HARDBOARD-WEBBED I-BEAMS: EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM LOADING AND LOADING ENVIRONMENT

Twelve-foot and 6-foot I-beams with webs of two different hardboard materials and plywood were subjected to constant loads in three different humidity environments. After 17,000 hours of test, the performance of the hardboard-webbed I-beams appears to be at least comparable to that of I-beams with plywood webs. Results of this study will be useful to researchers, designers, and building code officials for judging the acceptability of wood-base materials in structural components such as I-beams. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • FSRP: Forest Service Research Paper.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Forest Products Laboratory

    P.O. Box 5130, North Walnut Street
    Madison, WI  United States  53705
  • Authors:
    • Superfesky, M J
    • Ramaker, T J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FSRP-FPL-306
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM