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Strength, Elasticity and Toughness of Wood

  • H. E. Desch
  • J. M. Dinwoodie
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Abstract

The strength of a material such as wood refers to its ability to resist applied forces that could lead to its failure, while its elasticity determines the amount of deformation that would occur under the same applied forces. These forces may be applied slowly at constant rate whereby we refer to the inherent resistance of the material as its static strength, or they may be applied exceptionally quickly, when we refer to the resistance of the material as its dynamic strength.

Keywords

Compression Strength Compression Wood Tension Wood Building Research Longitudinal Compression 
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