From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 15:44:07 -0500
James Allen wrote:
>>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?<<
Plywood has greater strength when its face grain direction is perpendicular
to the supports.
A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)