Volume 16, Issue 4 (July 1988)

    Mode II Wood Test Specimen: Beam with Center Slit

    (Received 28 August 1987; accepted 30 November 1987)


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF (164K) 5 $25   ADD TO CART


    A test specimen and equation are demonstrated to measure critical Mode II stress-intensity factor KIIc for wood. Knowledge of this critical material property is necessary for predicting crack propagation loads and, specifically, split propagation loads in split wood beams. Results for the specimen with two different notches reveal a difference in coefficient of variation of KIIc of a factor of two.

    Author Information:

    Murphy, JF
    Engineer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI

    Stock #: JTE11079J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11079J

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    Title Mode II Wood Test Specimen: Beam with Center Slit
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D07