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Wood handbook: Wood as an engineering material

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Ross, Robert

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Summarizes information on wood as an engineering material. Presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer. Includes discussion of designing with wood and wood-based products along with some pertinent uses.


wood structure; physical properties (wood); mechanical properties (wood); lumber; wood-based composites; plywood; panel products; design; fastenings; wood moisture; drying; gluing; fire resistance; finishing; decay; preservation; wood-based products; heat sterilization; sustainable use


Forest Products Laboratory. 2021. Wood handbook—wood as an engineering material. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-282. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 543 p

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