ASTM WK63749

    Revision of D245 - 06(2011) Standard Practice for Establishing Structural Grades and Related Allowable Properties for Visually Graded Lumber

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    Active Standard: D245 - 06(2019)

    Developed by Subcommittee: D07.02 | Committee D07 | Contact Staff Manager



    lumber; solid sawn structural lumber; structural grades; visually graded; wood: Bend testing--wood products; Checking; Classification; Compression testing--wood/wood products; Cross grain; Defects--wood products; Duration of load; Grading--wood products; Knots; Loading tests--building constructions/materials; Modulus of elasticity--wood products; Moisture analysis--wood products; Moment-carrying capacity; Shakes; Shear testing--wood products; Slope of grain; Stiffness; Strength--wood materials/applications; Stress grading--lumber; Structural building materials/applications (wood); Tensile properties/testing--wood products; Visual grading (of lumber); Wood products (structural);


    The objective of this ballot items is to clarify issues related to untested tension values and lessen the potential for misinterpretation. One voter with the previous sub-committee ballot requested further information about the impact the proposed changes might have upon design values of beams and timbers that use the D2555/D245 approach for tension design value establishment.

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    Technical Contact:
    Christopher Senalik

    Draft Under Development