This may be off-topic here, not sure.
My college background is math and physics, but I'm hoping to switch gears and build my own home and live off the land. So, I've been studying and reading up on timber framing, building smaller projects and working out a detailed house design in SketchUp.
Much of the minor carpentry, the joinery, the tools, etc., are becoming comfortable. The big grey area left is the major carpentry -- mostly structural engineering stuff: ensuring the house will be stable, handle wind and snow loads, uses the right woods...
I'm looking for resources. One of my classes studied the Euler beam equation for a bit, and I would like to do something on a comparable technical level: I want to go through detailed calculations and know, from first principles, how big the posts need to be for a given room's framing, what the maximum safe spans are, how much stress and strain the wood will be receiving, which woods have what strengths... I've seen some example calculations in various timber framing forums online, but a lot of it seems ad hoc and not very systematic.
What books and materials do professional building engineers study from?
In short, I want to put myself through an engineering program for building a timber frame house. Since I already have degrees in comparable subjects, I don't want to have to staff this out to an engineer (although, having one check the final design isn't a bad idea.)