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Hardboard-webbed I-beams : effects of long-term loading and loading environmentAuthor(s): Michael J. Superfesky; Terry J. Ramaker
Source: Res. Pap. FPL-RP-306. Madison, WI : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 14 pages
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionTwelve-foot and 6-foot I-beams with webs of two different hardboard materials and plywood were subjected to constant loads in three different humidity environments. After 17,000 hours of test, the performance of the hardboard-webbed I-beams appears to be at least comparable to that of I- beams with plywood webs. Results of this study will be useful to researchers, designers, and building code officials for judging the acceptability of woodbase materials in structural components such as I- beams.
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CitationSuperfesky, Michael J.; Ramaker, Terry J. 1978. Hardboard-webbed I-beams : effects of long-term loading and loading environment. Res. Pap. FPL-RP-306. Madison, WI : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 14 pages
KeywordsLoads, beams, hardboard, plywoods, strength, compression, tension, creep, shear, modulus of elasticity, full-scale, humidity environments, tempered, flanges, elastic properties, cyclic moisture, interior, exterior
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