Accession Number : AD0696624

Title :   RAIL SHEAR TEST FOR EVALUATING EDGEWISE SHEAR PROPERTIES OF WOOD-BASE PANEL PRODUCTS.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s) : McNatt,J. Dobbin

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The rail shear test used extensively at the Forest Products Laboratory to determine the edgewise shear strength of wood-base panel products is described and evaluated. Specimens are bolted between two pairs of loading rails, providing a 1- by 10-inch stress area, and the load is applied at a uniform rate. Strain distribution data from the rail shear test agreed with measured and theoretically determined distributions in other shear specimens. This indicates that the rail shear test procedure can accurately predict the performance of hardboard used in full-size structural components. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WOOD, PANELS), (*PANELS, SHEAR STRESSES), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, FAILURE(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), STRAIN(MECHANICS), BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), FIBERBOARD, PLYWOOD, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION

Subject Categories : Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE