Wood - Mechanical Properties

Credit: 4 PDH

Course Fee: $48.00

46 Pages


Course Summary

The mechanical properties presented in this course were obtained from tests of small pieces of wood termed "clear" and "straight grained" because they did not contain characteristics such as knots, cross grain, checks, and splits. These test pieces did have anatomical characteristics such as growth rings that occurred in consistent patterns within each piece. Clear wood specimens are usually considered "homogeneous" in wood mechanics.

Learning Objectives

  • Orthotropic Nature of Wood
  • Elastic Properties
  • Strength Properties
  • Vibration Properties
  • Mechanical Properties of Clear Straight-Grained Wood
  • Natural Characteristics Affecting Mechanical Properties
  • Effects of Manufacturing and Service Environments

Course Author

US Forest Services



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