TITLE

Properties of Bamboo-Wood Hybrid Glulam Beams

AUTHOR(S)
Sinha, Arijit; Clauson, Milo
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Forest Products Journal;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 62 Issue 7/8, p541
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Bending and shear characteristics of bamboo-wood hybrid glulam (BWHG) beams were investigated to evaluate the possibility of using laminated bamboo lumber (LBL) as a lamstock for glulam beams in structural application. Moreover, two different resin types were also evaluated for bamboo-wood bond strength. Isocyanate-based resin performed better in terms of bond performance and resulted in higher bending strength and comparable stiffness to that of phenol-resorcinolformaldehyde resin. The BWHGs performed better than the reported values on Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) glulam beams. Initial results indicate there is potential for LBL to be used as lamstock for glulam beams, which should be investigated further.
ACCESSION #
89512986

 

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