Hardboard-Webbed I-Beams: Effects of Long-Term Loading and Loading Environment.
Forest Service research paper,
FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS
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Twelve-foot and 6-foot I-beams with webs of two different hardboard materials and plywood were subjected to constant loads in three different humidity environments. After 17,000 hours of test, the performance of the hardboard-webbed I-beams appears to be at least comparable to that of I-beams with plywood webs. Results of this study will be useful to researchers, designers, and building code officials for judging the acceptability of wood-base materials in structural components such as I-beams. Author
- Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products