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Title: Evaluation of the Tensor Polynomial Strength Theory for Wood

Source: Journal of Composite Materials, Volume 18, May 1984; pp.216-226.

Author(s): Liu, J. Y.

Publication Year: 1984  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The tensor polynomial (Tsai-Wu) strength theory with the interaction stress coefficient, F12, determined from the Hankinson formula, has been applied in this study to predict the strength of wood under plane-stress conditions. The biaxial failure envelope for Sitka spruce, based on this choice of F12 and the mechanical properties from the Wood Handbook, is presented. F12 is very sensitive in biaxial loading tests and can be extremely difficult to obtain in such tests on wood. Since the Hankinson formula has been verified repeatedly and has been popular in the wood industry, it is recommended that F12 be based on the Hankinson formula.

Keywords: Strength theory; wood; biaxial loading; composite materials

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 236 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/23/2015
RITS Product ID: 72252

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