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Shear design of wood beams : state of the artAuthor(s): Lawrence A. Soltis; Terry D. Gerhardt
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-56. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 9 pages.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionCurrent shear design technology in the United States for lumber or glued- laminated beams is confusing. This report summarizes shear stress and strength research including both analytical and experimental approaches. Both checked and unchecked beams are included. The analytical work has been experimentally verified for only limited load conditions and span-to- depth ratios. Future research is required to better define the effects of beam size, load configuration, checks, and combined stresses on shear design.
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CitationSoltis, Lawrence A.; Gerhardt, Terry D. 1988. Shear design of wood beams : state of the art. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-56. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 9 pages.
KeywordsBeams, design, shear strength, shear stress, shear tests, timber, lumber, glued laminated
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