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Analysis of orthotropic beamsAuthor(s): Jen Y. Liu; S. Cheng
Source: Research Paper FPL-RP-343. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 37 pages
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionA plane-stress analysis of orthotropic or isotropic beams is presented. The loading conditions considered are: (1) a concentrated normal load arbitrarily located on the beam, and (2) a distributed normal load covering an arbitrary length of the beam. exhibit close agreement with existing experimental data from Sitka spruce beams. Other loading conditions can similarly be considered. Numerical results based on the present analysis exhibit close agreement with existing experimental data from Sitka spruce beams.
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CitationLiu, Jen Y.; Cheng, S. 1979. Analysis of orthotropic beams. Research Paper FPL-RP-343. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 37 pages
KeywordsBeams, strength, strains, stresses, deformations, wooden beams, orthotropic materials, Picea sitchensis, deflection, shear
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