Allowable Compressive Design Stresses For Pressure-Treated Round Timber Foundation Piling - Presented Before The American Wood-Preservers' Association Reno, Nevada, May 1985

Graham, James S.
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 16
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1986
Research at the University of Colorado on southern pine and Douglas-fir piling has determined that the existing building code design stress values of 1200 psi and 1250 psi, as determined by ASTM D-2899, are substantiated; but testing procedures should be revised. All full size piling tests should be standardized at 1/d ratios of 2:1, or confined tests performed. Also, it has been determined that theoretical design values for timber piling should not be based on the lumber criteria of D-245 and D-2555, but instead should follow the pattern set by engineers in the utility industry for timber poles, in accordance with ANSI 05.1.
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