Wood heterogeneities and failure load of timber structural elements: a statistical approach

@article{Grazide2015WoodHA,
  title={Wood heterogeneities and failure load of timber structural elements: a statistical approach},
  author={C{\'e}cile Grazide and Alain Cointe and Jean-Luc Coureau and St{\'e}phane Morel and J. F. Dumail},
  journal={Wood Science and Technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={49},
  pages={421-440}
}
In this work, the effect of spatial location and geometrical characteristics of wood defects (only knots) on the failure load of timber structural elements is addressed. For a large set of timber structural elements (188 Maritime pine full size beams), spatial location and geometrical characteristics of knots were estimated from the analysis of external… CONTINUE READING