We determined the effects of adhesive type and loose tenon dimensions (length and thickness) on bending strength of T-shaped mortise and loose-tenon joints. Polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and two-component polyurethane (PU) adhesives were used to construct joint specimens. The bending moment capacity of joints increased significantly with increased length and thickness of the loose tenon. Bending moment capacity of joints constructed with PU adhesive was approximately 13% higher than for joints constructed with PVAc adhesive. We developed a predictive equation as a function of adhesive type and loose tenon dimensions to estimate the strength of the joints constructed of oriental beech (Fagus orientalis L.) under uniaxial bending load. © 2014 Northeast Forestry University and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
|Julkaisu||JOURNAL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH|
|DOI - pysyväislinkit|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 2014|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu|