A Method For Cleavage Fracture Testing Of Hardwood Laminated Veneer Lumber

Mathieu, K., Carrick, J. and Marosszeky, M. (2004). A Method For Cleavage Fracture Testing Of Hardwood Laminated Veneer Lumber. In: Atrens, A., Boland, J. N., Clegg, R. and Griffiths, J. R. Structural Integrity and Fracture International Conference (SIF'04), Brisbane, Australia, (257-263). 26-29 September 2004.

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Author Mathieu, K.
Carrick, J.
Marosszeky, M.
Title of paper A Method For Cleavage Fracture Testing Of Hardwood Laminated Veneer Lumber
Conference name Structural Integrity and Fracture International Conference (SIF'04)
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 26-29 September 2004
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Atrens, A.
Boland, J. N.
Clegg, R.
Griffiths, J. R.
Start page 257
End page 263
Abstract/Summary Blackbutt (Eucalyptus Pilularis) is a common plantation hardwood in New South Wales which is highly regarded for its strength and durability but is difficult to laminate. A method was developed to test Blackbutt Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) glue-lines for mode I fracture toughness - comparisons were made to similar work in the USA and Australia. The cleavage test method is demonstrated to be more suitable for assessing LVL bond quality than the currently-used Australian Standard chisel test. The test shows that Blackbutt veneer is capable of being glued for application as a durable structural material.
Subjects 291405 Timber
Keyword cleavage fracture
laminated veneer lumber
LVL
blackbutt
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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