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Title: Testing of small clear tension perpendicular to grain samples of Sugar Maple for radial, tangencial and 45 degree loading orientations

Source: World conference on Timber Engineering. August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria: 1417-1425

Author(s)Kretschmann, David E.; Mascia, Nilson T.

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-1B

Abstract: Sugar Maple is an important material for use in baseball bats. It currently represents over 78% of all bats used in major league play. Since 2008 a technical team has started an investigation on the perpendicular tension strength. Moreover, the discussion of the importance of the perpendicular tension strength to better understand the wood's mechanical behavior in several situations, such as shrinkage analysis, glued laminated beam failure analysis, has become clear that more basic input information on tension perpendicular to grain is needed.

Keywords: Tension perpendicular; Radial; Tangential 45-degree orientation; ( Acer saccharum ) Sugar Maple

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 4,096 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/22/2017
RITS Product ID: 84317
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Kretschmann, David E.
Research General Engineer

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