Mechanical Properties of Wood

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Course description

In Mechanical Properties of Wood , you'll learn ...

  • How to determine the twelve constants needed to describe the elastic behavior of wood
  • The mechanical properties of wood most commonly measured as strength properties for design
  • The importance of various natural characteristics for assessing the properties and performance of wood products
  • The influence of manufacturing environments on the mechanical properties of wood


Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 71 pages

A basic understanding of the mechanical properties of wood is essential when utilizing this raw material for construction purposes. The main properties of wood discussed in this course are its elastic, strength, and vibration characteristics-that is, the mechanical properties that concern the relation of wood material to stresses and strains. In addition, it discusses various factors affecting the mechanical properties of wood, including the species of wood, slope of the grain, moisture content, loading rate, and the size and location of natural characteristics such as knots and growth rings.

In short, this course provides the student with a fundamental understanding of the different properties of wood, along with an understanding of how natural defects and manufacturing environments can affect the performance of wood.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Elastic properties of wood: Modulus of elasticity, Modulus of rigidity, Poisson's ratio
  • Strength properties of wood, both common and less common properties
  • Vibration properties of wood, including speed of sound and internal friction
  • Natural characteristics affecting mechanical properties of wood such as Specific gravity, Knots, Slope of grain, Annual ring orientation, Reaction wood, Juvenile wood, Compression failures, Pitch pockets, Bird peck, Extractives, and Properties of timber from dead trees
  • Effects of manufacturing and service environments


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