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Title: Mechanical properties of wood

Source: Chapter 5 in FPL-GTR-282

Author(s)Senalik, Christopher Adam; Farber, Benjamin

Publication Year: 2021  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports

Abstract: Variability, or variation in properties, is common to all materials. Because wood is a natural material and the tree is subject to many constantly changing influences (such as moisture, soil conditions, and growing space), wood properties vary considerably, even in clear material. This chapter provides information, where possible, on the nature and magnitude of variability in properties. This chapter also includes a discussion of the effect of growth features, such as knots and slope of grain, on clear wood properties. The effects of manufacturing and service environments on mechanical properties are discussed, and their effects on clear wood and material containing growth features are compared.

Keywords: mechanical properties; wood; tension; compression; shear; bending; hardness; moisture; hardwoods; softwoods

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 5,120 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/23/2021

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RITS Product ID: 10133
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Senalik, Christopher
Research General Engineer
  

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