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The Mechanical Properties of Wood Including a Discussion of the Factors Affecting the Mechanical Properties, and Methods of Timber Testing

By Samuel J. (Samuel James) Record
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  • THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD
  • THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD
    • Including a Discussion of the Factors Affecting the Mechanical Properties, and Methods of Timber Testing
      • BY
    • BY
    • SAMUEL J. RECORD, M.A., M.F.
      • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FOREST PRODUCTS, YALE UNIVERSITY
      • FIRST EDITION FIRST THOUSAND 1914
      • Identification of the Economic Woods of the United States. 8vo, vi + 117 pages, 15 figures. Cloth, $1.25 net.
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FOREST PRODUCTS, YALE UNIVERSITY
    • FIRST EDITION FIRST THOUSAND 1914
    • Identification of the Economic Woods of the United States. 8vo, vi + 117 pages, 15 figures. Cloth, $1.25 net.
    • TO THE STAFF OF THE FOREST PRODUCTS LABORATORY, AT MADISON, WISCONSIN IN APPRECIATION OF THE MANY OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED AND COURTESIES EXTENDED THE AUTHOR
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • PART I THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD
    • INTRODUCTION
    • FUNDAMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS AND DEFINITIONS
    • TENSILE STRENGTH
    • COMPRESSIVE OR CRUSHING STRENGTH
    • SHEARING STRENGTH
    • TRANSVERSE OR BENDING STRENGTH: BEAMS
      • Beams
      • Stiffness of Beams
      • Strength of Beams
      • Kinds of Loads
      • Application of Loads
      • Failures in Timber Beams
    • Beams
    • Stiffness of Beams
    • Strength of Beams
    • Kinds of Loads
    • Application of Loads
    • Failures in Timber Beams
    • TOUGHNESS: TORSION
    • HARDNESS
    • CLEAVABILITY
  • PART II FACTORS AFFECTING THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD
    • INTRODUCTION
    • RATE OF GROWTH
    • HEARTWOOD AND SAPWOOD
    • WEIGHT, DENSITY, AND SPECIFIC GRAVITY
    • COLOR
    • CROSS GRAIN
    • KNOTS
    • FROST SPLITS
    • SHAKES, GALLS, PITCH POCKETS
    • INSECT INJURIES37
    • MARINE WOOD-BORER INJURIES
    • FUNGOUS INJURIES39
    • PARASITIC PLANT INJURIES.46
    • LOCALITY OF GROWTH
    • SEASON OF CUTTING
    • WATER CONTENT48
    • TEMPERATURE
    • PRESERVATIVES
  • PART III TIMBER TESTING56
    • WORKING PLAN
    • FORMS OF MATERIAL TESTED
    • SIZE OF TEST SPECIMENS
    • MOISTURE DETERMINATION
    • MACHINE FOR STATIC TESTS
    • SPEED OF TESTING MACHINE
    • BENDING LARGE BEAMS
    • BENDING SMALL BEAMS
    • ENDWISE COMPRESSION
    • COMPRESSION ACROSS THE GRAIN
    • SHEAR ALONG THE GRAIN
    • IMPACT TEST
    • HARDNESS TEST: ABRASION AND INDENTATION
    • CLEAVAGE TEST
    • TENSION TEST PARALLEL TO THE GRAIN
    • TENSION TEST AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE GRAIN
    • TORSION TEST64
    • SPECIAL TESTS
      • Spike-pulling Test
      • Packing Boxes
      • Vehicle and Implement Woods
      • Cross-arms
      • Other Tests
    • Spike-pulling Test
    • Packing Boxes
    • Vehicle and Implement Woods
    • Cross-arms
    • Other Tests
  • APPENDIX
    • SAMPLE WORKING PLAN OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE
    • MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOODS GROWN IN THE UNITED STATES
      • Working Plan No. 124
      • PURPOSE OF WORK
      • MATERIAL
      • DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS
      • RECORDS
      • PHOTOGRAPHS
    • Working Plan No. 124
    • PURPOSE OF WORK
    • MATERIAL
    • DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS
    • RECORDS
    • PHOTOGRAPHS
    • SHRINKAGE AND SPECIFIC GRAVITY
      • Appendix to Working Plan 124
      • PURPOSE OF WORK
      • MATERIAL
      • RADIAL AND TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE
      • VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE AND SPECIFIC GRAVITY
    • Appendix to Working Plan 124
    • PURPOSE OF WORK
    • MATERIAL
    • RADIAL AND TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE
    • VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE AND SPECIFIC GRAVITY
    • STRENGTH VALUES FOR STRUCTURAL TIMBERS
      • (From Cir. 189, U.S. Forest Service)
    • (From Cir. 189, U.S. Forest Service)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • Part I: Some general works on mechanics, materials of construction, and testing of materials.
      • Part II: Publications and articles on the mechanical properties of wood, and timber testing.
      • Part III: Publications of the U.S. Government on the mechanical properties of wood, and timber testing.
    • Part II: Publications and articles on the mechanical properties of wood, and timber testing.
    • Part III: Publications of the U.S. Government on the mechanical properties of wood, and timber testing.
    • PART I. SOME GENERAL WORKS ON MECHANICS, MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION, AND TESTING OF MATERIALS
    • PART II. PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD, AND TIMBER TESTING
    • PART III. PUBLICATIONS OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD, AND TIMBER TESTING
      • MISCELLANEOUS
      • FOREST SERVICE
      • REPORTS OF TESTS ON THE STRENGTH OF STRUCTURAL MATERIAL, MADE AT THE WATERTOWN ARSENAL, MASS.
    • MISCELLANEOUS
    • FOREST SERVICE
    • REPORTS OF TESTS ON THE STRENGTH OF STRUCTURAL MATERIAL, MADE AT THE WATERTOWN ARSENAL, MASS.
  • INDEX
  • FOOTNOTES
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