# timber column

## Solution to Problem 235 Statically Indeterminate

**Problem 235**

A timber column, 8 in. × 8 in. in cross section, is reinforced on each side by a steel plate 8 in. wide and t in. thick. Determine the thickness t so that the column will support an axial load of 300 kips without exceeding a maximum timber stress of 1200 psi or a maximum steel stress of 20 ksi. The moduli of elasticity are 1.5 × 10^{6} psi for timber, and 29 × 10^{6} psi for steel.