Accession Number : ADP000689

Title :   Strength-Moisture Content Relationships for Southern Pine Structural Lumber.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG

Personal Author(s) : DeBonis,A. Louis ; McLain,Thomas E. ; Wilson,Frank J.

Report Date : 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The effect of moisture content on the strength and stiffness of southern pine dimension lumber is being investigated. Three visual grades (Select Structural, No. 2 and No. 3) and three sizes (2x4, 2x6 and 2x8) are being conditioned to four target moisture content conditions (10%, 15%, 20% and green). The lumber is being non-destructively evaluated in a flatwise orientation for determination of Modulus of Elasticity (MOE) and is then tested to failure in edgewise bending to evaluate MOE and Modulus of Rupture (MOR). It is anticipated that the relationships found will be used for the development of an analytical model describing the effect of moisture content on the strength and stiffness of visually-graded southern pine dimension lumber. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lumber, *Environmental tests, *Symposia, *Moisture content, Strength(General), Structural properties, Stiffness, Modulus of elasticity, Sampling, Bending, Green(Color), Test and evaluation, Statistical analysis, Load distribution, Humidity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE