Preliminary report on: static load response characteristics of particleboard sheathed C-lintels incorporated in external dwelling walls to Australian Particleboard Research Institute
reportposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by C McDowall
"This test describes the static test procedure followed to investigate the load response characteristics of six (6) timber framed, particleboard sheathed C - lintels. The timber framing consisted of 90 x 45 mm x F8 Radiata pine plates and studs. The sheathing was 6 mm thick HMR particleboard wall bracing. Interconnection of sheathing to framing was effected by hand driven 2.8 mm diameter x 40 mm long galvanised clouts. All lintels were 300 mm deep, spanned 2400 mm and were supported on 300 mm widths of wall. Truss/rafter centres were taken as 900 mm for two tests and 600 mm for the remaining four tests."--p. (ii).