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Title: Grading timber and glued structural members

Source: Primary wood processing : principles and practice. Dordrecht : Springer, c2006: ISBN: 1402043929: 9781402043925: pages 339-390.

Author(s)Kretschmann, David E.; Hernandez, Roland

Publication Year: 2006  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: Because of its biological nature, which is influenced by many factors as discussed in Chapter 6, the quality of timber is enormously variable. Therefore, some sort of arrangement or classification must be undertaken prior to its use, in order to get the most out of this valuable resource. It is obvious that not all lumber can be used for the same purposes because not all of it has the same properties. It is the intension of this chapter to discuss the various classification or ‘grading' techniques that are applied to timber and glued structural members.

Keywords: Wood, mechanical properties, lumber, timber, wood grading, elasticity, grading, elasticity, grading, engineered wood, modulus of elasticity, glued assemblies, wood strength, structural timbers, stiffness

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RITS Product ID: 19496
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Kretschmann, David E.
Research General Engineer

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