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Development Of An Automated Wood Welding Process

Friction welding of wood is an active field of research and would seem to be a potential joining technology in wood industries in the near future. Despite numerous scientific publications in this field, automated industrial applications of this...

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Ultrasonic Inspection Of A Glued Laminated Timber...

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) set up a validation test to compare the effectiveness of various nondestructive inspection techniques for detecting artificial defects in glulam members. The validation test consisted of a glulam beam...

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A Profile Of Wood Use In Nonresidential Building...

This report presents estimates of the amounts of lumber, glued-laminated lumber, trusses, plywood, particleboard, hardboard, and wood shingles used in new nonresidential building construction in the United States. Use of wood products is shown for...

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Economic Feasibility Of Products From Inland West...

A large part of the forests located in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. West (inland West) is characterized by densely packed, small-diameter stands. The purpose of this study was to examine the economic feasibility of using small-diameter...

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Glued Structural Members

Glued structural members are manufactured in a variety of configurations. Structural composite lumber (SCL) products consist of small pieces of wood glued together into sizes common for solid-sawn lumber. Glued-laminated timber (glulam) is an...

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Effectiveness Of Several NDE Technologies In Detecting...

Several nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies were studied to determine their efficacy as scanning devices to detect internal moisture and artificial decay pockets. Large bridge-sized test specimens, including sawn timber and glued-laminated...

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Wood Based Composite Materials: Panel Products,...

The term composite is being used in this chapter to describe any wood material adhesively bonded together. Wood-based composites encompass a range of products, from fiberboard to laminated beams. Wood-based composites are used for a number of...

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Using Low-Grade Hardwoods For CLT Production: A Yield...

Low-grade hardwood logs are the by-product of logging operations and, more frequently today, urban tree removals. The market prices for these logs is low, as is the value recovered from their logs when producing traditional forest products such as...

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Mass Timber Research Workshop 2015

This report summarizes the proceedings, including key points and identified research needs, that evolved from the Mass Timber Research Workshop, which was held at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), November 3–4, 2015. The purpose of the...

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Evaluating Decay Resistance Of Mass Timber

[Research In Progress] Mass timber, which includes cross-laminated timber (CLT), has begun to see use in the mid-rise and tall building construction market in parts of Canada and the northwestern United States. In the past few years, manufacturers...