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Justin Penrose
01-15-1997, 08:01 PM
Hi,

Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply to my request. The responses
were greatly appreciated. Just for the record, here they are.......
(If anyone knows of some papers with non-linear/orthotropic data I'd still
like to hear from them)

Justin

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Material properties for all types of wood can be found
in Marks Handbook for Mechanical Engineering.
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Most Material Mechanics textbooks include properties of wood.
One comes to mind: 'Mechanics of Materials' higdon, ohlsen etc... Wiley,
I believe it has several specific woods in it, red oak, northern pine, etc...
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You might wish to contact Larry Noble at Kansas State University
(LNoble@ksu.edu). He is an authority on the mechanics of striking
implements.
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Mechanical Design in Organisms by S.A. Wainwright et al. has a chapter
section on the mechanical properties of wood. Within the
section, Wainwright cites a few references regarding anisotropy which
might help.
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`Mechanics of Materials' by, I believe, Gere and Timoshenko has at the back
some tables with wood properties.
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Look in work of Julian F. V. Vincent from Reading (UK), a specialist in
biomaterials.
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