Dylan Walker wrote:I like the king/queen post frame of a truss and would like to explore how the forces work on this particular truss.
Dylan Walker wrote:As i understand it the rafters are tenoned into the tie beam, How do you determine the shear plane beyond the tie and distance? The rafters towards the ridge are again tennoned into the king post, same question there.
Dylan Walker wrote:On framing up the roof we tenoned the principle (principal?) rafters into the tie beam but only used a bridle joint above, fine for oak but a bit more challenging in the round?
Dylan Walker wrote:Which brings the frame round to using a king post and more appropriate.I see from your previous thread that one book doesn't reveal all on framing up trusses.So gathering information and span tables/spread sheets am finding hard to achieve, maybe there's a book in there for someone!.
Dylan Walker wrote:Would looking at heavy timber framing be a good starting point or is trusses in the round stand alone framing?
Dylan Walker wrote:My feelings are that species of wood would be questionable in the UK?Not a lot of testing in the round here.
Dylan Walker wrote:Finding a structural engineer who understands.