Accession Number : ADP000683

Title :   Effect of Preservative Treatments and Exposure Conditions on the Mechanical Properties and Performance of Wood,

Corporate Author : MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV MISSISSIPPI STATE FOREST PRODUCTS UTILIZATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Thompson,Warren S.

Report Date : 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Significant losses in strength of wood associated with decay occur well in advance of detectable changes in such physical properties as weight and color. Thus, the occurrence of even incipient decay in untreated load-bearing members usually dictates that such members be replaced. Preservative treatments provide protection against biological deterioration, but both the processing operations and certain salt-type preservatives have the potential of reducing the mechanical properties of wood. Strength losses induced by decay and by preservative treatments are discussed.

Descriptors :   *Lumber, *Environmental tests, *Symposia, Preservatives, Exposure(General), Mechanical properties, Performance(Engineering), Wood, Structural analysis, Data acquisition, Weight, Coloring, Physical properties, Strength(General), Low strength, Deterioration, Tables(Data)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE