Wood Lexicon Betterwood Technical terms

flexural strength

Bending stress (N/mm2) leading to fracture of a bar. The flexural strengths given in the series of data sheets represent mean values ​​that were determined on flawless sticks oriented in the direction of the fibers with a wood moisture content of around 12%. In the past, the term kp/cm2 was used for this (1 N/mm2 = 10 kp/cm2).