Shear Testing

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