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Wood handbook: Wood as an engineering material

Informally Refereed
Authors: Robert Ross
Year: 2021
Type: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
Source: FPL-GTR-282

Abstract

Summarizes information on wood as an engineering material. Presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer. Includes discussion of designing with wood and wood-based products along with some pertinent uses.

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Keywords

wood structure, physical properties (wood), mechanical properties (wood), lumber, wood-based composites, plywood, panel products, design, fastenings, wood moisture, drying, gluing, fire resistance, finishing, decay, preservation, wood-based products, heat sterilization, sustainable use

Citation

Forest Products Laboratory. 2021. Wood handbook wood as an engineering material. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-282. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 543 p
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/62200