Determination of wood strength properties through standard test procedures

Naylor, Andrew, Hackney, Philip and Perera, Noel (2012) Determination of wood strength properties through standard test procedures. In: ICMR 2012: 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, 11-13 September 2012, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.


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In this study a review of existing recognised standards for wood mechanical testing was conducted. This review considers tensile, compressive, bending and shear test methodologies from a range of sources. In addition, values for wood mechanical properties were obtained through controlled experimentation using a universal material testing machine. Selected standard procedures were used to obtain wood strength properties both along and across the grain. These consist of a three point bending procedure used to evaluate the wood strength across the grain and a longitudinal shear procedure used to evaluate the wood
strength along the grain. Strength properties obtained through controlled experimentation are compared to values available in existing literature with little discrepancy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Noel Perera
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 08:50
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 21:32

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