Minimum Strength and Stiffness Necessary for Wooden Floors in Houses

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Boyd, J.D.


1964


Report


32 p.


Factors influencing the satisfactory performance of wooden flooring in houses are discussed, including the variability of its strength and the probabilities associated with the loads that may be applied. Thus the necessary load-bearing capacity is determined, and from an examination of data on the ultimate strength of flooring materials, it is possible to indicate those with adequate strength. An alternative test made by applying a fixed proof load to the flooring is shown to be unsatisfactory. The assessment of the comfort of a floor, through the measurement of its stiffness, is also considered. A proposed specification for testing and assessing the adequacy of flooring is detailed in an Appendix.


CSIRO


Melbourne


CSIRO. Division of Forest Products; Division of Forest Products Technological Paper; Forestry and Forest Products


https://doi.org/10.25919/5f85eb48d406b


This report has been placed on the CSIRO repository and may be made available to persons outside of CSIRO for non commercial purposes, in its entirety and without deletion of disclaimers and copyright information.


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Division of Forest Products Technological Paper


no. 34


English


legacy:3737


Boyd, J.D. Minimum Strength and Stiffness Necessary for Wooden Floors in Houses . Melbourne: CSIRO; 1964. https://doi.org/10.25919/5f85eb48d406b



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