Accession Number:

ADP000693

Title:

Effect of Temperature and Moisture Content on Duration of Load Characteristics of Lumber,

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FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

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Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

There is a lack of current information on the effect of temperature and moisture on lumber duration of load characteristics. A potential effect does exist, however, as creep and creep-rupture performance of small clear wood specimens is greatly affected by large variations in the environment. Suggestions are made for future research with particular emphasis toward establishing a cumulative damage or load history model that incorporates effects of temperature and moisture content interactions with load history. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE