Accession Number : ADP000685

Title :   Strength Properties of Blue-Stained Wood from Beetle-Killed Southern Pine Timber,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG

Personal Author(s) : McLain,Thomas E. ; Ifju,Geza

Report Date : 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Heavily blue-stained clear wood specimens sawn from beetle-killed southern pine were found to be weaker in toughness, flexure and compression than those from healthy trees. The longer the time after foliage fade of the infested trees, the greater the strength loss. When grading rules were applied conservatively, in-grade strength properties of full-size beams of the infested material were comparable to those from healthy trees. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lumber, *Environmental tests, *Symposia, Wood, Physical properties, Strength(General), Fungus deterioration, Pests, Insects, Biological stains, Low strength, Toughness, Flexural strength, Compression, Test methods, Foliage, Comparison, Quality control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE