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## tardtasticx

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 Topic # 111498 5-Nov-2012 17:54 So tomorrow I have an exam, Architectural Technology. I'm a first year architecture student. I'm doing some revision, practicing past papers and such. I'm stuck on one thing though... loaded dimension. We're meant to find out the size of a wall stud required for a certain wall in this example building.To get this, we need to know the height the stud (wall) has to be, the wind zone the building is in, the stud spacing required, and the loaded dimension. But I dont remember what the formula for calculating the loaded dimension of a wall stud is (wood). Could someone help me out? Someone must know surely :S-Sam Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)  --  Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)Sam, Auckland

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 Reply # 712465 5-Nov-2012 18:13 tardtasticx: So tomorrow I have an exam, Architectural Technology. I'm a first year architecture student. I'm doing some revision, practicing past papers and such. I'm stuck on one thing though... loaded dimension. We're meant to find out the size of a wall stud required for a certain wall in this example building.To get this, we need to know the height the stud (wall) has to be, the wind zone the building is in, the stud spacing required, and the loaded dimension. But I dont remember what the formula for calculating the loaded dimension of a wall stud is (wood). Could someone help me out? Someone must know surely :S-SamNZS3604 has tables

## tardtasticx

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 Reply # 712469 5-Nov-2012 18:21 Yeh I was going through those earlier but none of them were for studs, only for horizontal lintels etc which I didnt think would be good to use for this. Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)  --  Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)Sam, Auckland

## tardtasticx

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 Reply # 712494 5-Nov-2012 18:51 Nevermind, figured it out. I can't post the diagram here because it's copyright', but: Loaded Dimension = Member Span (In this case, the span of the roof) / 2. I knew it was hella simple >< Thanks anyway :) -Sam Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)  --  Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)Sam, Auckland

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