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Evaluation of the Uniformity of Density and Mechanical Properties of Bamboo-Bundle Laminated Veneer Lumber (BLVL)

Articles

Journal/Conference:

BIORESOURCES

Language:

English

Author:

Deng Jianchao; Zhang Dan; Zhao Qingchao; Cai Liping; Shi Sheldon Q.

Experts:

Chen Fuming; Wang Ge

Year:

2014

Volume:

9

Issue:

1

Pages:

554-565

Keywords:

Bamboo bundle laminated veneer lumber; Density uniformity; Vertical density profile; Stability of mechanical properties; Coefficient of variation

The objective of this study was to evaluate the uniformity of density distribution for Bamboo-bundle Laminated Veneer Lumber (BLVL) and its relationship to the stability of mechanical performance. A novel assembly style called one-piece veneer formation technology was developed to enhance the density uniformity, and four different density levels for BLVL were examined by X-ray scanning. The results indicated that the homogeneity of density, the stability of mechanical performance, and the mechanical properties for BLVL could be effectively improved by assembling the bamboo bundles into layers and then combining the layers to make the lumber. The density uniformity in width and thickness directions increased with increasing target density. A negatively linear correlation between density and Coefficient of Variation (COV) of MOR and shearing strength was observed. Partial correlation analysis revealed that when controlling for the variability of density, the linear relationship between density and the COV of MOR became insignificant, and the degree of linear correlation between density and the COV of shearing strength decreased.