SUMMARY OF U.S. RESEARCH ON WOOD TRANSPORTATION STRUCTURES
An extensive U.S. research program to further develop wood utilization in transportation structures is currently in progress as a joint effort of the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. This research is funded primarily by U.S. legislation and involves cooperative research with universities, government agencies, and private industry. Within the program, research is divided into six areas: system development and design, lumber design properties, preservatives, alternate transportation system timber structures, inspection and rehabilitation, and technology and information transfer. This paper presents a brief summary of selected research program highlights within each of these areas and includes a listing of recent publications.
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- This paper can be found in "Proceedings of the International Wood Engineering Conference", Gopu, Vijaya K.A., ed., October 28-31, 1996, Louisiana State University, Volume 1, pp 81-88.
US Forest ServiceForest Products Laboratory, One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI United States 53705-2398
- Ritter, M A
- Moody, R C
- Duwadi, S R
- Publication Date: 1996
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Inspection; Laminated wood; Lumber; Rehabilitation (Maintenance); Research; Structural design; Technology transfer; Timber; Wood preservatives; Wood structures; Wooden bridges
- Uncontrolled Terms: Glulam timber
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Education and Training; Highways; Research; I24: Design of Bridges and Retaining Walls;
- Accession Number: 00962864
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 15 2003 12:00AM