Volume 26, Issue 6 (November 1998)

    A Testing Device for the Mechanical Characterization of Wood Beams or Plates Under Bending Compression

    (Received 3 January 1997; accepted 21 May 1998)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    A bending-compression device has been designed with the help of the ABAQUS/Standard finite element code for studying the mechanical behavior of structural elements under complex loading. A description of the device and its principle are presented. Samples are instrumented with the aim of a better comprehension of the damage mechanisms up to rupture. Current strain on the middle of the upper and lower faces and acoustic emission (AE) signals is collected. A coupled analysis of the mechanical and physical responses are made related to visual observations. Results are illustrated in the case of spruce beams loaded under bending up to rupture with the bending moment along the direction perpendicular to the annual rings.


    Author Information:

    Mussot-Hoinard, G
    Université de Metz,

    Ferron, G
    Université de Metz,


    Stock #: JTE12116J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12116J

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    Title A Testing Device for the Mechanical Characterization of Wood Beams or Plates Under Bending Compression
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    Committee D07