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Mechanical potential of eco-OSB produced from durable and nondurable species and natural resins

Arnould O., Stürzenbecher R., Bardet S., Hofstetter K., Guibal D., Amusant N., Pizzi A.. 2010. Holzforschung, 64 (6) : p. 791-798.

DOI: 10.1515/HF.2010.116

Oriented strand board (OSB) panels were manufactured with different mixtures of pine and cypress heartwood and resins based on lignin or tannin to develop an eco-friendly wood composite with a natural durability against termite and fungi. Some physical properties and the major elastic moduli of bulk wood as well as of the manufactured panels were determined using different measurement techniques. In addition, a micromechanical model was adapted and validated with the experimental results. The good agreement obtained between the experimental data and model predictions indicates the proper assessment of the most influential parameters, such as raw material and adhesive properties, strand orientation, layer assembly and density profile. A parameter study, enlightening the effect of strand orientation on several elastic constants, enlarges the scope of experiments. We conclude with an optimal combination of resin and wood species mixture resulting in the best performance from a biological and mechanical standpoint.

Mots-clés : pinus; cupressus

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