Duration of Load and Fatigue in Wood Structures: Progress Report of a Sub-Committee of the Committee on Timber Structures of the Structural Division

Committee on Timber Structures

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 5, Pg. 1-12

Document Type: Journal Paper


Summarization of present knowledge of effects of long time loading and of fatigue on structural wood; long time loading, whether continuous or intermittent, is considered from viewpoints both of strength and of deformation; chart showing relation of safe working stress to duration of load is presented; fatigue test data are reviewed.

Subject Headings: Wood structures | Load tests | Fatigue tests | Load duration | Load factors | Fatigue (material) | Wood | Structural safety

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