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ASTM D7381-07(2021)e1

Standard Practice for Establishing Allowable Stresses for Round Timbers for Piles from Tests of Full-Size Material

1.1This practice contains procedures for establishing allowable compression parallel to grain and bending stresses for round timbers used for piling, based on results from full-size tests.

Note 1:Allowable stresses for compression perpendicular to grain and shear properties are established in accordance with the provisions of Practice D2899.

1.2Stresses established under this practice are applicable to piles conforming to the size, quality, straightness, spiral grain, knot, shake and split provisions of Specification D25.

1.3A commentary on the practice is available from ASTM International.

1.4The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.5This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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