Random acts of elasticity: MoE, G and EN408.

Ridley-Ellis, Daniel, Moore, John and Khokhar, Aamir Muhammad (2009) Random acts of elasticity: MoE, G and EN408. In: WG meetings COST Action E53 "Quality Control for Wood and Wood Products" and Wood Drying Seminar in Bled, Slovenia, 23rd April 2009, Bled, Slovenia.

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The paper examines the variation in modulus of elasticity (MoE) and shear modulus (G) within sawn timber and the implications for testing timber in accordance with EN408:2003. A combination of mechanical testing and simple analytical modelling is used to examine the differences between global and local MoE, and the extent to which these differences can be explained by the inhomogeneity of stiffness within a batten. In the light of these findings, the methods prescribed for determining G from flexural tests are called into question.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Wood; Timber; Mechanical properties; Bending; Elasticity; Shear; EN408;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 694 Wood construction & carpentry
600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 691 Building materials
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Item ID: 2520
Depositing User: Dr. Daniel Ridley-Ellis
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2009 11:37
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 14:43

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