam Members in Bending and Shear per NDS 2015

May 4, 2018 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

## Calculator Description

This online engineering calculator computes the actual bending and shear stresses and allowable bending and shear stresses for a wood glulam member in bending and shear according to the National Design Specification for Wood Construction 2015 (NDS 2015)

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## Input Parameters

Bending Moment, M

Member Width, b

Member Depth, d

Load Duration Factor, Cd – NDS 2015, Section 5.3.2

Wet Service Condition Factor, Cm – NDS 2015, Section 5.3.3

Temperature Factor, Ct – NDS 2015, Section 5.3.4

Beam Stability Factor, CL – NDS 2015, Section 5.3.5

Volume Factor, Cv – NDS 2015, Section 5.3.6

Flat Use Factor, Cfu – NDS 2015, Section 5.3.7

Curvature Factor, Cc – NDS 2015, Section 5.3.8

Stress Interaction Factor, CI – NDS 2015, Section 5.3.9

Shear Reduction Factor, Cvr – NDS 2015, Section 5.3.10

Reference Bending Stress, Fb – NDS Supplement 2015

Reference Shear Stress Parallel to grain, Fv – NDS Supplement 2015

## Output Parameters

Cross-Sectional Area, A

Section Modulus, S

Actual Bending Stress, fb

Actual Maximum Shear Stress, fv

Allowable Bending Stress, Fb‘ – NDS 2015 Table 5.3.1

Allowable Shear Stress Parallel to Grain, Fv‘ – NDS 2015 Table 5.3.1

Bending Check

Shear Check