Barbara Misztal
The assessment of usability of various types of wood in construction

    The paper describes the dynamic testing of models made of pine, spruce, larch and oak wood. The testing was conducted in order to learn the properties of planks on the basis of data obtained from the testing of free elements’ vibration. Planks dried in air and after a 24 hours’ soaking in water were tested. The course of the vibration of each of the models was illustrated on a graph. The calculations of the determination of elements’ stiffness, and of the modulus of direct elasticity E for various wood species were shown. The aim of the testing was to determine how the modulus of elasticity varies due to wetting.

Key words: modulus of longitudinal elasticity, free vibration, damping of free vibration

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