ASTM D6874 - 12

    Standard Test Methods for Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood-Based Flexural Members Using Transverse Vibration

    Active Standard ASTM D6874 | Developed by Subcommittee: D07.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.10


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The dynamic modulus of elasticity provided by these test methods is a fundamental property for the configuration tested. This value can be related to static and other dynamic moduli of elasticity as measured on the same configuration.

    5.1.1 The rapidity and ease of application of these test methods facilitate its use as a substitute for static measurements.

    5.1.2 Dynamic modulus of elasticity is often used for surveys, for segregation of lumber for test purposes, and to provide indication of environmental or processing effect.

    5.2 The modulus of elasticity, whether measured statically or dynamically, is often a useful predictor variable to suggest or explain property relationships.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the flexural stiffness and modulus of elasticity (E) properties of wood-based materials by nondestructive testing using transverse vibration in the vertical direction.

    1.2 The test methods are limited to specimens having solid, rectangular sections.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D9 Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products

    D198 Test Methods of Static Tests of Lumber in Structural Sizes

    D1990 Practice for Establishing Allowable Properties for Visually-Graded Dimension Lumber from In-Grade Tests of Full-Size Specimens

    D2915 Practice for Sampling and Data-Analysis for Structural Wood and Wood-Based Products

    D4442 Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials

    D4761 Test Methods for Mechanical Properties of Lumber and Wood-Base Structural Material

    D7438 Practice for Field Calibration and Application of Hand-Held Moisture Meters

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E1267 Guide for Astm Standard Specification Quality Statements

    Other Standard

    ISO7626/1 Vibration and Shock-Experimental Determination of Mechanical Mobility--Part 1: Basic Definitions and Transducers Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.100 (Non-destructive testing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D6874-12

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