NCEES Problem 604 for SE GravityWood
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:52 PM
My question is, why do they even check for the compression zone in tension scenario. By inspection, it's easy to see it doesn't happen. A good problem for compression zone in tension on a glulam is to do a mult-span glulam where he negative moment near the support would be in tension and you would ask the examinee which way to orient the beam for economy.
I suppose I'll digress... the pressure is getting closer and closer.
BTW~ has anyone received their exam instruction letter?
Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:09 PM
As for the test admittance instructions I got an email on Monday or Tuesday with mine, I made three copies, one for my glove box, one with my mountain of references, and one for me to take on my person and try not to forget. I want a lot of redundancy with something this important.
What are people taking their references to the test in? My wife has a collapsible hand truck that I just realized today cannot fit all of my references. I'm intrigued to see what others are using.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:13 AM
Either the way NCEES does it is wrong, or the way NDS lists their reference design values is misleading/incorrect.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:19 AM
For transport, I'm using a rolling suitcase. Did the full-on simulated practice exam this weekend, and was pleased to find all of the ref material fit in it perfectly, and in a manner that will make it really easy to set up as a bookcase for quick check-out/put-back during the exam.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:24 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:56 AM
Demonstrate a sound design, and demonstrate sound judgement in getting to that design, and you're gold.
You are 100% right.
That is all what this exam really is.
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