Strength of Wood Beams with End Splits.
Forest Service research paper,
FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI
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A method of analysis for determining crack propagation loads on wood beams with end splits is presented. The method is based on 1 linear elastic orthotropic fracture mechanics concepts, 2 theory of complex variables, and 3 least squares boundary value collocation BVC. Using this method, the critical stress intensity factor is determined. Also, a simple failure equation for end split beams is proposed.
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