Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

GeoTreesearch


Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

(113 KB bytes)

Title: Tensile and dimensional properties of wood strands made from plantation southern pine lumber

Author: Wu, Qinglin; Cai, Zhiyong; Lee, Jong N.

Date: 2005

Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 55, no. 2 (2005): p. 87-92.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Working stresses and performance of strand composite lumber largely depend upon the properties of each individual strand. Southern pine strands from plantation lumber grown in southern Louisiana were investigated in this study in order to understand strand behaviors. The effects of hot-pressing and resin application on tensile modulus, strength, and dimensional expansions (in three directions) were discussed. The mechanical properties of the untreated control strands were similar to those of solid wood products, while their dimensional expansions were larger than the reported values for solid wood. Hot-pressing and resin application had a significant impact on strand performances. Strands located in face layers of the mat were even more sensitive to hot-pressing and resin usage than strands in the core layer, and their strength and modulus increased significantly due to initial high press temperature and pressure applied to them.

Keywords: Southern pine, lumber, tensile properties, dimensional properties, wood strands

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Wu, Qinglin; Cai, Zhiyong; Lee, Jong N. 2005. Tensile and dimensional properties of wood strands made from plantation southern pine lumber. Forest products journal. Vol. 55, no. 2 (2005): p. 87-92.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.