Accession Number : AD0764289

Title :   Data Acquisition and Processing for Characterizing Wood Strength.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service Research note,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s) : Boller,Kenneth H. ; Stehr,Virginia M.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Extensive mechanical testing and data analysis are required to determine strength properties of wood and their relationship to moisture, density, slope of grain, annual rings, knots, and other factors that affect strength. The report presents the Forest Products Laboratory's method of obtaining automatically load-deformation data and the computer method of processing to determine empirical relationships. The note describes the mechanical test equipment and the system for processing the data used at the Laboratory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WOOD, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), DATA PROCESSING, LOADS(FORCES), DEFORMATION, CURVE FITTING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE