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Re: Lateral Loads From Log Stack

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        I don't know whether it's been documented publicly or not; but I'm sure you're not the first to have this problem.  You might check out some of the logging trucks or some of the paper or lumber mills.  I expect they actually do what you are thinking about.
H. Daryl Richardson
----- Original Message -----
From: Rich Lewis
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 8:05 AM
Subject: Lateral Loads From Log Stack

Is there any reference source that may have measured or calculated a lateral force on a wall that restrains a stack of logs?  I have a condition where I need to design a wall that restrains a stack of logs that are running parallel to the wall.  It?s not actually a continuous wall, rather a pile ?stake? type wall.


It seems to me it would be a load similar in nature to soil in that an equivalent fluid load would be required with the lateral force increasing from top to bottom.  I am sketching out random log piles and trying to calculate vector forces and it can get quite elaborate and random.  I was wondering if this has been documented already.