ASTM D1037 – 12 : Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
These test methods cover small-specimen tests for wood-base fiber and particle panel materials that are made to provide:
Data for comparing the mechanical and physical properties of various materials,
Data for determining the influence on the basic properties of such factors as raw material and processing variables, post-treatments of panels, and environmental influences, and
Data for manufacturing control, product research and development, and specification acceptance.
Not all the tests outlined in these test methods may be necessary to evaluate any particular panel for any specified use. In each instance, therefore, it will be necessary to determine which tests shall be made.
General Test Methods for Evaluating the Basic Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials. These test methods cover the determination of the properties of wood-base fiber and particle panel materials that are produced as mat-formed panels such as particleboard, medium-density fiberboard, hardboard, and oriented strand board.
Section Significance and Use 3 Apparatus 4 Test Specimens 5 Moisture Content and Conditioning Requirements 6 Accelerated Aging 7 Size, Physical Properties and Appearance of Panels 8 Static Bending 9 Tension Parallel to Surface 10 Tension Perpendicular to Surface 11 Compression Parallel to Surface 12 Fastener Holding Tests: Lateral Nail Resistance 13 Nail Withdrawal 14 Nail-Head Pull-Through 15 Direct Screw Withdrawal 16 Hardness 17 Hardness Modulus 18 Shear in the Plane of the Panel 19 Glue-Line Shear (Block Type) 20 Falling Ball Impact 21 Abrasion Resistance by the U.S. Navy Wear Tester 22 Moisture Tests: Water Absorption and Thickness Swelling 23 Linear Expansion with Change in Moisture Content 24 Cupping and Twisting 25 Interlaminar Shear 26 Edgewise Shear 27 Compression-Shear
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