Shear Bond Strength of Two-Layered Hardwood Strips Bonded with Polyvinyl Acetate and Polyurethane Adhesives

Miroslav Gašparík, Milan Gaff, Daniel Ruman, Vladimír Záborský, Václava Kašičková, Adam Sikora, Václav Štícha


This article deals with the effects of various parameters on the shear bond strength (SBS) of glued wood. A four-factor analysis showed that the combination of only non-densified wood pieces achieves higher shear bond strength values than densified ones. In this case, only the piece combination was a significant factor. The other factors (glue type, wood species, and number of loading cycles) had no significant effect. Although the differences were not large, a higher SBS was achieved in beech wood glued with polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) glue. Glued wood consisting of the combination of densified and non-densified pieces had slightly lower SBS values. In this case, all the factors were statistically significant. Beech wood had a more significant impact on the SBS than aspen wood. The effect of the type of glue showed an opposite trend than that in the previous variant, i.e., a higher SBS was achieved with polyurethane (PUR) glue. Wood subjected to cyclic loading had slightly higher SBS values than non-cyclically loaded wood. The degree of densification had no significant effect. Glued wood composed entirely of densified pieces showed greater SBS variation between versions.


Shear bond strength; Beech; Aspen; Densification; PVAc; PUR; Cyclic loading

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