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Repetitive member factors for the allowable properties of wood products

Year:

2010

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory

Source:

Research paper FPL ; RP-657

Description

We identify confusion in the literature about the definition and calculation of repetitive member factors. This confusion casts some doubt on the validity of the 1.15 repetitive member factor permitted in ASTM D 245 and ASTM D 1990.

Citation

Verrill, Steve; Kretschmann, David. 2010. Repetitive member factors for the allowable properties of wood products. Research Paper FPL-RP-657. Madison, WI: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 38 p.

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/56049