Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Wood testing

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Steve-
Be aware that the properties may vary substantially depending on where the sample was taken. Typically the outer laminations are much higher quality and the tension laminations may differ from the compression laminations in an unbalanced lay-up. Also, the allowable stresses depend on things such as slope of grain and size/location/condition of knots that may not be reflected in the sample.
Regards,
Bill Cain, S.E.
Berkeley, CA


From: spraguehope(--nospam--at)hotmail.com
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Wood testing
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 01:17:50 +0000

It depends on what testing you are requiring.  Species determination can be determined by the National Forest Products Research Lab. 

Regards, Harold Sprague




From: SCHFUN(--nospam--at)aol.com
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 12:17:09 -0500
Subject: Wood testing
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org

Does anyone have any recommendations for a testing lab that could determine the strength and deformation properties of a sample of wood from a glu-lam beam?  Preferably in or near Southern California.
 
Thanks,
 
Steve Helfrich
 
Helfrich-Associates
30640 Kristin Court
Redlands, CA 92373
909-389-7316
909-389-7326 (FAX)
steve(--nospam--at)helfrich-associates.com
www.helfrich-associates.com





Send e-mail faster without improving your typing skills. Get your Hotmail® account.

It’s the same Hotmail®. If by “same” you mean up to 70% faster. Get your account now.