Reliability-Based Design of Engineered Wood Structures

  • Jozsef Bodig

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 215)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jozsef Bodig
      Pages 1-2
  3. Keynote Paper

  4. Presented Papers

    1. Henrik O. Madsen
      Pages 21-45
    2. Hans Jørgen Larsen
      Pages 125-128
    3. Lauge Fuglsang Nielsen
      Pages 129-138
  5. Working Group Reports

  6. Summary and Conclusion

    1. Jozsef Bodig
      Pages 185-186
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 187-201

About this book


Reliability-based design (RBD) procedures for engineered structures are being developed and quickly gaining acceptance by cade agencies throughout the world. Numerous organizations are involved in the development of national or regional cades without the benefit of interchange of ideas and methodologies. Harmonization and coordination of these activities is absolutely essential if the ever-increasing international commerce is to flourish. This NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) was organized to bring together, for the first time, experts on RBD and related subjects from various countries to assess the current knowledge and recommend new developments. Further, due to their unique nature and great economic significance in most parts of the world, special emphasis was placed on engineered wood structures. For example, in North America more wood products are used in construction than ali other materials (steel, concrete, brick, etc.) combined. However, the wood industry segment, historically, receives less attention and smaller financial support for new developments than other construction materials. RBD developments are being conducted in Similar, but largely independent, Europe, North America, New Zealand and Australia. Experts from these regions were brought together to exchange information on current work, propose new developments and to provide means of international coordination. Thus, this ARW provided an opportunity to advance the cause of RBD of engineered wood structures.


Eurocode Eurocode 5 Fundament structure wood

Editors and affiliations

  • Jozsef Bodig
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering Data Management, Inc.Fort CollinsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4168-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8044-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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