Determination of the Modulus of Elasticity of Wooden Construction Elements Reinforced with Fiberglass Wire Mesh and Aluminum Wire Mesh

Abdullah Togay, Nihat Döngel, Cevdet Söğütlü, Emre Ergin, Murat Uzel, Serkan Güneş

Abstract


Laminated composite wooden construction elements were produced with 7 layers of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). Fiberglass wire mesh and aluminum wire mesh, which were used as reinforcement materials, were pressed with polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and polyurethane-type adhesives between each Scots pine layer. The highest bonding strength values were obtained from laminated control specimens produced with polyurethane adhesive without using support materials (4.98 N/mm2) and laminated control specimens made with polyurethane adhesive without using support materials (4.39 N/mm2), respectively. The modulus of elasticity in bending perpendicular to the glue line values of all the specimens except the laminated control specimens produced with polyurethane adhesive without using support materials (14800 N/mm2) were lower than solid wood (6720 N/mm2). In contrast, in the experiments for the modulus of elasticity parallel to the glue line, the variables (adhesive, intermediary layer materials) used for all experiments and specimens were effective factors. Although the modulus of elasticity in bending parallel to the glue line values of all samples were higher than solid wood (6720 N/mm2), the maximum value was obtained in the laminated control specimens produced with polyurethane adhesive without using support materials (17800 N/mm2).

Keywords


Wooden material; Composite; Reinforcement; Bonding

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