ASTM D2915-98e1

    Standard Practice for Evaluating Allowable Properties for Grades of Structural Lumber


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers sampling and analysis procedures for the investigation of specified populations of stress-graded structural lumber. Depending on the interest of the user, the population from which samples are taken may range from the lumber from a specific mill to all the lumber produced in a particular grade from a particular geographic area, during some specified interval of time. This practice generally assumes that the population is sufficiently large so that, for sampling purposes, it may be considered infinite. Where this assumption is inadequate, that is, the population is assumed finite, many of the provisions of this practice may be employed but the sampling and analysis procedure must be designed to reflect a finite population. The statistical techniques embodied in this practice provide procedures to summarize data so that logical judgments can be made. This practice does not specify the action to be taken after the results have been analyzed. The action to be taken depends on the particular requirements of the user of the product.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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

    D245 Practice for Establishing Structural Grades and Related Allowable Properties for Visually Graded Lumber

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

    D2555 Practice for Establishing Clear Wood Strength Values

    D3737 Practice for Establishing Allowable Properties for Structural Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam)

    D5055 Specification for Establishing and Monitoring Structural Capacities of Prefabricated Wood I-Joists

    D5456 Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products

    D6570 Practice for Assigning Allowable Properties for Mechanically Graded Lumber

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 79.040 (Wood, sawlogs and sawn timber)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D2915-98E01

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2915-98e1, Standard Practice for Evaluating Allowable Properties for Grades of Structural Lumber, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.org

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