Visual stress grading of fibre-managed plantation Eucalypt timber for structural building applications

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Visual stress grading of fibre-managed plantation Eucalypt timber for structural building applications. / Derikvand, Mohammad; Kotlarewski, Nathan; Lee, Michael ; Jiao, Hui; Chan, Andrew; Nolan, Gregory.

In: Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 167, 2018, p. 688-699.

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Derikvand, Mohammad ; Kotlarewski, Nathan ; Lee, Michael ; Jiao, Hui ; Chan, Andrew ; Nolan, Gregory. / Visual stress grading of fibre-managed plantation Eucalypt timber for structural building applications. In: Construction and Building Materials. 2018 ; Vol. 167. pp. 688-699.

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title = "Visual stress grading of fibre-managed plantation Eucalypt timber for structural building applications",
abstract = "The aim of this study was to examine the impacts of visual characteristics, strength-reducing features (SRFs), and basic density on the mechanical properties of fibre-managed plantation Eucalypt timber to create effective structural grade groups. It is the intension that the results found in this study can lead to the development of a visual stress grading method for fibre-managed plantation timber in the future and influence the development of new applications for the resource in structural elements for the built environment. The plantation specie investigated in this study was Eucalyptus Nitens–390 sawn timber boards. The most important visual characteristics and SRFs likely to influence the mechanical properties of the boards were visually identified and measured before the boards were divided into designated groups for sampling. The impacts of the visual characteristics, SRFs, and basic density of the boards within each group on modulus of elasticity (MOE) and modulus of rupture (MOR) were determined using four-point bending test. The statistical analyses suggest three structural grade groups can categorise the resource. Strong correlations were found between MOE, MOR, and basic density with the visual characteristics and SRFs of the boards in the three grade groups. {\circledC} 2018 Elsevier Ltd",
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