Preparation and Performance Evaluation of Bamboo Lumber Prepared by Assembly and Glue-Curing of Naturally Arc-Shaped Segments with Finger Joints

Jianbo Zhou, Lisheng Chen, Wansi Fu, Zhongjia Chen, Zhangrong Zhao, Wanli Cheng, Zhankuan Zhang

Abstract


Using bamboo to replace wood has great significance for the protection of forests. This work presents the concept of the reorganization of arc bamboo sheet to produce recombined arc-segment bamboo lumber (RABL). Several key preparation technology parameters were investigated. Results showed that when the phenol resin (PF) double-sided adhesive quantity was 250 g/m2, unit pressure was 2.0 MPa, screen voltage was 4200 V, screen current was 1.5 A, and hot pressing time was 30 s/mm, the modulus of rupture (MOR) of the RABL was 105 MPa and the modulus of elasticity (MOE) was 5000 MPa. These parameters mean that RABL could be used as the structural material for load-bearing situations. If ignoring the machining allowance, the bamboo utilization rate of the RABL was 1.72 times that of the rectangular element recombinant bamboo and the adhesive level of the RABL was 0.6 times that of the rectangular element recombinant bamboo. When considering the machining allowance, the bamboo utilization rate of the RABL was 1.8 times that of the rectangular element recombinant bamboo, and the adhesive volume of the RABL was 0.56 times that of the rectangular element recombinant bamboo, so RABL has obvious advantages.

Keywords


Recombined arc-segment bamboo lumber; Preparation; Utilization rate; Adhesive volume; Rectangular element recombinant bamboo

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