Accession Number:

ADA055006

Title:

Hardboard-Webbed I-Beams: Effects of Long-Term Loading and Loading Environment.

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE