Fracture and Fatigue in Wood

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Damage in wood is principally the result of fatigue. Fatigue is theprocess of progressive localised irreversible change in a material, and may culminate in cracks or complete fracture if conditions thatinitiated or propagated the process persist. Comprehensiveunderstanding of fatigue and fracture in engineered wood componentsmust be founded on a proper understanding of the damageprocesses. Although wood is the world's most widely used structural material, whether measured by volume consumed or value of finishedconstruction ...

Fracture and Fatigue in Wood 2003, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England

ISBN-13: 9780471487081