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Random acts of elasticity: MoE, G and EN408.

Ridley-Ellis, Daniel; Moore, John; Khokhar, Aamir Muhammad


John Moore


The paper examines the variation in modulus of elasticity (MoE) and shear modulus (G) within sawn timber and the implications for testing timber in accordance with EN408:2003. A combination of mechanical testing and simple analytical modelling is used to examine the differences between global and local MoE, and the extent to which these differences can be explained by the inhomogeneity of stiffness within a batten. In the light of these findings, the methods prescribed for determining G from flexural tests are called into question.

Start Date Apr 21, 2009
End Date Apr 23, 2009
Publication Date Apr 21, 2009
Deposit Date Apr 7, 2009
Publicly Available Date Apr 21, 2009
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 2-6
Keywords Wood; Timber; Mechanical properties; Bending; Elasticity; Shear; EN408;
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Contract Date Apr 7, 2009


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