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
 

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

View PDF (873 KB bytes)

Title: Determining tensile properties of sweetgum veneer flakes

Author: Price, Eddie W.;

Date: 1976

Source: Forest Products Journal, VOl. 26(10: 50-53

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Rotary-cut sweetgum veneer flakes measuring 3 inches along the grain, 3/8 inch wide, and 0.015 inch thick, were stressed in tension parallel to the grain at gage lengths from 0.50 to 1.25 inches for unpressed control and at 0.75 inch gage length for flakes pressed in a flakeboard mat. The control fkaes had an average tensile strength of 9,400 psi for the smaller gage length classes, 8,000 psi for the upper range of gage lengths, and moduli averaging from 460,000 psi to 675,000 psi. Platen pressure with heat increased core flake density by 6.3 percent and face flake density by 13.9 percent above that of untreated control flakes. Core flakes, which had an average Mc of 6.3 percent, decreased 6.5 percent and 7.25 percent in tensile strength and modulus, respectively. Face flakes, which had an average MC of 5.5 percent, had 7.6 percent greater tensile strength and 9.8 percent greater modulus than unpressed control. Unpressed control flakes had an average MC of 6.5 percent.

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.
  • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)

XML: View XML

Citation:


Price, Eddie W. 1976. Determining tensile properties of sweetgum veneer flakes. Forest Products Journal, VOl. 26(10: 50-53

 


 [ 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.