The application of fracture mechanics to the testing of wood

@article{Prokopski1993TheAO,
  title={The application of fracture mechanics to the testing of wood},
  author={Grzegorz Prokopski},
  journal={Journal of Materials Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={28},
  pages={5995-5999}
}
The problem of a mode I fracture toughness of wood is considered. After a short discussion of relevant literature the test results concerning mode I fracture on three types of wood and the obtained values of stress intensity factor, KIc, are discussed. The compressive and tensile strength of the wood fibres and flexural strength are also presented. A considerable variation of the stress intensity factor, KIc, has been found to depend on the wood species and the direction of taking specimens for… CONTINUE READING

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