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Title: Fracture of adhesive-bonded wood joints

Source: In: Pizzi, A.; Mittal, K.L., eds. Handbook of adhesive technology, second edition, revised and expanded. New York, NY: CRC Press: 325-350. Chapter 15.

Author(s): River, Bryan H.

Publication Year: 2003  View PDF »

Category: Book Chapter

Abstract: Adhesives are arguably the most important fastening system used with forest products. Large volumes of adhesives are used successfully in wood-, particle-, and fiber-based industries. In fact, large and important industries such as panel products would not exist without adhesives. However, the sometimes unpredictable and misunderstood behavior of wood-adhesive joints, particularly fracture, is a major constraint to improving the performance of existing products and the development of new wood-adhesive marriages. In this chapter I briefly examine current understanding of fracture mechanisms in woodadhesive joints. The discussion is limited to joints bonded with those adhesives having sufficient strength and rigidity to cause fracture in the wood adherents. Primarily, these are the rigid, thermosetting adhesives such as phenol and urea-formaldehyde, nonrigid epoxy and thermosetting polyvinyl acetate) adhesives, and some thermoplastic types such as poly(vinyl acetate).

Keywords: Wood adhesives; crack propagation; fracture toughness

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 1,024 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/29/2018
RITS Product ID: 89851

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