Accession Number:

ADA080872

Title:

Strength of Wood Beams with End Splits.

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE