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Title: Evolution of standardized procedures for adjusting lumber properties for change in moisture content

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

Date: 2001

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-127. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 50 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: This paper documents the development of procedures in American Society for Testing and Materials standards for adjusting the allowable properties of lumber for changes in moisture content. The paper discusses the historical context of efforts to establish allowable properties on a consensus basis, beginning in the 19th century. Where possible, the reasons for proposed changes in the standards are presented. The goal of this work is to foster a better understanding of how current standards have evolved and to promote reconciliation of conflicting property assignment procedures between current standards.

Keywords: Moisture content, modulus of elasticity, modulus of rupture, compression parallel to grain, compression perpendicular to grain, tension parallel to grain, shear parallel to grain, American Society for Testing and Materials

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Green, David W.; Evans, James W. 2001. Evolution of standardized procedures for adjusting lumber properties for change in moisture content. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-127. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 50 p.

 


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