Timber: Its Nature and Behaviour, Second Edition

Timber: Its Nature and Behaviour, Second Edition : Its Nature and Behavior

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Timber: Its Nature and Behaviour adopts a materials science approach to timber, and comprehensively examines the relationship between the performance of timber and its structure.
This book explains a wide range of timbers physical and mechanical behaviour (including processing) in terms of its basic structure and its complex interaction with moisture. The performance of timber and panel products is also related to the levels set in new European specifications and with the associated methods of testing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 18mm | 459.99g
  • Spon Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 26 Tables, black and white
  • 0419235809
  • 9780419235804
  • 1,406,173

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1 - Structure of Timber. Chapter 2 - Appearance of Timber in Relation to its Structure. Chapter 3 - Mass Volume Relationships. Chapter 4 - Movement in Timber. Chapter 5 - Flow in Timber. Chapter 6 - Deformation Under Load. Chapter 7 - Strength and Failure in Timber. Chapter 8 - Durability of Timber. Chapter 9 - Processing of Timber. Index.
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Review quote

"This edition marks a major revision of the text, which explores the material and physical properties of a material so ubiquitious that it is often taken for granted by materials science researchers. Dinwoodie demonstrates the unique and often curious behaviours of this material and purs particular emphasis on the relationship between timber's structure and performance. Chapters cover structure, appearance, movement, flow, and deformations in timber along with numerous other topics. Materials Evaluation, August 2001, Volume 59 Number 8.."
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About Dr. J. M. Dinwoodie

John M. Dinwoodie carried out research for the UK Building Research Establishment for 35 years, focusing on timber and wood-based panels with a special interest in their rhetological behaviour. Since his retirement from the BRE he has been employed as a consultant to represent the UK in the preparation of European standards for wood-based panels. He was awarded an OBE in 1994, and appointed Honorary Professor in the Department of Forest Sciences, University of Wales Bangor.
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