Wood Science and Technology

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 179–182

Measurements of compression creep of wood at humidity changes

  • Z. P. Bažant
  • S. Meiri
Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/BF00353079

Cite this article as:
Bažant, Z.P. & Meiri, S. Wood Sci. Technol. (1985) 19: 179. doi:10.1007/BF00353079


Uniaxial compression creep tests of tubular spruce specimens loaded in uniaxial compression are reported. The relative humidity in the interior of the tube is varied in a controlled manner. The results indicate that creep is greatly increased in magnitude by simultaneous humidity changes of either sign.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. P. Bažant
    • 1
  • S. Meiri
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Concrete and GeomaterialsNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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