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Title: Wood Handbook, Chapter 12: Mechanical Properties of Wood-Based Composite Materials

Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 12-1 - 12-12. Chapter 12.

Author(s)Cai, Zhiyong; Ross, Robert J.;

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

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Category: General Technical Reports
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-1A  FPL-4714-MA

Abstract: The term composite is used to describe any wood material bonded together with adhesives. The current product mix ranges from fiberboard to laminated beams and components. In this chapter, wood-based composite materials are classified into the following categories: panel products (plywood, oriented strandboard (OSB), particleboard, fiberboard, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), hardboard); structural timber products (glued-laminated timber (glulam), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), laminated strand lumber, parallel strand lumber); and wood-nonwood composites (wood fiber-thermoplastics, inorganic-bonded composites).

Keywords: Composite materials, mechanical properties, wood-plastic composites, thermoplastic composites, particle board, panels, plywood, fiberboard, hardboard, laminated wood, standards, performance standards, elasticity, modulus of elasticity, adhesives, glue, elastic properties, testing, strength, composite wood, wood-plastic materials, oriented strandboard, OSB, glulam timbers

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

Date posted: 06/21/2010

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RITS Product ID: 36168
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Cai, Zhiyong
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer
Ross, Robert J.
Supervisory Research Gen. Engineer
 

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