Evaluating the Effects of Bending Rate and Moisture Content on the Work Required to Bend Northern Red Oak
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- Lucas, John S.
University of Maine Graduate School
Eight selected variables were measured or calculated to determine their effect on the bending of solid wood. For the primary experiments, the rate of bending and the moisture content of the wood were set at three levels. The results of the treatment differences were compared by measuring the work/energy required to produce the bend. Secondary experiments were performed to test the effect of halting the bending strain to allow the specimen to relax before proceeding.
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