Scientific paper

Stress Grading of Eucalyptus grandis for Use in Laminated Beams

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 151, issue 1, 1989 , pages: 46–51
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1989.9630505
Author(s): W., M.G. BurdzikDepartment of Civil Engineering,, B., W.J. van RensburgDepartment of Civil Engineering,


Mechanical as well as visual tensile stress grading of Southern African Eucalyptus grandis is discussed. Results of a large number of tests are presented. Correlations between bending stiffness and tensile strength, between density and tensile strength, amongst others, are shown. Possible methods of improving the grading methods are suggested.

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