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Title: National Conference on Wood Transportation Structures

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-94. Madison, Wl: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 494 p.

Author(s)Ritter, Michael A.; Duwadi, Sheila Rimal; Lee, Paula D. Hilbrich

Publication Year: 1996  View Publication »

Category: General Technical Reports

Abstract: The Federal Highway Administration and the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, jointly sponsored the National Conference on Wood Transportation Structures, October 23-25, 1996, in Madison, Wisconsin. This was a direct result of 5 years of cooperation in conducting research related to timber transportation structures. The objective of the conference was to present state-of-the-art information on wood utilization in transportation applications. The conference included a plenary session, reviewing timber bridges throughout the world, followed by concurrent paper sessions on various topics. This report includes the papers presented at this conference.

Keywords: Timber, bridge, transportation structures, stress laminated, metal-plate-connected (MPC) truss, design, wood, fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP), railing, sound barrier, economics, glulam, glued-laminated timber, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), connector, portable bridge, shear, preservative, grading, pile, nondestructive evaluation (NDE), rehabilitation, load rating, mechanical properties

File size: 13 kb(s)
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Ritter, Michael A.
Assistant Director

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