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Title: Engineering performance characteristics of hardwood cross-laminated timber

Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4714-034. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.

Author(s)Xie, Xinfeng; Wang, Xiping

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: The hardwood industry in the Great Lakes region faces tremendous economic and competitive pressures that demand companies to focus on developing innovative and value-added products from undervalued hardwood materials (Fig. 1). Particularly in Michigan, there is an abundant supply of hardwood resource and there have not been many new applications for the low grades of hardwood materials (Ross and Erickson 2005). This project addresses the issues that are important to local sawmills and wood products manufacturers in reducing material waste and increasing profitability. It is also important to the economic growth and development in the region. The use of low-grade and undervalued hardwood materials in engineered wood products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) will create new opportunities for many hardwood companies in the region. The technical information gained through this project will facilitate the development of new hardwood CLT products using local hardwood species.

Keywords: Engineering performance; hardwood cross laminated timber; allowable properties; knot properties

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 764 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/22/2018
RITS Product ID: 90225
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wang, Xiping
Research Forest Products Technologist

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