The compressive properties of wood can be determined using a range of specialized fixtures. Each device has been designed to meet a particular standard.
Principle Of Operation
Compression test fixtures are designed to provide high stiffness, accurate deformation measurement and axial loading.
The hardness test fixture uses a compressive ball-penetration technique to measure the force at a defined penetration depth.
- Compressive and hardness properties of wood and timber products
UnitsUS Customary SI (Metric)
|Item Name||Capacity||Specimen Length||Cat #|
|Hardness Fixture for Wood or Fibreboard||100 kN 22,500 lbf||150 mm 6 in||S1-11892-2|
|Wood Test Fixture. Compression parallel to grain||200 mm 8 in||S1-11858-1|
|Wood Test Fixture. Compression perpendicular to grain||25 kN 5625 lbf||150 mm 6 in||S1-11683|