Wood Handbook Wood as an Engineering Material

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Contents of Wood Handbook, Wood as an Engineering Material

  • Chapter 1. Wood as a Sustainable
  • Building Material
  • Wood as a Green Building Material
  • Forest Certification Programs
  • Literature Cited
  • Chapter 2. Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Woods
  • Timber Resources and Uses
  • Species Descriptions
  • Imported Woods
  • Scientific Name Index
  • Literature Cited
  • Additional References
  • Chapter 3. Structure and Function of Wood
  • Biological Structure of Wood at Decreasing Scales
  • Microscopic Structure of Softwoods and Hardwoods
  • Wood Technology
  • Juvenile Wood and Reaction Wood
  • Appearance of Wood as Sawn Lumber
  • Wood Identification
  • Literature Cited
  • Chapter 4. Moisture Relations and Physical Properties of Wood
  • Wood Moisture Relationships
  • Thermal Properties
  • Electrical Properties
  • Friction Properties
  • Nuclear Radiation Properties
  • Literature Cited
  • Additional Reference
  • Chapter 5. Mechanical Properties of Wood
  • Orthotropic Nature of Wood
  • Elastic Properties
  • Strength Properties
  • Vibration Properties
  • Mechanical Properties of Clear Straight-Grained
  • Wood
  • Natural Characteristics Affecting Mechanical
  • Properties
  • Literature Cited
  • Additional References
  • Chapter 6. Commercial Lumber, Round Timbers, and Ties
  • Hardwood Lumber
  • Softwood Lumber
  • Purchase of Lumber
  • Round Timbers and Ties
  • Commonly Used Lumber, Round Timber, and Tie
  • Abbreviations
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Stress Grades and Design Properties for Lumber, Round Timber, and Ties
  • Lumber
  • Round Timbers and Ties
  • Literature Cited
  • Additional References
  • Chapter 8. Fastenings
  • Nails
  • Spikes
  • Staples
  • Drift Bolts
  • Wood Screws
  • Lag Screws
  • Bolts
  • Connector Joints
  • Metal Plate Connectors
  • Joist Hangers
  • Fastener Head Embedment
  • Literature Cited
  • Additional References
  • Chapter 9. Structural Analysis Equations
  • Deformation Equations
  • Stress Equations
  • Stability Equations
  • Literature Cited
  • Additional References
  • Chapter 10. Adhesives with Wood Materials Bond Formation and Performance
  • Surface Properties of Wood for Bonding
  • Physical Properties of Wood for Bonding
  • Adhesives
  • Bonding Process
  • Bonded Joints
  • Testing and Performance
  • Standards
  • References
  • Chapter 11. Wood-Based Composite Materials Panel Products, Glued-Laminated Timber, Structural Composite Lumber, and Wood Nonwood Composite Materials
  • Scope
  • Conventional Wood-Based Composite Panels
  • Glulam Timber
  • Structural Composite Lumber
  • Wood Nonwood Composite Materials
  • Literature Cited
  • Chapter 12. Mechanical Properties of Wood-Based Composite Materials
  • Elastic Properties
  • Strength Properties
  • Panel Products
  • Timber Elements/Structural Composite Lumber
  • Wood Nonwood Composites
  • Testing Standards
  • Literature Cited
  • Chapter 13. Drying and Control of Moisture
  • Content and Dimensional Changes
  • Determination of Moisture Content
  • Recommended Moisture Content
  • Drying of Wood
  • Moisture Control during Transit and Storage
  • Dimensional Changes in Wood
  • Design Factors Affecting Dimensional Change
  • Wood Care and Installation during Construction
  • Literature Cited
  • Chapter 14. Biodeterioration of Wood
  • Fungus Damage and Control
  • Bacteria
  • Insect Damage and Control
  • Marine Borer Damage and Control
  • References
  • Chapter 15. Wood Preservation
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Selecting Preservatives
  • Evaluating New Preservatives
  • Preservative Effectiveness
  • Effect of Species on Penetration
  • Preparation of Wood for Treatment
  • Application of Preservatives
  • Quality Assurance for Treated Wood
  • Effects on the Environment
  • Recycling and Disposal of Treated Wood
  • References
  • Chapter 16. Finishing of Wood
  • Factors Affecting Finish Performance
  • Exterior Wood Finishes
  • Application of Finishes, Special Uses
  • Finish Failure or Discoloration
  • Finishing Interior Wood
  • Wood Cleaners and Brighteners
  • Paint Strippers
  • Lead-Based Paint
  • Literature Cited
  • Additional References
  • Chapter 17. Use of Wood in Buildings and Bridges
  • Light-Frame Buildings
  • Post-Frame and Pole Buildings
  • Log Buildings
  • Heavy Timber Buildings
  • Considerations for Wood Buildings
  • Literature Cited
  • Chapter 18. Fire Safety of Wood
  • Construction
  • Fire Safety Design and Evaluation
  • Fire-Performance Characteristics of Wood
  • Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood
  • Literature Cited
  • Additional References
  • Chapter 19. Specialty Treatments
  • Plasticizing Wood
  • Modified Woods
  • Paper-Based Plastic Laminates
  • References
  • Chapter 20. Heat Sterilization of Wood
  • Heat Treatment Standards
  • Factors Affecting Heating Times
  • Methods for Estimating Heating Times
  • American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC)
  • Enforcement Regulations
  • Quality Mark
  • Other Considerations
  • Literature Cited

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