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AS/NZS 2878:2000


Timber — Classification into strength groups

Specifies a procedure for the classification of timber species into positive or provisional strength groups based on testing of small, clear specimens or on the species mean dry density. When used in conjunction with visual grading rules the strength groups provide a means of determining a stress grade for graded timber. A list of species and their strength groups is given.
Published: 05/09/2000
Pages: 28
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About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Referenced documents
1.3 Definitions
2 Procedures for the strength grouping of a species
2.1 General
2.2 Procedure for positive strength grouping
2.2.1 Sampling
2.2.2 Testing
2.2.3 Unseasoned material
2.2.4 Seasoned material
2.2.5 Preliminary comparison based on individual critical properties
2.2.6 Positive strength classification based on the combination of properties
2.2.7 Test report
2.3 Procedure for provisional strength grouping
2.3.1 Data available from mechanical testing
2.3.2 Data available only for seasoned density
2.3.3 Acceptable difference between unseasoned and seasoned strength groups
3 Classification of timbers
3.1 General
3.2 Strength groups of Australian timbers
3.3 Strength groups of timbers other than Australian grown
Appendix A
A1 General
A2 Sampling based on tree resource
A3 Sampling based on mill production
A4 Stratified sampling procedures
Appendix B
B1 Specimen selection
B2 Test procedure
Cited references in this standard
Division of Building Research
BS 373
Methods of testing small clear specimens of timber
Wood - Determination of modulus of elasticity in static bending
Wood - Determination of ultimate strength in static bending
Nomenclature of Australian timbers
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DR 97407
AS/NZS 2878-2000 REC:2017
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