Long-Term Performance Reliability of Wood Materialsby Andrew H. Stewart, Engineering Data Management, Inc, United States,
James R. Goodman, Engineering Data Management, Inc, United States,
Abstract: The United States faces a major task in maintaining and rebuilding the nation's infrastructure in the 1990's and beyond. Economic constraints have limited funds available for preventative maintenance resulting in the need for high cost corrective maintenance programs. In engineered wood structures, new methodology has emerged which enables realistic assessment of long-term structural reliability. Examples of the use of this new technology are provided which demonstrate methods to assess the long-term performance of the wood materials in engineered wood structures.
Subject Headings: Wood structures | Structural analysis | Structural reliability | Wood construction | Wood | Maintenance | Construction materials | Construction methods | Infrastructure | North America | United States
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