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    Standard Practice for Establishing Clear Wood Strength Values

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    Superseded date:  11-11-2014


    Published date:  01-10-2011

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 This practice covers the determination of strength values for clear wood of different species in the unseasoned condition, unadjusted for end use, applicable to the establishment of working stresses for different solid wood products such as lumber, laminated wood, plywood, and round timbers. Presented are:

    1.1.1 Procedures by which test values obtained on small clear specimens may be combined with density data from extensive forest surveys to make them more representative,

    1.1.2 Guidelines for the interpretation of the data in terms of assigned values for combinations of species or regional divisions within a species to meet special marketing needs, and

    1.1.3 Information basic to the translation of the clear wood values into working stresses for different solid wood products for different end uses.

    1.1.4 For species where density survey data are not as yet available for the re-evaluation of average strength properties, the presently available data from tests made under the sampling methods and procedures of Test Methods D143 or Practice E105 are provided with appropriate provision for their application and use. Because of the comprehensive manner in which the density survey is undertaken, it follows that the re-evaluated strength data are intended to be representative of the forest stand, or rather large forest subdivisions.

    1.1.5 Some useful mechanical properties (tensile strengths parallel and perpendicular to grain and modulus of rigidity for a longitudinal-transverse plane) have not been extensively evaluated. Methods are described for estimating these properties by their relation to other properties.

    1.2 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.

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    Committee D 07
    Document Type Test Method
    Product Note Reconfirmed 2011
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    ASTM D 2899 : 2012 : R2017 Standard Practice for Establishing Allowable Stresses for Round Timber Piles
    ASTM D 5574 : 1994 : R2012 Standard Test Methods for Establishing Allowable Mechanical Properties of Wood-Bonding Adhesives for Design of Structural Joints
    ASTM D 2395 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 9 : 2012 Standard Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products
    ASTM D 7033 : 2014 Standard Practice for Establishing Design Capacities for Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels
    ASTM D 5751 : 1999 : R2019 Standard Specification for Adhesives Used for Laminate Joints in Nonstructural Lumber Products
    ASTM D 6570 : 2018 : REV A Standard Practice for Assigning Allowable Properties for Mechanically Graded Lumber
    ASTM D 2915 : 2017 Standard Practice for Sampling and Data-Analysis for Structural Wood and Wood-Based Products
    ASTM D 3957 : 2009 : R2015 Standard Practices for Establishing Stress Grades for Structural Members Used in Log Buildings
    ASTM D 2559 : 2012 : REV A : R2018 Standard Specification for Adhesives for Bonded Structural Wood Products for Use Under Exterior Exposure Conditions
    ASTM D 25 : 2012 : R2017 Standard Specification for Round Timber Piles
    ASTM D 5536 : 2017 Standard Practice for Sampling Forest Trees for Determination of Clear Wood Properties
    ASTM D 7381 : 2007 : R2013 Standard Practice for Establishing Allowable Stresses for Round Timbers for Piles from Tests of Full-Size Material
    ASTM D 1990 : 2016 Standard Practice for Establishing Allowable Properties for Visually-Graded Dimension Lumber from In-Grade Tests of Full-Size Specimens
    ASTM D 245 : 2006 : R2011 Standard Practice for Establishing Structural Grades and Related Allowable Properties for Visually Graded Lumber
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