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Preliminary evaluation of laminated veneer lumber bonded with expanded polystyrene
- Del Menezzi, C. H. S., Nakamura, A., Queiroz, F., Couto, M.
- European journal of wood and wood products 2016 v.74 no.5 pp. 759-761
- laminated veneer lumber, mechanical properties, polystyrenes, resins
- The objective of this paper was to preliminarily evaluate the feasibility and mechanical properties of a laminated veneer lumber (LVL) bonded with expanded polystyrene (EPS). Five compositions were tested with varying amount of EPS (96, 192 and 288 g/m²) and number of veneers (3 and 5). The results showed that proposed LVL-EPS presented suitable mechanical properties in comparison to those made using thermosetting resins. Increasing amount of EPS reduced density and mechanical properties.