Determination of wood strength properties through standard test procedures

Andrew Naylor, Philip Hackney, Noel Perera

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Abstract

In this study a review of existing recognised standards for wood mechanical testing was conducted. This review considers tensile, compressive, bending and shear test methodologies from a range of sources. In addition, values for wood mechanical properties were obtained through controlled experimentation using a universal material testing machine. Selected standard procedures were used to obtain wood strength properties both along and across the grain. These consist of a three point bending procedure used to evaluate the wood strength across the grain and a longitudinal shear procedure used to evaluate the wood strength along the grain. Strength properties obtained through controlled experimentation are compared to values available in existing literature with little discrepancy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
EventICMR 2012: 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research - Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Duration: 1 Sep 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceICMR 2012: 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Period1/09/12 → …

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