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Review of Existing Methods for Evaluating Adhesive Bonds in Timber Products

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Shirmohammadi, M. and Leggate, W. (2021) Review of Existing Methods for Evaluating Adhesive Bonds in Timber Products. IntechOpen, 30 pages. ISBN 1839627727


Article Link: https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/77899


Gluing is an integral part of the majority of production processes in the timber industry. The effectiveness of adhesive application, glue bond development and glue penetration into the wood structure is becoming more and more important as more structural glued timber products are used in construction and other applications. The continued increase in utilisation of mass timber products (MTPs) such as CLT, glulam and LVL in tall timber buildings requires an accurate and in-depth understanding of adhesive roles and their performance effectiveness during the life span of any of those products in relation to the type of loading applied, environmental effects (e.g. RH and temperature) and in-service condition of elements (e.g. exposure to major wet events and degradation from decay). This review aims to provide a comprehensive summary of existing imaging and other visualisation methods used to assess the glue line properties and examine the performance of glue lines in relation to factors such as species, product type and environmental conditions during manufacture and in-service life.

Item Type:Book
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:glue line thickness glue penetration adhesion timber species image analysis SEM light microscopy μCT contrast agent chemical imaging
Subjects:Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Forestry > Forestry machinery and engineering
Forestry > Exploitation and utilization
Live Archive:10 Aug 2021 02:13
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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