THE EFFECTS OF SOME FACTORS ON THE IMPACT BENDING STRENGTH OF LAMINATED VENEER LUMBER

Bekir Cihad Bal, İbrahim Bektaş

Abstract


In this study, the impact bending strengths and specific impact bending strengths were determined for solid wood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) produced from eucalyptus (Eucalyptus grandis W. Hill ex Maiden), poplar (Populus x euramericana I-214), and beech (Fagus orientalis L.) woods using urea formaldehyde (UF), melamine urea formaldehyde (MUF), and phenol formaldehyde (PF) adhesives. The tests were conducted in the flatwise and edgewise directions. In addition, specific impact bending strengths were calculated. Three-way ANOVA test results indicated that the effects of the species of tree and the direction of the load on the impact bending and specific impact bending were statistically significant. The type of adhesive was found to be insignificant. In addition, the results showed that impact bending strengths of solid beech and eucalyptus woods were greater than those of LVLs made of beech and eucalyptus, and no statistical differences were determined between solid poplar wood and LVL made of poplar.

Keywords


LVL; Laminated veneer lumber; Impact bending; Specific impact bending

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