Performance valuation of a wood treatment for connections with dowel-type bolts

Authors: Segovia Abanto, FranzBlanchet, PierreJiloul, Abdessamad
Abstract: Recent studies have shown the advantage of wood impregnation on increasing the dowel-bearing strength of black spruce wood by almost 50%. The aim of the present study was to improve the mechanical performance of a dowel-type connection through an impregnation method for black spruce wood. The results showed that wood treatments improved the mechanical performance of dowel-type connections. The dowel-bearing strength increased up to 25%, while the stiffness increased up to 52%. The increase obtained was lower in comparison with the previous studies, however. A lower polymer quantity, resulted in a shorter vacuum time, and a lower temperature polymerization used in wood treatment brought the process closer to an industrial application.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 21 March 2022
Open Access Date: 13 May 2022
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: BioResources, 17(2), 2598-2614 (2022)
North Carolina State University. Department of Wood and Paper Science
Alternative version: 10.15376/biores.17.2.2598-2614
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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