ASTM D 143-09 Standard Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber (UM Link)
Shear Parallel To Grain (Section 14)
You will be given a specimen that was tested in the apparatus shown below. If the maximum load was 2785 pounds, determine the shear strength of the wood.
Design cross sectional area: _____________ sq. in
Actual cross sectional area: _____________ sq. in
Shear strength: ______________ psi
Shear strength: ______________ MPa