Structural Timber Research at Forest Products Lab

by Fred Werren,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 12, Pg. 2891-2906

Document Type: Journal Paper


The goal of research at the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory on the engineering uses of wood, like that of all laboratory research, is directed toward providing the greatest possible benefits to the greatest number of people. Progress during the past few years is reviewed in the areas of structural lumber grading, wood-base and related materials, glued-laminated construction, round timber evaluations, housing research, timber bridges, wood building foundations, trussed rafters, shear stiffness of wood decks, adhesives for structural laminating, and fire research. Substantial progress has been made, and application of findings will result in more effective use of our timber resources.

Subject Headings: Wood construction | Wood bridges | Laminated materials | Infrastructure construction | Wood structures | Wood | Forests | Construction materials

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