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Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592


Engineering Properties of Wood, Wood Based Materials, and Structures

Project Title :  Public service
Project Number : FPL-4714-MA
Start Date : 07-23-2007
End Date : 07-23-2012

View the 17 publications associated with this project.

Bob RossPrincipal Investigator:
Robert J. Ross

Non Technical Summary
The general public uses wood extensively in a variety of ways. This effort provides technical support to the general public.

Objectives Summary
The goal of this effort is to provide impartial information on the identification and properties of wood and wood structures.

Approach Summary
We will work closely with the general public, user groups, and organizations that develop consensus standards and building codes.

Publications associated with this Project

Publication YearTitleDate Posted
2010Building Global connections in Forest Products research and Development11/15/10
2010Developmental plasticity of shell morphology of quagga mussels from shallow and deep-water habitats of the Great Lakes01/10/11
2008Innovative Technology Transfer of Nondestructive Evaluation Research09/13/10
2012Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood—50 Years of Research: International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Series09/19/12
2008Visual and Nondestructive Evaluation of Red Pines Supporting a Ropes Course in the USFS Nesbit Lake Camp, Sidnaw, Michigan07/21/09
2009Wood as a Sustainable Building Material02/09/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 01: Wood as a Sustainable Building Material06/21/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 02: Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Woods06/21/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 03: Structure and Function of Wood06/21/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 05: Mechanical Properties of Wood06/21/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 06: Commercial Lumber, Round Timbers, and Ties06/21/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 07: Stress Grades and Design Properties for Lumber, Round Timber, and Ties06/21/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 08: Fastenings06/21/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 09: Structural Analysis Equations06/21/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 12: Mechanical Properties of Wood-Based Composite Materials06/21/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 17: Use of Wood in Buildings and Bridges06/21/10
2010Wood Handbook, Chapter 20: Heat Sterilization of Wood06/21/10

Project Summaries last modified: 06-03-2011