Dowel Bearing Strength


Yellow Poplar t.GIF (852 bytes)

LVL t.GIF (852 bytes)

5% D Offset Load = 2372 lbs.

5% D Offset Load = 2975 lbs.



Click on the graph to view the load vs. deflection graph of both specimens.     chart.GIF (3990 bytes)


* Note:  Actual test times were ~ 10 minutes.

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