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Title: Feasibility study of a modified ASTM D 143 block shear specimen for thin material

Source: Forest Products Research Society

Author(s)Kretschmann, David E.

Publication Year: 1991  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The feasibility of using a modifled block shear specimen for shear tests of thin material was determined by comparing matched sections of modified and standard (ASTM D 143) clear Sitka spruce block shear specimens. The modified block shear specimen was composed of three laminated plies, 5/16, 7/8, and 13/16 inch thick. The modified specimen tended to have slightly higher shear strength values than the standard specimen, but the difference was not sinificant. The modifled block shear specimen provides an acceptable alternative to the standard ASTM D 143 block shear specimen for evaluating the parallel-tograin shear properties of thin material.

Keywords: Shear parallel to grain; modified block shear specimen; ASTM D143 shear testing; Sitka Spruce

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 723 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/09/2012
RITS Product ID: 42056
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Kretschmann, David E.
Research General Engineer

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