Has anybody here dabbled with the use of FEA on wooden structures? (Autocad Inventor / Ansys PC based)
I know wood has anisotropic properties but if I used a material such a Phenolic do you think it would be a useful tool?
I've done some comparisons of models against span tables and the results look promising.
This is just for my own personal use. I'm a retired engineer... building and over-analyzing stuff at home