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Title: Computer programs for adjusting the mechanical properties of 2-inch dimension lumber for changes in moisture content

Author: Evans, James W.; Evans, Jane K.; Green, David W.;

Date: 1990

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep, FPL-GTR-63. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; Forest Products Laboratory. 18 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: This paper presents computer programs for adjusting the mechanical properties of 2-in. dimension lumber for changes in moisture content. Mechanical properties adjusted are modulus of rupture, ultimate tensile stress parallel to the grain, ultimate compressive stress parallel to the gain, and flexural modulus of elasticity. The models are valid for moisture contents from 8 to. 23 percent (assumed green value). Although test results can be adjusted for moisture content, such adjustments decrease in accuracy with increasing change in moisture content. For this reason, the specimens should be conditioned as closely as possible to the target moisture content prior to test.

Keywords: Computer program, moisture content, mechanical properties, lumber

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Evans, James W.; Evans, Jane K.; Green, David W. 1990. Computer programs for adjusting the mechanical properties of 2-inch dimension lumber for changes in moisture content. Gen. Tech. Rep, FPL-GTR-63. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; Forest Products Laboratory. 18 p.

 


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