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Title: Bonding mixed species for advanced biomaterials

Source: fplrip-4719-037-MTU-Wang-Xie

Author(s)Wang, Xiping; Xie, Xinfeng

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Interest in hardwood species for advanced structural materials has grown in the United States and globally because of an anticipated increase in hardwood timber resources in the near future. Hardwoods are known for better strength properties associated with their relatively higher mean density values compared with most softwood species. Therefore, incorporation of hardwood species with higher mechanical properties for structure reinforcement, where locally or globally high-strength performance is required, has been considered for solid wood-based structural products, such as glulam and cross-laminated timber (CLT). To ensure material integrity for mixed-species structural products, bonding properties, including strength and durability, must be studied. However, due to the complexity of hardwood anatomic features and surface chemistry, bonding properties of hardwoods are more complicated than those of softwoods. In this study, we will investigate adhesive bonding properties of several common hardwood and softwood species from forest lands in the Great Lakes states, where many hardwood species have been undervalued.

Keywords: Mixed species; hardwood; cross laminated timber; bonding properties

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 607 kb(s)

Date posted: 08/01/2017
RITS Product ID: 85213
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wang, Xiping
Research Forest Products Technologist

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