To: "'Sturctural Eng List Server'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Strength axis of plywood
From: James Allen <allen(--nospam--at)xyz.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 10:29:22 -0900
UBC 97, Tables 23-II-E-1 7 23-II-E-2 refer to the strength axis of plywood panels. Which is the strength axis? Assuming an 8x4 panel is the strength axis parallel to the 8 foot side or the 4 foot side?
The way I read these tables plywood is stronger when the 8 foot side is parallel to the supports. Is this correct?
James Allen, P.E.