Dynamic Young’s Modulus of Scarf- and Finger-Jointed Beams using Longitudinal Vibration Method

Ali Yavari, Amirhooman Hemmasi, Mehran Roohnia, Róbert Marušák


The elastic properties of oak wood (solid wood, scarf-jointed beams, and finger-jointed beams) and two different, independently applied adhesives (polyvinyl acetate and isocyanate) were investigated. Using a longitudinal vibration technique and comparing the elastic modulus of the solid wood and jointed beams, it was revealed that longer fingers (10 mm) in the finger joints and larger angle joints (70° and 75°) in the scarf-jointed beams enhanced the elastic properties of the beams. Based on these findings, it was concluded that these configurations result in elastic properties that are most similar to those of solid wood. The application of polyvinyl acetate rather than isocyanate significantly (P < 0.05) improved the elastic properties of the joints (both scarf- and finger-jointed beams).


Modulus of elasticity; Scarf joint; Finger joint; Longitudinal vibration; Polyvinyl acetate; Isocyanate

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